4. M. Wells Dinette

Location: MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY

Formerly located in a classic chrome diner car a few blocks South, M. Wells reopened last fall in a classroom of MoMA PS1's schoolhouse building, serving guests cafeteria-style on long tables and desks. Chef Hugue Dufour, hailing from Montreal's celebrated restaurant Au Pied de Cochon, and his wife, Sarah Obraitis, offer all sorts of offal and off-beat ingredients in refined and decadent preparations. The menu, written daily on a chalkboard, features dishes like escargot-stuffed marrow bones, blood pudding, or any part of a whole goat (as long as no one else has ordered that bit yet). With its lunch-only hours and casual atmosphere, M. Wells won't set you back nearly as much as its older sibling at MoMA.


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