Since 1998, the best of New York’s restaurant scene—experts in both classic comforts and gastronomic innovations—have gathered together for one incredible feast, New York Taste.


Together with our charity partner City Harvest, we were delighted to once again serve the city’s most delectable and diverse menu, curated by culinary editor Gillian Duffy. Guests enjoyed an incredible evening of tastings and libations with all you can eat + drink from more than 40 restaurants, chefs, and mixologists.


When was New York Taste?

The 19th annual New York Taste was on Monday, November 6, 2017.

How much were tickets?

VIP ticket price: $195 + tax (6-9pm). VIP tickets granted access to a special preview hour (6-7pm) before doors open for general admission, as well as an exclusive gift bag and access to the VIP lounge.

General admission ticket price: $100 + tax (7-9pm). The Main Event (General Admission) was 7-9pm.

How were tickets purchased?

Tickets for New York Taste 2017 were available here

What was included with a VIP ticket purchase?

VIP ticket holders enjoyed a special VIP preview hour from 6-7pm, access to the VIP lounge with special tastings, and an exclusive gift bag.

How did guests pick up their tickets?

Tickets were available to print immediately after purchase through Eventbrite. We used an electronic check-in procedure at the event and asked that guests check-in with their last names. At check-in they received a wristband granting them access to the main tasting space.

Was there an age requirement to attend?

Guests needed to be 21 years or older in order to attend New York Taste.

Where is the Waterfront Building and how did guests get there?

The Waterfront is located at 269 11th Avenue (between West 27 & 28th Streets) in New York City.



– Take the 1 train to the 28th Street stop.
– Take the C or E trains to the 34th Street-Penn Station stop. Walk west to 11th Avenue and south to 28th Street.

Nearest Parking
Imperial Parking
314 Eleventh Avenue

How were restaurants selected for New York Taste?

New York magazine’s culinary editor, Gillian Duffy, personally invites chefs and mixologists from different restaurants to participate, ensuring a diverse mix of the best tastes of New York.

Is New York Taste a charity event?

Yes! New York partnered with City Harvest on this event for the 19th year. Each year a portion of the proceeds were donated to City Harvest.

What is City Harvest?

City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest developed long-term Healthy Neighborhoods programs which partner with low income communities to increase access to fresh produce and help residents shop for and cook nutritious, budget-conscious meals. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.

Were guests able to speak to the chefs?

Guests were able to interact with chefs and mixologists as they prepared and plated food—all part of the experience!

How did guests get a gift bag?

VIP gift bags were reserved only for those guests who purchased a VIP ticket.

Was press able to attend New York Taste?

A limited number of tickets were available for covering press, via this contact: Aude White at Aude.White@nymag.com, 212-508-0656.

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Can you tell me more about the historic Waterfront Building?

Built in 1891, the Terminal Stores building (aka The Waterfront) was the most ambitious riverfront structure of its time; it was made to look like a medieval fortress. Twin rail lines originally ran through the central corridor of the building from docks on the Hudson to a freight line running up Eleventh Avenue.  When built, this complex of seven-story warehouses was the only one in New York with direct river, road, and rail access—acting as a major transfer point for merchants receiving or shipping goods. And now, 125 years later, it plays host to the 19th annual New York Taste.

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Have more questions? Contact us below:

Sponsorship:  Dan.Jasper@nymag.com
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    IN FALL 2018!