The Real Deal New York

LIC mainstay to be reborn as bento box-style eatery in nabe at PS1

January 18, 2012 06:00PM

Popular Long Island City restaurant M. Wells will get a second chance after a dispute with their former landlord shut the beloved eatery last August, the New York Daily News reported.

M. Wells owner Hugue Dufour told the Canadian Broadcasting Company that he and wife Sarah Obraitis would be opening a cafeteria-style eatery in at the Museum of Modern Art PS1. The museum would not comment, the News said.

Dufour said they planned to serve “bento box-style meals,” at the Long Island City museum.

The restaurant, which opened in 2010, made a name for itself with items like pickled pork tongue, according to the News. M. Wells was originally at 21-17 49th Avenue in Long Island City. [NYDN]