The Modern - Bar Room
Fantastic 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 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 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 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 AMToo little food. I was hungryToo little food. I was hungry within two hours in spite of the fact that I had two courses. S4/22/2013 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 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 AMNot worth the priceThe food while delicious was so overpriced (even for NYC!) that it spoiled the experience. There was a $26 "bowl" of pasta that was slightly larger than a thimble - almost a sight gag in it's smallness. Our table laughed out loud.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMust eat restaurant!Excellent food with efficient and friendly service.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best of the bestone of the best restaurants in New York. I would go daily if I could and try every selection!So hard to choose4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed very well. RestaurantWe enjoyed very well.
Restaurant is very neat and service was very nice.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted out with a deliciousStarted out with a delicious glass of the Vouvray Chenin Blanc, sweet, fruity and complex. Then the outstanding mushroom soup, which tasted like essence of wild mushrooms, followed by the duck leg confit a l'orange. The sauce was just ok, but the meat was extraordinarily tender, the skin crisp, and no fat to speak of, just the way a confit should be. For dessert our waiter recommended the Modern Sundae, a melange of chocolate and cherry in several forms. It was very good. Others at my table raved about the smoked salmon appetizer, the lobster gnocchi, and the rabbit tagliatelle. Service here is top-notch, as one would expect at a Danny Meyer restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed my experienceReally enjoyed my experience here! My friend and I both had the South by Southwest cocktail - delish! Our appetizers were wonderful (i had the steak tartare and she had the goat cheese terrine) and our mains were superb and beautifully presented. The scallops were sweet and perfectly prepared. Service was friendly and the place is just beautiful! The only thing our server struggled with was explaining the cheese selections. They don't have a cart, just a menu, so we needed some guidance which was tough for him to provide. But all in all a very pleasant experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the Bar Room at TheI love the Bar Room at The Modern. Always have, imagine I always will. Does not hurt that I work half a block away, so am able to indulge often. Have never had a bad experience or a dish I didn't think was delicious.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience was lovelyOur experience was lovely overall but I was disappointed that we mentioned it was birthday when confirming reservation and no one acknowledged it nor placed a candle on dessert of our friend.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA fan favorite among my friends!I have been eating at the Bar Room since it opened. It has always been excellent, but I must say it was greater than great today! I had the new salad, which was delicious, and the tasty poussin. My friend had the mushroom tart and the spaetzel and we shared the fruit "carpaccio" and a parfaitish dish that was definitely 4 star! Everyone I take here wants to go back. In fact, the friend I was with today ALWAYS wants to go back. The food is creative, the service is typical Meyers -- warm, attentive, efficient, and altogether pleasing. I'm so ready to return that I will be doing so again this week, with friends who insist on meeting there!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb bar service, with aSuperb bar service, with a wonderfully informative professional, who guided us to some excellent new beer and wine choices.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Modern Bar Room continuesThe Modern Bar Room continues to be a wonderful treat, with the signature Alsatian dishes I've been enjoying for years and new seasonal recipes in one of the most beautiful restaurant rooms in the city. The noise is actually part of the experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was deleiciousEverything was deleicious and place hip and New York. Could have had a few more reasonably priced wines though. Nothing in $40-$50 range.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceA very nice experience overall. Food was very good - not insanely "to die for" but very very good. As a side note the truffled popcorn at the bar was really really tasty.
Service was amazing - everyone from host - to bartender - to coat checker to waiter was really nice / sweet.
The willingness and ability to transfer bar bill to table without a moments hesitation was a nice departure from the normal "I'm sorry sir, we can't do that - you must settle up here first" excuse most places use.
