Dining at the Met

From casual to elegant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a wide variety of dining options. All of the Museum's dining facilities accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. If you have questions or comments, please email us at restaurants@metmuseum.org.


This comfortable, bright space offers self-service hot entrées, grilled and cold sandwiches, salads, sushi, snacks, and desserts for lunch, snacks, and dinner.

Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar

Set against the backdrop of Central Park, this European-style restaurant serves à la carte lunch and afternoon tea.


Enjoy continental breakfast and lunch in the sculpture- and stained glass–filled Charles Engelhard Court.

roof garden

Enjoy light fare and cocktails in an informal, outdoor setting with panoramic views of Manhattan.

Great Hall Balcony Bar

On Friday and Saturday evenings, waiters serve appetizers and cocktails from our full bar, accompanied by live classical music.

The Balcony Lounge

Exclusively for Members at the Friend level and above, this sophisticated space offers a delicious menu of beverages and light snacks.


The Members-only dining room features full waiter service of contemporary American cuisine in a sophisticated, elegant setting with expansive views of Central Park.

Patrons Lounge

Museum Members at the President's Circle, Patron Circle, Patron, and Sponsor levels can enjoy this quiet, antique-filled space.


From April through October, sandwiches, snacks, dessert, cold beverages, and coffee are served outdoors in the French medieval Trie Cloister.

Private Celebrations, The Members Dining Room

The Metropolitan Museum offers elegant private spaces and unforgettable dining experiences for your next event.

Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses by Paul Cézanne

Explore highlights of the collection through a variety of tours with Museum-trained volunteers.

Tours are free with Museum admission.

Wheat Field with Cypresses

Choose one of our suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met.