Mode Kitchen & Bar

4.3
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55 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Mode Kitchen & Bar strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining.

Designed by renowned Sydney team Luchetti Krelle, the spacious venue seats up to 200 guests.

Head Chef Francesco Mannelli has produced a menu of simple dishes executed exceptionally well, presented with genuine hospitality and polished service.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
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Denver
23 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Very disappointing! Wait staff was clueless! Food was mediocre. Seats we’re uncomfortable.

VL
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My friend (from Adelaide) and I had a very lovely, enjoyable lunch.
Would it be possible to re-arrange the lighting? I caught myself in one of the mirrors (when seated) and I was not happy with what I saw.

Thank you again for such a good day.

M
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very good dining experience. We had a round table, ideal for 8 business colleagues. Prices for food and wine are expensive.

SB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The dishes look good but tastes not good. Especially for the snapper fish, not tasty.

C
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's impossible to improve on Excellent. Food a delight, service proper and unobtrusive, wine list exceptional

FL
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food overall.
The Coral Trout was probably missing a touch of salty character. Rest of food pretty tasty.
Little bit pricey, but you obviously pay the location.
Service was ok, the waitress that looked after us was friendly.
P.s. do not use a chipped decanter, is really bad for a restaurant like that.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. We had the set truffle menu and it was amazing. Great value and filling.

The team were also really helpful and accommodating with provided us a table where we could have the pram at the table, which is hard to find for a fine dining restaurant.

AM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last minute decision to dine here.

Fantastic food, great cocktails and wine and the service was faultless.

The truffle specials were also noteworthy.

So pleased we made the decision to visit!

a
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

only issue we had was that our side dish was forgotten and we didnt get it until we had almost finished our mains. this happened last time as well!

J
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Very disappointed with the quality of food. My entree started off with hardly any traces of truffle. I mentioned this to waiting staff and they took note for my main, the chef made up for it in my main - which was lovely. But the dessert was the same as entree - hardly any truffle. If I had known the quality was so poor I would of tried another venue, it would of been nice to know the amount of grams going into the dish or the region the truffle was from.

My partner ordered a Wagyu steak at medium and he received it a medium rare to rare. He didn’t bother with mentioning it to the kitchen as he didn’t want to ‘fuss’ over it. But on our way home he regretted not saying anything as the price point and quality was very far apart.

We walked out very unsatisfied compared to other 5 star hotel dinning we’ve been to. We honestly would of expected more from Four Season and wouldn’t be returning. I will be leaving the same review on google reviews.

AK
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I don’t remember her name but the waitress was excellent; provides us a great service

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 17 July 2019

Dear ArnaldoK, Thank you so much for your review of Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are delighted to know you enjoyed your time with us and that you were well looked after by our team. We work with lovely seasonal produce and therefore we always have new dishes to try, so we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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R
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great value for money. A wonderful experience and would happily return and recommend to others without reservation.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 7 July 2019

Dear Rosemary, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed our food and experience with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon to try more of our seasonal truffle dishes and daily specials! Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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c
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was beautiful, it was about celebrating truffles and it shore did. especially the desert

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 30 June 2019

Dear conniec, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed our Truffle dishes and we will be sure to pass on the kind feedback to our Pastry Chefs. We really hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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j
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love the t bones will go back and try it again!
Cheers

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 28 June 2019

Dear jenw, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we are so happy to read that you enjoyed the T-Bone, it is certainly an excellent choice. We do hope you will join us again soon and try our delicious truffle dishes! Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visited Chroma Vivid Dinner at Mode Kitchen and Bar and we were not disappointed, the food and service were outstanding and the entire experience was fabulous.

I enjoyed the details that went into every aspect of our experience to ensure that sight, taste and smell senses were heightened.

Thank you for being accomodating and checking our dietary requirements. This team went above and beyond!

