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The Met Dining Room, New York, NY

The Met Dining Room

4.6
4.6
1896 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:15 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. Customized to fit the specific desires of each p

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Kenny: (212) 396-5532

  • 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 1,896 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Scenic View

  • Manhattan

    Contemporary American

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  1. FR

    FRANKD

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so glad to be back since COVID. the staff, the cleanliness of the area, the menu, and the weather--all perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was so special. The staff was so professional and food was exceptional. My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the crab cakes. Both were outstanding. We ended our meal with yummy strawberry basil ice cream and 2 spoons. It was a perfect ending to our private three hour tour of the museum!
  3. d

    dalenyc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    All around excellent, food was truly excellent and service was impressively attentive. Tables are widely spaced, quiet conversations are a pleasure. Very enjoyable, casual and entirely a pleasure.
  4. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Certain dishes where delightful but many missed the note.
  5. n

    none

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazing view into Central Park and the summer risotto was delicious
  6. TR

    ToddR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was decent. I expected the dining area to be more upscale but it felt really dated.
  7. JW

    JudyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morgan was wonderful to us and even came over to introduce herself after our many voicemail exchanges.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With a window seating, the view is wonderful, and the tasting menu was just right!
  9. NY

    NYCperson

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional
  10. WH

    WillamH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great & attentive service, and an amazing view of Central Park & Cleopatra’s Needle. One of the many good reasons to be a Met Member
  11. WK

    WilliamK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service excellent, and the view of Central Park lovely.
  12. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's great to be back in the dining room. My guests and I had a wonderful time.
  13. SS

    ScottS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and atmosphere!
  14. TD

    TheresaD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, service minimal, very slow, ambiance ok, nothing to look at but the view, raining or it could have been good.
  15. c

    cesny

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut was innovative and delicious.
  16. P

    Plantophile

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a great view of Central Park. Attentive service and a quiet.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Poor service..waiter seemed totally either overworked or new. I had to ask twice where my order was40 or so minutes was way too long . The menu writing is rather interesting but the reality was something else…two crab cakes and a cole slaw but nothing unusual or compelling about it. For $30.00 it was wildly overpriced. Nice the dining room is open to all but it’s really just the Petrie Court upstairs. Nothing special, won’t bother to come back.
  18. DV

    DeniseV

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Delicious food. Great service. Very accommodating.
  19. SG

    StephenG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food was fine. Wine list is short, by the glass, and mediocre. Service is more or less ok. Ambience--it was never, even in previous nicer versions, trying to be high end, but now it's basically an Ikea showroom with tablecloths or maybe a setup you'd pull out of your storage for unexpected guests. Big downgrade.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet space with quality food. View to park is beautiful. Staff was courteous and friendly.
  21. J

    Jann

    New York Area

    432 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    432 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friday lunch-all tables were full. Oysters on the half shell with mignonette were fresh & delicate. Halibut was perfectly cooked & accompaniments enhanced the over all flavors. Finished with freshly baked to order madeleines….Marcel Proust would approve. Looking forward to a return visit.
  22. p

    purplediner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit to the Met Dining Room since the pandemic. I've always been a fan of Bill Telepan and the food did not disappoint. Yummy crabcakes with a delicious slaw made for a great appetizer and the smoked trout appetizer as my entree was amazing. My sister loved her halibut entree also. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. I hope the service expands to dinner soon.
  23. MA

    MaureenA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Gracious service! Beautiful venue! A bit pricey but top quality, creative venue and how can you top the awesome experience of walking through such an amazing museum. My favorite place for special occasions
  24. BC

    BCENYC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dining Room at The Met is a very special place to dine. I highly recommend it for the food, the service, and the views.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service How about some flowers in the table or soft jazzy music to pep up the atmosphere?
  26. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s nice to have the MET Dining Room open again. The look has changed a bit. It seems sparse with less tables and no banquettes. The wine list was good and the menu was adequate. The Service was quite good and that made a big difference.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 21st, service was great and food was delish!
  28. r

    robertopaul

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely view, excellent service and gracious service.
  29. K

    Kfoodie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Looks like seats by the window are for members only. Don’t expect to get the view shown on the pictures unless you are a met member. Earliest lunch reservation will get you closer to the window.
  30. a

    art4fart

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The best part is the location and the view. The service is friendly. Food quality has come down over the past year or two, but still worth trying. Overall, this place remains a good value, especially for Met members.
  31. m

    myopinion

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The lamb chops were very good but it was medium, I ordered it medium-rare. And they didn't have steak knives It's a lovely quiet room, I enjoy dining there.
  32. j

    jayngee

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Location makes it special. Staff was perfect.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting by the window overlooking the obelisk adds to the ambience. Great menu! The warm French madeleines are a must for sharing. They provide a nice finish to a satisfying experience.
  34. SC

    SonomaCogem

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have enjoyed dining here for many years and missed it terribly when it was closed. I can’t wait to go back later this fall.
  35. WK

    WilliamK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was attentive and helpful and the food delicious. Glad the dining room is back.
  36. r

    redbank100jck

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, attentive service. It’s such a treat to have lunch in your dining room!
  37. JB

    JaneB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I am so happy the Dining Room has reopened. What a gorgeous room--even the walk from the elevator to the room is beautiful. Food is excellent, maybe a tad under seasoned. I had the crab cakes once and the next time the halibut. Both were high quality. And the view of the obelisk cannot be beat.
  38. CD

    CarolD

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and quiet.. met to catch up with friends and no one rushed us just continued good service. Very good food and nice menu.
  39. E

    Ews999

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and pretty views of the obelisk and some of the Central Park greenery.Nice menu with vegetarian options.
  40. L

    Lovestocook212

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glorious food from Chef Bill Telepan in a beautiful, serene space overlooking the park and the obelisk.

FAQs

The Met Dining Room is rated 4.6 stars by 1896 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 13 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, Fri 11:30 am–3:15 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. Customized to fit the specific desires of each p

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Kenny: (212) 396-5532

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