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.

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! Not valid for parties greater than 10 people. For large party reservations, please call 212-570-3975.

Although window seats can be requested, they cannot be guaranteed.



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

Beyond my expectations! Well worth the cost.
High end gourmet. This was a lovely break in between seeing the great art. I plan to eat here
Every time I come.

G
Salt Lake City
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting located on the 4th floor of the Met. Great service, not rushed and very flavorful food.

SC
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done Met!!!

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have long loved this serene and special space with windows on Central Park. But on this visit with friends I found the food the best it has ever been. Then, aftere our meal, to be able to walk out into one of the greatest museums in the world and have a stroll through the galleries as a digestif, well, we could hardly have asked for more.

B
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pas de critique. Satisfait de la restauration, du service et du décor

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CG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was slow at best which looks to be from a very understaffed team servicing a huge area. All the workers were constantly moving and working but there was no checking in on if the order and items were correct. The staff tries to accommodate allergy issues but it is at the cost of a full meal. Given the cost, museum ticket included and location it's a bit unbeatable but there is completely room for improvement. The ambiance reminded me of my grandmother's nursing homes dining area with about half the folks there in that age bracket.

Our guests from out of town highly enjoyed the meal. I think most would rank it as 4-5 star cuisine if that are not familiar with the array of cuisine options in this area or a foodie.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s exactly what I expected from a “Trustees Dining Room”. Good food, but not excellent, beautiful setting, attentive service. Over priced. But considering the location, perfectly fine.

WT
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It felt like eating in an assisted living home. Food and service were good. Crowd was, uh, mature. ‘nuf said.

A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The water did not bring three of the food items we ordered. Also, this evening was a birthday dinner, which went unacknowledged by the restaurant.

N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at the MMA. Their hospitality was EXCELLENT! Thank you to all of their staff. A family, friends of mine from Detroit enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere very much. We were surprised to be escorted to the table by the window. Fantastic! The only thing I was disappointed this time was that unfortunately the food wasn't as good as the last time. Maybe the chef of the night was different... However, my friends were very happy and excited about their hospitality. Special thanks to Emily! She remembered me from the previous visit. She is very kind. I'd like to come back soon with my local friend. Thank you.

s
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurant on the 4th Floor is a quiet and relaxed room overlooking Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park.
The Obelisk is oldest man-made object in the park that arrived more than 130 yrs ago.
A great way to start our visit to the colossal and amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We were greeted with smiles as we entered the restaurant. The wait staff was attentive and took care of all our needs.
We started to unwind with Bloody Mary cocktails. The Salad and Pate were perfect starters.
Farrotto with mushrooms and grilled Salmon for the second course were cooked to perfection. A slice of Key Lime Meringue Pie and Valhrona Chocolate Tart for desert were the right touch of sugar to end a meal.
Days later I am still thinking about the delicious Farrotto. We will return.

M
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service we received was unacceptable. It took more than 10 minutes for a waiter to even show up. It took more than 15 minutes for the entree plates to be removed and at least another 10 minutes for someone to bring the check. The food was fancy without being wonderful and the price for the three course lunch was very high, considering the level of service and the taste of the food. The room is lovely but it took over an hour and forty minutes to get through the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant nor return without major changes in how it is run.

LW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to beat -- delicious food in a peaceful and beautiful setting.

JK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The chef’s tasting menu was still a summer menu . On a chilly evening in October gazpacho soup was not appealing, ditto for a watermelon salad.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, which we have passed along to our culinary and management team. Our new Fall Menu launches in mid October! -The Dining Room Team

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DK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The location is great as is the room itself. Service was OK, food was good, but $27 burger that was nothing exceptional is a bit pricy.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback which we have passed along to our culinary and management team. - The Dining Room Team

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PC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The Tea Service in the afternoon sounds like a lovely way to go to the Patron’s Dining Room for a light and restorative bite.
Do Not Bother. Trust me. Go to one of the lovely old school hotels around the museum. Do your research.
The Dining Room is very dated, food seems to be served from an industrial school cafeteria kitchen, and the staff knows as much about tea as my Aunt Tillie, who is imaginary. No ambiance and no view. The Met should be embarrassed by opening this to the public to keep the cash flow up. They should quietly shutter it and mention it no more.

BS
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. We have had multiple lunches there over the past few years and they have been consistently and uniformly excellent. We are eager to try them for dinner some time.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and thank you for being such a loyal guest. We look forward to having you join us for dinner soon! The Dining Room Team

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. Would definitely visit again.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are thrilled you had such a nice great dining experience. We look forward to having you join us again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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FM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maitre'd sets the tone and I find they are always so gracious and welcoming. The woman (wish I remembered her name) even pointed out her favorite new dish that was recently created by the chef-we ordered it and she was spot on! The food, is always delectable. The servers always so professional and courteous. And, the view...well, you are looking at the Park with a thousand year old obelisk--you are at the MET surrounded by a wealth of history-what is not to like? Can't wait to go back.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words which we passed along to our host and entire team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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F
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re at the Met to see a show this is a great place to eat!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thanks for the recommendation shout out and see you next time! - The Dining Room Team

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fine meal with exceptional service provided by Luiz R.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words which we have passed along to Luiz and the entire team. See you next time! The Dining Room Team

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n
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted promptly and seated, but not where we had requested. Food deliciousand service attentive.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

We are so glad you chose to dine with us and that you had such a nice experience. We apologize we could not accommodate your window seat request this time but we have noted it in your profile for next time! The Dining Room Team

