The Modern

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Contemporary American
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. Lunch offers a $138 three-course menu or $178 six-course menu. Dinner at The Modern is a 6-course menu, involving a few choices on your part, as well as some courses that the restaurant are excited to share with you, bringing a sense of surprise to your meal while also mediated by your own tastes. Dinner is $188 per person, with the option of wine pairings. The Modern accepts reservations 28 days in advance. For reservations in The Bar Room please visit: https://www.opentable.com/r/the-modern-bar-room-new-york
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A "5 Star" overall experience. The food was outstanding -- creatively and deliciously prepared. The staff is responsive, polite and fun. Loved every bite and every minute !!

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New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Nice combination of food choices and very accommodating to food allergies and preferences.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the tasting menu (dinner)
Service was impeccable; food was super delicious! Highly recommended...
Suggestions:
The Egg on Egg on Egg was out of this world
Must order the duck!!! Super perfect!!!

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, my favorite restaurant in NYC. I do not know how they manage to make a restaurant with such exceptional food and slick, contemporary decor feel warm, easy, and not-at-all-stuffy, but somehow they do. Every time. This is my go-to spot for a special occasion. It has been for years, and I have yet to leave feeling anything other than lucky for the experience. I have a bunch of food allergies and they could not be more lovely about it. Every plate is a work of art and phenomenal tasting - inventive, surprising, and delicious without being pretentious. The service manages to feel thoughtful, detailed, passionate, and laid back all at once. What can I say? It's perfect.

This week I took one of my dearest friends here to celebrate her 40th birthday, and this is the text I received from her, many hours after our shared meal: "Still dreaming of that asparagus soup!!!!"

Of course she is. Every dish, meal, and experience at the Modern is the stuff of dreams.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Clean right next to Moma which is closed for renew.. food is okay if you consider price, bad. Its good for business meetings, everyones in working suits having a lunch meeting.

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m
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. Every moment of our experience exceeded our expectations. Watching the wait staff is symphonic and the food was artful and every bite was delicious. Jeremey, our waiter, was fanatic and so helpful guiding us through the menu in the main dining room. We would do the main dining room again vs the bar. Wonderful and 10 stars.

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D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Inventive and delicious cuisine served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Exceptional wine list. Spare but comfortable space with an abundance of light and air, and the sculpture garden of Moma.

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DM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

平日の日中だったためかとても静かで落ち着いた雰囲気の中で食事ができました。
ワインのセレクションも想像以上に多く、銘柄などに詳しくない自分達にも、多すぎず、少なすぎず、ちょうど良い数のオススメをしてもらい、メニュー選びで頭を悩ますことなくできたのはとても嬉しいことでした。

一緒に行った方もとても気に入ってくださり、「また、いつの日かここで食事をしたい」と行ってもらえ、選んだ甲斐がありました。

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the seventh time that I attend and I always take the tasting menu and it's like good wine every time it gets better!!

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1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate a special day for us. The dinner was truly outstanding. The food was fantastic but what really made the difference was the exceptional staff. Thank you for making this evening so memorable!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely nailed it.

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PR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! It’s the only word I may use!

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BF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my finest dining experiences. Fabulous: food, service attention to detail and customers. Wonderful for a special occasion. Incredible flavors. Top rate

One caution: this is not for peopler on a budget. Quite expensive - but worth every penny

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is ART! Every little detail makes for an insanely delicious meal with amazing service. This is a great special occasion meal. Outstanding... every time!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite meal of the year. Everything was perfection.

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really creative menu, beautiful presentation, great flavors. The room is very modern and cool, but accented with riotously colorful floral displays the size of a small car. Our only regret was that we couldn’t try more dishes. The menu prices are expensive, but it’s not clear until one’s credit card statement is returned that service is included in the prices. That reduces the total tab considerably. The wine list is expensive, but there is a smattering of excellent values. Sommelier was brilliant, quite helpful.

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DJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crisp and chic atmosphere. Food was creative and delicious. Service was very good.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impecable service, great food and the MoMa by the side! A little noisy on the bar but overall a great experience!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in NY

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly transporting, and at times even transcendent. Every dish held a new surprise, all done with humor and joy.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very small portions considering the lofty prices. The service is impeccable. The menu for the 3 course lunch was limited. Wine pairings were great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely dining room with perfect lighting. Highly recommend for special occasions!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Glacially slow service

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience. Wsit staff was great and got us in and out in 1 hour and 15 min. Food was great especially the scallops. Best of all tip was not required and included which made this place really upscale.Was a great experience. Wsit staff was great and got us in and out in 1 hour and 15 min. Food was great especially the scallops. Best of all tip was not required and included which made this place really upscale.

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BN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience. Beautiful food. The eggs 3 ways alone were worth the trip. One of 3 best places in manhattan imo

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j
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give this 6 stars I would!! Unbelievable experience. We did the wine pairing as well. It was exceptional!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service!!!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern in my opinion is among the finest restaurants in NYC. I have dined there many times, but the last time on June 1st was by far the best meal I have ever had there. The Tasting Menu was superb and as always the service was outstanding. They charged our Cell Phones while we dined and delivered them back to our table, fully charged. Of course it does not hurt to have the Museum of Modern Art's Garden as the back drop, but even without that view, it is a gorgeous restaurant; from the Tableware to the Restrooms. I hope to be back at the Modern for many meals to come. Without question it is in my top ten places and rightly so.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Food and service are always exceptional.

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MP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive of course, but the food was delicious, and the wine pairings were wonderful.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best. Service is amazing

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch. Couldn't be beat though the sculpture garden was under construction so the ambiance wasn't what it could be.

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E
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very disappointed that the menu changed to a 7 course, prix fixe menu Much too much food.
Although creative combinations, the food was too precious and many dishes were too rich.

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MR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliance as always... such a good restaurant !

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern is my current favorite restaurant. Every dish is a delight to my palate.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern continues to bean outstanding accompaniment to MOMA.

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R
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 4th year of wedding anniversary (#44) celebration at TM. 5.5hours later we experienced it all: exquisite food, unmatched service (thanks especially to David, Patrick and Fiona) and time spent with the pastry chef! Mahvelous evening. See you next year TM as we again travel from Seattle.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience !! Decor could be better.........

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LL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The new 7-course menu is disappointing. Every dish comes with a thick sauce, which covers the taste of the fresh ingredients, not mentioning it is too filling.

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P
Sydney / NSW
46 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute top class meal. Always up to the highest standard. None of the other people at lunch had been before and were bowled over. Will always come back.

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