Chefs Adam Bordonaro and Ryan Lory opened their first restaurant in 2019. Ardyn, an intimate, romantic spot in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, received immediate attention, with rave reviews including Eater, Town and Country, and The Michelin Guide.
Almost exactly one year after opening, all restaurants in New York City were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Ardyn's brief, shining run came to an abrupt halt.
Chef Ryan Lory
Ryan Lory is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. He also received his culinary degree and graduated with honors from the Art Institute of California Orange County. Lory’s passion and dedication for cooking shines through in his desire to have a hand in every aspect of the kitchen. He has championed a style of cooking that is at the forefront of the New American cuisine movement, and uses regionally-sourced produce, fish and meat to inspire his seasonal creations. Lory’s professional career began when he joined the culinary team at Big Canyon Country Club as Junior Sous Chef under the mentorship and guidance from chefs Nick Wynn and Ben Udave. In 2012, he returned to Oakhurst, New Jersey to open his own restaurant called Bistro RyLo. The restaurant received great reviews from the local media and Lory was named the “Wunderkind Chef” by The Star Ledger. Ultimately, Lory had a desire to move back to New York City, so he sold Bistro RyLo and started working with celebrated chef Charlie Parmer. In 2014, he helped opened Charlie Palmer Steak New York as the Executive Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef in just one year. In the winter of 2018, Lory teamed up with business partner and co-chef Adam Bordonaro to open Ardyn, the duo’s debut restaurant in New York City. Lory has competed on Food Network’s “Chopped” and was the winner of D'Artagnan’s “Cassoulet Wars” in 2017. He was also featured in a recent episode of Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”. Lory has built a substantial social media following on Instagram (@chefrylo88) and was nominated by Forbes for its “30 Under 30” Award for Excellence in Hospitality in 2018.
Chef Adam Bordonaro
Adam Bordonaro was studying to get his law degree before deciding to follow his passion into the hospitality industry. After receiving his culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute, Bordonaro honed his skills under celebrated chef Charlie Palmer at his flagship Michelin star restaurant, Aureole. In 2011, he was offered the opportunity to be the Executive Chef of Restaurant Astra - a position he held for three years. In 2014, Adam remained within the group and took on the role of Corporate Sous Chef, during which time he opened Crimson & Rye, Charlie Palmer Steak New York, and Upper Story in just four months. Later, Bordonaro left Charlie Palmer Group to become the Corporate Chef of Swallow Restaurant Group, where he oversaw Swallow restaurants in Long Island’s Huntington Village and Montauk. Most recently, Bordonaro was the National Corporate Chef for Fig & Olive, where he reorganized and redeveloped eight restaurants, handling everything from menu development, day-to-day operations, and building a progressive culinary culture. In the winter of 2018, Bordonaro teamed up with business partner and co-chef Ryan Lory to open Ardyn, the duo’s debut restaurant in New York City.
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The COCO Fund
Ardyn in partnership with March On Foundation, has established the COVID Community Fund, or COCO Fund, to provide immediate, critical financial support to some of the hardest-hit by COVID-19: our restaurant, event and hospitality industry workers.Donate