The Modern—Bar Room
The causal, vibrant, and bustling space serves small plates of rustic, Alsatian cuisine. In addition to accepting reservations, The Bar Room welcomes guests on a walk-in basis. A separate street level entrance on west 53rd allows customers to enjoy the restaurant beyond museum hours.
This award-winning restaurant located at the MoMA is helmed by chef Thomas Allan with a contemporary seasonal new American menu and a stellar wine program to match. With three different culinary experiences within the space—the main dining room of The Modern, a tasting menu with front row views of the kitchen at The Kitchen Table, and the more casual, Bar Room. This season, the latter concept is participating in NYC Restaurant Week. At The Bar Room at The Modern, seating also includes an adjacent lounge and a 24-seat marble bar.
Special offering: A two-course lunch at $39 per person for an appetizer and entree, or a three-course dinner at $59 per person for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Menu selections are from the regular menu and include appetizers like duck liver and pickled celery; tarte flambée; or steak tartare with crispy potatoes. Entrees include gnocchi with hand-cut tagliatelle with white truffles; crispy skin salmon with beets and horseradish; or lamb with sheep's milk ricotta and mustard. Desserts include chestnut mont blanc with burnt orange, toasted sesame ice cream with passionfruit, and more.