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Chef John Doherty Putting the Finishing Touches on Dishes Served at Black Barn’s Chef's Table, Photo: Michael Persico

Enjoy Passionate, Refined, Artisanal Dining at BLACKBARN Restaurant NYC

Jun 11, 2019

BLACKBARN restaurant in New York City’s vibrant Nomad district has a relaxed, rustic environment with a modern twist to match the menu that features new takes on classic American cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Owner/Chef John Doherty opened BLACKBARN after 30 years of experience in the iconic Waldorf Astoria kitchen, 23 of which he spent as Executive Chef during one of the fabled institution’s most glamorous eras. While spending a weekend at his friend, designer Mark Zeff’s, polished, minimalist cabin in East Hampton, he found the aesthetic to match his vision for a restaurant, and opened it under the same name.

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The convenient, centralized location around historic Madison Square Park provides BLACKBARN with gorgeous views of greenery in the summer and glistening snowfall in the winter. The grand, yet understated sophistication of the urban farmhouse design matches the culturally significant area, hosting some of the city’s most fashionable residences, hotels, and landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the FlatIron Building, and The Clock Tower. This 14,000-square-foot restaurant features five private dining rooms, including the Cellar, the Loft, the Shed, the Cabin, along with the Chef’s Table--that are each quite distinct and give the space a more intimate feeling despite its size.

Chef Doherty and childhood friend Tom Struzzieri came together with Zeff once again to join forces at BLACKBARN shop, café, and bar at Chelsea Market. Originally a complex of six-story bakeries on the East side of 10th Ave, Chelsea Market in NYC has become one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world and one of the trendiest destinations of the City. BLACKBARN Shop, Cafe and Bar is a luxury expansion for the market just steps away from the High Line and chic Meatpacking District, inviting guests to experience a lifestyle defined by quality, comfort and worldly endeavors. The intimate and cozy Café and Bar serves up a plant-based menu with Doherty’s signature sophisticated new American touch, alongside inventive craft cocktails.

At BLACKBARN Chelsea Market, design melds into dining in a luxury experience that can be brought home, as all items in the café are available for purchase in the adjacent shop. The menu juxtaposes vegan and gluten free options with classic comfort foods, while the bar offers a cocktail program that gives a modern twist to classic drinks by utilizing plant-based superfoods like chickpea protein and metabolism-boosting spicy ginger.

The Café also offers branded specialty food items such as unique preserves, black and white truffle products, chocolates, caramels, and coffee with a portion of all proceeds going to Chef Doherty’s Heavenly Harvest Foundation to create meals for those in need.

“These BLACKBARN Foods for the Home make restaurant quality meals easily attainable in any kitchen, completing the brand’s lifestyle experience from shop to home,” says Chef Doherty.

Both BLACKBARN Restaurant and BLACKBARN Shop, Cafe, and Bar are perfect destinations for anything from brunch to a late night drink. Stop by for a cocktail with the chic after work crowd at the Nomad location, or sit down to an early lunch at the Chelsea Market location to fuel up for a long day of shopping. Either way, the barn is a quintessential New York City experience!

BLACKBARN is open for lunch during the weekdays with brunch on the weekends, while dinner is offered 7 days a week with the special Chef’s Table taking place every Saturday night.

BLACKBARN Restaurant is located at 19 E. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, or visit

Monday to Friday: 11:30am-3pm

Saturday: 11am-3pm; Sunday: 11am-4pm

Monday: 3pm-10pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 3pm-11pm Sunday: 5:30pm-9pm

Monday: 5:30 pm-10pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 5:30 pm-11pm Sunday: 5:30pm-9pm

BLACKBARN Shop | Café | Bar Chelsea Market is located at 448 W 16th, New York, NY 10011, or visit
Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm 

BLACKBARN Foods for the Home are also Available at the Chelsea Market Cafe.


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