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Is M. Wells Dinette Abandoning Haute Quebecoise Food for Sandwiches? [UPDATE]

The hit restaurant in MoMA PS 1 is rumored to be overhauling its menu in favor of more affordable fare.

This menu may not be around much longer.
This menu may not be around much longer.

Rumor from a reliable source has it that M. Wells Dinette will soon be revamping its menu to focus more on sandwiches and other affordable options, rather than the more upscale, over-the-top, meat-heavy French-Canadian fare chef Hugue Dufour has built his reputation on. This would be a major overhaul for the restaurant, which earned two stars from Pete Wells back in 2012 for its escargot in bone marrow, and foie gras-studded rabbit terrine.

But the change would probably make sense. Since moving into MoMA PS 1 in 2012, the cultishly loved Quebecoise diner has been operating on odd museum hours, open only noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. Not the time when most want to be gorging on foie gras. Eater has reached out to management for more on these rumored menu changes, and since the restaurant is closed today, we weren't able to confirm anything by phone. Stay tuned, and take heart: M Wells did recently put its famed spaghetti bolognese sandwich back on the menu, so perhaps that's an indication of the direction it's headed.

Update: Dinette Chef Aiden O'Neal confirms to Gothamist that they're adding "a few sandwiches" to the menu. So perhaps some of the old dishes will stay – we'll keep you updated.

Update 1/30: A staff member tell Eater that the spaghetti sandwich is the only one on the menu for now, but there should be more before Valentine's Day. They'll keep things like the rabbit terrine and the steak tartare.

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