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About Chefs Club

Chefs Club is an innovative restaurant that features renowned and up-and-coming chefs - giving them a platform to showcase their creativity for extended periods of time. On any given day, the chef-in-residence can be seen working in full view of the guests, in our Rockwell-designed open kitchen.

We are currently featuring a menu from Chef JJ Johnson, our very first chef-in-residence. From now until December 31st, he will take over the space and the menu, showcasing dishes from his forthcoming "Afro-Asian" concept. Note: his will be the only menu available at that time!

Join us on New Year's Eve! We will offer two menus of Chef-in-Residence JJ's favorite Afro-Asian menu items: "99 Problems," 3-courses for $99 per person, and "I Got 5 On It," everything on the menu for $555 (for parties 7+). Reservations after 8:45pm includes a Champagne toast, live DJ and party favors.

275 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:30pm


Friday - Saturday 5:30pm-11:30pm


Sunday: CLOSED
Christmas: CLOSED

Please note! We are currently featuring a menu from Chef JJ Johnson, our very first chef-in-residence. From now until December 31st, he will take over the space and the menu, showcasing dishes from his forthcoming "Afro-Asian" concept. Note: his will be the only menu available at that time!

Join us on New Year's Eve! We will offer two menus of Chef-in-Residence JJ's favorite Afro-Asian menu items: "99 Problems," 3-courses for $99 per person, and "I Got 5 On It," everything on the menu for $555 (for parties 7+). Reservations after 8:45pm includes a Champagne toast, live DJ and party favors.

Cross Street:
Jersey Street & Houston Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 941-1100

Website:
http://www.chefsclub.com/

Parking Details:
Parking: Mulberry Street Garage
298 Mulberry St (Guests should drive straight down Mulberry St. and the garage should be right before Bleecker St.)

Public Transit:
B,D, F, M, 6

Executive Chef:
Chris Szyka

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For information on our special events, please visit http://www.chefsclub.com/upcoming-events/studio-events/

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us on NYE! We will offer two menus of Chef-in-Residence JJ's favorite Afro-Asian menu items: "99 Problems," 3-courses for $99 per person, and "I Got 5 On It," everything on the menu for $555 (for parties 7+). Reservations after 8:45pm includes a Champagne toast, live DJ and party favors.

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Chefs Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Special Occasion (20)
Hot Spot (17)
Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Casual (10)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Chef JJ put out some really delicious food and was a gracious host. Great evening!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Interesting food, but too noisy.

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·Dined 6 days ago

bel endroit, cuisine twister agréable, bonne musique adaptée a l'assiette !!!ambiance trés americaine

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great vibe here! Amazing food and cocktails! Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and ambiance were equally good. Chef JJ did a great job on the menu. We tired about 7 items from the menu and they were all delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The most innovative cuisine I’ve eaten in a long time. Guest chef in residence JJ Johnson has fused African flavors with Asian flavors to create a unique menu that shines. Some of the best food in Manhattan!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a great mean there - awesome concept, the spaces hosts different chefs from all over the country. Current resident Chef Jj’s Food is tasty and creative. He came out and hung out at the table with us for a while too! Great guy and amazing food, what’s not to like!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved it. We were lucky enough to sit at the Chef’s table and watch the action. JJ and his Team were charming. Loved the food, ambience and the music!! If you are in NYC you should go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Collard green salad was bland. I’ve had it before at Cecil’s we’re JJ used to chef and it was great. That’s why I ordered it at chefs club and not good. Enjoyed the Cornmeal- Sea Bass however my friend told waitress to elimate the peanuts however it was in the fish which she couldn’t eat. You gave us another fish but the crust / fish tasted different.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, but service was below expectation and the space is uninviting. The dining room is noisy and crowded. Service is awkward - since servers must constantly reach across the table - and a bit chaotic - twice we had to ask for wine to be poured. The restaurant either doesn't have a cloak room, or didn't offer it to us, so our coats hung on the back of our chairs and onto the floor. It was great to be able to eat JJ Johnson's food again; we look forward to his next kitchen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was great. Drinks were good. Service was mediocre to poor. Music was FAR too loud and strange - got better around 9p. Beautiful table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I discovered the Chefs Club while researching the reason for the menu change at The Cecil in Harlem. When I learned that Chef JJ Johnson had left The Cecil and was in residency at the Chefs Club, I immediately made a reservation! The servers were responsive. The cocktails were inventive and delicious, including my non-alcoholic Pear Spritz. From appetizers to entree, the meal - oxtail dumplings - collard green salad - bass for two - was glorious and satisfying. I look forward to the next visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

VEry interesting restaurant and ate at table just off kitchen. It was worth the experience but the food was so so. The whole fish was not well prepared. The dumplings were excellent. At 9:30 on a Saturday night, it was only about 40% full. I think that it is overrated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Chef JJ Johnson’s residency at Chef’s Club really is a treat! Loved every thing about our experience from start to finish. Great menu! Great cocktails! Great music! Service was a tad bit slow but we weren’t in rush so it worked out. Overall, A job well done all around!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

