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Group Planning Ideas in the Lincoln Center Area
2017 Spring Season * Metropolitan Opera House

Your group might enjoy adding other activities within the Lincoln Center campus and the area around Lincoln Center that would perfectly complement your visit to ABT. Here are suggestions and information for fine dining, tours, classes for dance students and museums.



  • Guided tour with optional boxed lunch or snack.
  • Tour, with optional ’wichcraft boxed lunch or snack, available 365 days a year. Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks and get a peek inside our many performance halls. Each tour is unique–you might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star.
  • Lincoln Center Guided Tours recently ranked in NYCgo’s top 10 tours!
  • Tour-only option is $11 per student and $12 per adult.
  • For inquiries, contact James Vanderberg at 212.875.5351 or jvanderberg@lincolncenter.org.


The Grand Tier Restaurant
Set within one the most spectacular cultural destinations in the world; The Grand Tier Restaurant in the Metropolitan Opera House is an elegant dining experience. Enjoy contemporary cuisine by Chef Jeff Raider for pre-curtain dining. Served in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall an evening at the Grand Tier is truly an experience. The Grand Tier Restaurant is now open two hours prior to curtain to all Lincoln Center ticket-holders for pre-curtain dining.

Espresso Bar
David Geffen Hall
This casual and stylish espresso bar serves a wide variety of coffee espresso and coffee based drinks as well as pastries and desserts. The mix of communal and lounge seating allows for comfortable areas for patrons to sit, chat and enjoy their refreshments.
For information and reservations call 212-875-0203

Arpeggio Food and Wine
David Geffen Hall
Serving small plate offerings including marinated shrimp, slow roasted pork brioche, and porcini mushroom salad, wine, and cocktails. No reservations required.
For information and reservations call 212.874.7000.

The Center Room
David Geffen Hall
Serving innovative American cuisine. Lunch, Saturday and matinee days, 11:30am-2pm; Dinner, Tuesday-Saturday, 5-8pm; Monday, closed.
For information and reservations call 212.874.7000.

American Table Café and Bar

Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway, at 65th St.

Take out boxes only for groups.
David Rubenstein Atrium
Broadway at 62nd Street.
Enjoy ’wichcraft for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Overseen by the chef/owner, Tom Colicchio.
212-780-0577 x 4


StepsComing to New York for one day or one week? Steps on Broadway is the perfect studio for your students to enjoy a true New York experience. Humming with vibrancy, vitality and tradition, Steps is one of New York’s best-known dance studios. Student groups coming from all over the world can choose from over 50 classes each day offered from a wide range of dance styles, including jazz, ballet, contemporary, tap, flamenco and more. For detailed information and reservations call 212-874-2410 or visit stepsnyc.com.

Then, after your dance class, enjoy a world-class performance by American Ballet Theatre at the Met. Arrange for your performance tickets through ABT Group Sales.

Lincoln Center area
Museum of Natural History
Central Park and 79th Street

StepsAt the American Museum of Natural History your group can enjoy nature at its most fascinating, from dinosaurs to outer space. Additional museum options include the new Hayden Planetarium.
Call 212- 496-3676.
11 West 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The Museum of Modern Art is home to the world’s largest collection of modern painting and sculpture, comprising some 3,200 works dating from the late nineteenth century to the present. The museum’s collection includes art by such renowned figures as Matisse and Picasso as well as contemporary artists.
Call 212-708-9685.