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The Modern

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9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
212-333-1220
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Dining Room at The Modern features Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s inspired...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing !!

We splurged on a Monday lunch at The Modern !! What a treat ! Setting, service, food. The set price menu with paired wine suggestions was one of the best meals I have ever had in NYC. Beauty and artistry on a plate. Our waiters were friendly and down to earth. The dining room, with its plush... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
cbergh
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I can't review the food re the title but can review the service. As The Modern is a Michelin Starred Restaurant and as such the service is as important as the food, We booked this restaurant as our first taste of Michelin starred food on the 11th Aug 2014 for our wedding aniversary on the 5th September whilst we were... More 

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We splurged on a Monday lunch at The Modern !! What a treat ! Setting, service, food. The set price menu with paired wine suggestions was one of the best meals I have ever had in NYC. Beauty and artistry on a plate. Our waiters were friendly and down to earth. The dining room, with its plush contemporary seating and... More 

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Colorado Springs
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was impressed with this restaurant the moment we crossed the threshold. The wine list was well selected and expertly poured. True to the restaurant name, the atmosphere was modern, yet still comfortable and inviting. Our food was delicious, and the dishes inventive. I would recommend this restaurant for a fun and special business dinner without a moment's hesitation.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in New York City. The service is also impeccable. Very pleasant, friendly and attentive staff. The food is also top rate. You can either choose from a three or four course meal where you pick your choice from the meny or try the tasting menu with more smaller dishes. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had a truly excellent, memorable dinner here on a Friday night. From beginning to end, it was an outstanding dining experience.The Decor and ambience of both the bar and dining room were modern and comfortable. Service at the bar and from our waiters and support staff were incredibly attentive, informative and outstanding. All meals here our price fixe. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Because of my best friend's birthday I booked a table for lunch and it was worth every dollar we spent. Everything from the reception, the crisp glass of Champagne, the food and service was just a great and fun experience. I must compliment the Chef on the way he composed the menu, intelligent and inovative. The sommelier and waiting staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We reserved a table in the Bar Room of The Modern restaurant. It is situated in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and is most impressive and modern. The staff attending were friendly, helpful and intelligent. The menu was in what I now call the new style - food plates are listed more or less increasingly heavier as read down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wanted to treat myself (and a friend) to a great dining experience, and had heard nothing but great things about The Modern. As several reviewers suggest, the service is outstanding. Several staff members stopped at our table and as drinks got down to a 1/4, we were always asked if we needed another (so they are paying attention!). I also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Blown away by the quality of service from everyone - host, wait staff, bartenders, etc. couldn't have been more polite or helpful. Had a lovely white wine lunch here at the bar. Great spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On a recent trip to NY, my wife organised dinner here for a group of our friends....wanting to relive some sex in the city episode!! I was a little apprehensive about the place but needn't have been. We arrived a little early for some cocktails. Which were delivered efficiently and which were mixed to perfection. After a drink and lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-333-1220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 90 - 100
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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