Celebrate Easter at The Bar Room at The Modern! Will offer a 3 course menu at $88 per person. We are a no tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We added 2 people to our reservation upon arriving to restaurant and hostess went out of her way to accommodate us.
One of the better restaurants I've come across lately in NY. Pricey but excellent food.
My only negative comment is that the wine list is a little bit too expensive.
Although portions are on the small side, wait staff is excellent at directing you on how to order so that your party feels satisfied. Wine list and selection of after dinner drinks (including a wide range of Armagnacs) is outstanding and staff is excellent at helping you find the right wines for your meal.
Modern is one of our favorite restaurants. The bar room is great for lunch and for a less formal dinner than the main dining room. The food in both is excellent and the service in the bar room is just about perfect. The room is really fun for people watching.
When full, the noise level is beyond energetic. Enjoyed the food but not the noise. Also, quite expensive for small portions. Not sure if we would recommend because of size of portions and noise.
Good food but very heavy on the sauces. Somewhat part of Alsatian food but over three courses it was too much for me. The bar room tables are right next to the bar and it is very loud. The floor and ceilings reflect a lot of sound. And we had dinner at 5:30pm! The severs were very nice and approachable but service was spotty. It was too chaotic.
I was quite disappointed in our meal at The Modern - Bar Room. The menu was enticing and promised small treasures, which it did not deliver. The "grilled" shrimp did not taste grilled, it had more of a boring steamed feeling. The slow-poached egg in a jar was bland taste-wise and visually (reminiscent of a Star Trek episode where the child bemoans the "suprise" dessert they receive which is white on white). The sweetbreads were unremarkable -- again cooked using an even temperature leading to a vaguely unpleasant mouth-feel; rather than flash-seared which would have produced some outside crunch and been more respectful and flattering to the interior of the gland. Could this just have been an off day? I fear not.
Let's not talk about the "energetic" noise level - private conversations are almost impossible. More importantly, I remember the food being better/more consistent on previous visits. The sauce of my gnocchi with escargot had an off sour note. My companion loved her red snapper en matelote, though, especially the wonderful sauce.
Excellent cuisine that is innovative and fun. Great wines. Never disappoints
My dear friend John and I come to the Modern about once or twice a year because it's one of the best restaurants in New York. We are especially inspired by the Modern Martini, which is our go-to drink every time, but I can only drink one.....followed by a glass of wine, of course. We've been there so many times, that I wish they had one of those punch cards which entitle you to a free dinner after x-amount of meals! I simply adore The Modern - Bar Room and one day I may even make it to the restaurant!
Great in everyway. Fine dining in a fun, lively atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
Good/Great food. Poor/slow service.
I'm probably a bit biased because I knew a chef working there the 3 times I visited, but The Bar Room really is one of the better restaurants I've been to in Manhattan. Truly inspired cocktails and little bites are a perfect combination. Some of my favorite dishes: tarte flambe, warm lamb and goat cheese terrine, lobster salad slider, slow-poached farm egg, beer-braised pork belly, beignets, and a hamachi dish I wish I could remember the name of.
Great atmosphere (lively, energetic), excellent food.
Food was marvelous but oh, those teeny tiny portions! Great for a tasting type of meal. My friend and I shared the Tarte Flambee (good-sized portion), the salad, and then got to share 3 petite slices of duck. But all is forgiven as everything was delicious.
The Modern is an incredible dining venue. It must be said that we were there for Valentine's Day dinner (and post engagement), so everything seemed a little extra special. We sat in the Bar Room and enjoyed the 5 course prix fixe tasting menu ($135 pp), which also including a delicious amuse bouche, and some candies following dessert. The food was, for lack of a better word, exquisite. Just think about these items for a moment - quail and foie gras sausage, and sea urchin foam. Amazing. The service came with a smile, and the night went off without a hitch. We enjoyed the menu alongside a bottle of Oriel 365 Proseco - perfect!
You've gotta try this place. It is beautiful and well worth the cost.
Standout service. Food was good.
