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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. Executive Chef Tim Partridge, known for his seasonally inspired and inventive cuisine, arrived at the Museum in 2010. Since that time, he was selected to prepare a special dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York in February 2013, and the New American Café was named one of the best museum restaurants in the US by Food & Wine in January 2014.

Dining Options

Bravo $$$

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 a 2012 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine for its diverse wine list. Al fresco dining on the patio is available, weather permitting.

Hours

  • 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

Location

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 2

Reservations

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

Parking

After 5 pm, Bravo dinner guests receive complimentary parking in the MFA's garage.

In the News

Bravo Named OpenTable Diners' Choice restaurant: January 2014

 

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.

Hours

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

(New American Café hours may be subject to change due to special events.)

Location

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 Café and Wine Bar $

Taste

Stop by this café and wine bar for coffee, espresso, gourmet tea, and wine, as well as sandwiches, salads, and artisanal desserts including gelato.

Hours

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

Location

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, and desserts. Enjoy seasonal outdoor eating when the weather’s nice!

Hours

Daily, 10 am–4 pm

Location

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G