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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went out after a show with two others for dinner. Jeremiah was a great server who made excellent suggestions and even offered us a tour of the kitchen! A really great dining experience.

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

After tiring yourself out at MOMA, slip next door to The Modern. We ate in the cafe bar part. The menu is a tad confusing but the waiter got us through. The corn soup is a must. Tuna sliders too. All the small plates can...More

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This was a long planned trip and we decided to try the kitchen table at the Modern as had been recommended by a New Yorker and it was the right decision by a mile with a meal that was quite frankly stunning. They ask you...More

Thank dma1966
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We started with a few drinks at the bar. Great cocktail menu and a fantastic cocktail server who was fun to watch and recommended some perfect choices. We ate in the bar room. The atmosphere was nice, busy but not too noisy with a nice...More

1  Thank suzc22
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Thing that caught my attention is the presentation of the dishes; they are like some beautiful art pieces! Restaurant is white and airy, has a high ceiling, and overlooks the garden. Staffs are attentive and friendly. To note, is a non tipping restaurant.

Thank Air-Miles-Global
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were a party of 6 and all enjoyed the 4 course meal. The appetizers were the most varied options and most appealing. Everyone independently selected the beef entree which was delightful. The service is attentive but almost too much so. The water guy was...More

2  Thank Nava1203
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We are fortunate enough to secure a kitchen table to see the actions in the kitchen area. Very happy with the whole expereince but I think we are spoiled by the Food TV these days because our only complaint is that we cannot see from...More

Thank dingmax
Reviewed 3 October 2017

On a Sunny Day, the MOMA Garden is lovely. It is an Oasis in the Heart of New York. Lunching here is a delight.

Thank HongKong1234
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Returned with expectations of great food and better service. Food as always was exciting and loved every morsel. Service greatly improved after last visit. However a friendliness and ease was still not back....keep working at it

Thank gusto126
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Been here several times in the past. This time I was most disappointed. The service was slightly sluggish and a little inattentive (compared to other times). It took a while to have our orders taken and the staff seemed to be just "going through the...More

Thank lovetravel1452
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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
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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
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jerry F | Reviewed this property |
Gulp, my dinner for 2 including a bottle of Montrachet, $615
Tracey W
12 December 2016|
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Response from Manuel A | Reviewed this property |
No dress code at all. The place is quite chic but I always go with jeans and a shirt
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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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