August 17, 2016
Popular Comfort Food Eatery Spoon Moves From Flatiron to NoMad
From takeout food to elite culinary experiences, NoMad has developed into a destination neighborhood for food in Manhattan. Now, the comfort food haven Spoon is moving up to NoMad, into a larger, more functional space than its former spot in the Flatiron District.
The new restaurant named Spoon Table & Bar was featured recently in The Wall Street Journal. It comprises a full-service kitchen, bar and room for 67 sit-down patrons. The menu has expanded to include Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and now Dinner. Looking at the menus, featuring scrumptious sounding recipes like buttermilk pancakes with chocolate chips, brook trout and grits, and chicken pot pie with pate brisée crust, Spoon is sure to flourish in its new NoMad home.
The story of how Spoon arrived in NoMad goes back to mastermind chef Melissa Chmelar’s childhood. In her early years, Melissa often spent time in upstate New York at her family country home and it was here that she was first inspired with a love of food. This led her to pursue a culinary career at the vaunted Le Cordon Bleu, where she achieved the Grand Diploma.
But competing passions steered her back to New York City and to a degree in film and photography. In the world of art production, she found herself providing food for film and fashion shoots, and loving it. Soon, she opened a small business operated from her apartment kitchen: Spoon catering.
Spoon catering was a huge success and continued to grow until Melissa decided to move to the Flatiron location, which featured a modest retail space near its commercial kitchen, where Chmelar continued to develop her culinary style of simple, high quality comfort food. But Spoon just kept growing in popularity and it outgrew its Flatiron location too. Now with the opening of its great new NoMad space, Spoon is sure to be adding new audiences of of creatives and techies to its guest list.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Spoon Table & Bar
40 East 33rd St.
Happy Hour 5–8pm
Dinner 5pm–10pm (Saturday only)