Café Aquaria has a selection of “Best in Class”
concepts featuring local and national favorites.
Appealing to a broad range of tastes, Café Aquaria features dining options to suit the entire family
including: The Grill, Naples Pizza and Pasta, Buckhead Bread and Ice Cream. Annual Pass Holders receive a 20% discount on all prices listed on the menus.
Museum of Fine Arts
New American Café
Opened in the fall of 2010, the table-service café offers a modern American menu with special nods to the New England heritage in the soaring glass-enclosed Shapiro Family Courtyard, one of the most distinctive new architectural spaces in Boston. The offerings include baked goods, sandwiches and salads, entrees, desserts and afternoon tea. The restaurant uses locally raised and naturally grown products, many of which are from Northeast Family Farms. Additionally, the New American Café also offers a unique selection of regional American wines, micro brew beers, gourmet teas, and espresso.
The Galleria Café is the ideal place to stop for a quick bite to eat before visiting the MFA's galleries. With casual café-style seating in the hub of the Museum's bustling I.M. Pei-designed West Wing, dining guests can people-watch as museum guests visit Museum galleries or window shop as the Museum’s store is directly adjacent to the cafe. The café features a light, contemporary cuisine of freshly made soups, signature salads, and decadent desserts.
The family oriented setting offers self-service salads, soups, sandwiches, main courses, desserts and beverages. The Garden Cafeteria is the perfect destination for those who want a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Whether you're craving a coffee and biscotti, or a gourmet specialty panini, the Garden Cafeteria offers a wide variety of choices. Overlooking the Calderwood Courtyard, the Garden Cafeteria offers outdoor dining in the warmer months.
Museum of Science
The Museum's constellation of eateries offers spectacular views of Boston, Cambridge, and the Charles River, along with a wide selection of meals and snacks and is located on the first floor, right across from the Museum Store. The food court features a variety of dining options including: the Mexican concept Taqueria, The Grill, Puck’s Favorites and Boston Fish Market. There is also a Salad & Antipasti Bar, pre-packaged sandwiches, salads and beverages and an Ice Cream station.
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American Museum of Natural History
Museum Food Court
The café offers a wide variety of foods including stone oven pizza, sushi, grilled sandwiches, hot entrées, salad and antipasti bar. Smoothies, desserts, snacks, fruits, espresso, and beverages fit the bill.
Café on 1
Located in the beautifully renovated Grand Gallery, Café on One, with seating for up to 70 diners, serves up traditional and unique fare. Some selections include; chicken noodle soup, Cobb salad, New England lobster roll and the open-face catsmo smoked salmon sandwich. Also offered are an American cheese plate, panini, and seasonal desserts. Beverages consist of wine by the glass, a selection of beer, bottled sodas, and an assortment of hot drinks.
Café on 4
Overlooking the grounds at 77th Street from its windowed setting, Café on 4 offers sandwiches, salads, fruits, ice cream, desserts, espresso and cold beverages.
The Starlight Café serves up sandwiches, salads and an assortment of desserts. Choices for children include stadium hot dogs and sandwiches.
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
This casual and stylish espresso bar serves a wide variety of Illy 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.
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The recently expanded Museum Café features Illy coffee and espresso drinks; specialty sandwiches and salads; rotating hot options including panini, pizza, and kid's meals; and sweets and snacks. Local Brooklyn foods are served when possible. The bar offers wine and beer, and seating is available at the bar and at tables with views of both the outdoor Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden and the Museum's Williamsburg Murals. Outdoor seating is available seasonally.
Open one hour prior to concert time and during intermission.
Featuring a light-fare menu, including specialty sandwiches, cheese plates, desserts, espresso, cocktails, and champagne in the century-old European-style bar. Guests may also try an assortment of small plates available before select concerts. The Citi Cafe is located off the Parquet level in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. Avoid waiting: pre-order and pay for dessert and beverage service before concert time, and your selection will be waiting for you at intermission.
For Carnegie Hall presentations in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall, the elegant and intimate lounge is open one half-hour before performances and during intermissions. Beverages and light desserts are offered.
Liberty Science Center
Café Skylines, on the second floor of Liberty Science Center, has unobstructed views of Liberty State Park and New York City, and offers local produce, organic breads, as well as vegetarian and healthy meal options for both adults and children. Throughout the menu a little green apple symbol indicates that an item meets FDA criteria for a healthy meal, main dish or individual food item. Other options include daily chef’s specials, pizza, a salad bar, kids’ meals, as well as sandwiches and panini made with organic bread.
