momofuku Ma Peche NYC

Don’t be fooled by the small entrance in this midtown outpost of the East Village momofuku succession. If you remember Town, the previous restaurateur tenant, the steps at the end of the ground floor take you to a large double height ceiling dining room. Differently from the typical midtown atmosphere of beige upholstery and mahogany covered walls, Ma Peche is fresh and brings its concept of communal tables, clean lines and light wood uptown. And the rock’n roll in the background of course, just like its sisters – all creations of highly praised David Chang - momofuku Ssam Bar, Noodle Bar, and the exquisite and impossible to score a table: Ko. The entrance of Ma Peche is Milk Bar, the perfect take-out spot if you are craving a huge chocolate cookie after your 3-hour midtown meeting. Opened about a year ago, this is the perfect hidden haven from the rest of all the neighborhood’s sameness.

Ma Peche - 15 West 56th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue - 212 757 5878

This short video I made of Milk Bar and momofuku Ma Peche captures the alternative downtown vibe in the midst of Manhattan’s corporate-land.

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