The Museum offers a diverse selection of dining experiences, with artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets. From fine dining to a family-friendly cafeteria, visitors can find the right venue to suit the moment. Diners at all MFA restaurant locations pay regular Museum admission. MFA members always get free Museum admission and save on dining too!

Dining Options

Two diners sitting at table in New American Cafe each with a glass of sangria

Enjoy tableside service in the MFA’s soaring glass-enclosed courtyard. New American Café boasts a menu that features creative regional dishes from the Americas that are prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold small plates, entrées, and salads, with beverages that include North and South American wines and craft beers.

Location

Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Level 1

Hours

Sunday 11 am–4 pm
Monday 11 am–4 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11 am–4 pm
Thursday 11 am–8 pm
Friday 11 am–8 pm
Saturday 11 am–4 pm

Last seating 30 minutes before restaurant closing. Hours subject to change due to special events.

Visitors seated at table in Taste

Stop by this café and wine bar for lighter fare in an informal, lively setting. Choose from our signature desserts, pastries, and cookies, as well as a variety of beverages, from gourmet coffee, tea, and espresso to craft beer and selected wines.

Location

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am–4 pm
Thursday 10 am–6 pm
Friday 10 am–6 pm
Saturday 10 am–4 pm
Sunday 10 am–4 pm

Mother eating lunch with child at table in Garden Cafeteria looking out into courtyard

Perfect for families: a comfortable cafeteria offering pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, snacks, desserts, and value menus for adults and kids. Enjoy seasonal outdoor eating when the weather’s nice!

We offer a range of inexpensive options in a vending machine open during all Museum hours, located in the foyer outside the Garden Cafeteria.

Location

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G

Hours

Sunday 10 am–4 pm
Monday 10 am–3 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10 am–3 pm
Thursday 10 am–3 pm
Friday 10 am–3 pm
Saturday 10 am–4 pm

Opening September 7

Spread of sample dishes available at 465 Bar and Restaurant

A temporary pop-up at the MFA’s flagship dining venue features a seasonal menu emphasizing fresh local ingredients with an environmentally friendly and innovative root-to-stalk approach. The pop-up serves a three-course prix fixe ($55) in the 465 Bar and Restaurant location, amid world-class art. The 465 pop-up serves lunch Wednesday through Sunday, during the run of “The Obama Portraits Tour.”

Walk-ins only.

Location

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 2

Contact

kweinberg@mfa.org, 617-369-3474

Hours

Open September 7–October 30, 2022

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Sunday 11:30 am–4:30 pm

Last seating 30 minutes before restaurant closing. Hours subject to change due to special events.

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Members save 15% at all Museum dining venues.

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