Facilities and Dining
Cohen Commons Faculty and Staff Dining Room

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The Jerome B. Cohen Commons Dining Room is open to all Northwestern faculty, staff, and engineering graduate students for lunchtime dining.  No children.

Dining Hours

Monday - Friday

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Faculty & Staff Dining Only
*carryout available for faculty & staff only

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Faculty, Staff & Graduate Student Dining 
*carryout available for faculty, staff & graduate students

Cohen Commons will be closed Friday, December 22 - Monday, January 1 for the holiday break.

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Room L482, Fourth floor north
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

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MONDAY, December 11

Cold Display: Farro Salad with Garden Vegetables, Green Onion and Tomato Hummus, Pita Chips, Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Vegetarian Lentil
Entree: Chili Rubbed Tilapia
Accompaniment: Coconut Black Bean Rice, Roasted Zucchini & Eggplant
Griddle:  Spicy Roasted Vegetable Flatbread
Dessert: S’mores Cupcakes, Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

TUESDAY, December 12

Cold Display: Muffuletta Sandwich, Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Strawberries, Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Cabbage and White Bean
Entree: Pork Tenderloin with Tomato Cilantro Sauce
Accompaniment: Baja Black Beans, Rice with Plantains
Griddle: Sausage Pizza
Dessert: Double Apple Cinnamon Turnovers, Cookies and Cream Cupcake

WEDNESDAY, december 13

Cold Display: Grilled Vegan Vegetable Wrap, Pesto Pasta Salad, Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Corn and Potato Chowder
Entree: Honey Citrus Smoked Turkey
Accompaniment: Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Cauliflower
Griddle: Garden Vegetable Quiche
Dessert: New York Cheesecake, Vanilla Cappuccino Brownies

THURSDAY, december 14

Cold Display: Cheese and Cracker Display, Tarragon French Red Potato Salad, Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Harvest Vegetable with Pesto
Entree: Spinach Blanco Lasagna, Meat Lasagna
Accompaniment: Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks, Herb Broiled Tomatoes
Griddle: Chicken Parmesan Flatbread Melt
Dessert: Double Chocolate Chip Cookie, Red Velvet Cake

FRIDAY, december 15

Cold Display: Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad, Grilled Vegetables, Mixed Greens, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Roasted Butternut Squash
Entree: Build Your Own Burger Bar
Accompaniment: Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Griddle: Napa Valley Grape Pizzette
Dessert: Chocolate Almond Ganache Cake, White Chocolate Chunk and Cranberry Cookies

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Lunchtime Reservations

Reservations are not required for individuals or small groups.

To reserve a dining area for groups of four or more, please make your reservation at least 48 hours in advance. Email cohen.commons@northwestern.edu or call 1-5550 to reserve a table.

Private Events

The Cohen Commons Space may be reserved for private events outside of normal lunch hours.

View our space usage guidelines

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Payment Options

Lunch is $10 per person. Cohen Commons accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or meal vouchers.

Price includes one pass through the buffet.  This includes one entrée, single servings of the side dishes, cold station items and dessert, and one cold and hot beverage.  

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Meal Vouchers

Meal vouchers can be obtained by e-mailing cohen.commons@northwestern.edu.

Please provide a chartstring and the number of vouchers you would like.  Please allow 48 hours to process your meal voucher request.