About our Restaurant

Two Boots -- named for the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana -- was born on June 24th, 1987. Founders Doris Kornish & Phil Hartman, indie filmmakers who loved Cajun food and culture (Phil having opened the Great Jones Café, a Cajun juke joint, in 1983), teamed up with local developer John Touhey, to create the original Two Boots Restaurant, a family-friendly, full-service restaurant at 37 Ave A in NYC's East Village.