Tuome is a contemporary American restaurant with Asian influences by Thomas Chen.
Chef Thomas Chen is a Chinese-American who was born and raised in New York. Chen worked for 4 unfulfilling years as an accountant before giving it all up to follow his true passion, cooking. After attending culinary school, he spent years working his way up in the kitchen at fine dining institution Eleven Madison Park before opening up his first restaurant Tuome in 2014. At Tuome, Chen offers an ingredient-driven contemporary American menu that showcases his classic culinary training and Asian influences from his upbringing. Thomas and the restaurant have continued to receive praise from consumers and media alike including a 4-star review from Eater, a glowing 2-star review from The New York Times, and was awarded its first Michelin star in 2019.
Growing up, "he was Tommy at home, but on his parents’ lips the nickname came out “tow me,” which is how Tuome is pronounced." - Pete Wells