The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Contemporary American
Overlooking Central Park, The Dining Room offers modern American cuisine with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. Executive Chef Fred Sabo's latest menu features a collaboration with Michelin starred Chef John Fraser. Chef Fraser's Spring Pea Themed menu is inspired by The Met's Camp Exhibition.

Special late afternoon menu & Happy Hour: Weekdays 2-4pm enjoy a quick, full service casual meal in a relaxed environment with views of Central Park. Happy Hour between 3-4pm.

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: Just visit the Dining Concierge desk, at the Great Hall Information Desk, upon your arrival to receive your Museum tickets!

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Happy Hour Specials

Weekdays between 3-4pm, enjoy a $10 glass of wine or prosecco and $6 beers.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 27, 2019

Ends: May 28, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-4:00PM

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BO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great tasty food, extremely well prepared, worthy of the Michelin tradition. Our guests were extremely happy. Thanks again.

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ML
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hostess was curt and non attentive
Waiter seldom came to table

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A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Went for late afternoon break from art viewing and was met with excellent service and food - afternoon tea and delicious salad. Highly receommended.

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ER
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Food was lovely. Service excellent.

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BG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous views. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of the museum. I wish the lunch menu offered one entree size salad and a quiche or omelette. A few more alternatives for lunch.

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ME
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We live in CA and always look forward to trips to NY and lunch at The Met.
So disappointing now with food that is no longer exceptional.
We always have octopus. Now one piece not two and it tasted like it was cooked hours before and left to sit. Served at room temperature.
No vegetarian dish on the menu any longer. We think this puts people in the position of having to “special order” and having the server see “if the kitchen can do it”.
Crab cakes were smaller and more breading than normal.
Your prices are okay if your meal is satisfying but not if it’s under par.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very professional waitstaff, excellent lunch choices, and amazing table in the solarium - oh yeah!

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RR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greeted by smiling staff. Seated at a beautiful table with lovely views of the park. Gorgeous and delicious food - wish I took pictures of every course! Attentive wait staff. Lovely meal. Truly enjoy dining here.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Positive side: staff was friendly, space was clean/airy, food was great. Negative side: space was dated/dull, Atmosphere was awkwardly quiet, while well staffed their timing was too long

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy having a delicious dinner with friends and family at the beautiful, spacious Met Dining Room. The staff is very welcoming and helpful, and they make us feel completely at home there.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Wonderful menu and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The prix fix was delicious especially the shrimp risotto. I can’t have enough of it!!

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BM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch and some culture thrown in. Very attentive service, terrific menu....highly recommend!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

Great to hear you were able to enjoy best of both worlds- culture and culinary! Thank you. See you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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FN
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The MET has now opened the Trustees Dining Room to all, with members receiving a 10% discount. This is an excellent place for a special celebration or romantic dinner, with stunning sunset views and solid service. The new chef is a substantial improvement (we had stopped going after two less than satisfactory meal several years back) and the seasonal menu is a treat. There is a nice variety of festive cocktails. The Shrimp Risotto was particularly outstanding. All of the dishes we ordered were flavorful. Portions are not enormous, but still enough for sharing tastes. After ordering the special, the soft-shell tempura crab, we were told it was not available 15 minutes later. Also, our waiter forgot our salad and forgot to take the crab off the tab. It's okay - we all make mistakes, but expect less of them when paying top dollar.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In fact, we took friends from Detroit. They felt they would eat here every week if they lived in NYC. Food fabulous as always. Service excellent.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for introducing your friends to our restaurant. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an improvement since the arrival of the new chef! I have eaten here several times in years past and been disappointed by the quality of the food which tasted like it was churned out by a mediocre hotel kitchen. Now it is truly a delicious, highly nuanced creation worthy of any 3.5 ( out of 4) star fine dining experience. The vegetables were of the just picked variety, my tuna was cooked to rare perfection! I will surely eat here every time I am visiting the museum.

