The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Overlooking Central Park, The Dining Room offers modern American cuisine with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients by our Executive Chef Fred Sabo and Executive Pastry Chef Randy Eastman.

Enjoy Afternoon Tea service daily from 2-4pm.

*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.



Special Offers

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: 27 May 2019

Ends: 28 May 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 15:00-16:00

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Green salad with no dressing (guess they forgot).
Risotto laced with too much salt.
Two deserts - one spoon. Coming with it ... and then forgot.
Completely over priced for the quality.

EL
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met Dining Room is beautiful. We were seated by a window overlooking Central Park. Both the menu and the service were terrific.

r
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the finest restaurants in NYC. Excellent chef,staff and menu selections. A very relaxed ,unrushed experience.
The food is excellent.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a nice date, nothing beats a combination of atmosphere and fine food. The dining room at the Met offers both. With plates that are artfully prepared with delicious selections, the backdrop of Central Park through the wall of windows becomes even more magical. I look forward to many more visits. This time around the beet salad, grilled octopus, and the burger were the meals of choice. And none of it disappointed. The grilled octopus was the best that I have had and the unique blend of spices on the beet salad gave it a flavor that pulls you in several directions before deliciously blending all together. It’s definitely on the list of “must have” if you make the trip.

d
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Window table w/ a view of the obelisk. Very special. Single complaint is that the menu is geared toward "ladies who lunch". The burger is the only real meal. My wife loved the fish special: snapper. A wonderful way to enhance a day at the museum.

GP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT's always a treat to go to the Members Dining room. Service is always good and the food doesn't ever disappoint. A real treat and great accompaniment to the great art.

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been Met members for decades and it’s always a treat to go to the Patron’s Dining Room. We enjoy the views of Central Park, the ambiance, the meals presentation & exquisite flavors, the professional waitstaff service. We enjoy taking friends to a different & enjoyable dining experience and this is the place to be for brunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
We look forward to our next visit.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food

CP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely birthday lunch! They were able to accommodate my request for a table by the window, which I greatly appreciated. Attentive, friendly service and lovely food.

TS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Three of us ordered the fish dish, two ordered the red snapper and one the scallops. Initially we were told that they had Salmon which we ordered and then later we were told that they did not have any Salmon. Each dish was supposed to come with mixed grains which neither of us wanted and we were told that we would get extra swiss chard instead. Also each fish dish is supposed to come with a 'trio of sauces'. We all still got the mixed grains and for all three of us they brought out one small plate of the trio of sauces that we had to share. Each were about one tablespoon. We noticed other tables where one person ordered the fish dish, that person got the same amount of sauce. Made no sense to us and our waiter never came by to ask us how things were and he looked so busy so we put up with it. One of the red snapper fillets had two small bones in it and neither dish had any flavor. The scallops were reported as being good. Prices were too high and we are not rushing back there anytime soon.

J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for afternoon tea and the menu was pretty limited. Of the 3 sandwiches 2 had seafood. The bread was slightly dried out on the sandwiches. The squash soup was very good. Tea choices were limited but what they had was good. Also ordered hamburgers for the people who didn’t eat egg salad, crabmeat or salmon. They were ok. But not worth the $$. At the end of the meal, we waited for some time for the check then had to ask for it.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We visited at lunch on New Years Eve, so it is quite possible that the usual staff were not present.
We found the service to be adequate, but nothing more. The servers quickly took our order, and we saw little more of them except for delivering plates and removing finished dishes (for example they did not ask if we wanted refills on drinks or coffee with dessert). Service was not bad, merely inattentive, and not to the standard that one expects at these prices.
The food was pleasant, but not outstanding. The ambiance was good. I would recommend to somebody visiting the Met if they do not want to eat in the cafeteria style locations or venture outside to other restaurants, but would not suggest this restaurant as a "destination".

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had tea service. Food was good bit meager, especially the condiments like butter, etc. request for more took long for fulfillment.

CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A really lovely place to go with friends. Great atmosphere and service.

