Danny Meyer

I feel like not knowing Joe Torre is a hole in my New York experience.Danny Meyer

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I've been in love with Washington ever since renting my very first apartment there many years ago while working as a Senate intern.Danny Meyer

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Steak and its accompaniments - wine, vegetables, potatoes and generous desserts - is a primal source of pleasure to which many people can relate.Danny Meyer

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Union Square Cafe is all soul, not brain.Danny Meyer

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Use your time well. Everyone gets time equally. It doesn't matter how much money you make.Danny Meyer

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What you can do is present existing flavors in a fresh way, in a fresh context.Danny Meyer

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Festive cocktails mean color, lots of color.Danny Meyer

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People use restaurants to do business, to do politics, to socialize.Danny Meyer

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The great thing about capitalism is that it's a system that works.Danny Meyer

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I don't get to cook in my own restaurant.Danny Meyer

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I throw 14 parties a week.Danny Meyer

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Ninety-five percent of all brussels sprouts come from California.Danny Meyer

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The only thing I hate is when bad food is paraded as something great, and people are charging a lot for it.Danny Meyer

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I grew up in a reform Jewish family in St. Louis. Our idea of Judaism was no bar mitzvahs and a Christmas tree that had a skirt at the bottom embroidered with the names of my grandparents.Danny Meyer

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When I was young, I had no choice as to what I was eating.Danny Meyer

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I couldn't sit in a chair in an office all day.Danny Meyer

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There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature.Danny Meyer

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How can you franchise hospitality?Danny Meyer

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You cannot open a major New York restaurant today and not be aware that showbiz will play a role.Danny Meyer

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Museums are like sports stadiums, hotels and hospitals: they are in the category of captive-audience dining.Danny Meyer

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People who have come to appreciate well-sourced and well-cooked food refuse to pay too much for food that they wouldn't want to pay anything for.Danny Meyer

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More and more, museums will look at restaurants and chefs differently - as if they are curating art.Danny Meyer

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Restaurants are like kids. You hope you understand their innate gifts, and then you let them realize their aspirations.Danny Meyer

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It's always imperative to improve and to remain dynamic - or you'll become lunch, as opposed to serving it.Danny Meyer

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Good service means never having to ask for anything.Danny Meyer

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I think that more and more and more really talented restauranteurs and chefs from the fine dining world are going to try their hand at fine casual. They're going to say, 'Why not us?'Danny Meyer

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Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.Danny Meyer

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At the base level, a burger is a piece of meat and a bun with something on it. It's simple but it seems to make a lot of people happy.Danny Meyer

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There are three things that people pick up on the instant they walk into your home on Thanksgiving. They will be able to feel the human energy. They'll smell the food. And they will see, instantly, the table.Danny Meyer

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It's the job of any business owner to be clear about the company's nonnegotiable core values. They're the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream.Danny Meyer

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