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b
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had grilled octopus and carrot soup for appetizers both prepared and presented very well. My wife had grilled scallops and I had lamb with morels; both were great.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

We are so glad to hear you had such a great dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is quiet with a beautiful view of Central Park. The food was delicious and healthy. Rare combinations.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

We strive to hit both those points so we are so happy to hear we delivered. Thank you. See you again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Go for the room, not the food.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us! -The Dining Room Team

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a wonderful experience! Service, Food, and the beautiful views all excellent!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

We really appreciate you choosing to dine with us and have passed along your kind words to the team! - The Dining Room Team

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Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Formerly a room for Members of the Met but now open to all, this room sports a magnificent park view and a talented kitchen staff. It is a very pleasant place to take a break from viewing the treasures at The Met. My shrimp risotto entree was delicious and ample but the pea shoot raviolis others ordered were such small portions that everyone in our party was aghast. An odd juxtaposition of portion sizes.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for being such a loyal guest and dining with us. We are glad to hear overall you had a nice experience but have passed along your portion size comments to our culinary team to take into consideration. We hope to see you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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A
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Three-course Prix fixe menu is the only option for brunch, but it's a lovely, relaxing way to enjoy brunch. Bonus that you can tour the museum before and after with your reservation.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for joining us for brunch. We are so glad you had such a great dining and museum experience. -The Dining Room Team

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J
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely. Service is warm, friendly and efficient. Food is a bit fussy but very good. Special place.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

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

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Nothing great about the food. The only reason to eat at this place is the location. Not planning to return.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing food 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 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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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining here. Food is delicious and the ambience and service excellent.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for being such a loyal guest! We hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Slow, understaffed, overrated. Food was only okay for the price, service was abysmal. Servers were not up to the caliber of a restaurant at that price point—confused and slow. Feels like it’s taking advantage of a captive audience. Do better, go elsewhere.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on June 6, 2019

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 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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JY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Came for lunch on Memorial Day. Food and quality of service were excellent, but it took an unusually long time for our dishes to arrive, which was especially surprising for a lunch hour.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear our service was lagging on Memorial Day but you did enjoy the rest of your meal. We have passed along your feedback to our management team to review. -The Dining Room Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service a little slow, but otherwise a delightful experience. The food was outstanding, ambience above average. It is possible to have a quiet conversation without competing with noisy background. The Dining Room at the Met is perfect for special occasions or taking out of town visitors.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for joining us and we are thrilled you had such an enjoyable experience. We have passed along your service notes to our management team to take into consideration. We hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was so Incredibly slow that we had to cancel our plans to see one of the main exhibitions we had gone to the museum for in the first place. Also I told the waiter very clearly I had a tree nut allergy and my entrée came out with hazelnuts all over it.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. 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 feel terrible you missed the special exhibits. 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 & so we can have an opportunity make this up to you. -The Dining Room Team

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service, great food and an amazing view!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thanks Thomas! We hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Unfortunately, somehow TIP amount was wrongly entered by your staff.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Ken, We are very sorry to hear about this error. If you reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org we will make sure to take care of it. -The Dining Room Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff made our anniversary celebration an amazing experience

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you. We are honored you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. We hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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g
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience. Great food, great views, and above all, great service!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

We are thrilled to hear you had such a great experience. See you soon. -The Dining Room Team

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J
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After walking around the Met for an afternoon, this was a fully enjoyable dining experience. We ordered the duck and the scallops, both of which were cooked to perfection.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thanks Jessica for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed the duck and scallops. We have passed along your kind words to the Chef. -The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My in laws were meeting my parents for the first time and tea and lunch was perfect !!! ♥️

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for choosing our restaurant for this very important first meeting! We are so happy you had such a a great time. -The Dining Room Team

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VH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Met Dining Room offers a pleasant ambience in an open room overlooking Central Park. The food is elegant and the service is pleasant and very professional.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you Victoria for your kind words and choosing to dine with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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FR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The waiter was too busy. The appetizer was cool, which I expected warm or hot. It was very crowded.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

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 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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H
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the Dining Room at the Met. The staff is incredibly attentive and helpful, especially if you are traveling with elders. Food is excellent but very pricey. We go there often, despite the cost!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback and joining us at our restaurant. We have passed along your kind words to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the most expensive restaurant in NY and the place itself is completely outdate
Service was at the best ok
Upside “FREE” entrance to see the Met

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We have passed along your comments to our management and culinary team to review. Please feel free to reach out to us at restaurants@metmuseum.org at any time with any additional feedback. -The Dining Room Team

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