This is almost a joke writing this review - I have never visited a museum elsewhere in Canada, Latin America or Europe that charges visitors such an outrageously overpriced menu of cafeteria food selections at luxury dining prices. Your average price for lunch will run you about $35-60 per person!!!!!!!! You take a tray and select your foods, and go to cashier and over pay! The cooked foods are okay but over cooked in general so I would not really recommend. Most entrees are going to run you close to $20+ when you include fees and taxes. What a rip off. I think it a sham because there are very few places to eat cheap in this area of NYC and the very least the museum can offer after you just spent $25 getting in is a nice lunch at a value price (and overcharge the rich people who want to dine in the other bistros and restaurants upstairs!!!). The only food items that is fresh and prepared well is the salad bar buffet: fresh eggs, chicken, salmon, full range of fresh vegetables, cheeses, olives and some salad dishes with pasta. Sadly the price is very expensive as it is weighed by the pound at the cashier. The entree meals like pasta and meat and rice dishes are very overcooked and sometimes stiff and dry in the meats, boring and overcooked pastas, overcooked sauces, dried up rice - every time I go and have visited for the past 20 years the same condition of bad entree food. And horribly priced! Even the hot dogs are 3X more what you would normally pay. The most costly are the desserts! $7-10 for a cupcake??????? A cupcake! Please. And they have gotten away from offering metal utensils maybe due to cost (the museum is financially in trouble in debt by many tens of millions due to recession/mismanagement) and this may be a reason they are overcharging. You can find some stainless steel utensils if you ask or really look over the plastic. And there is no ice for drinks. I had to ask and wait for someone to get me a cup of ice for my bottled overpriced Coca Cola. The seating area was okay - nothing great to say especially for such a great museum - more Ikea in feel. Well at least the art upstairs is 5 star! So you had your warning!