DuMont Restaurant opened its doors in June of 2001. The green neon sign was salvaged from a building that had previously housed offices of the world's fourth commercial television network, DuMont Television Network. Since its inception, DuMont's commitment to the neighborhood and to a simple yet commendable food program have been the foundations of its popularity. The menu features classics such as The DuMont Burger and The DuMac & Cheese, as well as seasonal specials that change on a daily basis. With its stylish and unpretentious atmosphere, DuMont has been a Williamsburg mainstay for the last decade.
Colin Devlin changed the face of Williamsburg's dining scene when he opened DuMont in 2001. Further developing a successful formula for simple yet
thoughtful neighborhood restaurants with smart, unpretentious service and fresh, contemporary American fare. DuMont Burger opened in 2005 followed by
Michelin-starred Dressler in 2006.
Born in Philadelphia, Colin's introduction to the industry was modest enough. A job as a 14 year old dishwasher at a local catering company segued into a lifelong passion and career. When he moved to NYC in 1994, Colin found work with acclaimed restaurateur Keith McNally at Pravda and Balthazar. Ultimately, inspired by McNally's accomplishments, Colin decided to try his hand at the business. DuMont proved an almost instant achievement. The rest, as they say, is history.
Formerly pastry chef for the three-star restaurant, Veritas, Dalia Jurgensen has worked in the kitchens of acclaimed restaurants such as Nobu, Layla and La Cote Basque. Her work has been widely reviewed and featured in publications including the New York Times, New York, the New York Daily News and USA Today. Her Memoir, Spiced, about life in the kitchen, was published by Putnam in April, 2009.