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“Nothing overlooked” 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 #37 of 11,771 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Nothing overlooked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent service, and be sure to go with the prix fixe with wine paring if available. You will not be disappointed. Great for special occasions, dates, bar scene and business.

  • Visited June 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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service - great lunch find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stumbled upon this lovely venue for lunch. With no booking we were placed at the bar, and that was the best place to be as far as we could tell. The service was exceptional, we were offered different wines and beers to taste to help make up our mind. The food was great - choice of numerous dishes of different sizes, all delicious. We loved the place so much that we went there twice for lunch on this trip. Highly recommended!

Visited April 2013
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“Credit Card for Reservation?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Of all the excellent restaurants that I booked for our forthcoming holiday to New York,only this
one required a Credit Card number for a lunch reservation.I thought that was odd,so I rung.
They said that this was in case we were late,they would charge a certain amount on the card.
When I asked my reasonable question that if we came on time but they delayed (for any reason)
to sit us promptly,would they reimburse an equal part from the bill,...they hung up.
So far for the service.

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Stellar Service, Excellent Pastry Chef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I went here on a Wed night, early dinner reservation.
Other than serving the first dish before we finished our first cocktail (we had wine paired w/ each course so we ended up having a glass of wine AND a half full cocktail for the first dish)....
The service and attention to detail by the staff was excellent, unbeatable.
The blend of flavors for each dish was interesting. Out of the 2 recommended mains: the quail was excellent, the cod was comparatively bland (could be a palate thing as we ate myriad other bits before getting to the main).
There was a bone in my rabbit dumplings (which is why I can't rate the overall restaurant "excellent"), but otherwise these were delicious as well.
The dessert - was divine!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Master's Hand at Modern”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Visiting MOMA since I was a teen, I certainly have seen changes. One of the most welcome is this beautiful modern oasis overlooking MOMA's sculpture court. This would be enough for me: just sitting in the bar, people-watching,sucking down one of their expertly prepared cocktails- but WAIT! there is more... the food is great! Consistent, timely served and inspired by the Alsace: Liverwurst,Alsacienne Tarte made me a true believer. For dessert, the museum awaits...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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