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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 #33 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $100
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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Chester
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Nearly missed the entrance, so classy inside & really busy, had to sit at the bar but this was not an issue as lots going on around at this restaurant attached to the Museum of Modern Art. I had the seared Scallops- highly recommended, my partner had the Endive Arugula Salad (as well as a Blank Canvas Cocktail-I did have... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Why near? Only because it rained that night. The restaurant was a delight, the service excellent and the host staff very accommodating to my special requests. The food was delicious, the wine steward very helpful and the entire meal well orchestrated. GO.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had lunch at The Modern on a Saturday pre matinee. It was amazing. The staff could not be better- warm, great service and just wonderful. The drinks - generous. And the food- amazing! Fresh, tasty, light but satisfying. The restaurant overlooks the sculpture garden- but that section is not open for lunch. It's a duper fun option in midtown.

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Lawrence, New York, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I just stopped in for a quick lunch, and was pleasantly surprised by just how good this place is. I had two dishes, a cold pea and garlic soup and a poached egg. Both were surprising, innovative, and perfectly seasoned. Also got a drink to go with it, which I would highly recommend as there menu of specialty drinks is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Last night my wife, daughter and I had a meal that was truly wonderful. We recently returned from a week in Provence and nothing except the one night we dined at a Michelin Star restaurant compared. First of all, the menu was structured with a nice variety of seasonal items with a wine list that featured nothing but the best... More

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Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very expensive but the flavors are memorable. Portions are small but artistically presented as is fitting as a prelude to a visit to the museum. The gnocchi and asparagus was wonderful. The service staff was friendly and helpful.

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Waynesboro, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were concerned that The Modern was "too fancy" for us. However, the staff was great and explained everything to us...what we were getting...what would go well together, etc... The food was incredible, service was great, drinks were awesome! It's expensive, but worth it in our opinion! Dining room looks out at the courtyard of the Modern Museum of Art.... More

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Burton, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had some great appetizers...Steak Tartare, cornichon, capers, and quail egg....Foie Gras Torchon with rhubarb-strawberry mostarda and celery.....and split The Modern Tarte Flambée, cream fraiche, onion and bacon Tarte.....

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Upscale dining with a view of MOMA garden. Tables are well spaced for a delicious lunch with out noise or bustle. Service is excellent. Get a table away from the bar room which is hysterically noisy.

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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Modern's Dining Room with a spectacular view of the MOMA sculpture gardens is currently one of the most exciting places to eat in NYC, New Chef Abram Bissell is a genius and is creating such delicious food that it will take your breath away. The ingredients of each dish are so fresh and the kitchen has such beautiful inspirations... More

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