Permanently Closed - Günter Seeger NY

4.8
309 Reviews
$50 and over
American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Günter Seeger NY is the Michelin Starred restaurant from Chef Günter Seeger, located between the Meatpacking District and the West Village in an elegant townhouse. The restaurant serves market driven, New American cuisine utilizing classic techniques.

You're invited to join us for dinner in either our Main Dining Room or at the Chef's Table. Weekdays there is the option of either a $115 4 course menu or the $168 8 course menu. On Friday and Saturday we serve the 8 course Menu only.

Reservations can be made 30 days in advance online and 60 days in advance by phone. We look forward to welcoming you.

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BettyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, ambiance and wait staff were absolutely fantastic.

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Laur
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spectacular dining experience in every way! It was my husbands birthday and this restaurant went out of their way to make it a memorable celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every single dish was beautifully presented and flavorful.
All of staffs there were proffesional and friendly.
I would definitely go back this restaurant when they change thier tasting menu.(Maybe they change their menu every season??)

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VincentG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to most wonderful dining experience at Gunter Seeger. It was my wife's birthday and Angie called to confirm my reservation and helped me make her experience extra special. Every member of the team is there to make your meal a memorable one. From the moment you walk in the door every experience is superb. We had the 8 course menu but with all of the additions and extras we received it was 12 courses. The menu is orchestrated beautifully. Our favorites were the Foie Gras and Sugar Snap Pea Veloute. The table side cheese course was heavenly. We loved the open kitchen and being able to watch the chefs prepare our dishes. The wine list was excellent with many exceptional choices. To end our night my wife received in addition to the rhubarb gratine, a birthday dessert of raspberry chocolate mousse with a candle to make a wish. Every step was well thought out and executed effortlessly. Our 3 hour dining experience could not be beat. With their outstanding service, along with the value and cost of the meal, you will not find anything better in fine dining in the city. They are well on their way to more Michelin Stars!

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Service was incredibly attentive. Food was delicious and I enjoyed the wine pairings. A very relaxed three hour meal. Don’t come here for a quick bite. It’s an evening’s experience.

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vipmaven1
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered everything was perfect. Place is beautiful. The greeter and server were as nice as possible. They took care of all special requests. Each course, we had the 4-course dinner, was delicious. Complimentary glass of champagne was a nice touch. Will definitely be back

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vipRiverdaleFoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! We came to the restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. We did the 4 course tasting menu with an added item. The courses were perfect. We did ask for a substitute for one course and they did with no qualms. The highlight of the evening was being guided to the immaculate clean kitchen and being introduced to Chef Seeger. Such a delightful man. We are definitely coming back!

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vipNYer
New York Area
195 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Günter Seeger. The dining room is beautiful,with tables spaced so that it feels very private. Every person who works there is a joy to deal with. They were very flexible on alternatives to the fixed menu. Two of us did not want veal tartare; they replaced, it without a moments hesitation, with a perfect egg dish. The soft shell crab and the steak both had extraordinary flavor. The wine pairings were very well matched to the food. They only need to fill the most beautiful wine glasses a little more!

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viplidiningfan
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trust is perhaps the one thing New Yorkers are most reticent about giving up, we have good reason to doubt almost everyone and everything. Trust is the underlying driving force behind a tasting menu, so it is most important that a truly great chef earns your trust immediately so that you, as the customer, can enjoy your experience to the fullest, the way your host, the chef, planned it. Gunter Seeger succeeds early on, and once your reticence is gone, you can truly bathe in the dining experience of a lifetime, which the chef does deliver. Service was spectacular. Your first instinct may be that these dishes at these moderate sizes are not going to fill you up and you may need to stop for pizza later, but trust me, the chef knows this is in your mind too, and does not disappoint. Do not miss the opportunity to have the greatest culinary night of your life at Gunter Seeger. I guarantee it will exceed your expectations !!

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vipwilliamb
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole experience superb food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Closed for a reason.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way, made us very welcome and the evening special. Struggled a bit with the amount of food, but that’s America I guess. Expensive compared to London is the only negative but minor.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was phenomenal!! Our service was amazing and the food was awesome even better! The staff was so excited about the food and the wine it made you excited to eat and drink it! We thought it was amazing that the Chef even wished you a good evening on the way out and had a sweet surprise at the end!

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vipJDHovland
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gunter Seeger NY is a great experience in market to table cooking. The service is well orchestrated and the staff is very knowledgeable about their domain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine experience. Savory course lacks volume, compensated by dessert.

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vipFoodies2
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

An off night. Several of the dishes were disappointing: too little salt, dry, maybe a nice sauce if you could only scrape it off the plate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice experience and meal. The reason why I’m giving it a 3/5 is that the service was incredibly slow and the meal was just way too long. Four hours for just eight courses: that is really excessive, we were almost desperate after all the waiting. The waiters and sommelier were very nice though, and the food was delicious.

