Dining at the Garden

Visitors to the Garden can enjoy modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a full-service setting at Yellow Magnolia Café, as well as casual entreés at the seasonal outdoor eatery Yellow Magnolia Canteen.

Members receive a 10% discount on dining purchases.

Dining remains open late for Garden After Hours and on Members' Summer Evenings.

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Celebrate Spring

Time to enjoy spring at the Garden! Book a brunch reservation, or treat yourself to lunch.
Note: Diners must pay Garden admission or be a BBG member to access the café.

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Yellow Magnolia Café

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Exclusively for Garden visitors, Yellow Magnolia Café offers full-service dining Tuesday through Sunday. The bright, airy café overlooks the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 718-307-7136
Call to check dining availability during Garden After Hours and Members' Summer Evenings.

Note: Diners must pay Garden admission or be a BBG member to access the café.

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Café Menu

Café Weekday Menu

(V) vegetarian | (VG) vegan | (GF) made without gluten

MARKET TABLE

BISCUIT BOX salted molasses butter, fruit preserves (V) | for two 7, for four 12 FIRE-ROASTED BROCCOLI garlic aïoli, piment espelette (V)(GF) | 12 HEIRLOOM RED DENT CORN POLENTA FRIES tomato chutney (VG) (GF) | 11 GARDEN MEZZE fava bean falafel, ramp hummus, market pickles, feta cheese, za'atar flatbread (V)(GF) | 14

SOUPS

PINK LENTIL ginger, mustard seeds, cilantro, coconut yogurt (V) (GF) | 10 CHEF'S DAILY | MP

GREENS

add chicken $7 or florida pink shrimp $8 ANCIENT GRAIN BOWL* spelt berries, wild rice, quinoa, spicy greens, avocado, marinated egg (V) | 17 DAIKON NOODLE cashew cream, fermented black beans, shiso (VG) (GF) | 16 ORGANIC STRAWBERRIES macadamia ricotta, celery, watercress, crostini (VG) | 15 BABY PURPLE MUSTARD GREENS shaved spring vegetables, pickled fennel, candied pistachios, sheep's milk cheese (V)(GF) | 15

ENTRÉES

REUBEN SANDWICH choice of BK cured beef pastrami or smoked beet pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, comeback sauce, marble rye | 17 SALT MEADOW LAMB nettle spätzle, baby turnips, fiddlehead ferns | 24 YELLOW MAGNOLIA FRIED CHICKEN wild rice, collard green slaw, habanero honey (GF) | 22 GRASS-FED BEEF CHEESEBURGER* cabot cheddar, black garlic aïoli, purple sweet potato chips | 18 HOUSE TACOS house-made blue corn tortillas, ninja radish, cabbage, avocado crema, cilantro, lime (GF)
mushroom 18 | fish 20 | steak 22

FOR CHILDREN

ages 9 and under
choice of entrée, beverage, and dessert | $15
MAC 'N' CHEESE vermont cheddar, elbow noodles (V) SCRAMBLED EGGS* thumbelina carrot crudité (V) (GF) HEBREW NATIONAL HOT DOG MILK OR LEMONADE BROWNIE OR ICE CREAM

DESSERTS

RHUBARB CHEESECAKE sheep's milk ricotta, poached rhubarb, pistachio crust | 9 CHOCOLATE TORTE salted caramel, cacao nibs (V) | 9 PLUM PIE FOR TWO roasted plums, thyme oat crumble | 13

COFFEE & TEA

COFFEE | 3.5
CAPPUCCINO | 4
DECAF CAPPUCCINO | 4
SINGLE ESPRESSO | 3.5
HOT CHOCOLATE | 4
TEA | 3.50

COCKTAILS

CLASSIC MIMOSA mionetto organic prosecco, fresh-squeezed orange juice | 13 YELLOW MAGNOLIA SPRITZ mionetto organic prosecco, elderflower-ginger syrup | 13 HOUSE BLOODY MARY tito’s handmade vodka | 13

