Tomorrow, after months of anticipation and weeks of media build-up, the new Whitney opens its doors to the public in the Meatpacking District. Along with it comes the new Untitled, a completely transformed version of the restaurant Danny Meyer ran at the uptown Whitney. Whereas the original was surrounded mostly by concrete, the new dining room, on the ground floor of the museum, is enclosed almost entirely by glass. Like the rest of the museum, it's been designed inside and out by the renowned architect Renzo Piano, even down to the red plush chairs and the light wood tables. Inside seats around 72, including at a bar and a few high tables up front, while plenty more tables surround the restaurant outside.
Now that it's in the hands of Gramercy Tavern chef Michael Anthony and chef de cuisine Suzanne Cupps (formerly a sous chef at Gramercy Tavern), the menu at the new Untitled is also entirely new. The food is similar in spirit to what Anthony serves at Gramercy Tavern – seasonal, new American. In line with the current fashion, it leans towards vegetables, and includes dishes like smoked clams with cucumber and yogurt, charred carrots with chili and peanuts, grilled lobster toast, and roasted and fried chicken with tatsoi and dill. The full menu is below.
Also don't forget that Untitled has a sibling, the Studio Cafe, on the top floor of the museum. It's a more casual place, mostly for daytime visitors, but it does serve fancy toasts and other snacks created by Anthony and Cupps (that menu is also below). It also has wine, beer, and a patio with an insane view.