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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 Steinhardt Conservatory, and beverages, lunches, and sweet treats at the Coffee Bar in the Steinberg Visitor Center.

Members receive a 10% discount.

Yellow Magnolia Café

Yellow Magnolia Café’s 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

Hours/Last Seating

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

Contact: 929-651-0465; [email protected]

Café Menu

(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan (gf) gluten-friendly (gfo) gluten-free option available

If you have a food allergy, please notify us.

To Begin & Share

spring carrot soup (v, gf)
chamomile, crème fraîche, bee pollen  14.
farmers’ market salad (vg)
strawberry, rhubarb, blossom vinaigrette  16.
avocado toast (v)
cucumber, radish, chili crisp, country bread  16.
add egg  +3.
add smoked salmon  +6.
mezze plate (vg)
green chickpea hummus, baba ghanoush, olives, pickles, pita  19.
smoked brook trout (gf)
pickled pearl onion, english peas, horseradish crema  20.
grilled flatbread (v)
asparagus, morel mushrooms, fontina, toasted pine nuts  22.

Entrées

harissa spring vegetables (vg, gf)
baby beets, carrots, fava bean, cippolini onion, flax seed cracker  23.
mediterranean grain bowl
choice of falafel (v) or beef flank steak shwarma
poached egg, farro, zucchini, tomato, zhug, labneh  25.
seared tuna niçoise salad (gf)
haricots verts, quail egg, tiny potatoes, olive tapenade  29.
buttermilk fried chicken sandwich
nasturtium ranch, honey, with black pepper fries or market greens  26.
yellow magnolia café burger (gfo)
gruyère, yellow tomato, caramelized onion aioli, with black pepper fries or market greens  26.
sub gluten-free bun  +3.
faroe island salmon a la plancha (gf)
quinoa, wilted pea greens, chermoula  30.

Saturday & Sunday Brunch

yogurt parfait (v, gf)
berries, chia pudding, sunflower seed granola  14.
egg sandwich
benton’s ham, ny state cheddar, brioche bun, mixed greens salad  17.
sub gluten-free bun  +3.
dulce de leche french toast (v)
challah, blueberries, whipped cream, vanilla maple syrup  22.
frittata (v, gf)
english pea, asparagus, fava bean, potato cheddar hash  19.
smoked salmon & avocado toast
poached egg, cucumber, radish, chili crisp, country bread  26.

Sprouts’ Menu, 12 and under

chicken fingers
choice of fries, salad, or fruit cup  14.
cheese flatbread pizza (v)
choice of fries, salad, or fruit cup  14.
seared salmon (gf)
broccoli, jasmine rice  15.

Dessert

orange upside-down olive oil cake (v)
whipped mascarpone  14.
caramelia chocolate tart (v)
milk chocolate chantilly, cocoa nibs  14.
common meadows vegan gelato (vg, gf)
(choice of one): tri-star strawberry, miyazaki lychee, or shimanto ginger  14.

Beverages

  • apple juice  5.25
  • lemonade  6.25
  • starry lemon lime  5.25
  • pepsi, diet pepsi  5.25
  • hot coffee  4.5
  • iced coffee or iced black tea  4.5
  • loose leaf tea  6.
    choice of ceylon & india, sencha green, peppermint, chamomile, or earl grey

Menu subject to change.

Wine, Beer, Cocktails & Mocktails

Sparkling Wine

bortolotti prosecco, valdobbiadene, italy
glass 13.  bottle 39.
cowboys & angels brut rosé prosecco, veneto, italy
glass 12.  bottle 36.
domaine christophe mittnacht crémant rosé extra brut, alsace, france
glass 17.  bottle 51.

White Wine

jermann pinot grigio 2022, venezia giulia, italy
glass 20.  bottle 60.
ravines dry riesling 2017, finger lakes, new york
glass 14.  bottle 42.
banshee chardonnay 2021, sonoma coast, california
glass 15.  bottle 45.

Red Wine

johanneshof reinisch pinot noir 2021, niederosterreich, austria
glass 16.  bottle 48.
dashe cellars zinfandel 2016, niederosterreich, austria
glass 16.  bottle 48.
oneabay cabernet franc 2021, long island, new york
glass 16.  bottle 48.

Rosé

whispering angel grenache, cinsault blend 2021, provence, france
glass 18.  bottle 54.
montecastrillo rosado tempranillo 2022, ribera del duero, spain
glass 11.  bottle 33.

