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.
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.
- 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
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 2
Bravo accepts reservations at OpenTable or by calling 617-369-3474.
After 5 pm, Bravo dinner guests receive complimentary parking in the MFA’s garage.
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Bravo Named OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurant: January 2014
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.
- 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.)
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Level 1
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Taste Café and Wine Bar $
Stop by this café and wine bar for coffee, espresso, gourmet tea, and wine, as well as sandwiches, salads, and artisanal desserts including gelato.
- Sat–Tue: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
- Wed–Fri: 10:30 am–9 pm
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1
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!
Daily, 10 am–4 pm
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G