Dining at Descanso

Explore our delectable dining options

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

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 in the courtyard from 9am–5pm 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.