SPARKLING WINE

PROSECCO, MIONETTO ORGANIC, NV, PIEMONTE, ITALY | 13/65

ROSÉ

CINSAULT BLEND, DOMAINE DE CALA, 2015, PROVENCE, FRANCE | 13/48 CABERNET FRANC SPARKLING ROSÉ BLEND, BEDELL CELLARS, SUSTAINABLY FARMED, 2016, NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND, NY | 18/65

WHITE

SAUVIGNON BLANC, DOMAINE BARON, ORGANIC, 2015, TOURAINE, FRANCE | 13/48 RIESLING, RAVINES WINE CELLARS, 2014, FINGER LAKES, NY | 13/48 CHARDONNAY, AU BON CLIMAT, PATINA, 2014, SANTA BARBARA, CA | 14/50 PINOT GRIGIO, ALOIS LAGEDER, BIODYNAMIC, 2015, VENETO, ITALY | 13/48

RED

"WILD" BORDEAUX BLEND, SHINN ESTATE, 2014, LONG ISLAND, NY | 15/60 CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG CASALOSTE, 2014, TTOSCANA, ITALY | 13/50 MALBEC, BEDELL CELLARS, SUSTAINABLY FARMED, 2015, NORTH FORK, LONG ISLAND, NY | 15/54

BEER

SIX POINT BENGALI IPA, BROOKLYN 6.5% | 7
BROOKLYN BREWERY LAGER 5.2%| 7
CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PILSNER 5.2% | 7
STELLA ARTOIS, BELGIUM 5.2% | 7
GLÜTINY PALE ALE, COLORADO 6.0% Gluten Reduced | 7
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

CHEF ROB NEWTON | CHEF DE CUISINE MORGAN JARRETT

A note to our patrons: Admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden is required in order to access Yellow Magnolia Café. Menu subject to change.

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Weekend Brunch Menu

Café Weekend Menu

Enjoy brunch specials à la carte or pair any weekend special or main with any market table option and a house bloody mary or classic mimosa as a $38 prix fixe.
(V) vegetarian | (VG) vegan | (GF) made without gluten

WEEKEND SPECIALS

available saturdays and sundays BRÛLÉE CHALLAH FRENCH TOAST blood orange, whipped cream, vermont maple syrup (V) | 18 BRAISED RAINBOW CHARD & EGG* stewed chickpeas, preserved lemon, grilled bread (V) | 19 SCRAMBLED EGGS* long island home fries, market greens, choice of house-made sausage, nitrate free bacon, or avocado (GF) | 17 STEAK & EGG BIBIMBAP* rice, kimchi, pickled spring onion, gochujang (GF) | 23 CATSKILLS SMOKED SALMON everything flatbread, heirloom tomatoes, crème fraîche, capers, red onion | 20 RAMP AND GRUYÈRE FRITTATA market greens | 18 CHIA COCONUT YOGURT market fruit, house-made granola (VG) | 11

MARKET TABLE

HOUSE-MADE BISCUITS two biscuits, salted molasses butter, fruit preserves (V) | 8 HEIRLOOM RED DENT CORN POLENTA FRIES tomato chutney (VG) (GF) | 11 CHEF'S DAILY SOUP | MP BABY PURPLE MUSTARD GREENS shaved spring vegetables, pickled fennel, candied pistachios, sheep's milk cheese | 15

MAINS

YELLOW MAGNOLIA FRIED CHICKEN wild rice, collard green slaw, habanero honey (GF) | 23 GRASS-FED BEEF CHEESEBURGER* cabot cheddar, black garlic aïoli, purple sweet potato chips | 18 SALT MEADOW LAMB nettle spätzle, baby turnips, fiddlehead ferns | 24 ANCIENT GRAIN BOWL* spelt berries, wild rice, quinoa, spicy greens, avocado, marinated egg (V) | 17

FOR CHILDREN

ages 9 and under
choice of entrée, beverage, and dessert | $15
MAC 'N' CHEESE vermont cheddar, elbow noodles (V) SCRAMBLED EGGS* thumbelina carrot crudité (V) (GF) HEBREW NATIONAL HOT DOG FRENCH TOAST MILK OR LEMONADE BROWNIE OR ICE CREAM
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

CHEF ROB NEWTON | CHEF DE CUISINE MORGAN JARRETT

A note to our patrons: Admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden is required in order to access Yellow Magnolia Café. Menu subject to change.

