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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 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.
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.
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
A beautiful night of dining and the opera for Valentines Day. Dinner was prompt, well prepared and delicious. The ambiance of the dining venue was perfect. I would like to point out our server, Juhli, was fantastic. She was attentive, thoughtful and a pleasure. She took great pride in her work and we were thrilled she was a part of our evening.
Unfortunately the Grand Tier isn't what it used to be. The quality of both the food and the service has deteriorated. In particular, we had arranged—as the restaurant offers—to have our dessert course st intermission during the opera. Although this was prearranged, and the timing of the first act is known almost to the minute, we were not served until nearly 15 minutes after we sat down. You might want to consider other pre-opera dining options, alas.
Lovely setting. The food was very good. I had crab cake and ricotta filled ravioli. It was very expensive, but for once I a while a special lace to go. I ate before going to the Opera. I wish I had been told that I could eat the two courses during the intermissions as I ate me three course meal at 4:30
Used a gift card. We are season subscribers to The Metropolitan Opera for many years, but have never dined at the Grand Tier. Our Sunday brunch was an extremely pleasant experience. Relaxingly unrushed and enjoyable with a live singer and piano accompaniment. Our waiter, Raul, was very professional, friendly and attentive. Pricey, but recommended for special occasions.
Once again, everyone's first course was outstanding, second course perhaps a bit less so, although the cod and the veal stood out. Chicken was a bit dry and bland. Such an impressive and special setting, with the Matisse murals to inspire us. Service was lovely.
It's hard to review this in a normal way. The restaurant is beautiful, and perfect for an evening at Lincoln Center. The staff is all very polite and well dressed. But.
We had a 630 reservation, and arrived on time and ordered promptly. The appetizer (very good) was promptly delivered, before 645. Then we sat. And we sat. We did not receive our meal until after 730.
We each ordered the salmon. My wife liked it very much and enjoyed it. Mine was severely undercooked (in my opinion), and I had to send it back. I was then told that they were making me a new meal -- not just finishing what was delivered to me. While that might have been very thoughtful under most circumstances, it meant that I had to wait for it to be prepared.
So my wife ate her meal and I watched. And I waited. When mine finally arrived, I had only a few minutes to bolt it down before having to leave to make the 8 PM curtain.
The staff was polite and apologetic. And they made an adjustment to the bill -- but I didn't want a discounted meal, I wanted a enjoyable meal. And that didn't happen.
I spoke to the manager, who explained that the intention of the restaurant was to serve the entrée before 730 PM to all guests going to a show -- but he agreed with me that it didn't make a lot of sense to anyone to have a 45 minute gap between the appetizer and the entrée. I still don't understand the logic on their part -- which of course gave no room for error.
All in all a disappointment. Not the end of the world. No one died. But we had hoped for a different experience.
Pricy but a seamless pre-opera dining experience. Although it's not on the menu, if you want a green salad, you can get one. Although some reviews mention small portions, our salmon was more then enough. Pre-fixe gets you dessert at intermission, which worked well since we were pretty full when we went in for Act 1.
We went for dinner before the opera. We waited 10 mins for server to come who said she just realized this was her table. Never saw her again. Another server came to take our order 10 mins. later. Then a third person said he was our server but he never came by again! We waited for dessert menu which never came. Finally we asked the guy who filled our water glasses to get a server to bring the check. Food was good but overpriced and small in portion. We spoke to matre d who said he would make a note for next time we come which was not satisfactory since we won’t come back.
We found the food very well prepared and enjoyable; however, our waiter lost my husband's credit card for around ten minutes after having presented us with the check for the neighboring table and did not even apologize. We left him a tip all the same but believe that we ought to have received some form of compensation from the restaurant. Otherwise, the service was a bit unrefined, with one bread plate and butter knife missing and the staff's answer to this being the presentation to my husband of my own bread pate and butter knife and one being taken from another table for me.
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.
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