Iron Chef Jesse Schenker expands his footprint in Oyster Bay with fabulous ‘FOUR’


Just three years after trading Manhattan for Oyster Bay and winning the hearts, pallets and tummies of Long Islanders via his 2 Spring restaurant, Iron Chef Jesse Schenker has opened a second eatery in the North Shore village.

This one is called FOUR. Connected to 2 Spring by a covered “winter garden” pavilion, FOUR is a 10-seat chef’s counter, where Schenker serves up 12 to 15 courses from an exhibition kitchen. The courses are off a tasting menu that focuses on raw fish and shellfish.

Schenker debuted the uniquely immersive dining experience last month, and the interest is already high.

Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with seatings at 5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., FOUR is already booked solid several nights this month.

You can click here to see what’s available and secure a reservation.

A place at the counter is $245 per person, and the restaurant asks for prepaid reservations for parties of two to four. There’s also two special seatings for New Year’s Eve — at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Schenker, who opened 2 Spring in early 2018 with his business partner Claudia Taglich, says on his website that the norms of typical dining do not apply at FOUR.

“FOUR transforms the usual into something transcendent,” he says. “It’s not about eating; it’s more about being part of that transformation and witness to that creative process.”

FOUR is located at 4 Spring St. inside a shingled Victorian cottage that’s been transformed on the inside into a dining paradise.

In addition to winning Food Network’s Iron Chef America competition in 2011, Schenker is a twice-nominated James Beard Award semi-finalist and was included on Forbes “30 Under 30” list.

Top photo: via Facebook/Four Chef’s Counter