Eating Restaurant Week: Bar Room at The Modern

What to eat during Summer Restaurant Week at Danny Meyer’s sleek MoMA spot

The Modern

Summer Restaurant Week is on! Through July 31, out of the 250+ eateries participating, we bring you a crib sheet to our favorites.

Bar Room at The Modern
The Museum of Modern Art, 9 West 53rd Street, near Fifth Avenue; 212-333-1220.

Why: One, because it’s a Danny Meyer joint. Two, Chef Gabriel Kreuther won the James Beard Award for Best NYC Chef. And three, next time you’re in a foreign city eating a wilted sandwich from the museum concession stand, you’ll think back fondly to your gorgeous, fleur-de-sel sprinkled meal at the Modern and smile.

What to order off the RW menu: The Modern’s menu M.O. is of the popular little-dishes variety, and the restaurant week lineup offers nearly 30 of them -- you may want to plan a return trip. We’d start with the roasted Long Island duck breast with peppercorn-crusted apples or the tarte flambée, a thin tart of crème fraîche, onion and applewood-smoked bacon popular in Chef Kreuther’s native Alsace. The crispy Atlantic cod with creamy sauce gribiche standing in for tartar is a regular-menu favorite; get it, or go for the beer-braised pork belly with sweet pea purée. Dessert calls for the hazelnut dacquoise – a buttercreamy layer-cake of sorts – with milk chocolate whipped cream. (See the full menu here.)

During Restaurant Week, lunch at participating establishments is $24.07, dinner $35.00. Reserve early.

See our previous Restaurant Week picks.

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