Owner of Seamore's and co-founder of The Meatball Shop
A passionate fisherman since a young age, restaurateur Michael Chernow brought his love of under-appreciated fish species to New York City with the opening of his seafood-centric restaurant group, Seamore’s. Since 2015, he’s opened Seamore's locations in Nolita, Chelsea (along with cocktail bar, Fish Bone), Midtown, Dumbo, and Gotham West Market—each with distinct, neighborhood-specific spins. His largest location of Seamore’s will open at Brookfield Place in summer 2018, complete with an outdoor cocktail bar. Michael is also a co-founder of the cold-pressured, fitness recovery beverage, WellWell. Previously, he earned an honors degree in Restaurant Management from the French Culinary Institute and spent his early career at Frank Prizanzano's eponymous flagship restaurant, Frank. In 2010, Michael teamed up with his childhood friend Daniel Holzman and debuted The Meatball Shop in New York City's Lower East Side. He and Daniel opened several more locations and co-authored The Meatball Shop Cookbook, which was published to much acclaim in 2011.