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The Met Dining Room, New York, NY

The Met Dining Room

4.4
4.4
2692 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. Entrance to the Museum and The Met Dining Room requires a ticket or Membership card. Window seats can be requested but are not guaranteed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 2,692 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,691 Reviews
  1. Jeanne

    New York City

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good. A little disappointing when I left and five minutes later came back realizing I left my new silk scarf there. The restaurant was almost empty, but the two waiters who were there knew nothing about my silk scarf. I doubt it. Just left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  2. Mat1

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food meet my expectations. We were able to secure a table by the windows with a great view of Central Park

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  3. RafaJ

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, terrific service and a beautiful setting. What more could you want??

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  4. TooEasy

    New York City

    164 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    164 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinning room. The service was excellent, the food was good. It’s a great place to for a pleasant dinner

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a great experience! We will try to have brunch or late lunch next time also, an earlier hour to have dinner as we do not want to be rushed, although Grace was fantastic! Over all we had a lovely time. 🫶🏼

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  6. mouche

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, pleasant waiters, very quiet, tables spaced out!

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  7. JanS

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely, relaxing break after a few hours of enjoying the museum. Our lunch was delicious!

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  8. rena

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Gracious space, nice view from window when sunny. Enjoyed the octopus: tender, interesting accompaniments Very refreshing house made herb-infused seltzer drink The grits were doughy, not a repeat.

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  9. Erik

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful room in our iconic and favorite museum. Always look forward to being there, both personally and with special friends. Recommendation: an entire "refresh" of the restaurant: **Initial welcome staff were ok; but sharply let us know that we would be seated "in the order we showed up." Really? we were third there. There were hardly any other people in the room, except for the wait staff who were standing, talking, waiting for the table to fill. **We were seated in the middle of the restaurant. When I mentioned I had requested a table by the window (in my e-reservation), I was told it was not recorded, and all the tables by the window were "reserved." **Menu was ok, with some good choices. **The hamburger was terrible: 2 thin patties that the wait person said was modeled on McDonald's. Really? What a dumbed-down comparison for the Met. In fact, the meat was dry, and not as good as McDonalds. **General restaurant experience (outside our conversations and joy being there) was perfunctory, and fair at best. It all seemed so routinized, nothing wrong, yet not a very special experience, more like an upgraded regular lunch before continuing with our day.

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  10. SaraM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff, great food , lovely environment

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael, our waiter, was terrific - and great company!

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  12. CynthiaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lasagna was excellent but not quite hot enough. Loved the green market house soda. Tables are very nicely spaced apart and I was delighted that my request for a view was met. Our sever was great, too. I did not expect the noise level to be as high but there were 2 larger groups. All in all extremely good, not cheap, but an excellent way to make the museum a full day experience as it deserves. Definitely recommend!

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  13. njrandi

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect spot to relax after a busy afternoon gallery hopping. Calm and sophisticated, an oasis on Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Lovely menu, priced fixed was a good choice. Missed the fresh flowers and dinners themed to art installations.

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  14. DeeAllen

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my husband for his birthday dinner and it was an amazing experience. The food was incredible and our favorite was the lasagna! I want to take a moment to thank Nicole for being an amazing sever and the highlight of the evening. She was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t imagine having someone be more caring and attentive! Thank you Nicole!

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  15. GoodVibesGoodEats8

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food and service were very good, but the ambience was lacking. I didn’t think of myself as someone that needs a “vibe” at a restaurant, but this changed my mind. The carpet, chairs, and style of the room all seemed dated. We went for dinner and it felt like eating in a nursing home. So despite everything tasting very good, it severely dampened the experience. If the dining room got an uplift, I would consider going back, but not worth the money until then.

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  16. MichelleDR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was so slow, good thing we were not in a hurry…took 3 hours to eat our appetizer’s & entrees.

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  17. SteveK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal with a great view of Central Park. The service was friendly and helpful. I would definitely go again.

