Friends, Food and Fun

Is enjoying dinner with friends one of your favorite ways to stay connected? Conversation shared over a fine meal is always a pleasure. The restaurants at Kendal hum with activity at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily menus offer a range of choices to suit a variety of tastes and preferences.

Dining Options on Campus

Flexible dining plans are included with all residence agreements, and there is even a meal credit if residents are away from campus for 14 or more consecutive days. Several dining rooms are available to serve both residents and staff, as well as friends and family.

plated salad with salmon on top

Sample Menus


  • Oatmeal Bar
  • Cereal Bar
  • French Toast
  • Egg Sandwich
  • Eggs Made-To-Order
  • Hashed Browns
  • Assorted Bagels
  • Fresh Fruit


  • Beef Barley Mushroom Soup
  • Zuppa Toscana
  • Caesar Salad
  • Salad Bar
  • Margherita Flat Bread
  • Turkey Club
  • Sautéed Shaved Brussel Sprouts
  • Steamed Asparagus
  • Breaded Mushrooms
  • Onion Rings
  • Mixed Melon


  • Chicken Rice Soup
  • Cream of Tomato Soup
  • Kale Salad
  • Crab and Shrimp Cakes
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Delmonico Potatoes
  • Grilled Beets with Balsamic Glaze
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Steamed Cauliflower

Locally- Grown Produce from the Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is a summer-time favorite on Friday afternoons during harvest season, where residents and staff can purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Chef Scott and his team use locally-grown produce in daily menu items as much as possible, depending on the season.

produce market
flatbread pizza on tray

Additional Dining Features

  • Family and friends are welcome
  • Vegan/Vegetarian menu offerings
  • Gluten-free and lower-sodium items
  • Catering for private events and meetings
  • Executive Chef on staff
  • Community Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian on staff
  • Select grocery items can be ordered and purchased as needed 
  • Carry-out meals, box lunches and meal delivery during weather emergencies

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