Best Museum Restaurant New York 2013 - M. Wells Dinette
When the already beloved M. Wells dining car closed in Hunters Point after just a year of business, prospects seemed bleak for the little eatery that had achieved almost overnight celebrity status. But then Chef Hugue Dufour and his wife Sarah Obraitis announced a new incarnation, M. Wells Dinette, in a classroom at MOMA P.S. 1, which seemed appropriate—their food can be like edible modern art. This time around, Dufour executes his culinary wizardry from an open kitchen while eager diners doodle with crayons. The chalkboard displays the daily course offerings; don't skimp on the offal, prepared with such skill that it makes the primary cuts of meat seem remedial.