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Signature Dining and Restaurants for Seniors at Oak Crest

An Exceptional Dining Experience

Oak Crest proudly offers Signature Dining, a commitment to a variety of fresh menu offerings, executed at the moment of service and delivered to you in a variety of distinctive dining venues.

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

While every apartment home includes a modern, fully appointed kitchen, once you sample Signature Dining, you may find yourself spending less time preparing meals on your own.

A Dedicated Dining Organization

Oak 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 waitstaffs 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 Oak Crest Resident Advisory Council to ensure that residents have a valued voice. 

Opportunities to Socialize

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. 

Seven Unique Places to Dine

Oak Crest has seven delightful places to enjoy a meal, and they're all a short indoor stroll from your apartment home.

  • The Fireside: Treat your family to Sunday brunch or dinner, and be sure to try the chef’s selection of desserts.
  • The Oak Room: Let our knowledgeable waitstaff help you choose from fabulous entrées like pasta and steak.
  • Banners Café: Feast on brick oven pizza and other delicious selections from the rotisserie oven or teppanyaki grill.
  • McHenry's: Bring your appetite to this buffet-style venue, featuring a variety of hot entrées and delicious desserts.
  • 1812: Head to this tapas-style restaurant and bar and try the featured beers and cocktails at the daily happy hour.
  • The Quarry Grille: Featuring three-season outdoor seating, this a la carte grill specializes in classic cuisine.
  • Acorn Pub: Enjoy casual dining with pub-style favorites prepared fresh for lunch and dinner.

We enjoy dining in the many campus restaurants. It’s wonderful to have so much variety.
Joe and Allison Z.

Eat on the Go!

You can’t always spare the time to sit down for a meal. When you’re on the go, just grab a hot meal from any of our on-site restaurants. Snacks and sandwiches are also available at the convenience store and deli.

Flexible Dining Plans

Oak Crest residents can choose between two convenient dining plans. The cost is included in your Monthly Service Package no matter which plan you choose.

You can choose how and when to use your meal credits. Treat a friend to brunch, or even eat multiple meals on the same day. The choice is yours.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.

  • The Traditional Plan: Also called “Meal of the Day,” this option allows you to receive a meal credit equal to the number of days in the month to be used at any of the on-site restaurants. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to cook every meal.
  • The 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. It's offered at a reduced Monthly Service Package amount.

Nutritional Information at Your Fingertips

Nutritional information for dinner entrées is 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!

 Healthy Choices Are Easy and Convenient

The food at Oak 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. You’ll find meal options for the following dietary needs:

• Low sodium

• Sugar-free and low sugar

• Heart healthy

• Low carb

• Vegetarian

• Low cholesterol