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About The Bar Room at The Modern
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.
New York, NY 10019
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.
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.
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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Easter Sunday reservations are available.
The Bar Room at The Modern Ratings and Reviews
Upon arrival I knew it would be a great experience! The staff is wonderful and the food fantastic. There are fantastic selections of small plates to share for those who don't want a large meal, as was the case for us that night. The wine selection by the glass pleasing. Yes, Danny Meyer establishment is going to be stellar. This is up to the high standards one expects. I cannot emphasize enough the wonderful staff. Many thanks!
Great as usual. Sat at the bar and guy next to me recommended a special eau de vie — I must have looked unsure because the barkeeper offered to let me take a whiff. Turned out to be a pure carrot liqueur that was amazing. He then recommended Focal Banger beer. Amazing again. Ended with the lamb sausage. Portions are right sized and delicious! Service cordial and accommodating start to finish. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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!
What is most unique about dining at the “Bar” versus in the “Restaurant” at the Modern is I can’t really decide which I prefer. Both are excellent. Set in the confines of MOMA is a huge advantage for these facilities because it sets a mood of comfort and class. The service is professional and attentive. I have eaten in the Bar a few times and recommend the salads and the flatbread. I ate the roast chicken but I think my wife’s scallops were a bit better. The wine suggestions are expert. This is certainly not cheap but for the atmosphere, the food and the service it is a fairly priced “splurge.”
This is a mixed review. Bar Modern should be known as a small plate restaurant. My entree was scallops with brown butter and almonds. The centerpiece of this plate was an abnormally large, thick, amorphous blob of - hollandaise? I shoveled it to the side to eat the remaining appetizer portion of three scallops with the aforementioned brown butter. These were delicious. Other items we ordered were similarly tasty, but left us wanting more interesting and substantial plates. Service was attentive, but was not timed well in some cases. The food/drinks are priced to reflect the no tipping policy, but I got the feeling that they had to scale back in other ways to support this. I believe that restaurant employees should make fair wages, and expect to pay high prices for a quality meal in NYC, but I think Danny Meyer could offer diners a better value at this restaurant.
This restaurant is one of the best in my estimation. It has stood the test of time from visit to visit with excellent service and exquisite food. We were there for lunch in the bar room. Our entrees were so wonderful (slow-roasted sea bass and lobster in pastry) as well as our starters (creamy carrot soup and roasted beet salad) we wanted to lick our plates! Cannot say enough good things about this place and we love the "no tip" policy meaning that service is included in the cost of the food.
Everything and everyone was outstanding! One of the managers stuffed olives with blue cheese for our martinis. The servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent suggestions, items we overlooked. We were glad we followed their recommendations. It would be hard to pick a favorite. We will be back when we come to Manhattan.
Setting is great, very attractive in a “smart modern” way. Food was excellent with very interesting choices, particularly loved the shaved brussel sprout salad. And, our waitperson, Daniela was terrific; very attentive at the same time that she was warm and lovely
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