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NYC’s Carnegie Hall debuts Weill Café and daytime coffee bar

Famed concert hall this month opens two new offerings for visitor dining

Carnegie Hall, the legendary concert hall, this month is opening the Weill Café, operated by Constellation Culinary Group, and a daytime coffee bar, the venue said Thursday.

The New York City venue, founded in 1891, said it will open the historic space on Jan. 22 for the first time for a neighborhood espresso bar and all-day café. In addition, on select evenings, a new pre-concert dining experience will be offered to ticketholders.

Weill Café will be open from 10 a.m. EST to 3 p.m EST Monday to Friday, featuring a rose-hued Gilded Age décor. It will offer espresso drinks, pastries, fresh juices, and a diverse menu of seasonal soups, salads, quiches, sandwiches, and sweets.

Weill Café's all-day menu boasts a morning bakery counter with scones, croissants, bagels, muffins, and breakfast pastries all served with butter, preserves, and honey. For a heartier experience, a full-service breakfast and lunch menu will feature quiche, avocado toast, soups, salads, sandwiches, and an array of snacks.

On select evenings beginning on Saturday, Jan. 20, Carnegie Hall will also introduce pre-concert dining at Weill Café for ticketholders.

The pre-concert dining will be under the culinary direction of Derek Prough, executive chef, and includes seated hors d’oeuvres, followed by starters, a plated meal, and concludes with a dessert. The menu features goat cheese charcuterie, spring pea bisque and roasted rack of lamb.

Ticketholders can book reservations for pre-concert dining at Weill Café via Resy.

Weill Café is at 154 West 57th St., accessed through Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall lobby.

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