If you can tear yourself away from a trip inside its stunning elevators, there's more than just fine art to behold at the brand new Whitney Museum that just opened on Gansevoort near the High Line. Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group debuted their latest restaurant inside the glass-walled museum today, with Gramercy Tavern's Michael Anthony coming on as managing director and executive chef. He'll be overseeing both Untitled, the Museum's fine dining offering, as well as Studio Cafe, the more casual sibling on the eighth floor.
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The elegant ground floor eatery will be the Museums' flagship eatery once again, both for its impeccable dishes and grand, ceiling-high windows and domed light fixtures. Inside those walls, Anthony and chef de cuisine Suzanne Cupps present artistic creations full of bright color and bold flavors. Grilled Monkfish ($25) comes in a pool of electric lobster sauce and shaved vegetables arranged on a plate could mirror some contemporary masters for their artistic flourish. And as far as price point goes, with no dish topping $28, it's one of the best bang-for-your-buck museum options in the city.
The Studio Cafe is geared more towards museum day trippers. A selection of toasts ($12) include gourmet options like Sugar Snap Peas, Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts and Black Olives to more basic fare like a Grilled Cheddar Cheese. A variety of salads—the arugula, roasted asparagus, radish and wildflower honey sounds particularly spring-like—soups, snacks and some desserts round out the options at the casual dining spot.
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