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The Modern - Bar Room

New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #178 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A new chef took over in February and the menu has evolved to be less Alsatian with more veggie dishes and some great new entrees. My roasted zucchini with some seared gnocchi and whipped ricotta was sublime and the poached branzino with potato coins very light and tasty. Some might find that portion too small, but for me it was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate there on a Sunday for lunch, directly after visiting MOMA for the morning. Only the Bar Room was available for lunch. The wine was superb and service was wonderful. The food was delicious. The portions were however small so do order more than just the mains.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a lovely evening in the Bar Room at "the Modern" (part of Moma). It's an amazing place. When we were waiting beforehand at the bar, we felt like we were in an episode of Sex in the City. Lots of bright young things all around. It's a glam place. Every dish was delicious. Complex, intense flavours. Very sophisticated... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tucked away behind the MOMA this is a wonderful bar/ restaurant. Food light, tasty, always beautifully presented. I never feel out of place on my own. A couple of late lunch dishes washed down with rose, on a hot hot day in NY; Bliss. Took some friends there for a late night supper after Book of Mormon; noise level in... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We discovered this restaurant recently as a place for a delicious and quick dinner. Even though it is called Bar Room, it has decent sized tables, well spaced out and the noise level is low but it retains still the buzzy atmosphere of the bar. The food as amazing, comparable to that in the main restaurant where we used to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

King crab salad looks small but tastes great. They made the avocado sauce without dairy for me. The Still Life drink was chock full of ginger. Perfect for me but watch out if you don't like ginger. The olive oil for the cute bread is amazing. Gorgeous bar behind me.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Address: New York City, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Contemporary

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