Drew Nieporent is the proud and energetic owner of four of New York’s most popular restaurants: Montrachet, Tribeca Grill, Della Femina, and the new East Hampton Point.
After graduating in 1977 from the Cornell University Hotel School, Mr. Nieporent went on to manage Maxwell’s Plum and Tavern On The Green. In 1985 he opened Montrachet and received a three-star rating from The New York Times (which has given the restaurant three subsequent three-star reviews in its eight year span). In 1990, with actor Robert DeNiro, Drew opened the Tribeca Grill, which instantly attained worldwide notoriety and fame. In 1992 with ad man Jerry Della Femina, he opened Della Femina in East Hampton to a sold-out audience. In 1993.they opened their second restaurant–East Hampton Point, which has quickly established itself as a respected Hamptons’ landmark. In 1990 Crains New York Business featured Mr. Nieporent in its “Forty Under Forty” annual issue.
Montrachet was inducted into the Nation’s Restaurant News Hall of Fame in 199 Land is one of only three restaurants anointed 4 stars by the Wine Spectator. In 1993 Montrachet received “The Ivy” Award.
In 1991 and 1992 Tribeca Grill was named one of the “Fifty Best Restaurants In America” by Conde Nast Traveler, and received “Best Comprehensive Wine List In
America” honors from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.
In 1992 Mr. Nieporent had the proud distinction of being inducted into “Who’s Who Of Cooking In America” by the James Beard Foundation.
He has also been the subject of major profile stories in The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, New York Magazine, Newsday, & Market Watch. During the course of his career he has worked and managed at La Reserve, Le Perigord, La Grenouille, and Le Regence.
His many activities also include serving as a Director of the American Institute Of Wine and Food, and as a guest lecturer at New York University, The New School, and Cornell University. He also serves as a Judge for the “Celebrity Cook-Off’ for the March of Dimes, and dozens of annual charities.