Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA

Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA Located in the Museum of Modern Art, Cafe 2 located next to the Special Exhibition Gallery on the 2nd Floor, Terrace 5 located is across from the Painting and Sculpture Gallery.
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Located on the second floor, Cafe 2 offers an array of delicious and seasonal foods from Executive Chef Dan Jackson, including panini, handmade pastas, salumi, artisanal cheeses, salads, and soups, as well as sumptuous desserts. A casual and family-friendly restaurant, Cafe 2 features communal seating and an Espresso Bar for Museum visitors who want to take a quick break to recharge after an enriching day in the galleries. 10 seasonal Italian wine selections are available by the quartino or bottle. Terrace 5 is a full service café offering a seasonal menu of delicious à la carte savory selections complemented by an array of mouthwatering desserts. Wines are available by the glass or bottle, alongside a selection of distinctive seasonal cocktails and micro-brewed beers. This sophisticated, airy café is situated adjacent to the Painting and Sculpture Galleries, and enjoys a spectacular fifth-floor view of The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the surrounding skyline, with outdoor terrace dining available seasonally.

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: $$

General Manager: Tracy Wilson

Culinary Team: Executive Chef: Dan Jackson Pastry Sous Chef: Sandra Mannino

Attire: Casual

12/23/2014

We will be open for lunch tomorrow, Christmas Eve, until 2:30pm. Both Café 2 and Terrace 5 will be closed on Christmas Day. We will reopen on 12/26 at 11:00 am for lunch. Have a safe and happy Holiday!

Here's the Cafe 2 staff enjoying a Thanksgiving team potluck together before the big day!
11/26/2014

Here's the Cafe 2 staff enjoying a Thanksgiving team potluck together before the big day!

11/26/2014

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We will be closed tomorrow, 11/27 and will reopen on 11/28 for our normal Friday hours from 11:00am to 7:30pm. Have a safe & happy holiday!

Let the games of the 5th Annual Art Food Holiday Pie Contest begin! Thank you for voting on this year's theme of Slightl...
11/25/2014

Let the games of the 5th Annual Art Food Holiday Pie Contest begin! Thank you for voting on this year's theme of Slightly Savory!

The Truffle Shuffle continues at Café 2! From now until Sunday, 11/23, our Executive Chef, Daniel Jackson, will be casca...
11/19/2014

The Truffle Shuffle continues at Café 2! From now until Sunday, 11/23, our Executive Chef, Daniel Jackson, will be cascading truffles over our Housemade Tagliatelle with Truffles, Pear, Parmesan & Butter. Pair that with Inama, Vigneti di Foscarino, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy 2012 for $50! #truffles2014 @ChefDanJackson

The shuffle has begun! Starting today, until Sunday, 11/23, we are featuring #truffles2014 with Housemade Tagliatelle wi...
11/17/2014

The shuffle has begun! Starting today, until Sunday, 11/23, we are featuring #truffles2014 with Housemade Tagliatelle with Truffles, Pear, Parmesan, Butter paired with Inama, Vigneti di Foscarino, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy 2012 for $50! Shuffle in and enjoy!

Ring in the holiday season with MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Cafe 2, and Terrace 5 as we celebrate MoMA Nights tonight...
11/08/2014
MoMA | MoMA Nights

Ring in the holiday season with MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Cafe 2, and Terrace 5 as we celebrate MoMA Nights tonight! Terrace 5 will close at 5:00pm, but you can still enjoy delicious eats and drinks at Cafe 2 until 8:00pm.

Join us for a very special celebratory evening to kick off the holiday season. On Saturday, November 8, MoMA will remain open until 10:00 p.m., with open galleries, a range of entertainment, lectures, and more.

