Has any restaurant in the city pulled off a pandemic reset to better effect than Chambers? It’s built from the earthly remains of Racines NY, a clubhouse for wine nerds that ran on Chambers Street in TriBeCa for about seven years before closing in 2021. Several faces are the same, the floor plan has barely changed and wine is still the point of the place.
But Chambers has a warmer and more generous spirit than Racines NY. Much of the credit belongs to the chef, Jonathan Karis. He has been dishing out prime seasonal ingredients by the armful each night since the restaurant opened, a week or so before the official start of summer, and seems poised to keep up the momentum as fall produce piles up in the markets.