The Modern

4.8
4424 reviews
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$50 and over
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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 in a $168 four-course menu and a $228 eight-course tasting menu.

Beginning on Monday, October 8th, dinner at The Modern will be a six to eight course menu experience for $228 per guest. Wine pairings are also available.

Lunch offers a $138 three-course menu or $178 six-course menu.

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 multi course 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.
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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you!
Seatings from 5:00pm-6:30pm will feature a 5 course menu at $228 per person.
Seatings from 7:30pm-10:00pm will feature an 8 course menu at $358 per person.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4424 People Are Saying
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WC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food but exceedingly small portions and much too expensive for what you get. There are better options in midtown.

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AT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We celebrated our anniversary and all of the staff were kind enough to celebrate us, which we thought was very nice. The food was good with great presentation. And we also liked the fact that it is a non-tipping restaurant. The bill was simple and clear.

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KP
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! The service, the food selections, the staff were all amazing.

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OT
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible wine list and exquisite food

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o
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our second business dinner at The Modern. Once again the setting was serene and quiet. Staff were professional and attentive. This time the Prix Fixe included at least six extra servings.....some small like a roll some larger. It was just too much food. The main problem was the meal took four hours which was way too long. Each serving had an exquisite presentation but sometimes the main ingredient got lost.
Certainly a very special place and meal but not one I would choose to repeat.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar. Outstanding.
Perfect service. Gorgeous room. Attentive staff extremely pleasant and friendly.

I would and have recommend to anyone seeking a super dining experience.

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L
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and it couldn't have been better. The drinks, food, service and ambiance were all amazing. There's also a nice bar scene for a more casual stop-in. Their Moscow mule was amazing, and the bartender gave my husband the recipe!

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Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Es war wie immer ein hervorragendes Essen in einem schönen Ambiente und toller Weinbegleitung

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

The service was impeccable, so was the food. It’s my third time and I’m coming back

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

Been here a couple times now and each meal has been a delight. Creative gastronomy and impeccable service.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo estupendo!!

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w
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous and creative food, wonderful service, great calming atmosphere -- what more could one ask for? The only people who might be disappointed are those who prefer noise so loud you can't hear your dining companions talk -- and they would probably be happy in the bar seating!

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SN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was really nice and outstanding. We had a great time and service was really good. Also food was very fine however it was a bit salty.
Overall it was great experience. Thanks so much!

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever"................. and the pasta with truffel is the best but very expensive

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really nice!My friends and I have a great time together!

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KY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very creative. Generally the restaurant is a great place. It matches the style of MoMA very well. The service is warm, but it makes it even better if more efficient.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing! Every dish was spectacular.

The one drawback was that service was not really great. Unsure if it is because there is a no-tipping policy, but he waitstaff rarely came by, and did not check in with us or see whether we wanted additional drinks.

Other than that, everything was great!

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Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We made reservation based on the menu that was provided on open table. Entrees were in the $40 range. We we arrived they said the reservation was for a pre-fix meal (there were no prices on the menu) which was not clear on open table and then I received a $900 check at the end of the night. The food, service, etc was nice. But it wasn't 900 dollars nice. We ate at catch the night before for $250. And I would say the only thing better at the modern was the service but I wouldn't of want to pay$600 for that service.
To say the least our experience was ruined. I would of liked to be given the option to cancel the reservation and take the $50 cancelation fee. I felt like I was bamboozled.

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OS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just fantastic High level of food. Very inspiring ; the tasting menu is very recommendable

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving. Beautiful room , delicious food and fabulous service

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

Always superb- a piece of theatre!

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JK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Everything was exquisite -- flavors, presentation, creativity, wine pairings, service. I will definitely be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our server was graceless and crude at times

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CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite New York restaurant. Love their no tipping policy

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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent attention to detail.

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R
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, delightful croustade food, pricey but totally worth it. One of my favorite NYC dining places.

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate in all respects

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was superb and the service was top notch.

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RM
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was so good , the food and service were perfection.
They deserve their Michelin Stars.
I would go back to New York specifically for a meal here.
( long distance trans Atlantic flight )
It was that good.
I just wish that I had not had lunch that day to justify eating all of the exquisite food.
The entire experience was so worthwhile and enjoyable.
I’m still hallucinating about my Frangipane desert.
I cannot wait to go back.
A very memorable experience.

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t
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most fabulous afternoon In NYC....the food, the menu, the atmosphere were amazing! The service superb.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, beautifully prepared, and an experience of a lifetime! Each bite is a "party in your mouth!"

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MS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal at one of NYC’s best restaurants. Chef Abram Bissell’s food is balanced, creative, and exquisitely prepared. The staff could not be better and the impromptu tour of the kitchen by Jenna Lee Rios, the restaurant’s manager, was beyond special. The Neo American dishes were full of surprises and delicate touches. The three eggs within the egg was one of the best dishes we have eaten anywhere. The ants on the log dessert finished things off in the same way we started-feeling that we were having one of the best meals in the country. Richly deserving of their two star Michelin rating!

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MC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sister and I had the most wonderful time at The Modern. She told me it is one of the best restaurant experiences she has had. The plating and service were fantastic and the food was great. I made two special requests prior to going to the restaurant and I did not have to say a word upon arrival, and they were all executed as planned, much to my sister's delight. Will we be back? Price and all - yes.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best ever. Amazing place.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great as always !!!!
Truffle risotto was amazing !!!

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Miami
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super magnifica experiencia.

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J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter and sister to dinner. We went with the wine pairing, and it was divine! . We had a very memorable experience.

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+, outstanding meal, creative and delicious food, with new format; guest chooses 3 dishes (starter, main, desert) and this is supplemented by "3" dishes from the Chef; although in fact many more were brought out. Each one was thought through, local/seasonal ingredients, beautiful, and just superb. In addition, the wine list was extensive and the Sommelier very helpful. Finally, worth mentioning that the setting is stunning by the back windows, with lit sculpture from the museum to gaze at, provides food for thought and thought for food.

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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with great food!

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B
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal overall. Great presentation and flavors on each course. Celebrated a birthday here. This is a 2 star Michelin restaurant so you pay dearly for the experience. Being able to visit the MOMA is a plus!

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