Many thanks

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for your reviewing our Chroma Vivid Dining Experience, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of this event. We will certainly pass on this lovely feedback to the team. We do hope to welcome you again soon to Mode Kitchen & Bar. Kind regards, Kartik Kapoor Director of Food & Beverage

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MS
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner for the family. Food was as good. Some meals excellent. Entree of poached prawns had little flavored so yummy as disappointing.
Our waiter was excellent as were other staff.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear MicheleS, Thank you for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar and for choosing our venue to host your family celebration. Your feedback is very valuable to us as we are always striving to provide the best experience we can for our guests. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Kartik Kapoor Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lucky to have Chef special dessert - Floating Island then pastry chef came over to talk to us .
Wonderful chat - gorgeous dessert - inspirational chef.. very special.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 17 June 2019

Dear PaulineT, Thank you so much for a wonderful review of Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are delighted to read of your experience and we will certainly be passing this feedback on to our fabulous Pastry Chefs. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Kartik Kapoor Director of Food & Beverage

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JJ
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very unique experience to join in the Chroma meal. The whole thing was very well planned & executed. I know the sense touch may be represented by us eating the food but it would be great if you could incorporate touching/feeling something into the experience also. Congratulations on a great presentation all round!

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 12 June 2019

Dear Jojo, Thank you so much for your review and feedback in regards to our Chroma 4D Dinner, we are always seeking ways to make sure we provide the best experience for our guests. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed the entire evening with us and we will be sharing your kind congratulations to the team! Kind regards, Kartik Kapoor Director of Food & Beverage

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LL
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Amanda the superviser is highly customer oriented and goes above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience at Mode for the Chroma dinner. The food can be more tastier as the dishes were quite bland. Alex the waiter is very friendly and bubbly and made our after party at the bar that extra bit special. Disappointing factor is the bar closes at 10pm on a Friday night.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 12 June 2019

Dear LenaL, Thank you so much for taking the time review our Chroma 4D Dining Experience, your feedback is very valuable to us. We are absolutely delighted to hear that both Amanda and Alex took great care of you and we will certainly pass that wonderful feedback on. We really hope you will join us again soon! Kind regards, Kartik Kapoor Director of Food & Beverage

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DM
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fab night. All our senses came alive. A vivid dinner night. Each course a different colour and then paint your own dessert. Just incredible. If you get the chance - DO IT!!! 4 courses each with its own cocktail. Projections around the room and menu cards that smell!!! Sooo clever

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 3 June 2019

Dear DebbieM, Thank you so much for this wonderful review of our Chroma Vivid 4D Dining Experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the evening and we hope you had plenty of fun painting your dessert! Thank you for recommending the experience and we hope to see you again soon in Mode Kitchen & Bar. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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PK
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great menu, friendly and attentive service. We’ll be back!

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 2 June 2019

Dear PeterK, Thank you for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed our menu and that you also received a wonderful service experience. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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RC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I attended the Vivid Chrome dinner. I liked the concept and the food was good but I thought Mode can build on this with more experience. For example, red/fire meal, include smoke.
I would come again if the experience was expanded upon.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 30 May 2019

Dear RubenC, Thank you so much for reviewing our Chroma 4D Dining Experience, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the concept. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we are very pleased to know you would join us again. Enjoy the rest of the wonderful Vivid Festival. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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NC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived as we'd never been there before. All the service was quick and the meals were appetizing, the wine was refreshing too. We would definitely go back there again

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 30 May 2019

Dear NoreenC, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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m
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Very comfortable seating and lovely ambiance - just a pleasant hum. So good to be able to hear ourselves. Service was friendly and professional.
One shared bathroom for the whole restaurant would be unpleasant after meal time. Also the soap can drip directly onto the tiled floor which I think could be dangerous.
The charcuterie platter and pate were to die for, however, the octopus was underseasoned. Whole snapper was tasty. The dark chocolate mille feule was tasty and the accompanying raspberry sorbet sublime.
Pleasant meal and evening and a relaxing time.
Also the most delicious (but dangerous) cocktail ever - Louis Roederer, raspberry and vanilla!

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 29 May 2019

Dear myassistant, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, your feedback is extremely important to us as we are always striving to provide our guests with the best possible dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our service and the raspberry cocktail, it is certainly a popular choice. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Going directly from OpenTable's rating. The food is good. Good. That's all. Not Earth shattering, not inventive, or new, or something that makes your taste buds sing.

first course: Kingfish Sashimi. Tastes like a working dock at the end of the day. Love Tuna Sashimi and this was my first experience with Kingfish Sashimi, so maybe my bad on not realizing the taste profile of this fish.
Main Course: Kangaroo Loin. Perfectly cooked. Pepper crusted. The Pepper was finely ground into a coating around the loin, which was the only flavor you tasted. Obliterated any chance of tasting the meat itself. accompaniment veggies perfectly cooked and tasty as well as perfectly fine potato. The lovely server kindly made my wish of two helpings of this come true!
The atmosphere feels very much like your in the atrium lobby of a hotel; which is what it is! Looking up and seeing a dude leaving the sauna in his bathrobe on floor two isn't my idea of high end ambience.

