The Modern

4.8
4677 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 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
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Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience. Every moment of our experience exceeded our expectations. Watching the wait staff is symphonic and the food was artful and every bite was delicious. Jeremey, our waiter, was fanatic and so helpful guiding us through the menu in the main dining room. We would do the main dining room again vs the bar. Wonderful and 10 stars.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

平日の日中だったためかとても静かで落ち着いた雰囲気の中で食事ができました。
ワインのセレクションも想像以上に多く、銘柄などに詳しくない自分達にも、多すぎず、少なすぎず、ちょうど良い数のオススメをしてもらい、メニュー選びで頭を悩ますことなくできたのはとても嬉しいことでした。

一緒に行った方もとても気に入ってくださり、「また、いつの日かここで食事をしたい」と行ってもらえ、選んだ甲斐がありました。

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the seventh time that I attend and I always take the tasting menu and it's like good wine every time it gets better!!

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

We came here to celebrate a special day for us. The dinner was truly outstanding. The food was fantastic but what really made the difference was the exceptional staff. Thank you for making this evening so memorable!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely nailed it.

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PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! It’s the only word I may use!

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BF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my finest dining experiences. Fabulous: food, service attention to detail and customers. Wonderful for a special occasion. Incredible flavors. Top rate

One caution: this is not for peopler on a budget. Quite expensive - but worth every penny

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is ART! Every little detail makes for an insanely delicious meal with amazing service. This is a great special occasion meal. Outstanding... every time!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite meal of the year. Everything was perfection.

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really creative menu, beautiful presentation, great flavors. The room is very modern and cool, but accented with riotously colorful floral displays the size of a small car. Our only regret was that we couldn’t try more dishes. The menu prices are expensive, but it’s not clear until one’s credit card statement is returned that service is included in the prices. That reduces the total tab considerably. The wine list is expensive, but there is a smattering of excellent values. Sommelier was brilliant, quite helpful.

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DJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Crisp and chic atmosphere. Food was creative and delicious. Service was very good.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impecable service, great food and the MoMa by the side! A little noisy on the bar but overall a great experience!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in NY

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very small portions considering the lofty prices. The service is impeccable. The menu for the 3 course lunch was limited. Wine pairings were great

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly transporting, and at times even transcendent. Every dish held a new surprise, all done with humor and joy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely dining room with perfect lighting. Highly recommend for special occasions!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Glacially slow service

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great experience. Wsit staff was great and got us in and out in 1 hour and 15 min. Food was great especially the scallops. Best of all tip was not required and included which made this place really upscale.Was a great experience. Wsit staff was great and got us in and out in 1 hour and 15 min. Food was great especially the scallops. Best of all tip was not required and included which made this place really upscale.

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BN
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience. Beautiful food. The eggs 3 ways alone were worth the trip. One of 3 best places in manhattan imo

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j
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give this 6 stars I would!! Unbelievable experience. We did the wine pairing as well. It was exceptional!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and service!!!

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern in my opinion is among the finest restaurants in NYC. I have dined there many times, but the last time on June 1st was by far the best meal I have ever had there. The Tasting Menu was superb and as always the service was outstanding. They charged our Cell Phones while we dined and delivered them back to our table, fully charged. Of course it does not hurt to have the Museum of Modern Art's Garden as the back drop, but even without that view, it is a gorgeous restaurant; from the Tableware to the Restrooms. I hope to be back at the Modern for many meals to come. Without question it is in my top ten places and rightly so.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints! Food and service are always exceptional.

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MP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive of course, but the food was delicious, and the wine pairings were wonderful.

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the best. Service is amazing

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e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch. Couldn't be beat though the sculpture garden was under construction so the ambiance wasn't what it could be.

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E
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very disappointed that the menu changed to a 7 course, prix fixe menu Much too much food.
Although creative combinations, the food was too precious and many dishes were too rich.

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MR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliance as always... such a good restaurant !

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern is my current favorite restaurant. Every dish is a delight to my palate.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern continues to bean outstanding accompaniment to MOMA.

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R
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 4th year of wedding anniversary (#44) celebration at TM. 5.5hours later we experienced it all: exquisite food, unmatched service (thanks especially to David, Patrick and Fiona) and time spent with the pastry chef! Mahvelous evening. See you next year TM as we again travel from Seattle.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience !! Decor could be better.........

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LL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The new 7-course menu is disappointing. Every dish comes with a thick sauce, which covers the taste of the fresh ingredients, not mentioning it is too filling.

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P
Sydney / NSW
44 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute top class meal. Always up to the highest standard. None of the other people at lunch had been before and were bowled over. Will always come back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the TOP.
Expensive but worth every penny!

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NJ
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not our first or last visit, lunch in the dining room, especially next to the windows overlooking the MoMA sculpture garden, is always a unique treat. Food from start to finish was exceptional--arguably the best we'd ever eaten in this restaurant. Service was exceptional--it was there when you wanted it but not hovering.

There were two problems. First, the portions are more appropriate for a 10-year-old who doesn't eat much. As always--even at dinner--the portions were uniformly too small. Second, $138 for a three-course lunch is too pricey, even though it includes gratuity. Algebra I brings that to $115 without a 20% tip, and that's a lot more than the tab at comparable Manhattan restaurants. It's not easy to balance the fine food, service, and decor with these two notable downsides.

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n
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

-Food: We tried the 6 course tasting menu for lunch along with a couple of cocktails. The meals were made with our dietary restrictions in mind. The flavors and presentation, as well as the fresh ingredients were exquisite!
-Service: Lovely and attentive staff members and well-paced service. This is a no tipping restaurant, which makes the service feel more genuine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience for enjoing dinner and wine

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly exquisite on every level. The staff could not have been more attentive and helpful and the food was utterly divine

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MD
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. We chose 4 items and the chef chose at least 3... the sommelier was amazingly helpful and spot on. The service was impeccable. Fun team! Loved it and will return.

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