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22 Best Restaurants Near MoMa

The MoMa is located in the heart of Manhattan, a place with multiple dining options. Here are some proposals for restaurants and fast food for all tastes and budgets.

María Cano

María Cano

10 min read

22 Best Restaurants Near MoMa

Enjoying a complete menu | ©Jay Wennington

If you are thinking of visiting the MoMa I assure you that you will leave exhausted and wanting to take something to your stomach. Located in the heart of Manhattan, next to Central Park, the options are endless.

Here is a series of proposals for all tastes. The first thing you have to know is what you want to eat and what your budget is, and here you will find the answer. Do not stop reading!

Bill's Bar & Burger

Delicious burger| ©Oscar Nord
Delicious burger| ©Oscar Nord

Bill's Bar & Burger (16 W 51 St, New York, NY 10019) is an American restaurant that offers tasty burgers at a good price. Drinks are expensive, but as soon as you sit down you get a water service. Interesting for those on a more limited budget.
The price is around 25€, but when you present your MoMa ticket you will get a 10% discount on the bill.

Where is it located... 16 W 51 St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... 25€.

2. Shake Shack

Shake Shack Burger| ©Shake Shack
Shake Shack Burger| ©Shake Shack

Shake Shack (1700 Broadway, New York, NY 10019) is a famous hamburger and hot dog restaurant that is very popular for its tasty dishes. In addition, they have good size and the price is accessible although it is not cheap either. The water service is unlimited.

There is usually a long line and it may take you longer than you want to order your drink. By the way! Shake Shack offers a 10% discount when you present your MoMa ticket.

Where is it located... 1700 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
The estimated price... affordable.

3. 21 Club

Full menu| ©Alexandru Bogdan
Full menu| ©Alexandru Bogdan

21 Club (21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) is a classic New York restaurant, of which there are not many left. It has a long tradition and still maintains its essence, with a traditional and elegant decor. In fact, the people you'll see eating there are very dressed up.

As for the dishes, it is abundant and they have good meats and delicious desserts, as well as an interesting wine list and a wide variety of cocktails. They take great care of attention and service.

Where is it located... 21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019.
The estimated price is... from 40€.

4. Galaxy Diner

Brunch Menu| ©Davey Gravy
Brunch Menu| ©Davey Gravy

Galaxy Diner (665 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036-3623) is a typical American breakfast establishment. It has a wide variety of dishes and the portions are large. The food is very tasty, it does not disappoint.

The prices are adequate for its location, the size of its dishes and what it offers.

The service is very attentive and friendly. Also, if you are not fluent in English, most of the staff speak Spanish.

Where is it located... 665 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036-3623.
Estimated price... adequate.

5. PizzArte

Italian Pizza| ©Blake Wisz
Italian Pizza| ©Blake Wisz

If you prefer to opt for something lighter, or more European, you have multiple options for pizza or pasta. The Italian ones are innumerable.

PizzArte (69 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019-4934) is a restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste pizzas made in a wood-fired oven, the main attraction of its menu, the main choice of those who come! And of course, a wide variety of pasta dishes. In addition, they take great care in the presentation of their dishes.

The staff is very attentive, and if you don't speak English, they speak Spanish, a plus for your comfort!

Where is it located... 69 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019-4934.
Estimated price... between 20 and 30€.

6. Il Gattopardo

Italian Pasta| ©Sorin Popa
Italian Pasta| ©Sorin Popa

Il Gattopardo (13-15 W 54 St, New York, NY 10019) is an Italian restaurant that stands out for the quality of its dishes and its good service. It has delicious pasta dishes. In fact, it is considered by many the best Italian restaurant in New York. Its wine list stands out.

The service is good and they usually offer recommendations.

Where is it located... 13-15 W 54 St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... from 40€.

7. Mozzarella & Wine

An elegant menu| ©Louis Hansel
An elegant menu| ©Louis Hansel

Mozzarella e Vino (33 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019-5417) is an Italian restaurant a few meters from MoMa. It is owned by the same owners as Gattopardo but with cheaper prices. The cuisine is very good. They have a great variety of dishes and first quality products.

