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“Happy Birthday” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Modern

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 #36 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
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.
Forestburgh, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Happy Birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We have eaten here before and wanted a special lunch overlooking the MoMa gardens.The food was outstanding, served so nicely. The birthday dessert and even a small take away box of sweets was a sweet end to an lovely meal.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Heavenly relaxation after a MOMA exhibit...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you have run yourself into exhaustion looking through the magnificent art at the MOMA Museum, this is a great place to relax and eat afterwards...It is fun to order one of their signature cocktails and a bunch of small plates and share (actually, almost all the portions are kind of small, so order a few for big eaters). The menu selections do change at times, so ask their courteous and friendly wait-staff to recommend -- they do a wonderful job all-round. And, brunch is fun to do before heading to a Moma exhibit...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My partner and I always have lunch here at least once every time we go the NYC. Start with a Modern martini, then we always have the duck confit--excellent. If you sit in the bar, the portions are slightly smaller and the prices slightly lower.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis, MO
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“Enjoyed lunch here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

The atmosphere was beautiful, contemporary, but a bit noisy. The food was delicious. While I enjoyed the meal very much, I felt it was a bit overpriced for what it was.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“It is not just another restaurant in a museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a small lunch party there. Excellent food, impeccable service. We were in a private room overlooking the sculpture garden. Event manager Michelle was super nice and helpful.
Make sure you have reservation.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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