The Forerunner

Fully aware. Totally inspired. Absolutely evolving.

Chef Thomas Keller has spent a career mastering a balance between refined tradition and fearless evolution. Inspired by classic French cuisine but propelled by curiosity, Chef Keller is world-renowned for his acclaimed restaurants The French Laundry, Ad Hoc and Per Se, as well as Bouchon Bistro and Bouchon Bakery.

Chef Keller’s trademark exploration of past and future comes alive at Hudson Yards, where he will deliver a dining concept that honors timeless American traditions in a brand new setting tentatively called TAK Room. This new venture comes bundled with his personal curation of the Hudson Yards restaurant offering at large, assembling a team of renowned restaurateurs from around the globe. The resulting dining experience will be unrivaled in New York – guests will be able to explore culinary wonders any time of day.

With his new restaurant and the Hudson Yards dining experience as a whole, Chef Keller’s innovative spirit takes yet a new direction. His mastery of craft and eye for detail makes his contribution to the Hudson Yards community one of excitement, refinement and inspiration.