fine dining

Workforce

Another fine-dining star faces unionization, stoking fears of a Starbucks-like organizing blitz

Working Lunch: "We may be on the verge of having an organizing effort in the fine-dining segment."

Marketing

New York restaurants take aim at reservations pirates

The state's restaurant association has joined forces with lawmakers in hopes of preventing third parties from scarfing up reservations and reselling them, with none of the proceeds going to the restaurants.

A fan of simply prepared fresh seafood, the CIA grad was a pioneer in the American regional cuisine boom of the 1980s and an early proponent of "casualizing" fine dining.

Restaurant Rewind: The Fisherman's Wharf landmark has adhered to the traditions set by founder Al Scoma without ignoring what today's customers want.

Nothing will change under new owner TEI Hospitality, Ray’s namesake Ray Schoenbaum said.

Menu Talk: The Catalonian chef spent a decade in Singapore but also fell in love with Japanese food before opening his restaurant.

Acquiring the 86-unit teppanyaki chain will make the owner of STK and Kona Grill a $1 billion company. And it's just the beginning of an ambitious long-term growth plan.

Restaurant Rewind: Before Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, he was parked outside the establishment of a then-famous operator with a reputation Boy Scouts would envy. Here's the story of Harris Machus.

Restaurant Rewind: A chef, educator, author and early TV star, the relocated Frenchman helped to popularize fine-dining. And then there was his time at Howard Johnson's.

The famed chef voluntarily recognized a Unite Here chapter as the collective bargaining representative for employees of The Bazaar. He now has four unionized restaurants.

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