All excellent except for the music which was too loud

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had a great time here! We were seated right in front of the open kitchen which was awesome! Chef JJ Johnson did his thing. Food was great. Wanted everything on the menu. Friendly service. I will be back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. I highly recommend visiting while Chef JJ is there.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our bartender (Francis) was the only highlight of our experience. A true professional, in that she made great drinks and was very welcoming and gracious. As for the rest of the night: we were seated 40 mins after our reservation (hostesses never checked up with us at the bar with updates), waitress was extremely slow and disinterested. The food...tuna tartare was solid (though baby portions), beet salad was decent and the short rib for two was essentially 2 ribs over cooked with gristle and fat (for $85). Was looking forward to to it given that we were big fans of JJ’s when he was at the Cecil. Based on this experience, no need to return....however, thank you Francis for making it tolerable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was a really nice date that included both the chef and the general manager visiting our table to welcome us. The food and many layers and clearly told a story. The general manager was on the front line of serving and greeting and made diners feel like regulars.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I can't say enough about my experience at Chef's Club! The ambiance, the food--everything was a sheer delight!!! My daughter and I went on a recommendation from her surgeon (long story) and it did not disappoint!!! The location is ideal--close to public transportation. High end service with a cozy feel. Chef J.J. Johnson's cuisine was outstanding!! You have set the bar high!! A return visit is a necessity!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing food, great Chef ( Chef JJ ), and very welcoming staff! I would totally recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was great
Portions are small - would have appreciated some guidance in ordering from staff
Music was above a tolerable level to enjoy the food and conversation.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. I thought the portions were a bit small for the price, but overall very good experience.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Creative, good portions, comfortable setting, accomodative staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was very disappointed with the cornmeal crusted seabass. Decided to get it filleted in order to eliminate the hassle of removing the bones during the meal. What we ended up with was essentially a very expensive "fish and chips". It was fine, but rather disappointing as I've eaten at Chef's Club in the past and have had a wonderful experience. I suppose this particular chef's menu was just not my cuisine style.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always, a great place for dinner. Atmosphere is great and food is even better. One of our faves!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Let's start with the music (though a bit too loud at times). The playlist channeled some of Chef JJ's roots and made the experience all the more enjoyable. Food was thoughtfully created and delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Chef JJ at the Chef/‘s Club was such a refreshing experience. His take on dining from his days at The Cecil are showcased here in a new way. My friends and I️ thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Chef: JJ Johnson of Cecil's in Harlem. Lamb suya (satay) was well done. Should have used cubes for juicier taste. Roti , dumplings and sticky rice were very good. Entrees - jerk chicken and cod - were salty. Scallops were a tad overcooked and crispy pork was so salty it wasn't eaten. Tres leches chocolate cake consisted of tiny, tiny yellow cake squares with a milk chocolate sauce - simpler would have been better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Chef JJ did a great job with the food. We really enjoyed it. Our somelier was also very pleasant. Overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Chefs Club is really exciting because it always features different Chefs, and this month Chef JJ is bringing some fantastic flavors with his Afro-Asian menu, I mean everything from
the Lamb, dumplings and Roti apps to the Cod with crab or scallop entrees were fantastic. Others raved about the Jerk chicken and whole fish as well. The music was also a special treat, probably best playlist I’ve heard in a longtime (90’s hip hop and RB).

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The appetizers were the best part, while the entrees were far too salty, and didn't have sides to offset that, such as rice, etc.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We came here for a birthday dinner and enjoyed sitting in one of the semi-circular corner booths. The service was very attentive and the industrial chic design of the space is cool. The good and bad thing about Chef's Club is that there's always a new chef, so the food will be different each time. My table was mixed about the eclectic menu- some really liked it, others found it too "different". I would say the majority of us were satisfied with our dishes, although my fish was very salty and my husband wanted a chocolate dessert and there were none. I would check the menu online to see what the current offerings are, before you make a res. Anyway, we had a great time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing and the overall experience was good, except we were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time (and the reservation was for 9:15pm).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic! Everything from beginning to end. Food = 10. Service = 10. JJ is there thru 12/31. Don't miss him!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Big fans of Chef JJ and loved everything we ordered. Staff and service was excellent, especially considering the allergies and dietary restrictions in our group.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Got a chance to see Chef JJ for his October residency. Food was great, music was on point, and the wait staff was attentive. Noticed there was a back room for private events to seat 22 with a private chef. I look forward to planning my birthday dinner there. If you can request the table for 4-6 in front of the wood brick oven you get to see the chef's work their magic.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Chef JJ Johnson created a lovely menu and he was a very gracious host. The entire staff was great and I really enjoyed my view of the kitchen from the Chef's Table. Overall, I had a fantastic time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent option for special occasions and a great way to try foods from inventive chefs

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We ate here when JJ was the chef. The food was interesting and delicious. The music was perfect, un-intrusive 90's 00's hip hop. The space itself is really cool, all seats centered around the open kitchen. Make sure you take the time to speak with some of the chefs about the food being served that evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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