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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (77 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (44 reviews)
“tasting menu” (47 reviews)
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place certainly lives to its reputation and their 2 Michelin stars. We had the 4 courses dinner menu and all the dishes were executed in a very brilliant way with a very good mixture of ingredients and flavors. Service was outstanding during the whole...More

Thank Prayanak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for a business dinner. We took the 4 courses menu. Everything was amazing including the service from everyone serving. It's not cheap but shouldn't be cheap considering the experience Will come back

Thank EHM1977
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its my 4th time dining at The Modern. A visit to NYC would be incomplete without a visit of the MoMa followed by an exquisite meal at The Modern. Fine dining, relaxed setting, good wine selection. Exceptional service- all included.

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have eaten in the main restaurant a number of times and lunch at the bar but recently tried dinner at the bar and the bottom line - IT ROCKS. A very viable option and even sitting at the bar is perfectly good as well.

Thank Intheeventof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in MoMa and overlooking the famed sculpture garden this restaurant is worth the visit. The food is its very own masterpiece and the service is like a lovely Ballet. The Dining Room is the best and the tasting menu is superb.

Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into the Modern only because we were on site to see the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit. We found "our kind" of restaurant--fresh ingredients, innovative style, great service, good wine selection, great vibe and ambiance. Loved it!

Thank DnCspire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Patrons can reserve for the main restaurant or the bar room. Because a last-minute reservation was not available for former, we dined in the latter. Besides better availability, I believe the bar room also offers a la carte, whereas I think the main dining area...More

1  Thank MichaelTheWanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Modern is superbly refined. Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful staff. Always worth a visit, especially in combination with MOMA.

Thank Tnyca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my annual NYC trip last month, I decided to make reservations and see why everyone was singing praises to The Modern. They begin you with an amuse bouche of warm puréed pea and carrot soup. Then, warm tiny artisanal bread with soft butter/drizzled with...More

1  Thank CCReyes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place when I came 2 years ago, but now I was very frustrated. Food wasn't spectacular for what it costs and waitress forgot to order my plate. I don't feel like including in my next visit anymore.

Thank Gabi F
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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March 16, 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
Gulp, my dinner for 2 including a bottle of Montrachet, $615
Tracey W
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Manuel A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code at all. The place is quite chic but I always go with jeans and a shirt
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Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
we find the portions perfect. the prix fixe is too much for us usually
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$108 - $182
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1220
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The Dining Room at The Modern is a Michelin-starred contemporary American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. Helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, the restaurant features refined, playful dishes that highlight exceptional ingredients and seasonality in a $158 four-course prix fixe menu or a $208 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $118 three-course prix fixe menu or $158 six-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michael Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. Our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. No tips are required nor expected. We accept reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room (reservations encouraged), terrace for seasonal outdoor enjoyment, and bar & lounge area to welcome walk-ins.
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