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The Modern
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Ranked #32 of 14,032 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 January 15, 2014

We caught the Magritte exhibit on the next to last day in the pouring rain and we just wanted a quick lunch. The cafes were mobbed, it was 2:45 and we got lucky. A table was just clearing in The Modern. The Regular Menu was still being served and it was wonderful. It was also my wife's birthday and the staff was so attentive. I had the Andalusian Soup, fantastic with chorizo and scallops, my wife had a gorgeous salad. We shared a dessert, with a candle, of course. The manager kept coming over to ask how we were enjoying our lunch. We will be back soon for a much more complete and wonderful dinner.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

No wonder this place is always full. For $62 for 3 courses, this is outstanding value with fantastic, innovative and creative food, beautiful desserts (the best ever so far) and great staff. I could not recommend it more highly.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We took some of our college-age kids and their friends here for dinner. What a great way to impress the youngsters. Seated right on time, great cocktail list, really massive wine listing (not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for in this case), and phenomenal service. Our waiter was incredibly helpful and also really pleasant. Not intrusive, just right. He catered to the kids, who appreciated it. We did too. Food was spot on, and well explained. We had wanted to skip desert, but a few of the items were just too great sounding to pass on. Not our first time here, and we will definitely be back.

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Thank cdpinNYC
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a very high end dining experience, with the Prix Fixe menu running in the range of $100-$175 per person depending upon your selections. Having said that, the service and presentation was impeccable, every course of the dinner was perfectly prepared, and the setting facing a museum courtyard/sculpture garden was excellent. We went there to celebrate a birthday, and the bottom line is that was one of those exceptional times that the experience exceeds even the high expectations one has given the expense. New York is home to some of the world's finest restaurants, and the dining room at the Modern ranks among them.

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Thank Bernie M
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was our second visit to The Modern.lovely setting,great service.the food is presented beautifully and just as enjoyable in taste.Easy to recommend.

Thank drron
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