Danny Meyer: ‘You Can Stand Under My Umbrella’

Photo: Courtesy of The Moment

Jill Santopietro, recipe editor and food stylist at the Times, isn’t crazy about the service at Danny Meyer’s restaurants: “I have had rushed and rude service at Union Square Cafe and the Modern. On a recent visit to Eleven Madison Park, the servers were attentive and professional but a little stiff, like dancers who aren’t quite sure of their steps.” Nevertheless, she beams about Danny Meyer because one rainy day, she was given a free Eleven Madison Park golf umbrella. It’s just one of the many little touches that make the man Mr. Hospitality — our personal favorite being the note that Michael Romano encloses with doggie bags at Union Square Cafe.

At Danny Meyer’s, an Umbrella With Dinner [Moment/NYT]
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