Lunch Menu

First Course

Parsnip-Pear Soup*
Toasted Almonds, Riesling


Organic Field Greens*
Red Verjus Vinaigrette


Tuscan Kale and Delicata Squash Salad*
Kohlrabi, Pomegranate Vinaigrette


Endive, Grilled Radicchio, and Shaker Blue-Cheese Salad
Toasted Walnuts, Fuji Apples, Cider Vinaigrette


Diver Scallop Crudo
Butternut Squash, Green Apple, Pumpkin-Seed Vinaigrette


Grilled Mediterranean Octopus
Potato Purée, Pickled Pearl Onions, Kalamata Olives, Harissa Oil


Warm Housemade Silken Tofu*
Maitake Mushroom, Kabocha Squash, Tamari


Main Course

Gruyère Soufflé
Bitter Greens, Speck Ham


MDR Farmers Market Salad (without Chicken*, $20)
Green Circle Chicken, Local-Market Vegetables, Farro, Lemon Vinaigrette


Maine Lobster Salad
Sweet Corn, Baby Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes, Tarragon


Green Circle Chicken Breast
Buckwheat Porridge, King Trumpet Mushrooms, Swiss Chard


MDR Cheeseburger with Creekstone Farms Beef
Housemade Pickles, Spiced Ketchup, New York Adirondack Cheddar Cheese, Heirloom Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Steak Fries


Lightly Smoked Skuna Bay Salmon
Baby Fennel, Pickled Vegetables, Potato Purée, Dill


Atlantic Blue Crab Cakes
Field Greens Salad, Stone-Ground Mustard Sauce


Citrus-Braised Autumn Squash*
Wild Mushrooms, Root Vegtables, Red Quinoa


Housemade Pasta

Kabocha Gnocchi
Maitake and Chanterelle Mushrooms, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Sage Brown Butter


Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil


Mezze Rigatoni
Fennel-Spiced Pork Sausage, Arugula, Asiago


Plancha Specials

The plancha is a highly polished, mirror-like griddle heated to a precise temperature for searing fish and shellfish. Using the smallest amount of olive oil, this method for cooking seafood locks in flavor, freshness, and moisture, making it the perfect healthy-cooking technique.

Served with a selection of the chef's signature creations: Piperade, Sauce Verte, and Saikyo Yuzu-Miso. Each plancha special is served with your choice of side (sides also available à la carte).

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives and Garlic Chips
Pommes Frites with Nori Sea Salt*
Baby Pumpkin with Fregula and Sweet Corn
Zucchini and Yellow Squash au Gratin
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts*
Autumn Ratatouille with Fines Herbes*


MDR Sodas

These sodas are light, refreshing, and made to order without sweetener.


Wines by the Glass

Veuve Ambal, Blanc de Blanc Brut, France, NV
Caposaldo, Prosecco, DOC Veneto, Italy


Alois Lageder, Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, 2012
Château Les Reuilles, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux, 2013
Stock & Stein, Riesling, Trocken, Germany, 2012
Walter Glatzer, Grüner Veltliner, Carnuntum, Austria, 2013
Laetitia Estate, Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley California, 2012


Dante Reserve, Pinot Noir, Oakville, California, 2012
Tortoise Creek, Syrah "Le Charmel," Rhône Valley, 2011
Niel Santofimia, Garnacha, Almansa, Spain, 2012
Alta Vista Classic, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013
Sean Minor, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2010


*Suitable for Vegans

Please note that menu items are subject to change.

Executive Chef Fred Sabo

To celebrate the Met's 145th anniversary, Executive Chef Fred Sabo has crafted a menu inspired by the culinary cuisine of the era during which the Museum was founded—nineteenth-century New York City.

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