Baxtrom

Greg Baxtrom

Maison Yaki

Biography

Chef and owner Greg Baxtrom worked in some of the world’s most exciting kitchens, including Alinea, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Per Se and Lysverket in Norway, before opening Olmsted in Prospect Heights in Spring 2016. His 50-seat restaurant showcases a seasonal and creative vegetable-forward menu that highlights produce from the lush backyard garden, as... READ MORE

Chef and owner Greg Baxtrom worked in some of the world’s most exciting kitchens, including Alinea, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Per Se and Lysverket in Norway, before opening Olmsted in Prospect Heights in Spring 2016. His 50-seat restaurant showcases a seasonal and creative vegetable-forward menu that highlights produce from the lush backyard garden, as well as local farmers and purveyors. The restaurant has been awarded one of Esquire‘s Best New Restaurants in America; Bon Appetit‘s 50 Best New Restaurants in America; Food & Wine‘s 2017 Restaurant of the Year; The New York Times “10 Best Restaurants in 2016”; among others. 

In May 2019, Greg opened his second restaurant Maison Yaki in Prospect Heights, where he combines his two favorite cuisines, French and yakitori. Maison Yaki has been awarded GQ’s Best New Restaurant 2020, and featured in outlets like The New York Times, Food & Wine, Architectural Digest, among others. 

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020), Greg pivoted Olmsted to become a community food bank, partnering with The Lee Initiative and then World Central Kitchen to prepare and offer hundreds of free meals and pantry items daily. The food bank now operates in partnership with Rethink Food, and has served tens of thousands of hot meals to date. In July 2020, Greg reopened Maison Yaki to launch the Black Entrepreneur Series, a pop up series that featured talented NYC-based Black chefs, bakers and sommeliers. 

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Favorite Event

Dinner with Greg Baxtrom and Jared Howard part of the Air France Dinner Series

Sun, Oct 17

7:00 PM

Intimate Dinners,