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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed yesterday

The Modern was elevated to Two Michelin Stars for 2016 and it's so easy to see why. The overall experience of eating here was nothing short of pure bliss. I sat in the bar area since I only wanted to sample a few dishes. I...More

Thank mark m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bear in mind: this is a 2-star restaurant, not your neighborhood restaurant! Pro's: the food To be honest, the food is good. Con's: personnel OMG! It goes the wrong way the moment you enter the restaurant.... - guy at the front desk doesn't say a...More

1  Thank Richard-Utrecht-1971
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not worth it at all. 208 tasting menu for 8 courses is just a trap. It is just like modern art, which no longer persues beautifulness but being different.

1  Thank Carbo K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Impressions-gluten friendly, remarkable view of the MOMA sculpture garden, service friendly and attentive, above adequate wine by the glass selection, global wine list appropriately priced, excellent food, service included, very expensive We arrived at 12:30 for the 12:30 reservation and were seated promptly at a...More

Thank JRAJ444
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very warm greetings by so many upon entering! The outside back space has a touch of Bois de Boulogne without tall trees yet. Ok only for well behaved children as the ambiance is sophisticated with lovers and business encounters, first dates and close friends. Drinks...More

Thank joy g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Modern was an amazing experience. I'm not sure which was better; the food, or the service. Servers were so fast and kind; we didn't need to ask for anything. The food was remarkable. Our table shared 5 appetizers and each had main dishes. Black...More

Thank dustinleed
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make a reservation in advance. Two venues, 3 item pre-fixe or a la carte. Small tasy portions and a very impressive wine list $$$. Such a civlized treat while museuming.

Thank artlovers1919
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent lunch (mushroom en croute), excellent service, overpriced wine list, but their no-tipping policy keeps the cost of a meal (at least lunch) within reason for a memorable stop.

Thank Transatlantic2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lunch as always! They had a little trouble accommodating my gluten allergy, but I managed to fine several tasty dishes. The server was excellent (and since the Modern has implemented a "no tipping" policy that says a lot!). My foie gras appetizer was so...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An oasis of fine dining awaits at the Modern in their formal dining room (though the bar is no slouch either and offers more modest alternative). We had the three course fixed menu, appetizer, main course and dessert - this was the minimum required. There...More

Thank AJAX6965
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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How much does a meal typically cost at the Modern, at the MOMA, NYC?
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
Tracey W
Hi. Is there a dress code for NYE in the bar room? Thanks in advance.
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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Martha Z
Are the food portions adequate. One review said they are scant and even laughable. Please comment thanks Martha
4 October 2016|
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Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
we find the portions perfect. the prix fixe is too much for us usually
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
    (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
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.