Dining Options

New! Pre-Purchased Dinners

Chautauqua Dining Hall is offering pre-purchased carry-out dinners for all Colorado Music Festival evening concerts. Because of their commitment to fresh, local ingredients and seasonal menus, the Chautauqua Dining Hall will publish a final menu in April.

The window to purchase meals will close 72 hours (3 days) before each concert’s start time.


Vegan $19 Quinoa & Anastazi Bean Tamale Cake – fresh corn, tomato-fennel coulis, arugula, almond and watermelon salad
Vegetarian $19 Vegetable Moussaka
Chicken $23 Roasted half chicken, gigante beans, grilled spring onions, summer herbs, smoked jus, vegetable hash.
Bison $24 Braised bison, farrow pilaf, snap pea slaw, apricot chutney, smoked salt
Fish $25 Citrus salmon, beluga lentils, grapefruit, frisee, herb emulsion.


Snacks and Drinks

Snacks and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, will be available for purchase under the picnic shelter on the south side of the Auditorium 30 minutes prior to doors opening for all of our evening performances. Outside alcohol is not permitted under the picnic shelter during this time.

Picnic on the Lawn

Purchase a pre-ordered dinner or bring your own meal to enjoy on the lawn or at one of the many picnic tables. You can also find a selection of snacks, coffee drinks, and homemade ice cream at the General Store, located just west of the Dining Hall. View General Store hours >

Dining Hall

Make a reservation at the Chautauqua Dining Hall to enjoy great food and beautiful views. Groups of 14 or more may contact the Chautauqua Dining Hall to set up a pre-selected menu. For reservations, call 303-440-3776 or email reservations@chautauquadininghall.com. Learn more >

Boxed Meals

Groups of 8 or more can order boxed meals from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Menu, pricing, and more here > 



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