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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the tasting at the Chef’s table yesterday and the experience was second to none. We were at the Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Friday night and this was soooo much better. The food was fun, exciting and delicious! The chef de cuisine and...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Modern is next to the MoMa. A great bar with best Moscow Mule in town. The interior design is indeed modern and cool. We had a separate room for our group of 21. 3 tables of 7. Very comfortable and relaxed room. Menu was...More

1  Thank Baba1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to the Museum of Modern Art and then to its wonderful restaurant, the Modern, for her birthday. The restaurant is a Danny Meyer delight. I was obviously prepared for the large price tag involved, but let me tell you, it was...More

1  Thank Jack E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bar at the Modern is deception in its description of the type of restaurant one would expect from its name. The bar is indeed near the tables but it's an incredible looking bar - all mirrors and contemporary chic and the seating area is...More

Thank Georgica14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After church we were walking to our hotel when we decided to stop for lunch. So happy we found this restaurant. Wonderful and unique food with outstanding staff. Great atmosphere. Moderately priced plus they have a no tipping policy. Eat eat at the bar and...More

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Modern: We hit the Modern before going to see “Meteor Shower” at the Booth Theater. We all know the direct inverse relationship between proximity to Times Square and food quality; however, The Modern at MOMA is a standout. The Modern offers two restaurant options:...More

Thank HilaryGar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner for the third time in as many years in the Bar Room at The Modern the other night and it couldn't have been better. If you want five-star food in a less formal setting at four-star prices...the Bar Room is for you....More

Thank Wineandfoodcouple
Reviewed 1 week ago

I generally don't write reviews for restaurants in my hometown (this may be the first). I've dined at The Modern many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Last night, I dined solo at the bar for the first time. The place was busy as...More

Thank psamtani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at The Modern for a business dinner. The menu was pre-arranged with a few options. It was so delicious! The first course was a butternut squash soup with ravioli. So creamy. I then had a filet which was served with mushrooms and mashed...More

Thank TheGardners_11
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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
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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