The Modern

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4560 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.
For reservations in The Bar Room please visit: https://www.opentable.com/r/the-modern-bar-room-new-york

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us at The Modern for a special Easter lunch with a 3-course menu at $158 per person.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time back and it never ceases to amaze. We got the three course meal and enjoyed the very refreshing play of flavors, from the mouse bouche all the way to the well crafted and original desserts.

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

全体的に塩分強め。NYだから仕方ないがお値段高め。

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service!!

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

Knowledgable, friendly staff that had impeccable attention to detail.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine list

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DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price on the tasting can be daunting, but the amount of food you receive at such amazing quality is worth every penny.

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t realize The Modern was a 7-course dining experience and booked a reservation for 6:15 before an 8pm show at City Center. After a moment of shock when I revealed this error to our waiter, the team quickly adjusted and provided a beautiful 3-course meal for us that still felt decadent and relaxing while getting us out by 7:45 for our show. Incredibly professional and accommodating, and the food was spectacular.

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DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful evening.

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

A treat for the senses. While the ingredients and flavors didn't tend to the obscure they both showed off the fully unlocked potential of each. Every course took over from the last as the best things I have eaten all year. I can't wait to return so I get to try the remainder of the menu.

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an Extraordinary food cuisine experience. Each plate served was very unique and had a spectacular taste.

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NH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expect to be there for 2.5 hours to get through the tasting menu, and expect an expensive bill but expect to have an incredible and unforgettable experience. Artfully plated dishes with amazing and complex flavor profiles make The Modern well worth the trip!

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food. Definitely worth the 2 stars! Creative and fun and a great wine list to boot.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinning at The Modern is an amazing experience.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, excellent service and pleasant environment. Well worth the money and their Michelin stars!

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L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, unique space and fun experience. Recommend it for a special occasion.

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E
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband got sick after we left the restaurant. All night long.

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L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect the minute you walk in the door. Food is outstanding unlike anything you've ever tasted. Delicious cocktails to start & then on to 7 courses of indescribable goodness. Have been to most Danny Meyer restaurants & The Modern is right up there with the best restaurants in NYC.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a truly great experience! We told them that my friend has only 1,5 hours at a maximum and they ensured that we had all three courses in 1 hour and 15 minutes!

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AB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern is a unique and fabulous dining experience. The restaurant is gracious, with tables well spaced. The food is inventive and delicious and we very much enjoyed the wine pairings. I'm saving my money for the next splurge at the Modern!

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B
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although very pricey, one cannot beat the tastes, the service, the ambiance, the sculpture garden and so much more. We come to the Modern every time we are in the city and have never been disappointed. Prices in Manhattan can add up quickly. I would rather pay the price at the Modern knowing that the meal will be impeccable, than pay almost as much somewhere else and possibly be disappointed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

you can enjoy beautiful foods and atmosphere,

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Minor slips in the service. But very pleasant and attentive.
I am a tough grader.

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A
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Modern is one of the best restaurants in NYC. Impeccable service, creative food, and beautiful ambiance. Whenever we come to NYC, this is a restaurant that we always revisit. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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

This is a wonderful place to go for lunch or dinner. The ambiance is nice and the seating is spacious. I’ve been to The Modern for dinner, which was also a great experience, but this was my first time there for lunch and it was just as pleasant of an experience. I took my sister there to celebrate her birthday, so we chose the 6 course lunch. We explained that we didn’t eat meat, so they provided us with a pescatarian version of the six course lunch. Everything was so beautiful and so delicious. (They don’t over salt their food either, which a lot of restaurants unfortunately do.) The service was top notch as well. The staff was friendly and accommodating of special requests and don’t act all arrogant like in some of the other high end restaurants in NYC. I highly recommend this place. It’s become my favorite NYC restaurant. Skip Le Bernardin, skip Gabriel Kreuther, and skip Del Posto. Come here instead. It is well worth the money.

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JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, one of the best dinner experiences possible

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1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was awesome the food was delicious but the portion were on the small side.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Restaurant

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant ruined. Why would you only offer a tasting menu. Absurd. Went from my top 5 to never again!

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KW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of our lives. Everything was simply top-notch.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food! Very good service! But you will pay for this high quality!

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AV
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from beginning to end! Great wait staff.
Food amazing. Memorable.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

For NYC...this is average food at best
Not one dish wowed me except for the bread
Completely overpriced place and would never go back
Took nearly 3 hours to get through dinner as well
If you're looking to have an "experience " this is definitely not the place

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, beautifully presented. Excellent service

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

Extraordinary and wonderful

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DT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was artful and perfectly paired at every course. I have never experienced such a fabulous time at dinner!

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

Great view!Great food!

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y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! The food was great. We came here for a birthday celebration and were treated very well (they even printed out custom menus to commemorate our celebration, which was a nice touch). This is a great fine dining experience - even among other Michelin star restaurants. Highly recommended! And you won't leave hungry ;)

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal with excellent service!!

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AM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and fresh., Most dishes burst in your mouth with fine flavors. Honestly the lobster dish was great but the lobster was subpar and could have been better. Overall we loved it and glade we came to this fine establishment. We would 100 percent recommend this place to anyone who lives fine food.

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