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9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #45 of 11,666 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $100
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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
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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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the tasting menu here. It was delicious and very well executed. The staff was very attentive and the meal went on for 3.5 hours. I appreciated that they asked about not only menu restrictions but TIME restrictions. I should have told them to keep it to 2.5 hours...it went on a bit excessively. But very good.

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New York City, New York, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cannot go as frequently as I would like but lunch at The Modern is always a treat. The atmosphere is beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is consistently outstanding.

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Goiania, Brazil
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is an expensive pleasure you may want to indulge yourself with, but worth it. Appreciate the art and taste artful food. Just don´t forget to make a reservation.

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Columbus, OH
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Modern has been one of our favorite restaurants in NY- we eat here every visit but this last visit was way below average. From appetizers to deserts all were disappointing. Is there a new chef? The cocktails however were fabulous. I would recommend stopping in for a drink not dinner.

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tristate NYC area
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a wonderful midtown location, just past the MOMA entrance. On a Saturday afternoon it is crowded and difficult to have a conversation in the Bar room ( only choice for Sat lunch) but the location and service make up for those negatives. Many in the room were either coming from MOMA or about to visit it, as were... More

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

On our way out of MoMA, my husband suggested we try The Modern Restaurant for tapas and wine. Luck was on our side and a very comfortable small table was offered to us in the bar section of the restaurant. We ordered the fried oysters, the shrimp and the tuna sliders. Husband ordered soup also. Everything was delicious including the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were told it was "the" place to be, the food to try, in so many words : the restaurant of the moment... And then people said as the chef left, it was not, anymore.... And then it went back in fashion. And after that ? WE tried it ! And what can I say ? I've been to a... More

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Moscow, Russia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a pleasure... Sunday afternoon, the restaurant is packed, and the waiters are attentive and polite! I can recommend the white truffle risotto, with a Bellini - see photo!

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Two of us tried the tasting menu, 1 had 3 courses and 1 four courses. The bar area was extremely busy and loud, fortunately the dining room was quieter although extremely busy. The service was very good but unfortunately the second coffee request never came. The wine menu was very extensive but very expensive. I understand that you will pay... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although this is located in the museum, the quality of the food is excellent. We decided to have a big lunch after visiting the Matisse cutout exhibit and then have a light dinner. The Bar Room is the little sister of The Modern located adjacent to it. We had a French cider along with our meal - very tasty. We... 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>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 90 - 100
Cuisine: American, French

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