Lunch Menu

First Course

Chilled Cucumber-Watercress Soup
Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary


Organic Field Greens
Red Verjus Vinaigrette


Baby Gem Lettuce and Spring Pea Salad
Lemon Buttermilk Dressing, Parmesan Toast


French Mâche and Goat Cheese Salad
Strawberries, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, White Balsamic Vinaigrette


Yellowfin Tuna Crudo
Cucumber, Passion Fruit, Horseradish, Shiso Leaf


Grilled Mediterranean Octopus
Potato Purée, Pickled Pearl Onions, Kalamata Olives, Harissa Oil


Main Course

Gruyère Soufflé
Bitter Greens, Speck Ham


House-Made Bucatini with Bottarga
Summer Squash, Yellow Tomato Sauce, Pecorino Romano


MDR Farmers Market Salad (without Chicken, $19)
Free-Range Chicken, Local-Market Vegetables, Farro, Lemon Vinaigrette


Maine Lobster Salad
Sweet Corn, Baby Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes, Tarragon


Roasted Free-Range Chicken Breast
Fromage Blanc, Roasted Provençal Vegetables, Black Olives


MDR Cheeseburger with Creekstone Farms Beef
House-Made Pickles, Spiced Ketchup, New York Adirondack Cheddar Cheese, Heirloom Tomato, Lettuce, Steak Fries


Skuna Bay Salmon
Baby Leeks, Sun Chokes, Pickled Ramps, Mustard, Balsamico


Atlantic Blue Crab Cakes
Field Green Salad, Stone-Ground Mustard Sauce


Plancha Specials

The plancha is a highly polished, mirror-like griddle heated to a precise temperature for searing fish and shellfish. Using the smallest amount of olive oil, this method for cooking seafood locks in flavor, freshness, and moisture, making it the perfect healthy-cooking technique.

Served with a selection of the chef's signature creations: Piperade, Cantaloupe-Jalapeño Salsa, and Saikyo Yuzu-Miso. Each plancha special is served with your choice of side (sides also available à la carte).

American Red Snapper
Daytona, FL


Sea Bream
Montauk, NY


Sea Scallops
Cape Cod, MA




Broccoli Rabe with Toasted Garlic
Pickled Sweet Corn Salad with Okra and Peppadew
Summer Squash with Gratin
Pommes Frites with Nori Sea Salt
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts


MDR Sodas

These sodas are light, refreshing, and made to order without sweetener.

Strawberry-Basil Crush
Mango–Passion Fruit Fizz with Mint
Pomegranate Frizzante with Lime



Ommegang: Hennepin, Witte, Abbey Ale
Abbey Ale (25.4 oz)
Brooklyn Lager
Amstel Light
Stella Artois


Wines by the Glass

Veuve Ambal, Blanc de Blanc Brut, France, NV
Caposaldo, Prosecco, DOC Veneto, Italy
Poema, Brut Rose Cava, Penedes, Spain


Alois Lageder, Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige, Italy, 2012
Brander, Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2013
Riff, Pinot Grigio, Terra Alpina, Italy, 2012
Walter Glatzer, Grüner Veltliner, Carnuntum, Austria, 2013
Laetitia Estate, Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Valley California, 2011


Villa De Anges, Old Vine Rosé, 2011
Prado Rey, Oak-Fermented Rosé, Ribera Del Duero, Spain, 2013


Côtes du Rhône, Parallèle 45, France, 2010
Veramonte, Pinot Noir, Central Valley, Chile
Hanging Vine, Merlot, St. Helena, California, 2011
Sean Minor, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2010
Tierra de Antes, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2013


Please note that menu items are subject to change.

Executive Chef Fred Sabo

Members Dining Room, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout November to enjoy a seasonal menu inspired by the exhibition Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection.

Private Celebrations, The Members Dining Room

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