The Chef creates divine combinations

The Chef creates divine combinations


Sagaponack NYC Bar & Grill is located in the Flatiron District (4 W 22nd Street, just off of 5th Avenue). The name Sagaponack /sæɡəˈpɒnək/ is a village in the Town of Southampton in Suffolk County, New York, United States. We offer a neighborhood destination for seasonal, New American fare from executive chef Franco C Lee. The menu reflects his passion for local market fresh ingredients.

Chef’s BIO

Franco Lee


Born and raised in a small town from South Korea, Franco Lee, an extraordinary rising chef in the restaurant business focusing on catering in New York City, has developed a dream to be a chef since he was 19 years-old standing up all day working six to seven days a week with occasional battle wounds from a knife to grill marks on his arm.

The journey from a dishwasher to executive chef was most definitely not a walk in the park. His initiation into the restaurant as a dishwasher had to go side by side majoring in philosophy at a state university – it’s not easy, but a growing desire led him to set a goal in his life inspired by reading more various cook books. Being promoted to catering attendant and line cook with dynamic experiences in kitchen motivated him to enroll into French Culinary Institute for their culinary arts program. With surprisingly improved skills and developed potential ability to interact with crews, he imprinted his achievement as standing up an executive chef of NeueHouse.

Morimoto, Marcus Samuelson, and Amanda Freitag- The prestigious chef in New York made him develop a real flair for cook and their enthusiasm encourage him to be a proud chef with passion. Chef Ariki Omae, a mentor from past to present, played a significant role in Franco’s attitude of mind as a cook and is still his role model having the most influence on philosophy –respecting each and every ingredient and allowing an imagination to fully express as a passionate chef on the plate.

Opening hours


11:30am to 10:30pm


11:30am to 10:30pm


11:30am to 10:30pm


11:30am to 11:00pm


11:30am to 11:00pm


Brunch open for Private Events Only
4:00pm to 11:00pm


Open for Private Events Only
Please Inquire Within at 212.229.2226 or email us at events@sagaponacknyc.com

Happy Hour

Monday – Saturday
4:00pm to 7:00pm



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Located in the Flatiron District
4 W 22nd Street, btwn 5th & 6th Avenue

Phone: 212.229.2226 |  Fax: 212.229.2227

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