Museum Restaurants Worth Their Own Trip

By Celia Shatzman - 2014-01-27T14:11:33Z

Photograph by Ellen Silverman

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Feasting Your Eyes and Palate

Though you don't generally visit a museum for its food—unless you're there to make your own edible masterpiece—it's always a pleasant surprise when the cuisine on offer is as impressive as the art on display. From edible farm-to-table comfort fare to edgy avant-garde plates, these are the museum restaurants you must visit.

The Modern at the MoMA
New York

Like its sleek neighbor, The Museum of Modern Art, The Modern shares a dedication to design—the food presentation is so beautiful that it nearly rivals the art a few doors down. The Danny Meyer establishment is helmed by chef Gabriel Kreuther, who puts a French spin on contemporary American cuisine with dishes like squab and foie gras croustillant. The creations of pastry chef Marc Aumont—think lemon napoleon—are equally impressive. Two dining options are available: the more casual Bar Room, and the Dining Room, which offers prix fix and tasting menus overlooking MoMA's Sculpture Garden.

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