Quench your hunger between exhibitions at one or all of these art lover-approved restaurants. For more suggestions, have a look at our Summer Art Guide.
9 Great Jones Street, New York
Standing as a rare example of hype actually living up to experience, Acme boasts inventive, seasonal drinks and plates like Duck in a Jar (duck with pickled vegetables and hay-roasted sunchokes), all infused with a breath of chef Mads Refslund’s new Nordic style.
160 East 46th Street, New York
Patroon’s rooftop is perfect for steamy summer evenings. As delicious as their menu is, its epicurean pleasures pale next to their superb collection of twentieth-century photographs, featuring classic New York snapshots by the likes of Helmut Newton, Weegee, and William Gottlieb.
The Fat Radish
17 Orchard Street, New York
A favorite at New York’s Frieze earlier this year, The Fat Radish boasts simple, seasonal plates in a beautiful space that is effortlessly both rustic and elegant.
757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
If you’re looking for something both family-friendly and hipster cool, Brooklyn’s Habana Outpost has a full schedule of summer events for kids and movie nights for adults to enjoy along with Mexican and Cuban fare.
348 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn
Don’t be frightened if you find a fried sardine skeleton next to its delicate filet at this experimental eat spot: Isa’s warm, rustic interior belies its forward-thinking cuisine. With its menu changing daily, you’ll have to see for yourself what chef Ignacio Mattos conjures up during your visit.
9 West 53rd Street, New York
Located inside the Museum of Modern Art, The Modern features contemporary Alsatian cuisine along with sweeping views of the museum’s sculpture garden.
Park Avenue Summer
100 East 63rd Street, New York
A restaurant that transforms with the seasons, its Summer rendition features Galapagos-inspired décor like hand-cast tortoise shells to complement its fresh, beautifully-presented dishes.
261 Moore Street, Brooklyn
This popular outpost features Neapolitan pizza served by hip musicians in a rough-around-the-edges Bushwick garage. Head to the back patio to dine next to a rusted-out Merecedes-Benz that’s been transformed into a flowerpot. And don’t ignore the non-pizza options—inventive chef Carlo Mirachi knows his meats and seafood options well.
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
In response to increasing requests to hold private events in this sleek space, the Wright is now only open for lunch. The demand is well-warranted, and its menu (which features Italian-inspired organic dishes) is definitely worth the trip.