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The Modern

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9 W 53rd St, 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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17:00 - 22:30
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New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A perfectly delicious lunch between museum and show. Excellent service, unique NY experience. The best in mid town.

Thank Lindal51
Chicago, Illinois
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245 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This past week in NYC we dined at The Modern, Daniel, LeBernadin, KJUNGSIK and Bouley, with The Modern being the first. Our experience at The Modern was exceptional; we had previously dined in the less expensive part of the restaurant when Gabriel Kreuther was in charge of the kitchen and enjoyed it; our current experience was several levels above. We... More 

Thank sandbag7
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Modern was elevated to Two Michelin Stars for 2016 and it's so easy to see why. The overall experience of eating here was nothing short of pure bliss. I sat in the bar area since I only wanted to sample a few dishes. I didn't think that I was ready for a full blown multi course tasting, but in... More 

Thank mark m
The Netherlands
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bear in mind: this is a 2-star restaurant, not your neighborhood restaurant! Pro's: the food To be honest, the food is good. Con's: personnel OMG! It goes the wrong way the moment you enter the restaurant.... - guy at the front desk doesn't say a word and keeps on fanatically hitting the computer screen without paying attention to the guests... More 

1 Thank Richard-Utrecht-1971
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not worth it at all. 208 tasting menu for 8 courses is just a trap. It is just like modern art, which no longer persues beautifulness but being different.

1 Thank Carbo K
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressions-gluten friendly, remarkable view of the MOMA sculpture garden, service friendly and attentive, above adequate wine by the glass selection, global wine list appropriately priced, excellent food, service included, very expensive We arrived at 12:30 for the 12:30 reservation and were seated promptly at a table along the ceiling to floor windows overlooking the sculpture garden at The Museum of... More 

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clovis CA
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very warm greetings by so many upon entering! The outside back space has a touch of Bois de Boulogne without tall trees yet. Ok only for well behaved children as the ambiance is sophisticated with lovers and business encounters, first dates and close friends. Drinks quite expensive but well worth the concoctions! Cheeses were to die for and we had... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Modern was an amazing experience. I'm not sure which was better; the food, or the service. Servers were so fast and kind; we didn't need to ask for anything. The food was remarkable. Our table shared 5 appetizers and each had main dishes. Black Truffle Cavatelli || Tarte Flambée || Milk Chocolate Pain Perdu was perfect.

Thank dustinleed
Clarklake, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation in advance. Two venues, 3 item pre-fixe or a la carte. Small tasy portions and a very impressive wine list $$$. Such a civlized treat while museuming.

Thank artlovers1919
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch (mushroom en croute), excellent service, overpriced wine list, but their no-tipping policy keeps the cost of a meal (at least lunch) within reason for a memorable stop.

Thank Transatlantic2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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, 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 $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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