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

What 1623 People Are Saying
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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The kabocha squash soup was outstanding! The Creekstone Farm burger was excellent.

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience in an elegant location. On the spot service. Reasonable prices for a quality meal among the Central Park treetops.

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for a anniversary brunch with friends. We were seated immediately. It would’ve been better if we were closer to the windows which provide a view of Central Park West. Food was brought out promptly. Service was impeccable. Our server was informative. They even gave us our dessert that said happy anniversary. It made a lasting impression on our guests. They were very appreciative of the entire event. We will return again.

RC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waiter spilled the water and didn’t apologize. He couldn’t find the wine I requested even after I told him the name and page number. Server also called out the price of the bottle of wine to confirm my selection instead of the name. “Is it this one? The $65 dollar one?” Other server brought us bread without butter—I had to request it. There’s no music so it feels strange in there. Food is completely forgettable. Would never return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Slow service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits. It's our "Let's impress our friends." dinner location.

F
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu with many delicious selections. Hard to make a choice. Chocolate lava cakes were delicious. We had a window table with a view of the San Remo,the obelisk and fall colors. Good service.

MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met dining room is an amazing collection of excellent food, fabulous staff all within a wonderful ambiance. You begin to relax the moment you enter the space. The staff is so attentive without hovering. The prices are a bit high but the food and wine are indeed special. I had a great time with dear friends and getting the small dessert plate was the final and incredible end to a great afternoon.

k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was excellent as usual. Our server, Luis R. was very helpful in making recommendations!

MR
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came for afternoon tea after walking around the museum and it was great. The tables by the window had nice views and plenty of light. The tea selection was really nice and the finger sandwiches and desserts were nicely presented and delicate. The only complaint I had was that you could only have 1 kind of tea, which seemed silly.... It's just tea lol. Overall it was a fun experience with my girlfriends!

DL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Came for tea on Saturday, November 2. The service was good. The food while it tasted very good was not enough for even a snack. The three sliver sandwiches need to be doubled or tripled. Tried to order something off the lunch menu, but they were only serving brunch and wouldn't sell anything ala carte. Left hungry.

BP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hosting visitors from Asia.

r
Berlin
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great and the view is lovely, but service was slow. There were so many servers and wait staff but there seemed to be confusion about who should clear and bring dishes and when. We gave our waiter our credit card before dessert came out so we could settle the bill in advance and he held onto it for 20 minutes and didn’t bring it back until we finished dessert! Still glad we went, as it gave us more time in the museum and the meal was delicious. Would go back and just prepare for so-so service.

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant experience with excellent food and got some perks. We are frequent clients so we are well known by some waiters

N
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food here is, as usual, first rate. I had a delicious salad that gave me some new ideas for dressing up a green salad; my veal ragout with pappardelle was silky and sustaining. For dessert, an apple tartine like no
other, in shape, texture and taste: deliciously varied and apple all the way.
The only reservation I have is their placement of a frequent customer who likes to talk, and is alone, right next to us. Whoever is sitting there next to the window will inherit this role. Is there a solution? Generally, the atmosphere is fine and the service prompt enough to support it.

RM
New York Area
234 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately we missed the lunch hour and had the Afternoon Tea Service, which is an entirely different venue. Scones, little tea sandwiches and desserts were good, but not what we were interested in, and not a good value. Since we had a wonderful lunch there in the summer, we'll adjust our schedule and return for that.

KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely and relaxing lunch after a great tour of the gallery.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Dining Room has become my default food destination at the Met when a
visit corresponds with a meal time. Tasty food, good service and
pleasant atmosphere plus iconic view of the Park!

S
New Orleans
86 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at the level of service and quality of food. My favorite museum restaurants has always been at the Getty. The Dining Room is equally as good.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We had lunch here on a Sunday and the only choice was pre fix. That was the first disappointment we couldn't order al la cart. The pre fix was $55 and IF the food was outstanding or even delicious I would have been ok. I had pasta that was overcooked and altho it was meant to be home made it tasted like frozen pasta. The soup was OK but not outstanding. For desert we had fresh fruit which included approx 10 slices of over ripe melon, and pineapple and another fruit I didn't recognize. I was shocked how poor the quality was. Service was excellent and the waiters could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Not their fault the food was bad. The room is quiet which is a blessing and the room is filled with light so ambiance is great. Would never have brunch here again as it is always pre fix and way over priced for food that's not worth it. During the week you can order al la cart so that is a better option.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely & romantic candlelit evening at the most refined & delicious restaurant in the city. We feel blessed the long standing staff was still there to greet us. We appreciated the chef's willingness to accommodate the allergies we noted. Furthermore The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art features what is in our impression the most beautiful view of any restaurant in the city.

J
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Met Dining Room. Great food and you can have a conversation. Plus it’s so fun to leave the Met after hours.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant oasis. Lovely setting, great food, terrific service. Heaven on the 4th floor!

G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined there for lunch. The food, service and setting were all fantastic.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that we were seated in the window as requested. Honored to be at the”Queen’s” table. Thanks so much!

JK
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My extended family including our new grandson, celebrated my wife’s special birthday day for brunch. Everything could not have been more perfect from the beautiful dining room to the excellent service and delicious food. As a long-standing member, I appreciated the discount and complimentary brunch alcoholic beverages. The Dining Room at the Met is a wonderful venue for special celebrations!

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great place but a bit overpriced. Most guests are members. And portions are small for the price. The food is fresh and very tasty. Chef is def good.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch once again on a sparkling day at our favorite New York restaurant The Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We were concerned to learn the restaurant management company is changing & recommend the new management keep the same waiters, runners, busmen, & hosts who have served us with love, care, & friendship for so many years. Encore, encore, encore.

b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service in a setting overlooking central park that can not be beat. It is civilized. Perfect for a rest when you are visiting the museum or otherwise.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed the dinner at the Dining Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The ambiance was comfortable, the food inventive and delicious and the service good. I especially liked Mr. Maque (?) who kept an eye out for me. The grilled octopus was excellent and the broccoli rabe spread for the bread was so tasty. It is expensive, but a great way to relax with a glass of wine after enjoying the museum.

RQ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

They have cut back on the bread selection. They used to put out a basket with rolls, cheese cracker, etc. we were served a plate with a roll for each and
A small piece of foccachio....I ordered salmon and the piece was less than an inch wide. When I commented to the waiter, he said”you’r e right”. My
Friend had a normal slice. It was good, it tiny.

SS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very slow service. Management fluttering around overlooking tables that needed service. For a restaurant space touting an elevated service to their cafe counterpart they unarguably delivered cafe quality service.

s
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
46 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SC
Saskatoon
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Met!!!

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CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific service as always. I found the first course a bit "precious" and small. Seared tuna for main was excellent. Thanks as always.

B
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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