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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
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here for drinks and appetizers with my girlfriend. Beautiful restaurant. We really enjoyed some small plates and delicious cocktails.

Thank Rosaria33
Kingston, New York
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This evening could not have been more perfect. I say this as a professor of hospitality at the world's premier culinary institution.Warm, empathetic service. Beautiful and delicious food. Expansive and quality wine list. Sitting at the window made you feel good as well. With the excellent hospitality, we felt as if we made new friends and that is a priceless... More 

Thank Jerry F
New York City, New York
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in New York City and this the fourth time I have invited family and friends to dine with me at the Modern. It has been at least six months since my last visit. On each previous occasion, I have been impressed by the excellent food preparation, presentation and service. I should preface my comments by saying that I... More 

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The M, Manager at The Modern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback. We would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience in more detail with you. If so, please do feel free to reach out to tcarson@themodernnyc.com We hope to hear from you soon The Modern More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just had my birthday dinner at the Modern and it was unforgettable! I have been wanting to eat here for a long time and it did not disappoint. It truly is an experience every course was so rich and delicious! The staff, the presentation, every glass, plate and utensil has been thought out. We had a view of the... More 

Thank Seda72
tuxedo, ny
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had such a pleasant dinner here. We chose the most course tasting menu, could it have been 6 or 8 courses. Each course was perfectly prepared -- favorites were the caviar and egg appetizer and the duck breast main course. Service was perfect. This is a no-tip establishment.

Thank leefr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service, atmosphere, food all exceptional. Flavours were all finely balanced and everything was beautifully presented. We also appreciated the service inclusive pricing policy

Thank Pablo038
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no other restaurant quite like the Modern. Set snuggled in the MOMA with a view out to the Calder in the forecourt. Oh the food is extraordinary. Set course of 3 or 6 dishes ( 3 is more than enough) lobster, duck etc. the wine list and sommelier is worth interrogating. The half bottles and wine by the... More 

Thank stephen K
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunched at The Modern for the first time and absolutely loved it! Menu matches the pieces found in the museum - original, high quality (and expensive) lol, but seriously, cocktails were well balanced, dishes were delicious, service was personalized and friendly, very nice dinning room. I highly recommend it and would definitely return.

Thank Rob B
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having two Michelin stars made this a top destination for us. The food was very, very good, but not phenomenal. We have been to other Michelin star restaurants that we enjoyed more. Also, the service here was just a little too slow, especially with water refills.

Thank Donna R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I realise that The Modern is the darling of New York epicureans. Numerous foodie blogs suggest that this establishment is a must for anyone wishing to sample the best in high-end New York cuisine. Some suggest that it is better than the city’s three Michelin star big hitters, such as Eleven Madison Park et al. In my experience, it falls... More 

Thank dande24
The M, Manager at The Modern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and feedback. We would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience further with you. If you would like to discuss, please do feel free to reach out to tcarson@themodernnyc.com We hope to hear from you soon The Modern Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
French, American, European
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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