Architectural Digest unveiled a list of new museum restaurants that they consider to be works of art by themselves.
When tackling museums in New York, we have one bit of advice: never see art with an empty stomach! Museum fatigue is real, and there’s no better way to refresh yourself during a long day of art-viewing (and likely navigating large crowds) than sitting down to a great meal at a beautiful restaurant.
Luckily, many museums today have their own cafés, but a few institutions go above and beyond when providing nourishment for their visitors, with impeccable dining establishments that are destinations of their own for tourists and locals alike. Still, we believe that like a good Cabernet and steak, these spots pair best with their cultural partners.
The reborn New York classic Whitney Museum of American Art is one if these fine examples with their Untitled Restaurant and Studio Cafe.
When the museum left its beloved Breuer building on New York’s Upper East Side for the Renzo Piano–designed structure in the Meatpacking District in May 2015, it brought with it Untitled, the Danny Meyer hot spot now headed by chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Chef de Cuisine Suzanne Cupps.
Untitled represents the next generation of Gramercy Tavern, the beloved New York City restaurant where Chef Anthony has garnered critical praise for his quintessential American cooking over the past decade. Untitled is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, with a ground floor entrance on Gansevoort Street.
The eighth floor Studio Cafe is also led by the Untitled team, and features toasts, soups, salads, and other light fare for museum-goers.
During the Museum’s late hours on Fridays and Saturdays, a prix-fixe supper menu is available beginning at 5:30 pm. In warmer months, the cafe offers outdoor seating and sweeping views of the Meatpacking District, the Hudson, and the adjacent High Line.
For more restaurants options in New York, take a look at our Restaurants section.