If you are looking for a cheap, easy pre-curtain meal, look elsewhere. If what you want is a high-class, top of the line meal, and are willing to pay for it, this restaurant is for you. The Grand Tier is only open before performances at the Metropolitan Opera House, and you can only get a reservation if you have tickets to the show. The atmosphere is sophisticated and elegant - it doesn't get any classier than this. The food is excellent and creative. Definitely don't skip dessert, either, as that was the highlight of our meal. The service was good, although nothing special for the price that one pays to eat here. Overall, this isn't the type of restaurant most people frequent all the time, but if you are looking to celebrate and splurge just a bit, a night out at the Grand Tier followed by a wonderful opera performance just can't be beat.