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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“foie gras” (77 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (45 reviews)
“tasting menu” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s been several years since we’ve dined here, but it’s always a pleasure. The menu in the bar room is short, but it is delicious food, creatively prepared and presented. The vibe is lively, that is, noisy, and service is brisk (to keep you moving...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here after spending the morning at the museum. The place was amazing -- staff was excellent, food and service were excellent, atmpsphere was lovely. This was a real treat.

Thank barbara12november194
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Typically I tend to hate french food, I know it may not be the most cultured opinion but it's one I certainly hold onto so when my significant other told me that she got great reservations, I was thrilled until I heard the F word....More

Thank OrliMFunny
Reviewed 4 days ago

Inventive menu and measured portions mean you can indulge on multiple courses here. Staff are very nice, though a little difficult to adjust to a NYC restaurant that has a “no tipping” policy. Nice room as well.

Thank Ian-Mc-SOR
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Modern is located in the excellent MOMA, smack dab in midtown Manhattan. We went to the Modern for lunch after a morning's excursion to the museum. We sat at the bar. The bartender's service was perfect. I asked if she can make a Vesper...More

Thank BostonboyMiami
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant rather abuts the MOMA and has two parts, the bar and the dining room. We were at the bar (liberally surrounded by dining tables) and had a most memorable dinner. The waitstaff really works hard to see to it that you are a...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine excellent. The service was really bad. The waiter abandon us mid lunch. We had to call the the manager several times. New waiter was assigned to us. I give it 4 points since the food and location is amazing.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar offers a fairly affordable selection — service can be great but they sometimes disappear. The main dining room is easy to get into - has a great view of sculpture garden and is crazy expensive.

Thank HonestMcHonest
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined alone and was treated by the young staff like I was a favorite uncle. Max, Jeremiah and Jenna were not just professional with service and guidance about the menu, they were actually sweet to me in their ernest endeavor to deliver a fantastic...More

Thank KathrynandTim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go for lunch at the bar every time we are in NY.The food the service and the atmosphere are unbeatable .

Thank _demcon43
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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7 April 2018|
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Response from stlguye12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I’ve made reservations on Open Table.
11 March 2018|
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Response from Gisadom | Reviewed this property |
The bar is more informal, with a view to the garden, but the menu is the same.
11 March 2018|
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Response from Terry B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant might accommodate you but at some expense to flow, changing plating and order and organization. I'd offer that it is a mild insult and not on good rooting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$108 - US$182
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
    (Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-1220
  • E-mail
The Dining Room at The Modern is a 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 $158 four-course prix fixe menu or a $208 eight-course tasting menu. Lunch offers a $118 three-course prix fixe menu or $158 six-course prix fixe menu. Complementing Chef Bissell's menus, Master Sommelier Michael Engelmann's extensive selection of wines showcases exceptional diversity and value in wines both classic and emerging regions. Our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. No tips are required nor expected. We accept 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 area to welcome walk-ins.
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