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The Food

Nothing brings a community together like good food - and with unlimited tastings and open bars from up to 50 of the most acclaimed and diverse restaurants in NYC, giving back through TLES tastes as good as it feels.

Get Involved

TLES brings everyone to the table - proceeds connect 10,000 New Yorkers with Grand St. Settlement's vital human services and programming. The Settlement House model believes that everyone has the power to help our neighbors, enriching our own lives in the process of building our community. Join us, and help bring everyone to the table.

JUMPstart CHANGE

This year, we celebrate 15 stories that embody the heart and mission of Grand St. Settlement. These honorees empower neighbors, support communities, and advocate change. Their commitment to giving back embodies our core belief: we all have the power to help our neighbors, thereby enriching our communities and our own lives, too. We can't wait to share their stories with you.

Tasting Preview

This exclusive, hour-long preview of all the restaurants opens the event early for those who wish to rub elbows with our chefs and be the first to dig in. Space is limited and this hour is always a smashing success - get your tickets early!

Buy Tickets

Get a date, round up your friends, invite your colleagues or impress your clients - and join us at TLES! Tickets are sold both individually and as part of packages. Save your plate!

Silent Auction

Our popular Silent Auction tables attract hundreds of eager bidders every year. You could find yourself winging your way to exotic places, a show on Broadway, getting a coveted spot in a SoulCycle class or score a table at the timeless classic - Rao's.
Grand St. Settlement is so very lucky to have had the best kind of neighbors. Not only do our restaurants bring their most exciting and impressive dishes to TLES - they do it all from the bottom of their hearts. These chefs donate their time, talent and A teams to our event year after year. We can't thank them enough.

Antibes Bistro

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: David Shemesh

Balvanera

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Fernando Navas

Black Tree

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Sandy Dee Hall

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

Joined TLES: 2013

Chef de Cuisine: Toshi Ueki

Boulton and Watt

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: David Rotter

Cata

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Larry Baldwin

Charrua

Joined TLES: 2015

Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

Joined TLES: 2004

Chef de Cuisine: Neil Kleinberg

The Comfort

Joined TLES: 2015

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Charlie Foster

Edi & the Wolf

Joined TLES: 2010

Chef de Cuisine: Eduard Frauneder

The Falafel Shop

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Eyal Tov

Flinders Lane

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Chris Rendell

Freemans

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Preston Madson

Fung Tu

Joined TLES: 2015

Galli

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Steven Gallo

Gemma

Joined TLES: 2008

Chef de Cuisine: Chris D'Amico

GG's

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Bobby Hellen

Hecho en Dumbo

Joined TLES: 2011

Chef de Cuisine: Danny Mena

il laboratorio del gelato

Joined TLES: 2005

Chef de Cuisine: Jon F. Snyder

Kuma Inn

Joined TLES: 2005

Chef de Cuisine: King Phojanakong

L'Apicio

Joined TLES: 2013

Chef de Cuisine: Gabe Thompson

Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten

Joined TLES: 2005

Chef de Cuisine: Torsten Ziebold

Louie and Chan

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Kevin Chun

Luca & Bosco Ice Cream

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Catherine Oddenino

Macondo Taperia Latina

Joined TLES: 2009

Chef de Cuisine: Pep Coronado

Maharlika Filipino Moderno

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Miguel Trinidad

The Meatball Shop

Joined TLES: 2010

Chef de Cuisine: Daniel Holzman

Mezetto

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Bahr Rapaport

Moscow 57

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Adan Moran

Northern Spy Food Co.

Joined TLES: 2010

Chef de Cuisine: Pastry Chef Rebecca Newman

Palá

Joined TLES: 2013

Chef de Cuisine: Gigio Palazzo

Paulaner

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Daniel Kill

Pearl & Ash

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Richard Kuo

Pies 'n' Thighs

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Carolyn Bane

Pop Karma

Joined TLES: 2013

Chef de Cuisine: Stephane Lemagnen

Porsena

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Sara Jenkins

Prohibition Bakery

Joined TLES: 2013

Chef de Cuisine: Leslie Feinberg

Roni-Sue's Chocolates

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Rhonda Kave

Root & Bone

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth

Rouge NYC

Joined TLES: 2015

Russ & Daughters

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Nikki Russ Federman, Josh Russ Federman and John Stevenson

Sauce

Joined TLES: 2015

Chef de Cuisine: Frank Prisinzano

Schapiro's

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: David Shemesh

Schiller's Liquor Bar

Joined TLES: 2005

Chef de Cuisine: Shane McBride

Seoul Chicken

Joined TLES: 2015

The Stanton Social

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Chris Santos

Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery

Joined TLES: 2005

Chef de Cuisine: Debbie Weiner & Peggy Williams

Thelma on Clinton

Joined TLES: 2014

Chef de Cuisine: Mellissa O'Donnell

Think Coffee

Joined TLES: 2009

Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop

Joined TLES: 2014

Veselka

Joined TLES: 2001

Chef de Cuisine: Olesia Lew

The Wren

Joined TLES: 2012

Chef de Cuisine: Shaun Vanalphen

Yerba Buena

Joined TLES: 2010

About Us

Grand St. Settlement connects over 10,000 New Yorkers with a continuum of vital programs and human services for all ages. Serving diverse and vibrant communities on both sides of the Williamsburg Bridge, the settlement house has been a cornerstone of New York City for nearly 100 years.

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