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The Modern

9 W. 53rd St. (Fifth Ave.) Send to Phone
212-333-1220 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The Modern makes its home at The Museum of Modern Art.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Dining room at The Modern, New York, NY

The Modern Restaurant Review

: Architects Bentel & Bentel created The Modern’s cool and subdued space of black and white and glass, leaving room for the food to express itself. Executive chef Abram Bissell now helms the kitchen, following the departure of former chef Gabriel Kreuther. (Kreuther will open a new restaurant in the Grace Building, which sits on the periphery of Bryant Park.) You may find such dishes as langoustine and razor clam tartare, chorizo-crusted cod, and Thomas Farm rack of lamb. Meanwhile, the less formal (and more affordable) Bar Room features a rowdy and warm ambience. For a sweet finale, one might encounter a milk chocolate and hazelnut dacquoise paired with raspberry sorbet; and a pineapple and citrus macaron with balsamic caramel. More delights follow on the custom-made mignardise cart. The wine list is a stronghold for uncommon Alsatian wines as well as Burgundies. A good selection of wines by the glass is available. In the main dining room, at lunch, the two courses and dessert prix-fixe menu runs $62, a steal for such surroundings, food and service.

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