Dining Center

Dining Center

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Breakfast  Jun 24 - Aug 25, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Lunch  Jun 24 - Aug 25, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dinner  Jun 24 - Aug 25, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Continental Breakfast  Jun 24 - Aug 25, Closed
  • Light Lunch  Jun 24 - Aug 25, Closed

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Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Sun, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Brunch     Sun, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Sun, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Fri, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Dinner     Sat-Sun, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Continental Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Light Lunch     Mon-Fri, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Light Lunch     Sat-Sun, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Located at 122 Boylston, the “DC” is Emerson’s all-you-care-to-eat café that includes a mix of cooked-to-order and self-service concepts. The food-forward stations feature a mix of internationally influenced cuisines, comfort foods, and food inspired by the culinary creativity of our staff.

Accepts Meal Swipes, Cash, Credit/Debit Cards at the Door Rate

Breakfast

root

craft

make your own with choices of toppings and Horse Listeners Orchard maple syrup

Lunch

root

roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, and chickpeas stewed with tomato, onion, carrots, garlic, coconut milk, cumin, salt, ginger
with olive oil and salt
with olive oil and parsley

oasis

beef braised with tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, red chili, garam masala, turmeric, and cumin
with onion, garlic, olive oil, and garam masala seasoning

hearth

with steak and bell peppers
roasted chicken thighs simmered in heavy cream, butter, onions, garlic, white wine, and sour cream
garlic, sage, rosemary, and oregano in olive oil

kettles

with high time vegan ground chicken, bell peppers, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and paprika
with celery, onions, garlic, cilantro, roasted chicken, fresh corn, jalapenos, lime juice, and cumin

roam

roasted chicken thighs simmered in a sauce of heavy cream, butter, mushrooms, onions, sour cream white wine, and corn starch

Light Lunch

hearth

with steak and bell peppers
roasted chicken thighs simmered in heavy cream, butter, onions, garlic, white wine, and sour cream
garlic, sage, rosemary, and oregano in olive oil

kettles

with high time vegan ground chicken, bell peppers, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and paprika
with celery, onions, garlic, cilantro, roasted chicken, fresh corn, jalapenos, lime juice, and cumin

Dinner

root

coated in cornstarch with scallions for garnish
with vegetable oil and salt
with vegetable oil, salt and garlic

oasis

artichokes, pepperoncini, parsley, onion, and garlic
tomato, cucumber, mint, lemon, green onion, garlic
olive oil confit whole garlic cloves

hearth

with steak and bell peppers
roasted chicken thighs simmered in heavy cream, butter, onions, garlic, white wine, and sour cream
garlic, sage, rosemary, and oregano in olive oil

kettles

with high time vegan ground chicken, bell peppers, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and paprika
with celery, onions, garlic, cilantro, roasted chicken, fresh corn, jalapenos, lime juice, and cumin

craft

crispy chicken tenders and fresh baked buttermilk biscuits
SIDES: maple syrup , whipped cinnamon honey butter , craic sauce , coleslaw , pickled jalapeno

roam

orange juice, sesame oil, gluten free soy sauce, onions, garlic, and sesame seeds
with olive oil and salt
with salt and black pepper

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FOOD ALLERGIES

SERVING STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AND CELIAC DISEASE

The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.

Daily menus for each café can be accessed at emerson.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and view the guide on food allergies and celiac disease at Emerson College. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.

DINING WITHOUT THE TOP-9

We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer OASIS — a destination in the Dining Center where all meals are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten through the sole use of whole foods.

For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Dining Services
(617) 824-8554
foodservices@emerson.edu

Center for Health and Wellness
(617) 824-8666
healthservices@emerson.edu

Student Accessibility Services
sas@emerson.edu

Dawn Sajdyk, Resident District Manager
dawn.sajdyk@cafebonappetit.com

Daniele Rossner, MS, RDN, Regional Nutrition and Wellness Manager
(860) 538-3708
daniele.rossner@cafebonappetit.com

Go Green

We know that Emerson students are busy and often must eat on the run. This makes to-go dining very popular but has the potential to generate a massive amount of waste. Much of this waste can be avoided with Emerson Dining’s OZZI reusable containers to eliminate waste altogether.

Learn how OZZI To Go works

Stay Fresh

Eat Right — For You

Do you care about whether your food was grown locally or raised humanely? Or are you more interested in protein vs. carbs?

Whatever your priorities, we can help you chew the right thing. At Bon Appétit, we’re working toward “food service for a sustainable future.” How we define that is a mouthful, but the bottom line is that we strive to cook delicious food that’s good for you, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected. And we’re proud to be the first food service company to tackle many important issues in these areas.

We’re here to support you by giving the information you need to choose wisely. Visit our Wellness page for a feast of information about the roles our from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach, local sourcing, and other sustainability programs can play on your menu.

Wellness Page

Meal Plans

Food is a vital part of college life. A meal with friends doesn’t just nourish the body, it builds lasting relationships and feeds the soul. At the same time, campus dining can also be a source of anxiety: Will there be options for me? What if I don’t have time to sit down? I have wicked food allergies, will there be things that are safe for me to eat?

Our passion is creating community through food. We serve meals that are not only delicious, they also embody our core values of ‘from-scratch’ cooking, wellness, dignity, and sustainability – that we take very seriously.Whether it’s a late-night craving for a kimchi rice bowl or a vegan protein smoothie on the run, we’re committed to making delicious, wholesome food that works for real life. Let us show you how.

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Common Questions

  • I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
  • Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
  • How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
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