Make a Reservation

The Story Behind Yellow Magnolia Café

Named after the remarkable flower developed by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Yellow Magnolia Café offers modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a one-of-a-kind setting nestled within the Garden’s iconic landscape. Designed by David Rockwell, the café is bright and airy and overlooks the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace. The new café is a celebration of its urban garden setting, with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors—an ethos in keeping with the Garden’s longstanding interest in sustainable practices—and menus inspired by Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement.

Local chef Rob Newton, whose other Brooklyn restaurants have been lauded for their fresh and creative menus, alongside chef de cuisine Morgan Jarrett, have developed the café’s seasonal, market-driven menus, with a focus on local vegetables, grains, and sustainably sourced meats and fish. The menu is vegetable focused, with select meat and fish options available, as well as healthy children’s menu items.

Learn more about the restaurant at www.yellowmagnolicacafe.com.

Yellow Magnolia Canteen

Outdoor dining kiosk

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

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Outdoor Canteen Menu
(V) vegetarian | (VG) vegan | (GF) made without gluten

SOUPS

served with a multigrain roll TOMATO LENTIL moroccan spices (VG) (GF) | 7 CORN & GREEN CHILE CHOWDER (V) | 7

SALADS

add grilled chicken breast $5 KALE & BEET pistachios, ricotta salata, pistachio vinaigrette (V)(GF) | 14 STRAWBERRY & QUINOA baby arugula, marinated chickpeas, poppy seed dressing (VG)(GF) | 14

SANDWICHES & MORE

CHICKEN SALAD garden herbs, golden raisins, honey wheat bread | 13 TUNA SALAD preserved lemon, fennel, cucumber, olive focaccia | 13 HEIRLOOM TOMATO & MOZZARELLA basil, ciabatta (V) | 13 CHICKEN EMPANADAS sour cream, salsa verde | 13 HEBREW NATIONAL JUMBO HOT DOG sauerkraut, martin's potato bun | 9 BREADED CHICKEN FINGERS five pieces | 12 IMPOSSIBLE™ BURGER all plant protein, cabot cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, martin's potato roll (VG) | 13

SNACKS

FRUIT & GREEK YOGURT CUP | 6
CHIPS | 3
HÄAGEN-DAZS | 6
CROISSANT OR MUFFIN | 3
JUMBO COOKIE | 4
BROOKLYN BRINE PICKLE | 3

BEVERAGES

COFFEE OR TEA | 3
ICED COFFEE OR TEA | 4
FRESH-SQUEEZED LEMONADE | 5
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE | 6
JUICE BOX | 3
SODA OR SPRING WATER | 4
WINE OR LOCAL BEER | 9

FOR CHILDREN

9 and under | $6 GRILLED CHEESE TURKEY WRAP lettuce, tomato HOT DOG CHEESEBURGER
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

CHEF ROB NEWTON | CHEF DE CUISINE MORGAN JARRETT

A note to our patrons: Admission to Brooklyn Botanic Garden is required in order to access Yellow Magnolia Canteen. Menu subject to change.

Coffee Bar

A young woman behind a snack bar.

The Coffee Bar is open on the Garden's busiest days, offering fresh-baked goods and snacks in the Visitor Center.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Dining venues remain open late for Garden After Hours and on Members' Summer Evenings.


Note: Picnicking is not permitted in the Garden (except during certain Members' Summer Evenings).
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