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Taste of Kendall

The Dining Room at Kendall College

The Dining Room at Kendall College is recommended in The MICHELIN Guide DR_LogoChicago Restaurants 2013. Experience contemporary and exquisite dining on the Kendall College campus with extraordinary views of the city skyline. Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students prepare and serve lunch and dinner in this living classroom. The restaurant has been recognized and highly rated by Zagat Survey 2011/12 as well as having received numerous accolades by respected Chicago food critics from the Sun Times and Check Please!

The Dining Room at Kendall College is committed to sustainability. The menu is seasonal and takes advantage of our very own herb and vegetable garden as well as fresh ingredients from the nearby Green City Market.

The Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are strongly recommended as hours in The Dining Room may vary by school term and student/staff availability. Reserve online at OpenTable or call 312.752.2328.

The Kendall College Dining Room gratuities benefit the Kendall College Trust, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides scholarships to Kendall College students in financial need. Contributions are tax-deductible as provided by law.

Prix Fixe Menu OptionsDR_BEV

Dinner Menu: Choose one first course, main course and dessert for only $29*.
Available Tuesday – Saturday

Lunch Menu: Choose one first course, main course and dessert for only $18*. Additionally at lunch, add one glass of our house red or white wine , or featured non-alcoholic beverage for $22.

*Offers do not include beverages, tax, or gratuities.

James Beard Eats Week at The Dining Room – April 30 – May 8
The James Beard Foundation will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the James Beard Awards in Chicago on Monday, May 4, 2015. As host city supporters of this prestigious event, Choose Chicago and the Illinois Restaurant Association are organizing “James Beard Eats Week” — a week of dining devoted to the celebration and recognition of James Beard himself. Kendall College will be serving the James Beard inspired dishes below from April 30 – May 8.

Black Bean and Squash Soup
Inspired by:  Anna Thomas, Author and Two Time James Beard Award Winner

Bacon Rillettes on Housemade Focaccia
Inspired by:  Chef John Folse and Chef Rick Tramonto from Restaurant R’evolution, New Orleans

Bar Bites Menu
Available during Dinner Operations from 6 – 9 p.m. All menu items are $8 each and meant to be shared (subject to change).

  • Brussels Sprouts and Guanciale
  • Smoked Cheddar Mac and Cheese
  • Mushroom and Truffle Oil Risotto
  • Fried Goat Cheese Stuffed Olives
  • Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Stuffed Dates
  • Shredded Bison Short Rib Slider
  • House Made Pretzels, Beer Mustard, Aged Cheddar,
    House Pickles, Beer Nuts
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables and Za’atar
  • Pot De Crème and Puffed Donut
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