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Psst! Look Who's Sitting At That Table!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

We're at a crowded restaurant on the Upper West Side waiting to be seated when I spot a familiar-looking man at a table near the front. It hits me w...

Keeping The Spirit of Elaine's Alive by Nurturing Young Writers... And Partying

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.

BID NOW! And Own A Piece Of Elaine's

Posted 10.09.2011 | New York

When Elaine Kaufman died in December, the fate of her famed eponymous restaurant was left in the air. In her will she left the place to a longtime man...


Howard Kissel | Posted 09.23.2011 | Home
Howard Kissel

Is there any other city in the world where a restaurant can become "hot" serving bad food?

Cronies Gather For One Last Drink At Elaine’s

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

On the Upper East Side last night, the door of the beloved Elaine's was one of the toughest in the city. It didn't matter if you stood in line for hou...

Woody Remembers Elaine's: The Food Was 'Terrible' But 'You Met Everybody' | By Lindsay Goldwert | Posted 07.19.2011 | New York

Woody Allen didn't just set key scenes in his films at Elaine's -- he once ate his dinner there every night for 10 years. But it wasn't the gourmet...

Remembering Sydney Lumet's Elegance

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Lumet was drawn to and inspired artistically by the diversity of New York City, its many ethnic neighborhoods, its art and its crime, its sophistication and its corruption, its beauty and its ugliness.

Elaine Kaufman: Spread My Ashes Over Second Avenue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Restaurant legend Elaine Kaufman directed in her will that her ashes be scattered on Second Avenue, the location of her famous uptown eatery. Kaufm...

Diane's? Elaine Kaufman Left Restaurant To Longtime Manager

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The death of Elaine Kaufman in early December, left many wondering what would happen to her namesake restaurant. Elaine's on the Upper East Side has ...

Remembering the Extraordinary Elaine Kaufman as a Non-Celebrity Friend

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roger Smith

Since Elaine Kaufman's death nearly a week ago, there has been an avalanche of words written and spoken by celebrities about this iconic New York restaurateur. So here's my modest, non-celebrity takeaway.

Elaine Kaufman Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day when writers were king, Elaine's was the place for book parties. That's how I first came there, to celebrate new publications by George Plimpton, Kurt Vonnegut.

Elaine Kaufman Memories: Elaine's Owner Made It Special | PETER KHOURY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With Elaine's passing on Friday, memories of the many entertaining nights spent in her place and of her one-liners are coming to mind as quickly as th...


Tony Maciulis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Maciulis

The right restaurant, not too fussy or trendy, with a big bar for chatting, eating, drowning the thoughts of the day and sparking the thoughts of the night, is one of the reasons why I love New York. Elaine's was that kind of place.

Elaine of Elaine's on Dining, Wining and Whining

Yvonne Durant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Yvonne Durant

Don't even try dropping Elaine's name in your quest for what you think is a better table.

New York Post Editor Falsely Declares Legendary Restaurateur Dead

New York Magazine/Daily Intelligencer | Daily Intel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last Thursday, the New York Post was awash with upsetting news. City editor Michelle Gotthelf ran from reporter to reporter over on Sixth Avenue, cryi...