Cafe Leonelli and Le Jardinier are located in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art. Cafe Leonelli at Glassell School is in the Glassell School of Art. Convenient parking is available in the underground garage at 5101 Montrose Boulevard.

Cafe Leonelli at MFAH

Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine in a friendly and relaxed environment. Cafe Leonelli at MFAH serves breakfast, salads, hot food, focaccia, and sweets, Wednesday–Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. Thursday. MFAH members receive a discount on dine-in service.

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“A soaring, light-filled space. A suspended galaxy of a light installation. A stirring view ... and casual food that rises to the occasion.” —Houston Chronicle

Cafe Leonelli pickup and delivery available 7 days a week!
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Cafe Leonelli at Glassell School

This location of Cafe Leonelli is open Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a selection of coffees, focaccia, sweets, and more. Stop in to take a break, or pick up a treat when you’re on the go. MFAH members receive a discount.

Le Jardinier at MFAH

French for “the gardener,” Le Jardinier offers a refined culinary experience with dinner service Tuesday–Sunday; lunch Wednesday–Friday; and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Reduced-rate parking for Le Jardinier is $6. Parking for MFAH members is complimentary.
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Le Jardinier is nominated for “Restaurant of the Year” in CultureMap’s 2023 Tastemaker Awards.

“Le Jardinier is the best museum restaurant in Texas—and one of the best in the U.S.” —Texas Monthly

Flavors of the Islamic Worlds

The Culinary Canvas series at Le Jardinier continues with a Seasonal Expression menu inspired by the Museum’s New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds.

At Cafe Leonelli, to celebrate the new galleries and spring traditions across the Middle East and Asia, specially curated offerings are available—while supplies last.

Discover, Refresh, Savor, Reflect

There’s always something new to discover at Le Jardinier, Houston’s finest destination for contemporary French cuisine.

Refreshed by the food, inspired by the art—experience it all at Le Jardinier.


Savor the taste of celebration and indulge in the exquisite fare at Le Jardinier.

Seasonal menus, refined decor, and magnificent views reflect the rhythms of nature at Le Jardinier.