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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York City, NY 10023-6922
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Tier is excellent. If you can afford the opera, you can afford The Grand Tier. We normally do two appetizers- the smoked salmon and crab cake never disappoint, the Baked Alaska was a new and refreshing version. Wines by the glass are terrific....More

1  Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this because we were going to the opera and it was a birthday treat. Location overlooked Lincoln centre and although we were not sitting at the window we still had a good view. Service was excellent - thank you Juhli for making it...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Lincoln Center, this is the perfect location if you are going to the opera, ballet or theater. My bride and I opted for the prix fix menu. I had the crab cake, nice chunks of crab. No filler. My better half opted for...More

2  Thank jnvpulv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special way to begin your opera visit. The 3-course $78 dinner is deluxe. I ordered a scuffle for desert. When I returned to my table at intermission, it was there waiting for me.

Thank Madronaguy
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

1  Thank SurfnTurf0114
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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

1  Thank stephrab
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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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 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
USD 40 - USD 60
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
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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