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The Grand Tier Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3554 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Grand Tier Restaurant is located inside The Metropolitan Opera House and offers both a la carte and prix fixe menus. The restaurant welcomes the general public, not just ticketed guests of the Metropolitan Opera House. Reservations required. The restaurant’s location makes it the perfect pre-theater dining experience for all guests of Lincoln Center. The exquisite modern American cuisine and classic dining room, highlighted by Chagall murals and brilliant Swarovski crystal chandeliers, make it a memorable destination regardless of the occasion. Our doors open two hours before curtains go up.
Ticketed guests of the Metropolitan Opera may also dine in the restaurant at intermission, but must pre-order and reserve via phone: 212.799.3400, or email: thegrandtier@patinagroup.com . Reservations for ticketed guests dining at intermission ONLY, are not taken via Open Table.
Please note that proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-3400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Diamonte

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dinners welcome. We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 - 200.

  • Private party contact

    Yale Frederiksen: (212) 359-6513

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Cross street

    Broadway and Amsterdam, between 65th and 62nd st.

  • Parking details

    Check out Metropolitan Opera website for parking information.<br />

  • Public transit

    1 Train to 66th st. Lincoln Center<br />

  • Entertainment

    New this season is Sunday Holiday Brunch with live recitals by rising Met artists. These performances only occur on Sundays, scheduled one per seating at 12:30 pm and 2 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,554 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We had a lovely experience with our waitress. She was attentive and very personable. A real pleasure. I had the filet mignon. Although it was cooked rare-it was rather difficult to cut. Very tough cut of meat, or the cutlery was not sharp enough. .and unfortunately the meat and vegetables needed a bit more salt. The atmosphere was lovely and I would come back, but maybe I’d order a fish next time.
  2. A

    Andre

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and lovely presention of really good food. Totally enjoyable.
  3. LW

    LisaW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service although pricey
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful service. Staff A+
  5. B

    Brklyn

    New York Area

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The diet Pepsi was flat and on the warm side. Other than that -- all was good.
  6. k

    kathy

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great special occasion place. Incredibly convenient to the ballet, great service and wonderful food. It is expensive but I think worth it!
  7. JM

    JackM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    What used to be a very pleasant experience has become an overpriced disappointment. Mediocre food. Mediocre service Shopworn seating and carpeting. Re-name it the Mediocre Tier!
  8. PE

    PhilipE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The idea of having desert during intermission is great, only the intermission is too short to enjoy it.
  9. MZ

    MZ14836

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The environment is very good, and it is very comfortable to have dinner before watching the show.
  10. HO

    HOWARDH

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive personable waitstaff at Grand Tier that were quick to serve brunch before the opera
  11. VB

    ValB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dining in a amazing setting. Attentive staff. Wonderful ambiance. A perfect way to start the evening.
  12. LL

    LLG314

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was wonderful! The food is outstanding, matched by impeccable service, and atmosphere!
  13. a

    aman2121

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The menu no longer is a Sunday brunch type menu but an over priced lunch service. $75.00 for two tiny crab cakes. They seem to have done away with the $50 pp brunch and all the Prosecco you wish. Too bad. It was a go to for us. For three persons. Only main course, coffee, 3 glasses Prosecco and 2 desserts with tip $495.00. Last time for us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gathering of close friends excited to be together and see the wonderful John cage opera. Lunch together at Grand Tier was the icing on the top!
  15. ZB

    ZoranB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most sophisticated high end restaurants in the city
  16. KR

    KittyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful. Such marvelous ambience, perfect setting, excellent food and ideal service, just what we were looking for and more.
  17. BZ

    BirgitZ

    Inverness

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was disappointed to the service, the filet mignon was rare, nobody asked for medium, rare or well done, sorry never ever
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  19. D

    Dine29

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the Grand Tier is always special even when you are not celebrating anything in particular. The food was delicious, enjoyed all the veggies, and the waiters were delightful.
  20. RN

