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Café NOMA by Ralph Brennan has undergone a thoughtful evolution that links its offerings to the museum’s art collections and the city’s culinary traditions. Led by culinary curator, Executive Chef Chris Montero, the menu is seasonal, artisanal, and local as ever, with Big Salads, savory Flatbreads, colorful Market Bowls, Paninis, Sandwiches and specialty Fries focused on the flavors of New Orleans’ extensive culture. Premium hot beverages, beers and wines, and cocktails, like the Café NOMA Lemonade, offer refreshing sustenance to suit every mood and time of day.

Blurring the lines between refreshment retreat and gallery space, Café NOMA features a dramatic installation of colorful and distinctly shaped vessels for food and drink from the museum's decorative arts collection which showcases the rich variety of design and artistry of global food and beverage traditions over time – and the ongoing importance of such traditions in the city of New Orleans.

The café, named ‘One of America’s Best Museum Restaurants’ by Travel + Leisure opens onto the newly renovated Dathel and Tommy Coleman Courtyard and Lapis Center for the Arts. The three beautifully integrated spaces are the perfect venue for your next Gala reception, dinner, or business meeting.

Cafe admission is free every day via the front desk at NOMA – just request a sticker. Street Parking is available around the New Orleans Museum of Art

1 Collins Diboll Cir,
New Orleans, LA 70124

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Wednesdays, 11 AM - 7 PM

Special Upcoming Hours: Wednesday, March 13 - Happy Hour will be unavailable / Cafe will close at 4 pm.

Ralph and Chef Chris

About NOMA

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans' oldest fine arts institution, opened on December 16, 1911, with only 9 works of art. Today, the museum hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. Ralph Brenna's Café NOMA, located inside these historic walls, is a proud partner of NOMA in continuing it's legacy of rich history and culture in New Orleans. For more information on NOMA, please visit


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