Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Carnegie Museums to Get New Cafe with Menu by James Beard Semi-Finalist

Rendering: The Cafe Carnegie, viewed from the museum lobby

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh announces plans to create The Café Carnegie, a new restaurant at its Oakland campus. Dramatic contemporary design and a menu by James Beard semi-finalist Sonja Finn will make The Café Carnegie a centerpiece of the dynamic intersection of Forbes and Craig Avenues.

Located just off the Forbes Avenue museum plaza, The Café Carnegie will serve the community as well as visitors to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. Opening in late-fall 2016, it will replace the current Carnegie Café, which closes for construction on September 26. Fossil Fuels, a walk-up café located on the ground floor of the Oakland campus, will continue offering a full menu of fresh, affordable, family-friendly fare.

The new restaurant will feature a comfortable, full-service dining area, and a new walk-up espresso and wine bar for a relaxing break on a museum visit. The bar will be open during all museum hours, while the dining room will serve lunch, weekend brunch, and light bites on Thursday evenings when the museums are open until 8 p.m.

The Café Carnegie menu will bring Chef Sonja Finn’s acclaimed approachable cooking to Pittsburgh’s favorite museums. As with her popular East Liberty restaurant, Dinette, The Café Carnegie will serve the best produce, meat, and seafood, responsibly sourced and simply prepared, and is sure to become a destination for dining in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will announce The Café Carnegie’s first seasonal menu and opening dates as work progresses—please stay tuned!

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The museums reach more than 1.4 million people a year through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

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