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The Chef creates divine combinations

The Chef creates divine combinations

About

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 South Korean town, Franco Lee dreamt of being a chef since he was 19 years old. To work towards that goal, Franco worked six to seven days a week for many years, often afflicted with battle wounds from knives to grill marks on his arm.

Franco’s journey from dishwasher to executive chef was demanding, to say the least. His initiation into the restaurant industry as a dishwasher required balancing work with school, as he simultaneously studied Philosophy at a nearby state university. Managing time for both work and school was difficult, but Franco never lost his passion. He was promoted to line cook, and his dynamic experiences in the kitchen motivated him to enroll and study at the French Culinary Institute for its culinary arts program. Franco drastically improved his culinary skills as well as his ability to lead the kitchen, ultimately leading to his appointment as executive chef of NeueHouse.

Chefs Morimoto, Marcus Samuelson, Amanda Freitag – these three prestigious chefs in New York deeply influenced Franco and helped him develop a real flair for cooking, while their enthusiasm encouraged him to be a proud chef full of passion. Chef Ariki Omae, a mentor from past to present, also played a significant role in Franco’s mindset as a chef; he had the most influence on Franco’s philosophy to respect each and every ingredient and to allow the imagination of a passionate chef to fully express itself on the plate.

Opening hours

Monday

11:30am to 10:30pm

Tuesday

11:30am to 10:30pm

Wednesday

11:30am to 10:30pm

Thursday

11:30am to 11:00pm

Friday

11:30am to 11:00pm

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

RESERVATION NUMBER: 212.229.2226

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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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