This dramatic and sentimental place does not even have disappointing food and service.
It would be worth it just to be so close to the yellow Chagall and at the same time see out to the fountain and crowds in the plaza below. Imaginative appetizers and entrees come in plenty of time to make the curtain. That is even if the opera starts at 6pm, as with last spring's Gotterdammerung -- we entered at 4. It is well worth it, too, to book dessert between acts of an opera whose intermission(s) are prolonged due to complex set changes. The Grand Tier begins and completes a great night at the opera.