5 Stunning Museum Restaurants
July 7, 2014
Elevating food and design to a work of art, these museum restaurants are destinations in their own right. By Carey Jones and Diana Hubbell.
Published on Jul 7, 2014
1. HONG KONG
The Asia Society occupies a 19th-century compound once used by the British Army to store explosives. Its Euro-Asian restaurant, aptly named Ammo (ammo.com.hk), is now a glass-walled space with striking spiral staircases suspended like chandeliers.
Ammo's ultra-modern interior
Art Lab (mocashanghai.org), on the third floor of Shanghai's oh-so-stylish Museum of Contemporary Art, blurs the line between restaurant and exhibition. The inventive space is as heavily decorated as any of the galleries and the cuisine is equally inspired.
High on the 52nd floor of Mori Tower, home to the city's venerable Mori Art Museum, Sunset Cafe (mori.art.museum.com) offers gorgeous views of Roppongi Hills and a light bite for visitors feeling an appetite for more than one of Yayoi Kasumi's installations.
With its undulating fabric roof, the Magazine (magazine-restaurant.co.uk) at Serpentine Sackler Gallery is unmistakably Zaha Hadid. German chef Oliver Lange shows off his Japanese training with a menu that includes both sushi and côte de boeuf.
Tout le monde is clamoring for a table at Monsieur Bleu (monsieurbleu.com), the modern brasserie in the Palais de Tokyo with a stylish, Deco-inspired design by Joseph Dirand. The best seat? On the terrace, with views the Eiffel Tower.