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The Modern - Bar Room

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Neighborhood:
Midtown
Contemporary
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New York City, NY (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It’s a must !

Ambience is awesome. Very good wine-by-glass list ! The sophisticated menu is perfect for a quick lunch, everything is very good and very well prepared. The kitchen surely knows what thy are doing. When in the city always do a pit-stop. Good food. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Fernando R
,
Rio de Janeiro
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Rio de Janeiro
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ambience is awesome. Very good wine-by-glass list ! The sophisticated menu is perfect for a quick lunch, everything is very good and very well prepared. The kitchen surely knows what thy are doing. When in the city always do a pit-stop. Good food. Good service.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Food was excellent and atmosphere lively but not intrusive, Service was attentive but no pressure. Each of the 5 of us had a different main course and each person commented on excellence.

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Yorkshire Dales
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Whow what a fab place to eat. Great food and drinks,wonderful service everything was just amazing. Try the alcohol free cocktails (and the wine) We had a terrific evening. Thank you we will be back!

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Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Over the years when visiting NYC a trip to MOMA is compulsory. And when there lunch or dinner at the modern bar room is a must. The food is light fresh and interesting. The wine list is excellent.

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Jackson Heights, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had a wonderful lunch yesterday at the Modern Bar Room. The staff is great and really goes out of their way to show you some first rate hospitality. The restaurant is currently offering a $30 special of Tagliatelle (fresh pasta) or Risotto (Arborio rice) with a very generous amount of shaved white truffles. This was my first time having... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We dined at The Modern in the main dining room previously and were eager to try again on our recent visit. We noticed the bar room during our last visit and when we found out that the main dining room is not open on Sunday’s did not hesitate to book for the bar room. We are equally impressed with the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Don't normally eat this much for lunch. It was just as good as the last time. Service was particularly good. The beef for two was a real study in excess.

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Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A reservation is a MUST, Our lunch was spectacular, As long as price is not an issue this is the best lunch and best art in NYC

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New York City
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Milwaukee
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177 reviews 177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: New York City, NY
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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