Address: The Museum of Modern Art, 9 West 53rd Street, New York
The interior of The Bar Room at the Modern restaurant, with its well-lit dining room and small tables and chairs, looked very much like an upscale modern cafeteria. It has a more casual atmosphere to enjoy good Chef Gabriel Kreuther's dishes without all the formal dining fuss.
Gan, Eu Wen and myself went to check out the restaurant during restaurant week, and as usual, when the yaokuis meet up, there bound to be some serious eating. The menu looked very interesting and we wanted to try more dishes, so we ordered four sets of restaurant week menu for the three of us. It was definitely worth it. Among the dishes we ordered, I really liked the diver scallops, flambee tarte, pork belly and the caramel coffee dome dessert. I wouldn't recommend the duck confit and the liverswurst, since I have had better ones.
Overall, I thought the food was not bad, and Gan definitely liked it a lot more. Maybe next time I'll go crazy and splurge on the Modern Dining Room instead and try their more refine menu, and see how good the food really is.
Fresh Stone Fruit Crumble with pistachio ice cream - definitely not our favorite dessert, way too sour
Modern Cheesecake with almond crumble, cherry and fromage blanc sorbets