Garden Court Café

"Culinary Shangri-La secreted inside the Asia Society and Museum building on Park Avenue"
Forbes All-Star Eateries In New York

Michelin Guide to New York City recommendation

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Great Performances guides the culinary mission of the Garden Court Café, under the auspices of Chef de Cuisine Tsering Nyima, with seasonal dishes that reflect elements of the diverse cultures of Asia. In the modern, glass-enclosed space, enjoy lunch and weekend brunch, now with new children's menu items. Filled with light, flowering vines, trees, and art, the Garden Court Café is a beautiful and airy spot to enjoy an Asian-inspired meal.

Asia Society Members enjoy a 10 percent discount.

Lunar New Year at the Garden Court Café
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the following menu items:

Dan Dan Mein, Five-spiced lamb, uncut noodles, Chinese broccoli
*Long, uncut noodles signify longevity and long life

Vegetable Spring Roll
*The shape of the roll is similar to a gold bar, which symbolizes wealth

Chicken Mothuk, Miniature dumplings, Sichuan chili broth, shiitake mushrooms
*Dumplings represent wealth and good fortune

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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.


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Tuesday through Sunday: Lunch (and weekend brunch) is served 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. (Last seating at 2:30 pm.). 
Closed Mondays.

Please call 212-570-5202 for reservations.

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Lunch Menu (PDF)
Brunch Menu (PDF)
Dessert and Beverage Menu (PDF)


Meet the Chef

The Garden Court Café's Tsering Nyima is the Great Performances' Chef de Cuisine at the Garden Court Cafe at Asia Society.

Learn More

Calvin Nguyen

Garden Court Recipes

Garden Court Café Soy-Ginger Salmon Recipe
Garden Court Café Char Siu Chicken Recipe


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.

More information about space rental


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