The Modern

4.8
4514 reviews
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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.

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

Dinner at The Modern is a 7-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 $228 per person, with the option of wine pairings.

The Modern accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The restaurant also includes the vibrant and lively Bar Room, 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.

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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Food, Top wine, Top service and a visit of the Kitchen was a highlight

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London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect as always

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Almost didn’t do the wine pairing but did and was not disappointed!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Thanks for your hospitality. Due to the time strain, we didn’t get the last treat of the bite of dessert, Shumai ice cream although the manager told us and we did look forward to.
Thanks again. We did have great time and delicate food with very amazing experience. Hope we could get the last treat we were excited abt next time when we come back to NYC ;-D

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TJ
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

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LT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! I had to move my reservation twice because of flight issued and they were accommodating. The service was very, friendly and professional and not at all stuffy. The decor is modern and clean yet comfortable. And the food. Of course it is expensive but unforgettable. Totally worth it. Works of art befitting the MoMA in presentation, taste and texture. The devil is in the details, my friends.

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BM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular evening!!! What a pleasant surprise. The staff was so friendly and not pretentious as you might expect.. The service was perfect with coordination of the multiple courses and wine pairings. Their was plenty of information given to us on each course and the staff patiently answered all of our questions. We chose 5 of the seven courses, but there were at least 5 other treats thrown in at various points in the dinner (for a total of 10 courses). There was not one thing that I got that I did not like. The flavors and presentation were outstanding. At the end of the meal, we were each given a sheet of paper with a description of each course and another with the names of all the wine pairings. We will gladly go back for another special occasion. It is pricey but well worth it!!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING SERVICE

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TL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner, the food was amazing: especially the egg and caviar dish and the duck. Thank you for a great evening!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite is the word to describe the food.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, excellent service and, in New York terms, excellent value.

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g
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of the 7 small plates, there was one that it was a bit salty...all others were phenomenal.
Great wine list...although overpriced.

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p
Chicago
116 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience! The "surprise" courses offered the most special tastes with great complexity and fun!
What could be improved? The desserts were less than a wow. Needs a bigger finish!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exquisite taste experience with a complexity of flavors in each bite. Service and ambiance are wonderful. Just don't come if you're too hungry, or you'll have to eat more as soon as you leave.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences in NYC

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only complaint I have was the food is quite salty to my taste. I would ask for less salty next time. But overall really good experience. And this is so far the best restaurant that allow us to bring our toddler to dine in. So I would definitely come again soon.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening. Two suggestions. The “music” was selected for the adjoining bar area (low thump-thump) not pleasant nor appropriate for fine dining. The desserts, while very good were not up to the rest of the superb meal

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MS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing tasting menu, one of the best I have had.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great pre fixe menu and no tipping policy

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful to escape the drudgery without much fuss ... something old with a modern twist (no pun intended). Simple and elegant without the fuss.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was excellent

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

compliments to the chefs! food is exquisite and certainly is worth 2 Michelin Stars! Experience which deserves a visit! Definitely is worth the price!

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JZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food & service! Definitely made our special occasion even more special by going to the distance to ensure that each staff member knew we were there for a special occasion.

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L
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience and delicious multi course adventure! Some of their more edgy dishes not our favorite, but it was great fun to try things.

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TG
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of excellent from this foodie! I traveled to NYC from South Georgia just to dine there and at Eleven Madison Park the following night, then flew home. Each dish of the six course dinner with wine pairing was wonderful. We were able to tailor the dinner for each person in three of the courses and it work out beautifully. I would like to say there were some courses better than others but all dishes delivered on presentation and preparation. I love to dine at different places, but I am compelled to return to The Modern. I will say that we were in the dining room, which separated only by glass but is much quieter than the bar restaurant.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional, The Modern staff is knowledgable has superior attention to detail.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great!

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AG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent presentation and service. Wine pairing wasn’t ideal. Would have preferred a nice bottle instead.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and great service.

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Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually my reservation is at 7:15pm;however, when my mom and I got there, we waited 20min to sit beside the bar cuz there were 2 tables still staying. But the manager came to us for several time, made apologies for us and gave us some snacks!!! We were a little bit displeased at first, but the service was soooo good and several waitresses came to us and tried to explain and apologize! We felt much better!
The food is good! But it took us about 2hrs30min to finish the dinner!!!!

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j
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern never ceases to amaze. An outstanding dinner and fabulous service.

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3course meal that was outstanding. The portions were appropriate for the meal. The was innovative and expertly prepared. The wait staff were attentive.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Amazing food. Lovely environment. Went to The Modern several times and never disappointed.

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JL
Minneapolis
99 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful setting, excellent service. The creativity of the courses, the choices - even with the 3-course lunch, the quality of the ingredients, and the presentation- all superb.

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CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wallet cries, but my tastebuds dances. I like the no dress code policy. For those who have never been to a fancy restaurant, this is one less thing you have to worry about. Casual-fancy or business casual is perfectly fine. The food was delicious, the pacing was just right and the sommelier did a really good job recommending us non-wine drinkers something we’d like. Overall, I would definitely go again.

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KH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is top notch in food, service, but, in my opinion, it is too expensive for the value you receive.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just amazing from start to finish

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening of dining with fantastic food and attentive staff. David our Captain and Steve our waiter were both charming and efficient! Look forward to returning soon!

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EA
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch. Eggs, eggs, eggs dish was incredible.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an extraordinary experience. Everyone was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind. I highly recommend especially if you have a very special occasion.

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