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Chef Andrew Carmellini
Photo: Dustin Aksland

Andrew started cooking at the age of 14 in his hometown, Seven Hills, OH. With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Carmellini is responsible for the food and drink at the 15 restaurants, bars and food stands he owns with his partners at NoHo Hospitality. He has received a place on Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list, James Beard Rising Star Chef and Best Chef New York awards, and a Michelin star. He is the author of two cookbooks.

Lafayette is an everyday grand café and bakery in the ceremony of French cooking at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in downtown Manhattan. Our market-driven bistro menu is a worldly homage to the genre that spans a variety of regions, from Provence to Normandy to neighboring Mediterranean coasts, offering a re-mastery of traditional dishes we love and some signatures.

Chef Andrew Carmellini is joined by Executive Chef John Ramirez, Pâtissier Scott Cioe, and Boulanger James Belisle in the kitchen. Our beverage team offers a list of vin de campagne, cocktails, apéritifs and craft beers. The main dining room, bakery, and two private dining suites are housed inside an iconic landmark NoHo building originally designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh. Designed by Roman and Williams, the interiors are a cinematic landscape rooted in traditional brasserie style with new and natural touches like mahogany floors, spontaneous murals, towering arched windows overlooking the street and honey and blue-tiled columns that define intimate spaces. Our rotisserie counter is displayed right at the entry, and the bakery stays open late for perusing après dinner.

Featured Salad provided by Chef Andrew Carmellini
on September 1st, 2022:

French Cobb Salad:
Salad Verte, Egg, Avocado, Bacon Lardon, Pulled Chicken,
Cherry Tomato, Roquefort Cheese, Banyuls Vinaigrette

Featured Pastries provided by Chef Andrew Carmellini
on August 25th, 2022:

Pain Au Chocolate “Suprême”, Pistachio Chouquette, Key Lime Bundt,
Cinna Cruffin, “24 Carrot” Cupcake, Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Photos courtesy of Lafeyette

Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery

380 Lafayette St,
New York, NY 10003


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