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With neighbors like the Museum of Modern Art, The Modern emphasizes design and ambience. Based on the Bauhaus movement, the restaurant boasts a modern elegance that provides an artistic escape from New York City’s Midtown neighborhood. The designers, Bentel & Bentel, divided the space with a three-quarter-high wall into a plush dining room and the bustling Bar Room. Guests in the main dining room sit alongside floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the MoMA’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, which rotates works from Picasso, Matisse and other great artists. The Bar Room focuses on an enormous photograph of 270,000 papered leaves by German artist Thomas Demand. Nearly replicating the interior architecture of its museum neighbor, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant is a fabulous treat for modern art and modern food lovers alike.