M. Wells Dinette

22-25 Jackson Ave.
Queens, NY 11101

Long Island City

  • Mon., Thurs.–Fri., noon–6pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6pm

Long schoolroom tables, vintage photos of schoolkids and a menu written on a chalkboard hark back to when MoMA PS1 actually was a public school. Museum admission is not required to eat here. Quebecois chef Hugue Dufour has such a cult following that M. Wells Dinette is a destination for chowhounds from near and far. Because of having to keep to the museum's hours, the ever-changing, somewhat limited menu straddles brunch, lunch and dinner, and ranges from accessible (French onion soup, French toast) to bold (escargot and bone marrow, beef tongue drizzled with aioli, a cube of blood pudding seasoned with Christmasy spices over bacon-cabbage stew). The wine list includes French and Moroccan varietals, with specials, or "wine treats," listed on the board. 



  • Good for Groups
  • Kid Friendly
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • $$$
  • American (New)


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