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The Modern and Bar Room

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The Modern and Bar Room Review

Both spots competing for the title of the country's best museum restaurant sit side by side on the ground floor of the New York MoMA. The Modern, run by restaurateur Danny Meyer, is two restaurants in one, and both offer the dazzling food of Alsatian chef Gabriel Kreuther. The formal dining room features a view of the museum's sculpture garden and an ambitious, pricey, prix-fixe menu with standouts like chorizo-crusted codfish with white coco-bean puree. The far more accessible and popular Bar Room lies just beyond a partition, and this is where you can find a dizzying collection of shareable plates, like the refreshing arctic char tartare and oysters with leeks and caviar. Two or three make a fine if extravagant afternoon snack—double that number and you have a full meal.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9 W. 53rd St., between 5th and 6th Aves., Midtown West, New York, NY, 10019-5401 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/333–1220
  • Website:
  • Subway: E, M to 5th Ave./53rd St
  • Location: Midtown West

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    A Hidden Gem

    Love this place! Never disappoints in both food and service. Everytime we go to NYC, we always make time to eat here. Our teenagers love it too!

    by goodeater, 10/24/08

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