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The Met Dining Room, New York, NY

The Met Dining Room

4.5
4.5
1960 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Dining Room is an elevated cuisine experience that overlooks Central Park, with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients by our Director of Culinary, Bill Telepan. We locally source our ingredients from farms within a 150 mile radius of The Met.

Window seats can be requested but are not guaranteed.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:30 am–3:15 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 570-3975

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bill Telepan

  • Private party facilities

    Treat your family & friends to a truly exclusive private dining experience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Whether it’s a business meeting, engagement party, graduation, or milestone occasion, The Met offers unparalleled attention to detail. Private Party Contact: Jennifer Day (347) 683-1204

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Day: (347) 683-1204

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    82nd st.

  • Parking details

    The Museum garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking discounts apply to Museum Members only. To receive a discount, Museum Members must have their tickets validated at the Uris Center for Education Membership/Visitor Information Desk. For more information, please call (212) 879-5500.

  • Public transit

    Subway: 4, 5 or 6 train at 86th Street & Lexington.<br /><br>Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86 or M79 bus at Fifth Avenue. <br /><br>See www.metmuseum.org for detailed directions.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,960 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Totally overpriced, spaghetti alla truffle USD 70 + taxes + gratuity….
  2. v

    villagesq

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Dismal, bleak, and especially depressing for dinner when there's no view. Unlike other museum restaurants, the dining room has zero atmosphere -- no flowers, no candles, no art on the wall, no style. Food was passable, but overpriced for what it is.
  3. c

    ccko

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice to return to The Members Dining Room. Delicious food, perfect and attentive service, and iconic views. Welcome back!
  4. 2

    2ndbreakfast

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful views of Central Park. Good food and service
  5. SW

    SallyW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent way to conclude a visit to the Met. Food was wonderful and sitting by the window overlooking the park was magnificent.
  6. LM

    LiMi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful views of Central Park, great attentive service. Food was very tasty.
  7. EB

    EvergreenBranch

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't know that there is a more lovely place in Manhattan for lunch -- the top floor of the Met Museum, overlooking Central Park, excellent food and service. We go once a year and each time say: why don't we do this more often? And this year, we will. You wander the museum, build up an appetite, and then head upstairs for a beautiful meal. What a nice day. A true gem.
  8. AD

    ADeatwell

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The crab cakes and the black bass were very good. As always the views are wonderful and the service was good.
  9. S

    Squarehead

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I cannot understand why more people have not discovered this restaurant, Chef Telepan has created a small but creative menu. The wines are very reasonably priced. The desserts are sinful. To add to all of this, to come and go to the restaurant you have to walk through the halls if the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one the world' s great museums. The great art treasures from antiquity appear before your eyes. Maybe, I should kept this as a secret?
  10. MM

    ManuelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent, the food was delicious. The decoration is a bit dated and being inside a museum one would expect at least some art or a good quality facsimile thereof. Having said that, I will not hesitate to recommend this place. It was my first time here but hopefully will not be my last.
  11. A

    Alberto

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Truly wonderful food, great setting. The service and the ambience is a bit institutional. It needs a little attention, love, decoration and glamour. It's just a step up from a cafeteria, yet you're at the Met, overlooking Central Park! It's got to be easy to go down to the basement of the museum and find a few pieces to jazz up the dining room and make it look and feel as special as it deserves to be. Given this setting, the quality of the food is surprising. There are two tasting menus with wine pairings if you want, and a small but reasonable a la carte menu. We chose 5 different dishes and loved them all. Prices are absolutely reasonable.
  12. JC

    JerseyCityNancy

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the four course menu - both were delicious but the menu paired with the Mayan exhibit was outstanding.
  13. BB

    BBH21

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    My lunch here was incredibly disappointing. The service was abysmal. Everything had to be asked for at least 3 times and it still came out wrong. Did not receive half of the food we ordered until we chased down the manager. Had to ask for another piece of bread four different times, asked for water for 3 times before my husband gave up and got up to pour it himself from the servers station (no one noticed either). Food was ok, but not worth putting up with the service. Would not return.
  14. V

    Vickyana

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Server paid little attention to us. Other than that, everything was fine.
  15. LP

    LeslieP

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always a treat! Especially the desserts and the service is excellent!
  16. s

    stagewrite

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the tasting menus, and each of us tried everything. It was lovely. It was very quiet and clean and we had a great time.
  17. H

