New Year's Eve 2017/18

Reservations for New Year's Eve are available now!  Ring in the New Year at Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery and bar Sardine - Fairfax will ...  Read More

Happy Cooking Online Store

Check out our new online store, where we're selling new Happy Cooking merch, including a custom Todd Snyder-designed sweatshirt, our own Joya candle, our exclusive ...  Read More

Valentine's Day at Happy Cooking

We'll Do Anything for Love... …including taking reservations at Joseph Leonard and Jeffrey’s Grocery.This Valentine's Day you can book a table earlier than the typical two ...  Read More

New Restaurant Coming to the NY Freehand

Freehand, the award winning hotel brand with outposts in Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles owned by the Sydell Group (who also owns the Nomad, The ...  Read More

Fedora Returns to Tipping

Hello Friends,At the beginning of this year, we joined a movement of like-minded restaurants in adopting a hospitality-included model that eliminated tipping at our restaurant ...  Read More

Perla Cafe Reopens at 234 W 4th St

After a two week hiatus, the whole team is back together again. Please warm our new home at 234 W 4th Street with us!We've moved ...  Read More

Farewell to Montmartre

We recently made the difficult decision to say goodbye to our restaurant Montmartre after three years in West Chelsea, with our last service being Sunday, ...  Read More

A New Home for Perla in March 2016

January is a time of new beginnings, and as 2016 kicks off I’m excited to share with you that this coming March we’ll be relocating ...  Read More

Passover at Jeffrey's Grocery

Jeffrey's Grocery's third annual Passover celebration will take place Friday, April 3 through Friday, April 10 with a special holiday menu. Chef Ryan Aldrich has ...  Read More

Introducing Brunch at Bar Sardine

Bar Sardine is now open for weekend brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am - 4 pm. The menu features a handful of brunch-worthy new ...  Read More

News from Happy Cooking

Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly, our Executive Chef at Fedora and Bar Sardine, has decided to make a move and will be leaving New York City in May ...  Read More

Introducing Caviar Service at Jeffrey's Grocery

Join us at Jeffrey's Grocery for caviar service! We offer several different types in various sizes, so that you can dip your toes in to ...  Read More

Celebrate New Year's Eve With Us

This December 31 our restaurants will be serving their normal a la care dinner menus, and we'll be taking reservations. We'll also have luxe food ...  Read More


From December 31 to January 4, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery and Montmartre will be serving brunch each day. We'll have the brunch menus you know and ...  Read More

Holiday Cocktail Party with ESYNYC

We're proud to support Edible Schoolyard NYC's work to bring healthy eating to NYC schools through their creation of garden and kitchen classrooms in low ...  Read More

Gabriel's TEDxCambridge Talk

Gabriel recently participated in a TEDxCambridge conference, delivering a talk entitled "A Winning Recipe: Lessons from Restaurants on Engaging Your Team". WATCH THE VIDEO  Read More

Beaujolais Week at Joseph Leonard

Celebrate the Gamay grape at Joseph Leonard, November 20 through November 26.We're celebrating Gamay from across the globe with both glass and bottle additions. The ...  Read More

Gabriel at the 2014 Welcome Conference

Gabriel was thrilled to be part of the first ever Welcome Conference, a summit for restaurant industry professionals that took place in June 2014. He ...  Read More

Happy Cooking Coffee on Sprudge

Our managing partner Luke Dirks spoke with coffee blog Sprudge about the evolution of our coffee program, the effort that goes in to staff training, ...  Read More