This past winter, I dined at the Bar Room at The Modern and thought it was worthy of returning for another round this summer.
Strawberry soup with buttermilk panna cotta and pistachio sorbet. It was an interesting choice to highlight the liquid part of this dessert when the panna cotta seemed to be the main focus. But the dish was better than I expected (see my note about not liking cold soups) and refreshing. Buttermilk panna cotta is a good way to reflect other flavors.
The Bar Room is, if nothing else, consistent — the service is still lacking, but the food is good.