This elegant restaurant overlooking MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, holds two Michelin stars and four James Beard Awards for its inventive, contemporary and refined French/New American cuisine.
As befits a restaurant attached to MoMa, the setting is airy and minimalistic, to focus on the food inside and artwork view outside the floor-to-ceiling windows (you’ll have to request a table with a view). The Modern was founded by hospitality genius Danny Meyer, so the emphasis also is on seamless service, and one of his group’s fine dining destinations with a no tipping policy.
The menu changes seasonally and there’s an award-winning wine list. What does not change is the splurge-level, special occasion pricing.
The Modern welcomes reservations up to 28 days in advance.