Café G

Need to sit down and take a break?

Be sure to stop by the beautiful glass-enclosed Renzo Piano-designed Café G and enjoy the views of the gardens. Come in for a full lunch or a light bite any day Wednesday through Monday, or dinner on Thursdays. Although reservations are available, walk-ins are welcome. Tickets to the Museum aren’t required to visit Café G.

Café G Hours




11 am–4 pm




11 am–4 pm


11 am–8 pm


11 am–4 pm


11 am–4 pm


11 am–4 pm


The menu at the café features dishes from Chef Peter Crowley utilizing seasonal, local and organic ingredients. The Café also offers beer and wine, sparkling cocktails, loose leaf tea, locally roasted coffees, and award-winning desserts. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Crowley has earned accolades for his innovative, market-driven cooking. Café G's menu changes regularly, but you can check out a sample menu. Special dishes are inspired not only by the seasons, but also by the Museum and its collection.

Walk-ins welcome!

Café G takes a limited number of advance reservations and we always hold a portion of our dining room for walk-in visitors. If you would like to dine in the Café but don’t have a reservation, please stop by when you arrive; if we are full, you will get a pager that will work throughout the Museum, and you can enjoy the galleries until your table is ready. Please call 617 566 1088 to request a table or for more information. (Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book ahead.)

Museum members get a 10% discount on their bill.