Featuring the only tree top view of Central Park, the 4th floor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers four unique dining spaces for private events. From birthdays to engagements to milestone life celebrations, these intimate spaces offer something for every occasion.View Private Dining Details
Excellent respite to reflect on the Met's amazing collection
Overall it was a positive experience. We had brunch and the selection was a nice variety of choices. The service was a bit spotty like coffee refills and the like. The room could use a refresh. It seemed dated.
We viewed to the Golden Kingdoms exhibit. Afterwards we opted for the prix fixe menu inspired by the exhibit. It was inspired! The service and the ambience made it a perfect night.
The OpenMET tour and lunch in the dining room made for a perfect experience at the MET!!
Arrived from elevator to 4th floor to restaurant. Museum employee greeted me by saying you are on the wrong floor this is only for guests with reservations for the Dining Room, we need to go back down. I said that is good because I have a reservation. Her response was "Oh, then go that way". Not a very nice greeting and rather snooty. We were dressed very nicely. Food was excellent and the chef even came out to greet us. Wait staff is incredibly slow and not very attentive. Lunch took us 2 hours. Took 45 minutes to just get our appetizer and the restaurant was not even half full. Had to keep asking for water refill and utensils. A lot of hype and not worth it. Pass.
My wife and I have been to the Dining Room at the Met previously for Brunch and had a great experience so we decided to do dinner.
The Dining Room is a pretty venue, good noise level and excellent service.
The wine choices were excellent and the food was variable. I had the beet salad and my wife had the beet entree that were both well prepared and enjoyable. The red snapper was a bit dry without much taste. The dessert was a semifreddo that was very hard and not worth the calories or cost.
This was my first time at this restaurant since it went "public". It used to be much better prior to that. The food and service were better. Now, it's just a mediocre place with nice views. The allure of this place is gone.
Excellent food, fine wine, beautiful surroundings. Love coming here.
The great attraction of the Dining Room at the Met is the civilized atmosphere, all too rare in a restaurant these days. It is actually possible to have a conversation there. If you are lucky enough to get a table by the windows, the view is beautiful. The food is good, but really not worth the price. Basically, you're making a contribution to the Met.
Great as usual!
While on the expensive side, especially for lunch, the dining room is spacious and the ambiance invites good conversation because tables are not too close, the noise level is moderate, and no one is hovering and hoping you will leave as soon as you finish your last bite. This is the second long lunch I've had there recently, and I appreciate the discrete service and liesurley pace.
We made reservations ahead and requested a quiet table with a view. We were seated in a corner (quiet) but furthest from windows so no view. We had brunch and was delicious. The portions were on the light side but we were not hungry when we left. Service was great, definitely not rushed.
Great! Great view and good ambiance.
The fish a la plancha is especially excellent EVERY time. Service is spot on. Lovely place.
The room is lovely with a gorgeous view. Food is very good, but the service is slow and inhospitable. Our waitress was not very friendly or efficient. Main course portions were small although we did order the prix fix. I ordered the risotto, which was good but the portion wasn’t even one cup. Never saw such a small amount served in a high-end restaurant. However, the salad I had was a nice size.
I was hesitant to eat in a museum but this was wonderful. The food was excellently prepared and creative. Very fresh ingredients! I had the Gruyere shuffle that one does not see often on menus...superb. Remember it does take 20+ minutes to bake. The room has a beautiful view of Central Park and is quiet and relaxing. This is fine dining. Cudos to the chef!
Because I had such a nice experience, I became a member of the museum .
The food lives up to the view and atmosphere. Excellent seasonal vegetables, well prepared fish, good wine selection with the set fixe menu
Always a treat and so civilized. Calming atmosphere, view of Central Park, delicious food, and excellent service.
Good food and great service, the interior could use a refresh.
The food was awful, simply awful! I took two bites of my plate and told my waiter I did not like it. He just left it there and I was still charged for it. Lunch for two was $75. My BF had a tiny piece of fish and I had the thickest noodles in a bath pretty much, with a horrible taste of bad fish, problem was there was no fish in it.... It was just gross, I would't tell my enemy to go here.
Wasn’t sure what to expect when my husband suggested we go to The Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for brunch, but I’m so glad he did. It was fabulous. The front staff was warm and welcoming, the service was very good, and the food was simply delicious. The room itself is very nice, and we were lucky enough to score a table by the window which overlooked Central Park, making the experience even better. I would definitely recommend going to The Dining Room the next time you go to The Met, you won’t be disappointed.
Food was excellent though lobster had to be reheated. Server was good but service uncoordinated. The amuse Boucher came after the first cours e. Unfortunately we were seated near a family with a small child. But will go back. Great place to eat after visiting the museum.
The Dining Room at the Met is always delivers on an outstanding culinary experience.
Chef Fred Sabo and his team are masterful, and the service (we love Barak and Matthew) are wonderful. It's one of our favorite NYC restaurants!
The tasting menu inspired by the Thomas Cole exhibit was fabulous and reasonably priced for what you got.
The Members' Dining Room never fails--always delicious, creative, and so pleasant. The wait staff is fantastic, too.
Beautiful setting overlooking the park, great food, if a bit pricey.
Wonderful tasting menu and attentive service. Food beautifully presented and delicious.
Spent a wonderful Valentine’s Day overlooking the park! Drinks/wines offered are a good value. Had wonderful champagne and red by the glass. Dinner was outstanding and the service attentive and delightful!
Great food (including a nice scallop dish in the prix fixe), plus great views of Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park. Very attentive service.
Always a lovely and professionally served lunch experience when you have the time. My husband and I went for valentine's Day lunch and to spend the afternoon in the museum. Food delicious, and the menu changes often. Highly recommended is the Members Dining Room!
Met my sister for lunch. Attentive, delightful staff made for a delightful experience. To get a seat by the window, you have to specifically request in your reservation - i forgot but was pleased with where we were seated. Restaurant is quiet. Good value for the wines. Great meal.
Terrible decline from past visits. Indifferent service and unimaginative food.
A lovely place to lunch or brunch when visiting the great Metropolitan Museum of Art!
The Members dining room at the Metropolitan is always a pleasure. Recently my wife and I ate there with another couple. The salads were excellent and the octopus appetizer was perfect - tender and perfectly matched with a bed of lentils. Several of us had the plancha, which was perhaps slightly overcooked. The scallops were reported delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive.
The service was terrible, compounded with the fact that the hostess gave our table to someone else, and made as wait well beyond our reservation time
Amazing service, great food & even during restaurant week represented well the dishes of the normal days. Glad I made it.
Nothing special really, just went for the Restaurant Week lunch. Scallop crudo was fine, steak was cooked perfectly medium rare, the chocolate cake was basically a brownie. Pretty presentation for each plate at least! Friendly staff to boot.
Delicious food, excellent service, wonderful view, spacious dining room.
I brought a friend here to celebrate her birthday after seeing the excellent Hockney exhibit. When I made my reservation on Open Table I had requested a seat by the window to make it special for my friend and was delighted that my request was honored. My family and I have been enjoying the Met Dining Room for years and have always found it an ideal spot to come when we want to linger over a meal with good friends to enjoy conversation as well as food. We never feel rushed, which is so lovely. The food and service are always excellent.