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The Modern

9 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Fifth Ave.

Avg. Rating

Food: 8
Service: 7
Décor: 8

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

63% would go back.

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Great food great service one of the great one's in NY

By psdesignc on 3/28/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have had the chance to eat their twice both times food was great service was a 10 look is the best. Eaten at Per Se twice and this is equal at 0ne Tenth the cost of Per Se. If Per Se is a 29 than this isn't far behind. Only negative sounds from bars area can be hard

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241 out of 523 people found this review helpful.

Who was in charge of hiring such "professionals"

By GABRIELLE on 2/23/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I was amazed that the Moma sign of creativity had such a poor example like The Modern. Whoever was in charge of hiring the staff should be fired. From Manager to friendly non professional waiting staff and and a kitchen with notorious lack of creativity, this is not the place for such a Museum

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303 out of 610 people found this review helpful.

A Modern Mystery

By martin_chamois on 2/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Danny Meyer's mid-town trend setting restaurant which launched as a disaster last winter has undoubtedly improved in all areas. The front desk has developed from complete chaos into a professional organized group. The wait staff has made dramatic improvements. The bar staff has improved some and at least now they know the contents of their own bar stock. The interior design is still severe and has many hard edges. Tables for two are still placed on top of one another to stifle any conversation. The menu has evolved and is far superior to earlier incarnations. And the food is top notch with excellent ingredients evident. Wine service continues to flounder - despite one of the most over priced wine list in Manhattan. The wrong vintages are presented to the table, frequently at the wrong temperature. The biggest concern is the customers tend to be tourist, with limited vision and clearly not demanding. If Manhattan customers fail to raise the standards, I fear that the Modern Disaster may return.

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266 out of 558 people found this review helpful.

great start

By kmh on 2/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

actually went to the bar - have not yet eaten (food score refers to wine and drinks we had). the space is gorgeous, comfortable, and very well designed. the drink menu is amusing and creative. our server was a little slow on the uptake and he didn't seem to know much about what he was talking - but it's new, and he was young. the other staff was knowledgeable and gracious. definitely recommend - can't wait to eat here!

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