Garden Court Café

Garden Court Café

Garden Court Cafe
Bento box. (Amanda Gentile/Great Performances)

"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

Lunch, dessert and beverage, and afternoon tea menus

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.



Lunch (and weekend brunch) is served 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. A sushi station offering a choice of three rolls is open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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.

Closed Mondays.

Please call 212-570-5202 for reservations.

Early closings
The Garden Court is subject to occasional early closings due to private events. We recommend calling the Café in advance at 212-570-5202 for latest updates re: early closings.


Holiday Hours 2014

The Garden Court will close early, at 3:00 pm, on Wednesday, December 24 and on Wednesday, December 31, and is closed all day on Thursday, December 25 and on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

For all holiday and holiday weekend closing hours, we highly recommend calling the Café in advance at 212-570-5202.



Brunch menu (PDF)

Lunch menu (PDF)

Dessert and beverage menu (PDF)

Afternoon tea menu (PDF)


Rental Space

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 more information about space rental, click here.

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For questions or concerns regarding the Garden Café, please call Hesh Sarmalkar, Director of Events and Visitor Services, at 212-327-9322.