PLAN DATE: FRI / MAY 17
It isn’t Summer until you’ve paid the Roof at the Met a visit. A truly magical experience for visitors and veterans of the city, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s outdoor fifth-floor restaurant and much anticipated annual art installation is once again open to the public. New this year is food from acclaimed chef John Fraser, and the installation is from Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Met’s rooftop cafe becomes the Martini Bar, and in addition to cocktails and light food, visitors can take in panoramic views of Central Park. It’s a rare vantage from which to view New York City’s most lush greenery and breathtaking skyline: a view that never gets old in our books.
Keeping in tune with art plus experiences, Café Sabarsky is your next stop, located within the Neue Galerie New York, a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design. Thursday through Sunday you and your love will enjoy an authentic Viennese dinner, from Würste/sausages to salads and Spätzle and other European delights. The cafe is outfitted with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann, furniture by Adolf Loos, and banquettes that are upholstered with a 1912 Otto Wagner fabric. A Bösendorfer grand piano graces one corner of the café and is used for all cabaret, chamber, and classical music performances at the museum. What a delight.
Upper East Side
Cantor Rooftop Garden Bar
The Met, 1000 5th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: The bar closes at 4:30pm Sunday—Thursday, and is open late till 10pm on Friday & Saturday.