    Hank

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was tasty. Service was slow and the waiter looked overworked. Might have been super short. Restaurant is very plain feeling for a spot inside the The Met museum. Maybe that’s the decor they were going for.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was lovely and peaceful after the hustle bustle of an afternoon in the museum..
  19. u

    unknowndiner

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The dining room is as lovely as ever. The food was delicious - very creative menu albeit somewhat limited. We were not aware that the dining room now closes at 9 PM. As a result the staff had to rush us. Their limited hours need to be published better so that one comes early in order not to be rushed.
  20. JU

    JUANQ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Should be better ambiance, the space could be better. Food and price is fair
  21. JW

    JeffW

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Great service, seat and food.
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    audreyw

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful experience Wonderful food and staff and gorgeous setting!
  23. MR

    MariaRDH

    San Francisco

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We spent the day at the Met and enjoyed the lovely food in the restaurant. The ambience is just Ok, but the food and service was very good.
  24. MG

    MidtownGirl

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little bit slow but otherwise excellent.
  25. VL

    VictoriaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beautiful venue overlooking Central Park. Plus the location in the Met is a huge plus.
  26. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very good food and value. Nice dining room and view during the daytime.
  27. p

    pattic

    Caribbean

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Server was frazzled, perhaps due to beginning of holiday season with a full room. Server was not really patient with my guest. A little disappointing!
  28. JK

    JeffK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The members' dining room (also open to the public) is a place we often forget about because it is tucked away in the museum. But the lunch I had there was excellent. The service was very agreeable. And at least in the daytime you could not beat the view of Central Park. Also, the restaurant is spacious. There was plenty of room between tables so one did not feel cramped as in many restaurants in Manhattan. This is a great spot for a meal.
  29. S

    Squarehead

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. The servers were prompt and conscientious. The issue about having to leave at 9 p.m. was comical which somewhat lessened how annoying it was to rushed out of a restaurant. We were able to pay promptly and finished our meal but there was a feeling of panic from the staff that we had to leave at exactly 9p.m. Why is this necessary? Why couldn't we be told of the rule and then asked to be ready? We were told of the rule but it was treated like an emergency required us to leave.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  31. MJ

    MarilynJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Having dinner at the Met combined with a visit to the museum can be very pleasant
  32. NY

    NYCBrunette

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful special experience and a lovely addition to a visit to the Museum. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Sean who is at the desk is so welcoming. Food is delicious, especially your desserts.
  33. MT

    MTRP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch at the Met Dining Room was lovely. The menu is varied, the entrees were very good and the service was excellent. We were seated as soon as we arrived and did not have to wait long for our food.
  34. p

    pattic

    Caribbean

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to be back! Great museum, relaxing to look over Central Park while eating delicious food! Nice to linger in a pleasant space between visiting galleries!
  35. JL

    JulieL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service were very good but the ambiance leaves a great deal to be desired:ugly, old , battered uncomfortable chairs and NO wall art or plants!
  36. MR

    MarilynR

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely dining space and good food. In an effort to be less formal the atmosphere can include screaming children or large groups. Although the food is very good the servers need to be more professional.
  37. MD

    MatthewD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was super nice and the Price Fix menu with wine pairing is one of the best bargains in NYC. Would definitely recommend if you are visiting The Met.
  38. SS

    SharonS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    The food was great - but other than the view for a few lucky tables the restaurant feels dated and lacks ambiance. It has a cafeteria like vibe and the food deserves better.
  39. AD

    ADCurry

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room at The MET is wonderful. The room is spacious and open; the views of Central Park are divine, and the food is delicious. And as a starter and for desert, is The MET!
  40. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a lovely experience. The food, service and ambience were perfect

FAQs

The Met Dining Room is rated 4.5 stars by 1960 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Met Dining Room

1000 5th Avenue in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    82nd st.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 11:30 am–3:15 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Museum garage, located at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking discounts apply to Museum Members only. To receive a discount, Museum Members must have their tickets validated at the Uris Center for Education Membership/Visitor Information Desk. For more information, please call (212) 879-5500.

  • Public transit

    Subway: 4, 5 or 6 train at 86th Street & Lexington.Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86 or M79 bus at Fifth Avenue. See www.metmuseum.org for detailed directions.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bill Telepan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 570-3975

  • Private party facilities

    Treat your family & friends to a truly exclusive private dining experience at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Whether it’s a business meeting, engagement party, graduation, or milestone occasion, The Met offers unparalleled attention to detail. Private Party Contact: Jennifer Day (347) 683-1204

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Day: (347) 683-1204

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