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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 #31 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $90 - $100
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went to celebrate my sister in laws birthday. Food was delicious, service impeccable. Very expensive at over $200 per person with drinks for dinner, but I feel like it was worth the price.

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Los Angeles
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11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having lunch here is a treat. The food is delicious and beautifully arranged, and the service is superb. My desert--a clafoutis with ice cream--was one of the best I've had anywhere. I love the decor, which is soothing and provides a respite from the vividness of the art at MOMA.

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Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I recently held a small conference in NY and we choose this hotel for dinner. The shared appetizers were among the best I have ever had. Usually when you have folks walking aroundd with appetizers they rarely impress. Not the case here. The salmon Tartar was great, the beef in lettuce wraps were also outstanding. The dinner was also excellent

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Cranford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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231 helpful votes 231 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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