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MoMA's Cafe 2

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11 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1299
11:00 - 19:30
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Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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630 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the 5th floor cafe after completing a very enjoyable visit to the 5th floor. The cafe is a light, airy space, with an entire wall being replaced by a huge window. The view is not great, but the light is. Modern furnishings, high ceiling and open kitchen and efficient and friendly staff conspire for a relaxing stop.... More 

Thank Gabriel H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go here to have a cup of coffee or water or a drink but only if you are thirsty. The atmopshere is so-so, service very rushed....food the worse on this planet and prices...not cheap. Better choice if you wish to eat go to the Cafe on 2nd but it is dark and more like a cafeteria!!!!

Thank Mary Victoria G
New York City, New York
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678 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were tired after walking around the museum and stopped for a bite to eat. We had fantastic mozzarella , ricotta & basil panini with a great tomato, croutons,squash and corn salad with large glasses of excellent ice cold coffee. The prices were decent and the food superb

Thank Karen S
South Burlington, Vermont
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

great spot to catch a bite and keep up energy for more art! helpful staff made picking a meal easy and the food was good

Thank Kevin C
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The two of us were there for lunch. Wanted something quick. Had four slices of a small bread and three wedges of cheese. Came to about $18 each. Don't know about any other dishes.

Thank Niagarax
Barrie, Canada
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice change from the usual attraction restaurants with burgers, fries etc. Panini sandwich was good, a bit expensive. Salumi selection board was the other meal ordered by spouse, nothing left so must have been good. Others nearby asked their waiter what we had ordered as the presentation was unique.

Thank TrueNorth67
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This restaurant is great, the style, the ambient, the food everything is really good, this place is a fusion between a cafe and a high end restaurant, in my impression the comunal tables and the lights and you can see the kitchen and the guy cutting the prosciutto, i try the salmon and the panini and was delicious, they have... More 

Thank alfrexs
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Neighbors at the communal long table informed us that MoMA's Cafe 2 is the brainchild of celebrated NYC restauranteur Danny Meyers -- no wonder our lunch surpassed expectations. While each panini we ordered was completed AbFab, we all were totally blown away by the deep-dish chocolate chip "cookies" that came with the kids' meals! Still searching for the recipe...

Thank Judith F
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

If you are at the MOMA, you do not have to leave to get a bite, BUT remember where you are, this is not a five star restaurant.. The selection is good as well as the food and service. I see other reviews complaining for one reason or another, so as I said, it is good and tasty and fun... More 

Thank Kayla M
Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My three sisters and I were very pleasantly surprised at how delicious and fresh everything was at Café 2. For lunch we had the salmon entrée, the kale and chickpea salad, the shrimp with polenta, and the summer squash and lentil soup. I had the salmon - it was excellent. The staff were warm and friendly and the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019-5401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1299

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