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New York City Restaurants

The Modern and Bar Room

  • 9 W. 53rd St. Map It
  • Midtown West
  • French

Updated 02/25/2014

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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.

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9 W. 53rd St., between 5th and 6th Aves., New York, New York, 10019-5401, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.

Updated 02/25/2014


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