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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Special Lunar New Year Menu

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.

Reservations are recommended. 

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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)

Lunar New Year Menu 2019

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a mouthwatering menu crafted to bring you good fortune!


Noodle Wrapped Prawns - pickled kumquat and jicama relish
Symbolism: noodles represent longevity, kumquats represent prosperity

Vegetarian Spring Rolls - sweet chili sauce   
Symbolism: rolls represent wealth


Hoisin Glazed Peking Duck Bento - steamed bun, garlic and ginger sautéed bok choy, house salad
Symbolism: duck represents loyalty


Tangyuan - sweet rice balls filled with red bean paste
Symbolism: buns represent family togetherness

Meet the Chef

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

Learn More

Calvin Nguyen

Garden Court Recipes

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

Group Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of the latest exhibition at Asia Society accompanied by lunch at the Garden Court Café. 

More information about group tours and luncheon