The service is attentive and the atmosphere is quiet, ideal to disconnect from the intense itinerary that you are doing in New York.

Where is it located? 33 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019-5417.
Estimated price... from 15-20€.

8. II Corso

Pasta & Wine| ©Elia Burelli
Pasta & Wine| ©Elia Burelli

II Corso (54 W 55 St, New York, NY 10019) offers a variety of high quality Italian dishes and an extensive wine list.

Service is fast and efficient. Prices range from €25-30, and when you present your MoMa admission ticket on the day of purchase, you will get a 10% discount on a main course.

Where is it located... 54 W 55 St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... from 25-30€.

9. La Bonne Soupe

A warm soup| ©Henrique Félix
A warm soup| ©Henrique Félix

La Bonne Soupe is a classic French bistro in the heart of New York City.

Cozy and familiar, La Bonne Soupe has delicious dishes and a full lunch menu. The prices are adequate. The size is quite good. It also has a good wine list.

The service is a bit slow.

Where is it located. 48 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... acceptable.

10. 53rd & 6th Halal

Some fast food| ©Bimo Luki
Some fast food| ©Bimo Luki

And if you prefer not to waste too much time eating and follow your New York itinerary as quickly as possible, you also have multiple fast food options. The Halal Guys (w53rd Street & 6th Ave., New York, NY 10019) is a street stall that offers the possibility to eat fast and at a very cheap price, around 10€. The plates are large and the food is highly rated.

There is usually a queue, but the service is fast - you won't regret it!

Where is it located... 48 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... around 10€.

11. Taco Dumbo

Mexican Tacos| ©Travis Yewell
Mexican Tacos| ©Travis Yewell

At Taco Dumbo (31 W 52 St, New York, NY 10019) you can enjoy original and tasty tacos.

In addition, when you present your ticket you can enjoy a 20% discount.

Where is it located? 31 W 52 St, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... affordable.

12. Five Guys

Five Guys| ©Elodie Agodor
Five Guys| ©Elodie Agodor

Five Guys (43 W 55th St 55th St, betw. 5th & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019-4902) has delicious burgers for all tastes, as this burger joint offers the possibility for you to decide the ingredients, to the consumer's taste.

In addition, the prices are excellent for being in New York, around 10-15€.

Where is it located? 43 W 55th St 55th St, betw. 5th & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019-4902.
Estimated price... around 10-15€.

13. Hatsuhana Sushi Restaurant

Varied sushi menu| ©Riccardo Bergamini
Varied sushi menu| ©Riccardo Bergamini

When it comes to eating out in New York, one of the most popular options is Asian food.

Hatsuhana Sushi Restaurant (17 E 48th St Ste 1 between Madion and 5th avenue, New York, NY 10017-1010) has excellent sushi and tempura.

Where is it located... 17 E 48th St Ste 1 between Madion and 5th avenue, New York, NY 10017-1010.
Estimated price... from 40€.

14. Hama Japanese Cuisine

Menu of sushi| ©Jakub Dziubak
Menu of sushi| ©Jakub Dziubak

Hama Japanese Cuisine (11 W 51st St Lower Level, New York, NY 10019-6994) is one of those places where you see the cooks preparing sushi on the spot. Of course they also have tempura, soups... It is one of the most outstanding Japanese places in New York.

Where is it located?... 11 W 51st St Lower Level, New York, NY 10019-6994.
The estimated price... from 30-35€.

15. Beyond Sushi

Sushi| ©Vinicius Benedict
Sushi| ©Vinicius Benedict

Beyond Sushi (62 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019-3824) is a very good option for people looking for a vegetarian menu. They have vegetarian sushi and tasty salads - yes, vegetarian sushi!

In addition, the prices are reasonable, starting at 15 euros per person.

Where is it located... 62 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019-3824.
Estimated price... from 15 euros.

16. MakiMaki Sushi

Tasting sushi| ©Marta F
Tasting sushi| ©Marta F

At MakiMaki Sushi (1369 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10019) you can enjoy fresh sushi and a variety of Japanese drinks.

