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The café is closed for Thursday night dinner service until August 25.

For reservations, please call 919-684-6032 or book through OpenTable.

We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. The museum will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions. Specific health and safety information will be updated on this page.

Hours & Reservations

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
Beverage service until 3 PMThursday
Full lunch menu 11 AM to 2 PM
The café is closed for dinner service until August 25

Saturday
Brunch 11 AM to 2 PM

Sunday
Brunch Noon to 2:30 PMFor reservations, please call 919-684-6032
or book through OpenTable
.

Lunch Menu

SHARE PLATES

ARTISANAL CHEESE PLATE 17
dried Michigan cherries, mixed nuts, cornichons, kalamata olives, stone ground mustard, flat bread crackers

CHOOSE THREE: St. Andre, Manchego, Double Creme Brie, chèvre, Gorgonzola, Burrata, Feta, OR Aged Hook Cheddar

SMOKED SALMON PLATE 17
hard-boiled egg, red onion, capers, kalamata olives, pickled cucumbers, dill cream, flat bread crackers

GIORGIOS’ MEZZE PLATTER 16
roasted garlic hummus, quinoa tabbouleh, cucumber tzatziki, stuffed grape leaves, kalamata olives, feta, warmed pita

CAPRESE PLATTER 16
torn burrata, hot house tomato, basil, cashew pesto, balsamic reduction, EVOO

SIGNATURE SALADS

add chicken +4, sautéed shrimp +8, seared ahi tuna +10

NASHER SUMMER 14
strawberries, blueberries, green apple matchsticks, slivered almonds, chia seeds, torn burrata, spinach & arugula, white balsamic vinaigrette

WILD MUSHROOM 13
wild mushrooms, quinoa, fried leeks, braised shallots, cashews, chèvre croquette, spinach & arugula, sherry agave vinaigrette

AGAVE ROASTED BEET 14
roasted beets, blood orange quarters, pomegranate jewels, toasted walnuts, chèvre, shaved fennel, spinach & arugula, blood orange vinaigrette

PARISIAN 13
red grapes, slivered red onion, celery, green apple matchsticks, candied pecans, gorgonzola crumbles, spinach & arugula, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

CHOPPED GARDEN 13
seasoned tofu, grape tomatoes, julienned carrots, avocado, cashews, chia seeds, napa & red cabbage, ginger miso vinaigrette

LUNCH PLATES

served with choice of quinoa, potato salad, pesto pasta, green salad OR kettle chips add tofu +1.5, avocado +2.5, applewood bacon +3, OR chicken breast +4

VEGAN PORTABELLA 12
portabella caps, balsamic onions, roasted red peppers, avocado chimichurri, spinach, panini pressed ciabatta

RED, WHITE, & GREEN 12
fresh mozzarella, marinated tomato, basil leaves, spinach, arugula, pesto aioli, panini pressed sourdough

FARMERS CLUB 12
roasted red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, red onions, avocado, arugula, chèvre, garlic aioli, lightly toasted wheat bread

*NASHER MI 14
seared ahi tuna, julienned cucumber and carrots, pickled daikon radish, arugula, sriracha aioli, red curry, warmed pita

SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH 14
smoked salmon, hard-boiled egg, shaved red onions, cucumber, tomato, mixed greens, dill caper spread, brioche bun

LEMON LINGUINE 18
wild mushrooms, baby spinach, asparagus, onions, tomatoes, feta, cashew pesto, lemon cream, pecorino add chicken breast +4 OR sautéed shrimp +8

TURKEY AND SMOKED GOUDA 14
turkey breast, caramelized onions, green apple, cucumber, arugula, mustard & garlic aioli, smoked gouda, panini pressed ciabatta

NASHER CLUB 14
black forest ham, roasted turkey breast, applewood bacon, avocado, mixed greens, tomato, cheddar, mustard aioli, sourdough

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI 12
lemon marinated chicken breast, cucumber tzatziki, diced tomato and onion, crumbled feta, mixed greens, warmed pita

GOAT CHEESE BLT 12
applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cashew pesto aioli, chèvre spread, lightly toasted sourdough

*STEAK MELT 14
USDA strip cooked medium rare, sautéed bell peppers and onions, double creme brie, chipotle aioli, panini pressed ciabatta

*NASHER BURGER 12
USDA beef cooked to order, caramelized balsamic onions, chèvre, mixed greens, roasted garlic aioli, brioche bun

Please speak to your server for dietary or allergen modifications. Gluten Free bread available upon request for an upcharge of +1

DESSERTS

molten lava cake with vanilla bean gelato 9

Italian tiramasu with kahlua anglaise 9
& almond cantucci

french apple tart with vanilla gelato 9
& cinnamon dust

rustic berry tart with vanilla gelato 9

pecan chocolate skillet with vanilla gelato 9

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake 8

affogado al caffe 7
candied orange and almond cantucci

chocolate chunk cookie 2

Brunch Menu

APPETIZERS

ARTISANAL CHEESE PLATE 17
dried Michigan cherries, mixed nuts, cornichons, kalamata olives, stone ground mustard, flat bread crackers

