Definitely worth a visit!!! Service was exceptional. Food awesome. Wine menu a bit overpriced. Liked the fact that gratuity included in pricing. Definitely have desert!!
Food is amazing, restaurant is vibrant and energizing at all times of day, service is friendly and knowledgeable. Our waiter hit the perfect note of describing high cuisine with no condescension, since he obviously had no way of knowing how much we knew about food techniques.
Cocktails are incredible!
Fantastic hospitality. Very good food and ambiance.
Very innovative, unique, and great tasting cuisine. Love the food! They also feature great tasting and unique cocktails. It’s a bit pricy, but the restaurant has a “no tip” policy, so price value is fine. I highly recommend The Bar at the Modern.
Delicious but wish the portions were just a little bit larger!! Excellent service. The butter and bread were heavenly. Apps and entrees tasty!!
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.
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.
Outstanding service, delicious food, though smaller portions, great ambiance.
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.
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.
Good wine! Good atmosphere!
Every dishes are excellent !
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.
Food was delicious and nice atmosphere. Great for a date!
I love the Bar Room. It is my go to place for lunch and drinks.
Chiccsnd fun. A bit noisy. Food terrific
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.
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.
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.
It was amazing. I would love to recommend this place to my friends
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.
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.
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!
It has become our go to restaurant in New York every time we are there. Excellent in every way.
Pre theatre dinner was just fabulous.
Outstanding food and service. Consistently excellent.
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.
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.
Delightful - GREAT location & great food...
Pricey, but well-worth-it for occasion - I’l be back...