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About The Modern

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.

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. - 10:00 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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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The Modern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Creative Cuisine (59)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Tasting Menu (48)
Notable Wine List (44)
Romantic (44)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Good for a Date (38)
Scenic View (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Business Meals (23)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Seasonal (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Organic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined a day ago

Elegant high level dining!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Top-notch dining experience. Everything from the food, service to ambience is impeccable. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Attentive service, delicious food and a great ambience. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Didn't go for the six dishes tasting menu (kinda regret it now...). For the three course fix menu I was really delighted by the ravioli and chocolate mousse while the turbot is good but standard. Good enough experience for a michelin-starred lunch though.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best experiences we’ve had to date at the Modern.
Fiona and Dave were awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Birthday . Sophisticated but not overly complex dishes . Delicious, different, varied. Liked some more than others and some were just great. There was not too many courses. It was the aright amount of dishes —no one got too stuffed.

Sitting next to the Winfield into the winter hdtden

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently great experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Once again, The Modern doesn’t disappoint! The impeccable service, exquisite food and divine wine list do are second to none. Will be back very soon to experience yet another divine dinner and evening at this exceptional midtown culinary delight!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent, impeccable attention to detail , superb flavors, presentation, perfect time for my client

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous Perfect food, fine service

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing experience. Every bite was incredible. Definitely recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great date place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Outstanding food, great bar scene as always, exceptional wine list, great energy even in main dining room. Power business dinner and special occasion recommendation

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Spectacular!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food is delicious and the presentation is artistically appealing. Our service was fantastic the wait staff is very attentive. All in all it was a lovely and memorable experience. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we were presented with a very thoughtful and special dessert! My husband is not a wine drinker and he was thrilled to find his very favorite IPA on the beer menu. Jaialai!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding food, wine and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, mix of many flavours.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and service were great. Ordered heavier selections of 4 course menu. Normally dont mind small portions but left a bit hungry.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great experience. Waiters were great and fun. Food is delicious.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great restaurant. We went for the 8 course chefs tasting menu and every dish was vastly different, creative, yummy and presented really well. Excellent food. The service was on point with all the right touches of a fine dining experience. The only issue we had was the sommelier service lacked slightly. The sommelier came to the table at the beginning of the meal and did not return until the meal had started. When a lady came to drop a dish it turned out she was another sommelier and helped us with wine selection although asked us about budget when we asked for her to pick something that would pair well. Then the male sommelier came back and gave us selections and we finally started drinking wine by the third course. The wine was excellent but would have been nice to have had it a little quicker into service. That was not enough to deter us and we would definitely return and recommend this restaurant. Throughly enjoyed our meal and evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Everything impecable but the service was through the top- amazing!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

It was an unforgettable experience in the kitchen table at The Modern.
Food and wine pairing were perfect even I havent much knowledge about wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Compared to the price level and the two Michelin stars we were not impressed by the food.
Two or three of the eight course meal were very good, but we expected more.

The waiters were friendly and professional, but made a couple of mistakes: They mixed sparkling and still water in our glasses and they misspelled my girlfriends name in the birthday cake.

Furthermore it took to much time to get the menu and before they took our order. Therefore we had to rush through the eight courses.

Overall it was good food and a fine experience, but I've had better for under half the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Exceptional experience. Incredibly attentive and friendly staff.
Food was extraordinary and tremendous ambiance.
Matt, sommelier was terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The service was excellent and there was warm atmosphere. The staff were all very professional and was there whenever we needed help. The food was also great and we really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Exquisite food presentation and taste, service, ambiance. Classy and superb. A notch above all the established top-tier NYC restaurants. Peek into the kitchen -- astounding! Put this at the top of one's list for "special occasion" dining. We'll be back. Thank you.

Tags: Fun, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

An absolutely delicious 3 hours of scrumptious food and wine tastings. Highly recommended for the special times!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I've read the reviews but I could not fault our night at The Modern. Perfect good and service. Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and friendly service but at a 2 it is not ok to completely miss the wine service to the main course ... I had to point out that the wineglasses and wine was missing and when I did so they moved to get it served. They did however not remove the plates until I pointed out that they needed to that while the wine was served so we could enjoy warm food with the wine. The apologized of course but did nothing else to remedy the error. Unworthy a 2. Too bad but again food was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dined for New Year’s Eve after travelling from the otherwise of the world to spends New Uears in NYC. Was simply sensational and nothing to fault. Food Devine, service sharp and understated and loved every moment. Bravo to the team. You were awesome
And made myself and partner very happy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Stellar, professional service but sometimes cold and haughty (especially the sommelier). Small menu with either four or eight courses to choose from. Not very interesting from a pescatarian’s perspective. Stuffy atmosphere intended to cater to old rich people. Disorganized at reception desk.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wow. Food is outstanding -- presentation, creativity, taste and everything. Amazing ambience and view is fantastic from the dining hall. Highly highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Modern deserves its 2 Michelin Stars. We are never disappointed with any aspect of the dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The wine list was comprehensive and well thpught out. Service was flawless. Food was brilliant. 2 Michelin stars are well deserved.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had the rare opportunity to sit at the 4 person Chef's table to celebrate my wife's recent birthday. This was a truly unforgettable evening from beginning to end. We savored an 8-course tasting menu that was superb. Each course was prepared with great care and for many of them we were able to meet the people involved in their preparation.
One of the surprising aspects of the meal was the almost hushed atmosphere in the huge kitchen despite the fact that dozens of people were at work. There was very little shouting, and no people scurrying back and forth. The decorum was striking and contributed to a relaxed and totally enjoyable culinary experience. This undoubtedly ranks as one of the top restaurants in the City given the rare combination of MOMA's ambience and the superlative cuisine.

Bravo!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Plan to spend the entire evening here for a special occasion dinner. The combination of ambience, food and wine, and seamlessly choreographed service made this an evening to remember. We selected the 4 course prix fixe menu in the main dining room and were impressed with each course in flavor, presentation, and creativity. The sommelier helped us pick an outstanding Barolo which paired beautifully with the meal. This is one of the rare pinnacles of dining experience, perfect in every way.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Exquisite meal and service at The Modern. Gorgeous dining room with carefully curated service, yet still warm and welcoming.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Superb foods, atmosphere, and services. Would have love to try the 8- course meal off we had enough time.

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