North was Chef Eyal Shani's first full service restaurant in New York City, specializing in highlighting the flavors of Israeli cuisine in its simplest form. Our kitchen prepares everything in-house and the menu changes daily to reflect what's fresh & new each day. The menu features fresh, seasonal vegetable small plates paired with larger fish and meat dishes designed to share. We combine the vibes of Tel Aviv with the flavors of Israel to introduce you to the North experience on the Upper West Side.
About Eyal Shani
Shani was born in Jerusalem in 1959
Shani's culinary passion was first instilled in him by his grandfather, an agronomist and a dedicated vegan. As a child, he would accompany his grandfather to local markets, fields, and vineyards.
In 1989 he opened his first restaurant "Oceanus" in his home town of Jerusalem. There, he developed a unique culinary language based on regional Mediterranean products: olive oil, fish, tahini, fresh seasonal vegetables and of course, the tomato.
Since opening his fine-dining restaurant HaSalon in Tel Aviv, Shani is now the inspiration and the leading chef of 23 highly successful restaurants worldwide. He is considered to be one of the leading figures in the Israeli culinary scene, starring in the TV series "Food for Thought" and appearing on the panel of judges during the past six seasons of Israeli "Master Chef."