The Modern

4.8
4753 reviews
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Contemporary American
The Modern is a 2 Michelin-starred contemporary American restaurant at the Museum of Modern Art. Helmed by Executive Chef Abram Bissell, the restaurant features refined, playful dishes that highlight exceptional ingredients and seasonality. Lunch offers a $138 three-course menu or $178 six-course menu. Dinner at The Modern is a 6-course menu, involving a few choices on your part, as well as some courses that the restaurant are excited to share with you, bringing a sense of surprise to your meal while also mediated by your own tastes. Dinner is $188 per person, with the option of wine pairings. The Modern accepts reservations 28 days in advance. For reservations in The Bar Room please visit: https://www.opentable.com/r/the-modern-bar-room-new-york

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round. Fantastic food. Attentive service, just right. Pricey but worth it for a special meal.

OT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome one of a kind experience. Food was spectacular.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An amazing restaurant in an amazing location overlooking the sculpture garden at MoMA. Each course was a beautifully crafted masterpiece with bold flavors and bold takes on many traditional foods. Everything was cooked to perfection and each bite was filled with incredible enjoyment. Big kudos to the chef!

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

Perfection. Should have 3 Michelin stars. I was with a sophisticated friend from Paris who was shocked at the excellence of every detail.

GS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern has the finest in haute cuisine. Beautiful plating & excellent taste are two components for a memorable dish & The Modern delivers both!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in New York, if not in the country. Every bite lingers, unlocking savory senses and hitting the right note. If it's for a special occasion, you will never forget the meal.

AG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious with two exceptions. The filled salt croissant was filled with creamy goop; why not just some good bread. And as usual nowadays, the deserts were uninteresting.

The only other comment is that in warm weather, a more summery menu would be welcome.

All that said, the food was excellent and the service correct, personal and attentive.

JT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a travel micro-influencer ( @travelingwithsoul ) with a passion for food. I live in Paris and have eaten at over 25 countries around the world, with Paris ranking the top in quality. The Modern was at the level of what I'd find in Paris. The service was perfectly synchronized with the staff on point for every little dining detail and most importantly the food was impeccable! I had the cauliflower dish as my starter, the duck breast for my main and the chevre mousse for dessert- perfection! Highly recommend

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As part of my first trip to New York it was a mission of mine to dine at a Micheline starred restaurant. Canada doesn’t get reviewed by the guide and I wanted to know if I had ever experienced that level of culinary excellence at home. As the amuse- Bouche arrived and we took our first bite it was clear that this was on another level. Everything we ate was perfectly prepared and the flavours were extraordinary. The entire meal was lovely and we felt like we were being treated like friends. The maître de Steven was definitely a standout. At $460 for dinner for two I did not feel cheated and will be back again!

DK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience. Would definitely go back for a special occasion!

HD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, elegant locale, very smooth service

RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this place and are never disappointed.

BP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class from moment we walked in door until we left. Sommelier especially helpful. Food, splendid! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food. A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The Food was excellent, the service was very good, but we had a six meal course in 2 hours... is that normal?!? Adapted wines were very expensive, 138$ For 5 glases of wine..., iT was very loud as well, so that’s why I don’t go back.;..

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinner, it was simply 100% perfection

KS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flew to NYC for my birthday just to eat at The Modern and watch broadway show. The dinner was highlight of my night! Was unsure when I seen 6 course menu if I’d like any of the choices. Everything was amazing! Portion sizes were perfect felt full after the meal but not like I had over eaten. The service was superb. The ambience was great. Will definitely come here again, highly recommend.

JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular from beginning to end!

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive but not overbearing. Food taste quality and presentation was exquisite!! Continues to be one of my favorite and most reliable NYC restaurants. Wine list is excellent and wine steward was very helpful.

JB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful meal! Beautifully prepared & delicious dishes! A great place to celebrate my daughter's 25th birthday!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cucina ottima per il genere ma prezzo troppo alto.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of all time. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the environment perfect. An embodiment of the intersection of food and art. The desserts were out of this world and standout part of the meal.

J
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of the best restaurants in New York! Beautiful food, nicely presented every dish ... It is good for date, business meal or girls’ get-together!

KD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the taster menu. I was very impressed that you still had a choice, this isn’t common in the UK. Fantastic food and brilliant service. One of my party was gluten free and she was catered for in a manner that enabled her to have exactly what she wanted without having to compromise. This made the evening even more enjoyable
Definitely worth a visit even if it is very pricey £905 for 4. This included 2 bottles of wine and a cocktail each. Nice touch that the price includes the tip

JB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend to the Modern for her birthday and I can't say enough wonderful things that truly described the experience. They were attentive and went above and beyond to make the experience a special celebration for her. Thank you to the amazing host, waiter, and kitchen for an unforgettable dining experience.

KF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are lucky enough to be able to dine with the best of the best and we were blown away. They are a class act with really delicious food. The ambiance is cool too! We thank you for a very lovely evening!

S
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bien atendido y respetuosos en todo momento muy atentos.

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m
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every sense. The food was, of course, fantastic, but we were also very pleasantly surprised with the outstanding service. The staff is very well trained, customer oriented and a delight to speak with. We have already told multiple people they need to try The Modern.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant at which it is always a pleasure to dine.

FM
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Always sheer perfection.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Great service. Missed the sculpture garden but it will be back.

E
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A definite return for us. The Modern is consistent on quality, service and ambiance. Our family has been coming to the Modern for many years and will continue to do so.

Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Felt the food was interesting on paper, but the flavor was little bland and cold at times. Great service by waiters and great ambiance but the food was not what I expected for a 2 michellin star restaurant. Gramercy tavern was better which isnt saying much...

L
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are absolutely top notch!! Great for an important meeting or a special date. Pricey but worth every penny!

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I expected a little more. The food was good but nothing exceptional (except for the duck which was amazing) when compared to other michelin restaurants. The service was slightly confused.

DB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eggs is best dish anywhere. My fav dinner spot. Fancy but approachable and everything is delicious.

DK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily the best dinner we ever had complimented by the best service we ever had. (And I have been around quite awhile)

PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were absolutely phenomenal!

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