The Modern


New York City, USA

Photo: Nathan Rawlinson.

About The Modern

The Modern is a restaurant in Manhattan, New York City.
If I had to pick only one "best wine list" in the city, this might be it. Out of all the restaurants on the fancier side of the New York spectrum, no wine list is as aptly modern and open-minded as the one Michaël Engelmann has built here. Michaël effortlessly finds room for all the classics you'd expect to find in a restaurant of this level, but also is not afraid to stick his neck out and champion the great wines of places like South Africa and Australia. This may not seem like a revolutionary thing, but in Europhile New York, it's rare, especially at this level. On top of that, you're usually going to be paying less for the same bottles at The Modern than at restaurants of the same level, especially given that prices are "Hospitality Included", no tipping needed.

The Modern Wine List

Wine team

  • Michaël Engelmann MS
    Wine Director

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