The Modern

4.8
4223 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
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
Reviews from verified diners
4,223 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
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Very Good
14%
Good
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Fair
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Poor
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4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience, impeccable service, and outstanding food quality. I would highly recommend!

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

Wedding anniversary

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

As has been my past experience at Danny Meyer restaurants, the food was interesting and service was impeccable. I have already recommended a visit to numerous friends.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe my favorite restaurant on the planet.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding experience, across service, unique food and wine pairings, knowledgable and courteous staff, and ambience. One of my favorites in NYC.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Creative, tasty and a great atmosphere. I just love this place.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant.

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GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern was extraordinary dining with a beautiful backdrop of the museum garden. The service was excellent.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pre fixe menu in the garden room is pricier than the a la carte but what a lovely mid day break, view of the garden, very comfortable for conversation.

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S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful surprise to enjoy a high end delicious meal in the midst of midtown Manhattan without having to fight for a reservation or breaking the bank!!!

We had the pleasure of eating at The Modern, Eleven Madison Park and Per Se all in the same week - WOW! Having never dined at the first two, (and having been waitlisted forever to get into Eleven Madison Park) we made a same day reservation at The Modern (assuming we would never get into Eleven...) and now thrilled that we gave it a try. The Modern far surpassed the food quality of Eleven, provided superior service and had a more enjoyable ambiance looking out over the Sculpture park of the MoMA. Overall experience was almost up there with Per Se - and at a better price point (minus Per Se's lovely Central Park view).

I could go on and on regarding each course, but each one was exquisite - and we will definitely return for the Beef crusted in Comté cheese if nothing else - so tender and fresh - no need for a knife - like cutting thru butter - phenomenonal - our new gold standard for beef.

In addition, the Honey glazed foie gras tart with market strawberries and basil was amongst the best foie gras I have had the pleasure to taste. The flavor profile was on point and incredible.

Can hardly wait to return to NYC and visit The Modern again!!!

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service. Wonderful desert. It's my third time in this restaurant, this time food is ok, but not good as previous dinners I had.

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. You should not miss if you love wonderful food, excellent service and having a good time. We will be come back, if we are in NYC next time!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was excellent and wonderful. I can’t wait to come back for dinner. I great way for me to end my vacation.

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GP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was spectacular and the setting is amazing

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CT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food option

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L
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here, could not have been better. Service is excellent, food was prepared perfectly, sophisticated complex cooking you cannot do at home even if you’re an excellent cook. If you have not dined here before, the portions are a bit on the small side, but didn’t bother me. It’s an extremely refined experience. I find it far preferable to the over Don over precious nine and 10 course extravaganza that is overtaken the restaurant world. Had a seat next to the glass while overlooking the moma sculpture garden which is a very special setting. A friend recommended going here instead of 11 Madison and I’m glad I listened.

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Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent eight course dinner with beautifully paired wines. Johnathan (somm) gladly selected an alternative for us when a Pinot was not as exceptional as the wines we tasted. House-made breads were amazing; caviar and other seafood were uniquely prepared. This was our sixth Michelin star restaurant in three countries and we ranked it second only behind three star Ritz in Paris. Fabulous!!

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Another amazing place in NYC. Awesome food and perfect service.

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EB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service from all ends. Food was phenomenal. The scallops were cooked perfect and my fiancé is a tough judge on seafood cooking. We were taken to the kitchen to admire the hard working team and be amazed by the marble counters. Simply a great experience.

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great view to the museum outdoor sculptures, inventive food with very good ingredients. attentive service. precious wine list, but expensive

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding across the board!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing experience. Worth every penny for a friends birthday

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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are dining experiences and their are dining experiences. This is the later. I cannot say enough about how fabulous this was. Everything was extraordinary. This is not a place for an everyday meal or a quick bite, this is a place to enjoy the beauty, subtleness, and the gift of a thoughtful, imaginative and composed meal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Perfect service.

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k
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed the cuisine, the ambience and the staff's attention to detail

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals, if not the best meal, I have ever had. Service was also superb.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did 8 course tasting, and it was Amazing!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Break the bank.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Changing my job

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and creative dishes with impeccable and friendly service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Gooood

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All the food was too salty , all I could taste was the salt . Everything else was ok.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, food was way below expectations. Tiny portions, couldn’t find the asparagus in the scallop and asparagus dish and the poached chicken was poorly presented and tough. Will not return

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LT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate a birthday. The environment was nice , the wait staff was very polite and energetic. The sommelier was kind enough and helpful in recommending wines for our meal. The food was fine. Nothing was terribly impressive or stuck out as absolutely incredible. Most of it was a bit bland though we did like the hamachi quite a bit. The chef's apparent signature dish, the foie gras tart, was odd and had no flavor (and I actually like foie gras). The desserts and the wine were the best parts of the meal. The staff did bring a small cupcake at the end with a candle and "happy birthday" written in light chocolate on the plate but other than that, it was just fine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing good!

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WD
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to The Modern many times when we go to New York because we know it will be a great meal; beautiful room, attentive service, but most importantly really good food. This meal exceeded our (already high) expectations: absolutely exquisite. The Lobster Fricassee with fava beans was the best lobster I've had, and the Passion Fruit Curd with Sweet Pea ice cream was not just incredibly creative but also mouthwateringly delicious (and also pretty to look at). We ate at two other well-known "foodie" New York restaurants this weekend, and The Modern put them to shame.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect for dating place with someone. I recommend you should choose your own courses.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! We had Incredible service. Thank you for making my wedding lunch special.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere and decor! Modern and elegant. We had 6-course tasting menu and for what we paid, food is really good. Will go back again, but probably not ordering tasting menu next time.

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