Dinner at The Modern
January 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
After a full day in New York City where I got to meet some Cornell Law alums, I met with Kim and Stephanie for a full-on dinner at The Modern right next to MoMA. We opted to eat in the Bar Room and each ordered a first course, second, and dessert. Sooo unbelievably delicious.
Highlights were the duck breast and pistachio truffle dipping sauce (I couldn’t believe that one of Stephanie and Kim’s friends had previously refused to eat the skin!), the squab, similar to the duck confit but with even more concentrated flavor, and the beignets (light as clouds) with their accompanying sauces.
The service was impeccable and I really enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant, which felt more informal than the food hinted. Of course we were seated close to the bar right after the work day, but the right level of noise kept the restaurant from feeling stuffy. I would definitely come here again for Restaurant Week sometime, especially since The Modern often just uses items from the regular menu instead of ripping of its customers with sub-par dishes for lower prices.
9 West 53 St.
New York, NY