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

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Room L482, Fourth floor north
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

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THURSDAY, february 22

Cold Display:  Avocado Kale Caesar Wrap, Mediterranean Penne Pasta Salad, Tuscan Chopped Salad, Fresh Fruit
Chowder: Roasted Poblano Corn
Entree: Orange Rosemary Glazed Turkey Breast
Accompaniment: Wild Rice Blend, Zucchini & Tomatoes
Griddle: Meatball Flatbread Melt
Dessert: Lemon Bar, German Chocolate Cake

FRIDAY, february 23

Cold Display: Fruit & Cheese Platter, Israeli Salad, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit
 Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato
Entree: Build Your Own Gyro Bar
AccompanimentCous Cous with Grilled Vegetables, Herb Roasted Tomatoes
Griddle: Sun Dried Tomato & Feta Pizza
Dessert: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie, Green Tea Crème

MONDAY, February 26

Cold Display: Muffuletta Sandwich, Garden Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit, Tossed Garden Salad
Soup: Cream of Mushroom
Entree: Spinach Crusted Tilapia
Accompaniment: Spinach Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans & Baby Carrots
Griddle:  Portobello Gorgonzola Pizza
Dessert: Tiramisu Cupcake, Butterscoth Pie

TUESDAY, February 27

Cold Display: Cranberry Turkey Ciabatta Sandwich, Farro, Beet & Chevre Salad, Spinach Salad, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Potato Leek
Entree: Bourbon Rotisserie Eye of Round Beef
Accompaniment: Three-Cheese Macaroni, Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower
Griddle: Sausage Pizza
Dessert: Chocolate Almond Ganache Cake, Buttery Rum Pecan Brownie

WEDNESDAY, february 28

Cold Display: Fresh Mozzarella & Red Pepper Roll-Up, Broccoli & White Bean Salad, Tuscan Chopped Salads, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Vegetarian Chili
Entree: Grilled Pork Chop with Chili Lime Sauce
Accompaniment: Biryani Rice, Sugar Snap Peas with Grape Tomatoes
Griddle: Chicken, Brie, & Apple Panini
Dessert: Lemon Snowball Cupcake, Date Pecan Blondie


Cold Display: Fruit & Cheese Platter, Crudité Platter, Caesar Salad, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Chunky Vegetable & Orzo
Entree: Chicken Scaloppini Marsala
Accompaniment: Wild Mushroom Risotto, Sautéed Zucchini
Griddle: Napa Valley Grape Pizzetta
Dessert: Peach Cobbler, Triple Chocolate Trifle        

FRIDAY, March 2

Cold Display: Avocado Chicken Salad Croissant, Quinoa Cucumber Salad, Tossed Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit
Soup: Cream of Tomato
Entree: Build Your Own Burger Bar
Accompaniment: Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Griddle: Grilled Three-Cheese on Cracked Wheat
Dessert: Orange Angel Cupcake, Chocolate Chunk Cookie

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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.