Dining at the Garden

Dining at the Garden

Visitors to the Garden can enjoy vegetable-centric small plates and heartier main dishes at Yellow Magnolia Café, pizza, salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages at the outdoor Yellow Magnolia Canteen adjacent to the Conservatory, and beverages and sweet treats at the Coffee Bar in the Steinberg Visitor Center.

Members receive a 10% discount.

Yellow Magnolia Café

Yellow Magnolia Café’s new menu offers a range of meal choices from vegetable-centric small plates to heartier main dishes and plant-inspired desserts.

Reservations recommended. Seating available for parties of six or fewer. You must have a ticket for the Garden to access the Café.

Reserve a Table


Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Contact: 929-651-0465

Café Menu

(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan (gf) gluten-friendly

If you have a food allergy, please notify us.

Small Plates

smashed avocado toast (v)
citrus, fennel, za’atar, hard-boiled egg  16.
bbg mezze platter (vg)
cucumber salad, carrot muhammara, marinated olives, pita  18.
mushroom pie with époisses (v)
herb salad, truffle vinaigrette  19.
trofie pasta with pesto (gf, v)
avocado, parmesan  17.
beet tartare (gf, v)
labneh, dill, mint, saba, rice crisp  16.
tomato soup (v)
chive oil, crème fraîche, charred grissini  14.

Large Plates

celery root milanese (v)
watercress, pecorino, lemon caper aioli  23.
multigrain bowl
sunny-side egg, golden beets, toasted sesame, gochujang vinaigrette, choice of tofu or beef  25.
hot fried chicken sandwich
nasturtium ranch, b&b pickles, bibb lettuce with fries or market greens  26.
ymc burger
gruyère, yellow tomato, caramelized vidalia onion aioli with fries or market greens  26.
ymc caesar
romaine, yellow peppers, parmesan  22.
add grilled chicken or atlantic salmon  +5.
elote flatbread (v)
pecorino bechamel, fontina, summer squash, corn  22.
add chorizo  +5.

Saturday & Sunday Brunch

quiche lorraine
ham, crispy rosemary fingerlings, garden salad  16.
french toast (v)
berry compote, whipped mascarpone cream, maple syrup  22.
liege waffle (v)
whipped crème fraîche, macerated strawberry & lime  22.
smoked salmon tartine
cream cheese, pickled onion, fried capers, sunny-side up egg  25.
smashed avocado toast (v)
country toast, citrus, fennel, za’atar, hard-boiled egg  16.

Kids’ Meals 5.

served with fries, salad, or fruit cup

  • crispy chicken
  • grilled cheese
  • cheese pizza

Beverages 5.

  • martinelli’s apple juice
  • starry lemon lime
  • pepsi


chocolate budino tart
kumquat marmalade, vanilla whipped cream  14.
banana pudding
vanilla wafer  14.
common meadows gelato
choice of: guerrero mango with olive oil, antwerp speculoos with rice crisp, or brooklyn kura sake with pineapple  14.
french-pressed coffee or loose-leaf tea

Menu subject to change.

Cocktails & Drinks


one love
supergay vodka, strawberry, vanilla, lemon  16.
summer season
gin, pineapple, melon, lemon  15.
botanical g&t
gin, elderflower tonic  17.
garden margarita
tequila, lime, chinola passion fruit  15.


abbazia di novacella pinot grigio 2022
bottle 47.  glass 15.
les belles roches bourgogne blanc 2021
bottle 42.  glass 13.
planet oregon willamette valley pinot noir 2021
bottle 50.  glass 16.
y3 [jax] north coast cabernet sauvignon 2021
bottle 45.  glass 14.
bortolotti prosecco conegliano valdobbiadene docg
bottle 38.  glass 13.

Rosé Cart

domaine christophe mittnacht crémant d’alsace rosé extra brut 2018
bottle 52.  glass 17.
whispering angel rosé 2021
bottle 55.  glass 20.
angels and cowboys rosé 2021
bottle 34.  glass 11.
conca brut rosé
bottle 52.  glass 17.


  • brooklyn lager, brooklyn, ny 6.
  • bronx ale, bronx, ny 9.
  • lic ipa, queens, ny 14


flower spritz
lemon, flower syrup, elderflower tonic 11.
passion fruit cooler
hibiscus syrup, rose syrup, club soda 11.

Menu subject to change.

Yellow Magnolia Canteen

Yellow Magnolia Canteen, on the terrace by the entrance to the Steinhardt Conservatory, serves a variety of fresh pizzas, sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages.


Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Canteen Menu

(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan
Beverages are 12 oz. unless otherwise noted. Oat milk, half & half, whole milk, and decaf options available.

If you have a food allergy, please notify us.


featuring brooklyn-based di fara pizzeria

| 7.5
cheese (v)
| 6.


mediterranean grain bowl (vg)
marinated chickpeas, pickled vegetables  16.
with chicken  18.
gem lettuce caesar salad (v)
herb croutons, parmesan cheese, light caesar vinaigrette   12.
with chicken  14.


turkey cubano
house-roasted turkey breast, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, mayo  18.
buffalo chicken wrap
creamy black beans, avocado, shredded romaine, blue cheese dressing  18.
caprese panini (v)
nut-free pesto, roasted tomato, fresh mozzarella, arugula, focaccia  16.
all-beef hot dog
| 8.


  • soft pretzel (vg) 7.
  • vegetable crudités & hummus (vg) 12.
  • fruit cup (vg) 8.
  • hal’s new york kettle chips (v) 3.
  • hal’s new york popcorn (vg) 3.


  • stumptown coffee 4.25
  • hot tea 4.5
  • iced tea 4.
  • iced coffee 4.
  • lemonade 6.
  • bottled water 4.
  • assorted beverage 5.
  • beer 12.
  • wine 12.
  • bottled cocktail 15.
  • frosé 12.

Menu subject to change.

Coffee Bar

Enjoy a variety of espresso drinks and iced beverages along with a curated selection of fresh pastries in the Coffee Bar in the Visitor Center.


Tuesday–Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

*Please note the Coffee Bar and Atrium seating may close early due to private events in the Atrium. 

Coffee & Beverages

Beverages are 12 oz. unless otherwise noted. Oat milk, half & half, whole milk, and decaf options available.

Hot Beverages

  • stumptown coffee 4.25
  • cappuccino 5.5
  • espresso 4.5
  • americano 4.5
  • macchiato 5.
  • café au lait 4.5
  • latte 5.5
  • mocha 5.5
  • matcha latte 6.
  • harney & sons tea 4.5
  • organic hot chocolate 6.

Iced Beverages

  • iced coffee 4.
  • iced latte 5.
  • iced matcha 5.5
  • iced tea 4.
  • fruit-infused iced tea 5.
  • lemonade 6.

Bottled Beverages

  • bottled water 4.
  • assorted beverage 5.
  • wine 12.
  • beer 12.

Menu subject to change.


(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

Baked Goods

  • plain croissant (v) 6.
  • chocolate croissant (v) 6.5
  • muffin 4.


  • café cookies, 3-pack (v) 5.
  • chocolate chip brownie (v) 6.


  • fruit cup (vg) 8.
  • hal’s new york kettle chips (v) 3.
  • hal’s new york popcorn (vg) 3.

Menu subject to change.

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