Garden Court Café
"Culinary Shangri-La secreted inside the Asia Society and Museum building on Park Avenue."
— "All-Star Eateries In New York," Forbes magazine
Michelin Guide to New York City recommendation, 2009 through 2012
Great Performances guides the culinary mission of the Garden Court Café with seasonal dishes that reflect elements of the diverse cultures of Asia. In the modern, glass-enclosed space, enjoy flavorful meals as well as special dishes highlighting the current spring Season of Japan at Asia Society: chawanmushi, ramen and tempura. Filled with light, flowering vines, trees, and art, the Garden Court Café is a beautiful and airy spot to enjoy an Asian-inspired meal.
Members enjoy a 10% discount.
The Garden Court Café is located in the lobby of the Asia Society and Museum at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street in New York City.
Lunch (and weekend brunch) is served 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Dim sum is now served daily from from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and a sushi station offering a choice of three rolls is open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. In addition, afternoon tea service — loose-leaf and herbal teas with chef's selection of Petit Fours, scones, and tea sandwiches — is offered from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance for afternoon tea service.
Please call 212-570-5202 for reservations.
In general, we recommend calling the Café in advance at 212-570-5202 for latest updates regarding early closings.
Meet the Chef
The Garden Court Café's Litesh Hosabettu is the Great Performances' Chef de Cuisine at the Garden Court Cafe at Asia Society.
Garden Court Recipes
The Garden Court is a beautiful setting for almost any type of event, from elegant receptions and dinners to artistic salons and corporate soirées.
For questions or concerns regarding the Garden Court Café, please call Hesh Sarmalkar, Director of Events and Visitor Services, at 212-327-9322.