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About The Modern - Bar Room

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.

9 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Contemporary American

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.

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 333-1220


Parking Details:
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.

Executive Chef:
Abram Bissell

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.

Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (212) 408-6611

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter Sunday reservations are available.


Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


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.

The Modern - Bar Room Ratings and Reviews



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93% would recommend it to a friend

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