There are over 100 museums in New York City and a staggering 24,000 restaurants. Yet how often have you found yourself wandering around after some quality cultural time looking for a decent place to eat? Even in the more culinarily blessed parts of town, finding a spot for a late lunch after a long day of viewing art can be daunting. Your brain is fried from all the contemplating over the profound creativity of man. Lunch is so quotidian. But life should not be so difficult. The least we can do here at Flavorwire is help you find some post-art eats. Ergo, we present you with museum and restaurant pairings to make your next museum visit a little more convenient and a lot more delicious.
American Museum of Natural History and Kefi
The Upper West Side is where mediocre restaurants go to thrive. Searching for a better-than-average restaurant in this neighborhood is about as hard as digging for triceratops fossils. Luckily, the Greeks have provided an antidote by way of Kefi. If you aren’t up for dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets at the museum cafeteria (do they still have those?), just walk a few blocks over on Columbus Avenue to Kefi. The bi-level restaurant, with walls covered in blue and white dishes, is cavernous and somehow always full. Definitely make a reservation and definitely get anything with fish on the menu. Simple, fresh, and delicious, this restaurant does brisk business with casual yet classy Greek dishes that are mostly familiar but not tired. Downstairs is more grotto and less Aegean seaside, but equally pleasant.