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Severance Hall Amenities

Pre-Performance and Intermission Fare
Severance Hall offers wine, beer, cocktails, other beverages, desserts, and light refreshments at bars in Smith Lobby on the street level, in the Grand Foyer, and in the Dress Circle Lobby.

New! Opus Café
Located in the Lerner Lobby, the Opus Café is the perfect place to meet friends before and after the concert. The Cafe offers a full selection of wine and beer, as well as lighter food options. The Café will be open before and after evening concerts. 

Severance Restaurant
Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting.  The restaurant is perfect for a quick bite before the concert, a leisurely dinner, post-concert dessert and drinks, or even a custom-catered reception for a special event.  Severance Restaurant opens three hours before each concert and serves for all Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and Cleveland Pops Orchestra concerts.

The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard, overlooking Wade Lagoon and the Fine Arts Garden. Dining is also available seasonally on the Boulevard Terrace.

Check back later for our fall menu!

Reservations are advised.

For Severance Restaurant reservations, 
please call 216-231-7373 anytime,
or reserve online:

Click here to reserve your table



Prepared Picnics

New this year: purchase a gourmet picnic basket or boxed lunch ahead of time! Picnics are packed in a reusable tote bag with environmentally friendly compostable serviceware, and are picked up just inside of the main gate entrance to Blossom.

Pre-order yours now!

The Blossom Grille

Blossom’s lovely open-air restaurant at the top of the lawn offers a full-service start to your evening. The restaurant and bar menus include a variety of freshly prepared entrees, including lighter fare, and a wide selection of wines, spirits, and beers. The Blossom Grille is open for dinner beginning 2½ hours prior to all Blossom Festival concerts and at intermission for wine and drinks. The restaurant is also open after concerts for coffee, dessert and drinks. To make a reservation at Blossom Grille, call 330-916-6063.

Concessions at Blossom

Food and beverage concessions are located throughout the Blossom grounds, including one near the Pavilion. These stands offer an array of items including appetizers, sandwiches, pizza, snacks, soft drinks, coffees, ice cream novelties, frozen fruit drinks, and a selection of alcoholic beverages featuring domestic and imported beers, summer cocktails, and refreshing wines. 

Wine Shop

If you forgot to pack the corkscrew or would like to upgrade your dinner with a bottle of bubbly, stop by the Blossom Wine Shop. Located at the top of the Lawn near the Frank E. Joseph Garden, the Wine Shop stocks an assortment of wines and accessories to help make the evening even more special.

Kulas Plaza

Kulas Plaza is a private terrace and dining area reserved for Blossom subscribers and Cleveland Orchestra donors of $2,500 and more. Located next to the Blossom Pavilion, Kulas Plaza features an intimate atmosphere with café tables and a special menu of light fare along with wine, beer and other beverages.

To learn more about Kulas Plaza privileges and to donate, contact The Cleveland Orchestra Development Department at 216-231-7529. To purchase Box Seats for Blossom Festival concerts, call 216-231-1111.

Catering and Parties

With a welcoming natural setting, gracious gardens and a summer full of music, Blossom is a great place to host a party. Our party pavilions can accommodate 20 to 500 people, and we can make special arrangements for larger groups. Bring a few dozen friends, your favorite clients or your whole company to a concert and let Blossom’s exclusive caterer Aramark help you create a memorable pre-concert event.

From casual barbecues and informal receptions to elegant sit-down dinners, you can select a menu from our catering guide or ask our chef and catering manager to put together a unique menu for your event. To request a catering menu, please call 330-916-6063.

For information regarding group ticket packages for concerts, please call The Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales office at 216-231-7493 or email groupsales@clevelandorchestra.com.  

Picnic Areas

Blossom has plentiful picnic areas with seating, including the Woods Picnic Area outside the main gate and the picnic tables near Knight Grove. Picnic areas are available to all patrons on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. The Lawn is, of course, a favorite picnic spot. Remember to bring a blanket or low chairs for lawn dining.

Picnic Drop-off

Patrons parking in any paved lot may wish to drop off a passenger and picnic supplies near the tram stop in their parking area. There is no picnic drop-off at the main gate.

Food and Beverage Policies

Gates to the Blossom grounds open 2 ½ hours prior to the start of each Festival performance. Please remember that food and beverages are not permitted in the Blossom Pavilion. Open flame grilling is not allowed anywhere at Blossom.

Please note that outside food and beverages are allowed at Blossom only for Festival concerts. Please visit Live Nation for information and policies relating to non-Festival performances at Blossom.