The Modern

The Modern

New American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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    Bokyung P.
    "There's always a reason why they got two Michelin stars."(5 Tips)
    Lori L.
    "Alsatian Dumplings"(5 Tips)
    Bill G.
    "Amazing modern martini- cilantro infused gin, enough said."(4 Tips)
    Rachel R.
    "Prix fixe 4-course menu"(17 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon182 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • tasting menu
  • sculpture gardens
  • alsatian
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  • Andrea B.heart icon on user image
    Andrea BarrezuetaJanuary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Thought at first the pre-fix options would disappoint as I'm used to the a la carte menu at the bar but it was hands down amazing. Loved the bass steamed in spinach leaves. Roasted beets were great 2.
  • Christophe V.heart icon on user image
    One the best restaurants in NYC. If you have time, go for the full Monty in the restaurant with a great view on some MOMA sculptures. If you are in a 'rush' indulge at the bar. Great wine list!
  • Marc S.heart icon on user image
    Marc SchneebergerMarch 12, 2019
    Amazing drinks and food! Cocktails are espectacular. Some of the best bartenders in the city. The wine list is huge and outstanding. They deserve all the best reviews, nothing in there is wrong!
  • Lori L.heart icon on user image
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Take a seat in the restaurant to go for the four course prix fixe or tasting menu. You'll find that the Alsatian Dumplings, Baked Quail, and Soft-Poached Eggs are all executed to perfection.
  • Isaac R.heart icon on user image
    Isaac RadnitzerAugust 14, 2015
    Excellent prefix menu, we enjoyed every dish and I particularly loved the pistachio stuffed chicken as a main. Portion sizes were surprisingly good as well.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Consistent delicious food prepared with precision. Chef Abram Bissell's food feels light, straddling classic and modern. Wide-ranging wine list. And I couldn't be more pleased with the hospitality.
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RAugust 14, 2015
    Prix fixe 4-course menu is a fabulous deal - mini croissants, delicious pistachio chicken and lobster dishes, and more in a great setting with beautiful view into the MoMA courtyard!
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 12, 2013
    Tremendous value for a 4 course prix fixe at a great venue overlooking the Rockefeller Sculpture Garden; make sure you save room for the unlimited dessert tray they roll around at the end of the meal!
  • Tim D.heart icon on user image
    Tim DengAugust 14, 2018
    Two michelin star restaurant in the MOMA and it lives up to it. English pea soup & crispy skin salmon were delicious.
  • Istria L.heart icon on user image
    Istria L.November 13, 2015
    Great hospitality as always at Danny Meyer's restaurants. Sommelier Josh was knowledgeable to tackle my trickiest questions. Food was impeccable. Highly recommended, will come back any time
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigFebruary 25, 2018
    Impeccable service, everything is delicious, but portions are on the small side so order a little more than you think you need!
  • Fred K.
    Fred KAugust 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I've always eaten at the bar, never in the lounge area or restarant. Great bartenders -- take their recommendations for wine and spirits. Love the mushroom soup w/chorizo ravioli, the tarte flambee'.
  • Tablet Hotels
    Tablet HotelsFebruary 26, 2013
    The Modern is a lovely spot without any of the pretension that can sometimes plague these types of restaurants. The setting - from the decor to the sculpture garden view, is possibly the best in NYC.
  • cj f.heart icon on user image
    cj fitzgeraldMarch 20, 2018
    I've never been disappointed by their prix-fixe dinner menu. In the summer, finish with a nightcap in the MoMA sculpture garden, it's utterly serene. No tipping, reservations recommended.
  • Denise C.heart icon on user image
    Denise CheungJuly 23, 2013
    Dinner table needs reservation. Try the bar instead. Quick service. Food is great. If you are non alcoholic, try lychee purée soda. Taste refreshing !
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.January 15, 2014
    a modern crowd for a modern place with a modern menu for a modern world that appreciates modern art. aka the best of Danny Meyer. i am in love with this restaurant.
  • MuseumNerdheart icon on user image
    MuseumNerdSeptember 19, 2013
    @FelixSalmon says the ice cubes are disappointing. Bring your own! Seriously though, this place is better than Per Se. Top 5 restaurants in NYC. Just ask @museeYUM!
  • Stacie S.heart icon on user image
    Stacie S.February 6, 2015
    Everything is always perfection - food, drink, and service. This time I had the Brussels sprout salad and the pork tenderloin - both were lovely, the pork was special.
  • Brianheart icon on user image
    BrianMay 31, 2015
    The tasting menu is refined and absolutely stunning. One of the best meals I've ever had. The sommelier was also exceptional--the pairings were on-point throughout the meal.
  • Bokyung P.
    There's always a reason why they got two Michelin stars. “Eggs on Eggs on Eggs” what a pleasant dining experience.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 27, 2019
    A trendy and upscale setting in the MoMa with two Michelin Stars. This spot is great for a night out or a client dinner - try the scallops.
