Moscow 57 is a New York City-based hospitality and entertainment company. Founder Ellen Kaye, whose family owned The Russian Tea Room from 1947-1996 and partner Seth Goldman have created Moscow 57 Entertaining a catering company and record label on the road to opening Moscow 57, a restaurant with live music. Moscow 57, the restaurant, will feature Russian Central Asian food and great music from a New Yorker's perspective.
Our Moscow 57 menu encompasses a panoramic multi-national cuisine made up of classic Russian, Georgian, Belarussian, Ukrainian dishes and the flavors of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The foods of Central Asia and the Caucasus are the lesser-known, lighter and healthier fare of warmer climes and fit contemporary tastes and life styles.
Moscow 57 features an eclectic mix of R&B, blues, rock, jazz, folk and world music. Moscow 57's first CD releases have already garnered national radio airplay. M57 is developing projects for film, television and theater.
Check our Events Page to find the nearest M57 Pop Up café or nightclub and come enjoy our live music, live food and live people!
Ellen has a compelling story as a third generation restaurateur: her grandfather had restaurants in Manhattan in the early 1900’s and she is the daughter of Faith Stewart-Gordon and Sidney Kaye who owned The Russian Tea Room from 1947- 1996. During her restaurant career, Ellen had the opportunity to work in events with the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group over many years, eventually serving as their National Events Director. This experience now dovetails perfectly with the launching of Moscow 57 Catering.
Ellen met Seth Goldman, her partner in Moscow 57, in college and they first joined forces in the music industry, together producing live music at The Westbeth Theater Center (Kaffe Wednesday’s) and Trompe L’Oeil. Moscow 57 Entertainment is the perfect synthesis for their long musical relationship.
Beginning in 1989, while continuing to work in the restaurant industry, Ellen embarked on a career as a nightclub singer, performing at a broad range of New York City venues. Then interweaving her two careers, Ellen combined her restaurant management skills and show business acumen to create a string of innovative and successful series at a number of NYC restaurants and performance spaces, including The Townhouse Restaurant, the NY Country Club, and the clubs mentioned above.
Most recently, Ellen has played Iridium, the noted jazz club, and The Metropolitan Room, as well numerous venues upstate; back in the day she performed at an eclectic variety of venues including Carnegie Hall (with the New York Pops), The Mabel Mercer Foundation annual Celebration at Town Hall, the Angry Squire, Maxim’s, Tatou, Surf Reality, and the original Monkey Bar, as well as other venues in and outside NYC. Ellen also hosted The Ellen Kaye Show on WVOX/WRTN radio and performed on WNEW. She has recorded two cds “2AM” and “3AM…the dogs, the milkman and me” with Seth co-producing.
Moscow 57 Catering and Moscow 57 Entertainment are the perfect pairing of Ellen and Seth’s lifelong pursuits on the journey to Moscow 57 the Restaurant.
Seth has been a private chef, worked as a caterer and events consultant and owned a restaurant in Port Jervis, NY, in addition to cooking in restaurants in New York City, the Hudson and Delaware Valleys and Pennsylvania. He has cooked dinners for movie stars, breakfasts for senators and lunch for world-famous chefs, and three meals a day for 250 hungry football players. Seth was featured on PBS Television’s New Jersey Works. The most fun he’s had since beginning his career in the food business is playing with the fragrant Central Asian herbs and spices, like marigold petals, used in the foods of Moscow 57.
Before training as a chef at the French Culinary institute, Seth Goldman had an extensive career in the entertainment industry. He stage-managed Tina Howe’s Coastal Disturbances on Broadway, produced theater in New York, London and Edinburgh, produced and distributed record albums, and worked as a representative of musical, film and theater artists including Ellen. He has also produced live music events in restaurants throughout NYC, and, with Ellen, several music series.
Ethan Fein is our Moscow 57 music maven. He has played guitar in concerts with Kristen Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Marvin Hamlisch, Cy Coleman and Carole King to name a few; in the Broadway shows Forty Second Street, West Side Story, The Full Monty, and Cats for its entire run. Ethan has performed on and produced numerous recordings. Right now he is almost finished co-writing a new musical with Robby Merkin. As the accompanist and musical director for Ellen Kaye, Ethan says “I’m having the time of my life, this is the most fun I’ve had in the music business with my clothes on”.
David has been a designer of wigs, costumes and makeup for many years for more than thirty-five Broadway shows including Beauty and the Beast, The Who’s Tommy and the revival of The King and I, and regional theaters. It is great to have David use his years of visual arts training to assist Ellen and Seth as the Design Consultant for Moscow 57. Having studied theater at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, attended The Royal Academy in London, traveled throughout Europe, grown up in his mother’s restaurant, owned a restaurant of his own - and gotten that minor in Art History that his parents said would never be worth anything - David is using what he knows of visual staging , art and design to help make the dining experience at Moscow 57 one that bridges the worlds of Central Asia, Russia and New York City; supporting the food and music with amazing art, textiles, rugs and furnishings brought back from the bazaars of the region.
Igor Putinsky is our very own Moscow Mule taking us on our journey from the Volga to the Near Abroad. He has an affinity for stylish hats and is known for collecting the haute couture of Christian Lacroix. Rumor has it he drinks a little too much Kvass at certain social gatherings, but at his own parties he only serves vodka with ginger beer and lime. Igor is polishing up his skills speaking Uzbek and has developed an amazing appetite for pelmeni.
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