Our grounds are open year-round!

There are no entry or parking fees during our off-season, and all our entrances are open until 6 p.m. each day (after 6 p.m. all traffic must route through the main entrance at 1 Massey Ave.). Visitors are welcome to park and walk the Institution grounds. All around Bestor Plaza, a handful of inns, restaurants and shops, plus the post office and library, are open limited hours during these quieter months. See the Off-season Dining and Shopping tab below.

 

Off-Season Dining and Shopping

Spring Dining

Heirloom Restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel

  • 716-357-5005 or heirloom@chq.org
    Dinner: June 5–8, 12–14, 19
    Breakfast Buffet, Lunch Buffet & Dinner: June 20-22

2 Ames

  • 716-237-7066
    Open Thursday through Sunday in May.
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night offerings. 

La Familia

  • 716-357-2002
    Open Wednesday through Sunday. 
    Booking private parties all year. Call for details.

Brick Walk Cafe & Starbucks Gazebo

  • Open May 25–28 and then every Friday–Sunday until June 17. Open daily beginning on June 22.
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on June 6 and 15.

Afterwords Café

  • Open May 25–28 and then every Friday–Sunday until June 17. Open daily beginning on June 22.
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., with extended hours until 8 p.m. on June 6 and 15.

Spring Shopping

Chautauqua Bookstore

  • Daily • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (year-round excluding major holidays)
    Post Office Building

Chautauqua Wearhouse

  • Men's, women's and children's clothing
    Daily • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Colonnade

GG My Love

  • Women's clothing, handbags, jewelry and gifts
    Monday–Saturday • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday • 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    St. Elmo concourse

Gretchen’s Gallery

  • Original fine art, photography and gifts
    Spring hours to be posted shortly
    Colonnade

Pat’s at Chautauqua

  • Women's and children's clothing
    Spring hours to be posted shortly
    St. Elmo concourse

St. Elmo Day Spa

  • Open by appointment; call 716.357.2224
    St. Elmo concourse

Vincenza Salon & Spa

  • Spring hours to be posted shortly
    By appointment: call 716-450-1081
    Colonnade