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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (75 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (44 reviews)
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
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1 - 10 of 1,303 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant, part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York city fully lives up to its Michelin 2 star ranking. The menu selection is creative and offers a fair choice. The quality of food is high, and matching it is the extremely...More

Thank zalishariff
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Three of us had an amazing dinner last evening in the dining room at The Modern. (You can also have drinks or make a reservation to eat in a separate bar area.) While we had intended to choose the four course menu option, we opted...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The room as beautiful and looks out on the museum's sculpture garden. The service great very accommodating and unobtrusive. The food was excellent and beautiful to look at as well as to eat. The wine service was superb. Overall a great evening.

Thank Barmike1
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Bar @ The Modern is a great option especially during lunch and provides a seating area almost the equivalent of the main room. We were one of the 1st seated on a rainy Tuesday but it and main room filled up quickly with mostly...More

Thank mmueller49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Modern provides consistently great food with a terrific wine list and outstanding service. I prefer the more casual a la carte menu than the formal, evening/8-course tasting menu, which disappointed me in the past, but the lunch never does. It's an elegant way to...More

Thank cristidel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the bar room at the Modern. At the time we felt the food was good, but now I could not remember anything about the dishes. I think even at the time, we thought the food was reasonably tasty, but not terribly...More

Thank travel-world-mom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We both has the 8-course tasting menu. At a minimum, the dishes were underwhelming. The service and the dining rooms location over the sculpture garden is marvelous. We had 8 courses but only two could be rates as excellent, several were ordinary or worse. My...More

Thank barry p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fixed price menus mean the restaurant does the thinking - we chose the 5 course. Culinary art near the peak - peas were in season, so the kitchen made the most of it, with great success. Excellent staff with gracious and attentive service, nice wine...More

1  Thank Canexpats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelin 2 star restaurants should have a great meal right? What that doesn't say is just how great their staff is. I took a 14 your old for her birthday to the city for a long weekend. They treated her like a princess / starlet....More

Thank KellySueWilson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time during my lunch at The Modern. Delicious food, I even dared to try their grilled salad, as I remember Gordon Ramsay shaking his head at the idea. But when there are skilled cooks at an establishment, even such preposterous thing...More

Thank Tinde_K
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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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NChicani
How much does a meal typically cost at the Modern, at the MOMA, NYC?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
Gulp, my dinner for 2 including a bottle of Montrachet, $615
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Tracey W
Hi. Is there a dress code for NYE in the bar room? Thanks in advance.
11 December 2016|
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Response from Manuel A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code at all. The place is quite chic but I always go with jeans and a shirt
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Martha Z
Are the food portions adequate. One review said they are scant and even laughable. Please comment thanks Martha
3 October 2016|
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Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
we find the portions perfect. the prix fixe is too much for us usually
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 108 - US$ 182
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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, 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
  • E-mail
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 $158 four-course prix fixe menu or a $208 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $118 three-course prix fixe menu or $158 six-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michael Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. 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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