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Cafe 2

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
15 Aug 2017
“Perfect after art viewing”
25 Jul 2017
“OK and does the job, but I wasn't expecting otherwise”
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Cafe is right in the museum and is perfect for a meal or just tea and coffee which is what we had. Lovely service.

Thank Colson1010
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I came to MOMA to see the exhibitions not for the food, but got a bit hungry and was not going to pay the sort of money The Modern on the ground charges, so decided on Cafe 2. It offers straight forward, standard Italian with...More

Thank Gseric
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great spot to rest your legs and fill your tummy while at MOMA. The Cafe on the 2 nd floor is designed to serve a large volume of guests fast, with deliciously well prepared healthy food, and service is 1 st class .

Thank 25Anca
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Cafe 2 is definitely a standard above average cafes, with its interesting menu and innovative quisine. Our meals were very good and our 2 teenage sons were happy with their choices of pasts and meatballs. The table and seating arrangement was too tight and the...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Picasso exhibit is so vast and so exciting that to stop and eat between rooms is wasteful. The service is fast, prices, reasonable, and room comfortable.

Thank Walter R
Reviewed 29 March 2015

On limited time, my daughter and I went to MOMA, planning to just at least enter the museum shop. But the lady at check-out convinced me to buy a membership (since I would save $50) and go to Café 2 for lunch, which you need...More

Thank ahdenton
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I liked my lentil soup and mushroom quiche with salad. My wife liked her beets with feta and quiche.The way Cafe 2 is organized is exemplary: service is fast and friendly. The restaurant on the ground floor is better but also a lot more expensive.

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 8 December 2013

A perfect place to have lunch when visiting the MOMA. We came here after not being able to find a place for lunch which didn't require a long wait for a table. Our expectations were not high, but wow were we surprised. We had a...More

1  Thank Desi S
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Four lunches in seven days - this place became my mid-town chill-out spot when it just got too crowded and hot outside. The food is consistently good and the service usually OK - although things were a bit slow on one day. The cafe has...More

3  Thank RothesayFamily0630
Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

I though I would have lunch here after the nice reviews - 215pm shouldn't be too busy. Nope - 20 min queue and 20 mins for lunch. Food is average and prices a couple of bucks more. Have a look at my photo to see...More

2  Thank 6784_dog
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
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