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MoMA's Cafe 2

11 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1299
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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11 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean and friendly café, the staff there make sure all tables are clean and setup for the next patron. They are attentive, courteous and one feels welcome especially after a long day at MoMA with so much to see and do. The food was...More

Thank leeray2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The atmosphere is more intimate and less like a cafeteria than other museums. No food lines and trays. The food is delivered to you, and is quite good. You sit at long tables, but it doesn't feel industrial. The Lattes and Tiramisu hit the spot.

Thank Ranger93433
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were feeling a little "peckish" so we stopped here for a quick bite. The soups were delicious. The restaurant is a little pricey, the service was quick and attentive - also very clean.

Thank 2Travel55
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Yes, the coffee is overpriced, but the food is pretty good. My wife and I shared four dishes, two mains and two desserts, and we agreed that this place is worth patronizing. The ‘Italian’ all-meat panini in particular is very tasty.

1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Located on the second floor of MoMA, adjacent to the museum store and the espresso bar, is the lively cafeteria style restaurant which serves as a fine place for a quick meal with salads, soups, hot entrees, pizza and sandwiches options. Most often crowded, the...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 22 January 2018

airy second floor mastery with limited but fun menu beer and wine too . We really enjoyed the meal .

Thank Jester70
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We’ve eaten at the Terrace 5 and Café 2, and the latter is the place to go for a quick, informal, and very good meal. The former is a bit more formal and upscale than the latter. Though both can get crowded and very busy...More

1  Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 27 December 2017

As we enjoyed our visit through the museum's galleries, it was pleasant to take a break for a drink and a snack. The drink was well-prepared and the food was delicious and also well-crafted.

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The food is fairly good. The olives are enough for 4-6, so if you just want to sit down for a while order olives and drinks.

Thank KCV999
Reviewed 11 November 2017

It's got a variety of simple soups and paninis, service is slow and you order and pay first, then seat yourself. Choose somewhere else if you have time.

Thank 855dorisi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019-5401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1299
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