The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Lunch
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. Chef Fraser's Spring Pea Themed menu is inspired by The Met's Camp Exhibition.

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.



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

What 1429 People Are Saying
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service provided by Luiz was excellent. He was attentive and most helpful in guiding us through the various items on the menu. All his recommendations were on the mark. His demeanor was friendly, welcoming, cheerful and humorous! A great dining experience.

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New York Area
153 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience each time I go. Even with a prix fixe you get a decent amount of food. Even the rolls and scones are delicious.
And overlooking Central Park while in your favorite place in the world, is a beautiful thing.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

refined elegance , lovely views and delicious food in the middle of the bustle of the Metropolitan Museum! i felt as though i was in Europe or at least on a very nice vacation. there is good value to the 3 course lunch which includes a complimentary cocktail.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food and service was fine. My only complaint is that open table advertised an 8:45 pm reservation slot. I grabbed it, but when we arrived we were told "we're closing so we'll send the waiter to you quickly." that didn't really make us feel like we were welcome . Wait staff were still very good to us, so I don't want to overstate this. But if 8:45 is problematic, then shouldn't offer up that slot.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

We were asked if we were a Met Member. After I said no, we were sat in the back of the restaurant, far from the view of Central Park, despite requesting a nearer table with tables available throughout our meal.

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DG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When you combine magnificent food with glorious views and add impeccable service - you have a foolproof recipe for an evening to remember.

Special shoutouts to the entire staff from those who seated us at a table with a superb view of the Park to those who prepared a delicious cuisine, to those who served at our table with congenitally and flawless attention to detail.

If you are celebrating with someone very special, this is clearly the right place!!!

Thank you!!!

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BS
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always. We visit at least once every time we are in NY. Very highly recommended.

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Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the staff were very attentive and happy to serve us. Food was tasty, wine was good. We were allowed to linger and appreciated the service.

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CI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This is a New York classic with beautiful views of the park, great food. It's expensive but not in a rip-off. They do quite well. My only complaint is that the old lady needs some refurbishing. I'm guessing it hasn't been upgraded since the '80's. Tons of blonde wood veneer and frosted glass. She's well cared for but somewhat out-dated.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food, Slow service. Reservation at 1:30 but seated at 1:50, took 20 min to take the order. Will still come back for food and the view

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f
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Sunday brunch at the Metropolitan Museum Dining Room was outstanding from the attentive wait staff to the delicious and beautifully prepared food selections to the view overlooking Central Park. I cannot wait to return.

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The kitchen either lost our order or was overwhelmed. Regardless, the waitstaff made up for it, giving us free drinks and dessert and the members' discount. In all, about $50 was knocked off the bill. Aside from that, the food was delicious, especially the Arctic char, chocolate pudding. And of course it is a beautiful setting.

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MF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, inventive food, quiet atmosphere. Ask to be seated near the windows

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PC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for spending Father's Day with us! -The Dining Room Team

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Food was mediocre and service slow.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Met dining room is great option when visiting the Met.

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BO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service! Great tasty food, extremely well prepared, worthy of the Michelin tradition. Our guests were extremely happy. Thanks again.

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ML
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Hostess was curt and non attentive
Waiter seldom came to table

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A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Went for late afternoon break from art viewing and was met with excellent service and food - afternoon tea and delicious salad. Highly receommended.

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ER
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue. Food was lovely. Service excellent.

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BG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous views. A nice break from the hustle and bustle of the museum. I wish the lunch menu offered one entree size salad and a quiche or omelette. A few more alternatives for lunch.

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ME
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We live in CA and always look forward to trips to NY and lunch at The Met.
So disappointing now with food that is no longer exceptional.
We always have octopus. Now one piece not two and it tasted like it was cooked hours before and left to sit. Served at room temperature.
No vegetarian dish on the menu any longer. We think this puts people in the position of having to “special order” and having the server see “if the kitchen can do it”.
Crab cakes were smaller and more breading than normal.
Your prices are okay if your meal is satisfying but not if it’s under par.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very professional waitstaff, excellent lunch choices, and amazing table in the solarium - oh yeah!

