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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
This is the way to do the Opera! We had a reservation for two of us at 5:30 and enjoyed their wonderful pre-fixe menu. First and main courses are served prior to the Opera (which begins at 7:30) - your dessert is pre-ordered and then enjoyed during the 40 minute intermission, no waiting! During intermission we arrived to single espressos and dessert all set for us at the table! It was so fantastic! We will certainly do this again - loved every minute.
This was my guest's first visit to the restaurant ... and the Met. She loved it! She savored all the food. In fact, she ate so slowly that the second course arrived before she was ready. Our waiter immediately sent the food back to the kitchen so that she would not be disturbed. His name is Patrick. He made us feel very comfortable, welcome, and peaceful in enjoying our meal. We arranged to come back during intermission to have souffles. They arrived hot and fresh. It was all very delightful.
The Grand Tier is extremely convenient when one is attending the opera. The atmosphere and the service are fine, the food lacking and the overall value a major question. However, the Sunday brunch is even more of a problem. The menu is limited, the servings minimal, the food not very good. One feels that one is paying for real estate much more than for a dining experience. The sole positive is a brief appearance by a young vocalist and her accompanist.
Seven of us , all retireed choristers from the Met opera enjoyed a beautiful Sunday brunch celebrating another retiree. The food, service atmosphere was quite special. There was a young artist who sang with her accompanist at a grand piano and she was excellent. Sitting in the Grand Tier Restaurant surrounded by crystal chandeliers and Chagal paintings, overlooking Lincoln Center Plaza's fountain can't get any better! Good food and endless Bellini's at Brunch...now open to the public. Bring $$$$. The $45 prix fix adds up to much more when you are finished.
We enjoyed the Dinner at the Grand Tier Restaurant to attending the Opera – The Merry Widow. We have been here in the past and now return for the fourth time as a Pre Dinner. You are always greeted at the Reservation Desk and elegantly shown to your table. Our Waiter Orlando greeted us and asked which table water we wished. Also he attended to our Drink – Wine needs. The Perfect Manhattans were Perfect! We then gave our dinner selections. They take the whole meal from 1st, 2nd and Dessert selection at this time. The House Salad was wonderful and the Classic Smoked Salmon Plate is always a must when there. The Veal Dish was outstanding and the Slow Smoked Salmon was excellent. Well we did have room for desserts we selected. The Sorbets was plentiful and the Baked Alaska was a true treat.
Orlando was professional in handling our dining needs.
One question about the atmosphere can vary. We have in the past experienced the Dining Room to be very busy and noise level can be high especially where you are seated. We have learned where to ask for seating to have a more moderate noise level.
We always select the Grand Tier Restaurant a Special Occasion nite. We thank Grand Tier Restaurant and hope to return once again.
A perfect dining spot before Figaro. Excellent food, service -and it's the Met!
Small problem: desk said it had no record of our Open Table reservation and sat us in a small space next to Cannery Row (the bathroom exit). But, great cuisine saved the evening...
Located within Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, the Grand Tier offers a romantic Dinner destination, complete with a fabulous dessert list that is ready and waiting at intermission (together eith whatever drink you desire).
The service is over the top. The food is sublime, with ejormous variety. The price is reasonable, especially the Prix Fixe 3-courae meal.
This was my 5th time dining here and it didn’t dissappoint, it never has..
Second time here for pre opera dinner. Always an excellent experience. The food is amazing, service impeccable and the convenience well worth it. For a pre opera dinner there is no stress about eating quickly in order to get to the opera house...you are already there! So you can relax and leisurely enjoy the delicious food and experience. They will get you to your seats in time for the show .
Went to Lincoln Center for the "Salute to Vienna" concert and made reservations at the The Grand Tier for dinner, afterwards. Ambiance, service and cocktails were all very good, as they should have been given the price level and reputation of this restaurant. The appetizers and desert were also good but the main course (braised veal) was barely edible. In fact, one of our guests did not touch it after the first bite. Given that this dish is typically made from an inexpensive cut of meat, extra care must be taken to prepare and serve it properly. They were clearly not up to the task, as the veal was extremely fatty, tough and tasteless. The plating was also lackluster with bland purees that had no discernible tastes. It was a long day and we did not want to extend the evening, otherwise the food would have been sent back.
We tried it out before our opera performance, and were pleasantly surprised. Starters were particularly outstanding. Main course had excellent flavor, but meat was surprisingly gristly for such a high-end restaurant. Service was perfect and gracious. There is plenty of room, and the vaulted ceiling and Chagall murals were inspiring.
THe service was impeccable; Pavel was an excellent server who was attentive but discreet. The food was tasty and served with flair; the bread rolls were not fresh, however, and would have benefitted greatly from being heated before being served. On the whole, a pleasant experience, but the menu was definitely overpriced.
lovely venue...our first time. terrific service, beautiful space. drinks were stingy/cheap...but i was most amazed at how a chef could find a chicken breast the size of a chicken nugget....must be grown specially for this place. really pathetic tiny portion with virtually no sides, all for only $40 or so just for the entree. my wife's entree was equally stingy. next time i'll stop at the hot dog cart on the corner before dining...or maybe there won't be a next time
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