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The Modern - Bar Room

New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #184 of 11,666 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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New York City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a beautifully designed room. The tables are quite close together. Always a great place to dine. Staff went out of their way to be considerate. I said I was cold & they brought me a cup of hot water with lemon. My friend explained she could not eat the bread as she had to eat gluten free products.... More

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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went to see an exhibition at MOMA, followed by dinner in the Bar Room, before going off to Broadway. I thought the service was excellent and the food was very good. My husband and I shared an eggplant appetizer that had very unique flavors and was delicious. I had the sea scallops for my main course and they were... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this is a classy restaurant. excellent food and very attentive service. we ate in the bar room as we wanted a more modest meal without sacrificing quality. this was delivered in spades. The wine list is extensive but very pricey. not everyone wants to spend over $100 a bottle for a light meal. the few i recognised were marked up... More

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Westchester County, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

first time lunch here with wife and friends. the friends paid - fortunately. expensive. but it's NYC and it's the MOMA. it's the entire experience that has to be enjoyed - the decor, environment, staff, and the people. some dressed for show, some for themselves. a lot of very old people; women wearing big diamonds and a lot of gold... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

At the last minute, my client dinner in the main restaurant had to reschedule and become a lunch in the bar room (since I could not get us lunch in the restaurant). I was a little nervous about how the "bar room" would handle a business lunch with the thought of art gallery tourists packed in. Actually, it worked out... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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