The Modern

4.8
4266 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Tasting Menu
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 in a $168 four-course menu and a $228 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $138 three-course menu or $178 six-course menu. Master Sommelier Michaël Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value.

The Modern accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room (reservations encouraged), terrace for seasonal outdoor enjoyment, and bar & lounge to welcome walk-ins. The Kitchen Table offers a custom tasting menu for up to four guests in the heart of the restaurant's world-class kitchen.

The Modern is a non- tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday – Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dinner: Thursday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 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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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4266 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Was truly an exceptional experience and better than I imagined. I wanted to dine her for quite sometime and flew to Nyc to do so. They entire team made me feel so special and am so thankful for this gracious hospitality. A Better experience than I had at Jean-Georges. The food, presentation and taste, was outstanding. Michael and Jonathan were amazing. If you can dine here, do so.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Modern is always a great place for a business lunch. The ambience, food and service are all perfect.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit. Most outstanding food I have ever had. Beautifully presented. Service is amazing. Every need is attended to. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Have dined at the Modern every year when visiting NYC for the past 5 or 6 years. It just seemed different this year. Missed the wine pairings. Very difficult to understand the servers when they explained the dishes. The food still very good but seemed like dishes a little cool. Probably our last visit as it seemed not worth the expense. It was a great restaurant.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

It is a beautiful space with a great vibe. The food was very good, but the service not so much. There seemed to be plenty of servers, but we had to continually remind them of orders that did not arrive. The wine list is top heavy and overpriced.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I usually have a good time at The Modern.
I have 6 plates for lick course. Over all I think they were well cooked just sauce of each place was too salty comparing to my previous experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Simply love this place. Never disappoints. Great food, service and superb wine list.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The risotto with black truffle was out of this world.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are outstanding. You will never regret.
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Modern never fails to impress. Our server was great; the sommelier was spot on with her recommendation. We came away full but not stuffed. The setting is great. The perfect meal for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Being able to enjoy MOMA and have a delicious meal is a wonderful combination. The service was impeccable and thoughtful but not overwhelming. I wanted to lick the plate, the food was so delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Wonderful food, tasty and beautifully presented. Excellent service in a beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Spectacular food and wine list in an unforgettable setting off MoMA's Sculpture Garden. The food was inventive, delicious, and wonderfully presented, and the service was both friendly and impeccable. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Always fabulous in every way

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Ottime le portate e il servizio attento, ma non pressante. Un ottimo modo di scoprire New York attraverso la cucina.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Top food, very good wine, great place to go
Also very good service

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Amazing food. Fabulous service.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Extraordinary dinner. Four course tasting menu. Beautifully plated. Sommelier was terrific. Service a bit slow, though. We sat for a good 15 minutes after receiving menus before placing our food order.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excellent food, amazing. The architecture of the restaurant is fantastic, the staff is excelent. Unforgettable experience. Ambience outstanding. Just love everything.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Starting with the attention-grabbing, direction-setting, first dish: caviar with soft cooked egg yolk and other flavours; we were amazed at the quality, flavour and service. We moved through the dishes at a nice pace, with sufficient time to savour and discuss the dish just experienced, to enjoy our own company and to develop an appetite for the next experience.

Caviar was followed by ceviche. Then followed crab, foie gras, a cod dish, duck, a wonderful green tomato sorbet bridge and finally dessert - and I mustn't forget the birthday cake. My writing does no justice to the food, it just indicates the variety of the night. From the first taste of the caviar it was clear that we were experiencing something truly special.

We travel a lot and we enjoy good restaurants. Over the years we've been fortunate to try Michelin starred restaurants from New York to Amsterdam and even The Maldives. On this night my wife and I had a disagreement; she places The Modern in her top five restaurants whereas I think it's in the top two. Certainly it is now part of the standard by which we judge all other restaurants.

Techniqe in cooking is one thing to be expected in a good restaurant. But the experience of a great restaurant contains so much more. The staff, the ambience, the setting and many other factors play a part. A good restaurant does these well. The Modern did more than play the parts, it turned the night into a culinary symphony, a masterpiece. Superb food, done superbly well.

