On Grounds Dining

On Grounds Dining

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel

athenaeum-hotel.com 716.357.4444
Wine Menu (PDF) | Tapas Menu (PDF) | Dinner Menu (PDF) 
Breakfast Buffet: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Grand Buffet Luncheon: Noon-1:30 p.m.
A la Carte Lunch: Noon-1:30 p.m.
Tapas and Wine: 4:30-6 p.m., daily; 9–11 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays
Dinner: 5-9 p.m. 
Sunday Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Heirloom is a full-service restaurant that is available to hotel guests, Chautauqua visitors and guests coming from off the grounds for a great dining experience. Heirloom is open 7 days a week and is available and open to the public from June 21 through August 24.

All outside dining guests receive a complimentary gate pass and valet parking. A gate pass that has amphitheater access will have to be purchased if you plan on attending amphitheater entertainment.

Afterwords Café

Located on Bestor Plaza, above the bookstore.
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.

Brick Walk Cafe & Gazebo

Brick Walk Cafe Menu (PDF)
Daily | Deli & Grill: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday–Thursday | Gazebo: 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Ice-Cream: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Grab & Go: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday | Gazebo: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Ice-Cream: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Grab & Go: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Proudly Brewing Starbucks Coffee
Fast casual dining that includes daily light breakfast items, a variety of panini sandwiches, black angus burgers, Hebrew National hot dogs, comfort food, artisan pizza, fresh salads, daily dinner entrées and vegetarian and organic offerings influenced by local and nutritional ingredients. Counter service or Grab & Go.

Bellinger Hall

Located on Hedding | 716.357.6241
Breakfast | Daily: 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 
Lunch | Daily: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Dinner | Daily: 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Food-court-style dining offers a variety of foods at a very reasonable price. Similar to college dining halls, Bellinger Hall’s meals are all-inclusive and all-you-can-eat. Bellinger is a good place to stop and eat after a workout.

Café At Fowler-Kellogg Art Center

Located within the Fowler-Kellogg art complex.
Sunday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; Closed Saturday

Artistic contemporary. Salad, sandwiches and soup. Outdoor porch dining.

Chautauqua Farmers Market

Located next to the Main Gate Welcome Center
Monday–Saturday: 7 a.m. –11 p.m.

This market features vendors displaying farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh gladiolas and more!

Firemen’s Chicken BBQ

Opening Sunday: Located in Bestor Plaza; All other weeks located in the fire hall
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. until sold out (except for final Sunday)

“A Chautauqua Sunday Tradition” ½ roasted chicken, coleslaw and country-style roll

Food For Thought

Located in the St. Elmo | 716.357.2100 | Daily: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Food for Thought provides delicious, fresh-baked breads and pastries along with sandwiches and salads. Centrally located on Bestor Plaza, this air conditioned restaurant is a great place to grab ice cream, desserts, coffee, lattes, smoothies or iced beverages on your way to the lake or to a program. Food for Thought also has party trays available.

Hurlbut Church

Located on corner of Pratt & Scott | 716.357.4045
Lunch | Mon.–Fri.: 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Dinner | Thursday: 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Hurlbut features a sociable church fellowship atmosphere and can accommodate large groups. Lunches offer six selections: soup and sandwich, fruit platter, turkey salad, veggie wrap, soup and salad and the daily special. Thursday’s dinner is turkey with a wide variety of homemade desserts.

Hurlbut Lemonade Stand

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Serves coffee, sweet rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, drinks and pastries from Mayville. Stop by and be delighted!

La Familia 

Located in the St. Elmo Phone: 716.357.2002 

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. 

Monday–Thursday | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. / 4 p.m.–9 p.m. 
Friday–Saturday| 11 a.m.–3 p.m. / 4 p.m.–10 p.m. 
Sunday | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. / 4 p.m.–9 p.m. 


Thursdays: Noon–2 p.m.
SANDWICH is a new pop-up restaurant in Bestor Plaza that will present a sandwich influenced by a different region weekly. It will be open Weeks Four through Eight. Cash only please.

Stedman Corner at the Literary Arts Center

Weekdays: Noon - 2 p.m. (or until sold out)
"Brown Bag" upscale sandwiches

The Tally Ho Hotel & Restaurant

Located on Morris | 716.357.3325
Breakfast | Daily: 8 a.m.–10 a.m.
Dinner | Daily: 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Brunch | Sunday: Noon–2 p.m.

Tally Ho offers breakfast and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Sundays. Centrally located at the Tally Ho Hotel, the restaurant is just a step away from Bestor Plaza. A great place to sit down and enjoy a meal or take advantage of their delicious breakfast and dinner buffet, or takeout buffet — pay by the pound — before heading off to the Amphitheater.

Tasty Acre

*Bring Gate Pass | Located on Route 394 (outside the market gate) | 716.357.2232
Daily: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Tasty Acre dishes up traditional home cooking in a cozy setting. Breakfast fare includes omelets, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and fresh-baked goods. A variety of soups, salads and sandwiches including fresh roasted turkey sandwiches as well as other lunch favorites are available at reasonable prices. Dinner specials include fish fry, veggie lasagna and smothered chicken.