CHOOSE THREE: St. Andre, Manchego, Double Creme Brie, Chèvre, Gorgonzola, Burrata, Feta, OR Aged Hook Cheddar

SMOKED SALMON PLATE 17
hard-boiled egg, red onion, capers, kalamata olives, pickled cucumbers, dill cream, everything flat bread crackers

GIORGIOS’ MEZZE PLATTER 16
roasted garlic hummus, quinoa tabbouleh, cucumber tzatziki, stuffed grape leaves, kalamata olives, feta, warmed pita

CAPRESE PLATTER 15
torn burrata, hot house tomato, basil leaves, cashew pesto, balsamic reduction, EVOO

 

SIGNATURE SALADS

add chicken +4, sautéed shrimp +8, seared ahi tuna +8

NASHER SUMMER 14
strawberries, blueberries, green apple matchsticks, slivered almonds, chia seeds, torn burrata, spinach & arugula, white balsamic vinaigrette

WILD MUSHROOM 13
wild mushrooms, quinoa, fried leeks, braised shallots, cashews, chèvre croquette, spinach & arugula, sherry agave vinaigrette

AGAVE ROASTED BEET 14
roasted beets, blood orange quarters, pomegranate jewels, toasted walnuts, chèvre, shaved fennel, spinach & arugula, blood orange vinaigrette

PARISIAN 13
red grapes, slivered red onion, celery, green apple matchsticks, candied pecans, gorgonzola crumbles, spinach & arugula, dijon balsamic vinaigrette

CHOPPED GARDEN 13
seasoned tofu, grape tomatoes, julienned carrots, avocado, cashews, chia seeds, napa & red cabbage, ginger miso vinaigrette

 

BRUNCH PLATES

benedict, steak, & omelet dishes are served with both an organic field green salad & cajun spiced home fries add avocado +2.5, applewood bacon +2.5 , chicken breast +3 or sub fruit +2

CITRUS INFUSED FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE 11
oven baked brioche casserole, citrus zest, brown sugar cinnamon butter, candied orange, fresh fruit

HUEVOS RANCHEROS 12
black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, avocado, scrambled cheddar eggs, cilantro, corn chips

*HAM BENEDICT 14
Canadian bacon, sautéed asparagus, crab meat, english muffin, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise

*VEGGIE BENEDICT 13
tomatoes, spinach, fresh water mozzarella, cashew pesto, english muffin, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise

*SALMON BENEDICT 14
smoked salmon, wilted arugula, roasted tomatoes, english muffin, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise

*MUSHROOM BENEDICT 13
wild mushrooms, arugula, chèvre, english muffin, 2 poached eggs, hollandaise

FARMER’S OMELET 12
wild mushrooms, roasted corn, smoked asparagus, red onions, tomatoes, spinach, smoked mozzarella

SOUTHWESTERN OMELET 13
cajun spiced chicken, bacon, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, onions, cheddar, chipotle aioli

SMOKED SALMON OMELET 14
smoked salmon, wilted arugula, marinated tomatoes, onions, capers, dill cream sauce

B.E.A.C. SANDWICH 11
applewood bacon, scrambled eggs, hook cheddar, avocado, garlic aioli, lightly toasted brioche

RED, WHITE, & GREEN SANDWICH 12 *add avocado +2.5, applewood bacon +2.5 , chicken breast +3
fresh mozzarella, marinated tomato, balsamic reduction, basil leaves, spinach, arugula, cashew pesto aioli, panini pressed sourdough

ITALIAN HASH 17
spicy Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, diced potatoes, pomodoro sauce, over easy eggs, shaved pecorino, hollandaise

*STEAK & EGGS 20
NY strip cooked to order, sautéed asparagus, 2 eggs cooked to order

Please speak to your server for dietary or allergen modifications. Gluten Free bread available upon request for an upcharge of +1

*menu items that can be served raw or undercooked – consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

A 20% service charge will be added to parties of 6+ & for split checks

 

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About

The Nasher Museum Café features local, seasonal ingredients for lunch, Tuesday through Friday.

The café earned a 2017 Diner’s Choice Award and was named one of the Top 100 Brunch Spots in America by OpenTable diners and has been recognized as a Duke campus leader for green dining standards.

Giorgios Hospitality Group

Nasher Museum Café is a part of Giorgios Hospitality Group, whose Director Giorgios Bakatsias was a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, and has been the creative force behind more than 25 restaurants in the area.

The Nasher has also been recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as on of the Best Museum Restaurants in the US.

The Nasher Museum Café is a Purple Table restaurant, trained to serve and cater to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism, PTSD, hearing or vision impairments and other physical and cognitive conditions that may require special accommodations.

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The Nasher Museum is fully open to the public with ongoing health and safety protocols and free admission for all, including Thursday nights and weekends. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher.