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.

New York Taste features the city’s most delectable and diverse menu, curated by culinary editor Gillian Duffy. Enjoy an incredible evening of tastings and libations with all you can eat + drink from more than 4 restaurants, chefs, and mixologists. 2017 date to be announced shortly!


When is New York Taste presented by Citi?

The 18th annual New York Taste presented by Citi was on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
The date for New York Taste 2017 has not been announced, but check back for updates.

How much are tickets?

VIP ticket price: $195 + tax (6-9pm). VIP tickets grant access to a unique preview hour (6-7pm) before doors open for general admission, as well as an exclusive gift bag and access to the VIP lounge. As an exclusive benefit for Citi cardholders who purchase a VIP ticket, Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant, will be signing copies of his new book 32 Yolks in the VIP lounge from 8-9 pm.

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

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets for New York Taste 2016 presented by Citi are no longer available.

What’s included with a VIP ticket purchase?

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

How do I pick up my tickets?

Tickets are available to print immediately after purchase through Eventbrite. Please note, we use an electronic check-in procedure at the event and ask that guests check-in with their last names. At check-in you will receive a wristband to gain access to the main tasting space.

What is the Citi cardmember line?

Citi cardmembers will have the opportunity to bypass the main Event line with exclusive entry only available to Citi card members; by simply presenting their Citi card at the dedicated Citi line(s) for entry.

What benefits do Citi cardmembers receive?

Citi Private Pass members will enjoy access to an early on-sale date for ticket sales (September 7th), accessible via an email blast and newsletter to Citi Private Pass members. Additionally, all Citi Cardholders will have the opportunity to bypass the main event line with exclusive Citi entry. Last but not least, as an exclusive benefit for Citi cardholders who purchase a VIP ticket, Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant, will be signing copies of his new book 32 Yolks in the VIP lounge from 8-9 pm.

Is there an age requirement to attend?

Guests must be 21 years or older in order to attend New York Taste presented by Citi.

Where is the Waterfront Building and how do I 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 are restaurants selected for New York Taste presented by Citi?

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 presented by Citi a charity event?

Yes! New York is partnering with City Harvest on this event for the 18th year. Each year a portion of the proceeds are donated to City Harvest.

What is City Harvest?

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 400 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed more than one million New Yorkers who face hunger each year.

Will I get to speak to the chefs?

Guests are able to interact with chefs and mixologists as they prepare and plate food—it’s part of the experience! Feel free to ask questions while tasting food from your favorite chefs.

How do I get a gift bag?

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

Can press attend New York Taste presented by Citi?

We have a limited number of tickets available for covering press. To request credentials for our 2016 event, please contact Lauren Starke at Lauren.Starke@nymag.com or 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 18th annual New York Taste presented by Citi.

Have more questions? Contact us below:

Sponsorship: Dan Jasper, Dan.Japser@nymag.com, 212-508-0696

Press: Lauren Starke, Lauren.Starke@nymag.com, 212-508-0656

General Event Questions: Events@nymag.com

    IN 2017!