Oh, the things you can see in New York City. In a mere day in Manhattan you can witness a world of different emotions, happenings, events, and cultures. While you can surely find these by simply strolling down the streets, the city is also filled with cultural hubs to get your dose of diversity. The latest institution on the scene is The Met Breuer.
The nouveau minimalistic landmark acts as a sort of extension of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary program. It features a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives in a modern marvel designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and 75th Street. Because you can just never have enough 20th and 21st century art, The Met Breuer provides extra space for the public to discover these works from all over the world.
All of this wondering and pondering life through world-class art will leave you famished. Not to worry, The Met Breuer’s Blue Bottle Coffee will solve that query. This pop-up café serves a delightful coffee menu and light bites. The museum also plans on opening a serious restaurant during this summer 2016. Behind the upcoming eatery, dubbed Estela Breuer, is restaurateur Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos of the acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Estela. The restaurant is poised to provide a contemporary culinary experience the reflects the ambiance and mission of The Met Breuer itself. However if you’re looking for some substantial bites before Estela Breuer’s public appearance, there are a few places to keep in mind.
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021
There’s nothing more New York than museums and pizza. Perhaps you never thought of them together, but now that you have, you’ll never forget it. Pizza Beach is a go-to spot that can satisfy everyone’s tastes. They focus on market driven, daily fresh ingredients and boast a menu that caters to vegans, vegetarians and locavores alike. Let’s just be honest, can you really say no to pizza?
167 Orchard Street | 646 852 6478
Apres museum cocktails? Yes, please. Especially when they are this good. You can order from their incredible crafted-cocktail menu, or opt for their Tailor Made set-up that allows 2-6 people to craft their own creations. Seamstress will provide you with all the necessary tools and ingredients to accomplish something truly delicious. Definitely worth a try!
339 East 75th Street | (212) 288-8033
There is something so subtle about Sant Ambroeus. While it has been solidified as a New York City staple and boasts branches across town, they still remain so modest. It is a place that puts pride on tradition and consistency, and you can expect exemplary service and cuisine every single time you go there.
1000 Madison Avenue | 212-570-2211