Best place to have dinner before I metropolitan opera; makes the whole night perfect!
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...
As usual, all was excellent at the Grand Tier — food, service, ambiance. Very special place! And so wonderful to have dessert at intermission.
had a delightful brunch prior to the opera. enjoyed every minute-- good food and great service.
Everything was fantastic. The food was wonderful. Having the option of desert and coffee during intermission was great. Our server Patrick was a delight. A wonderful pre-theater experience.
Love the convenience of the Grand Tier Restaurant before a performance. This is our third or fourth time eating here. I had the pate appetizer course and there was a ring of cellophane wrapper surrounding one of the pieces of pate. That's just sloppy plating. The dish was delicious, however, the beet smears on the plate were completely dried out. For the entre, I had the Branzino fillet, which was also delicious and perfectly cooked. Unfortunately, the sides (Garbanzo Bean Ragout, House-Made Merguez, Smoked Eggplant) on the plate were only lukewarm at best; clearly, they were plated long before the fillet was cooked. I realize that the staff is serving a large number of guests almost simultaneously, but, given the circumstances, a bit better quality control would be desirable.
Staff and ambience very fine. You are in the MOH, what's not to like. And very entertaining for those in search of a high class anthropological excursion. Food surprisingly good, considering.
Wonderful as usual!
The service was great. Took back main course that was served cold. Disappointed by the reservation desk that called 2 days before to cancel the booking even though had made the opentable reservation 4 months in advance.
Service was pretty attentive and it's a beautiful place but the food was ,at best mediocre and way overpriced
The food and service is impeccable. It is convenient to have your meal before the opera and dessert waiting for you during intermission. The menu selections are always interesting.
Great choice for a nite at the Metropolitian Opera House.
The food was very good and service fast. A bit pricy.
Would definitely visit agian
We were there for Sunday Brunch. We have chosen the pre-fix option that includes choices of food and bottomless Bellini. The food was pretty good but very, very salty. Bellini though tasted like champagne itself (seems that they forgot to add juice or added so little that we could not taste it at all). The restaurant has entertainment scheduled for 12:15 pm and 2 pm. The entertainment was very good but the problem is that it lasted only for 15 mins (very disappointing).
Beautiful! Sensational food, gorgeous setting, lovely concert. Highly recommend! Very classy and elegant brunch.
First time trying the opera brunch. Tasty brunch options with the added environment of the Grand Tier. The performance was quite good but a bit too short. Overall an enjoyable time.
My husband and I love going to the Sunday Brunch at the Grand Tier. It is very special. It is expensive ( prix fixe of $45 for an appetizer, a main course and as many bellinis as one wish) but the food, the service, the atmosphere is outstanding. Coffee and dessert are additiona.
There are two services, one start at 11 am , the other at 1: 00 pm. At each service, there is a 15 minute show provided by some of the opera students- A singer and the pianist to play the music. For the 11 am service, the show is at 12:15 pm. It is a very pleasant experience
The quality of the food has diminished and so have the portions. But the prices are higher and higher, not due to inflation. Due to Patina's practices. Wine glasses are getting smaller. Over time this will no bout affect Patina's reputation which keeps extending all over the city and the loyalty that many of us have maintained over a long period of time could no longer be expected.
A very special experience, particularly if part of attending the opera performance.
Wonderful brunch. Food was delicious and plated beautifully. Nice experience
Ideal dining for anything in Lincoln Center, especially the opera.
The short version summary: excellent food, highly professional service, fairly priced, beautiful setting but not 5 stars given the timing challenge to the kitchen and limited menu.
Beautiful setting, window tables are ideal of course, widely spaced tables make for unobtrusive dining and low noise. Space has been around a long time but everything was well maintained, carpets, chairs, etc.
Service is very professional. However, the courses come out when the kitchen chooses, not necessarily when you want or ask for. We choose to have dessert at intermission leaving two hours for two courses and asked the server to space the courses further than the norm - but the app came out before we had finished our cocktails and before our wine bottle arrives. Waiter apologized immediately and when the second course arrived much too early as well, she noticed we were not touching it. She quickly removed the fish without us asking and delivered a new set 10 minutes later per request (not just kept warm).
We understand the kitchen is challenged in serving everyone within 90-120 minutes, yet to be called Fine dining, food should arrive per the diners reasonable request and not the kitchens.
Overall the food was excellent. The selections, while covering all bases (Veg,. fish, meats) the are quite limited with about 6 Apps and 6 Mains, same for dessert, no specials, representing the full menu. This is the policy of the Restaurant managing group, Patina - they changed nearby Lincoln to the same limited policy for pre-theater. Again everything was well prepared and well presented.
Finally, wines by the glass selection is limited, while the wine list is large and diverse and plenty of good ones priced under $90.
First time eating here. Great location, food and staff. Slightly disappointed that pre fixe had so many up charges. Next time we’d be more mindful when ordering.
