In 1982, along with his three brothers and three sisters, Nick opened “American Pie.” Starting a 40 career in hospitality, management and leadership.
Nick joined the highly respected co-owners of Gramercy Tavern, Danny Meyer and Tom Colicchio, in 1995. As the Managing Partner of Gramercy Tavern, he helped create and maintain what became the number one rated restaurant in New York, widely considered one of the best restaurants in America and on anyone’s list for one of the best in the world.
Nick Mautone has consulted to the Television Food Network on Food Service Operations and separately consulted to TV celebrity and author Rachael Ray. Stretching his horizons he assisted on the opening of Jezebel, NYC’s first high end kosher restaurant and cocktail lounge.
In 2015 Mautone Enterprises was engaged by the global real estate firm Tishman Speyer to rebrand, reimage, retool and reinvent the historic Rainbow Room. This 90 year old business is the most iconic venue in luxury bar and entertaining. Currently Nick holds the position of Managing Director Tishman Speyer, overseeing the iconic Rainbow Room and advancing hospitality projects within the firm.
Nick authored his first book “Raising the Bar; Better Drinks, Better Entertaining” published by Artisan and released in November of 2004, and is currently working on his third and fourth book projects.
Outside of the restaurant Nick devotes his time to his daughter Alexandra, son Nicholas and wife Terri Ludwig. A dedicated amateur astronomer, his favorite pastimes include reading, paddle boarding, kayaking, cycling and golf.