Our Story


Our restaurant is named for Pomona, the mythological Roman goddess of fruit, the harvest, and abundance, and whose statue graces the top of the iconic Pulitzer Fountain located directly across from the restaurant.

In opening Pomona, Chef Michael Vignola and Director of Operations Rachid Abdelouahad studied the history, cuisine, and culture of New York over the centuries, and have created a menu that is inspired both by New York ingredients and its culinary traditions, as well as their combined five decades of experience in New York City hospitality.

Our menu features a variety of dishes that are inspired by New York ingredients and culinary traditions, with offerings like Hudson Valley Foie Gras Slider with Sour Apple Butter; King Crab Pomona, Green Apple, Citrus Mustard; Seawater-Brined Chicken with New York State Oats, Lemon, Escarole; and a Prime 40 Day-aged 12oz NY Strip

in addition, we’ve teamed up with acclaimed bartender and Slanted Door alum Mario Castro to develop the beverage program at Pomona, both in the restaurant and in the adjoining cocktail lounge.  Our cocktail program features a variety of signature cocktails and venerable classics, including an Old-Fashioned menu, as well as a selection of Negroni variations.