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The Modern - Bar Room

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American, Contemporary
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casual light first quality dishes .Prices are up to the food standart to the area and to the clientele.All in all very New York fifth ave.

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place with an excellent staff. Not sure I can add anything unique as a contributor on here. Just loved it.

Thank Terri E
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best meal I had during a recent trip to NYC was at the Modern. We had foie gras with orange sauce. Sping pea soup wth shrimps, salmon with mini leeks and olive oil foam, giaduja icecream with nutella mousse. Everything was absolutely delicious. Very besutiful decor, with soothing colors, overlooking the fantastic sculpture garden. Very expensive, but really good.

Thank marujatarre
Los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at the hotel right across the street so it is convenient. While the food is undoubtedly top notch here, it is the room and view that take the top prize. Located in the world famous Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the space is modern yet comfortable and the tables in the room with a view of the garden... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

After being delighted by another visit to Moma what best to complement it with a stop by the Modern Bar. Hard to think of a better schedule than this. The cuisine is as robust as the main restaurant proposition and the bar atmosphere makes it simple and informal. However do not get wrong the food is delicious.

Thank cargomes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Had dinner in The Modern - Bar Room with friends. Staff was very nice and attentive. Ambience was great and the food was absolutely delicious. By far the best restaurant I've ever eaten. Lobster ravioli was amazing and really well balanced. I can also recommend the key lime sundae (with tequila pearls!). Worth every penny.

Thank Vienthi M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The food is great and the architecture is beautiful, great waiters and so many nice people. I really had an amazing time!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is my third visit to The Bar Room at the Modern and I cannot even begin to explain the phenomenal meal, the wonderful atmosphere, and truly, fantastic service. The food is impeccable. Every taste, every flavor shines and not only does it taste delicious, but it is a treat for the eyes as well. The service is lovely, friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

My son and I met in NYC for his birthday and had tickets to a Broadway show on Saturday night. I was looking for a nice casual place with good food for a pre-show meal and found just what I wanted at The Bar Room of the Modern. It is a lovely room with a nice long bar and a... More 

Thank maggie44113
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

After my daughter finished sleep away camp, I booked a few extra days in the city as a pre birthday gift and celebrating her upcoming senior year. We got a late start and by the time we got to MoMA we were starving. We found The Modern by accident. I felt out of place being surrounded by all the dark... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12123331220
Located adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art, The lively Bar Room offers Chef Abram Bissell's vividly seasonal contemporary cooking à la carte, along with an award-winning wine program and carefully curated cocktails, beer, and spirits. As of November 19, our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. No tips are required nor expected. Guests have the option of sitting in The Bar Room, the adjacent lounge, or at the vibrant 24-seat marble bar. Walk-ins are accepted in all three areas, and The Bar Room welcomes reservations up to 28 days in advance.

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