While The Modern is not a inexpensive restaurant - I would say that it was worth the $ and is a great addition to the NYC restaurant scene.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall-plate selections areSmall-plate selections are excellent but the wine choices are limited to ultra- high price. Hard to converse due to noise.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Modern is, well modernWonderful ambiance fit for a restaurant in MoMa. Everything about the Modern feels like art from the decor, furnishings, servers and the food itself. Portions are small and pricey; you're not going to get full or find a bargain. Instead you will find finely crafted food created with skill and attitude that is almost as lovely to look at as it is to eat. The tuna tartar is sublime; the best I've ever had. Highly recommended if you're interested in a dining experience beyond just eating and are curious about current preparations and trendy ingredients.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tuna tartar is absolutelyThe tuna tartar is absolutely heavenly. As was the grouper. Cocktails were extremely well-balanced and inventive. Dining room is quiter obviously, but we sat in the bar room - which was lively, but still very classy. Perfect place to take a date or a friend you need to catch up with. Service was outstanding.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Modern - Bar Room is myThe Modern - Bar Room is my favorite NYC spot for lunch. I can always count on a delicious meal, regardless of what I order.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the tuna and spaetzleI had the tuna and spaetzle which was delicious but extremely unappetizing to look at. Wrapping a pounded thin pink piece of tuna around wriggly beige spaetzle brings to mind all sorts of creepy images. Foie gras and sauce delicious.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMArtful dining at MOMADanny Meyer knows how to deliver a complete package of hospitality from theoment you make about reservation to your departure after eating. Every person in every capacity is pleasant, polite, professional and stemmingly interested in delighting you and contributing to your excellent experience. The food is stunning and delicious. The room, housed in The Museum of Modern Art, is elegant and has a real buzz. The prices are fair, considering the quality of the food, drink and service that reach every table. This was our first visit and we'll definitely return.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendThis was an unexpected gem. Definitely not a cheap restaurant, but a very special feeling and a menu that made it really tough to choose what to order.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad lunch here on Easter Sunday.Had lunch here on Easter Sunday. Restaurant was busy but well managed. Food was delicious with lots of wonderful choices. Superb waiter and all-around great hospitality made it all that much more enjoyable. Perfect afternoon in a restaurant where we will surely return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a three courseWe enjoyed a three course dinner, I had White Bean Soup, Slow-Poached Farm Egg “In a Jar” with Maine lobster and House Made Alsatian Country Sausage. THe first two ones were great, but the last one was a dissappointment. I don't think you should put cheese inside an Alstain Sausage.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, as always!I've been to the bar room a few times, and have always enjoyed it. The Tarte Flambée with the hen of the woods mushrooms is to die for - I highly recommend it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bar Room adjacent to heThe Bar Room adjacent to he dining room was an excellent dining experience. More casual than the dining room but the food is excellent. The presentation and servIce superb. Our server and the manager Nancy Schumann were attentive and excellent in helping us have a wonderful evening. When in New York I would recommend highly
The Bar Room or the dining room evening at the Modern3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing foodthe only call out is that my open table points were not submitted.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne word: Amazing!!The Modern always delivers an exceptional menu, making it easy because you cannot go wrong with any of their options! The service is always exceptional. I would recommend making reservations ahead of time, as it has always been a full house when we have gone.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Special OccasionWonderful ambiance, impeccable and gracious service, beautiful presentations and wonderful flavor. There's nothing better than lunch at The Modern after exploring the museum galleries.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter my unfortunate priorAfter my unfortunate prior experience, the manager, Dino, personally reached out to me to apologize and to offer a gift card to give them another try. I notified the Dino of my visit and went with a friend. It's amazing how different experiences can be at the same restaurant! The service was fabulous. Dino and his staff were warm, attentive, yet relaxed and well paced. Dino also sent us a few extra dishes to try. The food was great and my friend who isn't an adventurous eater couldn't stop raving about his steak. He even devoured our shared scallop and duck, even though he claims to not like these at all normally. I am so happy to have gone back and grateful to Dino and his staff for our great time. Thank you all so much!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Wait To Return...Everything, from start to finish, was spot-on. The service was personable without being overbearing..polished without being stuffy. The food was absolutely delicious. The wine was outstanding. And this was only in the Bar Room! Cannot wait to go back & try the Main Dining Room. Can't wait to go back period!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 6 had a greatOur group of 6 had a great round table and everyone enjoyed the Bar location after a morning at the museum. Delicious food with perfect portions for lunch. The service was excellent.
We love this restaurant!!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMwe chose the bar room so itwe chose the bar room so it would be less fancy-pants, but it was still really REALLY fancy-pants.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways one of the most reliableAlways one of the most reliable and best dining experiences in NY3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a amzing early dinnerHad a amzing early dinner before the opera. The staff was outstanding and was more concerned about us making the show than we were !!! Pork belly was very good but the duck confit was OMG Spectacular !!! Best I ever had. But leave room for the beignets....a must. I will be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM