Most restaurants asscoiated with any public institution are uniformly uninspiring. Maybe because MOMA is not so much an institution as a living work of art that takes up about a whole block and has people with greate taste running it unlike most galleries of any kind The Modern is so good. Yoshio Taniguchi did a great job reinevting the original Philip Johnson design and whether he desrves credit for The Modern doesnt matter, he should get a big tick anyway. The curved entrance sets the scene as you come upon a long bar with lots of tables. Then you walk into the restuarant which runs along a wall of glass overlooking the MOMA courtyard.with sculptures like Maillol's very large nude woman awkwardly dipping her hair in the water as all large nudes do.
If you are two get one of the tables by the window. If you are running short of money this week go at lunchtime and order the $55 lunch. You get two amuse bouche, one appetiser, one main and one desert. The food comes served like a work of art but tastes a lot better, have the steak and the sorbet. The service is excellent, the waiters dont mind taking dorky photos of you and your friends and the world seems a better place after you walk out.
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