The Bar Room at The Modern
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.
Everything, including the non alcohol cocktail was great. The Bar Room has a great chef in the kitchen. Even the price was vers nice.
This was our first visit to the Bar Room, and they lived up to The Moderns two Michelin star rating. The food was great, as expected, but our server, Jackson was incredible. Great knowledge of wines and food, friendly and attentive without being over present. For a “no tipping” establishment, he won us over. We will definitely be back!
Everything was perfect, as usual. However, what really made our afternoon was Marcella the sommelier. She treated us like both an honored guest and old friend. She listened carefully to what I like. Then she made very thoughtful suggestions and chose a true winner. She suggested great food to accompany the wine, and was present throughout the meal to see how everything was. I would clone this woman a 100 times if i was running this establishment.
Food and Service was very mediocre. Nothing spectacular, for the price - we have tried restaurants that were a lot better with service and food wise.
The food is really outstanding. We had 5 dishes among two of us and every one was creative and delicious. We especially recommend the truffle cavatelli which was like eating candy. Every bit was worth savoring. The chicken, while seemingly overpriced for a chicken dish was unique, extremely tender and flavorful. The Gnocchi was also outstanding. We have been at the Modern many times, and always all the deserts are as good as it gets. This time did not disappoint. Also, the space is really beautiful.
Great food, great service, great space - it's not a meal, it's a dining experience!
Everything was truly exceptional. Ben was extremely helpful and courteous, really adding to our experience. Thanks for the amazing meal! The after dinner punch is my new favorite drink
A valentine’s day to remember. Wonderful venue. Service superb.
Extraordinary service, impeccable food! My cocktail was a dream.
The Bar Room at the Modern is always great for sophisticated small and large plates, fantastic whiskies, and professional and friendly staff. Look forward to returning.
Wonderful ambiance and menu; professional and pleasant staff; lovely dinner with friends.
Totally awesome experience. The food, the service, the cocktails and wine. All perfection!
The Modern was phenomenal in every way. The food was sensational, the ambience superb and the servers and staff incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. My husband suffered a vertigo attack while there and we needed to get him to the hospital. They were true professionals as we waited for the cab they called to make its way through traffic, even moving traffic on the street so the cab could get through. We are so grateful for their kindness and extraordinary efforts on helping us at every step. We so look forward to going back to enjoy this jewel of a dining experience in the near future and without the added drama. The Modern has become an instant favorite for us.
The food, service and ambiance are phenomenal. One of my favorite things to do in New York when there on business is to go to a museum and then lunch afterwards. This time it was MOMA and I decided to treat myself to the Modern. A real treat, doesn’t get any better than this.
Absolutely fantastic food, and delicious wines by the glass. I will be back and will recommend.
Great birthday experience from the moment we arrived!
Spectacular food. Pretty and lively setting.
There’s no place like it in New York City. Energetic. Fun. Fantastic bar. Fantastic food.
For business clients, I needed a restaurant that was vegetarian and carnivore friendly. Online reviews led me here. I confirmed a reservation for Monday night. On the Saturday before the restaurant left a voice mail for me that I was REQUIRED to phone them to confirm my reservation. My call was met with a chatty robot, menu choices, and a long wait. When I complained about confirming a confirmed reservation, whoever answered the phone went into a long speech about people forgetting and how much that hurt THEM. So much for online convenience.
But, the food was incredible. And so was the service. I almost forgot how selfish they were with my time.
I LOVE the bar room at The Modern. The food and the service are ALWAYS top notch!
Perfect food, very good wine list and excellent service!
Great place for a drink and light meal w friends. Food was good. However, paying $18.00 for still water was quite a surprise. We are all New Yorkers but we did not know we had three choices, tap, still or sparkling. NYC water is the best and we certainly would have chosen tap had we understood.
Expcetional service and value for meal. Food was very good ( though I would pass on the scallops next time). Made my boyfriends birthday very special! Thank you!
Everything was great; only recommendation is that their extensive wine list should contain some more reasonable options
Sleek interior design- tables close but not encroaching- service was well schooled in the art of fine dining and efficiency- the food was as promised from the reviews and restaurant accolades-but better in person-
The Bar Room at the Modern is a sophisticated, but unpretentious spot. The food and service are top notch. The menu is creative and fun.
Not enough attention from server. Brought out all 3 dishes at the same time. Should have been hot. Were served room temperature. Disappointing.
The design of the space (by architects Bentel the squash beneath it all was easily to overlook and mushy in texture. On a positive note, the tiny Brussels sprouts retained their texture but were still tender, and the small whole-wheat roles with whipped butter were a simple and perfect introduction.
Great service and good food!
Just did drinks so ignore the food review. Drinks were great and really beautiful space with plenty of the room at the bar. Prices appear high but not too bad considering all gratuity is already included. Great spot for date or networking drinks in midtown east which can sometimes be difficult.
Always top notch and great food and service. We will definitely be back.
Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. A perfect place for a civilized and delicious meal.
It is a non tipping rest. though the service and food were fabulous
Lively atmosphere, innovative, delicious menu and wonderful service. Special attention paid to our favorite table for our anniversary celebration was (and is) greatly appreciated. A great afternoon!
Simply the best!
Exceptional all around, especially the front desk/reception team. Thank you! Will come back as a result of you, Michelle, and your colleague whose name escapes me. She worked at the now-closed Danny Meyer Restaurant in Battery Park.
It was wonderful. We were there for an early lunch before the theatre and it was perfect. We sat at the bar and Kristos took perfect care of us. The food and cocktails were out of this world and the service impeccable!
Interesting menu. Beautiful presentation. Wonderful food. Very professional and attentive service.
Outstandingly thoughtful and professional service. Great food. Beautiful setting.
Flawless experience yes queen