Dining at Symphony Hall for Pops Performances

Dine at Symphony Hall
Enjoy dining at Symphony Hall before or during Pops Performances!
Whether you’re in the mood to sit-down and dine during the concert or a quick bite before the show, Symphony Hall has many dining options.


The Symphony Café will be open New Years Eve
Call 617-638-9328 for Reservations

Normally closed for the Pops season, the Symphony Café will open at 7:30PM prior to the December 31 performance at Symphony Hall! The price will be $80 including tax and a gratuity of 18% is added to your bill.

All orders must be placed 72 hours prior to performance date. Please contact Boston Gourmet at (617) 638-9328 for phone orders or questions. Please call 617-638-9328 for reservations.

Download the Café Buffet Menu for New Years Eve (PDF)


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.

2018-19 Pre-Concert Meal Options (PDF)

Order Online / More Information 


The Pops Kitchen
Enjoy dining during the concert

Patrons seated at tables (on the orchestra level of Symphony Hall) for a Boston Pops concert may order from the Pops menu and enjoy dining during the concert. 
The Pops Kitchen offers a varied menu of appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages, including beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Download 2018 Concert Menu (PDF)

Download Kids Concert Menu - Available for Kids Matinees (PDF)

To expedite your order, we ask your cooperation in filling out the order form that will be at your table as soon as possible before the concert begins. Please note there is no service during solo artist's performance. You may also order in advance by calling Boston Gourmet at (617) 638-9328.

Please Note: No food or beverage (except for water) is permitted in balcony seats.


Refreshment Centers
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. All bars accept credit cards and are open prior to and during all Pops concerts except the Youth and Family Concert series.


Gourmet Caterers
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.

Stephen Ponchak
Director of Catering
Boston Gourmet
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
phone: 617.638.9242
email:stephenp@gourmetcaterers.com
website: www.gourmetcaterers.com