The Café at the Frick
Masks are required for visitors over the age of 2 when not at a table. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test is required to dine indoors. Proof of vaccination is not required to dine on the patio or order carryout. Learn more about the Frick’s COVID-19 safety policies here.
The New Café
Can I make a reservation?
Not yet. The Café is currently open for self-seating and carryout. We are not taking reservations at this time.
Will The Café continue to change?
Yes, in ways we hope you will love! As we hire more staff and visitation approaches pre-pandemic levels, the hours of service and range of offerings will expand. When table service returns, we will pilot three distinct services: healthy gourmet casual dining during the first few hours of service; full service high tea in the late afternoons; and themed guest chef dinners on selected evenings.
Why are you making these changes? Wasn’t The Café already perfect?
The atmosphere is magical, and we are committed to keeping it so. But certain aspects of The Café’s business model haven’t served all of our visitors as well as they should. The adjustments we will be testing seek to fix some specific challenges:
In the past, The Café served a small number of people very well, but the great majority of our visitors not at all. During our busiest months, from April to December, The Café has been fully booked at lunchtime days in advance. We have routinely turned away two, three, and even four times as many people as we can seat. Without an opportunity for rest and refreshment, many visitors have left the Frick before they could experience all we have to offer.
By expanding the open hours, we will hope to increase the number of visitors we can serve. By introducing lighter snacks, kid-friendly options, and picnic fare to the luncheon menu; by reintroducing afternoon high tea service; and by infusing new energy in the dinner service by transforming it into a showcase for visiting chefs; we hope to meet the needs of a diverse range of guests—an effort consistent with our commitment to being an inclusive museum in which all visitors feel warmly welcomed. From quick-and-easy delights to special-occasion indulgences, we are aiming to meet the needs of as many of our visitors as possible.
Are these changes fixed?
Not at all. We will rely on you, our visitors, to help us shape the path forward. We are embarking on this expansion of The Café’s services with open minds and an eye on the bottom line. As we roll out new menu items and services, we will attend to their popularity and to feedback from diners. If a menu item is not well received, we will replace it. If the hours of service don’t prove effective, we will adjust them.
Butternut Squash 6
Café House Salad 8
Mixed field greens, cucumber, tomato, Kalamata olives, carrots, pepita, balsamic vinaigrette
Café Caesar Salad 8
Romaine, shaved Parmesan, house croutons, classic dressing
Add Chicken 6
Sausage, wild mushroom, spinach, swiss 10
All sandwiches come with chips and a pickle spear
Turkey and Smoked Cheddar 14
Roasted turkey breast, apple bacon maple jam, arugula, pretzel bun
Roast Beef and Provolone 14
Chilled roast beef, provolone, mixed greens, horseradish mayo, ciabattini roll
Ham and Swiss 13
Black Forest ham, baby swiss, sliced tomato, mixed greens, brown mustard, unseeded rye bread
Vegetable Wrap 12
Romaine, arugula, hummus, tomato, carrots, cucumber
Hummus, Roasted Red Peppers, and Spinach 14
Chicken, Mozzarella, Spinach, and Balsamic 14
Pasta Salad 3
Baked fresh and served with house-made clotted cream
Blueberry Muffin 3
Fresh-baked Cookie 3
Pain au Chocolat 3
Flaky croissant filled with chocolate, served warm
Yogurt Banana Split 10
New York-style Cheescake 5
Served with your choice of fresh strawberries or chocolate sauce
Menu items subject to change
Available by the glass or bottle
Bubbles 8 / 30
Pinot Grigio 8 / 30
Chardonnay 8 / 30
Pinot Noir 8 / 30
Cabernet Sauvignon 8 / 30
Beer and Cider
Great Lakes Christmas Ale 6
Farm Flor Dry Table Cider 6
Stella Artois 6
Watermelon Refresher 10
Spiked Brazilian Lemonade 10
Tequila Sunrise 8
White Peach Bellini 8
La Prima Coffee 2.75
Harney & Sons Loose Leaf Tea 3
Cold Brew Green Tea 3
Brazilian Lemonade 5
Fresh-squeezed Lemonade 4
Menu items subject to change
10 AM–3 PM
No reservations required.
The Café is wheelchair-accessible and has single-stall all-gender restrooms.