7. The Modern

Location: MoMA, New York

Another Danny Meyer endeavor, the Modern features French training with the fresh perspective of chef Gabriel Kreuther (see: rabbit-truffle dumplings; squab and foie gras croustillant) and pastry chef Marc Aumont (see: black currant vacherin; pineapple carpaccio). The plates are as beautifully composed as any canvas in the building. The restaurant defended a three-star rating from the New York Times earlier this year.

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