We tried the restaurant before going to the opera and were not disappointed. The food was good as was the wine list; and although pricey, not excessively so. The service was also attentive without being over-bearing. So the overall experience was an enjoyable one. Our only criticism would be that they were so keen to ensure that everyone was finished before the performance started that they tended to serve courses excessively quickly, so we were actually finished a good hour before curtain up.
Dining at the Met makes for the beginning of a special evening. We felt welcomed from the very beginning and the service was professional and brisk. There was enough variety on the prix fixe menu to satisfy any taste. I enjoyed the Pate de Campagne, especially the pickled beets. My friend selected the Crab Cake which would have been large enough to share. The beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly and the Salmon was beautiful. All of the food was plated to create a lovely piece of art - almost to pretty to eat - but we did. It is a lovely atmosphere to anticipate the upcoming program. Guests were attired in all manner - from lovely gowns and tux, to more casual wear. A definite place to visit again (and again) next time we are in town.
Beautiful room. Good service. Good food. Obviously convenient on opera nights. But insanely expensive. Example: least expensive bottle of wine on the list: $95.
As wonderful as ever. Been there the last 3 times at opera matinee with one more to go in March.
Expensive but nice place to hav a small meal for lunch before entering the opera right next to the restaurant. Menu disappointing especially for a gluten free meal.
I make the Grand Tier part of every Lincoln Center season. I love having dessert at intermission. The servers are outstanding and really understand the timing. I love the gravlax , the crab cakes and the seasonal salad for starters and the chicken is my favorite entree. All the desserts are delicious. Wine selection also excellent. I book the Grand Tier for matinees ( arrive at 11 for a Bellini) and evening performances. I’ve never been disappointed.
Convenient to Opera, top quality cuisine, memorable space (soaring ceiling, floor to ceiling windows on Lincoln plaza, professional service. Half hour before opera commences the restaurant can get a bit messy, harried and tough to get service. Otherwise it is lovely.
We had tickets for Parsifal on a rainy, dreary Friday. The Grand Tier Restaurant--and our waiter, Patrick, were warm and inviting. Having dessert during the intermission was such a treat. We plan on returning.
I always eat there several times during the season. The food was delicious and the presentation is always beautiful. The person I invited ordered the "Berries and Cream" for dessert which has a $5 supplement to the Prix Fixe. While there were ample berries, there was less than a table spoon of cream.
The Grand Tier at the Met is an experience not to be missed if you are going to a performance at Lincoln Center. The venue and ambiance are unmatched (and unmatchable), and the service is terrific - friendly, professional, efficient. The food is good, though you don’t go there for a memorable meal, the wine list is excellent (though far too biased toward French wines, and not enough choices by the glass), but the overall experience is memorable. We dined at the Grand Tier prior to an “Only at the Met” performance of “Madama Butterfly.” It doesn’t get any better than this...
My wife and I are patrons of The Metropolitan Opera and this was our first pre-opera meal taken in The Grand Tier Restaurant. With the exception of our champagne and desert, the experience was not a good one. The service was slow. Our entres (the Branzino and black sea bass) were flavorless, luke-warm, and poorly garnished. The serving temperature was not helped by the fact that the back-waiter who served us left the entres on his serving tray while he cleared our salad plates and walked them to the other side of the restaurant for disposal before placing them in front of us.
We did elect to enjoy our chocolate souffle deserts at intermission and they were on the table waiting for us - still warm, puffy, and tasty.
If you are going to the opera dinner at the Grand Tier makes it a stress free and even more enjoyable experience. They pace your meal
So you do not have to be concerned. Your seats are only a few feet away.
The service and food are excellent and the view is awesome. Highly recommended.
had a great time! really enjoyed the performances we got to listen to during our brunch
This is the second time we’ve experienced brunch at the Grand Tier. Everything about the experience was wonderful. My only negative comment was that when we were asked if we wanted to check our coats we were told there was a nominal fee. I don’t consider $6.00 a nominal fee to check coats.
One of the waitresses was really amazing but she wasn’t assigned to our table and the gemtleman was slow to take our order and bring the check.
Our server was absolutely engaged with every single table. She was mindful of what time our curtain time was for the upcoming performance. Because we were late 15 minutes, we thought we may not have enough time for dessert, but nonetheless she managed to make it all happen! We were very appreciative of the service, not to mention the spectacular venue and the sublime culinary fare. It really made our night special.
Recommended by a friend for dinner when going to the opera. Excellent food, attentive humorous service. Expensive but we would recommend the Grand Tier to anyone.
This restaurant is located in the met opera house. If you have Ty's for a performance it is very convient.
Late valentine day. Attending opera. Ambiance and service were excellent! Food was beautifully presented but not up to presentation. Pate was excellent. Fish was cold and not very good . I had been looking forward to baked Alaska. It looked lovely but was a combination of orange ice and vanilla ice cream. Not At all the baked Alaska I knew