About Momofuku Má Pêche
Má Pêche is Momofuku’s only restaurant that doesn’t require a subway ride to get to if you’re coming from the MoMA, the Theater District, Central Park, or work: it’s in Midtown. Má Pêche (which means “mother peach”) serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch.
At Má Pêche, guests may choose from a variety of a la carte offerings, including chef specials for tables to share. A selection of passed plates are presented tableside to complement these dishes, creating a hand-selected, communal dining experience from Executive Chef Matthew Rudofker.
For more information about large party dining at Má Pêche, please visit mapeche.momofuku.com/private-events.
Contemporary American, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7 am - 11 am
Saturday-Sunday: 7 am - 9 am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off-site catering is available.
N,Q,R to 57th Street;
F to 57th Street;
1 to 59th Street;
E,M to 53rd Street;
4,5,6 to 59th Street
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Momofuku Má Pêche Ratings and Reviews
I was expecting somewhat a little more e ...
I was expecting somewhat a little more elegant setting judged over the pictures posted on their website. But the floor was sticky, tables and chairs are very casual and looked cheap. When we entered the lower floor, the clerk had to pick up dirty paper towel that was sitting on the floor as he led us to our table.
Food was great. I enjoyed the pork bun. Seared Bass over asian taste noodle was good too. The asparagus salad has tangy and refreshing dressing that goes very well with the vegetable and I liked it very much. Desserts were interesting, I would say, but did not suit to my taste.
The Crab Cobb Salad we ordered had smelly crab on it, and we had to cancel it. They accepted our request and gladly switched it to asparagus salad. (Actually the way they served the cobb salad was odd. All ingredients lined up in a shallow dish. It must be very difficult to mix and eat this, so we asked them to mix it in a bigger bowl or to bring a bowl to our table for mixing. Initially they declined our request, but since it was less busy hours, they mixed the salad for us in the kitchen.)
If you are tired of hamburgers or pizzas for your lunch on your work days, this place may give you interesting but made to fit Americans' taste Asian food.
Food was good and staff was friendly but ...
Food was good and staff was friendly but not very good service. Just not enough attention to detail (food delivered with no silverware on table, long lapses without someone coming by table etc). Was told this was not the case last time someone in my party was there so hopefully just an off evening. Brisket sliders and hot chicken were highlights.
Steak tartare amazing! Veggie pass-aroun ...
Steak tartare amazing! Veggie pass-around was broccoli with sunflower seeds & mayo; far from amazing. The habanero chicken was moist, spicy, but not a great value as not extremely unique. Overall, good , not great.
I arrived on time but Waited more than 3 ...
I arrived on time but Waited more than 30 minutes to be seated. During my wait I could see the restaurant was half full.
After getting menus and water waited 15 minutes to place a drink order - I did this by flagging down someone other than our waitress who was occupied taking orders from people who walked in minutes after we were seated.
We've been wanting to try this restauran ...
We've been wanting to try this restaurant for years, but were sadly disappointed when we finally went. We waited almost 30 minutes before anyone took our drink order, then another 30 minutes before anyone came back to take our food order. It was fairly empty and I saw at least 5 waiters/staff people walking around. There was also only one dim sum cart when we went, which we were willing to forgive, even though the allure of the restaurant is the cart selections, but the cart only came around once even though we asked our waitress if it could be sent back to us. The food itself was bland and I couldn't even drink my cocktail, it tasted like $13 nail polish remover. For as excited as we were to try this restaurant, we were all shocked at how disappointed we were when we left. I wish I could be kinder, but none of us could stop bringing up how shockingly bad of a time we had there for the rest of the day.
We had a pre-wedding friends get togethe ...
We had a pre-wedding friends get together here. The staff was very accommodating, and the food was excellent. They described the large dishes as being "family style", but it was more like a single size portion. For dessert they brought us shakes from the milk bar (items which weren't on the dessert menu), and overall went out of their way to make us happy. Definitely a place to try out !
The hostess first tried to put us at a c ...
The hostess first tried to put us at a communal table. We were eventually seated at a two person table in the corner. One of the first things that I noticed was now dirty the curtains were on the wall. They had stains and debris stuck all over them. After waiting 15-20 minutes a server finally came over to explain the menu and take the older.
