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Dining & Lodging

Dining at Symphony Hall

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 are sure to fulfill your desire for an unforgettable evening out.
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  • Dining Options (Pre-Concert Meals, Prelude, and Symphony Cafe) are closed until the BSO concert season starts in Fall 2022. Explore Pops dining options.

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 coatroom) and on the landing outside the Cabot-Cahners Room between the two bars, the Refreshment Centers serve hot beverages and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as assorted mini sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and snacks.

Cabot-Cahners and O’Block/Kay Bars

The bars in the O’Block/Kay and Cabot-Cahners Rooms offer a full complement of beverages. Visit the Champagne Bar, located outside the O'Block/Kay Room, for champagne by the glass, brandy, 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.

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
(617) 638-9242

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