The Bar Room at The Modern

4.7
3851 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Located adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art, The Bar Room at The Modern offers Chef Abram Bissell's vividly seasonal contemporary, à la carte cooking, along with an award-winning wine program and carefully curated cocktails, beer, and spirits.

Guests have the option of sitting in The Bar Room, the adjacent lounge, or at the vibrant 20-seat marble bar. Walk-ins are accepted in all three areas, and The Bar Room at The Modern welcomes reservations up to 28 days in advance.

The restaurant is adjacent to The Modern which features four and eight course menu options overlooking MoMA's Sculpture Garden, as well as the exclusive Kitchen Table, which offers a custom tasting menu for up to four guests in the heart of the restaurant's world-class kitchen.

The Bar Room at The Modern is a non- tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 am - 2:30 p.m.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(212) 333-1220
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Abram Bissell
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Private dining at the Modern consists of one magnificent room which features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Museum's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The space can accommodate up to 64 guests for seated functions and up to 80 guests for receptions.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Special Events: (212) 408-6611
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Easter Sunday reservations are available.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3851 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined a day ago

Steve was amazing. His timing, expertise & humor was impeccable and charming. I was enchanted with the kitchen & he extended a brief tour. It is obvious the team is amazing and passionate about their roles. Bravo!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 2 days ago

Another great lunch in a vibrant atmosphere! A tad noisy, but ok during the day

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

I am a repeat customer, and The Modern always gets it right.

When I walk in the door, the know who I am, including my name. The staff is delightful, professional and helpful, offering various options for seating.

On this occasion, I was dining solo and opted to dine at the bar. Each of the bartenders knew my name, and each of them went out of his way to make sure that I had an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent, as always; properly timed, just as I requested.

Danny Meyer and his team get it right every time. I can say that about very few restaurants anywhere in the world.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

A top quality restaurant. It is clear the food is prepared by a 2 Michelin stars staff. The choice is of course limited, compared to the main dining room, but you can spend a wonderful dinner at a reasonable price.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was simply amazing and the service incredibly attentive. Really support the no tipping concept… Would rather pay extra for a meal if it supports better wages for all staff rather than just a few.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

To add to the experience we were invited into the incredible kitchen, given a tour and had our photograph taken with the staff including the head pastry chef. What a memorable photo it is. My guest loved the attention and promises to go back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

As always, a perfect dining experience. Ambience, service, food, perfect.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Always great food and service - never had a bad experience here

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

A Bonafide NY Experience, The Bar Room at the Modern is a great dining experience -- ambiance, food, service all get high marks. This is a room where you really feel a buzz. It's exciting. I recommend it to anyone -- native or visitor -- who wants to have a fun evening on the town.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding service - and excellently prepared food, with a minimum of extra salted dishes ( which we feel is the sign of a chef who trusts the natural flavors) mad e this a perfect dinner. The sleek space and the perfect attention to every detail ( like a glass of ice cubes when I wanted my water colder) made this meal memorable. If you can afford it, a fantastic wine list, but the by-the glass selections are very well chosen.
And nicest of all, a card signed by the whole staff for our anniversary!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Service was extremely slow, felt as though we were in a dead zone, and the restrooms were vile.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience! We had the most wonderful time!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I always enjoy my time at the Modern's bar room! They're great about accommodating dietary restrictions and the employees are always friendly. The one opportunity to improve is please don't try to clear plates that still have food on them. We had our plates taken without asking multiple times. Why were you trying to rush us out on a quiet night?

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We are regulars and enthusiastic supporters of The Modern - Bar Room, but our last meal was disappointing due to unfortunate selections from the menu. The parmesan stuffed chicken was a disaster, and the lobster risotto had almost no lobster unlike previous times.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Service, food and ambiance was on point as always. This is a great mid-town option for business meals as well as any special occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Always love it here when we are in NYC. Service, food, ambience sensational. And like the 'No Tipping' concept. Very classy place.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This was a marvelous experience! We came for our anniversary and from the moment we arrived our special night was acknowledged by the staff. The food was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Our server, Jackson, was particularly attentive. A sincere thank you to The Modern staff for a wonderful night!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The best staff!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

This was my second time here and it didn’t disappoint.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

