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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a couple in town visiting for thanksgiving, and the four of us decided to go to the Modern the Wednesday before for lunch. We booked well in advance, so we were lucky enough to secure seats at the Kitchen Table....More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

In celebration of the visit of our friends the Count and Countess of Chincoteague we splurged for a tasting menu at The Modern. Our friend le Duc de Bourgogne was in charge of the wine, having a detailed conversation with la Sommeliere who had a...More

Thank Playaneuron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourites @ New York, quite expensive but really outstanding. Everything was perfectly cooked. The servir was perfect.

1  Thank Diego D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding fine dining with the benefit of art. It was a shame we were there when they were doing some work to the courtyard - our table was right by the window, and it would have been a great view otherwise. The dishes were divine...More

Thank Camila M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance, attemptive staff and amazing food! We were in a party of five and it was a very nice dinner. All dishes made with care and top ingredients guaranteed one of our best dinners ever!!! I´ll certainly come back!!!

Thank Gisadom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at the Modern Bar is exceptional: the food is the focus and the price is worth it. We love the no tipping service, which is excellent, and we found every dish ingenious without being pretentious and usually generous enough to share tastes around the...More

Thank teezee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Bar Room for an anniversary meal, not disappointed. Food & service excellent. Lovely sparkling wine without having to pay champagne prices. Max our waiter really added to the whole experience.

Thank family0f4manchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve dined in many fine restaurants over the years but this was our first 2 star Michelin experience. Also, our first trip to New York with our 2 teenagers so we decided to go for it. We ordered the smaller of 2 Set Menus. From...More

1  Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deserving their two stars, The Modern is terrific. The menu is thoughtful without any craziness or sprinkles, CO2 or skywriting. Solid menu and reasonable prices. The restaurant is obviously 'Modern' but without looking like a spaceship with shiny wings. The wait staff are encyclopedic in...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The go to spot while visiting NYC. You don't have to enter through the museum to eat here as it's easily accessible from the street. The decor is warm and inviting. The service is impeccable. We each ordered the 3 course lunch and it was...More

1  Thank Deborahjune
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Terry M
28 September 2017|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
It is very good. But noisy there. A real happening and eye opening. Worth the money to see how a top notch place comes together. Try it. You should like it But not intimate
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NChicani
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
Gulp, my dinner for 2 including a bottle of Montrachet, $615
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Tracey W
12 December 2016|
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Response from Manuel A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code at all. The place is quite chic but I always go with jeans and a shirt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1220
  • E-mail
Description
The Dining Room at The Modern is a 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 $158 four-course prix fixe menu or a $208 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $118 three-course prix fixe menu or $158 six-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michael Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. Our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. No tips are required nor expected. 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 area to welcome walk-ins.
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