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“Amazing food - worth the indulgence”
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The Modern
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Ranked #27 of 13,936 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $108 - $182
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 1, 2012

The modern is somewhere to go when you want flavour and presentation. It's not cheap but is a perfect place for lunch when you feel like splurging. They suggest you choose one from each section of the menu 1,2,3 but we only had two and were still very full. The wine pour is also generous and the service fantastic. You get what you pay for here and it is worth the indulgence.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Great inventive modern American cuisine,great service, reasonable prices, convivial atmosphere at the architecturally exciting MOMA

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

I made a reservation to celebrate a Birthday after two previous experiences which had been very good. Unfortunately, this wasn't a very good one. We had to wait 37 min to be seated, they sat us at the lounge after standing at the bar entrance for aprox 10 min and then forgot about us. They wouldn't even take our drink order until my husband called a server. After waiting 25 min we asked a server about the table and were told they were setting it up( same story given 15 min earlier when sent to lounge). The food was very good, beautifully presented and service at the table was very good, although slightly slow between some courses. Desserts and the cart were excellent.

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Thank lvmv29
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

I asked our concierge service to find us a michelin quality dinner in NYC and they booked us here.

We loved it. The food was fabulous, and there were so many little extras and amuse bouche we just kept being surprised and delighted by every flavour.

Wonderful atmosphere. Ultra professional service. Excellent wine choices and very tasty cocktails.

I have already recommended this to other friends taking a trip to NYC and I would definitely go back.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

I enjoyed lunch here with a friend while visiting MOMA. I had made reservations and we were seated at a table in the Bar Room. Excellent prompt service. Our server offered several good food and wine suggestions and we sampled several menu items and dessert. I really couldn't find a fault with anything. The scallops in butternut squash puree with brussel sprouts was amazing; actually the brussel sprout leaves were unlike anything I have every tasted. Would go back just for those!

Make a reservation through Open Table. It is always busy.

Thank jbmWyoming
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