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ErinE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose Günter Seeger as a destination restaurant to celebrate my birthday, making a reservation for the 8-course tasting menu offered in the dining room. Before arrival, my husband inquired about the wine menu and the sommelier replied straight away. We decided to add the wine pairing, which did not disappoint, in fact I would say it definitely added to the overall experience. Our meal at Günter Seeger was nothing short of superb, start to finish, with impeccable service, a thoughtful, well-executed tasting menu, and a thoroughly elegant setting to enjoy it all in. The kitchen is open so you can see the staff at work, as well as Chef Seeger. The dining room isn’t all that big, so it feels quite intimate to be so close to the kitchen like that. You can see the kitchen from nearly every seat in the house although they also have a Chef’s Table. For the food, each dish was a delightful celebration of the featured ingredient, like the Four Sensations of a Farm Egg and White Asparagus Velouté. The dessert was a simply perfect expression of a wild Strawberry. Every detail of our experience was spot on, and it was a lovely and memorable birthday celebration. I can’t wait to come back.

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WinnieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience from the moment we walked in and till they walked us out. My date and I had a wonderful, romantic time enjoying the food and service. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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vipMontaigne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are fortunate enough to have happened upon Gunther Seeger when it opened and this is our 8th or 9th visit.

The chef and staff care about the food and your experience. It has met or exceeded our expectations on each occasion. The last included some wonderful venison, salmon tart, and sea urchin. The cheese course and dessert brought the meal to a satisfying conclusion.

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newclientdate1
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

food was the best exp. service was slow and spotty

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AshleyD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. Everything was amazing.

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vipAlanG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in New York with a menu that changes daily and only allows you to choose a short or a long menu. But we have hardly ever had a dish that was less than perfect. A seeming simplicity masks a complete mastery of French cooking technique. Add beautiful flowers, well-spaced tables and calm friendly service and you have as close to perfection as can be found in New York.

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vipStephenD
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I’ll be back for the eight course menu next time!

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vipManishaC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The decor and ambiance was just perfect. We were greeted with such warmth. However, the timing of the service was just not there. We took around 3.5-4 hours for just 9 courses. A couple came in 1.5 hours after us but still finished at the same time. We were often left waiting for the next dish with little wine from the pairing. Additionally, often times they were plating food while also trying to change out wine glasses and pour at the same time. Instead of pouring the wine first and then plating. By the end of the night we were left yawning and waiting for the meal to be over. The food was good, but the timing left us not remembering much of it.

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vipswissqueso
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Hands down. It was an absolutely amazing culinary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some restaurants offer excellent ambiance and or excellent service or excellent food, very rarely you find all aspects at a level of excellent. This is a very unique experience that we should treat ourselves to.

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vipFoodlover
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 4 course plus 2 dessert set menu for Valentine's Day dinner. Pace was a bit quick (makes sense since it is likely one of their busiest nights of the year), but the servers slowed down when we mentioned it. The ambience is perfect....comfortable yet elegant at the same time. Our seat in the front corner gave us such a great vantage point to enjoy the beautiful room and open kitchen. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipNYEVE2015
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful 8 course tasting menu. Exquisite light fresh flavors

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vipthreecrayons
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was pretty good. Nothing blew me away. There were some service related issues that they could improve upon, like not taking one person's plate away while the other was eating. They gave me the feeling that by course 6 or 7, they were anxious for me to leave.

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ChristineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, different cultural influences. Interesting and delicious experience.

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vipSuperKevlar
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to this outstanding and creative addition to the West Village. Service is personal, authentic, and friendly. The sommelier shares her deep knowledge and joy for wine with every pairing, adding to the experience during each of the eight course on the tasting menu. We added the caviar supplement, which was delicious, though the underlying mouse, which served as a base, was slightly overpowering to the delicate flavors of the caviar generously layered on top. Our favorite course was the Oasis Farm Egg, served in shell with a subtle complement of bottarga and sherry flavors. The best surprise was the tenderness and flavor developed in the braised fennel course. Outstanding overall, though quite pricey when supplements and wine pairings are added. But worth it for special occasions.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the attention to service. Food was excellent. Love the open kitchen and the ambiance. Highly recommend this as an experience for anyone in to fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge fan of this restaurant. Beautiful and reserved setting, impeccable service, and every dish surprised me with its creativity while being delicious. Great for the price given how other similar echelon restaurants are priced.

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MarkL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning restaurant. Spotless all around. A master at work surrounded by his team.

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vipSnoopy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasion and amazing wine list especially from Germany.

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LeslieA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to have a delicious meal, we chose the 4 course with wine pairing, without too much fuss of servers interrupting, allowing for wonderful conversation with my son.

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ManfredK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went on a Saturday and there is only one selection: the 10 course tasting menu (plus additional courses if you so desire). No problem, that's what we wanted. And we were expecting an excellent wine pairing. Alas, though ambiance, food, and service certainly matched our expectations, I never had so many subpar wine matches on a tasting menu. The four German wines were all disappointing, quite a surprise given that the chef grew up in Germany and having had superb German wines on a recent trip to Heidelberg. On the plus side, a Sicilian red was a great accompaniment to what was the "main course" (squab aka pigeon). Another wonderful surprise on the food side was the Baked Kohlrabi, of which I only had bad memories from childhood. No much point to review specific items in detail, the menu changes daily, there are no house specials that you can count on having. But this is part of the fun. So, if wine matching is not that important to you, it is a great place for a celebratory dinner. By the way, there is no information about the wines on the match nor the wine list in general on the restaurant's web site. Maybe we should have followed the suggestion of our server: just pick a good bottle of wine.

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jackm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from the time we walked in.

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Dbish
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place to have a great dining experience. They really show you the love and make sure that you know the layout of the meal and what to expect

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