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“Absolutely Supurb”
Review of The Modern

The Modern
Ranked #21 of 13,630 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $108 - $182
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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 $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.
Philadelphia, Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely Supurb”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

The modern was a terrific surprise. The staff was incredibly attentive and gracious. Presentation of all dishes was beyond creative, but artistic. If this restaurant were in France, I am certain that it would receive a Michellin star. All dishes were cooked to perfection and delicious. The bloody Mary was strong and well seasoned. My wife and I are definitely coming back as soon as possible.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Even better the second time around!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Late lunch. Jammed packed. Fabulous service with great advice from waitstaff about wines, plates, etc. Menu inventive, plated beautifully...absolutely delish!

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“Blown away.”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Have had both lunch and dinner a few times. Food consistently delivers-- very high quality, inventive, playful and delicious. The staff is very well trained. A great beverage program. The coffee is the best I have ever had in New York. Lovely view of the garden. I love the space during the day time, but also at sunset. Pricey, but worth it.

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New York
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“Disappointing eatery”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

The basic problem is that only a partition separates the main dining room from a rather busy more informal dining room. You pay for the expensive restaurant, but you get the noise from the cheaper on. In our one experience, the service was a cut below the food.

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“Excellent and quite the atmosphere”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Absolutely beautiful atmosphere - curated spectacularly. Feels like NY should feel!! Edgy and stylish! A perfect spot for couples, friends or colleagues.

The food is quite good and the staff are fantastic at accommodating food allergies
The service is spot on every time!
The chick pea fries are amazing, as is the butternut squash soup. The fish is cooked impeccably!

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