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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023-6922
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I made a reservation online for 5 of us on Wednesday. When I never received an email confirmation, I called the restaurant on Thursday to make sure (since the credit card charge went through). This took 3 calls until they finally call me back and...More

Thank SurfnTurf0114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunday Brunch is amazing. You get to be at The Met is one of the most famous restaurants in the cultural world, enjoy an amazing meal and then get to hear a recital by two up-and-coming stars in the music world. Opera up close...More

Thank stephrab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time dining here. The staff, location and service were all excellent. Only reason I’m giving 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the fact that there were so many up charges to pre-fixe menu. It’s a good lesson to learn because it’s now...More

Thank kevinprzystup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend brought me to brunch at the Grand Tier as the grand finale to an amazing 4-day weekend in the city. Everything was gorgeous and perfect from the food to the table settings to the wait staff. My friend and I started with the...More

Thank Shay S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has to be the best way to combine dinner with a night at the opera. We had the prix fixe three course dinner ordered and prepaid online so it was relaxing just to show up and have our first two courses before we went...More

Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely, prix fixed dinner at the beautiful Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera. Somehow, being at the location relieves the stress of having dinner before the Opera then rushing to get in and seated. The service was excellent, and our food...More

Thank bindiboo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having had an early dinner across the street from Lincoln Center, we arranged to have a snack and dessert during the second intermission of Parsifal. We had a savoury appetizer each: smoked salmon and crab cake, and a dessert each: chocolate cake and chocolate mousse....More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We ate here before a Friday night opera, a prix fixe meal with dessert during intermission. We were able to order and pay for the meal online in advance. The food was excellent, from the appetizers (sunchoke flan) through the meal (an organic chicken) to...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The Grand Tier is a fine dining restaurant located in the Metropolitan Opera House. It is a fine dining establishment that offers a very nice spread before an opera. A key benefit is saving your dessert until intermission. They hold your table and have your...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

While the atmosphere and service at the Grand Tier restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera was fine and the food quite acceptable, $100 for scrambled eggs, bacon and coffee for 2 is ridiculous. I would not have minded the extra $8 for 3 slices of bacon...More

Thank docdeb27
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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3 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 Ian M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I had a horrible experience at the Grand Tier. I recommend the Bar Boulud.
20 January 2018|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:30 - 19:30
17:30 - 19:30
17:30 - 19:30
17:30 - 19:30
17:30 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
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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