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The Modern

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9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
212-333-1220
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Dining Room at The Modern features Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s inspired...
The Dining Room at The Modern features Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s inspired French-American cuisine, served in a stunning space overlooking MoMA’s Sculpture Garden. Dinner options include an eight-course Tasting Menu or a $98 four-course prix fixe menu with diverse options for each course, while lunch offers a $55 three-course menu. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program as well as a carefully curated list of cocktails, beer and spirits. The Modern’s Dining Room accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room (reservations encouraged), and a Bar & Lounge area that welcomes guests on a walk-in basis.
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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 18
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  • 12
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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
The day we got engaged...

What a perfect place to finish off such a memorable day... The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable! Each and every plate of food was just perfect, cooked just how it should be and presented like a work of art which is good considering you're sitting in the museum of Modern Art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a perfect place to finish off such a memorable day... The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable! Each and every plate of food was just perfect, cooked just how it should be and presented like a work of art which is good considering you're sitting in the museum of Modern Art. The highlight for me was definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Modern is an excellent addition to the western part of Midtown. Don't let it's affiliation to the Museum of Modern Art deceive you into thinking this is in any way a "museum restaurant." This is a very serious place with serious ambitions that we think are achieved. It is not cheap, but it is reasonable value for money at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

the meal was excellent ,lovely decor, great atmosphere and the service by Michael H was very attentive and really classy. the most refined meal we had in our short 5 day stay in new york

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

when it comes to fine dining, i feel a tasting menu is the best way to go. that way, you get to sample a variety of (hopefully) reasonably small dishes rather than only two or three large ones. the modern does this particularly well. the chef makes sure the food looks good, smells good, tastes good. and if he has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really enjoyed the cooking, service and ambience in this smart restaurant. It was the culinary highlight of our tour of New England which culminated in NYC. The quality of the experience, clearly demonstartes why this establishment has a Michelin Star. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting quality ''fine dining'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We sat at the bar for appetizers. Portions are small but sAtisfying. Great atmosphere and romantic at night with candle lanterns. The tuna sliders and crab fritters are not to be missed. MOMA does everything right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We came at 22:00 after theater and while we worked our way through a delightful and leisurely meal from amuse bouche to the sublime chocolate cart the lovely dining room slowly emptied. The service was friendly, professional, and unobtrusive. The service ware and silver were understated. The grandly proportioned and airy room was lit perfectly. The foie gras tart I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had dinner for four to celebrate my mom's 85 birthday. After touring MOMA, we were early for our reservation but the staff let us, before the dinner crowds. The food was outstanding and the service phenomenal. This was a special dinner at a very special restaurant. Not to be missed. Don't let fact that this restaurant is in MOMA... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very good food - perhaps great, but not exceptional. The truffle didn't quite stand out, but overall, the meal was pleasing. It's a great place for a serious date or business dinner. I'd prefer to sit in the bar area as it's less formal, since it's awkward being split between a super formal venue and a fancy restaurant. As for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were in NYC last year to board a cruise ship with my in-laws and stayed the night before a the hotel next to MOMA. So we decided to try their restaurant. Oh MAN! This restaurant was that memorable! If you are ever in the vicinity, go! The food is not only delicious, it is a work of art, so... More 

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Additional Information about The Modern

Address: 9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212-333-1220
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 90 - 100
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-333-1220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 90 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

The Dining Room at The Modern features Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s inspired French-American cuisine, served in a stunning space overlooking MoMA’s Sculpture Garden. Dinner options include an eight-course Tasting Menu or a $98 four-course prix fixe menu with diverse options for each course, while lunch offers a $55 three-course menu. The restaurant also boasts an award-winning wine program as well as a carefully curated list of cocktails, beer and spirits. The Modern’s Dining Room accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room (reservations encouraged), and a Bar & Lounge area that welcomes guests on a walk-in basis.
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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