Stories told on and off the plate


Off the record was born from my passion for storytelling through food, it's a culinary venture that goes beyond just creating delicious dishes. By weaving stories into your culinary creations, you inspire people to connect, share, and create their own narratives through the medium of food. Your unique approach not only satisfies their palates but also nourishes their souls, turning each meal into a memorable and meaningful experience.

About Chef Luis

Meet Luis Ramirez, an architect by training but a chef at heart. His passion for cooking, which began with preparing meals for loved ones, ignited a dream to one day establish his own restaurant. #manifest

Drawing inspiration from diverse global cuisines and innovative culinary techniques, Luis infuses each dish with a touch of architectural elegance. His creations are a harmonious blend of bold flavors and delicate subtleties, meticulously balanced to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Here's what our customers say

"100% recommend if you're in NYC and looking for an evening of delicious food and meaningful conversations with like minded people."

- Uli

"I really respect the hustle. The food is good. Plating even better and they just have a good vibe. They put a ton of care with little details. I'd go back.

Nice that supper clubs and communal dinners are a thing. The hard part has been sussing out which are worth checking out. I'm excited to see what off the record does!"

- Chris Ee

"I absolutely loved this experience and highly recommend anyone to attend! It's perfect for meeting new people too! The hosts are absolutely lovely and warm. The details of the night were thoughtful, and I appreciated how they paid attention to every aspect. Now, here's the surprising part: I'm typically a picky eater, and everything on the menu was on my "no" list. However, I was beyond pleased with the way everything was cooked and presented. I'm definitely planning to come back and try every new menu they offer!"

- Hannelyn

"Thank you so much. We had so much fun :)."

- @eatadakimasuw

"Everyone loved the food, decorations, and card games. All the small details like the cards were wonderful. We also really enjoyed the explanations for each dish. My personal favorite was either the shrimp or the fish. Also the steak and eggs were great the next day."

- Andrea llamas

Terms and Conditions / Cancellation Policy

Thank you for choosing our private event services. Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before making a reservation.

Event Dates and Availability:

  • We private events on the customer's preferred date, subject to availability.

Event Details and Pricing:

  • Each person receives a 5-course meal for $100 per person.

  • Guests are allowed to bring their own adult beverages.

  • Standard events accommodate 8-10 people. For larger groups, pricing and event format can be negotiated.

  • By attending the event, you waive any and all claims and causes of action against Off the Record LLC, including those related to bodily injury.

Menu Information:

  • We offer three rotating menus: Colombian Fusion, South East Asian, and Mexican Wannabe.

  • Each menu has a vegetarian version. For inquiries about dietary restrictions, including gluten-free options, please contact us via email or Instagram.

Additional Details:

  • Photographers may be present at some events for media purposes.

Event Location:

  • The location of the event is coordinated by the customer.

  • We offer our location as an option, but is limited to 8 people per event. There will be a $20 extra charge per guest. The location address will be given to the customer closer to the date of the event. As a reference we are located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY.

Reservation and Payment:

  • We require a 20% deposit based on the total amount of the event. This amount is reflected toward the final invoice. Sales tax will be charged.

  • Upon reservation, an invoice will be sent, directing you to the preferred form of payment.

  • The invoice will direct you to a Venmo link.

  • Other options for payments are subject for discussion. Please email us @ or DM us @ offtherecordbyluis (instagram)

  • The final amount will be charge 1 week before the event date. This is to have enough time for guest count changes or any updates regarding the event.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 1 week in advance of the dinner date.

  • Cancellations made 3 days in advance are eligible for a 50% refund.

  • Cancellations made less than 3 days before the event date are not refundable.

By attending the event, you waive any and all claims and causes of action against Off the Record LLC, including those related to bodily injury. By making a reservation, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. We look forward to hosting you at our unique and flavorful events. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us via email or Instagram.