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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. Tickets to the Museum aren’t required to visit Café G during the day.

Thursday Wine Bar

We're open late every Thursday. Grab a drink and special small plates at our very own Thursday Wine Bar! From 5:30–9 pm, enjoy curated music, performances, artful activities, and more.

See a sample menu for Thursdays Wine Bar.

Café G Hours




11 am–4 pm




11 am–4 pm


11 am–4:30 pm*

Thursdays Wine Bar

5:30–9 pm*


11 am–4 pm


11 am–4 pm


11 am–4 pm

*The last seating for lunch on Thursdays is 3:30 pm. The restaurant is closed from 4:30–5:30 pm as we prepare to open Thursdays Wine Bar at 5:30 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.