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


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

Hours and Location


Flora Bar

Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday, lunch 11:30am to 3:30pm, dinner 5:30pm to 10pm
Friday - Saturday, lunch 11:30am to 3:30pm, dinner 5:30pm to 11pm
Monday, closed

Flora Coffee

Tuesday - 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 online and over the phone, 646-558-5383. 

For parties of 7 or more, we offer a nightly prix-fixe menu served at either 6pm or 9:30pm. To arrange a group seating or plan a private event, please email info@florabarnyc.com.

Thank you!



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—anything you want, really.

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."