9 W. 53rd St. (Fifth and Sixth Aves.) Fifth ave and 53rd St.
The Modern Online
Take your pick of Danny Meyer (Union Square Cafe) dining experiences here — up front is the more casual Bar Room, ideal for drinks and bites, while the dining is suitable for a special sit-down meal. Either way, enjoy chef Gabriel Kreuther’s seasonal, creative cooking. Yuzu-marinated langoustines; grilled foie gras with pistachio praline; and baked quail with macaroni, spinach, and morels are among the inventive selections on the blowout, $155 tasting menu (dining room only), while Alsatian tarte flambee flatbread and horseradish-crusted salmon headline the Bar Room’s slightly more rustic fare. Cocktails aren’t ignored either: The house martini features Tanqueray infused with cilantro.