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Doug Friedman

Doug Friedman

Co- Owner / Operator

Doug Friedman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and has lived in New York since 2006. Before moving across the country, Doug was a successful grammy-award winning producer, director, and editor in the music video and film industry. His production background evolved into producing successful restaurants in New York City since arriving in New York.  Doug has built and opened The Rusty Knot, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar, The John Dory Oyster Bar,  Salvation Taco, and the Pod Hotel Rooftop Bar  At each of these restaurants, he was the Project Manager overseeing all aspects of design and construction.  He also designed and implemented the operations systems and led the many successful restaurant openings.  Doug lives in NYC with his wife Kira and 3- year old daughter, Edie.