The Museum offers a diverse selection of dining experiences, with artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets. From à la carte 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!

Diners sitting at tables in New American Cafe in Shapiro Family Courtyard, with large sign Here All Belong in the background

New American Café

À la carte dining
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Level 1
No reservations

Enjoy tableside service in the MFA’s soaring glass-enclosed courtyard. New American Café's menu features creative regional dishes from the Americas. Choose from a wide selection of starters, entrées, and desserts, with beverages that include North and South American wines and craft beers.

Hours for New American Café Sample Menu for New American Café

Overhead view of Taste dining venue, with visitors eating and talking at tables and ordering food at the counter


Coffee, Sweet and Savory Bites, Beer, Wine
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1

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

Hours for Taste Sample Menu for Taste

Parent and child eating lunch at table next to large window looking into outdoor courtyard

Garden Cafeteria

Comfort Food, Sandwiches, Salads, Snacks
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G

Perfect for families: a comfortable cafeteria offering pizza, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, snacks, desserts, and value menus. Enjoy seasonal outdoor eating in the beautiful Calderwood Courtyard!

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

Hours for Garden Cafeteria Sample Menu for Garden Cafeteria

Meet the Executive Chef

Chef Nicholas Boller standing next to bar at New American Cafe

Nicholas Boller is Executive Chef for the acclaimed dining venues at the MFA. Boller brings his expertise to creating artfully prepared cuisine at the Museum, using sustainable and local ingredients.

Members Dine and Save

Members save 15% at all Museum dining venues.

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For general inquiries contact
Salvatore DeGeorge
General Manager

Note: New American Café does not accept reservations.