M. Wells Dinette

Queens – Long Island City

M. Wells Dinette

22-25 Jackson Ave. (at 46th Ave.)
Queens, NY 11101
  • price: $$$
  • phone: 718-786-1800
  • hours: Mon., Thurs.–Fri., noon–6pm; Sat.–Sun., 10am–6pm
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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. 

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  • American ExpressAmerican Express
  • Good for GroupsGood for Groups
  • Kid-FriendlyKid-Friendly
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  • Notable ChefNotable Chef
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating
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