Dining & Shopping

Avery Fisher Hall

Lincoln Center Kitchen
A classic all-American restaurant conceived by Chef/Innovator Ed Brown. This accessible restaurant is New York City-born and raised, embracing the landmark culinary traditions of the city. The cuisine celebrates timeless American cooking with a focus on regional flavors and global inspirations. Highest quality ingredients, simple preparations and emphasis on seasonal, local and sustainable sourcing are the hallmarks of this all-American menu.

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday, 5:00pm–11:00pm
Lunch: Friday and Saturday, 11:00am–2:00pm when there is a matinee
Closed Sunday & Monday

Call 212.874.7000 or visit opentable.com for reservations.

Learn more at LincolnCenterKitchen.com

Espresso Bar
This casual and stylish espresso bar serves a wide variety of Illy Coffee espresso and coffee based drinks as well as sandwiches, salads, pastries and desserts. The mix of communal and lounge seating allows for comfortable areas for patrons to sit, chat and enjoy their refreshments.

Open daily on performance days.

Intermission Express Refreshment Service
Avery Fisher Hall features full-service bars with cocktails, wine, beer, coffee, sandwiches and snacks in the Promenade lobby.

Open 1 hour before showtime through intermission nightly and during matinees.

Avoid waiting in line by filling out the Express Intermission Service form.

Print and give the completed form with your cash payment to a bartender at any intermission bar in Avery Fisher Hall. At intermission, return to the bar and skip the line to pick up your snacks and drinks!

Alice Tully Hall

American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson
American Table Cafe and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson is a 75-seat eatery in Alice Tully Hall. In collaboration with Restaurant Associates, Samuelsson’s team serves a varied American menu with a global twist, as dishes are influenced by the cuisines of Mexico, Ethiopia, and other places around the world. The cafe is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and mixologist Eben Klemm is in charge of the diverse cocktail list.

The café is open 7 days a week, unless closed for special events.
Sunday–Thursday 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am–10:00 pm

For updated schedule information, visit the American Table website.

David Rubenstein Atrium


The David Rubenstein Atrium houses the first Upper West Side outpost of ’wichcraft, overseen by the chef/owner of the Craft family of restaurants, Tom Colicchio. Open daily, ’wichcraft offers breakfast items, sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastries made from scratch every day. The restaurant also features a full bar of reasonably priced wine, beer, and cocktails that are served along with a selection of small plates in the evening. ’wichcraft welcomes guests to enjoy food and drinks before and after a show, or anytime they’re in the neighborhood and want to experience Lincoln Center’s new public space.

Friends of Lincoln Center receive a free glass of house wine, draft beer, or coffee drink with any food purchase upon presenting a member card (valid at all ’wichcraft locations). Click here to become a Friend.

Open during the same hours as the David Rubenstein Atrium:
Monday–Friday 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Saturday–Sunday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
On Broadway at 62nd Street

Enjoy ’wichcraft for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Full menus available at wichcraft.com

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

indie food and wine
indie food and wine, located in the Film Society of Lincoln Center's new landmark Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center is restaurant and café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provides concessions for the film center. indie's warm and artistic environment offers quick and friendly service and food to stay or to go, made with quality and simple ingredients. Table-service dining starts at 5:00 pm each day and is a casual, affordable alternative in an otherwise upscale area.

Open from 8:00 am–10:00 pm Monday, 8:00 am–midnight Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 am–midnight Saturday, 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sunday.

Learn more at indiefoodandwine.com, please contact Jessica at [email protected] with any questions regarding catering and events.


Lincoln combines high-concept design with the impeccable contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. Designed by the architectural firm of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, Lincoln's unique design features glass curtain walls, a signature sloping lawn roof and a spectacular view of the reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture. The restaurant's environment is both comfortable and refined—with an open kitchen, bar, lounge, two dining rooms and private dining accommodations.

Chef Benno's cuisine emphasizes superior ingredients treated simply and with impeccable technique. Dishes are contemporary, but respectful of the regional Italian tradition.

Lincoln is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday, and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. It is open for dinner seven days a week. It can be accessed at street level on 65th Street or via Hearst Plaza.

For reservations please call 212.359.6500
Learn more at lincolnristorante.com

Lincoln Center Theater

The Claire Tow Theater Bar and Terrace

Opens to Claire Tow Theater ticketholders one hour before curtain and stays open after. Offering drinks and light fare curated from local artisans.

Drinks and snacks are available at the concessions bar in each lobby.

For the current Claire Tow Theater bar menu visit lct.org

Metropolitan Opera House

The Grand Tier Restaurant
Available to all Lincoln Center ticket holders.

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner and intermission services. Also serving lunch for Saturday matinees. Features contemporary American cuisine while the Revlon Bar offers sushi, paninis, crostinis and a full service bar. Both are now open two hours prior to curtain.
Pre-ordered intermission dining available.

Reservations suggested: 212.799.3400.

Visit www.grandtierny.com for more information.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center has opened a ‘wichcraft cafe featuring drinks, sandwiches and its signature cookies.

Open Monday and Thursday noon–8:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday noon–6:00 pm
Located on the first floor


For full-service catering and event planning at Lincoln Center, contact:
Kara Wilson, Director of Catering, 212.875.5817

Dining in the Lincoln Center Neighborhood

The area that surrounds our campus is home to many of the city's finest restaurants. With so many wonderful options, it can be a challenge to choose the right place to dine before a performance.

To make this process easier we invite you to dine at restaurants that are members of the Lincoln Center Conservancy. These restaurants are part of a growing group of business committed to supporting Lincoln Center. To view a full list of Conservancy restaurants please go to the Lincoln Center Conservancy page.

Also be sure to visit the Lincoln Square Business Improvement Districts’ Web site for further options.

Once you’ve selected your restaurant, make reservations online by visiting OpenTable: NYC Restaurants.

Shopping at Lincoln Center

For books published in partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. visit the Lincoln Center Books section of our website.

Go to our Collectible Posters & Prints page to buy original artwork created for Lincoln Center events and series. And check out our Calendar of Events for program information and to get your tickets today.

Juilliard Bookstore

Located at 144 West 66th Street
Open Monday–Saturday from 10:00 am–6:00 pm; Sunday noon—5:00 pm.


Lincoln Center Theater Shop

Selling theater merchandise including posters, CDs, etc. of current production.

Located in the main lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Open from one hour before curtain to conclusion of performance.

Metropolitan Opera Shop

The Met Opera Shop is located in the north lobby of the opera house.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am–one-half hour after last intermission and Sundays from noon–6:00 pm.
Phone: 212.580.4090


New York City Ballet Gift Shop

Located on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, the gift shop is open during the season of the New York City Ballet.
Open 30 minutes before the performance begins, during all intermissions, and 30 minutes after the end of full-length ballets.


New York Philharmonic Gift Kiosk

New York Philharmonic and classical music related gifts and CDs, including an extensive collection of children's books related to music for all ages as well as ladies' and men's personal accessories.

Located in the Grand Promenade during New York Philharmonic concerts.
Open 30 minutes prior to each concert through intermission, and 15–30 minutes after daytime performances.
Phone: 212.875.5437


Vera List Art Project at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center houses an outstanding public art collection of modern masterworks. Its celebrated Vera List Art Project commissions primarily limited-edition prints as well as posters for sale to the public. A selection of prints is on view in the art gallery in Avery Fisher Hall's lower lobby. Patrons are encouraged to visit during showtimes, or by appointment. Appointments can be made by phone 212.875.5061 or by e-mail: [email protected]