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Mr White is owned and operated by two New York City service industry veterans Jeffrey White and Kelly Rheel, i.e. Mr. and Ms. White.

Born in Lexington Kentucky, Jeffrey White moved to New York City from Alexandria, Virginia on June 28th, 1997. That night he met Kelly Rheel where she was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, Polyesther’s in the West Village. Over the next twenty years, the pair ran the gamut of New York City nightlife positions doing everything from serving to bartending to DJing. Jeff and Kelly have owned one restaurant together previously in Williamsburg. Mr White is their dream project.

Mr White started off as a simple plan to focus on the couple's favorite NOLA delicacy, the char-grilled oyster. It slowly evolved however, into what is now a mansion on St. Mark’s with a full menu of Southern All Stars.

A good day at Mr White is one where you feel welcome, fancy and full.