The Norm…NYC Restaurant Review


The Thierry Mugler exhibit heightened all my senses.

Despite all the svelte Glamazon bodies on display, I was in need of sustenance.

We had lucked into a free parking spot only steps away from the Brooklyn Museum so we decided to take full advantage of our good fortune.

We ventured into The Norm, the upscale restaurant located inside of the Brooklyn Museum.

The artistic interior decor is perfect for post exhibit munchies,

The restaurant is named for Norman Feinberg, a museum trustee. The eclectic international restaurant is visually framed by beautiful floating frames, paintings and decorative shipping crates.

I decided on the Norm Hamburger nicely presented on a wooden board with kickass fries, Gruyère cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions ($24).

My daughter ordered the Shrimp Caesar with potatoes, string beans, an ample serving of delicious jumbo shrimp on a bed of greens with Parmesan croutons ($23).

My partner in crime opted for the Revelation Grilled Cheese prepared to buttery, crunchy perfection accompanied by herb infused tomato soup ($20).

The atmosphere was lovely and we even enjoyed the richie rich Museum patrons sitting next to us who drove everyone crazy ordering a plethora of food because they had the overserved wine munchies.  Mysteriously, they let their non-emotional support dog roam freely even checking out the kitchen.

The Norm is operated by Great Performances which was founded as a waitress staffing agency with the goal of offering a flexible source of income for women in the arts.

In 2006, Great Performances established Katchkie Farm, becoming the nation’s first caterer to own and operate an organic farm.

The Norm is a picture perfect place to dine after a stimulating trip to the truly fabulous Brooklyn Museum or as just an appealing place to enjoy some afternoon delight.

The Norm in the Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, New York. Open Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm. Reservations on OpenTable.com.

One Comment

  1. Jacqueline Marecheau says:

    Looks wery nice

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