Dining at Descanso

Explore our delectable dining options

Gourmet in the Garden | Camellia Lounge | Kiosk in the Courtyard

Update: Starting Thursday, November 26, all dining options at Descanso Gardens will be available to go only until further notice. Any changes will be posted here.


Gourmet in the Garden

The Kitchen at Descanso is delighted to introduce Gourmet in the Garden! Enjoy your meal al fresco on Magnolia Lawn or order a feast to go and enjoy it at home.

Gourmet in the Garden is a great way to enjoy the garden while you have a wonderful lunch, dinner, or happy hour. Order your meal and make a reservation, then pick it up at the kiosk in the courtyard. Your reserved – socially distanced – table will be waiting for you at Magnolia Lawn. Please note that you will need a membership or ticket to enter the gardens.
Rather enjoy it at home? Gourmet in the Garden has you covered. The Kitchen at Descanso has a variety of wonderful mains, salads and appetizers – even their famous enchiladas – available to go.
All orders and/or reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Camellia Lounge

Love happy hour? Join us for cocktails at the Camellia Lounge in the Japanese Garden from 12–4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Kiosk in the Courtyard

The Kitchen at Descanso is currently operating a kiosk from 9am–4:30pm daily. Click here to see the current menu.

About The Kitchen at Descanso

Managed by the well-known Pasadena catering company The Kitchen For Exploring Foods, The Kitchen at Descanso’s cuisine aligns with the garden’s focus on being a nature-driven, urban retreat.


Catering at Descanso Gardens is provided by The Kitchen for Exploring Foods.

For more information click here or contact the Special Events office at (818) 949- 4291 or specialevents@descansogardens.org. Special Events Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday by appointment.