The Bar Room at The Modern
Guests have the option of sitting in The Bar Room, the adjacent lounge, or at the vibrant 20-seat marble bar. Walk-ins are accepted in all three areas, and The Bar Room at The Modern welcomes reservations up to 28 days in advance.
The restaurant is adjacent to The Modern which features four and eight course menu options overlooking MoMA's Sculpture Garden, as well as the exclusive Kitchen Table, which offers a custom tasting menu for up to four guests in the heart of the restaurant's world-class kitchen.
The Bar Room at The Modern is a non- tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
Overall a wonderful experience. All of the food was incredible, wine list and pairings were great. All staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Our server Cesar was super welcoming and attentive. Steps of service were executed well. Wine and water levels were always good. They really made me feel special on my birthday. I wish there hadn’t been such long waits between courses. Also it would’ve been nice if the staff described the dishes in more detail upon arrival. But overall a beautiful dinner and would definitely return. Thanks Cesar!
Great ambience and service, and outstanding food!
A totally enjoyable evening!
WONDERFUL STAFF. FRIENDLY AND PROMPT. GREAT FOOD. TERRIFIC PLACE!!!
This was my second time at the Bar Room. (We usually splurge for lunch at the restaurant after a morning at the museum). This was a pre-theater dinner after a matinee. Long day, but worth it. We arrived a half hour early and were seated promptly. Our server was training another and was very good. Dinner was excellent. We shared an appetizer and dessert and had our own entrees. Great wines to accompany all three courses. When our young adult son lived in New York, the Bar Room was his go-to date place. I'll undoubtedly go again - if I can't get into the restaurant, which is one of the most serene places in town.
Our waiter, Ryan, provided excellent service. The food was top-notch!
Disappointed by The Bar Room at lunch. The reservationists who called to confirm had asked about dietary restrictions (we had some) and special occasion (it was my friend’s birthday). Our server was clueless, absent and got no information about either our food needs or occasion specifics. The no tipping model left us unable to express our dissatisfaction and appears to have disincentivized the service Danny Meyer’s restaurants had been know for. I won’t go again.
Excellent food and attentive service. Consistently outstanding restaurant.
Outstanding meal at the Bar Room, celebrating a special occasion. The food and service was extraordinary. We visited MoMA and then gathered for lunch, and that made for a wonderful day for all nine of us.
The whole experience was perfection. We will be returning the next time we are in NYC
Excellent all around! The service is that of a world class establishment
Food was overly creamy and my dish was extremely salty. The wine was very nice, the maitre'd was exceptionally nice. I think with some attention to the menu I would recommend it.
This place never disappoints. The food is fabulous, the wine is terrific, the service is great, and the ambiance delightful. My favorite spot.....
the food was superb. the service was professional, perfectly timed and fun. the room is gorgeous. we were a party of 6. the small round table was perfect. we could all see and hear each other. we loved it.
Meet out of town friends here annually for an exhibit & lunch. This place is always a 10. You could literally close your eyes, point to anything on the menu, and you wouldn’t go wrong. Young servers are gracious, sweet, knowledgeable and uber accommodating when we want a group pic.
Beautiful interior design and terrific staff make the food even more enjoyable.
One of the best dining experiences in nyc.
Perfect place to enjoy prior to strolling through MoMA. Definitely choose the rose to make everything fab!
This was our first dinner of our vacation and we loved very second. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful, he even took time at the end of our meal to tell us exactly what ferry to take to get the best views and recommended a restaurant in the financial district that offers a fantastic view too. On top of that we had such a great meal. Everything we had was great, but the standout for me was actually the dessert- I think it was jasmine ice cream with gin caviar- it was so so so good!
Amazing experience provided by a wonderful staff. Courtney and Ed were very gracious in their interactions and the food was incredible.
We both did the three course dinner. It was outstanding. The saddle of lamb was perfect. I don't usually care much about desert...but do not pass up the brioche pain perdu.
Excellent service from Bart, I believe his name was. Delicious as always.
Food quality was outstanding. Were seated right at the reservation time, an accomplishment at prime time on a busy Saturday night. Were treated to a brief kitchen tour as well. Great experience!
A wonderful meal: delicious, creative cuisine served by knowledgeable, attentive waitstaff in a warm, comfortable space. An excellent dining experience!
Can’t say enough about how wonderful the experience was. Food was phenomenal and service was over the to. Our best
Great service, ambiance and food. The only small negative is that my cavatelli were a bit cold.
Alone in city and last minute reservation in bar room after an event. Opted for the 3 course with wine pairing. Every course was better than the next. Service and timing so fast which was appreciated later at night. Only complaint is wine pours for pairings were quite small. Great soup, gnocchi, and seabass. Actually better than my last stop in the dining room. Really great dinner
Awesome as always at the modern!
Wonderful in every respect! As always!
Great ambience and food. Service a little slow but acceptable!
Food incredible. Service amazing. Must go to!
When we arrived We were told that the Bar Room would close early that evening. Combined with the non opening of the restaurant it seemed as though the kitchen was understaffed. Had enjoyed every previous visit. But this was a major disappointment. Food was mediocre at best. Service staff tried thobest but could not compensate for the terrible food. Never again on a Sunday!
Everything about our meal at the bar room was perfect.
Everything about The Modern is amazing. Had lunch in the Bar Room. Shaved fennel salad with smoked salmon and Charred artichoke to start. Then scallops and sea bass as entrees. Bottle of Sancerre. Highly recommend. Pricey for the average museum goer, but worth it as a destination event.
Service very uneven
Food very good
Perfect as usual. We had the steak tartare, asparagus soup, scallops, truffle cavatellie and red velvet sundae. Best gluten free bread. Excellent wine by the glass. Can’t wait to return.
So disappointed in the food.
We have been coming here and loving the food for years, the last two times the food has been getting worse and worse.
This last time we were there for lunch, the food came out cold, lacking in flavors, and the combinations of ingredients were just blah.
The recommendations for the wine were not very interesting either.
Just not worth the money at all.
I really enjoyed it with my friend. It was so good!
Love the bar room here - great food, good service, hip, cool vibe
Nice evening, great food and service. Sommelier gave us great advice on our wine.
The food here is consistently outstanding. Scallops arev exquisite. I could eat the poached apricot and burrata every day. Service is at my excellent without being intrusive. And, at $70 including tip, it's a bargain.