Dining at Symphony Hall for BSO Performances
Dine at Symphony Hall
Your Boston Symphony Orchestra Experience has reached new heights!
Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxed, sit-down dinner with friends or a quick bite before the show, Symphony Hall’s many dining options—from a sensational prix fixe menu to a buffet with seasonal entrees prepared by Boston Gourmet’s on-site chefs—are sure to fulfill your desire for an unforgettable evening out. And preordering boxed dinners and appetizers is made easy when you purchase your tickets.
Purchase a Pre-Concert Meal Ahead of Time
Pre-concert meals are now available for purchase for Boston Symphony Performances.
All orders must be placed 72 hours prior to the show performance.
Please note there are no pre-concert meals available for Casual Friday Performances.
Please Call 617-638-9328 for Reservations
Consider pre-concert dining at Symphony Café. Arrive early and relax over food and drink amidst the historic surroundings of Symphony Hall. Symphony Café offers a variety of dining options and is open from 5:30pm until concert time for all evening Boston Symphony concerts, and lunch from 11am prior to Friday-afternoon concerts. Please enter at the Cohen Wing on Huntington Avenue and head to Higginson South. Symphony Café is closed during the Pops season.
Indulge in a delicious 3-course plated meal, courtesy of our newest dining experience in Higginson Hall—Prelude. Our culinary team has developed a Prix Fixe Menu with elegant entrees and sensational flavors. Tables are available by reservation only, exclusively during Symphony season. Please enter at the Cohen Wing on Huntington Avenue and head to Higginson North.
Casual pre-concert and intermission appetizers and desserts are available at the Refreshment Centers. Located outside the O’Block/Kay Room (next to the coat room) and on the landing outside the Cabot-Cahners Room, the Refreshment Centers serve coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, mochaccino, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as assorted mini sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and snacks.
Cabot-Cahners & O’block/Kay Bars
The bars in the O’Block/Kay and Cabot-Cahners Rooms offer a full complement of beverages, including wine, beer, soda, liquor, and champagne splits. Celebrate an evening of world-class music at the Champagne Bar, located outside the O’Block/Kay Room, offering champagne by the glass, cognac, armagnac, and gourmet chocolates. All bars accept credit cards and are open prior to and during all BSO concerts except the Youth and Family Concert series.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is pleased to have Gourmet Caterers as the exclusive food service company for the BSO's two performance venues, Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.
Gourmet Caterers, founded in 1973 by Buddy Wiggins, Bob Wiggins and Joe DiCicco, is one of New England's largest and most respected privately owned and operated caterers. The company has a long-standing history with the BSO. Historically, the preferred caterer of Symphony Hall patrons, Gourmet has catered many high-profile fundraising and corporate events at Symphony Hall.