Chef Dan Kluger goes solo with new Greenwich Village restaurant

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ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina executive chef Chef Dan Kluger will soon open his first restaurant in the Greenwich Village.

Opening this fall, Kluger’s yet-to-be-named restaurant will feature a menu of small and large shareable, seasonal dishes, the chef revealed to LLNYC. The menu will spotlight farms and farmers from the Union Square Greenmarket, where Kluger has shopped for ingredients for over 20 years.

A large wood-burning grill and oven will also play a proportionate role in Kluger’s menu.

21 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village
21 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village

The restaurant will be located at 21 West 8th Street and will open at end of September or beginning of October, a representative for the restaurant told LLNYC.

The restaurant was designed by architect Craig Shillitto of NY-based Cycle Architecture + Planning, whose recent restaurant work includes Lilia in Williamsburg, as well as sustainable food art installations for the Havana Bienal and the Queens Museum.

Shillitto says that he wanted to treat the space as “ingredients,” with raw, natural and cooked elements. He used materials such as walnut and oak palettes, and natural brick, juxtaposed with industrial materials like black steel, concrete and glass.

The restaurant will have three distinct areas: a main dining room, a bar room to the right, and two private dining spaces on the lower level.

This will definitely be a new restaurant to watch.