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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
11:30 PM
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The Bar Room at The Modern

4.7
3695 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List
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
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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 - 9:30 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.
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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 3695 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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citymom 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious but wish the portions were just a little bit larger!! Excellent service. The butter and bread were heavenly. Apps and entrees tasty!!

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vipOpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The service was great. The food, however, was very greasy. I had the sea scallops that were heavily burdened by a mayonnaise and were both oily and too rich; my wife had the butternut squash (which was more pesto shells with butternut squash than vice versa), which was also heavily oiled, as was the pesto sauce. Our server was fantastic, but could not make up for the kitchens missteps.

I would give it another try as I do with all well regarded restaurants where we were disappointed.

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RICHARDL 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice experience at the The Modern. We ate at the bar and the service, food and drinks were all top shelf.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding service, delicious food, though smaller portions, great ambiance.

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BarbL 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Once again I choose The Modern for my birthday. This time, at my son’s urging, we booked the Bar Room.
We missed our waitress from last year Paula, in the Dining Room, but our waiters and servers could not have been better at suggestions and recommendations. Kudos to them for knowing all the answers to our dietary questions (Vegan diner) without running back and forth to the kitchen.
Every dish was a delight to feast on, both with our eyes and taste buds. From the bright green and delicious broccoli soup, to the beautiful shreds of the Brussel sprout salad. The seared scallops with the almonds, cauliflower and brown butter sauce was so multilayered with flavors I was in heaven from the first bite to the last!
The Happy Birthday mini cupcake with ice cream and the specialty teas should have been the icing on the evening, but the sweet hostess Emily, saw us looking into the beautiful kitchen and invited us in for a tour. Now THAT was a delightful way to end The Modern experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My friend and I celebrated our 30th friendship anniversary at The Bar Room. The service was wonderful and the staff was knowledgeable about the food and wine. Very professional and courteous. It was nice to convenient that the gratuity was already added on. We had a lovely time.

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WINE 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Good wine! Good atmosphere!
Every dishes are excellent !

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vipSRGMD 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We've dined at The Bar Room at the Modern several times over the years since it opened,
and it has become one of our favorite NYC restaurants. The ambience, service,food and relative value haveall been terrific. This was our first visit since Gabriel Kreuther had left, however, and so wewere most pleased to find that all was well. The menu is obviously less Alsatian-inflected,
but still imaginative and outstanding in quality and execution based on our dinner of the other night. The wine list is spectacular, but like all serious NYC restaurants these days, ridiculously
overpriced when you consider the markups, particularly the glass prices. There was, however, one gem at less than $50 a bottle - a Pinot D'Auxerrois which was delicious and complemented our Alsatian tart flambe, chicken and scallops quite well indeed.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was delicious and nice atmosphere. Great for a date!

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vipC122 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I love the Bar Room. It is my go to place for lunch and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Chiccsnd fun. A bit noisy. Food terrific

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vipLuvgrtfood 
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I always make a point to dine here when in NYC...food and service are reliably good. Smaller portions, but I’m ok with that. Flavors are good. Wine list is expensive and no California Chardonnay on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Upon arrival, asked if we could sit in main dining room instead of bar room and it was no problem. Four course tasting, food was fabulous. Our main server was fantastic, class act. Wine pairings -- some great, some just ok. Cocktail at the bar afterward, A+. Offer to set us up for a nightcap at exclusive place downtown, gratefully accepted. Amazing, memorable night.

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vipMartinilives 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The bar space at the Modern would be a premier fine-dining site almost anywhere else in the US. The service is outstanding across the board. The menu is brief but the Charred Avocado Salad, the Baby Romaine Salad w/Quinoa, and the Scallop entree are standouts. The Almond Tart dessert was kind of ordinary.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was amazing. I would love to recommend this place to my friends

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vipBeJe 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We really enjoyed our diner. While the restaurant was busy - the service was personable and efficient. The sommelier was very helpful with the wine list and the food choices are varied and not the normal restaurant fare. We will definitely return to this restaurant.

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vipFiorelloFan 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Consistently one of the best places for a quality dining experiences in NYC. Informed and accessible staff plus inspired dishes make this a rare combination of intelligence and pleasure all in one comfortable room.

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john 
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

This was our fourth time dining at the Bar Room and it was just as good as the first. The service is impeccable, the food is beautiful and the menu always changes. We love it!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It has become our go to restaurant in New York every time we are there. Excellent in every way.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Pre theatre dinner was just fabulous.

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vipAnon 
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Consistently excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The Bar Room at The Modern is a favorite. The food is always incredible and the staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and pairing wine. It is great for a special occasion, or can be a go-to for everyday dining, having a meal before or after seeing art at MoMA or a movie at MoMA Film and is very much worth a special trip if you are not at the museum. I love the entrees, but it is also fun to get several smaller plates to share to craft together a meal and try the wonderful selections. Leave room for the amazing sweets and the lovely tea service or coffee to finish off your meal. Tip: If you can't get a reservation or secure a table as a walk-in, the full menu is available at the bar and the service there is just as attentive and special as it is at a table and the seats are remarkably comfortable (and that is a statement from someone who hates bar stools!); I opted for this once, thinking it would be the only time, but it actually my preference at lunch or when dining solo. We dined at a lovely table this visit, with view of the entire restaurant and bar, and close enough to see food going by into the main dining room, The Modern (spectacular for a special occasion), and the Bar Room, as well as seeing the wine service area. Proper service in an elegant yet casual atmosphere. Foodie heaven.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointed. I have been to the Bar Room before. Service awful. Maybe Danny Meyer should bring back tipping instead of having it included in the bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delightful - GREAT location & great food...
Pricey, but well-worth-it for occasion - I’l be back...

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ExWilm 
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic service, 5 star cuisine. Can't miss for lunch or bar in evening. Great for lunch in Manhattan before or after visiting MoMA.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was off tonight. Very disappointing. Normally it's a ballet. Tonight it was like getting blood from a stone.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

My wife and I decided to eat in the dining room after we started off with a cocktail in the Bar. The service was excellent. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they even gave us a card that was signed by the staff. The food was truly delicious, we will be back for sure.

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eaterndrinker 
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I've been 3 times - all to the Bar Room. What I love most about this restaurant is the service, ie, the people -- from the friendly maitre d' who greeted me when I arrived to the coat check person who graciously refused my tip on my way out. The service here is the best I have experienced in any restaurant, in any country. This is first and foremost a function of the outstanding wait staff and bartenders. They strike me as genuine foodies - describing dishes they've clearly enjoyed, recommending favorites, recommending pairings of food with food and food with wine. The bus staff don't try to act invisible like at many upscale restaurants. They're friendly and seem gladdened by your enjoyment of the food. All waiters keep an eye on your table and check in with you, not just your own. There's never a need to crane your neck to look for "your" waiter. The food is great, the scene is fun and relaxed, and the acoustics better than in most restaurants. Only once, when I was there at 645, pre-theater, was it a little loud for my taste. Could the unique vibe at the Modern have something to do with the no tipping policy? I hope that this policy is good for the staff - better, in fact, than traditional models. They deserve it!

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Amieduvin 
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch for my daughter ‘s birthday. The food was very innovative. I recommend it. We

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