The Modern – NYC

Bar Room interior. Photo Cr: Ellen Silverman)

I’m motionless with my eyes being mesmerized on the painting of Pollock – the same one that for months as it resembles a miniature set when set as my iPhone background image.

A mass of tangled wires without apparent meaning.

Suddenly I realize I’m late. I have a table reserved at the museum restaurant. Three minutes left to go down four flights of stairs cramped with visitors, while bumping into them, here and there.

Finally, I reach the ground floor and get into the Michelin star restaurant: The Modern. Sophisticated, romantic, elegant and trendy, The Modern, is visited by businessmen, high society families, and ordinary people as well.

It is hidden from the noise of bustling New York  a perfect hideaway to celebrate special occasions or easy moments of life as it is saturated by modern and stylish artworks of Picasso and Giacometti.

Instead, my appointment is exclusive with “it “, a tête-à-tête, a must, every time we are in NYC. (

The restaurant consists of two rooms. The Bar Room, dynamic and youthful. Creative works from the great Danish designer such as Arne Jacobsen, creates an environment where you can sit in comfortable black leather armchairs, rest your feet on parquet tiles, while white soft lights illuminate the Carrara marble bar.

The back rear from where the bottles stand as young New Yorkers check out themselves on the mirrors while sipping cocktails.

Pure white tablecloths and sparkling gray floor instead, give a more formal and elegant atmosphere to the Dining Room next to the Bar Room.

The high windows overlook the magnificent sculptures standing outside the MoMA. The menu offers only seasonal vegetables, foie gras, lobster, caviar, truffles and cavatelli – a simpler dish, but still very popular at the Bar Room.

There you are, my favorite!

The crazy apple pie with ice cream. The colorful dishes prepared by Chef Abram Bissell scream to be eaten.

Perhaps, similar to Pollock, his hidden message hides in the culinary tasting.

The Modern is not just a restaurant but a museum where art blends and mingles with the food. The place where the atmosphere is the perception that varies depending on the personalities of those who sitting at the table.

After the dessert, I go for a tour around the sculpture garden and then I walk to Central Park, where the grass of the park seems to be waiting for me to participate in a siesta.

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Laura Ciccarelli was born in Italy on February 3rd, 1986. She graduated in Law and worked first for a Law Firm and then decided to join her family's company working in the transportation's sector. Laura loves travelling and discover the world through Food, Fashion and Art. That's the reason why she decided to open a blog on lifestyle called "3 Lauren Avenue", to write about her feelings and moods mirroring her world's exploration.