This dud, situated atop the Museum of Arts & Design with breathtaking views of Central Park, delivers pricey, creative fare that too often falls short of its lofty mark. A foie gras torchon, too assertively flavored with sugar and nutmeg, comes with an overly sweet quince chutney. Duck breast in another overthought dish—featuring quinoa, corn, brussels sprouts, and an astringent orange juice and raspberry-vinegar sauce—is underseasoned and sports flaccid skin. Desserts are as much of a mixed bag as everything else: bomboloni are the size of baseballs and nearly as dense.
Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle
|Cross street:||at Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average main course: $28. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|