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The Bar Room at The Modern

3698 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 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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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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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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Gift Card
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 3698 People Are Saying
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Clancy (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 19 hours ago

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!!

vipusuallyOut (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 20 hours ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago


marymary (London)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic hospitality. Very good food and ambiance.

vipZaraI (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

citymom (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 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.

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

BarbL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.