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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

The following applies to the restaurant in the Bar area. Service is flawed. The no tipping policy has clearly impacted attention to detail and the quality of service. The server failed to respect a clearly stated food allergy. The wine sat somewhere in its decanter...More

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The M, Manager at The Modern, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2016

Dear Baron, Appreciate you taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback that will help us to improve. I am very sorry to hear that your during your visit with us we failed to recognize your allergies and that your experience...More

Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is not the restaurant in the The Museum of Modern Art. It is kind of next door-about 2 doors East. It has three sections: a dining room (where I've eaten before), a bar room (more informal, not prix fixe, this review) and a bar....More

Thank nycmom22
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Really well-treated by the friendly but not in-your-face staff. Food was very good and sensible portions (not usual American enormous sized portions). Very nice evening for four ladies. Wine was expensive and the whole evening whilst lovely was rather too pricey.

Thank Seymouria
Reviewed March 7, 2016

you can go wrong here. Not a bargain price, but worth it. Innovative cuisine that cause you to appreciate every touch of the food in you mouth. the only comment I have is that we booked a table at 21:00. We were asked to wait...More

Thank Moshe L
Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have fine lunch after MOMA: Foiegras good ( little great tasty) Tartare steak better one Cavatelli with mushroom spinach and poche egg ( top dish) red wine Margaux 2010 really good Nice people, nice service, nice enviroment..... sure I will come back

Thank AdrianyVero
Reviewed March 4, 2016

We had a fantastic dinner. The taste and view of each plate was festive. It is expensive both worth it. Apple mousse was specially tasty.

Thank cigdem113
Reviewed March 3, 2016

This bar/restaurant is right next to MoMA off 5th Ave. There's a long bar, and lots of seating. They have quite an extensive beer and cider menu, as well as cocktails. Great for a break when shopping!

Thank vindelis
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We were invited to dine here with friends as we were looking for a place to meet mid-town and they were attending a show. They suggested The Modern at MoMa which we had never heard of. What a pleasant surprise. Great service, wonderful food, and...More

Thank gosaka
Reviewed February 28, 2016

This is one of my fave places in the city. Extremely $$ but for a special treat, worth it. Gorgeous setting, elegant but not stuffy at all. Superb service. Prix fixe menu (includes gratuity) allows for various choices and no need for everyone to get...More

Thank zdoctorsin
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary there had the four course lunch meal. The scallops and chicken were some of the best I ever had. The deserts were excellent. Alan the manager was so helpful

Thank stentdoc
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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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Terry M
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
It is very good. But noisy there. A real happening and eye opening. Worth the money to see how a top notch place comes together. Try it. You should like it But not intimate
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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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, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 10019-5401
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1220
  • E-mail
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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