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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. - 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Modern! The Main Dining Room will offer a 6 course tasting menu at $228 per person. An optional wine pairing will be available for $98 per person. The Modern is a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.

The Modern - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Creative Cuisine (70)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Notable Wine List (56)
Tasting Menu (55)
Quiet Conversation (53)
Good for a Date (51)
Romantic (49)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Scenic View (36)
Business Meals (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Authentic (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Seasonal (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
People Watching (12)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Organic (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Casual (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 19 hours ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 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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·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 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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great experience. Food was excellent.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food is so so , service so so, interior is horrible! Sommelier did not tell you about wine anything !!

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 (London)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent, well presented and interesting. Service was not quite as well orchestrated as I have experienced in other 2 Star plus restaurants but perhaps that reflects European rather than American tastes. Would definitely dine here again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The dining room is spacious and is attractive with a line of glass windows overlooking comfortable and modern outdoor furniture. I couldn’t see beyond the furniture because it was dark. It would have been nice if the outside area was lit as it looked like there were sculptures outside. The 4 course meal was delicious, beautifully presented and had adequate portions. Service was good; we were not rushed at all. Pictures feature my husband’s dishes: chilled scallops, sea bass, lamb and bread pudding. Although not pictured, I had foie gras tart, apples and lobster, crusted Comte beef ( most tender beef I’ve eaten) and Mont Blanc dessert. Our dishes were all delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Virtually "the perfect meal".
Wonderful - though I would have liked slightly larger portions on the 3rd (main) course.
A memorable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Just eonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing amazing service and food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fantastic food and service. Everyone went above and beyond. We had the tasting menu and every dish was a revelation. SO GOOD!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

As usual in my favorite restaurant, service was gracious, the nuances and surprise bursts of flavor make coming here a relaxing adventure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Holiday celebration and as usual everything was exquisite

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent. Tasting menu creative and delicious. Worth it.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We gathered for a pre-Christmas family dinner. Such a smart selection. Beautiful food, wine and service. Spent a few hours prior to meal at MOMA. Perfect evening. So happy we made the decision to experience The Modern.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I've only been to The Modern Dining Room twice and both times were astoundingly good. The service is impeccable, the food adventurous and tasty, the space is open and airy, and the only way you could have a really bad time is if you have to pay the check. Although, it could be much more expensive for what you get, it is a pretty good value for the event if not the amount of food, if that the basis of your likes or dislikes. Always with an amuse bouche that makes me just want to have a full meal of whatever treat is on that day, The Modern's chef knows just how to pair flavors and textures and to serve a beautiful plate from start to finish. If you ever have a chance, stop in and spend an hour or so actually dining instead of "going to eat." I can guarantee that you will be very pleased.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

On December 16 I had dinner with 3 friends to celebrate my birthday. I had been there half a dozen times before both for dinner and lunch and on each of those occasions the food and the service were outstanding! Needless to say this time was very different from the moment we ordered champagne at the bar to the last bite of dessert.

We ordered a bottle of champagne at the bar while waiting for our table and they served it warm. I complained and after some time the waiter returned and said well you will have to order a different champagne because we don't have that chilled. Well why would you serve it to us warm in the first place is my question? We decided to wait for a bottle to chill. We ended up bringing that bottle to the table with us.

We all ordered the 8 course meal another bottle of champagne and 2 bottles of red wine. After the second course I noticed there were two pieces of paper on the table. I moved them to the side and after some time I picked them up to see what they were. They were cards wishing me a happy birthday and nothing else. After a while (we were on the 4th course by now) I asked the waiter what the cards were for? He said he didn't know but would ask. As it turned out my brother and a friend had each gifted us a bottle of champagne. I am sure the waiter should have announced that to us when we were seated. Not only was he remiss in this but at no time were we asked how the meal was or if we needed anything. We were never offered the tasty tidbits that I have received from the chef in the past. Perhaps this has been discontinued?

Someone asked us if we wanted coffee and we hadn't even had the 2nd bottle of champagne.
The dessert was awful and tasteless and the chocolates were shameful.
No one ever offered us coffee after the champagne and dessert were consumed.

Needless to say I was so disappointed with this dining experience. I went to celebrated my 60th birthday and spent most of the meal being annoyed at the staff!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Outstanding for the moment you’re greeted by a hostess to when you finish your deserts and get the check . Simply Perfection

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

You never will be disappointed with the 8 course tasting menu. Staff is ultra professional with a sense of humor. Special occasions plus.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always fantastic. Got to see the kitchen and found out about the chef's table.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have the chef tasting menu during lunch. The dishes are well designed and the tastes are really good. The perfect location around window gave us a great view of the sculpture garden of MoMA.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Juste excellent... le meilleur restaurant que nous ayons fait a New York .... excellent rapport qualité ! 2 macarons entièrement mérité

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A truly memorable meal and very accommodating of dietary restrictions.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was nothing to write home about, servers would not make Eye contact when we wanted smth...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I love their view on the Moma terrace, this was our second time at the Modern. Food is good, service is good, worth a visit.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best meal I’ve ever had in my life. Period.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything you would expect from a restaurant with 2 Michelin Stars ... and more. Ask for a seat by the window to the garden.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The Modern is a place my guests love to dine. So do I. The sculpture garden is serene. The cuisine is outstanding; service is unobtrusive and professional. The staff is welcoming. Go!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was unbelievable. Everything was well thought out and executed brilliantly. Great service, food, atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Simply stunning.

This was one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. We had to six-course chef's menu with the premier wine pairing. I highly recommend both.

Every course was complex, innovative and delicious. This was the first time that I became one of those people that feel compelled to photograph my food.

The wine selections were completely unexpected and sublime. Our sommelier explained each selection without letting on what the next course would be, so we had a bit of fun trying to guess what was coming from the kitchen based on the wine we had just been served.

My biggest pleasure was in seeing a cart of bourbon wheeled to our table at the end of the meal. I had simply hinted to the sommelier that I loved bourbon (but not Pappy Van Winkle) at the very beginning of our meal and she obviously noted this. Presented was a selection of at least eight rare, allocated bourbons (but no Pappy) which I had been unable to procure on my own efforts. Amazing.

I went into this restaurant thinking it would be a once in a lifetime experience. Now I am sure we will return - even after spending $400 per person for lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Exceptional in every way.

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