The Best Art Museum Eats On The Upper East Side
A truly magical experience for visitors and veterans of the city, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s outdoor fifth-floor restaurant and much anticipated annual art installation is once again open to the public. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Met's rooftop cafe becomes the Martini Bar, and in addition to cocktails and light food, visitors can take in panoramic views of Central Park. It's a rare vantage point to view New York City's most lush greenery and breathtaking skyline, and one that truly never gets old.
Keeping in tune with the art museum moments, Café Sabarsky is your next stop, located within the Neue Galerie New York. Thursday through Sunday you and your person will enjoy an authentic Viennese dinner, from Würste/sausages to salads and Spätzle. The cafe is outfitted with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and banquettes that are upholstered with a 1912 Otto Wagner fabric. A Bösendorfer grand piano graces one corner of the café and is used for all cabaret, chamber, and classical music performances at the museum. What a delight.
The Met Roof Garden Bar
The Met, 1000 5th Avenue, Manhattan
Neue Galerie, 1048 5th Avenue, Manhattan