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Dining Room Manager

Maialino / Gramercy Park Hotel (2 Lexington Ave.)
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Job Description

Union Square Hospitality Group is looking for a talented and motivated Restaurant Manager to join the team at Maialino!

 

The Restaurant Manager will work closely with the Front of House management team and service staff to uphold the standards of enlightened hospitality, while working in tandem with our Sous Chef and Back of House team to execute a seamless service and guest experience.

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining Credits and Discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure excellent direction in the standards and practices of service 

  • Direct and monitor service staff's adherence to technical and hospitality service standards.
  • Drive the daily operations of the restaurant to ensure that all units are operating at full capacity
  • Ensure that guests receive excellent service and hospitality. 

Ensure high performance and profitability while maintaining overall excellence & hospitality throughout each day’s specific service periods

  • Effectively open physical operation/close physical operation
  • Ensure excellent maintenance and cleanliness of the dining room at all times
  • Organize and complete the administrative setup and break down of service (including but not limited to: creation of floor plans, menus, employee check-in, employee cash outs, bank close out etc.)
  • Maintain effective & timely communication to all Dining Room and Kitchen team members
  • Maintain positive working relationship with kitchen leaders and line staff throughout service periods
  • Attend to guests – ensure excellent service & hospitality is provided for all
  • Provide assistance to Service Teams when needed
  • Complete all assigned administrative tasks on time
  • Remain current and compliant with the correct HR practices and policies 

Continuously build a high-performance team

  • Work with the General Manager and the rest of the management team in supervising all service staff
  • Ensure that line-up program is dynamic, engaging and consistent at all times 
  • Hold employees accountable to all standards and practices, evaluating and/or following disciplinary procedure when necessary

 

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on  their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • At least 3+ years of operations/culinary experience in hospitality
  • Ability to identify opportunities throughout the operation, leading with solutions and proposals
  • Superior organizational acumen, prioritizing time and tasks with optimum efficiency
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and delegate, and follow through, holding team(s) accountable
  • Superior communication skills (verbal/oral/listening)
  • Proficiency with Restaurant Technologies and applications (Microsoft Office/POS/Avero)
  • NYC DOHMH Food Protection Certificate holder
  • Excellent Dining Room and Facilities Operations Knowledge
  • Excellent understanding and expression of USHG Culture/Philosophies 

 

Skills & Requirements Qualifications Maialino is a Roman-style trattoria inspired by the rustic cuisine of the Eternal City. Overlooking Gramercy Park, Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood trattoria, reimagined for its contemporary setting. Executive Chef Matt Spivey’s thoughtful Italian cuisine blends the rich cultures of both New York City and Rome. Sourced from its local family of farmers and suppliers, Maialino integrates quality, seasonal ingredients throughout the menu, including Executive Pastry Chef Jessica Weiss’ beautiful, rustic desserts. The restaurant is open continuously throughout the day, serving breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, dinner, and late night, as well as to-go coffee and pastries.