The New York grocery and cafe mainstay designed a full-service restaurant to embody the interactive nature of contemporary culture, merging front and back of house for a theater dining experience

Gourmet grocery store Dean & DeLuca is launching a concept restaurant in New York City. Dean & DeLuca Stage, located in the Meatpacking District, will highlight the preparation and presentation of a high end meal and frame it as an experience for guests to share.

The dining experience will merge cuisine with theater, as patrons will be able to watch their meals be prepared right in front of them. In addition, the floor plan of Dean & DeLuca Stage is open, allowing for guests to circulate, speak with staff and get a glimpse of the chef's team at work, truly immersing them in the meal preparation.

The concept has been in development since 2016 and represents architect Ole Scheeren's belief in the innovative ways that a space can bring people together, merging back and front of house for a unique and discovery-led dining experience.

Dean & DeLuca

Gourmet grocery store Dean & DeLuca is launching a concept restaurant in New York City. Dean & DeLuca Stage, located in the Meatpacking District, will highlight the preparation and presentation of a high end meal and frame it as an experience for guests to share.

The dining experience will merge cuisine with theater, as patrons will be able to watch their meals be prepared right in front of them. In addition, the floor plan of Dean & DeLuca Stage is open, allowing for guests to circulate, speak with staff and get a glimpse of the chef's team at work, truly immersing them in the meal preparation.