  • Andrea B.heart icon on user image
    Andrea BarrezuetaOctober 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The scallops with cauliflower, shaved brussels sprouts and the steak tartare are def my favorites. Paired with a nice Vermentino? Yes please!
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 15, 2012
    The sleek eatery at the Museum of Modern Art is just as much a masterpiece as the works inside the museum (recently re-imagined and expanded by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi).
  • Zayed K.heart icon on user image
    Zayed KhanApril 2, 2016
    As far as restaurants go, this is the epitomy of understated elegance. Beautiful decor, paired with views of the wonderful sculpture garden.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Homemade bread with goat‘s milk butter is a prelude to foie gras terrine, a slow-poached egg with spätzle, & roasted lamb. – Green Guide Editor
  • Frank L.
    Frank LohNovember 12, 2018
    Ask for a booth which is great for 3. Tasting menu great. Had outstanding pouilly fusse.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeOctober 18, 2014
    The Brussels sprouts Caesar is not to be skipped over (bar room). Shrimp fritters were too much fritter, not much shrimp
  • Derek F.
    Derek FlanzraichOctober 18, 2014
    The seared scallops are made with charred cauliflower, shaved almonds, and some type of love magic. Best scallops I've ever had.
  • Zayed K.heart icon on user image
    Zayed KhanApril 2, 2016
    Well thought out acoustics. The buzz from the bar room carries over ever so slightly to the dining room. Leaves a bit of the excitement lingering, while still allowing for a quiet and intimate meal.
  • Zayed K.heart icon on user image
    Zayed KhanApril 2, 2016
    Our server, Jason, never led us astray with recommendations. And his attention to detail, and intuition as to what we were looking for, was very impressive.
  • Randy N.heart icon on user image
    Randy NacolJanuary 12, 2016
    We ate at the bar Imo was well worth the expense bar tender explained the food and gave us the best experience we could have had
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group
    Art and foodie/Danny Meyer lovers alike will love! For great deals try the $98 4 course dinner menu or the $55 3 course lunch menu. Don't leave without ordering a dessert from Pastry Chef Marc Aumont.
  • Adrienne P.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne PetrinoJanuary 17, 2015
    Splurge and get 2 courses of dessert and end with samplings from the chocolate chart!
  • Annie
    AnnieNovember 27, 2010
    Wine list is intimidating, but the sommelier made a great recommendation- friendly and non judgmental of our interest in "hidden gems" (re: cheaper) list. Foie gras & spicy steak tar tar were winners.
  • Nari K.
    Nari KimAugust 12, 2013
    Three star restaurant (from the New York Times), and the food was absolutely amazing!!
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 29, 2011
    Sommelier Free Sundays! In the Bar Room, the corkage fee is waived and customers receive a wine key so you can open and pour your own wines at the table! Cheers! Read more
  • Jen22201
    Jen22201May 29, 2011
    They don't offer fries on the menu, but they do have them and they're great. Just ask for them. (The wild mushroom soup is great - the lobster pappardelle and gnocchi are a bit too salty.)
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 15, 2011
    Michael Psilakis, of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, is a big fan of the liverwurst and other French specialties at The Modern, inside the MOMA, in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • John S.
    John ShrimpMarch 17, 2018
    The Modern holds two Michelin stars, a Three Star review in the New York Times, four James Beard Awards, and the Grand Award from Wine Spectator.
  • @JaumePrimeroheart icon on user image
    @JaumePrimeroDecember 4, 2013
    Had the beef cheeks last night. Made me want to do naughty things afterwards. Literally wiped the sauce off my plate clean with some baguette.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    The Modern has views of MoMa’s sculpture garden, and the menu is all French-inflected suave goodness, but the real allure here is its sense of civilized escape.
  • Will A.heart icon on user image
    Will ArnoneDecember 30, 2014
    Exquisite prix fixe menu in back room. Phenomenal bar. Extraordinary desserts. Pricey but worth it.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie ViglioneDecember 21, 2011
    So right now as of dec 20 try the truffle infused drink - I think truffles are unicorn droppings that create shrooms and grow in a magical forest!!!
  • Harpriya K.
    Harpriya KaurAugust 26, 2014
    The desserts are amazing. Specifically the chocolate and hazelnut parfait.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SimmonsApril 25, 2014
    Amazing presentation, use of local and seasonal fare, and service. This meal is a work of art.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkNovember 7, 2012
    Desserts are a tour de force here, and influenced by the sensibilities of an Alsatian chef. The wine list includes off-the-beaten-path selections.
  • Susie M.heart icon on user image
    Susie MarplesMarch 1, 2019
    Beautiful setting, great food but expensive tasting menu was the only option
  • Andres Z.heart icon on user image
    Andres ZirlingerMay 14, 2017
    Incredible tasting menu. Among the best for sure. Went there twice and the second time slightly disappointed that menu had not changed much.
  • Julia L.heart icon on user image
    Julia Lord NickleDecember 14, 2014
    Amazing service, amazing food. I highly recommend the scallop potage.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaAugust 1, 2018
    A trendy and upscale setting in the MoMa, this spot is great for a night out or a client dinner.
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