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.


Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm

Hours subject to change due to special events.


Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Level 1

Visitors 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.


Friday–Sunday, 10 am–4 pm


Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1

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.


Wednesday through Sunday​, 10 am–3 pm


Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level G

Temporarily Closed

Spread of sample dishes available at 465 Bar and Restaurant

Temporarily closed.

The MFA’s newest dining venue features executive chef Brian Flagg’s seasonal menu emphasizing fresh local ingredients, with an environmentally friendly and innovative root-to-stalk approach. The restaurant offers a comfortable space for socializing amid world-class art, whether for cocktails or mocktails, a multi-course meal, or a quick bite and discussion before or after a film, lecture, or program. Originally designed by I. M. Pei, the space has been renovated and redesigned by architectural design firm Bergmeyer, its modern venue showcasing six still lifes from the MFA’s collection. Enjoy summer concerts from the patio or a special occasion meal with the whole family; the unique offerings and experiences at 465 Bar and Restaurant are endless.

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Linde Family Wing of Contemporary Art, Level 2