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The Modern

4.8
4087 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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.
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Special events & promotions
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Lunch will feature a 3 course menu at $148 per person. An optional wine pairing will be available for $68. The Modern is a non-tipping Restaurant. Hospitality Included.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4087 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing restaurant, they very much deserve the two Michelin stars!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was a bit salty and rich hut good overall

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional in every way.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The prices are nosebleed high for what one gets, and service a bit overweening with headwaiter presuming we knew little or nothing about wines or sources of certain foods. Beautiful presentation and excellent cuisine in very small portions. Handsome setting overlooking garden of MOMA.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The Modern is one of the best restaurants in NY.
The food and the service is outstanding.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was great but it took 10 minutes for a bartender to even look at us at the bar, and service was slow and servers pretentious
We arrived 10 minutes before reservation time and there was no table. We got a seat like 10 minutes after. So overall not perfect
Food was superb

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Staff and food were perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant if you love great food and wine.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent though service was a little slow.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Delightful, memorable, delicious. Many tables were celebrating special occasions (as were we) on Saturday night. The staff was exceptional--always professional, never intimidating. They made it seem as though they really wanted us to enjoy every moment and every morsel. We did! And next time we are in NY, we will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent: the food, the ambiance, the staff! Could not have enjoyed ourselves more. The 4 course dinner was so tasty, different and filling. The staff all worked together so well that it was a seamless steam of attention. Look forward to another trip to the city to eat at this wonderful restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food is good, service is excellent, broad, interesting and reasonably priced wine list, but a bit disappointing overall compared to many two Michelin star restaurants. Everything was perfectly fine, but the food just didn't stand out the way I'd expect given their rating.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Een hele beleving, een prachtige attentie voor mijn verjaardag!
Super vriendelijk en attent personeel.
Een droom kwam uit.
Het eten was adembenemend lekker.
Echte kunstwerkjes!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Worth the price - one word to describe our late lunch: perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Another fabulous lunch! One of my top restaurants in NYC and the whole world... a Must if you’re in NYC!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As ususal, the visit to The Modern was terrific. We consider the restaurant one of our go-to places for special events or an impressive venue for out-of-town guests or business prospects.
The service was quite good and the food was, with one exception, memorable. One guest in our party found her chicken dish to be overcooked and dry.
One criticism, the sommelier didn't devote any time to exploring what her guests were looking for in the way of a taste profile or price point. She seemed hurried and, after only asking what the food selection was, she presented three moderately expensive (i.e., unacceptably priced) alternatives. When asked for a more "value-oriented" alternative in the same varietal family,
she grudgingly presented one alternative at a 15% lower price point.
All-in-all, our visit to The Modern was enjoyable and we expect to return (many times)!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was very good. Long time between courses so dont go if you are in a rush. Is a good choice for a special dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food, service, atmosphere, view, everything is perfect!
If they dropped off my coffee, what's wrong? !
They tried to take care of me very much.
I'm really satisfied with everything of them.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We enjoy domingo at The Modern Ever y time we visit NYC. It Geydie verter Ever y time

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Celery butter with milk was impressive, but it was not on the menu. In general, the food and service was acceptable. However, it feels too hustle bustle during our dinner. The service did not put us at ease. The music was a bit too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Superb food, wine list, wait staff and sommelier service (both very very friendly and helpful), ambience, and the location which is looking out at the Modern Museum's outdoor sculpture garden.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful as always

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We celebrated our engagement here and it was absolutely perfect! Each of the staff came to greet us and congratulate us which was incredible. The service felt quite personal and connected. The food and the service was outstanding. Nothing could’ve been improved because it was simply perfect. The wines that were recommended by the sommelier was splendid. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at The Modern for making our day so special!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. We ordered the 4 course dinner, each a taste treat, wonderful textures and flavors ...perfect portions, beautifully presented. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lovely room and pleasant service though not as attentive as I would have expected. Food excellent, especially celery root soup, chicken entree and apple creme fraiche dessert. Three courses for lunch is a bit much for us but we enjoyed being there. Next time we will try The Modetn Barroom.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Spectacular food, service and more than we expected. Everything was expertly arranged by a very artistic chef. We loved it, despite the price. Worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Another visit - another perfectly executed meal.
Service is exceptional as usual, not a single item was missed. The combination of colors and flavors was scientifically accurate and built a narrative through the dinner. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

A fabulous, delicious dinner with exceptional service. We loved every single course, and the staff was accommodating to our dietary needs.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Three course pri fixe meal was delicious and service was prompt. Thank you for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The service was phenomenal! Forrest was so attentive, the wanted us to let him how long we would stay in order to ensure our dishes were brought out in a timely fashion. All other wait service were also very attentive and engaging.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always top in its class. They aleays have an incredible Foie Gras. Sublime.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Beautiful as always.
Each course was mouth watering—-so delicious.
Impeccable service—friendly and professional.
And the view incomparable.
Thanks and we will return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was amazing and the service was impeccable! I was also invited to take a picture in the kitchen with the chefs who make the magic happen. This is an incredible dining experience. I would highly recommend this venue.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This restaurant never fails to please. The food is superb. This service is top notch.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Modern does not deserve its 2 Michelin stars. Way over priced with a tab of $400/couple without alcohol. Our first course didn’t arrive until over 1 hr 15 minutes after our arrival, which included a 10 minute wait for our reserved table). There was only a perfunctory apology for the wait. The waitstaff were relatively inattentive, causing us to be searching the room for attention multiple times. With a couple of exceptions, the food selections did not reach multiple star levels.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful everything

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I have one word for the food and service at The Modern: WOW! The food presentation, creativity, and depth of flavors as well as the service at this restaurant are the best that I have ever encountered. And I have eaten at many 1-3 Michelin starred restaurants throughout the USA. The celeriac soup had such AWESOME flavor as did the red and green cabbage with the lobster appetizer; it is hard to imagine how the chefs created such great flavor with vegetables that are usually considered bland or mundane, but they certainly did it! Tony Carson (the GM) and his staff want you to truly to feel that you are part of their restaurant family with their friendliness and attention to every detail. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with my highest praise! Bon Apetit!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Fabulous in every way . This dining experience is not to be missed !

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is one of Danny Mayer's restaurants at MOMA. We had not been here in a while. Since then the tip policy has changed, there's no tipping allowed. The service was excellent. For dinner there's a 4 course menu for 168 and a more expensive 8 course menu. There are a lot of excellent choices in the menu. Everything we chose was great, except for my fish which came out looking a bit raw and it was cold. They took it back and brought me a fresh one right away that was excellent. The portions were a bit small except for the fish. The dessert was delicious but tiny, I had the Mont Blanc and my husband the chocolate dessert. I was expecting the petit fours that you usually get at the end of a nice meal like this but they didn't serve any. (sorry I have a sweet tooth). We will definitely come back. Even though the space is kind of simple, the view is very nice, you're looking at the MOMA sculpture while you eat.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Best food in NYC! Imaginative, tasty, visually stunning. Wines appropriate for foods. Excellent, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent all round!! Will be coming back! Worth every penny!

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