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Risley Dining Room

Cornell Dining's best-kept secret, Risley Dining is an All You Care To Eat dining room in Risley Residential College, just north of the Thurston Avenue bridge.

Modeled after the Christchurch Refectory at Oxford University, the dining room maintains the same gothic charm as when it first opened as the all-Ivy "Risley Great Hall" in 1913. While the dining room's atmosphere may be very "Harry Potter," our servery is completely up to date with daily options focused on healthy eating. Huevos rancheros, poke bowls, both meat and vegan smashburgers, and tostadas are just a few of the unique items you'll find. Risley features hot traditional entrées, a stir-fry station, salad bar, breakfast and fruit bar, and one of the best dessert stations around.

Without the need for any compromise in a full menu of delicious food, Risley Dining Room is certified 100% gluten-free, tree-nut-free, and peanut-free.

Chef Kevin Grant works closely with residents to help plan annual unit specials, including the Day of Dead celebration each fall, and "A Night at Hogwarts" Harry Potter-themed dinner each spring.



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Risley Hall, North Campus
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Contact Info:

Kevin Grant
Chef/Manager, Risley Dining Room

Murray LaLonde
Senior Operations Manager, Cornell Dining

Risley Dining Entrance
Risley Dining Hall interior
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