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The Grand Tier Restaurant

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023-6922
+1 212-799-3400
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
According to TripAdvisor reviewers, this popular American eatery in Upper West Side is perfect for special occasions. As one put it, "The salmon was beautifully cooked and the...More
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023-6922
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is a popular choice for those attending the opera, as it is also conveniently located in Lincoln Center. Thus, opera patrons can eat a good dinner in an elegant atmosphere and be relatively certain they will make the opening curtain on a timely...More

Thank Lee Ann W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a party of six for dinner and opera for my mother’s 80th birthday. The night was enchanting. Of course the beauty of the met was also matched by the grand tier. Dinner was excellent and so was staff. Food excellent, 20 dollar champagne...More

Thank sfmdmd
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely and quiet setting compared to a lot of NYC restaurants. We had Chicken salad, Brioche french toast ,burger and benedict royale. Everything was tasty.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited by some friends and got there before a Saturday matinee performance It is elegant and enticing ; the tables settings , the cristals , the champaigne etc We ordered a la cart and got tasty food ; the choice was wide enough...More

Thank Cetatzeni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to do a more upscale dinner before the opera, ballet or philharmonic the Grand Tier is not a bad choice. However, the service is somewhat better than the food. We had the preset menu with two courses and a desert for $78....More

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to the restaurant for the Easter brunch. been there before prior to watching an opera and wanted to try its weekend brunch, particularly because it offered opera singers as entertainment was quite disappointed with the food. I ordered what presumably the most popular item...More

Thank PinoyWanderer66
Reviewed 14 April 2018

First time eating at the Grand Tier located on the second floor at the Met. Reservations is a must as it fills to compactly fast. It was the wife and I and we were seated at a table for four near the window. There were...More

Thank Mikecarstop
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Attentive service, however, right after the appetizer, the entree was waiting in the wings. The service, while very good, faltered here. The appetizers of a sun choke flan and pate were excellent. The chicken was outstanding! Juicy and well seasoned. My son had the filet,...More

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I’ve eaten at The Grand Tier Restaurant quite a few times now, always arriving we’ll before the opera for my first and second courses with plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely meal and a return for dessert during intermission. On Saturday I scheduled a...More

1  Thank IthacaNancy
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is not our first time availing ourselves of the fine food and ease of enjoying a night at the Opera. It was to celebrate my 70th birthday and I wanted the night to be perfect - and it was. Our performance seats were in...More

Thank Christy S
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 April 2018|
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Response from phillyphil2015 | Reviewed this property |
I'd go for 5:30 or 6pm to avoid any stress from slow or delayed service.
4 March 2018|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
We will not be in NY on Easter Sunday. Open Table notes no reservations available for the day. I don't know if closed of if fully booked. Call 1-212-799-3400 to find out.
20 January 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had a horrible experience at the Grand Tier. I recommend the Bar Boulud.
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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
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center, 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 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 by Executive Chef Richard Diamonte at pre-curtain or during intermission, in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall. Now open to the public for pre-theater dining with reservations. Make your reservation for dinner Monday through Saturday; and matinée dining on Saturdays. Alongside The Grand Tier Restaurant is the Revlon Bar – This casual destination offers a full beverage selection with Champagne Bar, sandwiches, and desserts. Both the Revlon Bar and The Grand Tier Restaurant are open two hours prior to all performances in the Metropolitan Opera House.
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