Beer

  • coney island pilsner 9.
  • brooklyn lager 9.
  • hitachino nest yuzu lager 10.
  • sloop brewing juice bomb ipa 9.

Cocktails

chai white russian
vodka, spiced chai, cream, cinnamon  15.
the brooklyn punch
rum, pineapple, almond liquor, lime  15.

Mocktails

flower spritz
lemon, flower syrup, elderflower tonic 11.
sunshine spritz
hibiscus, orange blossom, lime, 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 pizzas, sandwiches, empanadas, salads, snacks, and beverages.

Hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m. until 30 minutes before closing

Canteen Menu

(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan (gf) gluten free (gfo) gluten-free option

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.

Pizza

featuring brooklyn-based di fara pizzeria

pepperoni
| 8.
cheese (v)
| 7.
Add roasted mushrooms & vidalia onions +3.
Add extra mozzarella +3.

Salads

kale caesar
shredded kale and romaine, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, caesar dressing   13.
with chicken  15.
grain & market greens bowl (vg, gf)
black eyed peas, pineapple, quinoa, moringa ginger vinaigrette  16.
with chicken  18.

Sandwiches

turkey melt
roast turkey, havarti dill, olive tapenade, soft baguette  17.
grilled eggplant panini (v)
fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, chermoula, focaccia  16.
italian meats
salami, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, tomato, semolina hero  18.
vegan wrap (vg, gfo)
portobello, zucchini, arugula, oven-dried tomato, hummus  15.
with gluten-free wrap  16.50
all-beef hot dog
martin’s potato bun  8.

Empanadas

featuring new york–based nuchas, served with salsa roja

spinach, mushroom, and mozzarella
  8.
adobo chicken
  8.

Snacks

  • seasonal fruit cup (vg, gf) 8.25
  • veggie box with carrot hummus (vg, gf) 12.
  • warm pretzel with spicy mustard (vg) 7.
  • hal’s new york kettle chips (v, gf) 3.25
  • hal’s new york popcorn (v, gf) 3.25

Sweet Treats

  • chocolate chip cookie (v) 2.
    pack of 3 cookies 5.5
  • ice cream bar (v) 7.
  • la newyorkina ice pops (vg, gf) 8.
  • Beverages

    • coffee 4.5
    • hot tea 4
    • iced tea 4.25
    • iced coffee 4.5
    • lemonade 6.25
    • soda 5.25
    • slushy 7.5
    • bottled water 4.5
    • beer 9.
    • wine, sake 12.
    • frosé 12.
    • bottled cocktail 15.

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.

Hours

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

  • coffee 4.5
  • cappuccino 6.
  • espresso 4.85
  • americano 4.85
  • macchiato 5.25
  • café au lait 4.85
  • latte 6.
  • seasonal latte 6.5
  • mocha 6.5
  • matcha latte 6.5
  • hot tea 4.
  • hot chai 5.25
  • hot chocolate 6.

Iced Beverages

  • iced coffee 4.5
  • iced latte 6.
  • iced matcha 6.5
  • iced chai 5.25
  • iced tea 4.25

Bottled Beverages

  • lemonade 6.25
  • beer 9.
  • wine, sake 12.
  • bottled cocktail 15.
  • bottled water 4.5
  • boylan’s soda 5.5

Menu subject to change.

Lunches

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

soup of the day  10.
chef’s choice
fruit cup (vg, gf)  8.25
seasonal selections
kale caesar salad   13.
shredded kale and romaine, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, caesar dressing
add chicken +2
grain & market greens bowl (vg, gf)  16.
black eyed peas, pineapple, quinoa, moringa ginger vinaigrette
add chicken +2
turkey sandwich  17.
roast turkey, havarti dill, olive tapenade, soft baguette
italian meats  18.
salami, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, tomato, semolina hero
vegan wrap (vg)  15.
portobello, zucchini, arugula, oven-dried tomato, hummus

Menu subject to change.

Snacks

(v) vegetarian (vg) vegan

Baked Goods

  • plain croissant (v) 5.
  • chocolate croissant (v) 6.
  • ricotta croissant (v) 5.25
  • muffin (v) 5.50
  • cinnamon roll (v) 5.50
  • danish (v) 4.25
  • scone (v) 5.25

Plus additional assorted treats. Menu subject to change.

Image, top of page: staff illustration