Bringing the exceptional new food of renowned STARR restaurants such as Buddakan, Upland, and Morimoto to The New York Botanical Garden, STARR's innovative approach to the culinary experience provides a range of dining options for NYBG visitors and private events.

The Pine Tree Café

Enjoy first-class culinary creations amid one of the Garden's arboreal wonders: a world-renowned collection of rare and unusual pines from Asia, Europe, and North America that features century-old specimens nearly 100 feet tall. The family-friendly menu ranges from artisanal panini, Neapolitan-style pizza, and signature salads to sweet treats and snacks.


Hudson Garden Grill

Nestled within the idyllic setting of the 40-acre Ross Conifer Arboretum, Hudson Garden Grill is the first full-service dining destination to open on the grounds of The New York Botanical Garden. This STARR Events restaurant, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Julian Alonzo, spotlights the innovative flavors of New American cuisine as inspired by locally sourced, ethically produced ingredients from Hudson Valley farms and other regional producers.

Providing an intimate sit-down dining space for NYBG visitors and the general public, the picturesque establishment offers a true Garden experience, bringing a sense of natural beauty, refinement, and seasonality to each aspect of its culinary offerings and construction. The space is defined by accents of steel and oxidized copper that contrast with the whitewashed, rough-sawn red oak paneling reclaimed from Garden trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. Each element complements the original architecture at its heart. Low banquet seating, an expansive walnut-topped bar, and an open kitchen designed for exhibition cooking represent the vision of Bentel & Bentel, the award-winning architectural firm behind the restaurant's design.

Hours of Operation (through February 24): Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  |  646.627.7711  |  hudson.gardengrill@starr-restaurant.com

Winter Prix Fixe Menu  |  Winter Seasonal Offerings

Parking is $15 (free two-hour parking available from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. weekdays for those dining only).


FRIDA KAHLO-inspired Dining

Enjoy Mexican food and drink inspired by Kahlo's own recipes. Stop by the Pine Tree Café for Mexican flatbreads, crisp and spicy salads, sweet aguas frescas, and other specialty snacks. The newly opened Hudson Garden Grill will offer a leisurely dining experience with a prix fixe menu influenced by the exhibit. And the Leon Levy Visitor Center will come alive with La Cantina featuring cervezas, margaritas, Mexican snacks, and more. La Casa Azul Taco Truck will also be serving delicious Mexican fare.

La Casa Azul Taco Truck menu  |  Pine Tree Café menu  |  Hudson Garden Grill menu


Pine Tree Café • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (8 p.m. Saturdays from September 12–October 31)

Hudson Garden Grill • 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; last reservation at 5:45 p.m. (8 p.m. Saturdays from September 12–October 31)

La Cantina • 11 a.m.–6 p.m. (8 p.m. Saturdays from September 12–October 31); also open during Frida al Fresco evenings

La Caza Azul Taco Truck • Weekdays; 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Weekends; 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
(8 p.m. Saturdays from September 12–October 31); also open during Frida al Fresco evenings

Advance reservations for Hudson Garden Grill are recommended
(Last reservation for evening events is at 5:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted)


FRIDA KAHLO Prix Fixe Menu


Sopa de Tortilla
tomato chicken broth, guajillo chili, avocado, crema, queso fresco, cilantro
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"Huerta" Vegan Tostada
jicama, pickled red onion, cilantro, avocado, salsa molcajete, sesame seeds


"Veracruzano" Red Snapper
tomatoes, bell peppers, capers, olives and chili, cilantro rice
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Chile Relleno
Oaxaca cheese stuffed poblano chile, tomato guajillo broth, Mexican rice, refried beans


"Teotihuacan" Mexican Churros
cajeta and whipped cream
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Bellas Artes
tres leches cake with rompope