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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 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely give a rating of 5, yet somehow a 5 seems inadequate for The Modern. We did only the 4-course, not the eight, but we were blown away by the exquisite flavors of each dish plus the exceptional “extras” they give you. We always...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Kitchen Table at The Modern with my boyfriend for my birthday and it was such a great experience. We both have different food restrictions and they took that in stride and made us an amazing meal for brunch. The only let...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at the Modern for an early dinner on New Year’s Eve. The service was wonderful and friendly, the food was delicious and the cocktails were fantastic. I complimented one of the waitstaff on a drink and he sent the bartender over to discuss...More

Thank ragouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

yet another amazing meal at the modern. the room is stunning and the prefix area has a lovely outlook onto the courtyard. food and service never disappoint at this gem in the middle of mid town. outstanding food for a museum....

Thank raf823
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to go with the museum's hours, when the Modern is open you have access from both inside and outside the museum. Make reservations as it is quite popular and will remain so given it's location.

Thank SMunnell_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two Michelin-starred The Modern continues to be the most exciting restaurant in New York City. Executive Chef Abram Bissell (a genius) is making such delicious and creative food that emphasizes the beauty of the freshest ingredients. Dishes on an ever changing menu include perfectly roasted...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to The Modern last November for lunch. Had a beautiful table overlooking the sculpture garden which is fantastic. Better atmosphere could not be found anywhere. The food was also very good, unique and presented beautifully. The only thing that annoyed me was my martini...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot put into words how amazing my visit to The Modern was! It was my first experience of a Michelin 2 starred restaurant but I cannot imagine how anywhere else could beat it. The restaurant itself was beautiful, the food was to die for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in the Bar and it was just out of this world. Started with the steak tartare and had the lobster en croute for a main. Everything about this place was spectacular. Outstanding attentive wait staff and absolutely gorgeous food. Highly recommend. Love...More

Thank Puddin65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved the modern for dinner of six and celebration of a friends birthday, the restaurant is comfortable and trendy , the menu is a choice of several courses , we chose the 4 course menu , the high lite for most was the scallops...More

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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