Our Stories


Our Story

Our Story

At Patroon, a discerning clientele finds impeccable service, a familial staff and an inviting menu of seasonal American favorites. In 2022 Aretsky’s Patroon was one of Top Ten Restaurants in Manhattan according to Open Table. Here you will find the charm of old New York meeting 21st century..

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THE BAR

THE BAR

New York City is not known for preserving its special places, like our little Bar. In fact, it often rushes to demolish and pave them over as soon as city permits will allow. In this fast-paced metropolis that celebrates the new, the shiny and the young, architectural and cultural artifacts are..

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WM Brown Magazine

WM Brown Magazine

Restauranteurs

It has been a challenging year for New York City Restaurants to say the least, so here we celebrate a few of our favorites who have muscled through the period, serving terrific food (and strong drink), with creativity, care, perseverance, and surprisingly good humor.

Ken and Gene..

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Please Call Me?

Please Call Me?

Jun 1, 2020 | By: Walter Hodges

Lately, I’ve been thinking back a bit. I’ve been letting memories come and go, and often, it’s not the big personal historical events that hold me so close, but rather small comments made by friends on the spur of the moment, in the most innocent of moments. Some..

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Top Restaurants…

Top Restaurants…

NYC indoor dining rules let these top restaurants reopen doors
By Steve Cuozzo, March 26, 2021 (NY Post article)

Patroon
Ken Aretsky’s classy, clubby home to classic American dishes re-awakens March 30 from a long indoor snooze. It’s a brave reopening in Midtown East, which is still unnaturally..

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Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Our Caesar Salad is one of the top ten Caesar Salads in New York City, according to TimeOut. We think it might be the best.
In 1924, Caesar Cardini mixed the first Caesar Salad in his Tijuana restaurant. Word spread, and soon people were coming from far and wide for the savory green salad of..

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Ken’s Fishing Story

Ken’s Fishing Story

Ken’s Fishing story: Incredible and YET so True… Most evenings, Patroon owner Ken Aretsky can be found in the restaurant’s main dining room, greeting guests and assuring that all goes off without a hitch. But even a man who loves his job as much as Ken does needs to sometimes get away from it all..

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You Can Count On Ken To Be There

You Can Count On Ken To Be There

The idea that a chef or restaurateur should always be in his restaurant has for years been dismissed as out of touch with the way the industry now works. Thus, names like David Chang and Jean-Georges Vongerichten have joined the ranks of TV celebs like Giada de Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Guy..

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Everybody Goes To Ken’s

Everybody Goes To Ken’s

A great American saloonkeeper in the tradition of Toots Shor and Elaine Kaufman, Ken Aretsky founded Oren and Aretsky and Arcadia and, for a decade, presided over the venerable ’21 before being unceremoniously fired in 1995. DAVID HALBERSTAM joins the billionaires and media barons savoring..

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The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

(This is The Gatekeepers, in which Eater roams the city meeting the fine ladies and gentlemen that stand between you and some of your favorite impossible-to-get tables.)

Patroon is on a short list of East Side lunch venues that cater to people who in one way or another control a much larger..

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Time and Place in New York City

Time and Place in New York City

I like a restaurant that encourages gents to look their best when they sit down for a lunch or dinner. Sure, “jacket required” can be an annoying rule, but some places need no rules to encourage you to present the best version of yourself. Aretsky’s Patroon is one such place, on East 46th Street..

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Celebrate Your Wedding & Rehearsal Dinner

Celebrate Your Wedding & Rehearsal Dinner

Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner in one of our more intimate rooms or taking over our entire townhouse on your big day, Aretsky’s Patroon is the perfect setting for an unforgettable, undeniably New York wedding experience. There are a number of options to consider. You can use each..

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Our Gallery

Our Gallery

Make new memories in our unforgettable spaces. Whether you are nestled in one of our more intimate rooms for a celebratory dinner or taking over our entire townhouse for a wedding or special occasion, Aretsky’s Patroon is the perfect setting for a unique, undeniably New York event.

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