If you have yet to visit the Met Museum's newest location, The Met Breuer, which opened in March, you should definitely get on that.
Located at 945 Madison Avenue (formerly The Whitney), the aptly modern building houses collections of modern and contemporary art.
Restaurateur Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos, who are behind the classy joints, Estela and Cafe Altro Paradiso, have also just opened a new museum restaurant.
Flora Bar, as reported by Gothamist, serves fare from a mix of influences– Spanish tapas such as potato croquettes and boquerones, as well as classic American steakhouse staples, like caesar salads and shrimp with cocktail sauce.
Oenophiles will also especially enjoy the selection of smaller vintners and vineyards, as well as bigger industry names. Uniquely, all their wines will be available by the glass, which is much appreciated for those of us who take to perusing galleries by our lonesome (code: no friends).
The prices are a little steep but you are on Madison Avenue, so get over it.
Flora Bar is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, they are open until 11:30 p.m.
If you are just looking for a quick bite (and not to empty your wallet) though, there is also the significantly more casual Flora Coffee just outside the restaurant.
They serve coffee, tea, and a selection of sandwiches and pastries. Their hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Met Breuer, if you decide to give it a visit, is also closed on Mondays. Right now, their exhibitions include Diane Arbus: In the Beginning (until November 27th) and Humor and Fantasy– The Berggruen Paul Klee Collection (December 31st).[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Gothamist]