D
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second time there in a week. Even for a stand alone restaurant, let alone one within a museum, the quality is extremely good. Food is thoughtfully prepared and delicious. Desk and floor staff are friendly and attentive. Left feeling great each time. Thanks.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time with my British friends. They were kind enough to substitute the crab sandwich I couldn't have by bringing me 2 others and they brought extra cream, butter, jam but those portions were skimpy for 4 people and it wasn't clotted cream but whipped cream but it was still tasty. It was also very beautiful to look at . Those soup tureens were adorable. Felt like a doll's tea party. Loved it and will definitely be a go to place when I have visitors.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was perfect until our birthday cookies went to another table!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dining Room at the Met was everything I have come to expect and more. Unfortunately, there are times in New York where a plate arrives at your table and your realize just how overpriced it is. Not today. It is the kind of meal that you sit down and you savor every single bite. The kind of meal when you get up and leave, you immediately want more. The service is incredible, which complements the amazing food. Add to that a beautiful view of central park through a gigantic wall of glass. It truly is a dining experience like no other, and after dessert it’s just a short walk back to some of the most wondrous treasures from around the world.
I would also like to personally thank our server, Otto. Despite how busy everything was, he was attentive and spot on with everything. It was very much appreciated.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation for 1:30 lunch with our family and two 90+ year old grandmothers. We weren't seated until 2pm. The food was not good. I had the tuna crudo for an appetizer. It was combined with a sweet spiced sauce, raisins and nuts. Not flavors I would ever think of combining with tuna. It overwhelmed and was not appetizing. My scallops were way overcooked and served with 3 sauces that I would never combine with seafood. The restaurant was noisy, especially for those wearing hearing aids. It is way overpriced for the sub par dining experience. Never again.

LS
Washington DC
144 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal lovely view. Outstanding wait staff. View over Central Park. Excellent tomato bisque snapper and scallops. Recommend reservations during busy times.

FC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and service.

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It’s a little expensive for the food,small portions, but it’s for a worthy cause.

DG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dining Room at the MET is always a superb experience.

It is the perfect combination of delicious food, great service and fabulous views!

We also love the staff who seats the guests. They seem to find the perfect table EVERY TIME!!!

A truly wonderful venue for that special occasion!

Thank you!

SE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice space for high end lunch. The food selection and preparation was excellent. We had seasonal delicata squash salad and a beet salad, then main courses of crab cakes and scallops. We opted for server recommended wine pairings. Dessert was a delicious seasonal pumpkin panna cotta with gingerbread and an apple galette with coffees.
The atmosphere is sophisticated and generally quiet enough for business and personal conversations (except for occasional loud laughter from one table or spontaneous yelling by another patron apparently calling after her children). While youngsters are not excluded, the environment really seems most appropriate for adults, particularly for business-type lunches.
The only complaint that I had was that despite the menu offering of a fixed price ($54) for a three course meal, when the check came it was $50 higher than expected due to the items being tallied individually. Whether that was something we had misunderstood about the menu, which had not been explained to us, or an error in the billing is unclear, as my companion picking up the tab did not want to inquire and simply paid the nearly $200 total. Personally, it seems to me that this should not have happened and soured an otherwise very good experience.

n
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was very good, service was good, noise level was a little too high, but view and ambience were outstanding

ET
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive for a drink and full lunch but delicious

MM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a wonderful place to have a relaxing meal with a view of Central Park when visiting the museum. Saturday and Sunday brunch truly "hit the spot!"

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

If you like bad wedding banquet hall food, this is the place for you. The food is lousy & extremely slow and the management is inept. The restaurant is also fairly expensive making for a very value proposition.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Nice experience with friends for afternoon tea. Our server was great.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

christmas holiday date

JN
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the salmon and my date had the scallops. Both meals were excellent. For the Christmas season, the dinning room were extremely bland with absolutely zero floral arrangements visible.

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very Good!!!
Fabulous Squash Soup!!!
A little pricey, especially the markup on wines.

ME
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

waiter entirely forgot one main course and we had to wait a long time to get. we almost missed the concert. otherwise food is ok, nothing more. very stuffy!

F
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came for tea. Very nice, relaxing, experience. Sandwiches were delicious. Staff was attentive and accommodating.

e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a treat to dine at The Met - the food and service are great, and the dining room feels like well-kept a secret!

M
Pittsburgh
38 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was very disappointing. It is very run down and looks like something out of the 1950s. I thought the Met had a lot of money???? They should have a world class dining facility.
The servers are all nice and overworked. Food is ok. But the place is a dump.
Even the museum is starting to look run down. Like everything in NYC.
Miki, Pittsburgh

EA
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's a decent restaurant if you are visiting and want a decent meal. It's not outstanding, but not much is these days. It provides a better than satisfactory experience if you want eat in the Met. We have been to the other dining facilities in the Met and, yes, they are satisfactory. But this is definitely a cut above, both for ambience, food quality and service. But let's not get carried away -- it is, as I said, "decent", and I would add "enjoyable". But it is not Michelin, even one star, it is a nice way to spend 90 minutes in the middle of a Met tour.

G
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal for an enjoyable break from the art. Excellent service and food. No rushing. make reservations on Open Table!

w
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The dining room at the Met is now open to the public. This is an incredible respite from the bustle of NYC. We had a view of the park and enjoyed an amazing prix fixe lunch with fall flavors.

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