André J. Marrero
Chef André trained at The French Culinary Institute in New York and went on to work in some of New York’s leading kitchens with some of the best chefs in the world. Among them: DB Bistro Moderne, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Perry Street Restaurant and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in the Four Seasons Hotel. Most recently he was the Executive Chef of Event Operations at his alma mater, where he oversaw the creation of a world-class Catering and Private Events Division. He was honored to be selected as Guest Chef for the prestigious James Beard House for New Year’s Eve.
General Manager / Beverage Director
Food and wine have always held a place of importance to Michael Shef, who began his restaurant management training at La Mascotte, a Long Island restaurant where he grew up. After working throughout the performing arts industry, from the New York Phil to BAM, Michael followed his passion into the restaurant business.
Michael completed the American Sommelier Association certification course and has since earned the Court of Master Sommelier’s Introductory and Certified Sommelier ranking. He joined the staff of famed New York City restaurant La Caravelle as a captain and sommelier, followed by a stint as captain with the staff of Alain Ducasse at the Essex House.
Michael next joined forces with another La Caravelle alumnus, Chef Cyril Renaud, to serve as opening manager of Fleur de Sel: a highly regarded 2 star restaurant in the Flatiron district. This was followed by stays at Strip House, JoJo, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill & Bar Americain, and Artisanal. Most recently, Michael was the Restaurant Manager at the iconic ‘21’ Club, overseeing the famous bar room and the introduction of the new lobby bar during his tenure.
Michael currently lives on Long Island with his wife and children. He is currently on the faculty of the American Sommelier Association where he teaches introduction and certification classes on Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Sake.
Dining with us at 54 Below?
“There’s probably no better way to get in the mood to see a Broadway musical than to take in a little pre-show show at cabaret spot 54 Below” -Zagat
Join us for Pre-Theatre Dinner at 54 Below 7 days a week.
If you have purchased a ticket to one of our shows, you do not need to make a separate dinner reservation. If you are joining us for pre-theatre dinner, we ask that you please complete your meal 30 minutes before our ticketed event begins. We look forward to serving you.
Call us at 646.476.3551 or make your reservations below using OpenTable.
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, offers new takes on classic American cuisine that have set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues. Chef André J. Marrero creates a world-class seasonal menu served in the breathtaking ambiance of a 1920s Manhattan supper club. Savor a classic cocktail or spirit as Broadway’s brightest talents perform nightly on the club’s cabaret stage. Just steps from the legendary Studio 54, 54 Below offers an only-in-New York dining experience that’s both contemporary and utterly timeless.
Dinner for Guests attending shows at 54 below:
For 7pm shows, please make reservations between 5:00pm & 6:30pm.
For 8:00 pm shows, please make reservations between 5:00 & 8:00pm. For 11:00 pm shows, please make reservations between 10:00 & 10:45pm. To ensure you have the most enjoyable experience with us here at 54 Below, please do arrive at your appointed reservation time.
Dinner for Guests attending shows at other theatres:
Pre-theatre dinner is served from 5pm.
We ask that you please complete your meal 30 minutes before our ticketed event begins (6:30pm Sunday-Thursday, 7:30pm Friday-Saturday).
Not dining with us at 54 Below?
For ticket holders not dining with us at 54 Below, please note when the doors open for your show. Please note that food and beverage minimums still apply.
*Menu and prices are subject to change.