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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.
New York, NY 10019
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.
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Modern - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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