Único is more than just a restaurant.
We create unique flavors and unique experiences because everyone is Unique!
It is our pleasure to introduce you to our chef, Brian Sernatinger. With more than 20 years of cooking experience, he brings his passion, knowledge, and love to his fourth restaurant, Único Food & Drinks in Hartsdale, New York. Brian began his cooking career in 1999 after graduating from Umass at Amherst with a degree in psychology. He enrolled in the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, where he developed a strong foundation for his career to come. Before graduation, he secured a job at one of the best restaurants in New York City, Gramercy Tavern. After two exciting years working there, he was invited to be part of the opening team at Craft. Working alongside some of the best chefs back then and currently in New York City, he helped to secure three stars from the New York Times.
After one year at Craft Chef, Brian decided to live and work in Europe, settling in Spain. He continued to develop his cooking style and took on more responsibility, running several kitchens there. Once back in New York, Brian worked as a private chef where he continued to grow, travel and experiment with top quality ingredients.
Chef Brian’s next move would be to another warm climate. In 2012 he moved to Tulum, Mexico. There he realized one of his dreams, opening his own restaurant. Único restaurant was born and grew to become one of the best, if not the best fine dining establishment in Tulum. Único Tulum continues to give travelers a unique dining experience featuring the bounty of the Caribbean Sea and exciting dishes that are only served there.
Único means “like no other” or “Unique,” and this word sums up our mission. We strive to give our customers a unique dining experience through the exciting flavors and creativity of our food, our excellent service, inviting ambiance and unique drink menu.
Stop by any night and you will see Chef Brian through the open kitchen, cooking your food with love. Because we are all Unique!