154 West 57th Street, NY, NY. 10019

Phone Number

(212) 424 - 2032

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Weill Cafe at Carnegie Hall


The Weill Cafe at Carnegie Hall is located at 154 West 57th Street, NY, NY.
If entering at this address, there is a flight of stairs to access the cafe.
If you need/want an accessible route, enter through the Main Box Office Lobby to the west.
There are smooth parquet floors, and ample space between tables.
One orders at the counter and the food is brought to your table.
There are two, large, accessible, single-occupancy restrooms in the Cafe.
One does not need a ticket to a performance to eat here.
Breakfast and lunch are served from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
If you are going to a performance, you can easily get to the Parquet level of Stern Auditorium
without going outside.


    Attraction Type:  dining
    Number of accessible spaces:  *
    Location of accessible spaces:  **
    Surface of lot:  ***
    Distance to venue:  ****
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  na
    Places to rest:  none outside of the cafe
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk in front of the venue
    Location of accessible entrance:  through the westernmost set of double doors of the Main Box Office
    Doors:  no doors immediately at the entrance
    Number of floors:  one
    Elevators:  no
    Ramps:  ramp from Parquet Level of Stern Auditorium
    Steps and staircases:  one flight of steps if entering directly from the street
    Width of aisles:  ample space throughout
    Places to sit:  tables (both high and low) and chairs
    Location of restrooms:  Located on the perimeter of the Cafe
    Type of restroom:  large, accessible, single-occupancy
    Ease of entry and exit:  ok
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  coffee bar, breakfast, lunch
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and helpful
    Notes:  *, **, ***, **** Since there is no dedicated parking garage or lot, parking must be found on the street (quite difficult) or in one of the nearby garages.

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The Weill Cafe at Carnegie Hall has always been a lovely place to get a snack or drink during intermission at a performance. Now you don’t need a ticket to take advantage of this lovely venue. From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, anyone can enjoy this cafe, espresso bar for delicious pastries, soups, salads, quiches, sandwiches, drinks and coffee. The Parisian inspired bakery display features items from local artisans and house-made pastries. From coffee and a pastry to a fuller breakfast and lunch, everyone is welcome.

The Cafe is accessed through the Weill Recital Hall lobby next to 154 West 57th Street. There is a flight of steps up from here. If you need or want an accessible route, you can enter through the westernmost set of double doors of Carnegie Hall’s main Box Office Lobby on 57th Street.

We were headed to a 3:00 pm, Open Working Rehearsal of the NY Pops on this Friday afternoon. I had read that the Cafe had recently opened to the public. So we decided to give it a try. What a great choice!

The decor is beautiful, reminiscent of the Gilded Age – like Carnegie Hall itself. Chandeliers, parquet floors, comfortable upholstered chairs give it European flair. There is ample space between tables. 

You order at the counter and your food is delivered to your table. One of the really nice touches is that the water dispense has both chilled and “ambient” water, and sparking water as well. 

There is a wide variety of items available. My better half had a mouth-watering pastrami sandwich.  My first choice item was “sold out” but the bagel with salmon, cucumber, tomato and dill was exceptional. Both items came with wonderful side salads. 

As if that weren’t enough, we never had to go back outside to the performance. Our tickets were scanned as we ate and we were able to go directly to our seats. Absolutely perfect!

Almost forgot, there are two, very large, accessible restrooms right here.

This was a wonderful experience that we would recommend to anyone, even if you aren’t going to a performance.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website,, to “know before you go.



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