the cafeteria ($)


Monday–Thursday: 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Ground floor, with access from the first floor behind the Medieval Hall and from the second floor at the rear of the European Paintings galleries.

This comfortable, bright space offers self-service dining. The menu includes an extensive selection of hot entrées, grilled and cold sandwiches, salads, sushi, snacks, and desserts for lunch, snacks, and dinner. Booster seats and high chairs are available, as are special New York City Taxi Cab Kids Meals.

Sample Menu


Chicken Noodle


Goat-Cheese Ravioli
Roasted Eggplant
Tomato and Olives
Penne Arrabbiata
Garlic Bread
Olive and Rosemary Rolls
Kids' Pasta: Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Roll, and Juice or Milk


Grilled Lemon Chicken Sandwich with Honey Mustard
Rotisserie Lemon Chicken
Six-Ounce Hamburger with Vermont Cheddar and Crispy Onions
French Fries
Kids' Grill: Chicken Fingers, French Fries, and Juice or Milk


Assortment of Maki and Sushi
Daily Specials Available

Specialty Sandwiches

Ham, Fontina, and Arugula
Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, and Roasted Pepper
Basil Grilled Chicken, Fire-Roasted Pepper Aioli, and Goat Cheese on Ciabatta
Roasted Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Red Peppers, Fontina, and Olive Tapenade
Roast Turkey, Saint André, and Pears on Raisin-Walnut Roll
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Smoked Turkey and Watercress on Seven-Grain
Kids' Sandwiches: Peanut Butter and Jelly or Grilled Cheese, and Juice or Milk

Salad Bar

Assortment of Greens, Vegetables, Crudité, Proteins, Antipasti, Fruit, and Dressings


Frozen Yogurt
Seasonal Choices

Items change daily.

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