Permanently Closed - Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table

4.7
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$50 and over
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American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Günter Seeger NY is a Michelin Starred restaurant from Chef Günter Seeger, located in the West Village. The restaurant serves market driven, New American cuisine utilizing classic techniques.

Our Chef's Table is inspired by a Stammtisch and the traditions of the Black Forest. The communal table gives an unobstructed view into the kitchen and the chefs at work. A Ten to Twelve course menu at $198 per person is served, with the menu changing nightly. A wine pairing is also available.

Reservations can be made 30 days in advance online & 60 days in advance by phone. Please allow 3 to 3.5 hours to dine. Because of the nature of the Chef's Table, ability to accommodate dietary restrictions is very limited and need to be communicated in advance.

We look forward to welcoming you!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 6:45 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 657-0045
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Günter Seeger
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Cross street
Horatio
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Public transit
14th St and 8th ave
A, C, E and L trains
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
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AE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was well cooked but this place lacked the adventurous experimentation with food that you expect with this type of tasting menu. The flavours were normal and nothing really sparked that playfulness you hope to experience when paying this level of money. The highlights were the lobster and the caviar. The sommelier was insightful and the wine she helped us select was great. Overall this place is good, just not that memorable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Well done but forgettable. Uninspiring.

d
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! A gastronomic delight. The Chef runs a tight ship and nothing leaves the kitchen without his approval. Wonderful staff as well. Impeccable service.
Thank you for a most enjoyable dining experience!

WM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Chef and crew work like a well oiled machine. Although it appeared the chef demands a lot from the staff.

DF
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef's Table course with wine pairings and I have to say we had one of the best culinary experiences I can remember. Everything was impeccable: the food, the wine, the service, the ambiance and of course Chef Gunter himself. The various wait staff are buzzing around the periphery of the table, making sure that your experience is nothing less than superb and Chef, who is never far away in the kitchen right next to the table, checks with the table and finishes dishes in front of you with superb accouterments.

FO
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably beautiful restaurant with world class service. Chef Seeger never fails to amaze. Simply perfect food. Much better than most Michelin three stars in New York.
A treasure!

DN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's birthday. We were very well taken care of by everyone on the staff from the reservation, host, servers, cooks...top notch service without being pretentious. Sat at chefs table nearest to the (immaculate) kitchen. The chefs table is communal - so we met some new people that also live in the same neighborhood. Great laughs with new friends and figured out we knew some of the same great people. Small lovely world.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just outstanding dining experience. Michigan star that is totally worth it.

JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Professional service, beautiful room, exceptional dishes in the tasting menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. Does not deserve Michelin star.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, light and yet tasty. The wine pairing had variety, but someone who loves white wine will particularly enjoy this list. Obviously the meal was more on the formal side but everyone was very friendly. The communal chef's table is not too big and encourages socializing. We talked a lot about food, since that apparently is one shared interest if you are dining at the chef's table. Be prepared to be there for the whole night, it was like a 6:45 - 11pm+ dinner. The hours just flew by though as we had an awesome night with great food and wine, and a chance to meet new people.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant overall was wonderful. The food delicious and varied and eclectic. However, for what you pay and what you get I find it not worth the value.
I was at the Chef’s table for a special chef’s menu, seated with my husband and 6 strangers. I don’t mind communal sitting, but for a special meal of this price, I should not have to sit on a wooden bench with no back, shared with another person. I would say the seating and furniture for the chef’s table is far below the meal’s pricetag and very uncomfortable to say the least. In addition, the wine menu should offer lower priced wines in all categories. The lowest price wines were only available in the Riesling section, which in general is too sweet for my liking. It would be nice if the Chef takes a moment to greet the customers at the Chef’s table, and offers an amuse bouche. This was not the case at Günther Seeger’s. I would go back for the porcini carpaccio, the langoustine ceviche and the egg with bottarga.

B
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, and the service and attention to detail were impeccable. The chef’s table tasting course was a bit too long though. It took 4 hours to complete 11 courses (+ 2-3 extra courses).

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traube Tonbach - just better and around the corner - we will be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at the communal table where we met some wonderful new people whilst enjoying an incredible meal together. I initially took my husband for a quiet birthday dinner for two which quickly turned into fun conversations and laughs. Our table got to meet the chef and his kitchen staff afterward.

y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most wonderful dining experience , from the Sommelier to the Chef who came out and greeted us personally.

