The Modern - Bar Room
This is a very convenientThis is a very convenient location for the museum, shopping and theatre. It is a less expensive way to sample the great foods of the Modern restaurant, in a casual setting. The food is excellent, creative and beautifully presented.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMServerHe was the best! Charming, delightful and professional. Quite refreshing!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Food!One of the best meals I have had in the city. And great service! At the end of the night we were looking to have another couple drinks and they had last call so the waiter found us somewhere in the area to go.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enduring classicThe Bar Room at The Modern never fails to deliver on everything that a high energy restaurant should. A international meeting place with a menu which provides a constant delimma between opting for old favourites and new twists. Anything which has "duck" is a must.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though the restaurantEven though the restaurant was very busy, our table was ready on time. The service was quick and attentive and the salmon with horseradish crust was perfect.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was delicious, especiallyIt was delicious, especially the dessert. However thr plate are very very small and the bar was noisy6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMa night at the modernfood was excellent - unusual, inventive, attractive, ambiance also. noise got to be pretty bad, but that's what most people like (not me).6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely creative, well prepared,Extremely creative, well prepared, beautiful presentation and delicious food. We had an early reservation so the noise level was OK as we were departing it was more energetic. Appetizer w/one other small plate & dessert is more than enough food. Extremely elegant setting with attentive (not overbearing) wait staff. Be prepared for sticker shock with the bill. Definitely a keeper however.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in EVERY way!Could not have enjoyed this experience any more than we did. The food is amazing. Beautifully prepared and served, the combinations are creative and delicious. Service was just outstanding, with great personality and excellent suggestions. Bar has a great selection and some terrific mixed concoctions made perfectly.
You'll be sorry if you miss this place while in the city. If you're not accustomed or amenable to paying for this caliber of restaurant then you may want to avoid it, but if you're interested in having an outstanding culinary experience and adventure, then you've come to the right place. Enjoy!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience! Last timeGreat experience! Last time we ate at the dining room and had an amazing experience and the bar room was no let down. We dined as a couple and shared each dish -- there were plenty of great choices and we'll definitely return to the Modern.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMchic creative cuisineOutstanding inspired food in lively room. Pistachio Dome was the bomb - perfect end to wonderful meal!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experienceSensational place to take out-of-towners. Very attentive service, delicious food served in sensible portions, very appealing ambiance where you could actually have a conversation.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMYelling at the ModernEverything about the Modern Bar is fabulous--food, service, wine, you name it. But the noise level requires SCREAMING in order to be heard by someone next to you. It is easily fixed if the restaurant cared. I took someone who has a slight hearing problem,and he said he would never come back. I was embarrassed and upset.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingThe Modern Bar Room is a remarkable restaurant and one I will return to again and again. The food is invariably excellent and the service is always exceptional. Wonderful5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThis was a great pick for a memorial day celebration. The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere were outstanding.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Great!!Went for a last minute dinner out. Food, as always, was amazing. Best Tarte Flambee outside Strasbourg!! The Black Forest Sundae was a real adventure. Really fun and delightful service. Will be back again, soon!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative!The menu choices are varied,creative and delectable. Great spot to rest while visiting MOMA or hanging around the neighborhood. I will be back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch @ The ModernI've hosted several evening dinner visits to The Modern recently, this was my first lunch. I was disappointed to find the menu identical to dinner. I will probably not return for lunch.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite cuisine in noisy settingDespite the fact that the signature martini my husband was obsessing about is now off the menu, we thoroughly enjoyed every delectable bite. From foie gras to veal terrine to duck confit and grouper en matelote to the confections plate. Pricey with small servings, but just sublime. We always go here when in NY!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Modern Bar is great! WeThe Modern Bar is great! We returned 6 months after our last visit and were not disappointed. The highlights were the veal terrine with pistachios and goat cheese and the spaetzle with raw ahi and foie gras. But everything was great.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great food andGreat place, great food and excellent service. Would recommend eyes closed.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and beautifulEvery bite was incredibly good and lovely. The waitress was charming and informed.
It is a perfect stop in the middle of an all day MOMA outing or after work for an early supper. Great for a birthday or special event. Loud enough to be fun but still easy to have a conversation at the table.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe favorite restaurant ofThe favorite restaurant of our trip. We even enjoyed it more than Per Se and Le Bernardin - which cost 4Xs more. Food was inventive and delicious. I'm still drooling over the farm egg in a jar with lobster and sea urchin foam and the rabbit fettuccini. The bar room is beautifully designed. Service is exceptional. I simply loved it. There aren't many restaurants in NYC that we choose to revisit simply because there are so many to try. But we will come back here every time!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI like the menu options, smallI like the menu options, small and medium portions which you can match to make a meal of any size you like. Try the "cassoulet."5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh Arte FoodAmazing food
The scallops were the best I've ever had.
I'm still thinking about them.
This restaurant is all about flavor. While your eating
you discover some subtle flavor that pairs so well
with the dish.