    RobertN

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    seeing Rigoletto and dining in the Terrace theater will remain one of our fondest memories. The brilliance of having dessert ready for us during intermission was unbelievable. we will hopefully be back.
  21. EP

    EzraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful and timing worked out well with two hours before opera. What is not mentioned on web site is that you can choose your dessert to be served before the opera, or have it ready during the 30 minute intermission. We chose the intermission. The dessert was waiting on the table when we came upstairs and were done with plenty of time to return for the next act.
  22. S

    Sajomu

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very convenient!
  23. EL

    EvanL

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. So convenient to be in the building with a staff who understands you have a curtain to make.
  24. A

    Aisling

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect for a fancy add on to the opera! Loved the setting for intermission too so you could relax and enjoy
  25. R

    Radalt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent service. If you want to splash out, eat here before a performance. Note, though, the cost is excessive for the experience and impacts greatly the value for money. There are other establishments where you can get food which is just as good and far less expensive.
  26. TK

    TommyKCT

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent service and great food. All was wonderful but prices are very high.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my third time at the grand tier and once again had an exceptional experience. The food was delicious, and the service out of this world. Staff was quick, efficient and very friendly. They remembered our special request for the food which was very impressive considering how busy the restaurant was! Can’t wait to go back!
  28. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been back for awhile, but I was so happy to dine there. The food was delicious- best sea bass ever! Beautiful restaurant with great service and excellent martinis. I felt like an adult again. It’s expensive, but worth the splurge if you’re going to the Opera or ballet.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great meal!
  30. RV

    RudyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, a great dining experience in a most pleasant environment.
  31. c

    cshap3

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    As a special treat, The Grand Tier is lovely.
  32. KG

    KaranG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I was a little disappointed as I was planning on attending the opera at 8 o’clock and we had 6:15 reservations and they didn’t pay attention , and we had to finally ask for dessert was no time left to eat it before we had to be seated. I would’ve hoped that they would have perhaps offered a deduction on the bill but nothing was offered. I would think twice about eating there again if I were attending a performance. It wasn’t at all crowded so I was surprised they weren’t more attentive.
  33. s

    stedmantx

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good (shrimp appetizer and crab cake entrée were very good. Service was exceptional. Grand Tier has become rather pricey. It is definitely for *very* special occasions only. But the setting and ambience are unparalleled.
  34. SA

    SusanA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, beautiful, and a delightful service experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food is not as good as in times past. I’ve been coming here for over 20 years; the overall experience is still memorable. But the food doesn’t live up to the expectations you have reading the menu. Particularly the salad.
  36. NY

    NYPHILLYDC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    For dinner before an evening opera this is definitely the place to be. The food is very good, service is excellent, and, since you're already in the opera house and they know you're going to the performance, there is no question about getting there on time. It's a great venue, especially in the evening in the winter. It is expensive for what it is, but you're paying for convenience as well as the good food, excellent service, and the ambiance.
  37. C

    Christopher

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely time. Duke was a great waiter. Great time.
  38. A

    Adventurer

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todd excellent server as always. Food was delicious. Thank you
  39. D

    Delighted

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!!!i always love everything about this restaurant!
  40. c

    cica

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed dining in Open Table on Friday night and Saturday night for me best Restoran in NYC. Thank you

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

The Grand Tier Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3554 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for The Grand Tier Restaurant

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway and Amsterdam, between 65th and 62nd st.

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Square

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Check out Metropolitan Opera website for parking information.<br />

  • Public transit

    1 Train to 66th st. Lincoln Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Diamonte

  • Entertainment

    New this season is Sunday Holiday Brunch with live recitals by rising Met artists. These performances only occur on Sundays, scheduled one per seating at 12:30 pm and 2 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 799-3400

  • Private party facilities

    Group Dinners welcome. We are happy to accommodate groups of 10 - 200.

  • Private party contact

    Yale Frederiksen: (212) 359-6513

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