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The Modern at the MoMA

Modern Times
December 19, 2012
By , NYC Editor

The place: The Modern at the MoMA

The space: By night, this bar and restaurant adjacent to MoMA is all atwitter with the cocktail crowd in well-tailored suits and chic dresses prepping for the evening soiree. But daytime tells a different, more work-conducive story. Whether you sprawl out on the horseshoe leather booths or cozy up to the gauzy plate-glass wall in the bar, inspiration is not hard to find. The sleek, Danish-designed furniture helps, as does the billions of dollars in art next door.

Nosh: Normally, museums hang masterpieces, not serve them. But Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s Alsatian-inspired, French-American cuisine is an attraction unto itself, especially the tarte flambée, duck confit, and artisanal cheese plates.

Business factor: Although you’ll no doubt contend with the ebb and flow of tourists and museum-goers, the lounge offers enough corner tables (and WiFi) to attain a good measure of separation and comfort in the black leather chairs.

9 West 53rd St., 212-333-1220, themodernnyc.com

(Photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art)