945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021 (646) 558 5383


Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance here or by calling 646 558 5383
Walk-ins are welcome.
For general inquiries: info@florabarnyc.com

Hours and Location


Flora Bar

Closed Mondays

Tuesday through Friday 11:30am to 3:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday 5:30pm to 10pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday - 5:30pm to 9pm

Saturday - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Sunday - 11:30am to 4:30pm

Flora Coffee
Tuesday through Sunday - 10am to 5:30pm
Monday - closed

Guests can access the restaurant, which is below street level, through the museum's main entrance at 945 Madison Avenue.

We are within walking distance of the 6 train at 77th Street.


Flora Coffee

The low-key Flora Coffee serves pastries and takeaway sandwiches to museum and neighborhood guests.

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Private Events

Flora Bar takes reservations up to 30 days in advance here or by emailing info@florabarnyc.com 

For parties of 7 or more, we offer a nightly prix-fixe menu. To arrange a group seating or plan a private event, please email info@florabarnyc.com.



Restaurateur Thomas Carter and chef Ignacio Mattos, the partners behind estela and Café Altro Paradiso, opened Flora Bar and Flora Coffee at The Met Breuer in Fall 2016. Flora Bar takes inspiration from lively, approachable restaurants in New York and Europe and is open beyond museum hours. The menu emphasizes seafood and vegetables and strives to be tasty and playful. You can stop in for a full dinner, a small bite or a drink at the long bar.

Carter, Mattos, and their Matter House team aim to create an atmosphere of accessibility and fun similar to what they’ve cultivated downtown. The partnership with the museum came about from The Met’s desire to bring the Estela team’s light and ethereal tone—and perhaps foremost its sensitivity to the setting and location of a space—to the iconic Breuer building.

Thomas Carter

Co-Owner and Director of Beverage and Service

Before Estela and Café Altro, Thomas was beverage director at the award-wining Blue Hill at Stone Barns for six years. He has also worked in wine service for Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, and as a cook at New York restaurants including Le Bernardin, Mercer Kitchen and Union Pacific. He holds degrees from Columbia College Chicago and the Culinary Institute of America. Thomas found Ig through a truffle guy.

Ignacio Mattos

Co-Owner and Chef

Ignacio was born in Uruguay and learned to cook in the kitchens of grilling master Francis Mallman and Slow Food legend Alice Waters. At Estela, he has earned acclaim for bold, Mediterranean-inspired cooking. With Altro, Ignacio returns to Italian cuisine, which was his focus for several years as the chef of Il Buco. Ignacio was nominated for a James Beard Best Chef: New York award in 2014. In that same year, Bon Appétit declared that "you'll see and taste his influence on American cooking for years to come."