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9 W. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Fifth Ave.
NOT YOUR USUAL MUSEUM FOOD
By DESIWOOD on 7/21/2005
We were actually surprised at the deliciousness of each of the four items we ordered. Certainly a luncheon bargain for mid-town Manhatten.
Excellent service, and occassional free "chef tastings"
By always_a_critic on 4/1/2005
Although the reservation system is in dire need of fixing (The "Reservationist at please press 1" either locks you into "voice jail," or literally disconnects the line), the dining experience we had was grand! Beware: don't try to steal any keepsake napkin rings or cutesy silver (30+ pieces/person), the staff is watching like our 5th Ave hawks, ready to reclaim a spork as quickly as the hawk would capture a pigeon in flight. And speaking of squab, it's fantastic! So was the chorizo-crusted cod. Mentioned by another reviewer: the lemon napoleon is amazing. The chocolate concoctions were rich and generous. The petit-fours themselves would leave a lover off-the-hook for any Valentine's Day. Knowledge of the food was extensive, and the staff at-the-ready, especially the breadmaster. We'll possibly go back for New Year's Eve, if not priced-out. Aha! Maybe celebrating the night before could save hundreds of dollars!
Orgasmic experience Every Time!
By cindybaby on 3/29/2005
I have been lucky enough to have eaten at the new restaurant many times since it's opened, and its ever changing menu is always refreshing, but that is not even half of the good part of this place - each plate is designed and executed with such artistry and know-how that it tastes even better than it looks, which is rare in these days of form over content. I absolutely love this place, each time i bring a guest they are amazed and wants to come back and bring their friends or clients.
Great food great service one of the great one's in NY
By psdesignc on 3/28/2005
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
Who was in charge of hiring such "professionals"
By GABRIELLE on 2/23/2005
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
A Modern Mystery
By martin_chamois on 2/20/2005
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.
By kmh on 2/4/2005
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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