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Crown Shy is the first solo project of Chef James Kent and Restaurateur Jeff Katz. Inspired by James’s upbringing in downtown New York and his experience leading the city’s most celebrated kitchens, Crown Shy is a neighborhood seasonal restaurant elevated by fine dining training and technique.

Located on the ground floor of Art Deco masterpiece 70 Pine Street, the dining room and bar occupy a series of rooms with floor to 16-foot-ceiling windows leading to an open kitchen. 

The food at Crown Shy is rooted in European technique but draws inspiration from around the world, primarily the flavors from our childhoods, traveling, and the diverse cuisine in New York City.

James Kent, Executive Chef
Jeff Katz, General Manager

Jassimran Singh, Chef de Cuisine
Renata Ameni, Executive Pastry Chef
Daniel Garcia, Executive Sous Chef
Jeffrey Palma, Sous Chef
Jooho Song, Sous Chef
Sumaiya Bangee, Pastry Sous Chef
Michelle Dermawan, Pastry Sous Chef
Justin Osorio, Sous Chef
India Doris, Sous Chef
Abraham Arce, Facilities & Porter Manager

Dining Room
Max Quattrone, Food & Beverage Director
Luke Boland, Wine Director
Jonathan Lind, Bar Director
Gracie Estacio, Assistant General Manager
Francisco Carlos, Assistant General Manager
Allison Hamel, Dining Room Manager
Harrison Ginsberg, Head Bartender
Dan Catinella, Director of Business Operations
Kat Ortiz, Director of People + Operations
Natalie Black, Digital Media Director
Leigh-Erin Balmer, Director of Private Events
Karissa Kalodimos, Special Event Operations Manager
Ashley Belle, Hospitality Manager