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Education, experience, and instinct helped me find my voice as a young chef, and develop the style I called Progressive American Cooking, because every time I stepped into the kitchen, I felt things moving forward.  

Today I still step into the kitchen with reinvention on my mind—still believing in the excitement of rambunctious flavors and unexpected combinations, balanced by a deep and lasting infusion of classical French technique.

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Genuine hospitality is the way a restaurant makes you feel before you even take a bite of food. It’s an elusive quality, but it’s also very down to earth.


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Aureole at Home | NYC

For years we’ve been asked to bring the experience of Aureole to our guests' private homes. Aureole at Home offers boutique-style take-out and catering, an extensive wine list and craft cocktails. 

Executive Chef: Chris Engel

Menu Superstars: Ora King Salmon and Cumin-Scented Colorado Lamb T-Bone Chops 


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Charlie Palmer Steak | NYC

Charlie Palmer Steak NYC at One Bryant Park is a modern American steakhouse tapping into Times Square's vibrant and dynamic energy, serving up bold flavors in big city style.

Executive Chef: Harold Moore

Menu Superstars: Porterhouse for Two and Atlantic Halibut


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AVA Social | NYC

AVA Social reflects the lively pulse of its Fashion District setting, mingling expertly crafted bar food and cocktails in warm, stylish surroundings that invite conversation and sharing. 

Executive Chef: Harold Moore

Snack and Cocktail Superstars: Scallop on a Stick and Tête a Tête


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Spyglass Rooftop Bar | NYC

High atop the Archer Hotel with an unbeatable view of the iconic Empire State Building, Spyglass Bar is an elegant throwback to the glamour days and nights of New York.

Seasonal Craft Cocktails

Superstar Snacks: Tuna Tartare and Fried Chicken Sandwich


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Charlie Palmer At The Knick | NYC

Honest American Cuisine, including the Power Lunch menu, from the open action kitchen in our fourth-floor corner dining room, taking up residence within the landmarked Knickerbocker Hotel.

Executive Chef: Nicholas Restivo

Menu Superstars: Atlantic Salmon Crudo and Fried Chicken


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St. Cloud | NYC

Enjoy stylish bites and a comprehensive bar menu in St. Cloud’s three corner Sky Pods overlooking Times Square, NYC’s ultimate rooftop experience.

Executive Chef: Nicholas Restivo

Craft Cocktails, Curated Wine Selections and Seasonal Shared Plates

Snack Superstars: Charcuterie Board and Flatbreads


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Jake’s @ The Knick | NYC

Cultured coffee shop, for quiet café conversation or food on-the-go options.

How: Two point entry from Sixth avenue and hotel lobby

What: Doubles as an early evening work-spot

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Charlie Palmer Steak | DC

Located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters headquarters overlooking the National Mall and dedicated to the craft of classics: big, bold cooking and exclusively American wines, representing nearly every region in the country.

Executive Chef: Zachary Long

Menu Superstars: 44 Farms Rib-eye "Cowboy Steak and Chesapeake Bay Oysters

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Aureole | VEGAS

A modern tasting table experience in bold America Progressive style that redefines all dining expectations, including the largest wine tower in the world presided over by “flying wine angels,” our nod to the theatrics of this great town.

Executive Chef: Anthony Taormina

Menu Superstars: Tuna Tartare and Wild Alaskan Halibut


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Charlie Palmer Steak | VEGAS

With our signature contemporary mix on the menu and eclectic wine list of old world classics and exciting new producers, this luxurious steakhouse represents a milestone in modern comfort.

Chef de Cuisine: Eduardo Saavedra

Menu Superstars: Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Porterhouse For Two

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Charlie Palmer Steak | RENO

Imaginative renditions of steak house classics and a dynamic wine cellar that celebrates variety, including 80 offerings by the glass, adds up to the best in resort dining.

Executive Chef: Michael Mahoney

Menu Superstars: Sweet and Sour Pork Belly and Cioppino

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Charlie Palmer Steak | NAPA

Inspired by the surrounding Napa Valley’s natural agricultural and viniculture heritage, the straightforward approach in the kitchen showcases artisanal American beef under the simple influence of local wine country flavors.

Executive Chef: Francisco Lopez, Jr.

Menu Superstars: Prime Seafood Platter and Snake River Farms NY Strip




Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar | NAPA

Enjoy American bar food favorites, small batch spirits, and local wines with a spectacular view of Napa Valley as the backdrop.

Executive Chef: Francisco Lopez, Jr.

Menu Superstars: Chef Frankie's Beef Jerky and Lobster Corndogs

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Hotel Healdsburg | HEALDSBURG

Set off the historic town square, a picturesque one-acre plaza with majestic Canary Island date palms and Redwood trees, the relaxing haven of Hotel Healdsburg is the perfect way to experience Sonoma wine country’s true hospitality and charm.

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Dry Creek Kitchen | HEALDSBURG

Committed to gracious conviviality, Dry Creek Kitchen’s mix of vibrant American cooking and world class bottlings is wine country living at its best: a warmly modern atmosphere in a naturally beautiful setting.

Executive Chef: Michael Lewis

Menu Superstars: Seared Roasted Garlic Octopus and BBQ Spiced Niman Ranch Pork Loin

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Our lobby lounge offers up the best of distilling craftsmanship including single barrel scotch and whiskeys, as well as our favorite local appellations with over 20 wines by the glass.

Executive Chef: Michael Lewis

Menu Superstars: Scott's Specialty Brew Burger (when available) and Blistered Shishito Peppers


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Willow by Charlie Palmer | Rhinebeck

Willow by Charlie Palmer draws upon the Hudson Valley to represent the region’s agricultural heritage.

Menu Superstar: Hudson Valley Rohan Duck Breast

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