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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%
Travelers talk about
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“amuse bouche” (44 reviews)
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very accessible two-Michelin star restaurant with refreshing, innovative summer offerings for a relaxing lunch between museum viewings. The 3-course lunch begins with tuna tartare or asparagus with egg and trout roe. Continue to a delicate Branzino (Loup de mer) and finish with...More

Thank Nan F
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second time eating in this restaurant - this time we ate in the bar, which offers better value for money, but without the view of the gardens at the MOMA. Food is of a consistently high standard in both locations (the main...More

Thank Alto2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner there and I was really excited since this restaurant has 2 Michelin stars. The place itself it's obviously modern with chic touches. The bar is super pretty and I loved the beautiful marble pieces they have. The kitchen is beautiful as well,...More

Thank Loren231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best Michelin restaurants I have visited in 5 continents and dare I say it, the best dessert ever? Service staff were impeccable. Surroundings are ultra chic and choice of music excellent and at just the right level. I had the 4...More

2  Thank Kosta B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at The Modern and had a lovely meal - beautifully prepared and presented and service very gracious and accommodating. The room is modern (of course!), light and open, with view of the courtyard. The white asparagus and the Scottish salmon were both highlights,...More

Thank EHfromCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I last visited The Modern around 3 years ago and it was even better than I remembered. I visited The Modern this time round for dinner on a busy Saturday night. The airy restaurant had a buzz but with good table spacing. Service was exemplary-...More

Thank KilburnKid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the bar room of this restaurant and not only was the service top notch, the food was amazing. This is a must do place in NYC.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite has been the Bar Room. Always an amazing experience. Unfortunately this last visit demonstrated a decline in service which had always been a major feature of dining here. The food remains creative and each bite a wonderful new experience. However, when the wrong...More

Thank gusto126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, creative and faultlessly executed 4 course dinner from start to finish. The staff absolutely top notch and the dining room is lovely. The view from the dining room into the sculpture garden was so pretty we even enjoyed it while it rained. The seating...More

Thank LexiBelleville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant perhaps has the most breath-taking view in the entire NYC. The food quality is okay, and the service is attentive. I must say that it is a little bit sarcastic that the Modern does not have enough innovation in its food as MoMA...More

Thank John Y
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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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