On-Grounds Dining

Information related to on grounds and area restaurants and food service
Daily Farmers Market
Located next to the Main Gate Welcome Center. The market features vendors displaying farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, prepared foods, fresh gladiolas and more! Monday-Saturday 7-11am (Summer Season Only)
Fine Dining at the Heirloom Restaurant @ Athenaeum Hotel
Sit down, relax and enjoy delightful cuisine prepared by Chef Ed Work and team at the Heirloom Restaurant. Call 716-357-5005 for reservations. Or click on the link below to make a reservation online.
La Familia
Located in the St. Elmo Phone: 716.357.2002 Open for lunch and dinner. La Familia Restaurant believes in Family, Food, and Farms. Local family farms provide the freshest ingredients that pair with a menu focused on fresh seafood from companies dedicated to the sustainability of our oceans. This allows us to achieve the upscale dining experience that will keep people coming back to be a part of La Familia for years to come. Open daily for lunch, dinner and snacks. Full bar. 11:30 am -8:30 pm
Brickwalk Cafe Grab-N-Go + Ice Cream
Salads, wraps, sandwiches, and snacks are available at the Brick Walk Cafe on Bestor Plaza daily for that quick bite to eat. Full menu also available for order daily. Check out the daily special on the chalkboard outside.
Food for Thought -- Fresh, Clean Food
Download full menu (see "file" below) of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and dinners. Order dinners in advance for pick-up. Fresh baked breads and baked goods, Perry's Ice cream, gourmet coffee, smoothies, and a delightful assortment of hostess and home goods. Visit us on the ground level of the St. Elmo on Bestor Plaza. Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily during the summer season.
2 Ames
Located at 2 Ames Avenue, at the corner of Bestor Plaza. Enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning and baked goods starting at 8am. Thereafter, breakfast will be served from 9-1. Dinner starts at 5pm and drinks are available after the concert until 11pm. We look forward to serving you!
2020 Themes and Programming
Review the themes and programming for the 2020 Summer Assembly Season at Chautauqua here www.chq.org/2020 or click on the "INFO" button below. It won't be Chautauqua without you.
Pier Club Cookies
Located next to Childrens Beach, come buy some yummy huge college club cookies after 6pm M-F. They are $2 each
Tally Ho Restaurant
Located at 16 Morris Avenue, just steps from Bestor Plaza, the Tally Ho offers breakfast and dinner daily during the summer season. Dine in the full-service dining room or order take out for home or a picnic. Themed dinner options which range from German (try our homemade spaetzle!), Italian, and everything in between. Call for reservations (954) 920-2088.
Bestor Fresh Market -- Tuesdays 9 am- 1pm
Located on Bestor Plaza, along Pratt Ave., local farmers sell fresh vegetables, locally sourced meats, eggs and other staples accessible on Bestor Plaza each Tuesday of the summer season, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Photo Credit == The Chautauquan
Ice Cream!!
Ice cream is available at three locations on Bestor Plaza: Brickwalk Cafe and Food for Thought (ground level, St. Elmo) offer hand-dipped Perry's Ice Cream and the Plaza Market in the Colonnade offers a variety of ice cream bars, pints and popsicles.
Afterwords Cafe
Located on Bestor Plaza, above the bookstore, we are open year-round for lunch and early dinner, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (See the menu attached.) Summer Assembly Season Hours are Sunday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. The Afterwords Café offers fine private roast coffee, pastries, bagels, fresh fruit and paninis made with hearty breads and ingredients including fresh eggs, smoked salmon and local produce. Midday gives way to an array of fresh salads, traditional and gourmet style sandwiches, quiche, numerous soup choices and desserts.

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