The Bar Room at The Modern is a wondrous way to end your day at MoMA. You can continue your appreciation of modern art in fabulous food form. The setting is lovely -- modern (of course), lively, refined yet comfortable. These are not words that often go together.
Fresh grilled shrimp with green cabbage and Gruyere salad ($17).
Warm lamb and goat cheese terrine with toasted pistachios and watercress ($16).
Alsatian buckwheat spaetzle with yellowfin tuna paillard crudo, roasted foie gras, pine nuts, black pepper gastrique ($25).
Maine lobster pappardelle au poivre with red pepper and mustard greens ($29).
Beer-braised pork belly with spring pea puree and ginger jus ($18).
Duck confit a l'orange with cauliflower and fingerling potatoes ($20).
Chestnut sundae with Bailey's ice cream, pecan biscuit, and caramel ($12).
Raspberry macaron with almond mousseline, lychee yogurt gelee, and raspberry sorbet ($12).
We were really happy with our dinner here. If you're looking for an exquisite meal with lots of variety and creativity and without the stodginess of a formal dining room, this is the place for you.