A veteran of the New York restaurant scene, Michael Lomonaco has helmed some of NYC’s most iconic kitchens including ‘21’ Club, Windows on the World, Wild Blue, Noche, and Guastavino’s. Today, Michael is the Chef/Partner of the highly successful Porter Hour Bar and Grill in the Time Warner Center, as well as the soon-to-open Hudson Yards Grill in Hudson Yards. A well-known face to television audiences, Michael hosted “Epicurious” and “Michael’s Place” on Travel Channel and Food Network, and makes regular appearances on The Today Show and The Chew. He has published two cookbooks, The ‘21’ Cookbook and Nightly Specials. Deeply dedicated to community support and charitable causes, Michael co-founded the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund in the wake of September 11, 2001. He also actively participates in fundraising events that benefit important and worthy causes throughout New York City, including City Harvest and The Food Bank of New York. In 2016, Porter House Bar and Grill celebrated their 10th anniversary in the Time Warner Center. To mark the occasion, Lomonaco oversaw a cosmetic redesign and relaunch, bringing modern finishes to the timeless space. The following year, the restaurant was awarded “Absolute Best Steakhouse in New York” by New York Magazine, a title they were awarded again in 2018.