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The Modern

9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #39 of 11,372 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fantastic food, great taste and great presented. Interior also very stylish. Not the last time I visited this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went to the Modern with friends for lunch and was very impressed with everything. I had the three course menu with starter, main and dessert and chose: Peekytoe Crab Pork Confit Calvados Baba The Peekytoe crab was amazing and probably one of the best starters I have ever had - great flavours and texture. Just perfect. The Pork Confit was... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There's always a lively business crowd here after 5PM, and it gets a bit crowded after 6:30, but the bar area is great for catching up over a beer or whiskey. They have some small tables that seat 2-4 people in the bar area which you don't need a reservation for. The single-malt selection is extensive and service is fairly... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here with the Prix Fixe lunch and it is impossible to exaggerate in heaping praise on the Modern. Diners may choose either two courses and dessert or three courses and dessert. We chose the first option and left well sated. The chef was celebrating spring and all the tender fresh green things. The amuse boche was... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The bar has a really great selection of wines, beers and cocktails AND menu items. I prefer the bar to the low tables but the ambiance and quality of service are the same....excellent.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We ate at the Modern last weekend and were surprised at how disappointing it was. I got the Roast Chicken, which consisted of two small pieces of rubbery, bland, and very salty chicken. The serving of Brussel Sprouts that accompanied the chicken was so skimpy (about 8 pieces each the size of a peanut) that they did not register. My... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Top notch ingredients prepared with intelligence and imagination, and presented with flair and artistry, in perfectly appropriate proportions (if you want 'super size stuff' don't eat here.) The dessert, Guanaja Palet, was an especially extraordinary treat The wine list was also excellent. I could not have asked for anything more. (This was in the bar room.)

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch there today. The so called entrees are so small that they barely qualify for hors d'oeuvre. Noisy and seats that are uncomfortable, since they are too long. Better choose the cafeteria. Much better value

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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch with a business associate.The food was excellent but so complicated in its presentation and taste that I can hardly remember what was in my plate.Prices though were reasonable,the ambiance excellent and the place is vibrant and alive. You are given a choice of three or four plates out of 4 categories: Cold starters,Hot starters,Main courses and desserts.My pork... More

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53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Could rival Per Se where we ate a few years ago, or Blue Hill at Stone Barns last year. Absolutely magnificent. Imaginative and appetizing trip of amuses Every dish looked gorgeous on the plate, complex with multiple layers of flavor, never enbough to make one feel full and just big enough to satisfy. Recommended: The foie gras praline, the chicken... More

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