Constantine Kalandranis was born in Astoria, Queens with a love of food. From cooking alongside members of his Greek-American family to preparing for holiday gatherings, Constantine saw the power food had to connect people. At 14, he began working at a local pizzeria and continued his journey in the culinary world through a variety of positions like cook, baker, and server. His passion propelled him towards the Culinary Institute of America, where he learned about cooking techniques, service, and professionalism.
Since then, he has worked at esteemed dining establishments including Gotham Bar & Grill, Brasserie Perrier, Veritas, L’impero, The Tasting Room and Anthos, which received a Michelin Star.
Throughout his career, Constantine has cultivated his own style, traveled the world and even cooked for President Barack Obama at the White House.
After falling in love with the Hudson Valley during college, Constantine returned to the area to open 8 North Broadway with a highly skilled team from the culinary world. Kalandranis opened two additional Westchester restaurants in 2015, 273 Kitchen in Harrison, and 251 LEX in Mt. Kisco (the latter closed in 2017). Kalandranis also opened PopoJito, MedMex Kitchen, in November 2017 in Scarsdale, NY. He is the founder of OurFoodGroup.us and KalandranisConsulting.com, a restaurant consultancy.
Constantine and his wife Johna have a daughter, Isla, and son, Leo.
Company General Manager
Michael brings over two decades of front of the house experience to our restaurant and a commitment to exceeding every customer's expectations. Formerly the general manager of Crabtree's Kittlehouse in Chappaqua, NY, and assistant general manager at Richard Gere's Bedford Post Inn for Michelin star chef Michael White, Michael's warmth and enthusiasm are beloved and matched only by Taeko's charm and keen organization skills. Together, Michael and Taeko are the face of 8 North Broadway and make every guest feel at home and welcome.
Whether you are dining with us, looking to coordinate a group or private event or have an off-site catering request, Michael and Taeko are happy to assist you and make sure you have a wonderful experience that is tailored to your needs, goals and budget.
Charlie Pavarini II
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Charlie received a degree in Liberal Arts but his love for the culinary world has been a constant in his life. That passion and knowledge for food and wine led him to a career in the food service industry and it’s shined through with every plate or glass he’s served up since. Charlie started his journey at Firehouse Deli in Greenwich, CT and his career blossomed from there.
After working for various restaurants such as North Street Tavern and Chez Vous Bistro, he found a home with us here at 273 Kitchen. Charlie has been with us for nearly two years, first as a cook and now as the manager bringing over five years of restaurant experience literally to the table.
Assistant Floor Manager
Alexis Rivas has been in the "family" since 2013, starting with 8 North Broadway where he still can be seen meeting, greeting and serving customers. He's also been with 273 Kitchen from the very beginning. Prior to joining both restaurants, he worked in hospitality at various local restaurants including Tandoori and Tarry Lodge in Port Chester and The J House Greenwich. He also has experience as a sous chef.
Rosa M. and Tinan T.
Rosa M. and Tinan T. are behind the kitchen, working diligently to create a world of color for your taste palate. Their innovative dishes always have an emphasis of using the highest quality ingredients and farm-to-table produce. Rosa has been with us since the restaurant's inception. Prior to joining 273, she was respectively a line cook at Cafe Meze and City Limits for a decade. Tinan, who holds a degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Culinary Arts, has worked in 12 different restaurants across three different countries. On a local level he previously worked at The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry. He has been with 273 for nearly a year.