The Modern

The Modern

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant · Midtown East
9 W 53rd St (Museum of Modern Art), New York, NY 10019, United States
Open until 10:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • Noon–10:30 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Lori L.
    "Alsatian Dumplings"(5 Tips)
    Josephine S.
    "Liverwurst is to die for!"(4 Tips)
    Rachel P.
    "Prix fixe 4-course menu"(13 Tips)
    Bill G.
    "Amazing modern martini- cilantro infused gin, enough said."(4 Tips)
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  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • liverwurst
  • modern martini
  • fancy
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  • alsatian
  • wine
  • tasting menu
  • trendy
  • scenic views
  • sculpture gardens
  • tarte flambees
  • mushroom soup
  • museums
  • authentic
  • foie gras terrine
  • lobster
  • steak tartare
  • lively
  • Istria L.

    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

    Istria L. · 1 week ago
  • Chao

    Good tasting menu and cocktails. It's inside Moma with a great garden view!

    Chao · 2 weeks ago
  • Nancy A.

    View of MOMA sculpture garden

    Nancy Ackenhausen · September 19
  • Liam N.

    Awarded one star (★) in the 2015 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants.

    Liam Nee · September 13
  • Isaac R.

    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.

    Isaac Radnitzer · August 14
  • Rachel P.

    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!

    Rachel Park · August 14
  • Catherine P.

    Definitely worth it for lunch. All the ingredients are so fresh, and it doesn't hurt that you get front row seats to the MoMa's beautiful courtyard!

    Catherine Park · June 30
  • Rafi R.

    Just get the tasting menu. Don't ask questions. Don't resist. Embrace.

    Rafi Romero · June 6
  • Brian

    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.

    Brian · May 31
  • Alena R.

    Food was delicious. Very sophisticated place

    Alena Reva · May 30
  • Teddy L.

    everything on the menu is delicious! super cool spot.

    Teddy Lu · May 30
  • Benjamin D.

    You're going to love the Brandy based cocktails...

    Benjamin Dietrich · April 27
  • Judith R.

    WOW! Red velvet cake!

    Judith Roosken · April 22
  • Christophe V.

    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!

  • Grace L.

    always ask questions about the menu - delicious cocktails and get the chocolate cart!

    Grace L · February 15
  • Stacie S.

    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.

    Stacie S. · February 6
  • Andrea B.

    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.

    Andrea Barrezueta · January 24
  • Danyel S.

    eat at the bar. order the shrimp fritters.

    Danyel Smith · January 21
  • Adrienne P.

    Splurge and get 2 courses of dessert and end with samplings from the chocolate chart!

    Adrienne Petrino · January 17
  • Will A.

    Exquisite prix fixe menu in back room. Phenomenal bar. Extraordinary desserts. Pricey but worth it.

    Will Arnone · December 30, 2014
  • Chris L.

    Foie gras is the way to go.

    Chris L · December 29, 2014
  • Mike S.

    Impressive wine selection, great people watching

    Mike Seilback · December 19, 2014
  • Julia L.

    Amazing service, amazing food. I highly recommend the scallop potage.

    Julia Lord Nickle · December 14, 2014
  • Nick J.

    I don't have enough good things to say about the chicken stuffed with pistachios. The scallops were far too salty, however.

    Nick Johnson · December 8, 2014
  • S_J L.

    food was absolutely fantastic! amazing presentation it looks like art, not food♥

    S_J L · October 28, 2014
  • Annie A.

    Food is good but for the price a little overrated. Beautiful place. Love the moma.

    Annie Alfstad · October 27, 2014
  • ZZubin

    The Brussels sprouts Caesar is not to be skipped over (bar room). Shrimp fritters were too much fritter, not much shrimp

    ZZubin · October 18, 2014
  • Derek F.

    The seared scallops are made with charred cauliflower, shaved almonds, and some type of love magic. Best scallops I've ever had.

    Derek Flanzraich · October 18, 2014
  • Ashley Y.

    Expensive and shitty food. Ordered crispy chicken that looks like fried chicken you can get from fast food restaurant.... Portion is small and so not worth 30 bucks at all. Not recommended.

    Ashley Yue · October 13, 2014
  • Filip T.

    Best sweet potato gnocchi ever!

    Filip Tyc · October 4, 2014
  • Andrea B.

    The scallops with cauliflower, shaved brussels sprouts and the steak tartare are def my favorites. Paired with a nice Vermentino? Yes please!

    Andrea Barrezueta · October 2, 2014
  • Harpriya K.

    The desserts are amazing. Specifically the chocolate and hazelnut parfait.

    Harpriya Kaur · August 26, 2014
  • Lori L.

    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.

    Lori Luo · August 10, 2014
  • Andreas C.

    Try the tasting menu with the paired wine. A real treat

    Andreas Cohen · August 9, 2014
  • Sophia D.

    They treat you like a princess on your birthday! Free birthday cake and wine on the terrace

    Sophia Duffie · June 14, 2014
  • Christine W.

    get the pistachio chicken, very filling and delicious.

    Christine Wong · June 10, 2014
  • Lauren S.

    Amazing presentation, use of local and seasonal fare, and service. This meal is a work of art.

    Lauren Simmons · April 25, 2014
  • Stephane G.

    Loved the food! Nice tables for 2 by the window!

    Stephane Guerry · January 27, 2014
  • Stina P.

    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.

    Stina P. · January 15, 2014
  • Domingos R.

    Order a Gin and Tonic. Your welcome.

    Domingos Robinson · January 4, 2014
  • @JaumePrimero

    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.

    @JaumePrimero · December 4, 2013
  • 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

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · December 2, 2013
  • Littleoslo

    Good presentation but the butter should not be too hard for the guest to cut :)

    Littleoslo · November 22, 2013
  • MuseumNerd

    @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!

    MuseumNerd · September 19, 2013
  • Elisa

    Order the drink South by Southwest! delicious

    Elisa · August 19, 2013
  • Nari K.

    Three star restaurant (from the New York Times), and the food was absolutely amazing!!

    Nari Kim · August 12, 2013
  • Fred K.

    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'.

    Fred K · August 7, 2013
  • Christophe V.

    My favorite in NY and they have Orval on the beer list!

    Christophe Van der Linden · July 24, 2013
  • Denise C.

    Dinner table needs reservation. Try the bar instead. Quick service. Food is great. If you are non alcoholic, try lychee purée soda. Taste refreshing !

    Denise Cheung · July 23, 2013
  • Anne M.

    Alsatian Buckwheat spaetzle. One word: amazing

    Anne Mc · June 29, 2013

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