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Gordon Ramsay Protege Jason Atherton to Open Social on Madison in Spring 2015

The accomplished British chef promises to bring old England to modern New York next year.

Jason Atherton
Jason Atherton
Pollen Street Social Club

Renowned British chef Jason Atherton will open Social on Madison in May of next year, reports Bloomberg. The restaurant is a partnership with big box restaurateur Stephen Starr, and will be located in Ian Schrager's forthcoming Marriott Edition Hotel, at 701 Seventh Avenue. Atherton, who worked for Gordon Ramsay for almost a decade before striking out on his own in 2010, currently runs six restaurants in London, most notably the Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social, as well as seven restaurants across Asia.

Atherton rose to prominence at the Gordon Ramsay-owned Maze in London, where he earned a Michelin star as chef. He went on to open several outposts of the restaurant throughout the world. But he plans a more low key entrance into NYC than the one his former boss made with Gordon Ramsay at The London, which opened with a big splash in 2007 and has has now ignominiously shuttered. "I’m a one-star chef who loves his job and loves to cook" Atherton tells Bloomberg, claiming he is not looking to build a three star restaurant.