Taste the culture
All of the City’s museums, botanical gardens and performing arts venues offer stunning spectacles, and many of these establishments can also dazzle...
All of the City’s museums, botanical gardens and performing arts venues offer stunning spectacles, and many of these establishments can also dazzle your taste buds. The restaurants within cultural institutions let you take a bigger bite out of NYC culture
Light-filled and airy, adjacent to the High Line park and the Hudson River, Untitled is inspired by the seasons and the creative environment of the world-class museum that it calls home. Untitled is open for lunch, brunch and dinner, with a ground floor entrance on Gansevoort Street.
The Dining Room
Reflect and refresh among 5,000 years of art history at The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Enjoy a seasonal menu and treetop views of Central Park from the 4th floor.
Hudson Garden Grill
There’s something romantic about botanical gardens, and this restaurant—on the grounds New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx—holds the same lovely appeal. The eatery is located in the garden’s Ross Conifer Arboretum, with an interior crafted from oak trees felled there by Hurricane Sandy.
The Library, named for the building's original use as the Astor Library, is a central element of the mezzanine level of this landmark edifice at Astor Place (which famously houses downtown performance venue The Public Theater).
This warmly decorated supper club, open late nightly for dinner and cocktail service, is a dinner bar, watering hole and backstage lounge for downtown denizens and neighborhood dwellers, theatergoers, academics and artists alike.
The Morgan Dining Room
Get a taste of 19th-century luxe life at the Morgan Dining Room, the museum’s sumptuous restaurant set in what was once the Morgan family’s private dining room. The Morgan’s menu is inspired by hearty early American fare, featuring organic salads, chicken- and seafood-centric entrée selections and seasonal desserts like fruit cobbler.
Yellow Magnolia Café
When the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s greenhouse got a facelift 100 years after it was built (in 1917), the upgrades included the addition of Yellow Magnolia Café.
The modern, sunny eatery has touches of yellow and overlooks the garden, which sometimes supplies ingredients for the kitchen.
Patina Restaurant Group (Lincoln Ristorante, Rock Center Café) hired Rob Newton to develop the vegetable-centric menu, which includes fava bean falafel, pink lentil soup with ginger, and an ancient grain bowl with spicy greens and avocado.