Dining at RiverWoods — Our Philosophy

We are committed to providing our residents with outstanding cuisine and exceptional service, in a pleasant and gracious atmosphere. Our residents enjoy one chef-prepared meal per day (lunch or dinner) in any of the dining venues on campus. Choose from classic, white-tablecloth style and service in one of our three dining rooms, or, for a more casual atmosphere, dine in one of our bistros or cafés. Enjoy a different venue every day if you wish, without making a reservation.

Eating with the Seasons and Eating Local

We strive for a farm-to-table approach and have established partnerships with local farmers and producers from which we source fresh, all-natural and seasonally-available meat, fish, and produce to use in the preparation of delicious, restaurant-quality meals. We season our cuisine with herbs from our kitchen gardens, home bake most of our breads and desserts, and create all our dressings, sauces, and soups from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients.

Each day, our restaurant-trained chefs prepare a varied menu of entrées. Our seasonally-diverse menus are always enhanced with the availability of fresh, local ingredients, and our chefs bring creativity to the table each day, along with monthly themed event meals to serve up some fun along the way.

With a resident dietician on campus who supervises the creation of all our menus, you can be assured that your meals offer the quality and the nourishment you’re looking for.

Exceptional Service

Enjoying a meal at RiverWoods is about more than the outstanding cuisine. It’s a place where the dining staff knows your name and personal preferences. Our waitstaff and dining services team have years of experience and are some of the friendliest faces on our campus! Our waitstaff exceeds our residents’ expectations for quality service.

Life is short. Work someplace awesome!

The best part of my day....greeting residents by name and chatting with them while I prepare their entrees.

Vegan, Heart-Healthy, and Gluten-Free Options

No matter what you choose, you know it will be fresh, delicious, and cooked to your liking. Do you have special menu requirements? Our dietician and dining services team will help customize your dining experience to meet your specific nutritional goals. From vegan or vegetarian to gluten-free or low sodium, our team provides each meal with flair, freshness and superior flavor.

View Samples of our Seasonal Menus

  • Holiday Buffet Menu


    • Carved Prime Rib au jus
    • Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese, & Spinach Frittata
    • Seafood Newburg in Puff Pastry
    • Fig, Onion, & Bleu Cheese Tart


    • Roasted Vegetable Medley
    • Vegetable Soup
    • Cream of Broccoli Soup
    • Waldorf Salad
    • Salad Bar
    • Bread/Rolls/Pastry Table


    • Grand Marnier French Toast with Strawberries
    • Eggs Benedict
    • Scrambled Eggs
    • Bacon/Sausage/Home Fries


    • Lemon Cream Cake
    • Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake
    • Crepes Made to Order
    • Chocolate Station
  • Winter Dinner Menu

    Soup du Jour: 

    • Carrot, Leek & Ginger


    • Beef Stroganoff: mushroom gravy, sour cream, egg noodles
    • New England Baked Haddock: fresh filet of Atlantic haddock, white wine, butter & Ritz cracker crumbs
    • Skillet Gnocchi with White Beans & Kale: sautéed with herbs and vegetable stock


    • Jasmine Rice
    • Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets


    • Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Assorted Ice Cream
  • Spring Dinner Menu

    Soup du Jour: 

    • Sweet Potato & Coconut


    • Greek Salad & Lamb Tips: fresh greens, feta, olives, tomato, onions, cucumbers, lemon, and olive oil,  with yogurt-marinated lamb tips, grilled to preference
    • Marinated Grilled Shrimp: cilantro, basil, vinegar, and honey
    • Tortellini Primavera: cheese-filled pasta. julienned vegetables, olive oil, Parmesan cheese


    • Mushroom Risotto
    • Grilled Broccoli


    • Yellow Cake, Chocolate Frosting
    • Cookie of the Day
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Assorted Ice Cream
  • Bistro Lunch Menu


    • Turkey, Wild Rice, and White Bean


    • Cubano: sourdough bread, yellow mustard, Swiss cheese, pickles, sliced pork loin, ham, French fries


    • Steak Frites; grilled strip steak, Worcestershire butter French fries, green beans

    Entree Salad: 

    • Strawberry, Almond, Goat Cheese: mixed greens, strawberries, toasted almonds, red onion, crumbled goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette


    • Sausage, Tomato, and Onion


    • Rum Cake
    • Cookie of the Day
    • Assorted Ice Cream
    • Fresh Fruit
  • Spring Holiday Menu

    Soup du Jour:

    • Carrot Ginger


    • Calef’s Baked Ham: scalloped potatoes, asparagus, cherry Port wine sauce
    • Dijon and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb: wild mushroom risotto, asparagus, mint relish
      Crab Stuffed Haddock: wild rice pilaf, asparagus,  lemon-herb butter
    • Spring Pea Ravioli: wilted greens, shaved parmesan, romesco


    • House-Made Carrot Cake
  • Summer Cookout Menu


    • Watermelon Gazpacho Soup
    • Caesar Salad


    • Grilled Salmon, Grilled Pineapple Salsa
    • BBQ Chicken Thighs
    • Grilled Hamburgers
    • Grilled Hot Dogs


    • Baked Beans
    • Loaded Potato Salad
    • Asparagus
    • Corn on the Cob


    • Strawberry Shortcake