Places to eat near the MoMA?

This Sunday my friend and I are going to check out the Tim Burton exhibit at the MoMA. We plan to get dinner afterward so I’m looking for a recommendation. Also, if you know of any neat shops or other sights near the museum, I’m open to suggestions! TIA.

Moving thread from IMHO to Cafe Society.

The MOMA has restaurants available. The Modern is very, very good but it’s also very expensive and requires reservations. I don’t know about the other restaurants there.

The question you really have to answer is how much do you want to spend? There many restaurants in the area but a lot of them are quite expensive. Can’t really answer the question without a ballpark figure of what you’re looking for.

As for other things to do, I’d see the rest of the MOMA. The depth of their collection is amazing. I particularly like Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Mondrien’s Broadway Boogie-Woogie but Monet, Pollock, Rauschenberg, Matisse, Malevich, Dali and Van Gogh etc. etc. are all there.

And then maybe this stuff:

Museum of Television and Radio

American Folk Art Museum
Rockefeller Center

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Plus all the stores lining 5th Avenue

If you wanted to go down a little further, there’s the main branch of the NYPL on 42nd and 5th and behind it Bryant Park.

Well done valleyofthedolls - and please note that the Bryant Park Grill right behind the NYPL is really good, too. Also, on the same block (I think) as MoMA is a branch of the NYPL - but this one has the original Winnie the Pooh Teddy bear on display…

We plan to see other parts of the museum, but the Tim Burton exhibit is the initial draw. As for price range, I think we’d both be willing to spend around $20-25. Something nicer than a burger, but not extravagant.

Your options are kind of limited. I might try:

Joe’s Shanghai at 24 W. 56th Street (between 5th and 6th).

Carnegie Deli at 854 7th Ave. (55th St.)

If you don’t mind going farther afield, I’d go over to 28th and Lexington. You’ll find a ton of Indian restaurants there and in the surrounding area (the area is nicknamed Curry Hill).

Hope that helps. Have fun whatever you do.