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  18. Where2eat

    New York City

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, except for the overzealous busser who kept trying to take our plates away before we were done. The food was very tasty and well-prepared and artfully presented. That said, perhaps because we had the four course tasting menu, the entree and pasta portions were teeny tiny while the appetizers and desserts were as expected. I will be back for the views and the ambiance and the yummy food but I hope they’ll be more fair with entree sizes.

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  19. barbarab

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Excellent quality. Great variety to choose from. Spacious comfortable dining room. Beautiful views of Central Park. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. All around a wonderful experience.

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  20. PRPJR

    New York City

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We remember when it was the Members Dining Room, pre pandemic. It was a richer experience then. The setting looking out on the park is worth the meal. The food was good but not great and the portions were tiny. The cost was high for what one gets. I couldn't imagine taking the 4 course prix fixe, but the portions are so small one can easily eat 4 courses.

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  21. WynnM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to this dining room, it is never crowded, food is always delicious, and service is wonderful. We also love the view:)

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  22. JohnB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a special occasion and food and service excellent!

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  23. LeonIdris

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was perfect. My mom and I did a break in our tour in the museum and had a delicious lunch!

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  24. BrooklynNonie

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful treat. Ask for a window table when you book. Pricey, but very enjoyable.

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  25. KakiToo

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the view from the Met Dining Room on to Central Park. It's a pleasant, comfortable room to have lunch in. Service was wonderful, friendly, and professional. We never had to search for her if we needed something because she was always nearby. Food: The pork chop, halibut and hamburger were all very good, but the fries that come with the hamburger were limp and undercooked. However, the dinner rolls are as hard as rocks and tasteless. I'm sure the Met can find better, more interesting bread to serve!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience but the noise level was too high so hard to have a conversation

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JackS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Michael, was incredibly helpful, attentive, and funny. He made the visit that much more enjoyable. The food wasn’t too heavy and it was absolutely delicious. I really enjoyed the Hemingway daiquiri! Thank you for making my birthday special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was fine but overrated. Lovely vegan choices though.

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  29. NYCBeach

    New York City

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the ideal place to enjoy Central Park views while dining on a menu overseen by the great Bill Telepan. It's an oasis of calm in this very busy Museum.

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  30. Spedini

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and competent, cheerful service. We're members of the museum and often dine there. I don't know if you have to be a member to get a reservation. But it's worth a try.

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  31. Tigerlily

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful lunch, delicious food and great service!

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  32. CharlotteW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room at the Met is an experience.. and it is an experience that I find incredibly satisfying. The light in the room is perfect. The view is simply lovely. The staff is friendly and helpful and at the ready.

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  33. JohnK

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a grilled quail served over parsley snd roasted squash salad, bits of walnut and a composed salad of cauliflower three ways on a tahini pesto. The portions were substantial so we split the crabcake entree with an interesting coleslaw. The room is golden and well lighted. Friendly, discreet service. Good wine. The art of fine cuisine was on display. Thanks to the chef and his brigade.

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  34. Food4thought

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful luncheon with a view of the park. A joy. Excellent service and food.

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  35. CurtM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great, relaxing fine dining experience. Decor is nice, tables well spaced, lovely view of the park. The prices seem a tad high. Service is attentive. The menu is good, however I feel that salad options are lacking. An addition or two here with protein add-on options would be a very welcome addition.

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  36. LisaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely classy and quiet if you can grab a table by the window it’s a great view of the park. Food and service excellent.

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  37. Garywasthere

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So classy & excellent service. The food was delicious & presented well. We will definitely go back soon

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  38. RacoonLoosed

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was very good. The restaurant decor and ambiance feel like a hotel conference room. The meal tasted like really good food served at a conference.

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  39. ThomasR

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the room, the creative menus, the service was rather sloe this time which was new. The food was delicious.

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  40. Christine

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a much needed minibreak after 1.5 years of his battle with leukemia, and out lunch at the Dining Room was the perfect addition to a wonderful day at the Met. The wait staff were so kind and attentive, the food was exceptional, and the view was spectacular. We felt the stress of the past couple years just melt away. Thank you so much.

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The Met Dining Room is rated 4.4 stars by 2692 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 61 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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