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“Great food at a great museum”
Review of The Modern

The Modern
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Ranked #28 of 13,826 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great food at a great museum”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Always dine here when in NYC as I love the Bar Cafe for both food & those bartenders make the best drinks ever! It's a wonderful place for lunch while visiting MOMA or just as a stand-alone restaurant. Highly recommend.

Visited February 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“May be to Modern”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I enjoy a great meal and after eating at the Modern Bar room for lunch last summer we knew we had to come back and hit the dining room. I don't know if it was the test tube of soup, the unique uses of flavors, or the overly emotionless servers, but we left with doubt if we will return. Don't get me wrong, the food is exceptional, but it just seems they are trying a bit too hard to be cool. We sat next to windows over looking scupltures which was really great and as I said the food is really good. Just be ready to spend a LOT, and leave hungry?

  • Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“lunch and looking around for old time's sake”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Food for lunch was great. Also good with with the special, a filet mignon salad.My mother took me there as a cild, so I revisted the Picassos and new art work. Fun experience.

Visited February 2013
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Bretagne
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637 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Innovative cuisine”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A fantastic restaurant, innovative and creative chef, perfect service and incredibly good food at the MoMa museum. In addition, culture as you look on the sculpture garden. If you do not want to eat or pay as much, go to the other side, the cafe or the bar. Food also great and small portions tapas style will enable you to taste varied dishes. Everything delicious!

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Big City Cool”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stopped by with friends and had a great time. Great vibe, high energy- interesting menu. Very fun for locals and visitors. Expensive, but worth it.

Visited March 2013
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