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“The Modern for Food” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #32 of 11,777 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.
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“The Modern for Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food reflects innovative combinations for fresh tasting food. Its food theme blends in seemlessly with a museum that
is in the forefront for what's exciting in art.
The seating is close if you get the tables next to the bar. Reservations are a must. The service was excellent. Check with the server if you have a dietary
restriction before you order. The wording on the menu may not list all the ingredients. They strive to make your dining experience as excellent as possible.

Visited April 2014
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Accommodates Gluten Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The Modern restaurant at the MOMA is a charming restaurant affiliated with the museum. I was very pleased to discover that are able to accommodate me as a gluten free (celiac) diner. The food was great and the server was well educated about what I could and could not eat.

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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, beautifully presented with great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The Modern has become my favorite Manhattan restaurant. Everything works. Great food, beautifully presented, great service, a room that feels good to be in. Everything about it is spectacularly good. This was our second lunch at The Modern in as many years, both times with three generations including young grandchildren. I would normally hesitate to take young children to restaurants of this quality, but there is something about the quality of space and light, low noise level (in the dining room, not so much in the bar) and calm, professional servers at The Modern that makes it work as a quality dining experience for all!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Appalling service and food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Disaster at modern - waiter gave no explanation of the menu (which does not explain the features at all) and got our order wrong. I watched my partner eat as I waited or the right order. The spring vegetable fricassee came on a bed of creamy polenta sauce that I thought was going to make me throw up. The main which was simply described as olive oil roasted cod came as a horrid loose mess covered in a watery beurrre blanc - never mentioned on the menu. Again this had to go back whilst I waited for a replacement. The manager came over to apologise and asked would we like another drink as we waited, and then added this to the cost of the bill. They then tried to charge us for a 4 course meal instead of a 3 course meal.. It was a horror experience.

Visited April 2014
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“CAFE - Surprisingly GOOD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I was very impressed with the food @ MoMA. The squash soup was outstanding and for a cafeteria style seating area I was very happy with the people, service and above all the food. Definitely worth the trip 7 expense.

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