Danny Meyer’s Iconic Union Square Cafe Has Been Reborn

December 2, 2016

The legendary NYC restaurant reopens next week

One of New York City’s most influential restaurants is about to reopen after being closed for an entire year. At the helm, one of the nation’s most influential restaurateurs: Danny Meyer, Shake Shack founder and no-tipping pioneer.

Long before there were Chicken Shacks and crinkle fries, there was Union Square Cafe. Meyer was just 27 years old when it opened in 1985, and it would form the foundation of his restaurant empire (now known as Union Square Hospitality Group and including restaurants such as Union Square spin-off Gramercy Tavern and Roman-style pizzeria Marta).