December 13, 2013
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 Restaurants Take Pride of NY Pledge

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 100 Restaurants Take Pride of NY Pledge

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the success of the Pride of NY Pledge, with more than 100 restaurants pledging to utilize the bountiful agricultural products available in New York State. Part of the Taste NY initiative, the Pledge is a commitment to increase the sourcing, marketing, and education of New York State grown and made products.

"Taking this pledge will help raise more awareness and introduce more New York State-made products to restaurants across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "New York is home to some of the best food and beverage producers in the world, a fact the Taste NY initiative has played a crucial part in promoting. The more New Yorkers and tourists that buy the great food we produce in this state the more we grow our booming agricultural and tourism industries. I thank the businesses that have taken the Pride of NY pledge which will help continue to spread the word that New York has some of the best products across the globe."

Each chef and/or restaurant participating in the initiative will:


  • Increase by 10% or more the sourcing of New York State grown and made products and ingredients, including products from New Yorks food and beverage producers
  • Feature, highlight, and increase by 10% wines, beers, spirits, ciders and other locally produced beverages on their drink menus
  • Introduce new New York themed dishes made with locally sourced and seasonal products
  • Consistently communicate their commitment with suppliers, peers and the public to encourage more support of New York State food and beverages
  • Educate staff and maintain knowledge of New York States locally grown and made products


Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball said, More and more people are discovering that some of the best foods and beverages in the world are located right here in New York State. Governor Cuomo's Pride of NY Pledge is opening up new markets for farmers while helping consumers enjoy the tastes of more New York State products in restaurants.

Melissa Autilio Fleischut, President and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, said, The NYS Restaurant Association is proud to be part of the Taste NY initiative and is pleased that more than 100 restaurants have taken the pledge. We believe this is only the beginning and look forward to helping connect more restaurants with great local New York State products.

Dominick Purnomo, Owner of dp An American Brasserie in Albany said, We make a concerted effort to use local products here at our restaurant. Every single day, New York producers are coming to us with something new and consumers in turn are responding in droves. Our menu features dozens of New York State products. We offer at least four dozen New York spirits at any given time and within the next 30 days, we plan to have all of our taps pouring New York beers and ciders. We take pride in offering New York products in our restaurant and are proud to sign the Pride of NY Pledge.

Restaurants that have taken the Pride of NY Pledge are:


The 1850 House Inn & TavernRosendale
67 BurgerBrooklyn
Achilles HeelBrooklyn
Ai Fiori - Altamarea GroupNew York
Auden Restaurant @ the Ritz CarltonNew York
Ayhan's Shish-Kebab Mediterranean RestaurantsPort Washington
Bistro La PromenadeNew York
Black ShackNew York
Blue Smoke - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Bogota Latin BistroBrooklyn
The Butterfly, Manhattan - Altamarea GroupNew York
Caf 2 & Terrace 5 - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Caf AseanNew York
Caf TallulahNew York
Caffe LindaNew York
The Calhoun SchoolNew York
Century House RestaurantLatham
The Cheesecake FactorySouth Huntington
Cobys & 5 others on the SUNY CampusCobleskill
Colonial Pottery and CreamerySchuyler
Costata - Altamarea GroupNew York
Da ClaudioNew York
The DenNew York
Ditch Plains Restaurant (2 locations)New York
dp An American BrasserieAlbany
Dock to DishMontauk
Dylan PrimeNew York
Elizabeth's Neighborhood TableNew York
Fatty CrabNew York
Fatty CueNew York
The Golden Pear CafesSouthampton
Gramercy Tavern - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
The Green Table - The Cleaver Company (3 locations)New York
Gula Gula, NYNew York
II Ristorante RosiNew York
J. KingsHoltsville
Jack Halyards American Bar and GrillOyster Bay
Jackson's RestaurantOld Chatham
Jazz Standard - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Jewel RestaurantMelville
Jimmy's No. 43New York
Jolie CantinaBrooklyn
KingsideNew York
Lake Placid Pub & BreweryLake Placid
Landmarc [Tribeca]New York
Landmarc at the Time Warner CenterNew York
Lombardi'sNew York
Madison BistroWampsville
Maialino - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Marea - Altamarea GroupNew York
Marlow & DaughtersBrooklyn
Marlow & SonsBrooklyn
MirabelleSt. James
Mission Chinese FoodNew York
The Modern - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Monte's TrattoriaNew York
New World Bistro BarAlbany
Nicoletta - Altamarea GroupNew York
North End Grill - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
Not Just BagelsStaten Island
Osteria - Altamarea GroupNew York
Osteria - Altamarea GroupBernardsville
Peter CrevetteBrooklyn
Red GravyBrooklyn
Rogues' Harbor Inn: Bed and BreakfastLansing
Roots Bistro GourmandWest Islip
Salumeria Rosi ParmacottoNew York
Sardi's RestaurantNew York
Shake Shack (7 locations) 
Souen Organic Macrobiotic RestaurantNew York
Souen SohoNew York
Souen East VillageNew York
Spike HillBrooklyn
Spoonful Kitchen and CateringSchaghticoke
Sylvia'sNew York
Telepan & Telepan LocalNew York
The VanderbiltBrooklyn
The Village TeaRoom Restaurant & Bake ShopNew Paltz
Track's Raw Bar & GrillNew York
Tribeca GrillNew York
Union Square Caf - Union Square Hospitality GroupNew York
The VanderbiltBrooklyn
Villa MosconiNew York
West East BistroHicksville
Wong RestaurantNew York


To take the Pride of NY Pledge, please go to the following link and email the completed form to [email protected]. (

The Governors Taste NY program focuses on branding and expanding New York's food and beverage industry by making the wide variety of foods and beverages made and grown in the state readily available and recognizable to New Yorkers as well as to the hospitality industry and public nationwide. Part of Governor Cuomo's efforts to promote agribusiness across the state, Taste NY is being marketed through a range of promotional efforts including Taste NY tents at important events, Taste NY stores in transportation hubs and a dedicated website,