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“Excellent food”
Review of The Modern

The Modern
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Ranked #29 of 13,676 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $108 - $182
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beautiful spot, great food, good wine by the glass. Very nice. I noticed the president of Brazil having lunch at another table. Word gets around!

Visited October 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bar Room is excellent”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Walked in alone to try the duck and deserts. They serve beautiful dishes in the very pleasant informal 'Bar Room'. Highly recommended, also if you are on your own for a smashing 30 minute-lunch. One of my best informal fine dining experiences.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Lunch after the museum”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a lovely, boozy lunch theew with a good friend this past Saturday. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very nice and attentive. We ordered from the bar room menu and had the Upside Down Tuna Tarte and the Slow-poached Farm Egg in a Jar. The Egg in a Jar is the most amazing thing I have tasted in a long time! Do yourself a favor and order it!

Visited October 2013
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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best lunch in the city!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have eaten in the main dining room twice now. Both times the service and the food have been impeccable. I will continue to return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Palm Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great crowd and great food!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

My wife insisted I join her for lunch at The Modern. I was skeptical - a restaurant in a museum? When I walked in I realized that this was no ordinary museum lunch spot. This placed just hummed with energy. Great space, beautiful crowd (it was fashion week and it was as if one of the fashion shows was happening in the restaurant) and outstanding food. We ate in the Bar Room which was busy and noisy but not in a bad way. Our server was courteous, quick and knowledgeable. He guided us through the menu and made a few suggestions which were excellent.
I have to give my wife credit for this one - it was fabulous. Can't wait to go back for dinner!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jhallas
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