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Founded in 1993 by John McDonald, MSH currently owns and operates a boutique collection of restaurants and bars.

Future Projects in Development

Hancock St, Downtown New York, May 2021

Lure Fishbar Chicago at the 21c Hotel, June 2021


Lure Fishbar 
New York City, South Beach, and coming soon to Chicago

Bistrot Leo



Bowery Meat Company 

Burger & Barrel

MercBar Phoenix

Past Projects Developed

iconic Soho bar and lounge for 20 years, building torn down in 2015

Lever House Restaurant 
landmark building, design by Marc Newson, Michelin Star 2006/2007

Chinatown Brasserie 
downtown Chinese with Chef Joe Ng

John McDonald


John McDonald is an entrepreneur with a varied background in nightlife, restaurants and media. Starting in 1993 with SoHo's iconic MercBar, McDonald grew his New York City restaurant portfolio to include Lure Fishbar New York, Lure Miami, Lure Chicago, Bowery Meat Company, Burger & Barrel, Bistrot Leo, Butterfly, and the private roof bar, A60.

For 10 years, he was the founder and editorial director for CITY Magazine, a three-time National Magazine Winner for photography and design. In 2008, he co-founded Tasting Table, a daily email publication with a focus on food, dining and recipes. Additional ventures include EBOOST, a performance supplement and beverage brand.