The Modern

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4786 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American

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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 6-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 $188 per person, with the option of wine pairings. The Modern accepts reservations 28 days in advance. For reservations in The Bar Room please visit: https://www.opentable.com/r/the-modern-bar-room-new-york
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Dinner: Friday – 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
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TT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’ve dined here several times for lunch and dinner. This time the lunch portions seemed significantly smaller than in the past, although the food is still just as tasty. Service is adequate but not quite as seamless as Gramercy Tavern.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience of my life - they made a birthday feel extra special. Staff was spectacular - thank you!

JC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't say this often, and I've dined literally all over the world, this experience was near flawless. The food was exceptional - better than other Michelin Star restaurants where I've dined. We did the 6-course tasting menu at lunch. From the "egg on egg on egg" dish to the salmon and dry aged duck - nothing disappointed.....next time I'm back in NYC, I will be dining here again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was wonderful. My only comment was that we told our waiter that one of us had a food allergy but then one of the dishes came out with that allergen. It was quickly fixed but a bit disconcerting that the message was not delivered to the kitchen. Overall a great experience and will definitely be back.

GH
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time ever to enjoy a Michelin Star restaurant. The six course meal was something we've never experienced before. It's not a matter of "Oh, that was so tasty...". Every single course was something completely innovative. Delicious new sensations that we've never experienced in our lives. Normally we would never have paid this kind of money for supper. But this was not just a meal, rather a total experience. We only wish we had the whole even to savour every moment. Alas, we only had 2 hours, since we had a broadway show to catch. Next time we're in Manhattan we'll definitely plan to have a whole evening for such an experience.
BTW: There was nothing at all "stuffy" about the place. The atmosphere and staff was super welcoming, with a nice sense of humour. (Before going we were a bit worried that it might be too 'stuffy' and out of our class... not so.)
PS: We didn't even know what a Michelin Star restaurant was, were it not for the movie "100-foot Journey." There you go. :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the best Michelin I've ever been to.
I don't understand why it's two stars.
I think it's four stars!
I go to Korea after making good memories. Thank you.

MC
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was both interesting and delicious. Service was excellent.

C
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant i have dined at ever. Memorable dinner. We loved it

PB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 66th birthday so a special celebration. The tasting menu was superb and the chef even accommodated my dislike of poached eggs in one course. The sommelier was great as well. Overall fine dining at is best.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, very responsive and attentive staff and elegant room.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and absolutely outstanding service. We couldn't believe how much staff they had tending to the tables. It was like watching a choreography. This was not just dinner, it was an experience; a memorable one.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful night there and will come back again.

DL
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was probably the best meal that we have had in NY in many years. The service was impeccable, the servers very friendly and knowledgeable; the food, a miracle of flavors and beautifully presented. One of my favorite dishes was their foie gras...so light and so delicious. Their signature egg dish appetizer is artfully presented and so flavorful. The sommelier did wonderful pairings for each of us, who had slightly different courses. This restaurant is a must!

KF
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was exceptional, we've eaten there before, but how the food and inventive courses could get any better, is not possible. Just gets better. Amazing first course egg on egg...w/brioche sticks... just a wow. The extra $ cheese course is worth tasting..all American made!

GR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at the bar before, but have looked forward to dining in the restaurant. It did not disappoint. We like the no tipping policy, instead including it in the food and beverage price. While we did order the wine pairings, we noted that there are some wines available on the wine list at reasonable prices, not always the case for Michelen star restaurants. A staff member noticed that I was trying to fish out something that had fallen into my wine and immediately brought a fresh glass.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing everything. They even got us a little cake to celebrate our first anniversary. It was very memorable.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff excelled. Every little attention to detail was perfect.

s
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the six course, prixe fixe menu in the main dining room..all the courses were unusual and amazing..(take a look at the menu)..service could not have been better..friendly and accommodating..The cheese (all cheese made in America) was wonderful, with many great choices..The Fromager was so knowledgeable and helpful when we were making our choices...They gave us a printed menu, wishing us A Happy Anniversary, at the end of the meal..How nice!.....Great Restaurant...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cantaloupe ice cream was to DIE for.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

r
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was exceptional from bot a plating and a taste point if view - the poultry and meat were cooked to perfection, great innovative dishes like the foie gras tart , desserts were excellent as well

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!!! Incredible experience.

