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The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-333-1220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Contemporary, Fusion, French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the art at MoMa and then had reservations to eat at the Modern which is located inside MoMa. We had reservations so we were seated quickly. The decor was lovely and lots of windows with light coming in. The waitress was very nice...More

Thank Glenda C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to have a break in watching Art in between the floors of MoMa. We were lucky to have a reservation which made us sure a table would be waiting for us at a specific time. – And it did! We were able to...More

Thank koneserka11
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the place I would give 5 star, but for the food and staff 4 stars. I ordered the food was amazing to see it but was cold, and needed to heat it up again. What a torture.

Thank rebeccaeva2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service in this sleek space with a nice atmosphere. It I thought the menu was uninspired. The items offered were fine, but I might want a steak or a fish entree, my charred avocado starter was great except for the crab shells in it,...More

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food at The Modern is absolutely outstanding. Everything we had was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Then why the average review? There are a few reasons behind this. First, I feel that the service was somewhat lacking and was missing that personal touch. Each...More

2  Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a bite and drinks on a stopover on our way to Italy. We didn’t have a reservation so opted to sit in the bar and share some of the fare from the bar menu and a bottle of...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Modern for my girlfriends birthday. Our first waiter was a complete disaster. Pompous and arrogant, every detail or question seemed to irk a negative reaction and after ordering, we asked for him to be removed. The second waiter was a marked...More

1  Thank Luke W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service and ambiance are delightful. We ordered from the short bar menu. The French fries and the cheese platter were well presented and were delicious. Prices include gratuity, but they are grateful to receive additional gratuities.

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had one of our better meals here for my better half's birthday. They acknowledged her special day with well wishes and treated her to something special. They took care of us from arrival to departure. And then there was the food; the tasting menu was...More

Thank Wilson L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made an online booking for my birthday celebration this week expecting to be wowed. Was I wrong. On the online booking they asked if it was for a special occasion and I mentioned it was. At the restaurant there was no acknowledgement of this....More

Thank laurenceb908
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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.
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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
USD 108 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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