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Food &

Enjoy a variety of dining and beverage services throughout McCaw Hall. Please note that outside food and beverages are not allowed anywhere inside McCaw Hall.

Full Service Restaurant at MCCAw Hall

Dine in the McCaw Hall Restaurant, located on the promenade level featuring signature dishes by Chef Nathan Batwell. Reservations are strongly recommended and are accepted at or by calling 206.615.0404. Reservations can be made for pre-opera or intermission dining. The lounge, which features a full bar and a limited food menu, offers seating for those without reservations.

Prelude Dinner Menu

Prelude Brunch Menu


A special note about the menu from chef Nathan Batway

We are very excited about our new seasons menu.   The fall in the Pacific Northwest always offers such a bounty.  Some of my personal favorites that I’m looking forward to are an all-natural grass fed Prime rib.  The rib is marinated in balsamic and Worcestershire, garlic and herbs.  It is accompanied by locally grown roasted purple potatoes, pickled fresh horseradish, and roasted young carrots.  Black cod is in season.  We’re going to pan sear the fish in brown butter and serve it with a ruby yam puree and fresh corn salsa.  For our vegetarians I’m excited to offer Agedashi Tofu.  Agedashi Tofu is a fried tofu dish immersed in dashi broth, and topped with daikon radish, scallions, and ginger.  Our desserts are moving into the harvest season and are featuring two of Washington’s most prominent crops.  Apples and pumpkins of course!  An apple mousse will top a cinnamon sable cookie.  A pumpkin tart will round out the desserts.  Our pumpkin tart will feature pumpkin mousse in pate sucree and white chocolate glaze.

Nathan Batway
Executive Chef
Spectra Food Services & Hospitality

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Intermission Pre-Orders are available from many concessions areas in McCaw Hall, allowing you to enjoy your intermission without waiting in line. Inquire at the concession for details. 

concession stand Information

A handful of snacks are available to purchase at every concession stand in McCaw Hall. New this season, there is a new mobile tablet system which means more locations, smaller lines, and quicker transactions.  Plus be on the lookout for new green, compostable concession cups with biodegradable straws.

Take your wine to your seat!

A reusable, lidded McCaw Hall cup is available for you to take into the auditorium. Available for an extra $2 and reusable at every visit to McCaw Hall. 


Restaurants near McCaw Hall

A wide array of restaurants are within walking distance of McCaw Hall.

Main Photo © Philip Newton