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The Modern - Bar Room

New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #181 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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133 reviews 133 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went here for a dinner without a booking. With not too many expectation other than this casual restaurant is adjacent to the slightly more formal The Modern Restaurant housed in the MOMA building, with a reputation to serve some very interesting menus. But don't let this scare you. This is a restaurant that only requires casual attire and the overall... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

A NYC friend took us there for an early Friday eve dinner. We ordered a couple of items from each "course" and shared. All were fabulous and prices were not ourtrageous for New York. Great atmosphere, excellent service. Will go back the next time I'm in the city. Would definitely recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Made reservations on a days notice and got a good table with a view. My group was attended to in first class manner. The menu was good and I believe no matter what I ordered, it would have been good. Price for someone not from New York are steep, but a nice meal after a weeks hard business was worth... More

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Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My food experience here was in the private room attending a reception with friends. The room was already set up with fine cheese pieces, fresh warm bread, olives, dried fruits & vegetables with the best dipping cream I have ever tasted.. The best part came later when the waiters started walking around with the finger food. A simple perfection, delicious... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I went for an after theatre dinner with my wife and sister. The place, its setting, is great and very lively. The food and wine list are awesome! Please note that the servings are small; if you’d rather want a full dining experience you should try the dining room instead; I am reviewing the Bar Room.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Always delicious. My friend loved it too, who had never been there. We scooted in at peak and they still managed to find us a table -- shopping bags and all.

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NNJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

On a Sunday evening after a Radio City Show, I called The Modern to see if there was a last minute cancelation and was surprised to learn there will be a table available in 30min, what a lucky day! Once there, I realized that we were not that lucky, the main dining room is not open on Sunday (just not... More

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NY, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had lunch with friends during the Christmas holiday. The restaurant was very busy but everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the busboy was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent and I like that you can order just a small plate or a couple of small plates. Presentation was beautiful in additon to the food being interesting. Superb wine... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I went to The Modern - Bar Room as part of a day out at MOMA (the restaurant being attached to the same building as MOMA). This was an extremely enjoyable meal and I would thoroughly recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a nice place to eat. I started with a Cream of Cauliflower Soup with White Balsamic. This... More

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Wangaratta, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Beautiful dining room, buzzing with couples and groups. A nice venue to dress smartly. Four in our group. We all loved the dishes selected - a good menu that would please most diners (we all tried different dishes), beautiful presentation, delicious and interesting combinations of flavours. Serves not too large but enough. An excellent, extensive, expensive wine list - a... More

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