The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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$50 and over
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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.

*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.

Window seats can be requested but are not guaranteed.

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vipLisaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. We enjoyed our lunch. We will definitely recommend to our friends and family. I will definitely return in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service from Luiz R., excellent as usual. The room was unusually quiet probably due to folks staying home because of COVID-19 situation.

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RRHouston
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had brunch at the Dining Room on Sunday. I made an early reservation (noon) and requested a table by the window when I made my reservation, and received a perfect table. I had a view of the obelisk in Central Park. The service was exceptional--low key, attentive, and professional. I appreciated the relaxed pace of the meal, though others might find it slow (some of the other reviews). I felt quiet unrushed, which was lovely.

The brunch is prix fixe, at $45 for two courses. I found the food good and the brunch a good value. I had the smoked trout and the lobster croque madame. The portions were plentiful but not overwhelming and the food was well prepared. It was very good, but not extraordinary. The bread basket was also a treat, with a scone and zucchini bread, as well as the standard fare. The dining room itself could use some updating. It looks like it had the same decor and furniture that it likely had in the 1980s. But it's really all about the view. It was a peaceful and lovely way to break up a day of museum-ing.

I discovered after I made the reservation that you get complimentary admission to the Met with your reservation (and you get to bypass the ticket lines--just stop by the information desk in the grand hall). That really makes it an exceptional bargain. It's a great way to enhance a day at the Met. I'd recommend it to anyone spending a day or more at the museum.

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Anon
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great find, just take the elevator to the 4th floor after observing the Grecian Urns

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vipuesider
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

New prix fixe menu is a huge disappointment!!!! The portions are too large to be able to manage a light meal before or after a museum tour. Aworse you are forced into a minimum of 3 courses only highlights the failings of the kitchen on breadth and the painfully slow and inattentive setvice. It was nicer to just choose the few items they excelled at rather than being forced to order extra dishes that produce a significantly lower experience. Terrible idea. The waitstaff needs to be reminded people want to eat a course in under 1 hour. 3 courses should not take 3 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I’m A member of the Met and made my lunch reservation well in advance. I was sat at a two person table right next to the door to the kitchen. It was loud and obnoxious. I’ve been to this restaurant several times, and I could not believe I had such a poor experience. I really hope that in the future they rethink their seating options.

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MichaelI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Several years ago we used to have diner only during the weekend in the Members' Dining Room at the Met. Now the Dining Room at the Met is open all week for lunch and diner and the quality of the food and service is as high as before. The view of Central Park from the Dining room is another plus for this restaurant. A highly recommended place for a nice meal while visiting the Museum.

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EddieW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lunch with a view of Central Park was very nice. Of course, the food was delicious. We'd like to let you know that we've arranged for us to share it, as it was a bit oversized, so we asked them to share. Above all, being able to start a meal at the reserved time without having to stand in line has made appreciation at the museum even more meaningful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in New York City 💛 Enjoy!!!

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Artful
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely lunch with a picturesque view of Central Park. The food was amazing in spite of the fact that we were hoping to have High Tea!

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Karen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for over 2 hours for a Sunday brunch. Food was fresh and tasty, waiter attentive.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere; relaxed dining; excellent food and a magnificent view of Central Par!

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vipEast38th
London
31 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The good news: Sunday brunch was fantastic! Had the lobster croque madame, the cherry blintzes, and the trout soufflé. All were out of this world. The bread basket was brimming with various breads and cranberry mini scones. The passion fruit creme brûlée was the only disappointing dish—average at best but did have a strong passion fruit flavor. Service was very good. The bad news: if you’re not close to the windows (which are on only one side of the restaurant), the decor is nothing to speak of. Also, if you haven’t been to the restaurant before, you’ll spend an extra 15-20 minutes trying to find it. Brunch was prix fixe but pricey. Also great is that you get tickets to the museum with your reservation, so you can walk off all those rich dishes!!

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JiangLi
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant with Central Park view. The food was gummy. Will go again. But they usually reserve window tables for rich persons .

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Alfie
10 reviews