Cafes at MoMA

Located in the Museum of Modern Art, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 take the museum cafe to sophisticated new heights, offering an array of seasonal cuisine from Executive Chef Dan Jackson in a relaxed and restorative setting.

Cafe 2, located on the museum’s second floor, features an extensive menu of Italian-inspired cuisine served to guests at communal tables in a family-friendly, casual setting.

Open 7 Days, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday, open until 7:30 PM

Terrace 5, on MoMA’s fifth floor, serves lighter fare, homemade desserts, wine, beer and cocktails, overlooking MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Open 7 Days, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday, open until 7:30 PM

Community

Sculpture Garden Mornings

MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is now open to the public for free daily from 9:00-10:15am. Enter through the west gate on West 54th Street to enjoy a quiet stroll through the Garden to start your day, then warm up at Cafe 2's Espresso Bar.

Community

Art Food Catering

Art Food Catering is the only in-house catering offering at MoMA and is the perfect solution for on-premise events. Available for internal museum events as well as events held by MoMA corporate sponsors, Art Food Catering can accommodate both small and large scale events. All cuisine is prepared on-premises by a team led by Executive Chef Dan Jackson. For more information, please contact: Noemi Sullivan at 212.408.6611 or at nsullivan@artfoodny.com.

Art Food Catering

Our Team

Dan Jackson

Executive Chef

A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dan Jackson was raised an avid Tar Heels fan. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003, he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and took a line cook job at a popular French restaurant, Bizou. There, he quickly realized that he had a passion for cooking, and over the course of two years he moved up the ranks from line cook to garde manger to chef de cuisine. 

In 2008, Dan moved to New York City. He wanted to work at one of the best restaurants in the city, so he applied and became a line cook at Eleven Madison Park. Eleven Madison Park opened his eyes to a whole different level of food and service. While Dan was there, the restaurant received four stars from the New York Times, one Michelin star, and was ranked among San Pellegrino’s Top 50 restaurants in the world. Dan stayed on at Eleven Madison Park and worked his way through every station in the kitchen, before leaving to take a chef position in Aspen, Colorado. 

In 2011, Dan returned to New York City and became Sous Chef at Union Square Events, the catering business of Union Square Hospitality Group. There, he was quickly promoted to Executive Sous Chef. In that capacity, he oversaw a kitchen staff of over 25 people and oversaw a diverse array of projects ranging from intimate gatherings to seated dinners for 4,000 people. 

In 2014, Dan was named Executive Chef of Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at the Museum of Modern Art. When he’s not in the kitchen, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, who he originally met at Eleven Madison Park, and baby boy.

Cafe 2 at MoMA

Relax and refuel at one of the communal tables, where the friendly staff will serve your choice of hearty Italian fare, such as handmade pasta, salumi, artisanal cheeses, salads, wine or beer, and espresso or coffee to perk up your gallery visit.

Cafe 2 is accessible to museum visitors only.

Hours of Operation

Open 7 Days, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday, open until 7:30 PM

Terrace 5 at MoMA

Terrace 5, located adjacent to the Painting and Sculpture Galleries, is a full service cafe offering a seasonal menu of savory selections and delicious pastries, complemented by carefully selected wines and specialty cocktails. The outdoor terrace offers beautiful views of MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Terrace 5 is accessible to museum visitors only.

Hours of Operation

Open 7 Days, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday, open until 7:30 PM

Group Dining at MoMA

Cafe 2, located on the 2nd floor of MoMA, offers a range of family-style group dining menus for up to 40 guests.

Group Dining seatings are available daily at 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 12 PM, and from 3 PM onwards. Seasonal, Italian-inspired cuisine is served at the communal tables in Cafe 2, which can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests. Menus begin at $30 per person (includes selected beverages). Wine and beer offerings are also available at an additional cost. Group Dining is available to museum-goers only. Menus change with the seasons and the below is just a sample indicating our various options. For more information, please contact groupdining@artfoodny.com. Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 Gift Cards are available in any denomination and can be ordered for corporate gifts and groups.