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The Grand Tier Restaurant

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3034 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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NOW OPEN FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH! Enjoy live recitals by rising Met Artists in the dining room, with a $45 prix fixe and endless bellinis.

The Grand Tier Restaurant is located inside The Metropolitan Opera House and offers both a la carte and prix fixe menus. The restaurant welcomes the general public, not just ticketed guests of the Metropolitan Opera House. The restaurant’s location makes it the perfect pre-theater dining experience for all guests of Lincoln Center. The exquisite modern cuisine and classic dining room, highlighted by Chagall murals and brilliant Swarovski crystal chandeliers, make it a memorable destination regardless of the occasion.

Ticketed guests of the Metropolitan Opera may also dine in the restaurant at intermission but must pre-order and reserve by visiting us at www.diningatmetopera.com. Reservations for ticketed guests dining at intermission ONLY are not taken via Open Table.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
The restaurant is open to the public everyday, offering dinner Monday through Friday starting at 5:30 pm and weekend brunch starting at 10:30 am on Saturdays and 11:00 am on Sundays.
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Phone number
(212) 799-3400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Diamonte
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Private party facilities
Group Dinners welcome. We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 - 200.
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Private party contact
Yale Frederiksen: (212) 359-6513
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway and Amsterdam, between 65th and 62nd st.
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Parking details
Check out Metropolitan Opera website for parking information.
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Public transit
1 Train to 66th st. Lincoln Center
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Entertainment
New this season is Sunday brunch with live recitals by rising Met artists. These performances only occur on Sundays, scheduled one per seating at 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 3034 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Formal, and perfect for a pre-theater dinner if seeing a show in the Lincoln center. Food was delicious and service was polite.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Cena obligada si vas a la ópera. Verdaderamente excelente.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Pre-opera. 3 of 4 enjoyed the salmon and pasta meals. My filet of beef was stringy and lacking flavour. At $56 it was not good value.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant specifically for attending the Met. Had excellent meal and service; entertained my nephew and his fiancé prior to attending the Met on a visit through NYC. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were going to the opera and decided to give this a try. The service and the food were excellent. In addition, my husband has a temporary disability, and they ensured that we were seated in an appropriate location to make it easy for him to sit comfortably and enjoy our dinner. We will go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous as always.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing! Gorgeous place, fantastic food, wonderful service. Top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The ambiance is unbeatable. You get a short recital by a Met Young Artist in a huge and historic space. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time I've ever gone to the Grand Tier for brunch and it was amazing. The best French toast ever and my friends loved the Eggs Benedict, which they made vegetarian for my daughter.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

the restaurant is as good as the Opera which follows. Is there anything more romantic than coming back to once's table at intermission for dessert and champagne?

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Good, amazing experience at beautiful area with Shagal masterpieces

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Opera eve
Convenient ... it’s just too expensive for what you get ... service is ok but not exponential
It should be for the price.... food was not hot

I love the Place -but my tip reflected my angst

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We have eaten with the restaurant many times, but I hadn't eaten the salmon! It was a blend of taste, pistachio crust, pureed squash, lemon, beets it was colorful and amazing! The room always makes us feel elegant and the staff is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Perfect if you are catching a performance at The Met. Especially enjoyed returning during intermission to have our coffee and dessert. Service was excellent. Food was good, souffle was delicious, but it's really all about the ambiance and people watching. Night we were there, Justice Ginsberg was at the next table - and no one bothered her. It really doesn't get more New York than this. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was wonderful to pair a visit to The Met with dinner at The Grand Tier. Because it's in the opera house, it's easy and relaxing to have dinner, enjoy the first act, have dessert during intermission and return for the second act without rush. The food was outstanding, as was the service!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was very good as one would want before curtain. The food was nicely presented and the choices were creative.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have eaten here previously and enjoyed myself and was looking forward to eating there again before the show. Unfortunately yesterday was not their best day. It was the first time that the service was not at its best - the utensils that were used to set the table were dirty and needed to be replaced, the coffee pot was dirty with some dried on green liquid and needed to be replaced, the served dropped utensils on me when serving the coffee. Even though the meal and ambiance were very good these other problems detracted from the experience and the staff did not even apologize when the dirty utensils/coffee pot was called to their attention. It seemed the quote for the day was if it could go wrong it would and it did

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fish portion was extremely small.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

James at the maitre d' station is always helpful. Service by Jerry was very attentive. It is really civilized to be able to have your appetizer and entrée before the opera begin and then be able to return to your table at the intermission and have dessert and coffee/champagne. Makes for a very elegant evening.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Grand Tier Restaurant is grand indeed. We have eaten there a few other times and have never been disappointed. The food is exceptional, the service is stellar, and the ambience is superb. We were there for brunch and the young artists series. Incredibly delightful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Easter brunch at the Grand Tier Restaurant. Nice to see people dress up for Easter. A real holiday treat. Live music was exceptional. Lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

FABULOUS!!!! Combine the ambiance and appeal of dining at The Met with fantastic food and live opera ( we had the crab cake appetizer $5 upgrade and southern du jour / the unlimited Bellinis ( there is something nice about hearing those bubbly bottles pop!) plus the heavenly risotto and special eggs Benedict on a bed of corn bread....excellent views of the crystal chandeliers and grand Staircase or floor to ceiling windows overlooking the fountain) and impressive presentation of arias by tenor and piano in our case. This truly was impressive from the minute we walked in. The hosting staff took that time to acknowledged my OpenTable note and recognize the reason for the celebration of my daughter being accepted into both her chosen universities for Opera Performance. You should have seen the look on her face. Wow how did they know!?!! Perfect from beginning to end - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great highly recommended

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

In today's economy, with all the competition, I would recommend a little less pricey so more people would afford eating here when they were attending a show.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great Dinner before the opera!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our second time here, and not nearly as good as the first. You can't beat it for ambience and convenience if you're going to a performance at the Met. Most of the food is carefully prepared, but you should get much better for that price, and the range of selections is narrow. Two members of my party have nut allergies, and aside from vegetarian options, they had only one or two choices per course. When we asked for a bread plate that had only nut-free breads, the waiter grabbed a bread tray from the next table, put it on our table and told us "look for the bread on the bottom." I really like the idea of having dessert during intermission, but the chocolate souffle was somehow both rubbery and undercooked, and the cappucinos were only warm. We'll be finding other places to eat when we attend our next opera.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wonderful pre opera dining. We return again and again.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine there

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner pre-opera. Patrick was phenomenal and added to a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Perfect - nothing more to say

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always a spectacular experience with memorable food, particularly the Spring Lettuces Soup and chocolate souffle.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As always I enjoyed dining at the Grand Tier...love it

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service, atmosphere, and food! Perfect timing, attentive personnel, and refined dishes made the dining experience unforgettable. Thank you. Merci! Grazie! Gracias!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Mom/daughter get-away weekend

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

What a fantastic experience! The food was phenomenal, the service exceptional and hands down the best brunch we’ve ever had!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Friends outing at the Opera. Service is beyond accommodating and very efficient with the time constraints making for a memorable experience and well worth it. Masterful fish dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Buddy was fabulous

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best place to have dinner before I metropolitan opera; makes the whole night perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Paired with a night at the opera it was perfect. Excellent gourmet menu, prix fix options, can opt for dessert at intermission. Extensive wine list. Professional and knowledgeable waitstaff. Made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was great! Only complaint is that during intermission they want to have everything ready for you which is great but it’s not when they leave your cappuccino out and when you get to your table it’s cold... think it’s best to wait until you arrive to your table for things like coffee, tea, etc...

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