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 dishes that reflect elements of the diverse cultures of Asia. In the modern, glass-enclosed space, enjoy flavorful meals including Korean Ssam Wraps with Kimchi, Lahsooni Gobi, Game Hen Fesenjan with Pearl Couscous, and Tamarind Glazed Arctic Char. 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.
From July 1 through July 19 the Café will be open from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.
The Café will be closed July 20 through September 7.
The Café will reopen Tuesday, September 8.
For specific requests call the Café at 212-570-5202.
Hours through Tuesday, June 30.
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 to 2:00 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.
Upcoming early closings:
Wednesday, June 3 - Last seating at 3pm, Café closes at 3:50pm.
Wednesday, June 10 - Last seating at 3:30pm, Café closes at 4:20pm.
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 Calvin Nguyen opens up about how he balances dishes, the challenges (and joys) of a seasonal menu, and trying to meet Mom's high standards.
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.