I have visited many upscale restaurants in NYC and the service of The Modern is truly outstanding. I held a birthday party late Monday night yet the stuff of the Modern arranged everything as planned perfectly. One of the friends was vegetarian and our waiter Max recommended a vegan dish and dessert that are not on the menu for her and met her expectations.
The drink is modern with quite a variety of options. And I enjoyed the food yet it is the overall experiences really stood out from other places I have dined at.
I would recommend the place to anyone who is planning for any special occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This place is for lovers of food, wine, and artfully mixed cocktails. Impeccable service is provided by a team of young, knowledgeable pros who are interested and interesting. Then, there's the exquisite food--each dish a revelation. Highly recommend the steak tartare. Sell grandma's nasty old pearls and make a rezzie!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It was great. Fun times. 10/10 would recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent service and food. Sophisticated without being in the least bit stuffy. We went for a leisurely Saturday lunch. We’ll be back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Never disappoints. Creative cuisine. Energetic. Superb staff.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great meal, great service we were on a deadline for a Broadway show and they could not have been more accommodating

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

I asked to meet the general manager at the Modern.
Mr Carson runs a tight ship. Everything was as it
Supposed to be. Service was exceptional!.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was,as always, splendid. The portions were too small the wine selection process a bit rushed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food always of the highest quality. Menu has varied choices. Wines by the glass that we had were always good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Very enjoyable. As always!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was a very nice treat! The food was amazing!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food was excellent. I was a little disappointed with the service. I expected a bit more from a two Michelin star restaurant. My husband and I shared a few pasta dishes and they literally brought them all at once after we asked them to spread them out. So then we weren’t able to eat them all hot because it all came at the same time. It often took a while to get someone’s attention. There was a patron talking so loud that it was disturbing the ENTIRE restaurant and it took a bunch of people complaining before she was asked to be quiet and it was really disturbing to the rest of the diners. I was very excited to dine here, but disappointed by the experience overall.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Really enjoyed the Bar at the Modern. The service was exceptional- friendly and helpful with selecting courses and wine pairings. My friend said the Pea soup was the best thing she had all weekend!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our wait staff was incredible. Attentive and knowledgeable. Our waiter went out of his way to take care of us and brought me a special treat when he found out I was pregnant.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I have been dining at The Modern for more than ten years, and make it a point to visit every time I am in Manhattan. Unfortunately, this was the first time that I had a less than exemplary experience. The food and service, while still good, were not at the level this has historically been. I am afraid the commitment to quality and service are slipping.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wonderful food , cocktails and service. Small but very carefully prepared and presented plates and they are actually quite satisfying. The no tipping aspect is a great bonus.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food at the Modern is always interesting and delicious. They gave us a complementary dish as a welcome back. We had not been there for awhile. We shared 2 appetizers and each of us ordered an entree. The service is friendly and attentive.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Service was top notch. The compensation method at all his restaurants is working. Unfortunately, the food is only ok. No idea how it gets Michelin stars. I had the carrol rilette and the chicken. Both were fine. Neither a worthwhile value. I would stick to one of Meyer’s other establishments

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We booked The Bar Room for a pre-theater dinner. And it worked out perfectly. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. He offered some cocktail choices for my wife who couldn't decide what she wanted. And it worked out great. The food was delicious. There were some surprises, all positive. Like the Shrimp Fritters appetizer. I expected a typical southern fritter. When I took the first bite I was surprised with a wonderfully light fritter, tasty, wonderful sauce. Perfect. When ordering dinner I said I was thinking about the scallops but wanted to know about the Lamb Sausage entrée. The waiter said the scallops are great but not out of the ordinary. He then said the Sausage was unique and an experience. Fantastic advice as the Lamb Sausage was unique and delicious. Dessert was flavorful and unique as well. And we were done in plenty of time for the walk to the theater. I highly recommend The Bar Room at The Modern. We'll be back the next time we are in NYC.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Exceptional service, food and drink. Top notch.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

From appetizers to desserts, dishes are masterfully created--aesthetically pleasing and prepared with new and interesting, sometimes surprising, combinations of ingredients , without being in the least contrived. The shrimp fritters were delicious; the scallops, divine.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
97

Tweets by The Bar Room at The Modern