MoMA

RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS

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The Museum of Modern Art features a variety of dining options by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, including The Modern, a contemporary American fine-dining restaurant that holds two Michelin stars and three stars from The New York Times, and museum cafés, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5.

Cafe 2Located on the second floor, Cafe 2 is a full-service cafe offering an array of delicious, fresh, and seasonal Italian foods from Executive Chef Dan Jackson, including panini, handmade pastas, salumi, artisanal cheeses, salads, soups, and desserts. A casual and family-friendly restaurant, Cafe 2 features communal seating and an Espresso Bar for Museum visitors who want to take a quick break to recharge after an enriching day in the galleries.

Cafe 2 is open to Museum visitors only. Reservations are not accepted. Guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Sat.–Thu., 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fri., 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Museum admission is required for entry.

Terrace 5

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Café

Terrace 5 is a full service café offering a seasonal menu of delicious à la carte savory selections complemented by an array of mouthwatering desserts. Wines are available by the quartino and glass, alongside a selection of distinctive seasonal cocktails and micro-brewed beers. This sophisticated, airy café is situated adjacent to the Painting and Sculpture Galleries, and enjoys a spectacular fifth-floor view of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the surrounding skyline, with outdoor terrace dining available seasonally. Terrace 5 features Danish furniture and tableware from leading modernist designers and manufacturers, including Arne Jacobsen, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen.

Terrace 5 is open to Museum visitors only. Reservations are not accepted. Guests are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. All major credit cards are accepted.

Sat.–Thu., 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fri., 11:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Museum admission is required for entry.

The Modern

The Modern is a Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, with desserts by Pastry Chef Jiho Kim. The Modern overlooks The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, while the Bar Room at The Modern offers a lively à la carte dining and bar area. Additionally, two private dining rooms are available for special events. A separate street-level entrance on West 53rd Street allows guests to enjoy the restaurant and bar beyond Museum hours. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program and a carefully curated list of cocktails, beers, and spirits.

The Modern holds four James Beard Foundation Awards, three stars from The New York Times, and two Michelin stars. For information and reservations, call (212) 333-1220 or visit themodernnyc.com.

The Modern and Bar Room at The Modern are temporarily closed from August 7 through mid-September, to renovate our kitchen and make your dining experience even more enjoyable.

The Modern
Lunch: Monday–Friday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 5:00–10:30 p.m.

Bar Room at The Modern
Monday–Saturday, 11:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.



A brief guide to group dining in the vicinity is also available in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).