It's both grab-and-go, as the place is small.

And it is another interesting option when you present your MoMa ticket, as you will enjoy an additional 10% discount on the price of the bill.

Where is it located... 1369 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10019.
Estimated price... variable.

17. Bengal Tiger

Complete menu| ©Takafumi Yamashita
Complete menu| ©Takafumi Yamashita

Bengal Tiger (58 W 56 St, New York, NY 10019) offers quality dishes and prompt service and attention.

The restaurant offers a menu from Monday to Friday at noon at a very acceptable price for New York, around 10-15€. The menu includes a soup and a main course accompanied by rice, which you can repeat as many times as you wish. Drinks are also cheap.

And as if that were not enough, MoMa ticket holders will receive an additional 10% discount on the bill if they come on the day of purchase of the ticket. However, this discount is only valid for dinner.

Where is it located... 58 W 56 St, New York, NY 10019
Estimated price... around 10-15€.

18. Sathi

Typical Indian food| ©Kabir Cheema
Typical Indian food| ©Kabir Cheema

If you feel like eating in an Indian and at a good price Sathi (216 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003-2549) is the answer. In this establishment you can eat from 10€ per person.

It has a wide variety of dishes and, in addition, its menu includes Nepalese food, something you will not find so easily.

Where is it located... 216 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003-2549.
Estimated price... from 10€.

19. Side Door

Typical Mexican food| ©Randy Fath
Typical Mexican food| ©Randy Fath

At Side Door (151 E 57 St, New York, NY 10022) you can enjoy Mexican food in the heart of Manhattan.

It is one of the establishments that benefit from a discount when you present your MoMa ticket, specifically 10%.

Where is it located... 151 E 57 St, New York, NY 10022.
The estimated price... inexpensive.

20. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Full menu| ©Nathalia Segato
Full menu| ©Nathalia Segato

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse (40 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019-6106) is a Brazilian steakhouse offering a meat buffet. Ideal for meat lovers. It also has a vegetable and salad buffet and stands out for its fast service.

Regarding prices, it is from 25-30€ per person. And at noon it is approximately 20€ less.

By presenting your MoMa ticket you will get a 10% discount. This discount only applies to food, not drinks, and is not valid during happy hour.

Where is it located... 40 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019-6106.
Estimated price... from 25-30€.

21. La Esquina Midtown

Full menu| ©Nathan Dumlao
Full menu| ©Nathan Dumlao

La Esquina Midtown (200 W 55 St, New York, NY 10019) offers good value and quality Mexican cuisine.

It is fast food in the strict sense. You have to order and pick up at the counter, but that gets rid of tipping. The food is delicious (nachos, fajitas and margaritas).

This is another place that benefits from the MoMa ticket discount, with a 15% reduction on the bill.

Where is it located... 200 W 55 St, New York, NY 10019.
The estimated price... affordable.

The traveler's tip

Our recommendation is that you check the menu before sitting down in any restaurant, as the prices are very different from Spain and you may get a bad surprise.

22. Cafes and restaurants to eat inside MoMa

The MoMa Terrace| ©Jay Wennington
The MoMa Terrace| ©Jay Wennington

If lunchtime catches you in the middle of your visit... Don't panic! The MoMa has several restaurant and cafeteria services for those who do not wish to interrupt their visit.

The Modern

The menu is not very extensive but the dishes are excellent. It offers pleasant views of the sculpture garden.

Lunch service is available from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The price of a good meal per person starts at €90.

Café 2

They offer quality service and delicious food, but, predictably, the price is expensive.

Service is available from Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Terrace Café

It is a cafeteria, although it has a menu, but it is more limited than that of The Modern or Café 2. Even so, the price is quite reasonable and you can satisfy your hunger for around 12-15€ per person.

The service is available from Monday to Thursday, from 11:00 to 16:00, and from Friday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 17:00.

Garden Bar

This bar is located in the Sculpture Garden and offers a nice and pleasant setting for a break during your visit to the MoMa.

This service is open from Wednesday to Saturday, from 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm.