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Shorty's.32

199 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.72655 -74.002393
nr. Sullivan St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-375-8275 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

shortys32.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.

Prices

$19-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

For Josh Eden, chef-partner of Shorty’s.32, there is no shame in comfort food. The New York native spent twelve years working for Jean-Georges Vongerichten, from whom he learned this vital lesson: “The day you cook for your customers and not yourself is the day you learn to be a chef.” Hence, the burger and steak-frites on his New American menu, the $19 roast chicken, and the desire to build a true neighborhood clientele. At any restaurant that ultimately succeeds, he says, “your customers live upstairs. They live down the street.” And to keep them coming back, he’s given straightforward dishes a dash of refinement with seasonal dishes like the roasted cod with Gruyère broth, the warm chocolate cake with a passion fruit sorbet, and the steamed black sea bass with quinoa and pickled beets. With this modest 32-seat restaurant, Eden has not only become a first-time restaurateur, he’s also embraced the none-too-flattering nickname given to him years ago by onetime JoJo chef de cuisine Didier Virot. “Shorty’s just sounds like a good place to eat,” Eden says.

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