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RR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Greeted by smiling staff. Seated at a beautiful table with lovely views of the park. Gorgeous and delicious food - wish I took pictures of every course! Attentive wait staff. Lovely meal. Truly enjoy dining here.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Positive side: staff was friendly, space was clean/airy, food was great. Negative side: space was dated/dull, Atmosphere was awkwardly quiet, while well staffed their timing was too long

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy having a delicious dinner with friends and family at the beautiful, spacious Met Dining Room. The staff is very welcoming and helpful, and they make us feel completely at home there.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Wonderful menu and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Michael! We really appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. -The Dining Room Team

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NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The prix fix was delicious especially the shrimp risotto. I can’t have enough of it!!

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us and so glad you had a such a great experience! -The Dining Room Team

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BM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for lunch and some culture thrown in. Very attentive service, terrific menu....highly recommend!

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

Great to hear you were able to enjoy best of both worlds- culture and culinary! Thank you. See you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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FN
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The MET has now opened the Trustees Dining Room to all, with members receiving a 10% discount. This is an excellent place for a special celebration or romantic dinner, with stunning sunset views and solid service. The new chef is a substantial improvement (we had stopped going after two less than satisfactory meal several years back) and the seasonal menu is a treat. There is a nice variety of festive cocktails. The Shrimp Risotto was particularly outstanding. All of the dishes we ordered were flavorful. Portions are not enormous, but still enough for sharing tastes. After ordering the special, the soft-shell tempura crab, we were told it was not available 15 minutes later. Also, our waiter forgot our salad and forgot to take the crab off the tab. It's okay - we all make mistakes, but expect less of them when paying top dollar.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In fact, we took friends from Detroit. They felt they would eat here every week if they lived in NYC. Food fabulous as always. Service excellent.

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

Thank you for introducing your friends to our restaurant. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. - The Dining Room Team

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f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an improvement since the arrival of the new chef! I have eaten here several times in years past and been disappointed by the quality of the food which tasted like it was churned out by a mediocre hotel kitchen. Now it is truly a delicious, highly nuanced creation worthy of any 3.5 ( out of 4) star fine dining experience. The vegetables were of the just picked variety, my tuna was cooked to rare perfection! I will surely eat here every time I am visiting the museum.

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b
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had grilled octopus and carrot soup for appetizers both prepared and presented very well. My wife had grilled scallops and I had lamb with morels; both were great.

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

We are so glad to hear you had such a great dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is quiet with a beautiful view of Central Park. The food was delicious and healthy. Rare combinations.

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

We strive to hit both those points so we are so happy to hear we delivered. Thank you. See you again soon! - The Dining Room Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Go for the room, not the food.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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

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

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a wonderful experience! Service, Food, and the beautiful views all excellent!

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

We really appreciate you choosing to dine with us and have passed along your kind words to the team! - The Dining Room Team

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OT
Washington DC
163 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Formerly a room for Members of the Met but now open to all, this room sports a magnificent park view and a talented kitchen staff. It is a very pleasant place to take a break from viewing the treasures at The Met. My shrimp risotto entree was delicious and ample but the pea shoot raviolis others ordered were such small portions that everyone in our party was aghast. An odd juxtaposition of portion sizes.

The Dining Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Responded on 6 June 2019

Thank you for being such a loyal guest and dining with us. We are glad to hear overall you had a nice experience but have passed along your portion size comments to our culinary team to take into consideration. We hope to see you again soon! -The Dining Room Team

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Three-course Prix fixe menu is the only option for brunch, but it's a lovely, relaxing way to enjoy brunch. Bonus that you can tour the museum before and after with your reservation.

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Responded on 6 June 2019

Thank you for joining us for brunch. We are so glad you had such a great dining and museum experience. -The Dining Room Team

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