On the Menu: eighty one

On the Menu: eighty one

For Edward Brown, who opened eighty one on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in February, the plan for his restaurant was complex in its simplicity.

“I wanted to make a restaurant that I wanted to dine in often, that has an umbrella of great hospitality, great food, a great wine program and excellent service,” Brown says. “All of those sound ‘well, duh, it’s obvious,’ but it’s not.

“I wanted it to be comfortable, so while it is

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