Newly Refurbished Weill Café, in Carnegie Hall, Will Offer Pre-Concert Dining Starting Tonight

Image: Weill Café at Carnegie Hall

Tonight the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of its musical director Franz Welser-Möst will be taking the stage at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. But prior to that another debut of a more gastronomical nature will be taking place in the Hall’s spiffy new Weill Café. Starting at 6 p.m., the restaurant will be serving dinner to concert-goers who opt for the three-course, $139 prix fixe.

The menu, which includes tax, tip, and unlimited beverages, will vary. Tonight’s premiere performance, which is typical, will open with an amuse bouche of mini potato latke, smoked salmon, crème fraîche, and American sturgeon caviar, followed perhaps by shrimp and citrus beet carpaccio, followed in turn by a glazed beef short rib. Desserts, listed as “tapas,” will feature possibilities like gingerbread cake bites with cream cheese frosting or gilded chocolate lava cake bites served warm.

Note that the pre-concert service is available only to ticket holders. The restaurant is however open to the public for breakfast, lunch, and coffee.

Weill Café at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, 212-424-2032.