Tips for Metropolitan Opera House

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176 Metropolitan Opera House Tips

Alice
Alice
19 events
5 reviews
12 stars
Park at a chain parking lot (like Icon), and get a deal online. I got parking for $28 by requesting a coupon be emailed to me.
The Merry Widow
Michal
1 events
1 review
4 stars
Great to have dinner at the restaurant inside - have the first and second course before the show and your dessert awaits with coffee on first interval. Formal dining and not cheap - but very pleasant experience, convenient, pretty setting - and good food.
Ellie
4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
The weather was chilly, cloudy with on/off drizzle. I wore casual slacks, good turtleneck, rain coat with liner. Some in audience were more dressed but most not..
jglider
10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
PJ Clarkes if you enjoy pub food - literally across the street from the Met.
jglider
10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
The weather was sunny unseasonably winter warm day. I wore business casual.
jglider
10 events
3 reviews
4 stars
From Penn take the 1 train, from the Tribecca area take the A train
Nicole Harris
5 events
1 review
9 stars
For those who don't speak Italian, there is now an electronic "ticker" that provides translation services so you don't miss a word of the opera!.
ArtF.
129 events
92 reviews
11 stars
The libretto is translated in front of each seat. Made all the difference for us.
ArtF.
129 events
92 reviews
11 stars
We reserved a table at the Grand Tier restaurant on the second floor of the Met lobby. Food and service excellent and very extensive wine list. Expensive but worth a splurge.
Ellen Terry
14 events
11 reviews
13 stars
Most area restaurants and the ones in the Met building are pricey ($$$$). Use Google maps or restaurant guides to find more moderately priced ($$-$$$) neighborhood places.
Shirley Leong
17 events
15 reviews
5 stars
Take train to Columbus Circle and walk - avoid the wait for #1 local
Minxy
Minxy
2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
I wore Found out there is no need to dress up. Free to wear your own style.
Otello
mr a
23 events
10 reviews
13 stars
Fiorello's across from Met is still great
mr a
23 events
10 reviews
13 stars
The weather was quite windy, but clear. I wore suit shirt with tie but some people looked like they were going a suit a suit and tie others casually .
Heather Herron-Libson
22 events
5 reviews
1 stars
We ate at Bar Boulud across the street before the performance. Wait staff very friendly and helpful.
Tara Lynch Wilcox
2 events
1 review
2 stars
The weather was Cold.
Sonny48
90 events
10 reviews
21 stars
Lines are long @ bar during intermission. So take bottled water in purse. Take binoculars or opera glasses if sitting higher than first tier. Recommend La Scala "Carmen" glasses for $35. They come with little red light to read program w/o disturbing other folks near you. Nifty.
BreezyNyGal
81 events
10 reviews
26 stars
You can park on the street. Even if there's a Muni meter , after 7 PM is free.
BreezyNyGal
81 events
10 reviews
26 stars
The weather was rainy. I wore cocktail dress, fancy shoes.
Stacey Salant
2 events
1 review
0 stars
Go early to avoid pushy lines when you pick up your tickets. Opera house was warm-dress in layers.

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