As befits a café modeled on the great tradition of New York coffee shops, Untitled, Danny Meyers new restaurant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will serve coffee and pie with a pedigree. The coffee, which has been available from a cart since December, is Stumptown, and the pie is salted caramel apple from Four & Twenty Blackbirds, the Brooklyn bakery run by sisters Emily and Melissa Elsen. This is the fledgling bakerys first wholesale-pie account, and pretty exciting news for pie addicts who no longer need to trek to Gowanus for a fix. The plan is to change flavors seasonally, which means the distinctive bitter orange rhubarb might be next on the docket.
Pre-dessert, like all good coffee-shop menus, chef Chris Bradleys is all over the culinary map, from pimento-cheese burgers to matzoh-ball soup. Breakfast dishes, including chilaquiles and huckleberry-cornmeal pancakes, are served all day (7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for weekend brunch), and set-menu dinner service will launch late next month on Saturday and Sunday nights. The David Rockwelldesigned space is still a work in progress, as the obligatory booths and bar stools have yet to arrive, but heres a look at the next-generation coffee-shop menu, a new addition to the Madison Avenue milieu but inspired by all those 3 Guys and Viands that came before.
Untitled Menu [PDF]
Untitled, 945 Madison Ave., at 75th St.; 212-570-3670
Update: While the café was originally slated for Monday, March 21, it is now scheduled for Wednesday, March 23.