Phil Suarez is an icon in the world of New York City fine dining and one of its most accomplished leaders. He is the operational guru behind the Jean-Georges Vongerichten global restaurant company Culinary Concepts and his stature as a business-minded restaurateur is revered throughout the community. Over the last 20 years he has helped to redefine the Manhattan dining scene and now with Culinary Concepts, he is set to redefine hospitality all over the world.
Where were you born ?
New York City
How long in New york:
All my lif
All of mine: www.culinaryconcepts.com
Best Ethnic Food:
Best place for late night dining:
Jean Georges’ Molten Chocolate Lava cake
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
18th Floor of The Standard
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in New york:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Mercer Hotel, Trump International Hotel & Towers, The Mark—because I have restaurants in each.
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico
Favorite Charity Event:
PAL Ball and ASPCA
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
El Museo del Barrio
Best Aspect of New york:
Its diversity—it is a melting pot.
Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio Las Vegas
Jean Georges, especially the Prix Fixe menu
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Equinox and The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
Personal, at home
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Ready To Roll Transportation
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art