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The Modern

9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212-333-1220
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Ranked #28 of 11,654 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $90 - $100
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Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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.
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Cranford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

the food is perfect, the atmosphere is lovely and the service is great. This is one of New York's great restaurants. Every dish is wonderfully prepared. Its perfect for pre-theater or just a nice out.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in MoMA is one of New York's best restaurants and the fact that it overlooks the Sculp[ture Garden must also give it one of the best views in NYC. We did not know this place even existed until tow friends recommended we went, the first visit was so good we booked to come back the next day. The... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Reserve a table overlooking the courtyard, and don't skip dessert. This place is way more special than I had expected it to be.

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Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

- Good selections / options on menu - Food was very nice & tasty. - Service isn't as refined as Jean George but is still good. By example the person who took our order didn't deliver the food. In fact there was not much consistency to who delivered each course . That creates a real disconnect. - Nice clean modern... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ask for a seat outside and enjoy delicious food with a grear view on the MoMA's gardens ! I strongly recommend the 3 courses menu (only 29$) !

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is well-deserving of its Michelin star. If the food stays at the level it was for our meal, a second should be forthcoming soon. Tried the new tomato and melon salad...first day on the menu, and it was a triumph. Main was wonderful. We were on our way to a show, so we had to leave before dessert... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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132 reviews 132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I ate my first and best meal in NYC on this trip here. I chose from the prix fixe lunch menu, and was impressed by everything (except maybe my own choice on one course). I enjoyed the foie gras tart, the seared scallops, and the slow-roasted pork with leeks and cherries. The tart was very original and well done, but... More

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Rio Grande Valley
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Five of us chose from the prix fixe menu on a Friday evening, and all of us left contented and satisfied. What we most spoke about all evening was the combination of flavors in each dish. Highlights were the peach-lobster salad, the tomato-melon salad for a first course. In our party the people who ordered the branzino for a second... More

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you want somewhere to escape for a beautiful and relaxing lunch The modern fits the bill. The dining room at the back faces onto the modern gallery gardens, so it is light and airy. The food is elegant and sublime. Ceviche, and Foie Gras Tart. Then Gnocchi and shrimps, then great beef and wonderful chicken. Stunning beautiful deserts. Lovely... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Modern is a lovely restaurant right next to the MOMA. Getting reservations can be a bit difficult, but really...the food and the scenery were lovely. You can sit up in the front room, or if it is a lovely early evening, treat yourself and sit in the back section of the restaurant where you can see the Henry Moore... More

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