Nestled among the grand masters of art and design in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the diverse dining venues from Restaurant Associates offer artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets. Seasonal local menus are available in Bravo and the New American Café, as well as exhibition-inspired cocktails and fare.

Inspired Menus
“Matisse in the Studio” menu (Bravo, April–July 2017)
“Botticelli and the Search for the Divine” menu (New American Café, April–July 2017)

Dining Options

Bravo $$$


Bravo restaurant presents seasonally inspired, artfully prepared cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable, local ingredients. Impeccable service and a modern setting enhance this sophisticated dining experience. Recognized as one of the top destinations for brunch in Boston, Bravo received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine for its diverse wine list. Al fresco dining on the patio is available, weather permitting.

View sample lunch menu
View sample dinner menu


Lunch: Mon–Fri, 11:30 am–3 pm
Dinner: Wed–Fri, 5:30–8:30 pm
Brunch: Sat and Sun, 11:30 am–3 pm

Hours subject to change due to special events.


Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 2


Bravo accepts reservations at OpenTable or by calling 617-369-3474.


After 5 pm on weekdays, Bravo guests receive complimentary parking in the MFA’s garage. Parking tickets are validated by restaurant waitstaff at the time of payment.

In the News

Bravo Named OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurant

New American Café $$

New American Café

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. The restaurant was selected as one of the best museum restaurants in the US by Food & Wine in January 2014.

View sample menu


Sat–Tue: 10 am–4 pm
Wed–Fri: 10 am–8 pm
Lunch service begins at 11:30 am

Hours subject to change due to special events.

The New American Café does not accept reservations.


Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Level 1

In the News

1/8/14 Food & Wine (online) “Best Museum Restaurants in the U.S.”

Taste $

Visitors in Taste

Stop by this café and wine bar for lighter fare in a lively setting. Choose from handcrafted sandwiches, specialty salads, signature desserts, and a variety of beverages, from gourmet coffee and tea to craft beer and selected wines.


Sat–Tue: 10 am–4:30 pm
Wed–Fri: 10 am–9 pm


Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1

Garden Cafeteria $

Garden Cafeteria

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


Daily, 10 am–4 pm


Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G