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. Children are not permitted.

Due to capacity limitations, Cohen Commons is not 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

Regular lunch service is Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cohen Commons lunch service will be closed: Friday, April 26, Monday May, 20, Tuesday, May 21 and Monday, May 27. We will close for the summer after lunch service on Friday, June 7.

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Location

Room L482, Fourth Floor North
Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road

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Menu

Friday, April 19

Cold Display: Salad Bar | Fresh Fruit
Soup: Vegan Santa Fe Chili
Entree: Cajun Grilled Pollock | Vegetarian: Thai Basil Tofu
Accompaniment: Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes | Steamed Green Beans
Griddle: Tortellini with Marinara Sauce
Dessert: Chef's daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

Monday, April 22 

Cold Display: Salad Bar | Fresh Fruit
Soup: Lentil and Spinach
Entree: Orange Chicken | Vegetarian: Dal and Spinach Coconut Curry
Accompaniment: Edamame Fried Rice | Cauliflower and Snow Peas
Griddle: Philly Steak and Cheese Pizza
Dessert: Chef's daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

Tuesday, April 23

Cold Display: Salad Bar | Fresh Fruit
Soup: Roasted Corn Chowder
Entree: Rigatoni Mezzi with Italian Sausage | Vegetarian: Tamale Pie
Accompaniment: Parmesan Potato Wedges | Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower
Griddle: Mushroom Pizza
Dessert: Chef's daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, pies, or dessert bars 

Wednesday, April 24

Cold Display: Salad Bar | Fresh Fruit
Soup: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato
Entree: Citrus Marinated Pork Loin | Vegetarian: Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Accompaniment: Cheddar Onion Biscuits | Roasted Golden Beets
Griddle: Cheese Pizza
Dessert: Chef's daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

Thursday, April 25

Cold Display: Salad Bar | Fresh Fruit
Soup: Cream of Zucchini
Entree: Grilled Beef Meatballs with Chimichurri | Vegetarian: Vegan Plant Based Nuggets
Accompaniment: Vegetable Spring Roll | Gingered Snow Peas
Griddle: Pepperoni Pizza
Dessert: Chef's daily selection will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cakes, pies, or dessert bars

Friday, April 26

CLOSED 

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 7-2344 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 Fall 2022, lunch is $16 per person. Cohen Commons accepts 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.