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The Modern - Bar Room

New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #164 of 11,629 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service at good prices in a wonderful room, with enough noise to give a feeling of life, but not too much for conversation.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are going to tour MOMA definitely take the time to eat lunch (better get reservations) at the Modern. The portions are not huge and just right for a healthy lunch. Scallops were fantastic.

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New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here before visiting the Museum of Modern Art. After reviewing the menus we decided to sit in the Bar Room. The menus are different depending on where you take a seat. We both had the Pea Salad to start. It consisted of snap peas, pine nuts, really fresh mozzarella, a dash of crushed nuts and a very nice balsamic... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A pre theatre meal at the Bar Room was a terrific way to begin an evening of theatre. The staff was fully prepped on the fact that we had a curtain to make and made sure we could relax and enjoy our meal.

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paoli, in
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Absolutely the best meal I've ever had. The food is beyond description. Go out on a limb and order something you normally wouldn't. The leeks are amazing!

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Wales
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to lunch before a visit to MoMA - and lucked out when we found there was a restaus we only wanted a light meal, we went to the bar room, where the service was super efficient. As I'm a veggie, I had the poached egg with pocini mushrooms on a layer of... More

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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nothing, not even glowing reports from friends, prepared us for the delicious meal and beautiful room that is The Bar at The Modern at MoMA. We arrived a bit early for our 8 o'clock reservation and chose to sit at the bar awaiting the arrival of our friend from New Jersey. All three bartenders were delightful and quick to please.... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The restaurant is very trendy but we were there a sunday nigth so not too many people.The food is ok. Unfortunetly, the other restaurant ( 1 star michelin) was closed.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I came here the other night for dinner while on a business trip. I've been wanting to come here for awhile and I wasn't disappointed. While the menu in the bar room is limited, there were some great options. It's a really cool atmosphere and our meals were excellent.

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Bay Area, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Been here a couple times. The menu is limited and the portions are small - that actually is a mark of praise. What they do, they do very well. The service also is top-notch. Makes a perfect pre-theater meal.

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