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The Grand Tier Restaurant

30 Lincoln Center Plz, 150 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6922
+1 212-799-3400
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (11 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
30 Lincoln Center Plz, 150 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal prior to a recent performance of the opera "Norma". The grand tier space is attractive and inviting, and we had very fine service. My wife had salmon and I chicken, and both were excellent. The food was better than we had...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is not to like? Outstanding service, delicious food, full bar, a view of Chagall masterpieces, and all within a very short walk indoors to the Met performance halls. If going to the Met, at least once, do experience the Grand Tier Restaurant for the...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant! Had a fabulous pre Ballet dinner. Enjoyed the crab cake for appetizer, veal for entree and the signature baked Alaska for dessert. This is an"10 star" restaurant. Service is superb, ambiance beautiful, and food delicious. We didn't have time...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you want to have nice dinner before a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, this is the perfect place. Everything on the menu is great and they will accommodate your dietary needs if you ask. I love the elegant setting and convenience of being...More

Thank ChoosyTraveler0901
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Dined at the restaurant before the performance; and overall experience of the food, ambiance with Chagall murals, and excellent service from Duke were exquisite!

Thank epicure5
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was our first visit to the Grand Tier. The atmosphere is elegant, relaxing, and beautiful. We arrived before the evening ballet. There 3 of us. We all enjoyed the pre-fixe dinner for $65 pp. We started with appetizers: crab cake. For entres we all...More

Thank DrKatieRN
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Like everything at the Met, the food service is excellent and perfectly timed. Don't hesitate to order the soufflé; they know what they are doing and you won't be rushed! This just adds to an already elegant opera experience. Bravi!

Thank LufkinSid
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I pre-booked my tasty 5 course dinner. Had a nice table in front of a window. Great service, thank you and tasty dinner.

Thank lochte
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The Grand Tier dining room at the Met Opera is terrific. Very excellent food at prix fix price. First two courses usually served before opera starts with desert at intermission, wonderful chocolate soufflé. If you want to see "only in NY" characters with the most...More

Thank MeyrickP
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A very impressive dining venue. It was quite impressive to be greeted at the podium by a cadre of captains and wait staff to escort us to our table. With flourish, we were greeted warmly and provided with the menu. There was a nice selection...More

Thank Arles16
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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29 November 2015|
Response from JimSTex | Reviewed this property |
We had the preperformance dinner with dessert served after the first act. I thought the food was very good. A real treat to do this. We did not eat at any other restaurants on the upper West Side. Hope this helps. Eating... More
11 January 2015|
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Response from joand1 | Reviewed this property |
Practically all the men had jackets & ties. A few older women were very elegantly dressed. All of the women were stylish in an understated way. You do not have to have tickets to the opera to eat there.
11 January 2015|
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Response from Triumph3A | Reviewed this property |
None. If you've ever watched Met HD you'll see that the audience is dressed anyway they feel. Pity; we always dress up at least a little when we're going to the opera, both in New York and San Francisco, and we'd be very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plz, 150 W 65th Street, New York City, NY 10023-6922
  • Public Transportation: 1 or 9 to 65th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-799-3400
The Grand Tier Restaurant The Grand Tier Restaurant is set within one of the most spectacular cultural destinations in the world. Located inside Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, it is a tribute to elegance and artistry. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine at before the curtain or during intermission, in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall. Now open to the public for dining with reservations. Make your reservation for dinner Monday through Saturday; and matinée dining on Saturdays.
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