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70 Pine Street, New York, NY
SAGA hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

SAGA hiring Sommelier in New York, NY

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Full Time • Hourly ($10.00) plus tips
Expired: Jun 24, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

4 years

Job Details

SAGA will be the second restaurant from the team behind Crown Shy: Chef James Kent, former longtime Chef de Cuisine at Eleven Madison Park, and Jeff Katz, former Managing Director of Del Posto. 

At SAGA, we will serve an 8-course tasting menu that highlights the best produce we can source from the Hudson Valley, with ideas and inspirations from our mentors, food memories from our childhoods, and the enormous breadth of cuisine we eat in New York City.

Our wine list will showcase regions from the old and new world, encompassing traditional and modern styles of winemaking, with a focus on artisanal growers. 

One floor above SAGA will be Overstory, a cocktail bar with a wraparound terrace. An abbreviated food menu will be available at Overstory.

SAGA will be opening in August. Training will begin July 27th.


As a Sommelier at SAGA, you are responsible for helping to maintain the integrityof the wine program while facilitating proper wine service in our dining room. A Sommelier is responsible for not only thoughtful, attentive wine service, but also a general helpful demeanor towards colleagues with a keen sense of guest’s needs. A Sommelier at SAGA should work closely with the captain team to ensure guest satisfaction and smooth service.

The wine list will be a highly curated list of roughly 300 selections of some of the finest examples of wines from both classic and up-and-coming regions from around the world. We will be taking an innovative approach to arrange the list by wines that compliment each course, rather than by region. The Sommelier Team will carefully guide the guests along through this unique dinner party and select wines that elevate the overall experience to the highest level. A comprehensive understanding of classic regions, as well as a passion to introduce lesser-known regions, will be required to develop this legendary wine program.

SAGA believes in a ‘whole house’ mentality and we expect all departments (Pastry, Savory, Dining Room, and Facilities) to support and motivate each other to achieve our goal of guest satisfaction. As a Captain, you will interact with all of these departments regularly and should be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with your co workers.

  • Have a warm, positive, and noticeably appreciative demeanor towards guests and colleagues
  • Must demonstrate strong food, wine, and spirits knowledge and eagerness to continue education
  • Be comfortable using a digital point of sales system. 
  • Be able to effectively communicate, give and take constructive criticism, and productively lead in a small team dynamic.
  • Must be able to easily adapt and improvise in order to personalize service for each guest
  • Must have a strong focus, heightened attention to detail, precise organizational skills and a passion for the hospitality industry
  • Have full schedule availability, including weekends and holidays

  • The Sommelier is responsible for but is not limited to the following tasks
    • Coordinating polished and personalized wine service for each table with the assistance of the Captain and Front Server
    • Engaging in thoughtful yet concise conversation with the guest
    • Managing and maintaining a multiple-table section following the required steps of service 
    • Learning and maintaining menu and beverage knowledge
    • Maintaining warm and professional composure with colleagues and guests

  • The Sommelier should
    • Be able to stand for extended periods of time [over 5 hours]
    • Be able to lift and carry 50 pounds steadily 
    • Be comfortable bending, sitting, walking extended distances including up and down flights of stairs, and moving. 
    • Be comfortable with heights, elevators and small spaces.

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package [medical, vision, dental]
  • Pre-Tax Deductions for Commuters
  • Paid Time Off
  • EAP
  • Provide a work environment where you and your guests will want to return
  • Provide opportunities for growth within the Hospitality industry

SAGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($10.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

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Perched on the 63rd floor of an Art Deco tower at 70 Pine Street, SAGA is a fine dining restaurant in New York City’s Financial District. The restaurant is the sophomore project from James Kent and Jeff Katz, the team behind Crown Shy, which opened in March 2019 on the ground floor of the same building.

The SAGA suite comprises the top four stories of 70 Pine Street in the tiered spire of the building. One floor above SAGA is Overstory, a cocktail bar with a wraparound terrace. The 62nd and 66th floors are dedicated to private events. The latter–the former observation deck of the building–is a private dining room for a single 18-person table accessed by a private elevator that rises from the ground.

The name ‘SAGA’ is an acronym of the first letters of Kent and Katz’s children's names.

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