Lil' Gem

opening soon

Partners: Chef Melissa O’Donnell, Lesly Bernard

29 Clinton Street, NYC, (929) 399-4235


What you need to know: The energy and passion of Lebanese dining will be brought to life this May at lil' gem, by Chef Melissa O'Donnell and restaurateur Lesly Bernard. The restaurant showcases a concept conceived and built by Bernard, who is known for his warm and inviting designs inspired by culture and current tastes.  Bernard is transforming the intimate 49-seat space into a cozy dining room with high top seating, exposed beamed ceilings, white-washed walls, and original artwork from American-born and native Lebanese artists. An open kitchen will include an authentic Saj oven, and rotisserie, allowing guests to share Chef Melissa's vision of the diversity, and vibrancy of this deeply flavorful cuisine.