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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Modern venue with high class delicious food. Kevin and his team were professional, friendly and attentive. We enjoyed his recommendations for wine and food and couldn’t have had a better experience. We didn’t know what to wear but I chose a pair of black jeans...More

Thank BrendaEngland
Reviewed 3 days ago

OK, I understand that NYC is expensive. But the wines-by-the-glass prices are astonishing even by New York Standards. The place is lovely, but our group of 6 were seated in the bar, as requested, near the kitchen which clattered away, making it extremely hard to...More

Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend recommended and he was spot on. Had a great lunch and drinks in a really nice atmosphere. Service was very professional. Broccoli and cheddar soup and butternut squash was excellent. It was not a cheap date ($125) but I felt it was worth...More

Thank gmkrug
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice evening seating at the bar and ordering food and drinks. We had the sea bass and the lobster, it was delicious and very sophisticated. Given the quality of the food, the price isn’t that expensive. I love the fact that it...More

Thank Al Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went in before going to Carnegie Hall, looking for a good drink and some light supper, solo (as my wife had the flu). The room is large and (as you would expect) splendidly modern. There is a long, extraordinarily well stocked bar. The room...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place! It was a very nice experience. The ambiance is very elegant, the service top of the line and the food is to die for. Perfect place for lunch or romantic evening dinner. Also I would not mind just having a glass of wine...More

Thank tatjanadragovich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as a couple for lunch. Doors opens at 11.30 sharp. We had the spicy steak tartare; seared scallops; lobster encroute. Beautifully crafted dishes and nice proportions.

Thank Ming Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped in for apps and cocktails before dinner. What a treat! Awesome bar and mixologists! Order the tarte flame - you won't be disappointed. Modern decor, great service. We will have to come back for dinner sometime.

Thank ariesmom44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really excited to visit this restaurant, however the tasting menu in my opinion was not outstanding by any means. The food was good, but not worth the expensive price tag.

Thank Dreanoronha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch in the area of the restaurant that is referred to as "The Bar" an it couldn't have been better. Everything from the warm rolls with creme fraiche butter, to the apple tartin with calvados anglaise was perfect. There are several vegetarian dishes...More

Thank innguru19
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Terry M
28 September 2017|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
It is very good. But noisy there. A real happening and eye opening. Worth the money to see how a top notch place comes together. Try it. You should like it But not intimate
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
Tracey W
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 108 - US$ 182
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
    (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
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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