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About The Modern - Dining Room

The Dining Room at 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.

We accept 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.

9 W. 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday – Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – last seating at 10:30 p.m.
Dinner: Thursday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 333-1220

Website:
http://www.themodernnyc.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.

Executive Chef:
Abram Bissell

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.

Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (212) 408-6611

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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The Modern - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (86)
Special Occasion (81)
Fit for Foodies (72)
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Good for a Date (65)
Notable Wine List (65)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Tasting Menu (60)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Romantic (51)
Business Meals (40)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Scenic View (32)
Great for Lunch (28)
Worth the Drive (24)
People Watching (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Authentic (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Seasonal (13)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was my brother’s birthday and I wanted to do a special treat for him. The Modern did not disappoint. I love the USHG restaurants and the Modern lived up to my expectations. We had a fabulous meal with attentive but not intrusive service. It was a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend particularly for special occasions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience and friendly service, combined with innovative flavors. Vegetable dishes came out amazing, as did the desserts. Meat entrees were executed well. Beautifully designed environment, great for intimate and group conversations alike.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Simply brilliant in every possible way. Exquisite.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

An astonishingly wonderful meal. There is so much art in this presentation of flavors.
It was a marvelous experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined 7 days ago

Best dining experience. Very accommodating with us arriving late: couldn’t ask for more

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

A gastronomic delight! One of the most memorable dining experiences we have ever had! Outstanding in every way

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Not to be missed . A dining treat with great service.
Comfortable and private unlike many New York restaurants.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent in every way! Even had a woodpecker outside the window in mid town Manhattan!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of the best dining experiences in New York. Prepare to be pampered by the staff. Not a detail went unnoticed. The food is a true gastronomic experience, one to savor and marvel over. The meal was never rushed and each dish arrived in a timely fashion. It is a must do every time we are in NYC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent dinner but a few mishaps with receiving drink orders. Don’t expect a fast dinner. Expect to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The Modern is simply wonderful in every dimension. The bar is vibrant and lively, the Dining Room is serene and lovely. The food is amazing (the amuse bouche was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches - absolutely astonishing - who’d have thought...). The four course prize fixe meal was full of surprising and amazing choices, including a smashing take on the old peanut butter and jelly standby for dessert. We paired wines with our choices, and the sommelier provided great pairings of totally non conventional wines, service is impeccable, and the view overlooking the sculpture garden of MoMA is unique. A totally fabulous evening. It doesn’t come any better than this.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantástico! 🌟

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Overall it was an absolute pleasure. I haven’t been to the modern bar room or dining room in a few years and it was better than I remembered.

The drinks, meal, service and ambience was perfect.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

8 course tasting menu was outstanding. Service was excellent but not exceptional. Ambiance nice, but really open and sterile appearance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing and beautifully prepared meal. The flavors were perfectly combined and my spouse and I each loved our food. The sommelier recommended a lovely white wine to accompany our dinner that we both enjoyed (not an easy task because we each like different wines). The meal was expensive but worth it for a splurge/special dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had an excellent dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. My son had conversed with the sommelier about giving us a bottle of wine to celebrate. The sommelier picked out 3 different wines from which my husband could choose. It couldn't have turned out to be a better evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food;great service and great place. I love this restaurant. Provide great value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic experience! Def worth the visit. We celebrated our anniversary and the staff made us feel very special. Service is unbelievably attentive and the food is to die for. We chose the 4 course tasting menu and it’s a lot of food, so come hungry :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My experience at the Modern ranks among my top three overall dining experiences, in-line with the Inn at Little Washington and Minibar in Washington, DC. The food was spectacular, with so many amazing tastes. The meal was creative and diverse. Equally as impressive was the staff, which was attentive and at the same time non-disruptive.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Modern greatly exceeded expectations. Service was impeccable. Warm, friendly, but not overly familiar.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A great experience from the friendly and professional staff to the exquisite food. It is a beautiful room and everything was just outstanding. Highly recommended for any special occasion, or just a special treat when you want a lovely place to eat great food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This use to be one of my favorites in Manhattan. The food is still creative and delicious but this will probably be our last visit. Service was professional but too impersonal. We told them it was our son’s birthday when we booked and they mentioned it when they called to confirm. But in the meantime get there was no candle in the expensive desserts or other mention if of special event. Overpriced and impersonal

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Its always a good option to go to the Modern when you have tickets for a show. Great food and convenient.
It happens that it was our 33 anniversary. We had a larger table and a nice dessert with salutation written in script with chocolate.
I made the reservation somewhat late and could not get the special seating in the Kitchen, maybe next time. Thank you for the hospitality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

It's fantastic meal. I highly reccomend here to everyone.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Tres bon mais pas exceptionnel pour un 2 étoiles. Service parfait, personnel aux petits soins. Option truffe blanche inutile (râpée sur un unique plat). Belle adresse malgré tout, avec de la disponibilité

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was very good. The service was extraordinarily bland and without any personality at all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Impecable from beginning to end. Amazing food, great service. Superb wine list with great options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

SUBLIME!!!! Every bite of our 8 course tasting menu was orgasmic...as only a foodie can understand. Formerly “over it”, regarding pricey dining with mediocre cuisine...this restored my faith!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We’ve been to several USG restaurants and this was by far one of the finest meals we’ve had anymore.

From start the finish everything was well thought out and done with purpose. The flavors were wonderful, the ingredients fresh and the service was superb. It was definitely an experience worth repeating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My friend is very frail due to cancer. We asked to be seated near the bathrooms and they gave us the closest seats! Worked out great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Simply fabulous - great food, wine and great service. Could not have enjoyed it more.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

An outstanding culinary experience. Every course was delicious, the mix of flavors was a delight for the palate. Highly recommended

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

All SUPERB with one fault. When offered water preferences, I chose tap. My wife complained of the chlorine taste and we were told "we have an in house water filter system that we can offer". I said fine. Not told until bill was paid we were charged $6 per person. Why serve tap water when a filtering system is in place and why charge for it? Unfathomable and beyond cheap for such a restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We did the 8 course tasting menu. The meal was amazing and they accommodated my gluten allergy with ease. The sommelier was wonderful and I honestly cannot express how perfect the meal was. It was an anniversary dinner and the perfect choice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Very enjoyable meal,
Service drinks and food all beat my high expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was my second time to this restaurant and it was fantastic in every way.
I plan to dine at The Modern every time I travel to NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Modern is clearly a gastronomic delight with some very creative dishes from which to choose. The wine list is very deep and varied. It is especially strong with French Burgundies.
The Air conditioning is absurdly turned up to the point I have to wear a coat and wool scarf around my neck the entire dinner. In a word, the place was freezing which impaired the enjoyable dinner. We asked for the AC to be moderated but it's apparently controlled by the Museum, not the restaurant.

Michael Barker

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was outstanding, our waiter and Sommelier were amazing. Their knowledge of the food and wine enhanced the meal. Additionally, we requested a tour of the kitchen and our waiter obliged readily.

The food was inventive/Creative and presentation was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Stellar. Simply and unequivocally Stellar in every way. Likely one of the best dining experiences that we have had in our visits to NYC and blows away our Michelin restaurant experience by another provider of last year. The Modern is in a level of its own.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

For a 2 michelin star restaurant the service left much to be desired. The food served was top notch in the flavour department but nothing special in presentation and in value, I have been to other michelin star restaurants with better presentation and better value.

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