Facilities and Dining
Cohen Commons Faculty and Staff Dining Room

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The Jerome B. Cohen Commons Dining Room serves as an opportunity for faculty and staff to collaborate and connect over lunch. It is not open to the public; it is a private dining facility for Northwestern faculty, administrative staff, and postdoctoral scholars.

Due to capacity limitations, Cohen Commons is no longer open to graduate students, except when they are dining in the company of a faculty member.

Take-out service is available for faculty, administrative staff, and postdoctoral scholars only.

Dining Hours

Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Location

Room L482, Fourth floor north
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

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Menu  

MONDAY, May 20

Cold Display: Salad Bar featuring assorted greens, fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins and cheeses, and a selection of dressings
Soup: Vegan Potato
Entrée: Roast Pork Loin
Accompaniment: Baked Potato, Caribbean Beans and Rice, Curried Broccoli
Griddle: Greek Salad Flatbread
Dessert: Chef’s daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, parfaits, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

TUESDAY, May 21

Cold Display: Salad Bar featuring assorted greens, fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins and cheeses, and a selection of dressings
Soup: Tomato Basil
Entrée: Chicken Cacciatore: Chicken breast with a piquant sauce of tomatoes, garlic, onions, peppers, rosemary, and basil
Accompaniment: Brown Rice, Glazed Carrots and Parsnips, Mac & Cheese
Griddle: Veggie and Cheese Flatbread Pizza
Dessert: Chef’s daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, parfaits, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

WEDNESDAY, May 22

Cold Display: Salad Bar featuring assorted greens, fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins and cheeses, and a selection of dressings
Soup: Cream of Mushroom
Entrée: Spicy Fried Chicken: Chicken breast seasoned with lemon juice, cayenne, and black pepper, and dredged in flour and fried until crispy and golden
Accompaniment: Cheese Grits, Lyonnaise Potatoes, Roasted Carrots
Griddle: Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Dessert: Chef’s daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, parfaits, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

THURSDAY, May 23

Cold Display: Salad Bar featuring assorted greens, fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins and cheeses, and a selection of dressings
Soup: Broccoli Cheddar
Entrée: Beef Lasagna
Accompaniment: Cheese Tortellini with Marinara, Garlic Bread, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Griddle: Four Cheese Flatbread
Dessert: Chef’s daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, parfaits, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

FRIDAY, May 24

Cold Display: Salad Bar featuring assorted greens, fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins and cheeses, and a selection of dressings
Soup: Vegan Garden Vegetable
Entrée: Bourbon Chicken
Accompaniment: White Rice, Diced Roasted Sweet Potato, Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower
Griddle: Chicken Bruschetta Pizza
Dessert: Chef’s daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, parfaits, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

 

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Reservations

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

Effective January 7, 2019, lunch is $12 per person. Cohen Commons accepts cash, major debit/credit cards, or meal vouchers.

Price includes one pass through the buffet. This includes one entrée, single servings of the side dishes, salad bar 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.