Our Story

Our Story

At Patroon, a welcoming staff, impeccable service and a modern menu of seasonal American favorites served in a lively, sophisticated atmosphere make for an unforgettable New York experience. Here, at Patroon you will find the charm and quality service of old New York meeting 21st century modernity.

Patroon Rooftop Bar Private Event Space

The word Patroon is from the old New York (New Amsterdam) Dutch, meaning genteel landowner; essentially, a gentleman. In a historic building that has housed a destination restaurant since the 1950s, Patroon today welcomes a convivial and urbane clientele. The building itself is the former home of Christ Cella, a beloved eatery opened in 1923 in the area that was once known as “Steak Row.”

Aretsky's Patroon NYC restaurant, mid town east

Within three levels of this iconic Manhattan townhouse, a business-casual crowd now enjoys everything from relaxed lunches to group celebrations to rooftop cocktails.

Aretsky's Patroon, Private Dining, Gibson Room

Elegant and timeless, Aretsky’s Patroon features multiple private dining rooms that offer real versatility, whether you are having an intimate birthday dinner for friends or using the entire townhouse for a wedding celebration or corporate event.

Patroon Photo Collection
An extraordinary 20th-century photography collection —black-and-white images by the likes of Neil Leifer, William Klein, Abelardo Morell, Saul Leiter, Hiro, Loomis Deans, Andreas Feninger and Charles Hoff — adds visual drama to each of the townhouse’s unique dining spaces.

Patroon Restaurant

Conveniently located near the neighborhood’s banking and media headquarters, Grand Central Terminal, and the United Nations, it’s no wonder that Patroon has become a sought-after destination for a sophisticated midtown audience. For groups large and small, for newcomers and regulars alike, Aretsky’s Patroon consistently elevates the everyday to the extraordinary.