IT ISN'T A SIMPLE THING to reinvent a restaurant, especially for a tough crowd like New Yorkers. But if anyone is up to the task, it's Sam Hazen, who last fall reopened the idled Veritas, a wine cellar that happens to have a restaurant upstairs. Hazen is a veteran of such iconic spots as New York's La Côte Basque and the Quilted
Sam the Man
Sam Hazen is known for balancing menu choices with business realities.