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David Waltuck bringing new eatery to Flatiron


Lee & Associates has arranged a long-term lease at 43 East 20th Street, for Chanterelle alumni David Waltuck and George Stinson.

The tenant was represented by Lee NYC’s Peter Braus, managing principal, and Richard Kave, managing director. The landlord, 20th Street Realty LLC, was self-represented.

“David Waltuck and his business partner George Stinson, a former GM at Chanterelle, have long and successful track records in owning and operating four-star restaurants,” said Braus.

“They were the consummate professionals throughout the negotiations and a pleasure to work with.”

Veritas restaurant previously occupied the space

The approximately 2,000 s/f, 50-seat restaurant, formerly occupied by Veritas Restaurant, will feature a seasonal, French-influenced menu in an urbane, relaxed environment. the restaurant will be called élan. Added Kave, “When David Waltuck opened Chanterelle in 1979, it helped put Soho on the  map and, over the years, accrued  numerous accolades, including two four-star reviews from the New York Times and four James Beard Foundation awards.

“I can only anticipate the great response élan will receive in this gourmet-centric neighborhood.”

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