A public garden & cultural center

The Café

Afternoon Tea, Tuesday thru Friday

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Tuesday thru Sunday, 10AM–4PM

The Café at Wave Hill offers visitors a wide selection of local and artisanal offerings in historic Wave Hill House, a former Hudson River mansion. Enjoy sweeping views of the majestic Hudson River and Palisades as you dine in The Café or outside on the Kate French Terrace. 

Much of the seasonal produce and ingredients featured in The Café is sourced from Katchkie Farm, Great Performances’ 60-acre, organic farm in Kinderhook, NY.  

The Café offers a fresh menu with new, farm-to-table organic salads and hot entrees. This follows the kind of food choices our visitors have told us they want to see in The Café: The vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options have expanded, and we offer kosher sandwiches and salads May through August. Kosher snacks and beverages are available throughout the year.

Menu orders are taken at the register, and are prepared in the kitchen and brought to you. Counter space in The Café is devoted to beverages, desserts and snacks. This reduces congestion and makes for shorter lines in the checkout area. As always, the menu changes each spring, summer and fall.

Early next spring, visitors can expect another wave of improvements in The Café as we roll out a coffee station and make adjustments―so please let us know how you like the changes. 

Afternoon Tea

We invite you to discover New York’s newest destination for Afternoon Tea.  The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, will change seasonally and include an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. High Tea includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

You can enjoy Afternoon Tea in The Cafe or on Wave Hill House's Kate French Terrace. This dining experience will leave you feeling relaxed and satiated. Join us for this timeless and luxurious tradition after a walk through Wave Hill's stunning gardens.

Afternoon Tea is served Tuesday through Friday from April through November, with seatings at 2PM and 2:30PM. A pre-concert tea is served at noon prior to each concert in Armor Hall. Holiday Tea will be served December 26 through December 29.

Reservations for tea are required and can be made by contacting Nathalie Saldana, Cafe Manager, at nathalie.saldana@greatperformances.com. There is a two-person minimum.

Tea Service is $26 and High Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive a 10% discount.