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The Modern

4.7
4.7
4495 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner: Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • Phone number

    (212) 333-1220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Avenues

  • Parking details

    There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.

  • 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

Menu

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What 4,495 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Sjhave

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  2. E

    Eleita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their dinner course was amazing - all dishes served were flavorful and creative. The service was also impeccable as restaurant staff was attentive and accommodating. As first-timers in NYC, we felt that we made a great choice in picking The Modern as the Michelin restaurant to try. Truly an over-all lovely experience!

  3. FY

    FanY

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is really nice! Even receive a free dessert for reuniting.

  4. TT

    TheToothsomePalate

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I’ve dined here several times for lunch and dinner. This time the lunch portions seemed significantly smaller than in the past, although the food is still just as tasty. Service is adequate but not quite as seamless as Gramercy Tavern.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dining experience of my life - they made a birthday feel extra special. Staff was spectacular - thank you!

  6. JC

    JennC

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don't say this often, and I've dined literally all over the world, this experience was near flawless. The food was exceptional - better than other Michelin Star restaurants where I've dined. We did the 6-course tasting menu at lunch. From the "egg on egg on egg" dish to the salmon and dry aged duck - nothing disappointed.....next time I'm back in NYC, I will be dining here again.

  7. ER

    ElizabethR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was wonderful. My only comment was that we told our waiter that one of us had a food allergy but then one of the dishes came out with that allergen. It was quickly fixed but a bit disconcerting that the message was not delivered to the kitchen. Overall a great experience and will definitely be back.

  8. GH

    GregH

    Adelaide

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time ever to enjoy a Michelin Star restaurant. The six course meal was something we've never experienced before. It's not a matter of "Oh, that was so tasty...". Every single course was something completely innovative. Delicious new sensations that we've never experienced in our lives. Normally we would never have paid this kind of money for supper. But this was not just a meal, rather a total experience. We only wish we had the whole even to savour every moment. Alas, we only had 2 hours, since we had a broadway show to catch. Next time we're in Manhattan we'll definitely plan to have a whole evening for such an experience. BTW: There was nothing at all "stuffy" about the place. The atmosphere and staff was super welcoming, with a nice sense of humour. (Before going we were a bit worried that it might be too 'stuffy' and out of our class... not so.) PS: We didn't even know what a Michelin Star restaurant was, were it not for the movie "100-foot Journey." There you go. :-)

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's the best Michelin I've ever been to. I don't understand why it's two stars. I think it's four stars! I go to Korea after making good memories. Thank you.

  10. MC

    MCK1

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was both interesting and delicious. Service was excellent.

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    Cjmanhattan

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best restaurant i have dined at ever. Memorable dinner. We loved it

  12. PB

    PeterB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my 66th birthday so a special celebration. The tasting menu was superb and the chef even accommodated my dislike of poached eggs in one course. The sommelier was great as well. Overall fine dining at is best.

  13. C

    Chapmom

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal, very responsive and attentive staff and elegant room.

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    David

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and absolutely outstanding service. We couldn't believe how much staff they had tending to the tables. It was like watching a choreography. This was not just dinner, it was an experience; a memorable one.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful night there and will come back again.

  16. DL

    DonnaL

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was probably the best meal that we have had in NY in many years. The service was impeccable, the servers very friendly and knowledgeable; the food, a miracle of flavors and beautifully presented. One of my favorite dishes was their foie gras...so light and so delicious. Their signature egg dish appetizer is artfully presented and so flavorful. The sommelier did wonderful pairings for each of us, who had slightly different courses. This restaurant is a must!

  17. KF

    KFFoodie

    New York Area

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was exceptional, we've eaten there before, but how the food and inventive courses could get any better, is not possible. Just gets better. Amazing first course egg on egg...w/brioche sticks... just a wow. The extra $ cheese course is worth tasting..all American made!

