The newest restoration project at the Met Philly on North Broad just opened last week, bringing to the historic building, an upscale lounge complete with plenty of gold detail.
The newly rehabbed lounge, called “The Grande Salle,” is a 3,400-square-foot space that sits above The Met’s lobby, and is meant for pre and post-show mingling, getting drinks, and dining.
The style of the new space recalls the rest of the Met Philly’s interior designs, with glitzy, gold chandeliers, a 360-degree marble bar in the center, and vaulted ceilings.
Wednesday’s opening follows a massive, two-year, $56 million renovation project, which brought The Met at Broad and Poplar back from near total neglect. The building, which was erected in 1908 for Oscar Hammerstein I, the grandfather of Oscar Hammerstein II, was once the largest theater of its kind in the world. But it had fallen into disarray in the last two decades, until developer Eric Blumenfeld tapped it for a new renovation project in 2016.
Renovations wrapped up at the end of last year, and The Met held their first show in December.
Right now, the Grande Salle is only open to people with a VIP pass, but you can check out the newly restored space from the opening night, below.