After running the helm at Michelin-starred Dovetail in the Upper West Side for nearly five years, chef Nick brings his playful touch to a modern take on bar food at Nobody Told Me. A deep appreciation for vegetables drives the food styling towards uncommon ground at the 50 seat cocktail bar just blocks south of Manhattan’s Columbia University.
Prior to Dovetail, Chef Pfannerstill honed his technique at Daniel Boulud’s celebrated Cafe Boulud, and at famed Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. He previously spent a three-year stint in Puerto Rico, where he ran the kitchen at Marmalade and occupied rare days off scouring the island’s tropical food and drink scene with Alberto.
You can find Nick’s menus elsewhere at Mother’s Ruin and Loverboy in downtown Manhattan, as well as Lowlife in Charleston, SC.
Having been raised in his grandparents’ cafe in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alberto brings a lifetime of hospitality experience to the bar program at Nobody Told Me. He moved stateside to study at NYC’s French Culinary Institute, where he interned with Existing Conditions’ Dave Arnold and developed a profound and lasting appreciation for cocktails and spirits. After years cooking on the line at Michelin starred Rouge Tomate, Alberto chose to explore his interests with the front of house and took a position with the Seamstress and In Good Company teams’ Belle Shoals in Williamsburg, where he quickly climbed the ranks to Beverage Director and GM.
His kinda classic and kinda not cocktail menu explores both subtle yet unique variations on familiar flavor profiles, alongside a more innovative and provoking collection of new concoctions.