Restaurants in MoMA

It is better to take breaks while visiting America’s finest modern art Museum.

Taking shortstops helps you complete the tour without getting tired and missing out on iconic art pieces on display.

You have three dining options at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Museum of Modern Art, New York

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The Modern

The Modern is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant on the first floor of the modern art museum that offers lunch and dinner. 

You can visit The Modern from Monday to Saturday.

The Modern restaurant also has a bar offering the finest of liquor.

Walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made up to 28 days in advance.

  • Location: 1st floor, Museum of Moder Art
  • Timings:
    The Modern Bar Room
    Lunch: Daily, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm
    Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday, 5 pm to 9 pm
    The Modern
    Lunch: Monday–Friday, 12 pm to 2 pm
    Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday, 6 pm to 8.30 pm

Café 2

The Cafe is a family-friendly restaurant with Italian food, wine, and beer in a relaxed setting with an espresso bar. 

Various delectable, seasonally appropriate Italian dishes, such as homemade pasta, cured salumi, artisanal cheeses, paninis, salads, soups, and desserts, are available on the Café 2 menu.

This cafe is the perfect place to refuel when the art fatigue sets in.

  • Location: 2nd floor, Museum of Modern Art
  • Timing:
    Monday-Thursday, 11 am to 4 pm
    Friday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Terrace 5

Terrace 5 is a fabulous MoMA cafe on the sixth floor of the Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley Building. 

It serves a seasonal menu with desserts and drinks. 

The Terrace Café is open for indoor eating and outdoor dining when the weather permits.

  • Location: 6th Floor, Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley Building
  • Timing: 11 am to 5 pm every day.

Top 5 Restaurants near Museum of Modern Art

When touring near MoMA, there are many dining options.

Here are some of the best restaurants near Museum of Modern Art.

1. Beyond Sushi

Beyond Sushi
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Beyond Sushi is NYC’s leading Vegas restaurant chain.

This is your spot for visitors looking for Vegan and Kosher food near MoMA.

This restaurant is known for its unique sushi range, desserts and cocktails.

Some of their must-try dishes are Ginger Beef dumplings, spicy jackfruit crab and toasted Cayenne salad.

  • Timing:
    Sunday to Thursday: 11.30 am to 9.30 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11.30 am to 10.30 pm
  • Distance from MoMA: 0.3 miles (6 minutes walking time)

2. La Bonne Soupe

La Bonne Soupe is an authentic French restaurant near the Museum of Modern Art.

Their must try items are steak frites, boeuf bourguignon and moules fries.

The restaurant serves vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

La Bonne Soupe also offers an extensive wine program.

  • Timing:
    Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm to 9 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Distance from MoMA: 0.2 miles (5 minutes walking time)

3. Zibetto Espresso Bar

Zibetto Espresso bar
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Visit Zibetto to taste one of the best coffee in the world.

From Espresso, Cappuccino to Bombolone and Tiramisu, this cafe serves a variety of items.

Enjoy Italian pastries and savories in this restaurant.

This is one of the best restaurants near MoMA if you want a quick bite.

  • Location: 1385 6th Avenue, Corner of 56th Street, New York, NY 10019. Get directions.
  • Timing:
    Monday to Friday: 7 am to 6 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Distance from MoMA: 0.3 miles (6 minutes walking distance)

4. Mastro Steakhouse

Mastro’s Steakhouse is your place if you want an upscale eatery with live entertainment near MoMA.

You can find the best steaks and seafood in this restaurant.

The menu has various steak cuts, from fillet to rubs and many exotic fish dishes.

Some of the must-try items in this restaurant are Alaskan King Crab, sea bass from Chile and beef from Japan.

  • Timing:
    Sunday and Monday: 4.30 pm to 10 pm
    Tuesday to Thursday: 12 pm to 10 pm
    Friday: 12 pm to 11 pm
    Saturday: 4.30 pm to 11 pm
    Live music is available on weekends from 6 pm to 10 pm.
  • Distance from MoMA: 0.2 miles (4 minutes)

Note: This restaurant enforces a strict upscale dress code

5. Parker and Quinn

Located 15 minutes from MoMA, this restaurant offers a laid-back environment.

This restaurant with classic interiors is built in an old factory.

Some of the best items of this restaurant are tomato bacon bisque and hanger steak frites.

  • Timing:
    Monday and Tuesday: 7 am to 10 pm
    Wednesday to Friday: 7 am to 11 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 7 am to 11 pm
    Bar hours: until 11 pm
  • Distance from MoMA: 0.8 miles (18 minutes walking distance)

Some of the best Museum of Modern Art tickets are given below:

Museum of Modern Art entry ticket: This is the simplest ticket that provides access to all permanent artworks of the Museum.
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Museum of Modern Art guided tour: Enjoy a guided tour with uninterrupted priority access to all parts of the museum with this ticket.
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Museum of Modern Art Combo ticket: With a combination ticket, gain access to MoMA and another NYC attraction.
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New York City Pass: Visitors with a New York City Pass enjoy discounted access to various attractions within the city, including the Museum of Modern Art.
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