This two-star Michelin restaurant is one of my favorites. Any time I have plans to be in New York, I feel compelled to try and secure a reservation either for lunch or dinner (and sometimes both). And it’s not easy to get reservations without some planning to be online right when they become available. Despite having dined here many times, I don’t have a series of write-ups describing the meal experiences. The primary reason had been that they had a policy of no photography. I found that, without pictures, the descriptions I could have written would have been wholly inadequate (like my one and only write-up of momofuku ko).
In the fall of 2014, momofuku closed for several weeks to move to a new location just a little south of where they had been since they opened. In December 2014, they opened with 24 seats instead of 12, plus a small bar and a couple of larger tables, as well as a much larger kitchen in the middle of the counter seating. But the best part is that they changed their photography policy so that pictures without flash are allowed (I never use flash anyway). So, as part of my winter holiday, I stopped in New York on my way back home from Europe to check out the new place for the first time. Currently, they only serve dinner.
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