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The Modern

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Midtown
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9 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-333-1220
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sydney
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no other restaurant quite like the Modern. Set snuggled in the MOMA with a view out to the Calder in the forecourt. Oh the food is extraordinary. Set course of 3 or 6 dishes ( 3 is more than enough) lobster, duck etc. the wine list and sommelier is worth interrogating. The half bottles and wine by the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunched at The Modern for the first time and absolutely loved it! Menu matches the pieces found in the museum - original, high quality (and expensive) lol, but seriously, cocktails were well balanced, dishes were delicious, service was personalized and friendly, very nice dinning room. I highly recommend it and would definitely return.

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Thank Rob B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having two Michelin stars made this a top destination for us. The food was very, very good, but not phenomenal. We have been to other Michelin star restaurants that we enjoyed more. Also, the service here was just a little too slow, especially with water refills.

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Thank Donna R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I realise that The Modern is the darling of New York epicureans. Numerous foodie blogs suggest that this establishment is a must for anyone wishing to sample the best in high-end New York cuisine. Some suggest that it is better than the city’s three Michelin star big hitters, such as Eleven Madison Park et al. In my experience, it falls... More 

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Sao Paulo
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my second time at The Modern. This time I chose to seat at the less formal area of the restaurante, where you can choose from the a la carte menu instead of the prix fix. The food was amazingly delicious, exact same quality as the formal dining area, and service is absolutely impeccable. AND we get to see... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the best tasting lunches I ever had!! I ordered an appetizer (a salad) which was very well prepared and to follow as the main dish I ordered the duck. What a pleasure! And they can easily accommodate gluten free options. And the wine (I ordered a Malbec) was very special! Service was impeccable. They recently instituted... More 

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Thank Henry L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here during the summer holidays With the children , Little over priced , normal things With good presentation ,good Taste,really Nice interior,clean,ok service , Wines acceptable Good address

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Thank kikker m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of the charts. We were worried with the change of chefs a couple of years ago. I love to walk in and sit at the bar or the front tables. I love the scallops the duck the beef. Everything is so good!! The wine list is tremendous and the service out of the charts. Even if you want to... More 

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Thank Manuel A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and, off course, great tasting food. This was my first 2-star restaurant but I could see the difference from other 1-star restaurants that I've been to.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, service and ambience is second to one. Had a six course degustation plus an additional truffle course and sampled a number of wines to match. If you have a special occasion, make it there!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$108 - $182
Cuisine
French, American, European
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, The Museum of Modern Art, 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
Description
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 $122 three-course prix fixe menu, a $152 four-course prix fixe menu, and a $182 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $108 three-course prix fixe menu or $118 four-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michaël Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. As of Nov. 19, 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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