The Best Romantic Restaurant in New York City

Normally a couple staring into each other's eyes makes for a romantic evening, no matter the location. But sometimes a Picasso, Monet, Michelangelo or Dali with the meal is just the trick to warm a lover's heart. The Modern, an upscale eatery inside the Museum of Modern Art is the perfect escape for love-filled cuisine. After a stroll through the museum and a feast in the dining hall, this restaurant is guaranteed to put a spark into any couples plans for the evening.

Food Menu

The French-American inspired cuisine is prepared by James Beard award-winning Chef Gabriel Kreuther. Dinner is prix-fixe. Selections change weekly and are based on seasonal availability.


Wine Director Belinda Chang has filled the cellars with more than 900 bottles of the finest vintage wines in the world.


The dining room overlooks the 31 statues in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The beauty and history of the surroundings are breathtaking.


Bentel and Bentel Architects used their Danish background and Bauhaus inspirations to create an illuminated and radiant room for patrons to appreciate and partake in the energy.

Fun Fact

The only photograph to hang in the bar area is "Clearing" by German photographer Thomas Demand.

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Dmitry Rashnitsov is a writer based out of Fort Lauderdale. His work has appeared in the "Sun-Sentinel" newspaper, "South Florida Blade" newspaper, "Cape Coral Daily Breeze," "411 Magazine," "South Florida CEO Magazine" and the web platform. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona.

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