Danny Meyer on the Making of Eleven Madison Park and Tabla

Way back in 1998 New York restaurateur Danny Meyer — whose famed Gramercy Tavern we covered last year — let filmmaker Roger Sherman watch as he attempted to open two restaurants at once (“I was pretty convinced I had made the worst mistake of my professional life,” he tells the cameras).

The process, as well as 1990s business fashion,  is captured in a film called The Restaurateur the 92nd Street Y will be screening next Tuesday, and both men will be on hand to discuss the work and what happened after. Tabla, of course, closed just last week after 12 years.

Check the trailer below:

The RESTAURATEUR trailer from Roger Sherman, Florentine Films on Vimeo.




Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.