We obviously enjoyed the night and will return. My thanks to everyone at the restaurant for saving me from my own mistake, in such a memorable way. It will be a night we talk about for years. I am sure the third star is in your future.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The food is simply flawless. Every bite, every dish. Period. So well thought out with the staff handling dietary issues without blinking. Of course it is very expensive, but you get what you pay for and I will be back. Awesome.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The Modern exceeded my expectations for this level of dining. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I look forward to dining here again soon

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Table excellente, personnel très sympathique. Parfait !

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This restaurant is now my gold standard for an outstanding restaurant in terms of both service quality and food. Everything about it is just spot on. The servers walk with a purpose throughout the dining area, checking every diner to make sure they are well taken care of. The eight course tasting menu is the way to go. I love the idea to have the chef take you through the journey and I wasn’t disappointed. The food will be on your mind even days after the meal. Everything is well balanced and celebrates the season. Lastly the ambiance just fits the restaurant so well. It faces the garden of MoMA and it’s a fabulous backdrop to the food.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Outstanding food - and service. Fabulous location.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. I highly recommend to the foodies out there. Will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The gold standard of dining in New York, it is our favorite restaurant in terms of both food and service. The dining room overlooking the sculpture garden of MOMA is fabulous. All choices on the prix fixe menu (tip included and well deserved) are great, we had the seared prawns, lobster dish and poie gras tart for our first two courses, with the duck breast and beef for entrees. Definitely recommend the brioche bread pudding for dessert, very inventive presentation. Staff at all times was both friendly and most accommodating, including a nice card and candle on a small cupcake for our anniversary. You can't go wrong with a Danny Meyer restaurant in the City, but this is the pinnacle of the bunch, we're always thrilled to return.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Honesty this might have been the best meal I’ve ever had in my life and I dined at many a Michelin Starred restaurant. Everything about this was amazing. Their egg dish might have been the dish of the night but their duck and deserts were equally as amazing. A truly marvelous experience. 10/10.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Was the best for the whole New York Restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our special dinner in New York was s gift from our daughters.
The Modern didn’t disappoint. The food was amazing. The service impeccable.
The best bit the price is all inclusive of tipping which is a very modern trend for New York.
Thoroughly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Impeccable service and outstanding food! I especially appreciated how orchestrated the waiters were when presenting the dishes to everyone in my group at the same time, it was almost like a performance. The dishes are out of this world and the restaurant was accommodating to our friend with dietary restrictions. We had a water bug (not the staff's fault that the restaurant is surrounded by a grassy area) hop around our table, but the staff really impressed me with how they handled the situation. They asked us to move tables and were able to redo our desserts. Not saying that this outcome would happen in every situation and please do not falsely create this scenario, but have to applaud the staff at how they handled this. A++++!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

There is nothing not to love about The Modern. The food, service , view, ambiance, staff, etc. is second to none. We had the 4 course tasting menu, and four of us shared most selections on the menu. Everything was fantastic, nothing was a miss. The wine list was daunting, but the Sommelier (we spoke to Maxime) was very helpful and knowledgeable. Only thing negative I have to say? It is not cheap. Save up, splurge and enjoy. It will be a meal to remember.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The Modern is definitely my favorite restaurant in New York. Every time I come to NYC, I have to visit the restaurant and enjoy this amazing menu. Service is extraordinary, food is delicious and the ambiance totally a must.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Wow. The food and service here exceeded my (quite high) expectations. It was JUST the right amount of food and everything was DELICIOUS!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I love this restaurant. Everything is amazing. The food, ambiente, the service are very good.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

My wife and I were visiting New York for a week to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We usually come to the city, from Massachusetts, to do some shopping and see a show. After researching some of the many restaurants I noticed that The Modern had several excellent reviews, and it was right down the street from our hotel. It turned out to be an amazing choice. We both ordered the 4 course dinner. The food, both in presentation and taste, was outstanding. The waitstaff could not have been better. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Superb from start to finish. The food is imaginative and delicious. Wine recommendations on target. The wait staff is professional, and personable in a low key way. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Very refined but French cuisine is very heavy.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

the dining experience at The Modern is nothing short of exquisite.

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