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About The Grand Tier Restaurant
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.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
The restaurant is open to the public offering dinner Monday through Saturday starting at 5:30 pm and Saturday brunch starting at 10:30 am.
Broadway and Amsterdam, between 65th and 62nd st.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Check out Metropolitan Opera website for parking information.
1 Train to 66th st. Lincoln Center
Private Party Facilities:
Group Dinners welcome. We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 - 200.
Private Party Contact:
Yale Frederiksen: (212) 359-6513
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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The Grand Tier Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food was good but VERY rushed service. We ate pre-opera for the first two courses, and were scheduled to have dessert during the intermission. The opera was starting at 7:30, yet at 6:30 they brought out our main course while we were still eating our appetizers.
There's no better place to eat when you're having a special night at the opera.
First, there's the obvious convenience, given it's in the opera house and they coordinate their servings with the start and intermissions. But it's so much more than convenient. The food is wonderful. I came for the opera, but I may have enjoyed the food just as much.
Perfect way to enjoy dinner before the opera at the Met. Service was excellent. Food good, not outstanding, but that’s not why you go there. It was great (and a surprise) to be able to have our first two courses before the performance and then dessert in the first interval, extremely civilised. And by the way, the opera, Turandot, was out of this world, probably the best I have ever seen
A pre-opera dinner at Grand Tier is the perfect way to enjoy the evening. The team of waiters has their routine down to an elegant dance getting all of the meals out to everyone in quiet efficiency. The choices are elegant and delicious and can be enjoyed without any anxiety or rush. At the interval, you return to your table for dessert and coffee.
Given the convenient venue inside the Opera House, the price-y menu and wine list were not unexpected. Happily, the cuisine was thoughtfully planned and well prepared and we were pleasantly surprised. But, be forewarned, it is nevertheless an expensive treat.
Nice location if you are attending something at Lincoln Center. For some reason we were ignored for the first 20 minutes after we were seated other than bread. A manager eventually noticed and finally came to our aid. They have no provisions dealing with a food allergy, but he did his best. Service following actually managing to place an order was glacially slow, and peppered with apologies, but we barely made our event next door at the Geffen Hall after rushing through desert and having to gulp our champagne. A shame really - it would have been nice to have had the time to enjoy our meal at such a high end offering. There was plenty of time had they manged the service better. Food was outstanding - once we got it anyhow.
We were late because of traffic and staff did its best to serve us and get us out in time for a performance. Salad and main course (halibut) were outstanding. Dessert not so good. Berries were hard and simply served in a dish with a bit of cream on the side. A beautiful setting and an enjoyable experience.
The Grand Tier is perfect for a pre-opera meal. The location can’t be beat: you leave your table and go straight to your seat. No worries about whether the meal will be served and completed in time for the performance. The food is exquisitely prepared and presented, and the service is superb!
It is amazing how so many people can be served such well prepared, and beautifully presented food all at relatively the same time.
The service is cheerful and attentive but not intrusive. The autumn salad was delicious as was the branzino. My husband had a gorgeous veal tenderloin. For dessert we had the torrone parfait-extravagant! AND you don’t have to go to the opera to dine there!( although we did).
Check out the Sunday brunch. It’s wonderful.
Just as good as it was in June. The appetizers are enormous (I had a wonderful Autumn Salad with spicy pecans), the entrees small (but my salmon came with a chunk of delicious bacon), and huge desserts (the berry sorbet was memorable).
Service is outstanding. The waiters do a good job of getting everyone into the opera auditorium by curtain time (one level down from the restaurant). However, the kitchen gets a bit overwhelmed; we've noticed on both visits that dessert is a very long time in arriving no matter what we order.
Still, we recommend the Grand Tier and hope to return soon.
Dinner was a disappointment. When we entered the restaurant we were greeted at the front desk by the manger asking " what can I do for you". What he think there were there for???
When we were seated, the a/c was so frigid I asked the manger to reside the temperature a bit. After ten minutes of no response, we requested that our table be changed to a warmer location.
Our appetizers were served and they were excellent. Then the entries were served, both dishes were cool as opposed to hot! Another disappointment. When our deserts were they managed to get both orders incorrect. Ultimately the deserts were brought back correctly. I short The Grand Tier at The Metropolitan opera was certainly an unforgiving, unpleasant experience. Thank the goodness the opera was excellent.
We booked a pre theatre meal. While the service was a little slow and consequently we had to finish our meal during an intermission, it was a wonderful experience and we were well compensated for the timing issue. Would definitely return as it makes the opera a special event.
The Grand Tier restaurant is a convenient place to have dinner before a performance at the Metropolitan Opera. The setting is majestic, with shimmering crystal chandeliers and fine art on the walls. Huge windows provide ample daylight and beautiful view of the Lincoln Center fountain.
The food is mediocre, on the other hand. The selection is small and the quality is ok.
Service could be better, the waiters are often out of sight.
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