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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 2 days ago via mobile

Super cool environment. Great for happy hour. Wonderful wine list. This place is besides Moma and its entrance is hidden, it looks like a regula residencial building. Glass door with a class wall in front of it, you do not see the restaurant from outside.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

2 hats tick the box great experience. Menu is 4 by 4 by 4 by 4 plenty of options and I need to make the review 100 characters why you silly pierce of software isn't its bloody good enough

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excited to try their prefix lunch menu-appetizer, entree and dessert. Plates were beautifully designed. I was expecting amazing flavors but quite disappointed. Service was average. Table setting was super simple. Overall compared to another Michelin 1 star restaurant I experienced a couple of days before,...More

Thank BeaNPCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I each had the 4-course menu, with different dishes. Every dish was creatively presented and so delicious. This was a flawless experience that just blew us away. The kitchen is putting out such inventive dishes that are perfectly crafted for taste, artistry,...More

Thank cuisinator007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and fantastic food. Waiter was very helpful with my dietary requirements and the no tipping policy was a pleasant surprise! highly recommended!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found this place courtesy of colleagues who were going a couple of days later and I couldn’t join them. Everything was fabulous - exquisite food, excellent wine selection and really good service. I was not overly hungry and had the avocado over crab appetizer....More

Thank BritgirlDallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, our food was a delicious artwork. And the staff was very friendly while providing exceptional service. We like having the gratuity included in the bill. We've eaten here half a dozen times over the years and never been disappointed.

Thank MacinMac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a design cuisine so the portions are small but more then enough (you don't need to eat more! seriously you don't). The no tip policy really works since the service is excellent A big wine list. the best place to stop for a...More

Thank raulvc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants to go to in NYC! From food to service to ambience, everything is impeccable!!!

Thank srm8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bar Room at the Modern is exactly what it is, in the finest sense of the word. If you like eating beautiful food in an ethereal atmosphere then this is the place for you! The food is delicious and delicate. From creative craft cocktails...More

Thank DRDC621
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from stlguye12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I’ve made reservations on Open Table.
March 11, 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.
March 11, 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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