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.



Special Offers

Happy Hour Specials

Weekdays between 3-4pm, enjoy a $10 glass of wine or prosecco and $6 beers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 27 May 2019

Ends: 28 May 2118

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

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
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.

i
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
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.

a
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

n
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

RP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

k
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 15 September 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
77 reviews
Dined on 15 September 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.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 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 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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Responded 6 days ago

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

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

Beautiful and professional. Reliably. Excellent views and service.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 6 days ago

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 13 September 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 13 September 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 6 days ago

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 11 September 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 6 days ago

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 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable, como siempre.

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EF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful choice for a meal when at the MET. Food is decent and the ambiance is great. The best part about dining here is the view of Central Park; I recommend dining around sunset for some gorgeous views. The prices were a bit high for what you get, however that is the case for any museum restaurant.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Great recommendation- we agree sunset in The Dining Room creates quite the ambiance. Thank you for dining with us and we have passed along your comments to our team to take into consideration. See you next time! - The Dining Room Team

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious meal with my sister prior to a concert at The Met. We only had an hour and were served our cocktails and entrees within 45 minutes. The drinks and dishes were elegantly served and exquisitely prepared. The service staff were pleasantly attentive. Would definitely visit again when we have more time to enjoy a more leisurely meal with a great view of the park.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for joining us pre-concert! We have shared your kind words with the team and so glad we were able to have you in and out so efficiently so you could enjoy the concert. We can't wait to have you join us next time for a more leisurely meal. - The Dining Room Team

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H
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic dining four floors above central park. Fresh light fare! Uplifting to be in such a prestigious location!
Worth every penny.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

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

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining experience at The Dining Room was wonderful. The waitstaff were very friendly. The food was fantastic. The portion sizes were perfect. I had the shrimp risotto and was able to eat every last piece of rice! My friend's scallops were excellent. We were not rushed and we were able to enjoy the food and view. I would definitely go back to The Dining Room and I will recommend it.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal and do hope to see you again soon! Thanks for spreading the word. -The Dining Room Team

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great way to unwind and prepare for more time with fabulous art.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

We couldn't agree more! Thank you for your kind words and dining with us. - The Dining Room Team

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R
Tahoe
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was good we were going to camp exhibition right after we ate
The service was poor and our server vanished

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table by the window. Staff. Wry attentive. Food delicious and portions not too large. Great experience.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us! - The Dining Room Team

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D
26 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room is expensive but never fails to disappoint. It is well worth it for special occasions as the ambience is really lovely. The food is always delicious with creative and fresh dishes. Met members get a 10% discount.

C
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Convenient if visiting museum but in my opinion it is over-priced for what you get. I'm a vegan and was very disappointed with the Michelin chef menu. Very nice ambiance... service was ok but too many wait staff and communications were lost in the fray. Would not go back again.

G
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm a frequent guest at the Dining Room, and I always enjoy myself there. This time was no exception. The creative menu offered many appealing options. My dishes were well-prepared and very nicely presented. The service was good, though the restaurant was very busy, and at times my server was hard to find. All in all, it was a very nice experience.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for being such a loyal guest. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but apologize for the inattentiveness of our server. We have reviewed your comments with our entire team. Thank you for your feedback as they truly help us improve. - The Dining Room Team

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

If you are a member you have to make sure to get the discount you are entitled to

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us. We are always happy to honor the 10% off for members. We look forward to having you join us again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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

The view from the table was lovely and the atmosphere is quite nice (though somewhat spartan) and quiet. I have been there a few times before and have been more impressed with the food at that time. This time I ordered from the "specially curated tomato" menu and the food was just too complicated, with too many ingredients, and ended up being OK. I did not order the tomato for dessert. The three of us shared the cookies and petite cupcakes for dessert, and, again, they were just OK, not special at all. It also should have been served with ice cream. In general, the restaurant is very expensive, even with the 10% discount for members and it's just not really worth the money.

T
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After spending a few hours enjoying the museum, having High Tea with guests from overseas was the perfect ending.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you. We are thrilled we were able to add to a memorable afternoon with your overseas guests. See you next time! - The Dining Room Team

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J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Could be great at best mediocre. Dishes came wrong had to flag down waiter 3 times. Begged for bread!

It’s too bad could be fabulous! Misses on many points.

S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Dining Room was a wonderful experience. Service was very thoughtful and pleasant. Food was wonderful as well. The brunch experience was an excellent start to viewing the museum exhibits.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed brunch and hope you will join us again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in New York. The food is good. The atmosphere and service are top notch.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you! See you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining room is absolutely superb for me. My hearing impairment, though substantial, does not interfere with two to four people conversations at all. Tables are positioned so conversations at other tables are not bothersome. Execution of some "creative" dishes is sometimes questionable for my taste,but they may be attractive: e.g. strawberry/tomato tart?

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoy our ambiance and appreciate our Chef's stretching their culinary creativity. We look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Feels like a dinning room in an old folks home.

G
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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H
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the meal and ambiance.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

We are so happy to hear you had such a nice dining experience. Thank you! - The Dining Room Team

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was great. Sitting near the window was wonderful. A little pricey but worth it, especially before visiting the museum.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for dining with us! - The Dining Room Team

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NN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been coming to the Met Members Dining Room for many years and have aways enjoyed it. This time we brought some friends and we were all thoroughly impressed by the wonderful new gourmet food and the impeccable service and having a table in the right hand corner with a great view of Central Park was the "icing on the cake". Our friends were thrilled with the entire experience. Please convey these thoughts to the chef and staff. Thank you for asking for a review.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words which we have shared with our Chef and entire team. We appreciate your loyalty and patronage and look forward to having you dine with us again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and spend your anniversary at our restaurant. We hope to see you for many years to come. - The Dining Room Team

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I called ahead and asked and they said they have salads and other things on the menu that are gluten free. This place is not gluten free, but our waiter sounded unsure and tried to brush it off. We have someone who is pregnant and with an allergy not intolerance, but the waiter tried to just glance over it several times. I had to ask to call the manager over to clear it up and they admitted that they are not. I do not recommend this place for people on gluten free diet. I’ve been to other Michelin star restaurants and they are usually very accommodating or very upfront (with integrity) but this one soured a fine dining experience.

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

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing dining experience as certainly this is not the type of service or communication we pride ourselves in offering our guests. We take our guests dietary needs very seriously and do our best to accommodate our guests requests with full transparency. We have shared your comments with our culinary and management team to review and take the proper action with our team to prevent a mishap like this from happening again. - The Dining Room Team

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