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Guenter Seeger Shares Plans for His NYC Restaurant, Why He Left Atlanta

The Atlanta expat is opening a new venture this spring.

Guenter Seeger.
Guenter Seeger.
William Berry

Guenter Seeger, whose eponymous eatery was a jewel in the Atlanta dining scene from 1997 to 2007, is finally getting back in the restaurant game — in New York. Seeger will soon serve a nightly prix fixe menu in the city's Meatpacking District, and he relayed some details in an interview with Eater New York. Seeger also shared reasons why he packed up and left the ATL:

Sometimes the job takes you where it takes you. I went to Atlanta because of the Ritz Carlton hotel company. I worked with them for 12 years, then I opened my own restaurant and was there for 10 years. But how the city developed, it went in a way that it became harder and harder to run a very high end restaurant. I had a very good time, but at one point I was like, "Where can we take this restaurant?" The market changed. I just couldn't see it moving any further, and I always thought about New York - it has the chefs, and you also have the rich clientele. It was a very hard decision to make because I was very invested in my restaurant, and I don't just mean financially. It was a very hard decision, but I'm very happy I did it.

Guenter Seeger NY, Seeger's first since his Atlanta restaurant closed more than seven years ago, is on track to open this spring.

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