The Modern

Photo: Yuxi Liu

Executive Chef Thomas Allan’s refined, contemporary American dishes highlight exceptional ingredients and seasonality in two distinct culinary experiences: an à la carte menu in the lively Bar Room and a bold prix fixe menu in The Modern, overlooking the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. Seasonally, The Terrace overlooking the Sculpture Garden is open for outdoor seating and serves the Bar Room menu.

The Modern Bar Room

  • Lunch: Daily, 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Midday Snacks: Monday–Saturday, 2:30–5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 5:00–9:30 p.m.

The Modern

  • Lunch: Daily, 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner:
         Monday–Thursday, 5:30–9:00 p.m.      Friday–Saturday, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
Download The Bar Room menu

Café 2

Photo: Johnny Miller

Located on the second floor of the Museum, Café 2 serves a diverse menu of rustic Italian cooking to be enjoyed at an array of communal tables, ideal for refueling in between gallery visits. Dig into handmade pastas, cured salumi, artisanal cheeses, sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts as well as classics for kids. Beverages include a thoughtful variety of wine, beer, espresso, and coffee. The cafés at MoMA accept walk-in diners only, no reservations. MoMA members receive a 10% discount on their bill when they present their membership card.

  • Daily, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Download the Café 2 menu

Terrace Café

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café. Photo: Noah Kalina

The Museum’s sixth-floor Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café serves a classic yet elegant menu of salads, sandwiches, small plates, and desserts in a modern setting with full-service hospitality. Outdoor seating and birds-eye views of bustling Midtown Manhattan are available on the expansive terrace - weather permitting. MoMA members receive a 10% discount on their bill when they present their membership card and can make reservations with staff at the Member Desk in the lobby or via our contact form.

  • Daily, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Download The Terrace Café menu

Espresso Bar

Espresso Bar is a grab-and-go coffee spot with fresh, house-made pastries located on the second floor near the gift shop and Café 2. MoMA members receive a 10% discount when they present their membership card.

  • Sunday–Friday, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • First Friday of each month (UNIQLO NYC Nights), 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Download the Espresso Bar menu

Garden Bar (seasonal)

A seasonal pop-up bar in the Abby A. Rockefeller Sculpture Garden serving beer, wine, and cocktails with light snacks and soft serve ice cream. Open seasonally, weather depending. MoMA members receive a 10% discount when they present their membership card.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a reservation to dine at MoMA?

For The Modern and Modern Bar Room walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made up to 28 days in advance.

Do I need a ticket to dine at MoMA?

Museum admission is required to access Café 2, the Terrace Café, and Espresso Bar.

Dining at The Modern or Modern Bar Room do not require Museum admission.

Does MoMA accommodate food allergies?

Please tell your server if you have any food allergies or other dietary concerns.

Are there any dining options nearby?

MoMA admission ticket holders can receive a discount at local restaurants. You can also check out some staff picks for where to eat in midtown—we recommend you confirm each establishment’s availability directly.