Happy Halloween from our teams at Cafe2 and Terrace 5! We wish you a day filled with lots of sweets and treats! What bet...
10/31/2014

Happy Halloween from our teams at Cafe2 and Terrace 5! We wish you a day filled with lots of sweets and treats! What better way to celebrate than with a carved rendition of Matisse's Blue Nude II! #MOMA #Matisse

Last year, our theme was Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice for our Annual Pie Contest on November 25th, 2014. We need you...
10/27/2014

Last year, our theme was Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice for our Annual Pie Contest on November 25th, 2014. We need your vote to decide our 2014 theme. Will it be: 1.) Slightly Savory 2.) Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice, or 3.) Taste of the Tropics. Use #PIECONTEST to cast your vote by 10/30/14.

WE NEED YOUR VOTE! It's almost time for our annual pie contest on November 25th when employees from Cafe 2, Terrace 5, a...
10/25/2014

WE NEED YOUR VOTE! It's almost time for our annual pie contest on November 25th when employees from Cafe 2, Terrace 5, and The Modern compete against each other by bringing their pie baking A game to the table. Your vote will decide this year's pie theme. Use #PIECONTEST and vote for: 1) Slightly Savory, 2) Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice, or 3) Taste of the Tropics. Voting ends on 10/30/14.

We wish you all a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and we'd also like to let you know that we will maintain our normal busine...
08/27/2014

We wish you all a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and we'd also like to let you know that we will maintain our normal business hours on Monday, September 1st: 11:00am - 5:00pm. We look forward to welcoming you at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art!

Enjoy Terrace 5's refreshing and complete Urban Picnic on Thursday evenings all summer long while dining 5 floors above ...
07/24/2014

Enjoy Terrace 5's refreshing and complete Urban Picnic on Thursday evenings all summer long while dining 5 floors above The Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York, NY's summer concert series...

Olive Oil Cured Tuna Tramezzini with Black Olives, Fennel, and Lemon Mayonnaise served with Mixed Greens.
07/01/2014

Olive Oil Cured Tuna Tramezzini with Black Olives, Fennel, and Lemon Mayonnaise served with Mixed Greens.

Sweet Pea Gratin, Caramelized Onions, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spicy Bread Crumbs. We can't wait to dig in! How about you?
06/16/2014

Sweet Pea Gratin, Caramelized Onions, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Spicy Bread Crumbs. We can't wait to dig in! How about you?

Asparagus, Shaved Zucchini, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Mint, and Lemon. It's almost impossible to resist all these vibrant c...
06/13/2014

Asparagus, Shaved Zucchini, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Mint, and Lemon. It's almost impossible to resist all these vibrant colors!

05/23/2014

On Monday, May 26th, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 will have normal hours of operation: 11:00am - 5:00pm. We look forward to welcoming you during your MoMA The Museum of Modern Art visit on Memorial Day Monday!

When some restaurant menus state, "No Substitutions," we're proud to be part of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality G...
05/15/2014
Diners With Allergies: Chef Lynn Bound Takes You Seriously

When some restaurant menus state, "No Substitutions," we're proud to be part of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group where Executive Chef Lynn Bound is a chef who sincerely cares about your allergies whether they're dairy, gluten, peanut, etc. Click on the link to read more about Jacqueline Raposo's interview with our chef!

In the kitchens of the cafes at MoMa, cooks change gloves and sanitize equipment when an allergy comes in on a ticket. And we have Chef Lynn Bound to thank.

Please welcome Berry Shortcake to the dessert line-up in Terrace 5! We're supporting http://bedstuyagainsthunger.org/ du...
05/09/2014

Please welcome Berry Shortcake to the dessert line-up in Terrace 5! We're supporting http://bedstuyagainsthunger.org/ during the month of May by serving rosé at all of our USHG restaurants http://www.ushgnyc.com/news/archives/press-releases/drink-pink/ and donating a portion of each sale to Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger. Fridays are extra special for our guests since all rosé is half-price in Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 between the hours of 4:00pm - 8:00pm! #DrinkPink

Have you had your rosé today? #DrinkPink at @ushgnyc restaurants all month to support @bscahnyc Bed-Stuy Campaign Agains...
05/05/2014

Have you had your rosé today? #DrinkPink at @ushgnyc restaurants all month to support @bscahnyc Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger and enter to win a gift card to USHG or seats to USHG Wine Director & Master Sommelier John Ragan's Understanding Wine class!

