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Metcalf Refectory (the Met)

Fall 2020

Hours of operation (as of September 13)

  • breakfast: 6:30–9:30 am
  • lunch: 11 am–2 pm
  • dinner: 4–9 pm


  • brunch: 11 am–3 pm
  • dinner: 4–9 pm

With expanded outdoor seating and grab-and-go meals, The Met offers a wide variety of freshly prepared items for guests to enjoy. To-go options include a menu of traditional, vegetarian and vegan recipes featuring innovative entrées and special creative cuisines, as well as an artisan pizza oven, sandwiches, salads, daily grill options, and a mouth-watering array of homemade desserts and pastries made on site.

To gain entry to The Met, guests need to reserve a space via QLess, an app-based line management system.