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The long-awaited M. Wells Dinette is projected to open this week (Thursday, September 27) inside MOMA PS1, according to Eater. The Dinette is the progeny of the M. Wells Diner, the LIC gastro-spot that closed in 2011. The Dinette will be a “gourmet cafeteria” and will serve dishes like “whipped butter and caviar sandwich, a flan made with foie gras, a deconstructed clam chowder, and a marrow and escargot tart.”
Grubstreet brings us a few more details about the Dinette, including counter stools, a 30 gallon braising pan that can theoretically cook 40 lobsters at once, a sushi display case housing horse tartare, and menus written on chalkboards (think school classrooms – PS1 was a school way back when) – on the boards you might see “rabbit terrine, brandade with black-olive oil, and old favorites like bibimbap with tuna and scallops.”
Blogger Sassafass has a few pictures of some of the Dinette food she tried recently during a preview for her department. In her words, “The food was inventive and delicious. Cannot wait to go back!”
The M. Wells Dinette will be open during museum hours, which are noon to 6pm Thursday to Monday, and 10am-6pm on weekends. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
M. Wells Dinette at MOMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, (718) 786-1800 (GMAP)