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.

Cohen Commons will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Room L482, Fourth floor north
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

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FRIDAY, january 18

Cold Display: Salad Bar
Soup: Tomato Basil
Entrée: Chicken Saltimbocca
Accompaniment: Eggplant Rollatini, Stuffed Shells Florentine, Garlic Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
Dessert: Chef’s Choice

Cohen Commons will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TUESDAY, January 22

Cold Display: Salad Bar
Soup: Creamy Broccoli  
Entrée: Chicken and Wild Rice Pot Pie Stew
Accompaniment: Okra and Tomatoes, Chili Cumin Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Steamed Carrots
Dessert: Chef’s Choice

WEDNESDAY, January 23

Cold Display: Salad Bar
Soup: Sweet Potato Bisque
Entrée: Dijon Pork Loin with Garlic and Rosemary
Accompaniment: Roasted Vegetables with Polenta, Bulgar Pilar with Lentils, Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Leeks
Dessert: Chef’s Choice

THURSDAY, January 24

Cold Display: Salad Bar
Soup: Vegan Potato
Entrée: Lemon Pepper Rotisserie Chicken
Accompaniment: Au Gratin Potatoes, Lemon Olive Oil Broccolini, Roasted Carrots
Dessert: Chef’s Choice

FRIDAY, January 25

Cold Display: Salad Bar
Soup: Creamy Mushroom with Tarragon
Entrée: Crispy Fish Tacos
Accompaniment: Coconut and Pineapple Rice, Smashed Black Beans, Chili Roasted Chayote and Zucchini
Dessert: Chef’s Choice

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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

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.