A
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ambiance is pretty noise, due to bar, should have some how to isolate it and have more quietful dinning room.
The food and service are outstanding.

JZ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites and wanted to bring my husband. He and I enjoyed every bite.

BA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing restaurant! Highly recommended for anniversaries or special occasions.

a
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times, and each time has not disappointed in any way. They have the best tables for 2 along the large window overlooking MOMA sculpture garden. The service is perfectly timed, professional, pleasant and helpful. First time we’ve had 6-course tasting menu — everything was beautifully presented and delicious! And this time a NY moment: professional tenor, Cody, also dining here, impromptu, sang Happy Birthday and O sole mio — bellisimo!

EG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The entire staff could not be more accommodating and interested in creating delight. Was an amazing evening. Will def return. Very impressive.

C
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you to Daniella, server. It was a pleasant dinner

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, great ambience. Food was slightly too salty for me and my family’s liking, but it’s overall amazing!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round. Fantastic food. Attentive service, just right. Pricey but worth it for a special meal.

c
New Orleans
54 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again my experience at The Modern was outstanding. All of the courses were excellent, especially the "eggs on eggs" and the beef. The service was as always extremely attentive, professional, and helpful. I particularly appreciated the flexibility with which the wine was handled (my companion definitely wanted wine, but not that much, and the waiter offered a half glass of the red, which was just right). Not all high-end restaurants are so accommodating. Both my friend and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. I look forward to my next visit.

OT
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome one of a kind experience. Food was spectacular.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An amazing restaurant in an amazing location overlooking the sculpture garden at MoMA. Each course was a beautifully crafted masterpiece with bold flavors and bold takes on many traditional foods. Everything was cooked to perfection and each bite was filled with incredible enjoyment. Big kudos to the chef!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is really amazing.
Dinner was outstanding, a real ‘experience’.
I recommend wine pairing which really complements the food.

Service is top notch and the atmosphere is well suited for the location with a view on the MOMA garden.

Will be back!

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Should have 3 Michelin stars. I was with a sophisticated friend from Paris who was shocked at the excellence of every detail.

GS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern has the finest in haute cuisine. Beautiful plating & excellent taste are two components for a memorable dish & The Modern delivers both!

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in New York, if not in the country. Every bite lingers, unlocking savory senses and hitting the right note. If it's for a special occasion, you will never forget the meal.

AG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious with two exceptions. The filled salt croissant was filled with creamy goop; why not just some good bread. And as usual nowadays, the deserts were uninteresting.

The only other comment is that in warm weather, a more summery menu would be welcome.

All that said, the food was excellent and the service correct, personal and attentive.

JT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a travel micro-influencer ( @travelingwithsoul ) with a passion for food. I live in Paris and have eaten at over 25 countries around the world, with Paris ranking the top in quality. The Modern was at the level of what I'd find in Paris. The service was perfectly synchronized with the staff on point for every little dining detail and most importantly the food was impeccable! I had the cauliflower dish as my starter, the duck breast for my main and the chevre mousse for dessert- perfection! Highly recommend

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As part of my first trip to New York it was a mission of mine to dine at a Micheline starred restaurant. Canada doesn’t get reviewed by the guide and I wanted to know if I had ever experienced that level of culinary excellence at home. As the amuse- Bouche arrived and we took our first bite it was clear that this was on another level. Everything we ate was perfectly prepared and the flavours were extraordinary. The entire meal was lovely and we felt like we were being treated like friends. The maître de Steven was definitely a standout. At $460 for dinner for two I did not feel cheated and will be back again!

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