The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Café
The Morgan Café offers a casual dining atmosphere where visitors may relax for lunch and enjoy a delicious respite. Guests sit in the piazza, Renzo Piano’s soaring glass enclosed courtyard which connects the three original Morgan buildings. The menu features small plates, salads, sandwiches, traditional tea, and desserts that are a throw back to early twentieth century American fare. The Morgan Café also offers dishes cleverly inspired by current exhibitions.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The comfortable, bright cafeteria provides an extensive selection of main courses, grilled and cold sandwiches, salads, snacks, and desserts. Open for lunch, snacking, and dinner.
Great Hall Balcony Bar
Cocktails and appetizers served on the balcony overlooking the Great Hall with a full bar and live classical music.
Roof Garden Café
An informal setting, the roof garden café serves cocktails and light fare served outside, with views of Manhattan.
Salads, sandwiches, and light fare served overlooking both a lovely sculpture-filled courtyard and Central Park.
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The Terrace Restaurant Café
The new café opens at 11am with a full lunch featuring specialty sandwiches, fresh salads incorporating Longwood Gardens’ and locally grown produce, pizza and main course. A selection of soups, kids’ meals and a variety of desserts are also available.
The Pepper Mill Café
The Pepper Mill Café, offers affordable international cuisine and a fresh variety of healthy, vegetarian and sustainable food options for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The café's seating area has wall-to-wall windows overlooking the Museum's inner gardens. Diners—both Museum visitors and those just coming in for the café—can experience a wide variety of offerings including soup, a daily vegetarian option and changing main course items, from sustainable seafood choices such as arctic char with mango papaya slaw as well as comfort food items. Make sure to stop by on Wednesdays for our Happy Hour featuring a variety of drink specials and happy hour nibbles.
The Garden Cafeteria
Located in the Visitor Center, the Garden Cafeteria features a panini station, sandwiches, soup, homemade chili, and hot dogs. Main courses include two side dishes and a dinner roll. Snacks and a variety of desserts are also available. Sunday brunch is available by reservation on specific Sundays.
Located near the museum entrance, the Café features breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, soup, a selection of sweets, coffee, tea and wines by the glass. A new addition to the café is the Garden Tea menu, available Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Capitol Visitor Center
The newly constructed Café is a perfect destination for visitors who are looking for a family-friendly dining option. Roll Call, the newspaper covering Capitol Hill, recently reviewed all the dining options on the Hill saying “the best food is found at the just-opened Capitol Visitor Center Restaurant.” Conveniently located on the lower level next to Emancipation Hall, the café offers a wide variety of selections including freshly-baked pizzas, 100% natural beef hamburgers from the grill, and penne with mozzarella, tomato and basil. For a quick bite, guests can grab a roast beef sandwich with grilled sweet onions and havarti cheese or a New England lobster roll. The American Bounty and BBQ stations offer classic comfort food dishes like roasted turkey with buttermilk mashed potatoes and cheddar cornbread or pulled pork with macaroni and cheese and collard greens. The café will also highlight twelve global cuisines on a rotating basis including Southeast Asia, Native American Harvest and the Caribbean.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Located on the Roof Terrace level, KC Café features a coffee bar, gourmet sandwiches, and a salad bar with a variety of salad greens, vegetables, and antipasto dishes. The Chef's Table offers daily specials of fish, and meat prepared to order in the open cooking stations.
National Gallery of Art
While viewing the cascade waterfall, guests can dine on a selection of soups, salads, main courses, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, hamburgers, and freshly baked desserts.
Espresso & Gelato Bar
A full espresso bar features homemade gelato and sorbet, as well as an assortment of specialty sandwiches and desserts.
Providing a serene locale for a full service lunch of traditional American fare, the Garden Café offers a buffet menu with a selection of a la carte items.
Guests may enjoy a coffeehouse style menu of sandwiches and salads on the upper level of the East Building overlooking the atrium and the National Mall.
National Museum of American History
The new Constitution Café is the perfect place for morning coffee, a light lunch or a mid-afternoon ice cream. Its large picture window has a terrific view of the Museum’s fountain and the street.
Stars and Stripes Café
The main eatery for the National Museum of American History is the newly renovated Stars and Stripes Cafe, which seats 600 and is large enough to accommodate groups. Menu includes all-American barbeques, soups, salad bar, burgers, pizza and desserts.
