An employee at the M. Wells Dinette confirms the rumor that's been going around: The M. Wells Steakhouse will open for dinner this coming Tuesday. This will be the long-awaited return to regular dinner hours for chef Hugue Dufour and wife/partner Sarah Obraitis, after a year of serving the museum crowd at MoMA PS1. The new restaurant, which is housed in an old auto body shop, will also give the pair a lot more room to work with, so they can do things like build a catamaran and keep live trout in a concrete trough.
There are no full menus available yet, but in a recent New Yorker article (sub. required) Dufour says he plans a "meat temple." He tells Dana Goodyear that there probably won't be horse on the menu, but he does hope to serve things like rattlesnake and lion meat. There will also be a wood-fired grill, a fancy dessert cart, and live lobsters and sea urchins to keep those trout company.
With the exception of next week, M. Wells Steakhouse will usually be closed on Tuesdays, but open every other day from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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