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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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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For dinner they have a 4 course prix fixe alternative for 168 dollars or an 8 course tasting menu at a higher price. We chose the 4 course alternative and were not disappointed. Each course was superb with lots of subtle flavors and inventive concoctions....More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, perfect for an impromptu celebration meal. The menu was varied with lots of choices, and everything we ordered (in our party of 7) was delicious. The sommelier was very knowledgable and helped guide our wine choices. Excellent service throughout and the staff were...More

Thank djtp123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always excellent service. We saw people from work and we sent them a bottle of champagne and one of the captains did this for us, it was great. I wish I remembered his name. This time we had dinner in the lounge area, a bit...More

Thank MexicotoNYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful evening. We ate in the bar area and the food, service and atmosphere was first class. Highly recommended.

Thank FamilyTravelerBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fantastic lunch 14 months ago I was keen to return here and this time sampled both the bar and the restaurant. Everything was excellent, food wine and service. In the bar I had the avocado and crab, the scallops and lobster en croute...More

Thank macsym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really one of the best meals ever, everything was just perfect - food, service, ambiance. We had scallops, foie gras, beef and dark chocolate dessert. Would definitely recommend all our choices, especially beef. What a wonderful experience, would definitely go back.

Thank Svetlana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Danny Meyers restaurant in MOMA. There’s the bar, & there’s the dining room. Prix fixe for lunch in the Doni ing room. We are in the bar which was just fine. Wonderful service with delish bread immediately brought to the table. Service was very...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with two fantastic cocktails: a Hive Trade (gin-based, refreshing with an unexpected spicy bite from liquid ginger) and a Joe Black (whiskey & brandy blend, cut with coffee and Absinthe... exceptionally smooth). I later had a Last Word (off-menu and perfectly prepared) The...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gathered some artist and musician friends for an outrageous lunch in the Bar Room. Loved everything especially our waiter Max! The beet appetizer is to die for! Many of us had the scallops and they were amazing. Such a great spot in NYC!

Thank Caryn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely good food, great service, a little pricy but all worth it. definieitly have to book in advance.

Thank Anthony P
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Questions & Answers
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.
Terry M
28 September 2017|
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Response from Allan S | Reviewed this property |
It is very good. But noisy there. A real happening and eye opening. Worth the money to see how a top notch place comes together. Try it. You should like it But not intimate
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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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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