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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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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year with The Modern!
The Main Dining Room will offer an 8 course tasting menu.
$328 per person for 8 courses. We are a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.

The Modern - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (86)
Special Occasion (81)
Notable Wine List (69)
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Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for a Date (65)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Tasting Menu (59)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Romantic (48)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Business Meals (37)
Great for Lunch (32)
Scenic View (30)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
People Watching (16)
Seasonal (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (12)
Healthy (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Organic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It makes any day a special occasion. It’s expensive but this level of cuisine and service is valued at this price point. Every course should be savored and discussed. It is an experience that I will not forget.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I've been to plenty of good restaurants in my life, but this is the first time I felt compelled to write a review. Went on a weekday with a friend and got the 8 course dinner menu. Food was absolutely delicious and unique. Best dish I had was their caviar on eggs, absolutely divine. Might be the best form of eggs I'll ever eat in my life. Aside from the food, they had an incredible wine list that was in the form of a 100+ page binder. The service was impeccable, professional yet personable. The only flaw that I can think of is that in the middle of the dinner, they started refilling my glass with carbonated water instead of regular tap when I didn't ask for it. Not sure if that was on purpose or not, but it was no big deal. Again, overall great experience. And the no tipping thing is very very cool.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service was impeccable, the staff knowledgeable and friendly and, as usual, Kevin went above and beyond to make it a perfect evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Oh my. What a wonderful time we had! Beautiful room with a view of the sculpture garden; The Staff was so lovely, attentive and knowledgeable; and the food was amazing! By putting ourselves in the hands of the knowledgeable sommelier, we went on a complete food and wine tour that transported us across many of the wine-growing regions of the World.

Trust these wonderful professionals and Do this too! Amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food, excellent service and a wonderful experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent place. Highly recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Spectacularly beautiful dishes in a very special setting. Five of 6 entrees ordered by our table were outstanding. Mine, the lamb was tough and underwhelming. Wish there was a more moderately priced option. At close to $200 pp for lunch, only the very wealthy can afford to frequent this gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Could not have been better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

All was perfect

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is an exceptional experience, food- and service-wise! Pricey, yes, but worth the splurge for the intensity and creativity of each selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and service. Highly recommended.

I was disappointed that the restaurant had ZERO art though. I naively thought that we would be surrounded by art while dining at the premier modern art museum.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was my second time at the modern. I love it service is great, so as food. I enjoy everything here!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had lunch here. The food was stellar. A simple green salad was so fresh and heavenly, and the ravioli was outstanding. The cheese plate featured large pieces of deliscious cheeses - a very nice variety. The service was prompt, and the wait staff had the perfect blend of fine-dining and friendly personalities. I plan on eating at the Modern every time I visit NYC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food, great service, two thumbs up

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Unbelievable venue. The food, the wine, the service...the total experience was perfect

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Ask for window table!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excelent experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great interier

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Staff very cooperative.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We made a reservation for my husband's significant birthday. Everything was perfect. We got the right seating, the candles, etc. But the food was really really delicious, on par for a Michelin star restaurant. The service was impeccable as well. Overall, great experience. Will go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Superb food, excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Kitchen Table is the best experience! The food was beyond what I expected!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Top-notch service paired with exquisite and inventive cuisine. Loved that they switched out my dessert without a fuss and were extremely attentive. True 2 Michelin at a reasonable price point!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is our third time at this restaurant. We were warmly welcomed by the host and hostess and seated at a table overlooking the MoMA Sculpture Garden. Our server Daniel and his team were very professional and attentive.
We had the tasting menu and every dish was artfully decorated and tasted delicious. They brought out an additional dessert for our anniversary celebration was a total surprised to us 😊
To us, they deserved 3 Michelin Stars!

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Nice location, good and quality food. Many tables and people, so quite noisy.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Très belle salle au coeur du MOMA avec la possibilité de faire un tour dans la cour intérieure. Service soigné et cuisine créative haut de gamme. Belle carte des vins dommage que la selection des vins au verre soit un peu trop variable.. (poully fuissé à éviter, sauvignon blanc juste ok et riesling mosseland très bon). Au final une très belle expérience.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Other than the manager lady, all other server and service are farrrrrrrrrrr from 2star. Will never go back again. Extreme noisy. And the way staff talk to you was not nice and food preparation took 45 mins for first course. No one came to clean up when the table needed. Total experience cannot even compare to street side “cheesecake factory”。

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It is an exceptional restaurant with an amazingly choreographed and precise wait staff. It is a very expensive restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent evening, the food and service were excellent. The 4 course menu was largely sufficient and the wine selection outstanding and for every wallet. Definitely want to go back

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever had. Perfect pacing of the courses, ideally sized and calibrated richness. It started with caviar and brioche paired with Billecart Salmon brut rose and went UP from there. Impeccable wine list with fantastic help navigating it from our somm, Courtney. The fois gras with Yquem was insane. They invited us to the chefs table for dessert. It was a perfect meal. Easily a three star restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat here. Fabulous, inventive food, great service and all around fun evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

As near perfect as ever., what more is there to say?

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

very good service, during the dinner we were very good advised and "followed"

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

excellent food and service however, table was in high traffic area and not conducive for uninterrupted dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Beautiful food. Great selection of wines by the glass. Very generous and attentive service. Treasure to see the sculpture garden and enjoy nice meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food was good. The service was excellent, everyone was very nice. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Outstanding across the board - food, service, presentation, quality.
This is fine dining at it's finest. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A wonderful experience. Second time we visit the restaurant.
It is elegant and excellent food, nice view of Momas garden and great service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had the tasting menu for a very indulgent lunch. Superb. Probably the best take on "eggs and soldiers" I will ever have.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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