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The Commons Dining Room
Current Status: Closed
- BreakfastServed from 7:15 am - 9:30 am
- Lunch11:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Dinner4:45 pm - 7:30 pm
At Bon Appétit, we understand that food service serves a much larger purpose than simply sustenance. Eating together creates a sense of community. Food brings people together as it rejuvenates and nourishes The Commons Dining Room is a gathering place for great food and a wonderful dining experience. It is a gathering place where food is the commonality, the conversation starter between people.
Commons Cafe in Chapin Hall includes the following stations.
The Grill features a short-order breakfast menu with eggs cooked to order, breakfast meats, hash browns, pancakes or biscuits and gravy. Our lunch and dinner menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries, and chips. Daily grill specials may include marinated chops, specialty cuts of meat, vegan and vegetarian options or hot sandwiches such as a French Dip or Italian grinder.
At lunch and dinner, we will offer daily specialties including pizza, calzones, stromboli, and flatbreads.
Daily pasta specials feature a variety of flavorful meats, vegetables and fresh sauces made from scratch daily, and are served with healthy sides, breadsticks and rolls.
From carved meats such as pit ham and turkey to favorite comfort foods like meatloaf, casseroles, greens and vegetables, Comfort offers a taste of Mom’s kitchen.
Global Cuisine offers authentic, ethnic flavors from around the world.
Soup, Salad and Deli Bar
We feature a daily-changing selection of home-made soups, full deli featuring fresh, made-to-order deli sandwiches with assorted meats, cheeses, spreads and artisan breads, plus an extensive fruit selection and complete salad bar
Many of our guests eat some form of vegetarian diet. With this in mind, we offer vegetarian cuisine at every meal and serve vegetarian and vegan options throughout most of our food stations.
Made without Gluten Options
Celiac disease causes many of our guests to have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance. Gluten may be found in some wheat, rye and barley products. We have one dedicated area with regular offerings such as gluten-free cereals, breads and more, while celiac friendly options can also be found at many stations throughout the café each day. The Made without Gluten station also houses soy and almond milk for those with lactose concerns.
- BreakfastMon-Fri, 7:15 am - 9:30 am
- BreakfastSat-Sun, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
- BrunchSat-Sun, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- LunchMon-Fri, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
- DinnerMon-Fri, 4:45 pm - 7:30 pm
- DinnerSat-Sun, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bon Appétit Joins Forces with Hampton Creek
Hampton Creek’s groundbreaking products are all-natural and delicious! Instead of eggs, they use more sustainable ingredients (like yellow peas in Just Mayo and sorghum flour in Just Cookies) to create scrumptious foods with great texture and flavor – that are also better for the earth.
By moving to Hampton Creek products, each year we collectively:
- Avoid eating 12 million g of saturated fat and 806 million mg of sodium
- Save 4 million square feet of land and 245 million quarts of water
- Prevent almost 500,000 lbs. of carbon emissions
Eat Right — For You
Do you care about whether your food was grown locally or raised humanely? Or are you more interested in protein vs. carbs?
Whatever your priorities, we can help you chew the right thing. At Bon Appétit, we’re working toward “food service for a sustainable future.” How we define that is a mouthful, but the bottom line is that we strive to cook delicious food that’s good for you, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected. And we’re proud to be the first food service company to tackle many important issues in these areas.
We’re here to support you by giving the information you need to choose wisely. Visit our Wellness page for a feast of information about the roles our from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach, local sourcing, and other sustainability programs can play on your menu.
Pulses, such as lentils, are some of the most earth-friendly protein options. This salad deliciously combines them with Dijon and carrots for a comforting and flavorful lunch or dinner.» Read More
The combination of cumin, coriander, and cinnamon in this side dish creates a unique and satisfying flavor that makes it easy to focus your plate on plants.» Read More
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.» Read More
Tell Us What You Think
Do you have a specific question, suggestion, or feedback about your meal at a Bon Appétit café? Feel free to browse the previously asked questions below or contact our Bon Appétit managers using this form.
- I have been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in the Bon Appétit café?
- Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in the Bon Appétit café?
- How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?