Presentation was artful
Everything was perfect , attentive service nice
ambience. The food is outstanding
Looking forward to my next visit5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FoodThe Bar Room has a very energetic atmosphere. The noise level can be overwhelming. The food is outstanding, must try the veal and goat cheese.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsThe Friday night bar room was a little noisy. The food as usual is good. We had the spaetzle with yellowtail tuna, an atlantic cod. Also arugula salad and foie gras with muscat gelee Dessert was chocolat dome and panne cotta. All was delicious. Portions are moderate in the bar area - will choose the dining room next time; quieter and 4 course prix fixe dinner. It was a wonderful evening.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bar Menu at the ModernThe Steak Tartare was amazing. Very fresh and velvetly. I ordered several items off the appetizer (#1) list. The veal terrine seemed OK but nothing special. The lentil soup was a gem. Very good.
Excellent choices of draught beer. The Rose champagne was excellent. For a crowded bar, it seemed intimate despite the wide open room.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch with a great friendI chose this restaurant for lunch with a great friend who was visiting from London.
Despite a little wait for our table, and the need to prompt them about the wait, we had a truly delicious lunch with courteous service.
We could have stayed all afternoon and certainly felt welcome to do so.
The menu is appealing with some interesting options making it quite difficult to choose. However, all our choices were excellent.
It is a popular place and was very busy when we arrived. However, I would highly recommend it. This was my 4th time and I have never been disappointed.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ModernConveniently located within the MOMA, the Modern (Bar Room) is a less expensive (but still pricey) option to their more formal dining room. The diner has a tapas-like menu to order from (the portions aren't tiny, but they are small). We ordered 1 dish from each of the 3 selection categories, and with one round of cocktails the bill was nearly $200. This said, the food was delicious - and has been consistently so during each of my prior visits. Service is generally very good, though this time our waitress forgot about us for quite some time and then rushed us at the end - hmm....5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timeI had a lovely time at the restaurant. I was visiting old friends and the food and wine matched the joy of the occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu was a bit confusingThe menu was a bit confusing (rather small plates, one from column A, B and C), and frankly, I would never know what was coming out of the kitchen from the description on the menu. However, the food was spectacular (and well worth the surprise!). One caveat - the portions are very small, and one does need to order a lot of (expensive) food to feel sated. But all told, our dinner was lovely, and I would come back for a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA late night miss- disappointingWe have dinned in the Bar Room and the Dining Room on several occasions and always enjoyed the food and service. I think we hit the room on an unusual night, but the overall experience was disappointing. Food - EXCELLENT - though the "cassoulet" could have been better described and duck thigh with beans and frisee (??). Otherwise, all was great.
The service was another matter. (EXCELLENT DESSERTS!).5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal!Thoroughly enjoyed our pre-theatre dinner. Good food. Good service.
Portions are a little small, but otherwise no complaints.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiterOur waiter was absolutely perfection. Genuinely pleasant, knowledgeable, and not obtrusive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Upscale Bar RoomWith the Modern restaurant closed on Monday, and drizzle outside, the Bar Room was a good choice. Of course, it was the only game in town (MOMA that is), so it was at full capacity. The kitchen handled the press with ease; food arrived timely, and hot from the stove/broiler. Nice lunch-size portions. The by-the-glass wine list was well selected; and the server brought the bottle(s) to the table so that we could confirn what we were drinking; a practice we have seen at 5 star restaurants, and appreciate where ever it happens.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAdjacent to MoMA, the addressAdjacent to MoMA, the address is a bit of a challenge to find on Google Maps but the experience was just superb. If you have an appetite, you will need to make a selection from each of the 3 pages from the menu. The aesthetics are very "modern" and will add to the experience.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue to official reviews,True to official reviews, the Bar Room offers exceptional food at less than the Modern's prices. I actually like the more informal feel. Great service, noise level quite acceptable. Noteable wine list, but few bottles under $100 (after the 3X markup) - could do with a few more Cote du Rhones or the like.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a delightful experience.What a delightful experience. Food was outstanding in a delightful setting, but the most distinguishing feature was the attentive, yet not intrusive service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Kate, was amazingOur server, Kate, was amazing and the food was just outstanding. My dad and I had a really wonderful experience and would highly recommend it!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was perhaps a few moreIt was perhaps a few more dollars than I care to
spend but the food was very good (and beautiful to
look at) and they let us sit a long time.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat lunch with an old friendgreat food, a bit pricey, but worth it, portions are small, but preparation and taste were really good, deserts amazaing.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Ate in the BarLoved it!
Ate in the Bar Room. Excellent, creative, beautifully presented small portions of a widely array of foods.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent food,Consistently excellent food, perfectly prepared and presented. We always go here when we visit NYC.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food but expensive!Amazing food but expensive! Definitely worth a visit to enjoy the food and atmosphere.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than Per SeThe best....the bar room reminds me of a laboratory where the chef tries great or unique combinations and I am a willing, well fed lab (r)at. This is a staple for us in NYC. Enjoy!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice experienceHad a very nice experience at the Bar at the Modern. From no California, best dish of 4day trip to NYC was the fois GRAS terrine w/ glee, awesome. Great pre-theater spot. Next time will book the dining room for the view of the garden.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and fun toWonderful food and fun to eat and people watch, but it's overpriced for lunch (though I'd still say do it for the experience if you can) and super super noisy. And the service was ok, but our waitress was obviously an unhappy waitress and not attentive. I think had we gotten a different person it may have been better.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. AlwaysI love this place. Always have. But this time the service (which used to be outstanding) was kind of amateur-ish. Watch out.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMust eat restaurant!Excellent food with efficient and friendly service.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM