The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Contemporary American
Overlooking Central Park, The Dining Room offers contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood as well as local and seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Fred Sabo's latest menu features a collaboration with Michelin starred Chef John Fraser. Chef Fraser's Forest Mushroom Exploration is inspired by seasonal ingredients and will be available at lunch, brunch, and dinner.

All summer long enjoy sunsets and sips before or after your meal at the stunning Cantor Rooftop Garden Bar directly above The Dining Room on the 5th Floor. Now open late for cocktails with last call at 10PM.

New! Complimentary Admission with Dining Experience:
Admission is now complimentary with your dining experience! Just visit the Dining Concierge desk, at the Great Hall Information Desk, upon your arrival to receive your Museum tickets!

For entertaining family, friends, and business associates, four elegant rooms are available for rental.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful place to enjoy great art and then a delightful meal in a very lovely restaurant

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KS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Fine ambience.

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SU
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a beautiful room, the service is great, the food is excellent, and it’s at the Met! What more can you ask for?

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. A great lunch.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! We hope you will join again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Of course the location is fantastic, it is the Met after all. Courteous and kind staff that maintain the relaxed and quiet environment. Food was definitely unique and delicious. A must have experience for any appreciator of dining and fine art.

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Responded 4 days ago

We have passed along your compliments to the team. We are so happy to hear about your enjoyable dining experience. See you again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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LW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, absolutely wonderful food and service. We had an amazing mother's day brunch and enjoyed the meal and museum immensely!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for choosing to join us on Mother's Day. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Horrible service food was cold they forgot a dish three flecks of lobster in a lobster dish. Way overpriced and worst experience ive had there. Been many times

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for being such a loyal guest. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience as certainly this is not the type of experience we pride ourselves in offering our guests. Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional details that will help us make this up to you, such as date of your reservation and/or copy of your receipt at restaurants@metmuseum.org. We look forward to hearing from you. - The Dining Room Team

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MQ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had Aftenoon Tea at the Met with a friend while checking out the museum. I highly recommend! The Lunch and Dinner Menu also looked delicious! I would definitely return.

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Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your afternoon tea and visit to the museum. We look forward to having you join us for lunch or dinner soon. -The Dining Room Team

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N
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve had three very nice lunches here- certainly worth the prices. Service and the atmosphere are tops. This time we had a couple of disappointments, with too- small portions and a hot dessert that was cold. But the staff was very responsive. Four stars this time, but usually I’d give it a 5.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear about the missteps during your meal and do hope we will have an opportunity to make it up to you next time. Please feel free to reach out to us with any additional details at restaurants@metmuseum.org as your feedback really helps us improve. Five star service is our mission for every meal and guest! - The Dining Room Team

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KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience with great staff and good food.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! We are so glad you had such a wonderful experience and hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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JA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I was very upset by dismissive treatment by the hostess. Although I made a reservation a week in advance and my husband and I were the third party to arrive for the first seating, a woman who walked up after we had checked in who didn't have a reservation (I heard her say that when she first came) was seated before we were and at a table by the window. This wouldn't have mattered at all except we were told there were no tables by the window. How could this be when we were the fourth party seated and there were many more than four empty tables by the window? Further, three of them were were entirely unoccupied the entire time we were there. And a fourth table was filled only a few minutes before we left. I was very disappointed and felt mistreated. The experience detracted significantly from my enjoyment of what I had hoped would be a special evening.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with our hosts and overall hospitality. Our window seats are reserved priority seating for members of the museum and we do our very best to accommodate those guest requests. We would love an opportunity to repair your impression of us and make this up to you if you choose to return. Please reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org. -The Dining Room Team

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OB
Houston
50 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite and restful option to other food choices at the MET. Good menu for anything from light lunch to a three course dinner.

Become a member at the MET and you have a discount.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and kind words! We hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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BW
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful, quiet setting in the Met Museum of Art. Superb food. Then baked Alaska was a little strange with chocolate ice cream! But, overall a most delightful meal.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us at The Dining Room at The Met museum. We are glad you had such an enjoyable meal and have passed along your comments to our Pastry Chef in regard to the baked alaska. We hope to see you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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N
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning view of Central Park, discreet , elegant , delicious food (i always have the cheese soufflé)
Perfect for special occasions .

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Responded 6 days ago

We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience at The Dining Room. Thank you for being such a loyal guest. We have passed along your souffle compliments to our Chef. -The Dining Room Team

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Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a special treat - delicious food and wonderful service!

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Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

we had a group of 7 for 1:30pm table...and unfortunately our table not ready until 2pm. and it was a business group. we placed our entire order immediately, but had to wait for drinks to arrive; then there was a long wait between first and second course. overall a disappointing afternoon--except for the food, which was outstanding. several of us had to get back to appointments, so only a few went to see the play it loud exhibit; i was hoping to catch camp before it opened, but that would have made me late for my appointment.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about your disappointing experience and would love an opportunity to make this up to you. Please feel free to reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org with any additional details. Your feedback is extremely valuable and really does help us improve. We look forward to hearing from you. -The Dining Room Team

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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat when I visit the Met. The dining room is a quiet oasis especially when a showstopper exhibit is on. The new spring menu is very nice and the view is spectacular. Plan in advance- you’ll be glad you have a reservation.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words which have passed along to our management and culinary team. We are so glad to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant only for the view and convenience to the museum.