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food is better than expected. Service was attentive but overly so and felt like it wasn’t a well trained or polished team...more like cater waiters who are now at a restaurant. Ambiance is reminiscent of an aging hotel lobby restaurant. So much more is possible with that space without the industrial strength carpeting, leatherette furniture and light wood trim that must have looked modern when the Golden Girls premiered on TV. Still we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Met and enjoyed the food enough to go back again in the future.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and while we are glad we exceeded your expectation in regard to the food we appreciate your decor and service comments. We have passed along your feedback to our management team and The Museum. The Dining Room Team

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A
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday lunch for a cousin. Never disappoints!!!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Happy birthday! We are so happy you chose to celebrate with us. See you again next time! The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food at a reasonable price for quality in a grown-up environment (white tablecloths, proper table settings, easy conversation noise levels) — a difficult find in NY today. Service is well-meaning but less than well-oiled, in that servers are a little stiff and not easily found when needed.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We really appreciate your feedback and have passed along your comments to our management team to take into consideration. - The Dining Room Team

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i
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Going to a restaurant within the metropolitan museum of art is so beautiful and exciting. The food was superb and the staff was very nice and professional. The actual room was odd and not something I would want to go back to with all the restaurants of manhattan. It felt like we were eating in a nursing home dinning room. The decor is so dated and the chairs were the same as when I used to visit my grandmother in her Florida nursing home. This place could be something so exceptional because of the quality of the food and the fact that it’s in the museum. I hope a complete overhaul is done sooner rather than later because I would be thrilled to return.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and we are so glad to hear you had such a nice experience. We appreciate your feedback on the decor and have passed along your comments to our team and The Museum. - The Dining Room Team

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a
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely setting overlooking Central Park. Service is great and the noise level is low.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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n
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and ambiance and service excellent also
They let us sit and visit which was lovely also
a very good place for lunch in New York

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

We are so glad you had such a great experience. See you soon! - The Dining Room Team

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RP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Too much pepper in the shrimp risotto. I would not order it again. Very nice room with good service. Pricey.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback which we have passed along to our Chef. Your comments really help us improve. - The Dining Room Team

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k
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Met dining room is one of the very best restaurants in NY. They have an interesting and innovative menu. We were a table of four for lunch and we all raved about our dishes. First, the cheesy breadsticks are addictive with a pesto dip. The gazpacho was so delicious, the gruyere souffle was wonderful, as was the pappardelle dish. My husband had swordfish and he said it was cooked perfectly- moist, tender and flavorful. For dessert we had, molton lava cake, fig tart with lemoncello ice cream and the cookie tray. All were great but I wouldn't order the cookies again. It was a large portion and though very good, they were not anything special like the other desserts. The Met dining room is a very special place and I hope to come back soon.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you! We are thrilled you had such an enjoyable dining experience. Join us again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is limited but items are delicious! Make sure you have a reservation. One of the best hamburgers that I have ever eaten.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the free pass if dining at The MET. Really love the roof garden on the top level to see the view around Central Park area.

NY
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived to the moment we left . Food was excellent, service was excellent and it all happened in a beautiful room. Even though the room was remodeled years ago it still holds up and looks fantastic.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 26, 2019

We really appreciate your kind words which we have passed along to the team. Thank you for dining with us. Join us again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been long time members of the Museum. The restaurant, once the Member's Dining Room, has been opened up to everyone visiting the Museum. Members still receive a 10% discount but the service and the food is so mediocre that it is impossible to enjoy the atmosphere after a visit to the galleries. We ate here last Friday and literally did not finish our meal. The waiter stopped to argue with another person on staff while taking our order. He walked away from our table and started to yell at another employee who was setting up a table next to ours. The staff is union and they act as if they are at a meal with family they don't like or don't care to be around. My Husband ordered Duck but the waiter brought out Scallops and the desert was so old and dry and stale we took one bite and pushed it aside. The restaurant itself feels like you are on the Titanic. Old school meets please dear God renovate me. It is really sad that this is the best the Museum can do. As one of the premier Museums in the world you would think the dining experience could at lease have qualified staff and a Chef any Chef at this point who can plate food and send out a distinctive dish that is satisfying and interesting. The Met is in trouble financially and my bet is there just isn't a Chef who will come on board with this grandfathered (literally) in staff. As I said sad all the way around. I feel bad about posting this review, however enough is enough. I am also writing Membership a letter about how poor the experience was.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us! - The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and professional. Reliably. Excellent views and service.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us! See you next time. - The Dining Room Team

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SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here! We started out our evening outside on the rooftop- (before arriving I didn't realize the rooftop bar and dining room were separate), the views were breathtaking! We came inside after having some rose' and had dinner (since we spent time outside first we ended up dining about an hour after our reservation, which they were fine with) my friend and I split the chicken for two and it was up there in the top 3 roasted chicken dishes I have ever had... it was extremely flavorful and almost tasted like it had been brined. The side dishes were amazing as well, it came with truffle grits and some sort of long, flat green beans with mushrooms and sliced almonds. We also ordered the gazpacho and roasted brussels sprouts, we didn't really need more food but they were great too! The staff were all extremely friendly and made our experience really special. It was pricey which was not a surprise, but definitely a worthwhile experience!

LR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As requested, we were seated next to the windows looking out to the tree tops.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 16, 2019

We are so glad we were able to accommodate your request and you enjoyed your dining experience. - The Dining Room Team

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at the Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with our guests. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We had an excellent waiter who was most helpful in selecting dishes and was prompt and polite in serving our meal.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and hope to return soon.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on September 16, 2019

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

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable, como siempre.

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