National Museum of Natural History
Kids of all ages will delight in the food choices at the Atrium Café. Diners may choose from pizza, a variety of hot dogs, or pick up a specialty sandwich and a cup of soup. Hamburgers, chicken tenders and pre-made salads are always available. Guests can finish up their meal with a dinosaur cookie, pastries or ice cream.
A great place to pick up a snack, guests may choose from pastries, cookies, specialty coffee drinks, a variety of beverages, pre-made salads and gourmet sandwiches, hot dogs or a cup of soup.
National Museum of the American Indian
Mitsitam, means, "let's eat" in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples. Museum goers are able to enhance their museum experience by enjoying the indigenous cuisine of the Americas and explore the history of Native foods. Each food station depicts the ways of life of a particular region in regards to ingredients, cooking techniques and flavors resulting in traditional as well as contemporary dishes. The Mitsitam Cafe features native foods found throughout five regions of the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, Northwest Coast, Meso America, and the Great Plains.
National Portrait Gallery/Reynolds Center
The Courtyard Café reflects The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s artistic vision through a unique menu that highlights seasonal ingredients and sophisticated flavors. Selections include sandwiches, salads, desserts and assorted beverages.
Upper West Side Café
Offering a selection of seasonal selection of sandwiches and salads, a visit to the West Side Café is a perfect complement to an afternoon at the renowned Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. The assortment of sweet and savory menu items including fresh baked goods, desserts, cheese plates and fresh fruit make the Upper West Side Café the perfect place to stop for lunch or an afternoon snack. Patrons of the museum will enjoy the café’s freshly brewed organic coffee, domestic and imported beer and wine.
Located on the South Portico of the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, this outdoor bar and café offers a selection of specialty cocktails, espresso and light food. The Portico is a superb place to relax while visiting the National Mall and is open seasonally.
The Food Section
The Food Section is the perfect destination for those who want dining options to suit the entire family. Kids and parents alike will enjoy the grill, sandwiches, pizza, and pasta favorites in addition to an assortment of beverages, snacks and desserts. Visitors looking to have the Wolfgang Puck culinary experience are invited to try the Puck’s Favorites station, featuring signature dishes from his renowned restaurants.
Espresso & Gelato Bar
The Espresso & Gelato Bar is an upscale retreat for Newseum visitors. The Espresso & Gelato Bar will showcase a seasonal selection of desserts, pastries, wine, espresso, as well as gelato using the local produce of the Chesapeake Bay and Northern Virginia area.
Smithsonian Institution, The Castle
The Castle Café
The Castle Café offers a seasonal selection of sandwiches, salads and soups. The assortment of sweet and savory menu items including fresh baked goods, gelato and fresh fruit will appeal to both children and adults. The Castle Café also offers patrons a break from the National Mall and the chance to enjoy the café’s freshly brewed coffees and espressos, domestic and imported beer and wine.
Strathmore Music Center
Prelude Café offers patrons a changing menu that reflects the exhibits and performances that come to the music center. Daily main courses have included a lemon-roasted chicken with olive polenta and asparagus, as well as a shrimp salad with sesame noodles and an Angus burger with cheddar cheese and Applewood-smoked bacon.
United States Senate
The U.S. Senate has three eateries open to the public: A large café, a buffet, and a coffee bar. Guests can enjoy soup, sandwiches and salads, as well as specialty pizzas, sushi, bbq, seared meats and fish from the a la plancha station, and a rotating international station. The coffee bar offers Starbucks coffee and espresso.
United States House of Representatives
With four cafés, an ice cream shop and a convenience store open to visitors, guests have an abundance of choices when it comes to breakfast, lunch and snack. Menu options include made-to-order omelets, sandwiches and salads, grill, BBQ, pizza, pasta and a rotating international station featuring food from various countries and cultures. The Creamery offers ice cream and dessert , and Starbucks coffee beverages.
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Royal Ontario Museum
Food Studio at the ROM is a casual family restaurant dedicated to providing healthy menu options in an earth friendly environment. Freshly made favorites such as salads, pizza, soup and hot sandwiches will suit every taste. More adventurous diners will appreciate the Food Studio hot stations, with exotic ethnic cuisine that reflects themes of the ROM’s exhibitions. Food Studio sources organic, seasonal ingredients from local Ontario food producers when possible and provides a selection of biodegradable containers and plates as part of their healthy planet initiative.
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