The Bar Room at The Modern

4.8
3959 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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 a.m. - 9:00 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.
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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!

The Bar Room at The Modern will feature a 3 course menu at $148 per person for the holiday.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3959 People Are Saying
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p
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love the Bar Room. It always has a happy buzz; the food is very good (the flamenkuchen is fabulous and so is the steak tartare); the service is invariably top notch. We got excellent wine recommendations this time as well. For a consistently lovely experience, we recommend the Bar Room --- it's delightful!

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BZ
Denver
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! The staff was perfect - all around a great night!

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K
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed our annual holiday gathering. Service was wonderful and food was just enough. Would highly recommend for an event you want to make a bit special.

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RK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The white truffle risotto with borollo was amazing! Ryan was a fabulous server.

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UW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As always: very attentive staff, quality food. A quiet oasis in the heart of Manhattan.

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K
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times. The experience is always first-rate and this time was no exception. Wonderful staff throughout, from greeting to exit, and probably the best meal we’ve ever had here (and all have been delicious)!! Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience all around. Server was extraordinary. Cuisine was perfect for post concert. Energetic. Table staff was superb. Highly recommend.

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RR
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a terrific night out. While the room is a bit loud, with lots of hard surfaces, the entire experience was marvelous. We were greeted at the door, our coats were taken, and we were collected from the bar shortly thereafter. Our bar tab was automatically transferred to our table. Craft cocktails were prepared artfully. The drinks were among the best I’ve enjoyed. The menu was simple, but unique and offered wonderful combinations of tastes and textures. Portions were thankfully human-sized. The service was attentive, thoughtful and outstanding. My guest had food allergies and our server cared for these in a marvelously helpful and empathetic way. By the way, the MOMA Bar is a non-tip restaurant.

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SH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food including vegetarian options as we had a mixed group with us. Great service, knowledgeable staff including information on wine. Wine a little overpriced but fairly typical of upmarket restaurants in NYC. White truffles to die for, would definitely visit again

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SF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine in NYC before or after a show. The seasonal white truffles were amazing!

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D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks, service and ambiance were all fabulous. Jackson was an amazing server and helped us experience quite a memorable evening. We were there for the white truffle specials. Lucky us!

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V
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

If you like boiled chicken...devoid of any seasoning...and a reapplied skin that is impossible to cut..and then other entrees that wouldn’t satisfy in food quantity a four year old...this is your place. Have dined here a couple times a year for several years running... but this is the first time I have been compelled to write a review. The other visits were worth returning for the space and 4 star out of 5 food... but can’t imagine what the chef was thinking...really so sub par...will try again..it could not have been worse food.

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TD
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Amazing experience, staff was great. Very enjoyable afternoon.

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KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Would not go back. Expensive, small portions, minimalist. Little value for the money.

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was divine. Interesting, but not too weird, combinations of ingredients. Intense flavor but not heavy. Butternut squash with burrata was heaven. Service was impeccable. Design was simple, modern but not spare. The best dining experience I’ve had in a while.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The hamachi didn’t have any taste. I make a MUCH better hamachi crudo dish that brings out the umami of the fish than what was served. Plus the olive bread was SO hard, I thought it was a couple of days old. No elderly person would be able to eat that.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Courtney was very helpful with selecting the right wine for us.

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d
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always and very smooth and effective service.

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R
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have ever had

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T
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the staff! From the Maitre D to our server and her associates they were wonderful. They even welcomed my 1 year old grandson with a smile. They really made the evening a complete pleasure. You could tell they all love their jobs...kudos to management!
The food was creative and excellent. Butternut squash app delicious. The ambiance chic but comfortable. Nice wines by the glass.
We will definitely be repeat customers and tell others about our experience.
Thank you Modern for a memorable night!

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p
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect New York Thanksgiving. Couldn't have asked for more! Delicious food and fabulous service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as always

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L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Elegant creative food. Each bite is pure enjoyment.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great anniversary meal

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T
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. What an incredible experience food, service, ambiance and value all extraordinary. My wife took me here after theatre for my birthday and it was one of the best ever. I love that gratuity is included so you can just relax and enjoy!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything. Impeccable

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r
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a wonderful dining experience: elegant without being overly formal; superb service; excellent food and food presentation.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente me encanta es uno de los mejores restaurant, buen servicio excelente comida

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good atmosphere, superb food and value.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back!

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X
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

So creative! Very flavorful without being salty nor spicy. Dawn to Dusk cocktail: fantastic! Sea Base tender and perfect with amazing harmonizing around it. Pumpkin desert, don't remember the name, full of lovely flavors that enriches one another.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All parts were excellent.

Unlike some restaurants, all parts were excellent. This includes the mixed drinks, the starters, the mains, the desserts, the service, and the gratuity policy. As someone who likes dessert, often the desserts seem an after thought and not on par with the rest of the meal. At The Modern, this was not the case.

The unique "service included" in the price policy is refreshing and I wish more restaurants would follow suit.

Our server Max was very helpful, patient, and helped make our daugther's birthday special.

Definitely worth checking out.

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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Really disappointing service.

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SG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our attentive waiter Ryan took great care of us as we enjoyed cocktails with shrimp fritters and steak tartare, and later glasses of a wonderful Willamette Pinot Noir with the Almond Frangipane Cake with Chèvre Mousse and Mirabelle Plum Sorbet (wow!) to celebrate my rock star friend Jennifer getting inducted into the National Academy of Design class of 2018. Loved everything about being there.

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CY
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first time and will not be the last. They never disappoint at The Modern. It may seem pricey but remember that tip is included. Worth it!

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ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In every way this restaurant rates a 10! The atmosphere, the service, the food, the setting are always perfect. The evening always starts with a warm welcome by the Host Team. The Bar at the Modern is perfect for dinner with friends and perfect for a business dinner.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern is unique and elegant dining and suitable for all occasions, but for me it was for special occasion. The staff creates an experience for every guest which makes you feel like the most important person in New York City during your time at their table. Prepare for sublime flavors on your plate and delicious pairings in your glass. Bravo!

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MS
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious offerings! Perfect service!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such wonderful service! We will definitely be returning.

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GS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Good food. Great location.

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