• Does It Get Better For the Indie Fine Dining Restaurant?

    10 days ago - By Eater

    Chef Russell Jackson opened the fine dining restaurant Reverence in Harlem just months before the pandemic began. | Gary He
    Chefs Russell Jackson and Ian Boden struggled to reconcile their visions of fine dining with their communities' desires. Now, as they forge a sustainable path beyond the pandemic, one of them is ready to double down, and the other is ready to walk away. Chef Russell Jackson was tired. When his New York City restaurant, Reverence, opened in August 2019, guests could sit at the U-shaped chef's counter beneath 14-foot ceilings. The buzz of Frederick Douglass Boulevard...
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