Toro New York is owned and operated by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette, with partner Will Malnati
Chef Ken Oringer is one of Boston's most notable chefs. A James Beard Award-winner, Oringer has built an empire of restaurants inspired by his travels around the world: Tsukiji Fish Market-style Uni sashimi bar and Italian enoteca Coppa in Boston; as well as Barcelona tapas bar Toro in Boston, NYC, Bangkok and Dubai. In 2016, following the expansion of Uni, Oringer debuted his globally inspired tapas restaurant alongside chef partner Jamie Bissonnette - Little Donkey. Visit Ken's website.
Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, the Barcelona-style tapas bar. Toro also has a homes in New York City. Bangkok, Thailand, and Dubai. Bissonnette was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. In 2016, Jamie and Ken debuted Little Donkey, in Cambridge, MA. To learn more, and check out Jamie's new cookbook, visit his website.
Will Malnati grew up in a family of restaurateurs, the owners of
Chicago’s beloved pizza empire, Lou Malnati’s. He graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 2007, and in the years that followed, managed a handful of restaurants in Chicago and New York; most notably helping to launch the restaurant brand CATCH.
In 2013, Malnati partnered with chefs Oringer and Bissonnette
to open the New York outpost of TORO. They have gone on to open
locations in Bangkok and Dubai. In 2015, he was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, and was chosen as one of Zagat's 30 Under 30 in 2013.
Meet the Toro NYC team
Gina-Marie Ciccotelli, Director of Operations
Rebecca Lazar, General Manager
Joseph Quintela, Assistant General Manager / Beverage Director
Zach Watkins, Executive Chef
Dan Jamrock, Sous Chef
Miguel Calderon, Sous Chef
Heather Brown, Events Director
Toro New York is proud to be a part of a group of restaurants
Hailed as Boston's best kept secret, Toro is a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar that has been serving the South End since 2005. The menu features Barcelona-inspired hot and cold small plates, designed to be served and enjoyed tapas-style. The beverage program features classic-inspired cocktails and an eclectic, carefully curated wine list. Toro is open seven days a week for dinner, serves lunch on the weekdays and features a special brunch on Sunday.
Coppa is an enoteca known for its cozy atmosphere and inventive Italian small plates created by James Beard Award-winning Chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer. The menu boasts a unique charcuterie program as well as pastas and pizzas from a wood burning fire oven. It includes both small and mid-sized plates designed to be shared tapas style amongst guests. Visit the Coppa website.
Heavily influenced by global cuisine and local market fare, Little Donkey's ever changing menu provides guests the opportunity to sample food from all over the world. The menu is complimented by an extensive wine, cocktail and rotating beer selection. Little Donkey is located in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. Visit the Little Donkey website.