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Dine at the Taft Museum of Art’s Lindner Family Café

Join us under the garden tent to indulge in a refreshed menu with our gourmet lunch boxes, made fresh on-site daily! Our historic garden is an amazing spot to unwind and dine under the garden tent or on our patio with our artfully prepared meals, including delicious vegetarian and vegan options too. Inspired by our vision of a lavish summer picnic, what better way to enjoy the tranquil outdoor space at the Taft than with one of our delicious sandwiches or salads, a scrumptious dessert, and a glass of wine?  

Members enjoy a 10% discount.

Please Note: Service for the Lindner Family Café is walk-up and outdoors only with table spacing. Learn more about our health and safety protocols here. Reservations are not required but may be made for group bookings of 10 or more. Food and drinks may not be taken into our galleries or brought into the museum.

Questions? Contact us at 513-352-5140 or at

Brunch & Lite Bite Hours

Brunch Service: 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m. Brunch Service: 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m.
Light Bites: 2–3:30 p.m. Light Bites: 2–4:30 p.m.

Holiday Dining at the Café

Seasonal Parties

The Taft Museum of Art makes a fantastic venue for your personal holiday celebrations or company seasonal parties. We can accommodate up to 100 guests for cocktail parties and 50 for seated dinners. Enjoy fine food from the region’s top caterers, our full bar services, and added attractions you can only get at the Taft, such as access to our special exhibition In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft.

To start planning your seasonal party, contact our events team at or call (513) 352-5139. We have options for private events both during and outside of museum operating hours.


Group Lunches

We are now booking group lunches for the 2021 holiday season! For groups of 10 or more we offer a special two-course seasonal prix fixe menu. If you wish for your group to visit In a New Light during your visit, we can help you book admission to coordinate with your scheduled lunch reservation.

As a thank you to our members for bringing a group to the Taft Museum of Art to dine, your whole party will receive your 10 percent member’s discount as well as a special members-only amuse-bouche devised daily by our café team.

To find out more or to make your reservation, email or call our Guest Services team at (513) 352-5139. Group lunch reservations are available during café operating hours.

Special Dining Events at the Taft

For extra special dining opportunities, join us throughout the year for Afternoon Teas, Easter Brunch, and Mother’s Day Brunch or ask your server for information about hosting private or corporate lunches at the Taft.

We always offer options for special dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals. Please let your server know if you have a special dietary need so we can better serve you. One check is issued for parties of 8 or more with an automatic gratuity of 20% added. Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

SOLD OUT | Holiday Teas

Saturday, November 27, 2:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m.

Friday, December 10, 2:15 p.m. or 2:45 p.m.

Saturday, December 18, 2:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m.

Join us for our festive afternoon tea to complement your visit to see In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft. Enjoy a delicious assortment of sweets, homemade scones, savory bites, and petit fours alongside a fine selection of Churchill’s Teas. A harpist and seasonal table décor will add to your enjoyment. Price includes tax and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages are available for additional purchase.

Members always receive a 10 percent discount in our café and for our dining events. $50 adult, $25 child (13 & under)

Questions? Contact or call (513) 352-5139.

More to Savor with Our Neighbors

The Lindner Family Café has partnered with a restaurant in downtown Cincinnati to provide a unique and delicious dining experience that’s just next door to the Taft Museum of Art. The Lytle Park Hotel's restaurant, Subito, is offering 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages when you mention your visit to the Taft Museum of Art when making your reservation.

Indulge in Northern Italian Cuisine with an air of European sophistication and influence at Subito. Savor homemade pastas, scratch-made sauces and hand-selected, perfectly seared steaks, finished in our infrared broiler. Along with the freshest seafood, flown in daily from the ports, Subito offers brick oven pizzas, a raw bar and traditional antipasti. Enjoy fine Italian and American wines from the cellar or a libation made by one of the restaurant's talented mixologists. Order up premium hand-crafted cocktails and bourbons, as well as the best of the region's beverages, like negronis, bellinis and our own Lytle Park limoncello. Pair one of these amazing beverages with Chef McIntosh's selection of shareable plates.

Open for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. daily. View the menu.


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