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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 #39 of 11,584 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $100
Hours:
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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Sydney
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We (two) arrived at about 12 noon without a reservation on our last day in NYC. We had visited MoMA and were about to return to our hotel for a late check out. We waited all of three minutes for a table to be set and were immediately given a menu and wine list. We ordered a drink which came... More

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Connecticut
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128 reviews 128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I made reservations at this fine restaurant for an early dinner before we attended the opera and it was one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever had. My lady and I arrived right at 5:00 pm. which was our reservation time. I informed the host that we were attending the opera that evening and he smiled graciously... More

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fort lee , new jersey
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223 reviews 223 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

WOW! Sit and gaze at sculpture thru floor to ceiling glass. You can feel the buzz in the room. Polished staff escort you to your table. Nice comfortable swivel chairs- unique- very NYC. Wee made Sazeracs and bellinis. Beautiful coed restrooms with separate lavatories. Again, different. We chose the 4 course meal and were not disappointed. Three delicious breads with... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

we had a night to remember. the chef is well deserve his second star asap. will come back next time in new york

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My friend was VERY enthusiastic when recommending The Modern but I found it noisy, and the food was average. The service was also very slow. When you are paying these prices you can expect a certain amount of "process" guiding timing but it was unnecessarily slow at 4 hours for a 2 course meal. The decor was again generic, and... More

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Boca Raton, FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It goes without saying that the food, ambiance , and service in the dining room at The Modern are fabulous, but on our latest visit there sommelier Angelo Ingrati added even more to our exquisite dining experience. While there is no set paired wine list to be served with the amazing tasting menu, Angelo offered to enhance each of our... More

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Staten Island, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like to have lunch here when visiting MOMA. Inventive menu that has recently changed with a new chef. A bit pricey, but the atmosphere, location and food are well worth it. The bar area is a good place to dine solo. Attentive service

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Boulder, CO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Absolutely true! Everyone at our table was mind blown by everything about this incredible restaurant, and we are no slouches to fine cuisine! From the decor and artistry of the entrance to the restrooms, to the fantastic wine steward and waiter, lovely table flowers, to the amazing food itself, we were so impressed. This is a perfect place to eat... More

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SouthernIll
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Extremely slow service, high priced and little food and what you got wasn't great! Very limited menu. Can't recommend.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

the food is good and it is located in a great place only I thought it will be outstanding ... And it was ok ( I compare it to a chef rest. )

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