Our server recommends that we order either 4-5 small plates or 2-3 small plates and 2 large plates. We decide on one small plate and two large plates and a bottle of wine to go with it.
Our small plate, the outrageously dry and stale tasting bbq brisket buns, showed up seconds after we put in our order. Our wine hadn't even been brought to our table yet. I thought the momofuku restaurants were famous for their buns. This bun tasted like it had been sitting in a steam pan for hours and was very dry and stale tasting.
After eating our buns, our wine finally arrived. Another random person showed us the wine and then walked away for another 10 minutes before coming back to pour us glasses.
Throughout the meal, our server would attempt to fill up our glasses and was consistently spilled red wine on the table and dripped it down the edge of the glasses. She chose to ignore this mistake and not clean it up.
Finally, well over an hour into our reservation our two large plates show up. We ordered the arctic char and the habanero fried chicken. The arctic char was spectacularly mediocre. It had the text of toothpaste and tasted like old creme fraische.
The habanero fried chicken was the only good item of the night. They bring you out a metal bucket full of fried chicken. While this chicken is good, it is nowhere near worth $28 it costs. Further, two mains was entirely too much food for two people, especially considering they bring around random salads (that are also spectacularly mediocre).
Overall this was one of the most overpriced and disappointing dining experiences I have had in NY.
David Chang is the man! Some of the bes ...
David Chang is the man! Some of the best food I have ever had in my life, period. The icing on the cake was the dessert selection from Milk Bar. Talk about creative. We went early and were rewarded with an almost empty restaurant but make no mistake this place gets packed i'm sure. The plates are meant to be shared so we ordered a bunch of different things including the Steak, the fish, a couple salads and veggie dishes and a few of the tapas going around the room. The oysters we fresh and fantastic as well. Mr. Chang....I salute you on creating another gem for this beautiful city to enjoy.
A bit disappointed... love the concept, ...
A bit disappointed... love the concept, love Chang's food, but something felt not quite right with this one versus other Chang places I have been to. My thoughts are the servers push a little more food than you want (2 small plates, 2 large plates, plus any of the passed plates... well that is a bunch of food for 2 people. The food itself is great, some old standards (the bun with oysters was superb), the raw bar was also perfect. Pork chop was very good if not very inspired. The biggest problem is the value - seems pretty expensive (and I have no problem dropping a lot of money on a dinner). Service was friendly if a little at times spacey (never did get the cider we ordered at the start of dinner, never pursued it either). To me it would be better as a full on dim sum experience, but alas I don't think that's what it will be.
Fun place with great, creative cuisine. ...
Fun place with great, creative cuisine. The small plates and pass plates are the best and the most fun. Service is casual and friendly, no airs, even though it's an upscale place. Great flavors and great mix of flavors and textures.
Menu concept confusing
The printed menu lists small plates and large plates.
The server said everything was meant to be shared.
When asked how small was the small salad, the server pointed to the bread plate and said it was sort of that size but the serving wasn't a large heap. We ordered two. When the salads arrived, they were very generous. Too much for us. Another server graciously took one back to the kitchen. But inaccurate info about portion size makes it difficult to place an order.
In addition, after we ordered, we were told that there were roaming carts of other food, not on the menu, which could be ordered similarly to a dim sum restaurant. A further confusing element.
I think the management should re-consider and re-organize the dining concept and, for sure, inform the customers from the get-go about all the food they are serving. is available.
Fun evening in nyc
We loved our experience at momofuku. Delicious food and great ambiance. I love the food that is offered up after you order. It was fun to experience new food options and favors you might not order otherwise. Definitely a restaurant I would eat at again.
Amazing food, everything was so delectable!!
My only criticism is the space and decor. It wasn't so bad that it distracted from the food or would prevent me from returning. The pork buns were perfectly sweet and savory. Asparagus salad blew me away! It was so interesting, flavors were indescribable!
Not a great dining experience
I think the restaurant was trying a bit too hard with the small and large courses supplemented by dim sum at the table which you couldn't plan for in advance. Overall we left very disappointed in the food. Also, it would be a more ambient dining experience if the lights weren't so bright.
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