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“Creating a restaurant always begins with a concept and a storyline. Everything follows from there, from the menu to service to the lighting to the interior design. When you start with the right concept, the different elements fall into place naturally and the total experience for guests is exciting and memorable.”


Georgie & The Garden BarLOS ANGELES

For Zakarian's debut offering on the west coast, he will open two concepts, Georgie and The Garden Bar, at Montage Beverly Hills which are slated to open in June 2016. Georgie, a Modern American restaurant, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Garden Bar, a comfortable yet sophisticated lounge, will be open morning to night, featuring all day fare, distinct coffees and teas, as well as a robust cocktail program. For more information, contact Jaret Keller at

The NationalGreenwich, CT

An American Cafe with a strong focus on seasonal ingredients, hardwood grilling and craft cocktails, The National brings a unique perspective to the idea of a neighborhood cafe in the heart of Greenwich, CT. The menu showcases Geoffrey's signature style by using first-rate ingredients and treating them well in the kitchen.


Zakarian has helmed the long-awaited relaunch of the iconic Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, which has undergone a complete renovation by Master Architect Thierry Despont. Afternoon Tea truly shines here with custom tableware, a tea list with worldly depth, and of course, a bit of Eloise, too. An ideal setting for a professional breakfast or an evening of cocktails where Zakarian adds a touch of old New York to a very polished and modern sense of hospitality.

“Now [The Palm Court] has turned over a new frond, with a stunning makeover that includes soaring palms [and] mirrored tables.” - NY Times

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A bespoke dining experience recalling the classic club rooms of midcentury America, with red leather banquettes, deco fixtures, and an oversized 18th Century French fireplace. Located in the iconic Stanford White designed building where "The Lambs," America's first professional theatrical club, first met.

“…an amazing collection of flavors and textures that is worth traveling some distance to try” - NY Times

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The National Bar & Dining RoomsNEW YORK CITY

Inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and by classic American dining rooms, The National offers a welcoming yet refined interior design, great service, and a range of bistro-style dishes with Zakarian's signature Modern American touch. Located at the restored 1927 Emery Roth building – an architectural landmark of the Beaux-Arts style.

“Looking for a new Midtown staple? Try The National.” - Examiner

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The Water Club at BorgataNEW JERSEY

A unique and distinct boutique hotel connected to the Borgata in Atlantic City, The Water Club offers Zakarian's New York style cuisine in The Sun Room, Immersion Spa, The Pools and Room Service for the 800 guest rooms.

“A hip, urban vibe that brings a Gotham style to the beach” - The Strong Buzz

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The Plaza HotelNEW YORK CITY

As the culinary director for the hotel, Zakarian has reimagined The Palm Court (see above) and oversees The Rose Club, The Champagne Bar and Room Service for the hotel.

“I want to leave as much as we can in place, the way they do with the great old restaurants in Paris.” - Geoffrey Zakarian, NY Times

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