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Set on a sprawling second-floor outdoor deck hovering just above the bustle of the streets of Soho and Tribeca, Veranda is a dining destination inspired by its garden-like atmosphere. Perched beneath a spectacular retractable pergola, the restaurant can transform between an indoor or outdoor setting within minutes. Veranda also features several indoor/outdoor cocktail bars and patios, as well as a dedicated space for private dinners and events.

David Rabin

Veteran restaurateur David Rabin has been a pioneering force in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. He is currently a partner at several destination restaurants in New York City, including American Bar, The Lambs Club, Sona and now Veranda, as well as rooftop lounges JIMMY and The Skylark. A graduate of Tufts University and Columbia Law School, Rabin has launched numerous other restaurants and bars, including Cafe Clover, The Double Seven, Union Bar, Rex and the Meatpacking District’s legendary Lotus restaurant and nightclub. He is also a consultant for The Venetian in Las Vegas, where he co-created The Dorsey cocktail lounge as well as Rosina and Electra.

Abigail Kirsch

Premier caterer Abigail Kirsch brings unmatched expertise to planning and executing special gatherings at Veranda, as well as overall hospitality guidance, and invaluable expertise to back/front of house operations.

Abigail Kirsch has been a leading culinary and event team in the New York metropolitan area for over forty years. Founded as an off-premises caterer, Abigail Kirsch has operated dedicated event venues in New York City, Westchester, and Connecticut.  Abigail Kirsch is also a partner with David Rabin in running the rooftop bar, The Skylark.

Johnny Swet

As Veranda’s resident cocktail consultant, Johnny Swet’s craft cocktails were designed to complement the restaurant’s menus and make great use of seasonal market ingredients. Along with Rabin, Swet is a co-founder of JIMMY.

Johnny Swet moved to New York City in 1992 to focus on his art career but quickly found himself working in and managing some of the city’s iconic establishments, such as The Bowery Bar, Balthazar, Pastis, The Park, and Freemans. A partner in past venues such as Jimmy (Chicago), Hotel Griffou, and Rogue & Canon, Swet also has served as a mixologist and bar designer for venues such as The Roger, King & Grove, The Skylark, Cafe Clover, Shorty, The Dream Hotel, The Rickey, and The Electric Room.