The place: The Library at Regency Hotel
The space: With all the
The place: The Modern at the MoMA
The space: By night, this bar and restaurant adjacent to MoMA is all atwitter with the cocktail crowd in well-tailored suits and chic dresses prepping for the evening soiree. But daytime tells a different, more work-conducive story. Whether you sprawl out on the horseshoe leather booths or cozy up to the gauzy plate-glass wall in the bar, inspiration is not hard to find. The sleek, Danish-designed furniture helps, as does the billions of dollars in art next door.
Nosh: Normally, museums hang masterpieces, not serve them. But Chef Abram Bissel's unexpected seasonal dishes are attractions unto themselves, especially the cauliflower roasted in crab butter with toasted almonds and tarragon.
Business factor: Although you’ll no doubt contend with the ebb and flow of tourists and museum-goers, the lounge offers enough corner tables (and WiFi) to attain a good measure of separation and comfort in the black leather chairs.
9 West 53rd St., 212-333-1220, themodernnyc.com
(Photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art)