Rising Star Mixologist Naomi Levy of Eastern Standard - Biography

Boston, MA

March 2015

When a path leads from Ruby Tuesday to venerable brasserie, it usually has more to do with the person. And that much is true in the story of Naomi Levy, who started working in restaurants, at a Ruby Tuesday, at just 17. But even then she was old enough to know that she wanted a career set to the rhythm and pacing of the industry.

Levy found herself especially drawn to what was going on behind the bar, and over the next few years, continued to learn and challenge herself, working at casual restaurants, beer bars, and in catering. At Hungry Mother, Levy was part of the opening team, and she stayed on for two years, helping the restaurant achieve national acclaim. But in 2010, when Levy was tapped to work as a bartender at Eastern Standard, she found her cocktail home.

Eastern Standard not only gives Levy a forum for her mixing skills, it’s also an outlet for her deeply rooted hospitality, a desire to make people smile that drives her—and shows up in her drinks. At the top of her class in BarSmarts, Levy remains passionate about education and community building. She is a member of the United States Bartender’s Guild, completed the Beverage Alcohol Resource BAR 5-day, served as a Tales of the Cocktail apprentice, and judges cocktail competitions. In 2015, Levy earned a StarChefs Rising Star Community Bartender Award for her work at Eastern Standard.