Again, not bashing this place- it's FINE, just not anywhere worthy of whatever the avg. guest rating is here.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plesantly surprised! Would def return, gre4t for hosting clients

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 6 May 2019

Dear RyanJ, Thank you for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, it is great to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and would also recommend us as a place to host clients. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Impressed with the seating arrangements (comfortable corner with sofa as seats with cushions).
Food was good.
The service staff were polite but unfortunately lacked responsiveness to service requests. We had to always call for service including refill of water. Our hostess did not end up taking our order and each time we were served by a different person. To top it off, the bill that we were presented with included orders from another table! We hope management take this feedback on board to remediate the service issues.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 28 April 2019

Dear Dreamteam, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mode Kitchen & Bar, your valuable feedback in regards to service is extremely important to us. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our food and comfortable seating. Thank you again. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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j
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, waiter very alert and nice. food was great and location nice

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Responded on 28 April 2019

Dear josephl, Thank you for your positive review of Mode Kitchen & Bar, we are extremely happy to hear that you experienced great service and enjoyed our dishes. Kind regards, Francesco Mannelli Head Chef

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CR
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, good service and nice atmosphere. The only reason for 4 stars was that the coffees we had were very disappointing. We know you’re not a coffee bar, but please do you restaurant justice by making a decent cup to match your excellent food.

JT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food taste very normal. Nothing special .
Atmosphere was very ordinary.

RO
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service - very welcoming & lovely environment for either casual dining or entertaining friends.
The food was superb with some class & difference. We dined on 3 separate occasions & each experience was classy but very comfortable. Staff & service very polished & professional.
We commented on the low noise level due to the design & layout of the area - it was lovely to be able to dine & talk without being disturbed by loud phone conversations, which tends to happen these days !!!
Thank you for a great dining experience - we will come again when we next visit Sydney !!!

S
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

For the price we felt service could've been better. We had to ask for water, refill our own wine glasses, and no one asked what we wanted for dessert after giving us the menus... so we asked for the bill.
And not sure what happened that day my wife got bitten by mosquitos in her legs several times.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!
Waiters were also really knowledgable about the menu and were able to explain everything to us and answer any questions we had.

SA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Found the restaurant through google maps, booked a table on the website, train ride into town and the perfect experience followed.
Table service fast efficient, food exceptional, wine list with people that know the wines perfect.
All in all a very good experience, will definitely be back.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff, very good food. Expensive but all Sydney seems to be expensive. A very nice dinner out.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Showed up for Christmas Dinner reservation as set through OpenTable. Regular menu not available and had to eat buffet at a jaw dropping 175 per person. This isn’t a cruise ship it’s the four seasons - more was expected. Nowhere else to go last minute and was an ambush experience. They deliberately and willfully held back the info from us at time of booking that it was a buffet at such a HUGE price until there was no other option. Total exploitation of people who had no other options for Christmas Day. Beware of exploitation in the future from them.

LX
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We booked table for two on Xmas eve. Really enjoy the experience. Great service from the staff, welcomed with a smile. We got there way earlier than our booking time but got a seat straight away. Food is delicious. The beef is tender and cooked to medium just as I ordered. My husband ordered catch of the day (snapper) and it tasted very fresh and cooked to perfection. Price is very reasonable for the location. Would definitely go again.

DC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

More options in the food menu and cheaper prices are appreciated

CP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had great time with my friends, we were so much satisfied with foods and service. Definitely visit again soon.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We had a table reservation for a business lunch. Our group arrived first and we were given our table. Our client arrived subsequently and were given another table even though they had asked for the reservation under my name, which led to an embarrassing situation as both groups were waiting for each other for a good ten minutes before we realised the restaurant’s mistake. The waiter also confused our water and mixed our sparkling and still water glasses.