Special Valentine's Day 5 course set meal; outstanding, creative twist on classical Alsacian cuisine; wine recommendations were rexcellent
Great menu - I usually find about 2-3 dishes on a menu that I get excited about - here I could have ordered everything. When the food arrived it was perfection. Can't wait to come again - I can understand what all the hype is about.
Food was great wine was too expensive noise was too loud and atmosphere was like a Cafeteria
The food was good, but not outstanding. The steak tartare was perfect. However, the duck breast dish I considered a bit heavy, even more when accompanied by a somewhat greasy apple side dish... I thought it should be better balanced with a lighter side dish.
The wine list was very good but lacked a balanced distribution in terms of prince range. The drinks were outstanding. It is a great place and I will definitely come back.
This is one of my regular spots for expense-account dinners when in Manhattan. The space has a very modern design and is kept impeccably clean. The menu is of the short type, but al la carte, featuring interesing dishes that are mostly smaller portions - better suited for the fit physique of the New York clientelle. We had very good service. Overall a great experience. Expect to pay $100 per person, all in, for 3 courses and 2 glasses of wine.
Delicious, lovely service, very loud and quite drafty
good place to meet friends after work
The Modern restaurant is worth going to for a meal even if you don't want to go to the MoMA museum. The chef has unique offerings, all small plates, with items that have me returning for more on a continual basis. You are encouraged to sample wines before ordering, and service is prompt.
Everything was A-mazing from 1,2,3. I personally am a huge fan of Duck and a lot of reviewers suggested the Duck a l'Orange. So of course I ordered it. Honestly I was not impressed with it at all. It was rather bland. I do highly recommend the Grilled Monkfish. It was absolutely delish and peaked my interest immediately since it is not a common fish you see on a restaurant menu. If you are dining with another person a suggestion is to order two dishes from "1" A dish from "2" and then two from "3" And you must save room for the savory desserts.
Loud and expensive, this restaurant is not ideal for a romantic first date, however it is great for a fun night out. Vast menu of small plates so you can design your own dinner via foodie-friendly french tapas. Beware of very creamy sauces and surprising strong cheese notes in the dishes. It became a heavy (although flavorful and yummy) meal. Definitely try the upside down tuna tart!
Overall a good experience. Wine List is a tad on the expensive side.
The food was very good, the wait staff was very helpful and accomodating to a mother with a 10 week old baby It was a very pleasant experience
food was disappointing - definitely not as good as the food in the dining room. Since portions are smaller "tapas" style- it's a good way to have to order several dishes to feel full without saving any money since "half-entree" and "appetizer" portions still have high prices for the portion size. the dish descriptions sounded much more interesting than they actually were when they came out. The Monkfish was also really, really salty - my friend finished it because he didn't want to go through the hassle of sending it back.
After enjoying many visits to The Modern, we are not rushing back....the food was good and the service albeit very knowledgable and friendly was very slow. It appeared as if there may have been two waiters/waitresses serving the majority of the bar room tables! Not only was the kitchen slow but the bar was also extremely slow...and it wasn't nearly has busy as it typically is. Maybe this restaurant operates better when full? For the price, we expect better execution.
Generally museum restaurants are decent without being exciting. The Modern at MoMA is an exception. The menu is carefully crafted as is the food. The service is at the highest level of professionalism. Given the number of visitors the museum receives each day, reservations are a must.
We were surprised by the variety, and number, of items on the restaurant week menu. Every other restaurant was extremely limited in this,so we were pleasantly surprised by the Modern. The food was excellent too. Wish it were not so noisy though.
The foods are very delicious!! The staffs are very friendly and nice.
We came for Restaurant Week and I couldn't say enough good things about this place. They had so many options to choose from and the service couldn't have been better. Allison was an amazing waitress. I can't wait to go back!
Inconsistent service during RW, but good food. Small portions. Good drinks.
I went for RW, and thought it was great. The food was wonderful, and features the same items that are on the regular menu. Everything was prepared well, and I have no complaints. Would definitely return.
Very knowledgeable waiter. However, after the order was taken other wait service took over and delivery was very slow.
food was amazing! but portions were quite small, not sure if this was because of RW. Dishes were interesting and desserts outstanding! Service was not as good as other Danny Meyer restaurants which may be due to how crowded it was.