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Cedar Crest Signature Dining

Fresh, Flavorful Dining

At Cedar Crest, we believe your dining experience should be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day. That’s why we proudly offer Signature Dining, a commitment to a variety of fresh menu offerings, executed at the moment of service, and delivered to you in distinctive dining venues.

Featuring an impressive selection of at least 25 items at a time, our menus combine familiar favorites and regional specialties, plus weekly chef specials, seasonal dishes, and holiday-themed events. Everything is cooked to order and served to your specifications.

While every apartment home includes a modern kitchen, once you sample Signature Dining, you may find yourself spending less time over the stove.


A Dedication to Great Dining

Cedar Crest is committed to hiring only the best and most passionate team members at every level—from our professionally trained executive chef and our multiple sous chefs to our skilled culinary and waitstaff and beyond. The entire team works in harmony to bring you an extraordinary experience every time you dine. Entrées are prepared at the moment of service with fresh ingredients and painstaking attention to detail and presentation.

The dining organization is overseen by a full-time dining director who serves as part of the community’s leadership team. Dining leaders work closely with the Cedar Crest Resident Advisory Council to ensure that residents have a valued voice. 


A Social Atmosphere

Great dining isn’t just about the food; it’s about the company. We offer restaurant-style seating, so you always have the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy plenty of lively conversation.

Happy hour is the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle. Enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or classic cocktail as you chat with old friends and new neighbors alike. 


 Five Delicious Dining Venues

Your predictable Monthly Service Package includes flexible dining at any of the following on-site restaurants:

  • The Fireside
    Let our knowledgeable waiters help you choose from a menu of entrées like pasta and steak.

  • Mountainside Café
    This casual spot features short-order favorites, deli-style sandwiches, fresh salads, and more.

  • The Oak Room
    Bring your appetite and feast on some of the best buffet dining available.

  • The Overlook
    Treat your family to a delicious dinner, and be sure to try the chef’s selection of desserts.

  • The Bistro
    Grab a bite while you watch the game, or play a round of billiards at one of the tables surrounding the bar.

We enjoy dining in the many campus restaurants. We pick up the weekly menus and choose what we want to eat. It’s wonderful to have so much variety.
Joe and Allison Zeigler

Flexible Dining Plans

No matter which dining plan you select, the cost is included in your Monthly Service Package. You have choices on how to use your credits. Want three meals in one day? No problem. Treating your grandson to lunch? Put it on your meal plan.

You also have the option to change your plan each quarter—so there’s no risk of getting stuck in a plan that doesn’t work for you.

Choose between the following flexible dining plans:

 

  • Traditional Plan: You’ll have one meal credit for each day in the month. With this plan, you can enjoy a chef-cooked meal every night for dinner.

  • 20-Meal Plan: This plan, which includes 20 meals per month, is ideal for those who often dine off campus or like to do a little cooking themselves.


Quick and Easy Carryout

No time for a sit-down meal? Our restaurants offer carryout options, so you can grab a hot meal on the go. Snacks and sandwiches are also available at the on-site convenience stores.


Track Calories, Carbs, and More

Nutritional information for dinner entrées are posted on an internal website called MyNutrition, where you can view ingredients, see calories, track sodium, count carbs, and more. You’ll find the information you need to make smart choices!


Options to Match Your Dietary Needs

The food at Cedar Crest isn’t just great tasting; it’s also good for you. Using fresh ingredients and limited additives, our chefs create nutritious meals to please your palate. We offer meail options for the following dietary needs:

• Low sodium

• Sugar-free and low sugar

• Heart healthy

• Low carb

• Vegetarian

• Low cholesterol

Virtual Tours

Fireside Restaurant
Oak Room Restaurant
Overlook Restaurant
The Bistro