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9 W. 53rd Street, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212-333-1220
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Ranked #31 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Attempted to visit MOMA on a rainy Sunday, that was a terrible idea but sneaking into The Modern for a drink to hide from the crowds wasn't. Exceptional service, great selection of wines and champagnes and was lively even on a such horrible day. Lovely view of MOMA's sculpture garden.

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Rocky Point, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food at the Modern is always consistently good. It is a little pricey but well worth it. They change the menu often so you will never be bored with your choices. I love taking friends to this restaurant. The specialty drinks are wonderful too. Make sure you eat here! You do not want to miss it.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

After hearing several good things about the restaurant from friends, my wife and I decided to try the restaurant last night. The two best items were the complimentary pumpkin soup and one of the first courses, Lobster Marinated with Truffles. The lobster in particular had a nice black truffle sauce, and the lobster itself was very tender and fresh. The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My daughters and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Modern over the holidays, prior to visiting MOMA. The dining room, with floor to ceiling windows, has a lovely view of the sculpture garden. We voted our meals (starter, entree and dessert) the best during our New York stay. The staff was charming and helpful. Several folks mentioned eating in... More 

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Modern isn't cheap, but it does have a star in the Michelin guide, and it certainly deserves it. Now that I know to ask the waiter for advice as to which dishes are substantial and which are not (and some definitely are not,e.g. the fennel and frisee salad - never again!) , I'm enjoying the restaurant more. I've been... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my lunch here yesterday. We ate in the more formal dinning area (not the bar area). Great table right at the window overlooking the sculpture garden. The food was very good, although one has to chose from a small and slightly eclectic menu (which might be difficult for picky eaters). Great room and the atmosphere was very nice... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I recently had dinner here with a friend whilst visiting NYC from Australia. We were both impressed by the entire experience. The waiting staff were delightful - well informed, helpful and always appeared exactly when required. The restaurants uber modern decor is what you would expect from an establishment within the MoMA. The menu offered a broad range of choice... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After several hours at the museum, we decided to try Modern for lunch. It's a stylish setting with a very attentive and friendly staff. The dining room looks out upon the sculpture garden. We shared several appetizers including fried oysters (5 stars), the flat bread and tuna sliders. Everything was delicious. A perfect place to meet for lunch. We'll have... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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179 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Three of us ate in the bar, at those little tables at knee height, where the chairs and banquettes force you (ideally) to sit up straight. The food was good enough and the prices were better than in the "real" restaurant. A good restorative after the fine art.

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York
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142 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Always our last lunch before heading back to the UK. Very calm atmosphere.Tables well spaced .Staff very attentive.We wondered what changes we would see after a new head chef came.Neednt have been concerned because everything was exemplary.

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

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