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The Modern - Bar Room

4.7
3657 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Located adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art, the lively Bar Room 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 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 Modern is a non- tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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 - 5:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(212) 333-1220
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Abram Bissell
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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.
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Private party contact
Special Events: (212) 408-6611
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.
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Special events & promotions
Easter Sunday reservations are available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Modern Bar Room. The Modern Bar Room will offer a 3 course pre-fixe menu at $108 per person for Valentine's Day. An optional wine pairing is available for $78 per person. The Modern is a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 3657 People Are Saying
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UpperWestSider (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

As always: exquisite food. Attentive wait staff, and a very pleasant atmosphere.

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vipWarren (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a Sunday lunch/brunch in the Modern-Bar Room. Service was spot on, professional and helpful. The beet salad is as good as it looks, and t is beautiful. The lobster entree is lovely.

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vipBarb (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Perfect Midtown Choice
Everything about our meal at the bar room of The Modern was perfect. Our server was knowledgeable as well as personal and prompt. The food was delicious — especially the beef tartare and the sea bass. The restaurant itself is beautiful and comfortable. I’d go again tomorrow and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal in Midtown.

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vipFabulous (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The Modern Bar Room is a (relatively) inexpensive way to experience Michelin 2-star cuisine. Very inventive savory and sweet offerings, and an outstanding wine list. Zev and Patrick are wonderful bar staff! Highly recommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Zev is one of the bartenders and is a true class act; his recommendations are excellent. Jamie Schwartz recommended a red burgundy I had never tried before and it was a hit for my wife and I . . . thank you for recommending the mugneret-gibroug!! The food is hear is always consistently excellent.

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vipRonS (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner, great service. Great all around. Looking forward to our next visit. Particularly love that it is a no tip restaraunt!

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vipWombat (Houston)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a booking for 7:15 pm and had hoped to visit the museum prior - little did we realize it was free night Friday at the MOMA - chaos, not fun!!

However, step into the Modern and all was perfect from there on in...attentive and informed service, wonderful food, good wine choices, nice pace between courses (no pressure) nice space.

We had one of our best NYC meals ever and will return next time we’re back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing experience throughout

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vipokay (Cleveland)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing food and some of the best service I can remember. The dining room in the bar area has a great feel and I loved being able to see into the kitchen a bit. Will absolutely return!

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viplosttraveler (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

It felt special and chic. The service, as expected, is stellar.
The food was really good and what I expected it to be.

Carrot Rilletes were surprisingly tasty. Spicy Steak tartar was stellar and those potatoes...yum!
Tarte Flambe was fine. When it comes down to it, I would skip the brussel sprouts next time cause they weren't special and not really crispy.

We had the scallops, sea bass and lobster....all were truly spectacular. The lobster en croute felt decadent!

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