BELON is a neo-Parisian restaurant rooted in French culinary techniques with a dedication to ingredient-driven cooking. BELON presents exquisitely executed, classically minded cuisine spotlighting the variety and depth of the region's best seasonal ingredients. The elegant atmosphere of the restaurant's elevated interiors invites guests to focus on each dish as they experience the true pearl of SoHo. MICHELIN-Starred BELON is currently 88 on World’s Best Restaurants.
Belon’s culinary approach begins with excellent product. Using only the best ingredients from hong kong and abroad, each dish is prepared with exceptional technique and precision. This dedication and care aims to bring about the very best of each ingredient’s inherent nature.
AFTER 20 YEARS IN ICONIC CULINARY INSTITUTIONS, EXECUTIVE CHEF MATTHEW KIRKLEY BRINGS HIS PASSION AND DEDICATION FOR HIS CRAFT TO BELON. HE HAS WORKED IN THE WORLD’S FINEST KITCHENS, LEADING CHICAGO’S L2O AND COI IN SAN FRANCISCO TO TWO AND THREE MICHELIN STAR STATUS’ RESPECTIVELY. HE WAS THEN HONOURED TO STAND ON THE CULINARY WORLD’S BIGGEST STAGE, REPRESENTING TEAM USA AT THE BOCUSE D’OR 2019. IT IS KIRKLEY’S PRECISE EXECUTION AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT CONTINUES TO PROPEL BELON ON ITS CLIMB FOR EXCELLENCE.
OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, JACOB ZUIDERVLIET HAS SHOWN A SERIOUS DEDICATION TO CONSISTENCY AND PRECISION WHICH HAS PROPELLED HIM UP THE RANKS AND INTO THE COVETED POSITION AS CHEF DE CUISINE AT BELON. AN INTEGRAL PART OF SHAPING THE RESTAURANTS’ STORY AND A MAJOR DRIVING FORCE BEHIND ITS SUCCESS, THIS NEW ROLE WILL ALLOW HIM TO BE AN ARCHITECT FOR THE CULINARY FUTURE OF THE RESTAURANT. FOR ZUIDERVLIET, THIS NEXT STAGE IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE CHALLENGES, BUT ALSO MAKING SURE THAT EVERY GUEST GETS THAT EXTRAORDINARY BELON EXPERIENCE.