Wine list at The Modern has prices in euros

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In a further sign of how our currency is rapidly becoming the American peso, the wine list at The Modern restaurant on West 53rd Street (below MoMA) in Manhattan now lists the euro equivalent pricing.

During lunch there yesterday, I asked if they actually accepted euros for payment. They said it is for informational purposes only to help their European guests make the conversion. Must be a pretty picture for the Europeans! The only catch for them as they order their magnums is that the price on the menu does not include service and tax as is the norm in Europe, which could lead to a 25 percent upside surprise when the check comes.

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4 Responses to “Wine list at The Modern has prices in euros”


  1. Well, considering that so many menus in London/Paris/Brussels/Tokyo etc. have always had multiple currencies listed since I’ve been a traveler, it just tells me that we’re hopefully becoming less provincial.

    Good for The Modern.


  2. Unlikely this is the US joining the rest of the world. And do they update it daily?


  3. In small font at the bottom of the first page it said that the conversion rate was $1.58 buys one euro. Today’s rate is $1.55. Very close! And there appears to be some rounding for ease of reading.


  4. It’s a really positive step, the US is a bargain travel destination at the moment, and US retailers need the tourist pound/euro/dollar so being nice to Johnny Foreigner pays off.


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