Museum of Fine Arts
Awarded and inducted as an honorary member to the Distinguished Restaurants of North America DiRoNa 2008, and bestowed a three star rating by the prestigious 2007 Mobil Travel Guide for outstanding quality of food and service, Bravo offers diners an innovative, seasonal menu in a sophisticated yet comfortable setting. Located in the center of the museum, it is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch, combining casual dining with an international flair and beautiful view. The cuisine, designed and orchestrated by Chef Jacqueline Kelly, is inspired by the earthy, robust flavors of the Mediterranean, with abundant grilled fish and game.
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Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson
Restaurant Associates in collaboration with Marcus Samuelsson Group opened American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The diverse menu offers a wide selection, from light snacks to heartier meals and desserts. Celebrating the American culinary landscape, American Table’s menu draws on diverse inspirations, from classic American favorites to ethnic offerings. Dishes include Tacos Doro Wat, a nod to Samuelsson’s Ethiopian heritage, pulled chicken served with egg and chives; Scallop Sausage Curry Stew, with water chestnuts and charred scallions; and a Turkey Meatball Sandwich, with cranberry sauce and dipping mushroom gravy. The dessert menu features classics updated with whimsical twists, such as Spiced Bread Pudding with salted caramel sauce and whipped cream; and American Table Chocolate Cupcake; as well as a selection of macarons from Dana’s Bakery.
The design of American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson features an intimate space for dining and socializing, with a large communal table surrounded by convertible two-tops and inviting armchairs. A custom-made rug frames the entire dining area and is woven in the produce-inspired orange, green and brown hues that are echoed throughout the space.
The cocktail menu, created by Eben Klemm, showcases libations such as the Fife & Drum, Bicardi Light rum and Ambessa Lingonberry Green tea; Minuet, Beefeater gin, lavender syrup and lemon juice; and Hudson Sunset, grüet brut, grapefruit juice, kirsch and grenadine.
Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center
Arpeggio Food & Wine
A casual, stylish, full-service a la carte restaurant highlighting innovative American cuisine and seasonal ingredients as well as local and global wine selections along with specialty cocktails and mocktails. Guests can dine at the bar, in the lounge or in the center room choosing from appetizers, main courses, artisanal cheeses and cured meats.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Located in New York’s iconic Guggenheim museum and named in honor of the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this intimate Upper East Side destination is located in an elegant and modern architectural space that is sure to dazzle trend-setters, fine diners, art lovers and world-travelers. Designed in white by architect Andre Kikoski -- who was inspired by the original Wright museum design for the Guggenheim -- the restaurant embraces the cosmopolitan excitement of today’s New York. A modern American menu created by David Bouley protégé, Rodolfo Contreras, features distinctive cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, local and sustainable Ingredients. Additionally, a site-specific sculpture by British-born artist Liam Gillick was commissioned for the space, creating a truly unique dining experience.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Petrie Court Café
Located on the perimeter of the European sculpture garden, diners will enjoy a la carte lunch set against the backdrop of Central Park. The menu features main courses, salads, and desserts for lunch and dinner. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the café transforms into a sophisticated and intimate space for dinner. Guests may choose from a menu of carefully selected wines ranging from local New York regions to international winemakers. In keeping with the Café’s European theme, the dinner menu highlights global, tapas-style small plates and artisanal cheeses designed for sharing, and also serves a selection of seasonal main courses and desserts.
Members Dining Room
Reservations are recommended, 212.570.3975
Exclusively for members and located on the fourth floor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Members Dining Room is a sophisticated, richly appointed setting for elegant dining, accompanied by expansive views of Central Park. Our chef de cuisine serves contemporary American cuisine for lunch daily, dinner and brunch on weekends.
The Patrons Lounge
Exclusively for members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this antique-filled suite, with ample, luxurious, and quiet seating areas is where coffee, tea, and cocktails are served during museum hours.
The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Dining Room
The Morgan Dining Room, which received 2 stars in the New York Times, features the Morgan family’s original marble fireplace, marble friezes and intricate moldings and is now decorated with contemporary furnishings for a forty-seat restaurant. The restaurant serves a refined and distinctive American menu inspired by turn-of-the-century cuisine. The Morgan Dining Room does not require museum admission and is accessible through the Madison Avenue entrance.
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The 1906 dining room is named in honor of the year Mr. du Pont purchased the grounds that were developed into Longwood Gardens. The completely redesigned fine dining restaurant offers fresh fare and beautiful décor for a sophisticated dining experience. The new menu highlights fruits, vegetable and meats, bringing the freshest ingredients to our guests and features local specialties like the Longwood Gardens Mushroom Soup and the Shellbark Hollow Farms Goat Cheese Omelet.
1906 features a comprehensive wine list including red, white and sparkling sold by the bottle as well as the glass. A handful of the wines are from local vineyards in the Pennsylvania region. The restaurant also features a collection of specialty cocktails including the Blood Orange Cosmo, Sparkling White Sangria and the 1906, a mix of Champagne, Crème de Cassis and Chambord.
Opening in April 2012, Rittenhouse Tavern, located at the Philadelphia Art Alliance (251 South 18th Street), along with Chef Ed Brown, Sr. Vice President of Food and Beverage of Restaurant Associates, is excited to announce and welcome Nicholas Elmi as the restaurant’s Executive Chef. Elmi will execute the day-to-day operations in the kitchen, while working closely with Brown to craft a menu of approachable, seasonal and modern American fare.
For the past three years, Elmi, 31, was the executive chef at the renowned Le Bec Fin, working with Master Chef Georges Perrier. A 2002 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Elmi has worked in kitchens alongside Chris Scarduzio at Brasserie Perrier in Philadelphia and Mia in Atlantic City; Rocco DiSpirito at Union Pacific in New York City, as well as both Cornelius Gallagher and Chris Lee at Oceana Restaurant in New York City. He has also staged at a host of award-winning restaurants, including Guy Savoy in Paris, Daniel and Lutece in New York City and Clio in Boston.
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Offering an American menu with French and Russian influences, the fare at Hillwood's café is inspired by the life and legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), the founder of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, and the only child of cereal magnate C.W. Post. Signature items include Shchi, a cabbage soup with chicken, potatoes, carrots and dill, “Russian” Salad with red and gold beets, mixed greens, champagne vinaigrette and a Grape Nuts tuile, and Strawberries Romanoff for dessert. Hillwood Café also offers a quintessential Afternoon Tea with an assortment of Canapés, Mini Buckwheat Blini, Berry Pavlova, and Sugar-Frosted Fruit.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Roof Terrace Restaurant
The Roof Terrace Restaurant features awe-inspiring, panoramic views of Washington, DC. Inspired by the great tradition of an American brasserie, the space was enlarged to create a grand restaurant in a warm palette of caramel-colored suede, light mahogany and chrome. The ambiance and décor are just the setting for a first-rate performance from the kitchen that delivers sumptuous modern American cuisine.
The Source by Wolfgang Puck, a joint venture with Restaurant Associates
The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck. Designed by Engstrom Design Group, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum dedicated to the news. The Source offers two distinct dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge where guests enter offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a menu designed for a relaxed, quick-bite. Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features modern interpretations of Asian dishes. The modern aesthetic design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story, temperature-controlled glass wine wall linking the main floor with the upstairs that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.
The Source is the recipient of many awards and accolades including "2008 New Restaurant of the Year" Award from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington and "2008 Restaurant of the Year" from DC Magazine plus has received three stars from the Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.
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