The KarVér Story
We are a Brasserie and Bakery Café inspired by a deep respect for the classic culinary traditions of Europe, but reimagined for a 21st century sensibility.
Our initial culinary vision was influenced by the outdoor markets, the casual eateries, and the cafés that crowd the sun-splashed sidewalks of France, Italy, and Spain. The sparkling aromas, tastes, spices, and light all served as vibrant inspirations for our chefs. The resulting dishes were unabashed classics – Bouillabaisse, Steak Frites, Salade Niçoise, Croques, and French Onion Soup – beautifully executed, crave-able, comforting, and accessible.
But this was just a starting point, albeit it a mouth-watering one! The KarVér team, led by Chef Lisa Brefere and comprised of some of the most talented professionals in the hospitality industry, was passionate about creating something different. A concept that would resonate with today’s tastes and trends, in perfect lockstep with how we eat nowadays. A kind of “Brasserie 2.0.” whereby the traditional brasserie concept is localized by sourcing food and beverages close to home. At KarVér, the objective is to forge precious partnerships with area farms and purveyors. This very act, in our opinion, heightens the integrity of the cuisine and overall “KarVér experience” as well as bolsters ties with the local communities in which we serve. We are “NYC Loyal.”
Liepper & Sons, Murray’s Cheese, Ends Meat, Brooklyn Brine, Orwashers, Sail Away Coffee – they are but a handful of the iconic purveyors we are not only partnering with in the kitchen but also celebrating on our website. KarVér has ambitious plans to expand beyond its three NYC locations, and we hope our growth and success will similarly vitalize our purveyors.
We stand for delicious, classic food, enjoyed in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. We hope you join us and experience the KarVér difference!
BRASSERIE CLASSICS. LOCALLY CURATED.
Welcome to Coffee Heaven.
The finest coffee, espresso, latte, cold brewed iced coffee, nitro cold brew – and a whole lot more.
Crafted by expert baristas, our coffee and tea offering is a critical focus at KarVér.
We exclusively use Sail Away Coffee and SerendipiTea for coffee and tea service – both exquisite, artisanal brands based on Long Island.
Our objective is for KarVér to become a coffee and tea lover’s dream come true!