Server Kristy, Manager Lauren, Executive Chef Lynn Bound, and Assistant Operations Manager Justine are ready for Taste o...
04/28/2014

Server Kristy, Manager Lauren, Executive Chef Lynn Bound, and Assistant Operations Manager Justine are ready for Taste of the Nation 2014! #NoKidHungry

The Modern's Bartenders Erin Jameson and Antoine Hodge are back at it in Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA with MoMA The Muse...
04/25/2014

The Modern's Bartenders Erin Jameson and Antoine Hodge are back at it in Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA with MoMA The Museum of Modern Art artist Paco Cao and his psychological cocktail services!

What’s #pink and spring-y and perfect for sipping on the terrace? #drinkpink #Terrace5 MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Uni...
04/16/2014

What’s #pink and spring-y and perfect for sipping on the terrace? #drinkpink #Terrace5 MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Union Square Hospitality Group

Spring has sprung and we are very excited about our new seasonal Bruschette that are now on the menu at Cafe 2!
04/11/2014

Spring has sprung and we are very excited about our new seasonal Bruschette that are now on the menu at Cafe 2!

Good bye ciabatta, hello focaccia!  Our paninos are now served on a delicious rosemary focaccia from Amy’s Bread.  Could...
02/19/2014

Good bye ciabatta, hello focaccia! Our paninos are now served on a delicious rosemary focaccia from Amy’s Bread. Could spring be far behind?

02/14/2014

Poached Shrimp, Short Ribs, Pot de Cream, Yum. Cafe 2 prix fixe menu $29 with free admission after 4PM tonight at MoMA. It's the perfect last minute Valentines surprise for your loved ones!

02/13/2014

Forgot Valentine's reservations? We didn't. Enjoy our $29 prix fixe in Cafe 2 @MuseumModernArt. Free admission after 4 PM on Friday.

02/11/2014

Experience world class art and world class food for Valentine’s Day on Friday 2/14, and Saturday 2/15, with an exclusive three-course prix fixe menu for $29 at Cafe 2. On Free Friday, Cafe 2’s delicious menu features Poached Shrimp, Braised Short Ribs, and Chocolate Pot de Crème. The Saturday menu features Poached Shrimp, Aged Strip Loin, and Chocolate Pot de Crème.

Today Serious Eats published a wonderful profile of Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through an int...
01/21/2014
How MoMA's Cafes Feed Over a Thousand People a Day | Serious Eats : New York

Today Serious Eats published a wonderful profile of Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through an interview with our Executive Chef Lynn Bound and General Manager Tracy Wilson. Check it out!

"It's never boring—there's always something fun to do. I want to do more than just put a plate on a table. I want to make sure I know the people here." [Photographs: Brent Herrig] Executive Chef Lynn Bound and General...

We've seen our share of charging in Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA, but this is a first!  Didn't know you could bring one ...
11/29/2013

We've seen our share of charging in Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA, but this is a first! Didn't know you could bring one to the museum; we bet they see a lot of art today!

We love this The Wall Street Journal review of the Edible Magritte class that Chef Lynn is collaboratively teaching! Rea...
11/06/2013
Dinner in the Clouds: \

We love this The Wall Street Journal review of the Edible Magritte class that Chef Lynn is collaboratively teaching! Read the article: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303482504579178031893835904 and sign up for the next Edible Magritte class, on Nov. 14, here: http://www.moma.org/learn/courses/courses#artist-led

At "Edible Magritte," a dinner-party event coinciding with the Museum of Modern Art's Magritte exhibition, the conventions of mealtime commingling are thrown into high relief.

Our friends at Hyperallergic checked out Edible Magritte, Chef Lynn's class at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art with artist...
11/04/2013
This Is Not a Meal: Eating Magritte at MoMA

Our friends at Hyperallergic checked out Edible Magritte, Chef Lynn's class at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art with artist Elaine Tin Nyo.

As the blue Prosecco-and-Curaçao cocktails were passed around, I asked Elaine Tin Nyo, the artist and ringleader of Edible Magritte, an after-hours event at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), if we’d...

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