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M. Wells Dinette

M. Wells Dinette Review

When the original version of this beloved and experimental restaurant in Long Island City lost its lease and had to shut down, a swath of New York eaters let out a collective groan. But they didn't have to go too long without their foie gras fix because French-Canadian chef Hugue Dufour reopened the restaurant at MoMA's PS1. As at the previous incarnation, Dufour serves an array of dishes so unctuous you might want to come with a prescription for Lipitor. The menu changes depending on the season but diners might find dishes like veal cheek stroganoff, using thick bucatini as the noodles, or bone marrow and escargot. Finish off with a slice of maple pie and a shot of maple bourbon. Then wander the gallery trying to make sense of the art (and your meal). The restaurant currently closes at 6 pm, leaving time for a leisurely lunch but not dinner.

    Contact Information

  • Address: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave. Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101
  • Phone: 718/786–1800
  • Website:
  • Subway: E, M to 23rd St.–Ely Ave.; G to Long Island City–Court Sq.; 7 to 45 Rd.–Court House Sq.
  • Location: Queens

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • No dinner. Closed Tues. and Wed.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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