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Dining at BAMcafé


BAMcafé is the place to go for drinks and varied light fare before performances and films.


Hours of Operation

BAMcafé opens 90 minutes before most evening performances in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. We offer varied light fare and bar service for pre-show dining.

For complete hours, check the calendar.

Enjoy drink specials during Happy Hours on select evenings from 6 to 8pm. BAM members receive a 10% discount.

Dining Menu Meatballs 2019
BAMcafé Pre-Theater Menu
BAMcafé Pre-Theater Menu
The BAMcafé, led by Brooklyn’s first Michelin Stared Chef Saul Bolton, is open 90 min prior to most evening performances in the Opera House. Our approach is simple, local and delicious. No reservations needed.
Concessions & Drinks
Concessions & Drinks
Concessions menu available pre-show and during intermission in the Harvey Theater and Opera House.
Food & Drink
Great Performances
Our food and drink is provided by Great Performances.

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Pre-order food and drinks 
Chef Saul Bolton

Saul Bolton began his career in Portland, Oregon, cooking at the Hawthorne Street Café, and later worked for James Beard Award-winning chefs Gordon Hamersley, David Bouley, and Eric Ripert. In 1999, Bolton and his wife opened his namesake Saul Restaurant in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, during which time they garnered a Michelin star and two stars from The New York Times. He later he opened The Vanderbilt and Red Gravy and is the owner of artisanal sausage company Brooklyn Bangers. Bolton joined the Great Performances family in 2015 with the opening of The Norm at the Brooklyn Museum.

In-theater cups 

In an effort to limit our waste at BAM, and in conjunction with other New York performance spaces, all beverages will be served exclusively in reusable, recyclable plastic cups. Please join us in lowering our carbon footprint while also helping to keep our beloved performances spaces as beautiful and tidy as ever.