  18. GR

    GoldRiverDiner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten at the bar before, but have looked forward to dining in the restaurant. It did not disappoint. We like the no tipping policy, instead including it in the food and beverage price. While we did order the wine pairings, we noted that there are some wines available on the wine list at reasonable prices, not always the case for Michelen star restaurants. A staff member noticed that I was trying to fish out something that had fallen into my wine and immediately brought a fresh glass.

  19. JM

    JMoon

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing everything. They even got us a little cake to celebrate our first anniversary. It was very memorable.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff excelled. Every little attention to detail was perfect.

  21. s

    santa32claus

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the six course, prixe fixe menu in the main dining room..all the courses were unusual and amazing..(take a look at the menu)..service could not have been better..friendly and accommodating..The cheese (all cheese made in America) was wonderful, with many great choices..The Fromager was so knowledgeable and helpful when we were making our choices...They gave us a printed menu, wishing us A Happy Anniversary, at the end of the meal..How nice!.....Great Restaurant...

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The cantaloupe ice cream was to DIE for.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfection

  24. r

    ronnies

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was exceptional from bot a plating and a taste point if view - the poultry and meat were cooked to perfection, great innovative dishes like the foie gras tart , desserts were excellent as well

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food!!! Incredible experience.

  26. A

    Alexbz

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The ambiance is pretty noise, due to bar, should have some how to isolate it and have more quietful dinning room. The food and service are outstanding.

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    JanetZ

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorites and wanted to bring my husband. He and I enjoyed every bite.

  28. BA

    BlaireA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing restaurant! Highly recommended for anniversaries or special occasions.

  29. a

    alik

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been here several times, and each time has not disappointed in any way. They have the best tables for 2 along the large window overlooking MOMA sculpture garden. The service is perfectly timed, professional, pleasant and helpful. First time we’ve had 6-course tasting menu — everything was beautifully presented and delicious! And this time a NY moment: professional tenor, Cody, also dining here, impromptu, sang Happy Birthday and O sole mio — bellisimo!

  30. EG

    EricG

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was there to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The entire staff could not be more accommodating and interested in creating delight. Was an amazing evening. Will def return. Very impressive.

  31. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thank you to Daniella, server. It was a pleasant dinner

  32. JL

    JoyceL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Amazing service, great ambience. Food was slightly too salty for me and my family’s liking, but it’s overall amazing!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round. Fantastic food. Attentive service, just right. Pricey but worth it for a special meal.

  34. c

    carrborofoodie

    New Orleans

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again my experience at The Modern was outstanding. All of the courses were excellent, especially the "eggs on eggs" and the beef. The service was as always extremely attentive, professional, and helpful. I particularly appreciated the flexibility with which the wine was handled (my companion definitely wanted wine, but not that much, and the waiter offered a half glass of the red, which was just right). Not all high-end restaurants are so accommodating. Both my friend and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. I look forward to my next visit.

  35. AC

    AxelC

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome one of a kind experience. Food was spectacular.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    An amazing restaurant in an amazing location overlooking the sculpture garden at MoMA. Each course was a beautifully crafted masterpiece with bold flavors and bold takes on many traditional foods. Everything was cooked to perfection and each bite was filled with incredible enjoyment. Big kudos to the chef!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is really amazing. Dinner was outstanding, a real ‘experience’. I recommend wine pairing which really complements the food. Service is top notch and the atmosphere is well suited for the location with a view on the MOMA garden. Will be back!

  38. S

    Simon

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfection. Should have 3 Michelin stars. I was with a sophisticated friend from Paris who was shocked at the excellence of every detail.

  39. GS

    GraceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Modern has the finest in haute cuisine. Beautiful plating & excellent taste are two components for a memorable dish & The Modern delivers both!

  40. s

    smithmuniz

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in New York, if not in the country. Every bite lingers, unlocking savory senses and hitting the right note. If it's for a special occasion, you will never forget the meal.

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The Modern is rated 4.7 stars by 4495 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner: Friday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is street parking, as well as a public car park across the street from The Modern.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Abram Bissell

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 333-1220

  • 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

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