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TA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special menu of the day was all about fresh peas. Snap pea salad, pea pasta, and pea Baked Alaska. Wonderful flavors, beautiful presentations, And the perfect things to eat on one of our first lovely Spring days!

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Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our new seasonal menu by Michelin starred Chef John Fraser. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Thank you for your feedback and being a valued guest. -The Dining Room Team

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My wife and I really enjoyed the experience at The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The food was exceptional and having it located right in the museum was a huge plus - especially on that rainy day.

If there's one criticism, is that the service was attentive, but slow. Our dinning experience was two hours when it should have taken an hour or an hour and fifteen - tops. I know the food is cooked to order, but it was a long wait for dishes to be served. Perhaps I'm just another impatient New Yorker.

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TM
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Relaxed Sunday brunch. The free entrance with reservation was particularly a nice touch. Very friendly service.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us at The Dining Room (and the museum) and we are so happy to hear you had such an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you the next time you visit NYC! -The Dining Room

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m
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We have been to the Dining Room many times. This time we were disappointed by the somewhat slow and unresponsive service--very slow on rolls, one order not cooked to specification. I was disappointed that my meal came at barely room temperature instead of hot. On the other hand, the food was very tasty and terrific Brussel sprouts.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for being such a loyal guest. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing service experience as certainly this is not the type of experience we pride ourselves in offering our guests. We have passed along your comments to our management and culinary team to review. Please reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org with any additional information and so we can have an opportunity make this up to you. We look forward to hearing from you. -The Dining Room Team

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We have dined at the Met for many years, experiencing both great food and excellent service. This time, the food was great as usual but the service was terrible - No butter knives, bread brought without butter, main course served in two waves, vegetable dish delivered without serving spoons, waiters noisily talking to one another, waiter changing table cloth by flipping it in the air like a flag.

In addition, apparently there is no longer a dress code. This has not helped the ambiance.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Daniel, Thank you for being such a valued and loyal guest. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing service experience. We have passed along your comments to our management team to review. We would like an opportunity to make this up to you, please reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org with any additional information. We look forward to hearing from you. -The Dining Room Team

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DG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the city’s hidden gems. Superb food deliciously presented by a fabulous wait staff!

However, the soul of this experience lies in the dramatic views of Central Park in Spring.

A special shout-out to the wonderful staff at the reception desk who always try to find us a table with a view.

Added attraction - after dinner exiting through the museum after closing hours is an elegant treat!

Thank you for a priceless dining experience!!!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Dennis, Thank you so much for your kind words and for being such a valued, loyal guest. We have passed along your compliments to our team members. We are so happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic!!

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! Hope to see you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent with unique and different flavors and presentation beautifully done. Service polite and efficient.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Marie for your kind words which have been passed along to our management and culinary team. We hope you will join us again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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d
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

No one should quibble with The Dining Room at the Met, one of the best museum restaurants in the US, but when a soup arrives hot when it should be room temperature and a blueberry crisp is all berries, it’s not the best day for the kitchen.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for being such a loyal guest. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing dining experience as certainly this is not the type of experience we pride ourselves in offering our guests. We have passed along your comments to our culinary team to review. Please reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org with any additional information and so we can have an opportunity make this up to you. We look forward to hearing from you. -The Dining Room Team

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JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Large party behind us was so loud it was difficult to hear at our table.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are so sorry to hear your dining experience was affected by the large party near your table. We have passed along your comments to our management team to take into consideration. Please feel free to reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org if you choose to return so we can make this up to you. -The Dining Room Team

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wifely spaced tables, excellent food beautifully presented, and view overlooking park make this one of most civilized dining spots only Manhattan.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for being such a valued guest and your kind words which we have passed along to the team. We hope you will join us again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu was beautifully conceived, but the food was meh.... Not worth it.

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PM
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The MET dining room was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with friends. We had a wonderful table for 8 by the window, terrific service. The menu had options for all and the kitchen was willing to adapt to several dietary requests. I could not have been happier.

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SZ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Dining Room at the Met is a tranquil setting for a tasty dinner. The view onto Central Park is outstanding. We had friendly and attentive severs. It is a peaceful place where the crowd is not boisterous so conversation is easy to understand. The Dining Room at the Met is expensive but worth the splurge every so often.

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Responded 6 days ago

We are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful experience at The Dining Room and look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service, food, and ambience were all good.

The hostess was rude.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As I member I especially like to bring out of town guests here. Had a window table as requested. And Alfredo our server - let me pay as my guests from CA tried to take the check. Good man!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice break from the mayhem of an overwhelming visit of the Met. I was disappointed because we where expecting lunch!

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It is a been there done that for the afternoon tea. My kids didn’t enjoy the food at all.

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JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place for a special occasion brunch. My group had a table by the window and it offered amazing views of Central Park. A great experience!

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely setting for Easter with family. Thank you so very much to everyone!

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J
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely experience. Very expensive but the view, food and service were terrific. They even did a little special acknowledgement of my nephew’s birthday which was lovely. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service couldn’t have been better! They took such excellent care of my whole family!

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