The Modern

4.8
4596 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 7-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 $228 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us for Mother's Day featuring special menus in both The Bar Room and The Dining Room!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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

Once you get over the sticker shock of a $138/178 three/six-course lunch prix fixe, it's VERY smooth sailing. The food is stunningly good, the service is lovely, the view of the sculpture garden is delightful, and the overall experience is exceptional. We were served a delicious sparkling wine in the most beautiful glasses, an amazing amuse-bouche of asparagus soup that was so buttery and rich that we both wanted more, a delicious slice of foie gras with the most impeccable red strawberries, tender beef, scrumptious fish, a refined pistachio mousse cake dessert. After two hours, we were completely relaxed, delighted and ready to come back. (And to take the edge off the price, no tipping is allowed.)

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r
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always flawless!

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E
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being accustomed to top European cuisine and fine dining restaurants, my wife and I are happy to state that we had an excellent evening at The Modern restaurant. We opted for the 7-courses meal and had no regrets. The quality and creativity of the food was indeed excellent. In terms of price tag, we have to admit that The Modern does outrank most top restaurants in Europe, but then again, we were not in Europe. We were initially somewhat reluctant to “go to a museum restaurant” , but it was close to our hotel, the critics sounded positive. Bottomline: we walked away happy and satisfied

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu and the wine are great for the value of 2 Michelin stars. I wish the lunch menu should have more options. Next time I go, I will try the bar menu is more selection.
The service team is wonderful.

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M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was outstanding. The cheese course, all American cheeses ,is wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and exceptional service -- never overbearing but like a classic ballet, always graceful and timely.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

April tradition in New York

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience

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L
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Délicieux l’entree Et le plat principal
Les desserts sont compliqués et décevants

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is always great (that the secret behind Danny Meyer's places). Food is always good but servings a bit small. I always like to go there, esp when having business lunch.

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Y
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

THE WORST Michelin I’ve ever tried.
If you agreed with me please thumb up to let more pp know.

Service - they are “politely” rude. Keeping me waiting for like 5 min but let another lady in straight away. When I asked kindly, the front desk server responded very impatiently with a standard fake smile on her face. (I can feel it ok? I’m not idiot)

And my server, she kept me waiting for like 10 more min to give me menu without any introduction. Even when I asked for introduction, she just simply described how to order, without any specific dishes introduction.

Dining - 7 courses cost nearly $300 and spent nearly 4 hours. (From 7:30 to 11:30, that’s crazy! I was gonna fall asleep!) That’s completely not worth the money! I spent around 10min for each and the rest of nearly 3 hrs I was waiting. Don’t go here if you r not a patient eater like me.

Taste - if I could only choose one word to describe, that’s “hopeless”. I became even more upset when the next dishes showed up. It’s just average taste you can eat in any other regular restaurant. I don’t really see any Michelin creativity inside the food.

The bread in the starter is extremely hard, not possible to eat. The main dishes left me NO IMPRESSION that I can’t remember what I ate that day. The dessert was too sweet. More importantly, no interconnection between dishes, I really don’t understand why it’s Michelin and 2 star!? Seriously??

Summary:
If I could have chosen, I would not pay a penny for the service charge. But it’s included in the payment...

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. It is currently a two star Restaurant and it certainly deserves a third one. The service was professional, prompt, but not intrusive. We appreciated that very much. If you have the money or are willing to stretch a little bit it’s a wonderful evening dining experience.

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m
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as superb as ever . faultless . service and food impeccable

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QB
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sea Bass with wild mushrooms was outstanding as was the apple radicchio with buttermilk starter.

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YL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very open and airy layout of the dining hall. We like the ambiance a lot especially with the great view outside. Top quality food, every bite is delicious. Serving is on the small side. During busy hours, service can be a little slow. We waited a long time until the bread arrived.

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XW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless lunch at The Modern. My thanks to the chef and impeccable staff at The Modern.

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Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our 7 course meal with wine pairings. The Egg on Egg on Egg dish is unbelievable! Service was impeccable and the birthday surprise was outstanding!

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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo ha sido inigualable. Una experiencia maravillosa

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N
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Definitely worthy of two stars. Excellent experience. The egg brioche caviar was heavenly. Dessert was pretty good.

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OT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary experience from the staff to the cuisine. The evening was memorable.

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TF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Excellent wine pairings.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a remarkable special-occasion experience. They serve the kind of food that demands careful attention. Fascinating tastes and artist-worthy presentations. All served by a super knowledgable and helpful and friendly staff. We're going to make it a regular place to go for our very special events.

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. Every course was superb.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very impressed on our first visit. Tried 6-course. Will definitely try more. Window seats are fantastic.

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S
San Diego
119 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my! The whole evening doesn’t get any better. All of the courses were delicious and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable. Expensive evening but great

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M
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Modern never ceases to amaze. The food, the service, the wine pairings, you cannot go wrong here. This was our first time enjoying lunch at The Modern, and it was as delightful as dinner.

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EW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freaking Amazing...better than Par se!! You will not be disappointed!!

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife had a great time here. We splurged a little bit and came here for their 7 course dinner. All I can say is that it was worth every penny and I tried a few things that I would have never have tried before. Adding the wine parings was a fantastic choice and go ahead and get that cheese plate, it’s worth it.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was disappointed about this Michelin 2star restaurant, the food is too salty, and the service is too ordinary, most disappointed me is the dessert part, too simple, no creative,taste no good, feel very insincere, never come back and no recommend

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were absolutely floored by the quality of service and food here. One of the best meals we've had in a recent while. The wine pairings could not have been better fit. If you are dining at the bar room, request Cesar - he will take very good care of you!

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IS
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service as always. Worth the price

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v
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During our five days in New York City, we dinned at five well reviewed, well rated restaurants. The meal we had at the Modern was the best we ate. We look forward to eating in the Modern on our trips to the City. I also appreciate the fact that the tip is included in the price.

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JE
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three course pre fixed was delightful, from amuse Boucher to desert. Take time to enjoy the beautiful view of the sculpture garden while dining, every member of the party was in heaven

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time back and it never ceases to amaze. We got the three course meal and enjoyed the very refreshing play of flavors, from the mouse bouche all the way to the well crafted and original desserts.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing! Flawless execution of food and service...wonderful experience!

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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

全体的に塩分強め。NYだから仕方ないがお値段高め。

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knowledgable, friendly staff that had impeccable attention to detail.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine list

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