Dining at the Museum

Four Dining Options

The Restaurant at Gilder
11:30 am–3:30 pm
Floor 2, Gilder Center
The Restaurant at Gilder offers table-service dining with a view overlooking the soaring architecture of the Kenneth C. Griffin Exploration Atrium.

Museum Food Court
10:30 am–4:30 pm
Lower Level, across from 81st Street subway station exit
A wide variety of selections for all ages and palates, with gluten-free and nut-free choices, and a menu that changes daily. A manager will be able to answer any questions about ingredients.

Cafe on 1
11 am–4:30 pm
Floor 1, between Futter Gallery and Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
Gourmet fare including panini sandwiches pressed to order and cheese and dried fruit plates. Desserts, espresso, and cold beverages are also served.

Cafe on 4
11 am–4:30 pm
Floor 4, between Milstein Hall of Advanced Mammals and Wallach Orientation Center
Sandwiches, soups, salads, fruit, desserts, espresso, and cold beverages.

Members Get a Discount

Museum Members may present their cards at the time of purchase to receive a 15% discount on all food and beverage purchases. For more information, see Membership.


*Eating is prohibited in Museum galleries. Visitors may leave and return using the same timed-entry ticket on the same day. When re-entering the Museum, visitors must enter at the 81st Street or Central Park West entrances and must go back through the security line to be readmitted.