HL
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This restaurant should be getting all five stars, the food was that good. It was delicious, imaginative, and beautifully presented by an excellent staff. However, the seating at the Chef's Table was AWFUL. Knowing that adults will be sitting through a 4-hour experience and providing only a wooden bench without a back? That ruined the pleasure considerably. While the entire restaurant was filled with beautiful tables and chairs, the chef's table had 2 plastic chairs on one side and a aforementioned bench on the other side. This seemed unfair and unnecessary. Too bad, I can't recommend people subject themselves to this.

ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Seeger is genius
Every course was a work of art and innovation

So very delicious - Thank you for such an incredible gastronomic experience

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I've had. All of the courses were relatively simple, but the flavors were incredible (well beyond their ingredients). I'm still rather blown away thinking back.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Chef's Table was an enjoyable experience with excellent food. Personally I prefer a little more description with the courses but I get the clear and concise vibe they were going for. The white pairings in the first half of the evening ranged from strong to excellent, with the latter combining with the food to reach a new level. The switch to reds (and non-German wines) in the second half lead to more mixed results. Portion sizing and pours for the pairings were perfect. With courses served at a relaxed but consistent pace it made for a wonderful evening.

H
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tasting menu at the Chef's table. Great service, and room ambiance. This is a restaurant where you will find it difficult to beat the wine pairings, unique wines, outstanding fits with the food.

KP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the chefs table and had an Absolutely unbelievable meal ! The service is outstanding and the food and wine is creative and heavenly.

AR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our dinner at Gunter's was sublime. Every course as it sat on my tounge made my eyes roll in pleasure. Ingredients were impeccable & seasonal & portions didn't leave us yearning...
Chef was confident, chill & cordial & came to our table from time to time to check in & answer questions.
We did wine pairing which was perfect and their hand blown glasses in all sizes were an absolute pleasure to drink from - All German wines which were unfamiliar to us - So lovely!
Staff was attentive, "proper", yet accessible (my husband & I noted that the ladies in tight suits & hair buns needed to be in an old school Robert Palmer video!). We enjoyed having a laugh with them!
Room was spacious & simple with soft funky lighting & whimsical art (chefs' choice, I believe).
All over, stunning experience for my birthday and or any special day!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a memorable bday night there!thanks for everything

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Chef Table´s es una idea espectacular. Ha sido sin duda mi mejor cena en NYC , He estado en 30 restaurantes de los buenos buenos.
La comida es memorable, la atención un 10.

Los vinos, y el maridaje son muy buenos.

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FO
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food. Chef is a genius. Service is impeccable. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Go now and go often!

TJ
New York Area
234 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at the Chef's Table and had a fantastic time! We were seated in a small lounge near the entrance and offered a glass of German sparkling wine that was quite good as we waited to be seated. The chef's table is positioned next to the gleaming, well-appointed kitchen. Our only complaint is that there are chairs only on one side of the table so my husband had to sit on a backless bench for a few hours, which is not very comfortable, and if you're not seated on an end it can be challenging getting in and out. The dining room is lovely and serene and would be a good alternative for a more private experience. We were very lucky to be seated next to a fun and interesting couple so it was a highly social experience, which we enjoyed. We were served a 10 course prix fixe menu. The food was exquisite to the eye and palate, and the wine pairings very good. We savored every bite. Service was attentive and personable. We could watch the chef and his team preparing the food, though we were a little surprised that he didn't come over at all to greet us as is common at chef's tables. However that's a minor point, considering the skill and artistry of this chef, he must prefer to concentrate on cooking. It's a pricey meal but well worth it for the quality. There is a dress code so this is the time to break out your finery and prepare to be wowed.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent. Every course was great, some very simple but delicious, others like the quail in an artichoke showed incredible technique and flavor. Fun wine list is small but hits great wines from everywhere. Service was attentive and unobtrusive. Watching everyone in he open kitchen work so well together was an awesome experience.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic and immersive experience. This is the location for a true tasting menu and a great location for any special occasion. A true gem.

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delectable meal! The flavor profiles for each course were simple, yet divine. The service was impeccable. Highly recommend to anyone considering a tasting menu experience.

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