Outdoor dining is available at three locations within the Museum, weather-permitting, serving limited menus of light refreshments and drinks.
The Garden Café (on the Sculpture Garden terrace of The Modern) is open Monday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Friday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; the Garden Bar (in the Sculpture Garden) is open Wednesday-Sunday 12:00–4:30 p.m, and the sixth-floor Terrace Café terrace is open Monday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
While indoor dining at our restaurants is temporarily closed, please enjoy these offers and support local restaurants. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
The Museum of Modern Art
The Modern is a Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, with desserts by Pastry Chef Jiho Kim. The Modern overlooks The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, while the Bar Room at The Modern offers a lively à la carte dining and bar area. Additionally, two private dining rooms and a Kitchen Table are available for special events. A separate street-level entrance on West 53rd Street allows guests to enjoy the restaurant and bar beyond Museum hours. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program and a carefully curated list of cocktails, beers, and spirits.
The Modern holds four James Beard Foundation Awards, three stars from The New York Times, and two Michelin stars. For information and reservations, call (212) 333-1220 or visit themodernnyc.com.
Located on the second floor of the Museum, Café 2 offers a diverse menu of rustic Italian cooking to be enjoyed at an array of communal tables, ideal for refueling in between gallery visits. The Café 2 menu offers an array of delicious, seasonal Italian cuisine, including handmade pastas, cured salumi, artisanal cheeses, panini, salads, soups, and desserts. Our beverage menu includes a thoughtful variety of wines, beers, espresso, and coffee that can either be enjoyed alone or paired with the Café’s seasonal dishes.
Café 2 is open to Museum visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. All major credit cards are welcome.
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café
Located on the sixth floor of the Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley Building, Terrace Café is a full-service café open during Museum hours, offering seasonal American small plates and shareable snacks, as well as curated cocktails, wine, and beer. The café offers a mix of tables and casual counter seating, as well as seasonal outdoor seating on the terrace. Terrace Café prominently features artworks by Kerstin Brätsch.
Open daily, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Mina’s is an all-day café from chef Mina Stone, author of Cooking for Artists. Stone’s Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is an homage to the slow-cooked, homestyle dishes typically found on family dinner tables throughout Greece, accompanied by coffee from Devoción, Greek natural wines, craft beers from Paros, and cocktails with Greek spirits.
Mina’s restaurant will be open for window service Thursday through Sunday with a limited food and beverage menu.