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Jonathan Waxman's New Central Park Hotel Restaurant Will Be a Remake of Jams

The Barbuto chef is resurrecting his 80s classic.

Daniel Krieger

Jonathan Waxman has decided to call his new hotel restaurant near Central Park Jams, after his famed 80s eatery. The Barbuto chef, who began his career in Berkeley at Chez Panisse, then opened Michael's in Santa Monica with Michael McCarty and was nominated for a James Beard Best Chef in New York City award in 2013, will bring his beloved California style cuisine to Barry Sternlicht's 1 Hotel Central Park, at 1414 Sixth Avenue early next year. Will he really resurrect the original Jams? A spokesman tells Eater "It will be a modern interpretation of Jams, and the chef is working on updating classic dishes like JW chicken, salsa verde, and caramelized gnocchi,'' says a spokesman for Waxman. The farm to table seasonal menu will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner.