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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%
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“foie gras” (79 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (46 reviews)
“tasting menu” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pm Hours
Italian, Contemporary, Fusion, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a lovely lunch with a friend while visiting the Museum of Modern Art. The food and service here are outstanding. The three course lunch was well-curated and everything was absolutely delicious. EAT HERE!

Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Scene-y in a nice way. Fun atmosphere. Prawn fritters are deliciously both a crispy & melting pop of yumminess. Serving sizes are small & well executed.

Thank goldieSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Modern had been on my restaurant bucket list and I took advantage of a recent business trip to dine here. From the second I sat down, I knew it was going to be a brilliant evening. I was fortunate enough to sit at one...More

1  Thank ShaanS74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is amazing - there are lots of nice expensive places but The Modern is up there. What left us blown away though was the service. My wife didn't really enjoy the carrot cake dessert, so the staff went above and beyond to help...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always pair a visit to MOMA with lunch at the Modern. Didn't know this is a danny meyer restaurant till recently The restaurant has 2 parts - the front is dark, crowded and noisy for walk-ins. The inside facing the garden is bright, spaced-out...More

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 course lunch in the dining room and were blown away by the presentation, attention to detail and flavours. There was construction work going on outside the window so there was not a particularly great view but the food and service are...More

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me to dinner in The Modern – Bar Room as a surprise. I had not researched the menu and assumed it would be a typical Museum meal, ok but not exceptional. I was very wrong. This was Memorial Week and we were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we ate in the bar side-4 courses for prix fixe seemed too much. we realized our mistake and moved over-staff was perfectly gracious and helpful! Steve our waiter was helpful, efficient and friendly-a perfect combo! we had english pea soup, a tart with bacon, cavatelli...More

Thank Mel959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food excellent . Nice surroundings . Service generally good , friendly, not stuffy ,but courses served too quickly. We were dining early but had told them there were no time constraints. Better pacing would have been appreciated. We did appreciate we were able to change...More

Thank holyisle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in late afternoon after a nice long visit to MoMA. The timing was perfect with no wait. Our waiter was very attentive and gave expert advice on the orders. If you are lucky, the onion tart will be on the menu, great starter to...More

Thank Jen8310
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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.
12 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.
12 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
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 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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