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The Modern

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9 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-333-1220
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful discovery. Extremely professional and friendly staff. State of the Art. Excellent food, original and very tasty, very good pairing with wine. We came back a second time with friends simply to share and repeat an amazing experience.

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Thank Sieglinde V
Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

More than a museum cafe: The Modern is attached to Museum of Modern Art but also has an unpretentious street entrance. A couple of years earlier we came in off the street mid-afternoon just looking for a nice place to sit down, not realizing the museum connection. After the long corridor, we saw what we got into and were delighted.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our last night in New York before flying back to Australia. We were delighted with the exceptional hospitality and service both at the bar and at the table. The food tasted just as good as it looked with the flavours being well balanced. I would suggest leaving room for desserts! It was... More 

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Thank Grace L
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant looks out to the sculpture garden of the MOMA. Service is friendly and efficient and the food was at two star level. Breads were not. There was a long wait between dishes. Portions were quite small.

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Thank Jarb46
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a British tourist in NYC, the tip culture is a bit alien to me & takes a while to adjust to. This is especially the case given the best service we received on our trip, we didn't have to pay for at The Modern. We ordered off the a la carte menu at lunchtime and the food was sublime.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delightful lunch at the Modern. Service was excellent and the food was more than its equal. My wife and I had the Gently Seared Prawns and the Cauliflower Roasted in Crab Butter. The flavors were perfect, especially with a glass of champagne. The entrees were Bone Marrow Crusted Beef and the Crispy Long Island Duck. I thought the... More 

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Thank Claiborne G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked in without a reservation and had to eat at the bar, no biggie if the bar looks like this one! Food was absolutely amazing, and wanted to have a bite of every plate I saw passing by. Flavours were delicately matched together, nice winelist too!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine, fine dining. Perfection in every way. Extensive wine list. Exquisite setting. Dishes that rival any great chefs. Professional servers.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit to the restaurant ,and the only disappointing one.The atmosphere is very pleasant at the main dining room,every member of the staff makes you feel welcome and the food is very good (just change the ordinary bread selection,please). Now,this time the entrée of the 3 course meal took way too long ,and my wife's black bass... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends had made a reservation in the place inside the MOMA, we ordered some starters to share later some beef and dessert. Sparkling water and Champagne to start Piollot (Colas Robin) brut Nature purezza Pinot Blanc very delicious and actually outstanding, then Jay brought this awesome red burgundy 2005 Volnay-Santenots from Hospice de Beaune, just to my likings. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
Cuisine
French, American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1220
Description
The Dining Room at The Modern is a Michelin-starred contemporary American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. Helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, the restaurant features refined, playful dishes that highlight exceptional ingredients and seasonality in a $122 three-course prix fixe menu, a $152 four-course prix fixe menu, and a $182 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $108 three-course prix fixe menu or $118 four-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michaël Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. As of Nov. 19, our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. No tips are required nor expected. We accept reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room (reservations encouraged), terrace for seasonal outdoor enjoyment, and bar & lounge area to welcome walk-ins.

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