Residents dining in Windows Restaurant

Wind Crest Signature Dining

Featuring Fresh and Flavorful Dining

At Wind 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 Dedicated Dining Organization

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

A Social Experience

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. 

Unique Dining Venues

Something delicious is always on the menu at our on-site restaurants. Each day, our talented executive chef prepares a variety of mouthwatering entrées that may inspire you to retire from cooking for good.

Your choice of dining venues:

  • Fly’n B Café: This casual hotspot features short-order favorites like juicy burgers, fresh salads, deli-style wraps, and more.
  • The Fireside:  Let our knowledgeable waitstaff help you select from a menu of signature entrées and desserts.
  • Windows Restaurant: Enjoy delicious, chef-prepared fare along with your choice of indoor or outdoor seating.
  • Timberline Tavern Grab a beer and a bite while you watch the game. The Timberline features five big-screen TVs, billiards tables, and a full bar. 
  • Blue Sky Bistro: Grab a cup of coffee and a sandwich on the run at this coffee shop and market.
  • Burton’s Steakhouse (New in 2016!): Bring your appetite to this modern steakhouse, featuring a menu of beef, seafood, and more.

Take Your Meal to Go

No time for a sit-down meal? Grab a hot entrée to go from any of our on-site restaurants, or stop by the marketplace in the Town Center Clubhouse or the Blue Sky Bistro in McHenry’s Crossing for a snack or a sandwich on the run.

The meals are great. The facilities are great. The staff is great. Life is great!
John and Dawn Strumsky

Flexible Dining Plans

You have the choice of two convenient dining plans. Regardless of which plan you choose, the cost is included in your Monthly Service Package. Since you control how and when to use those credits, you’re free to treat a friend to brunch, or even eat multiple meals on the same day.

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 for a whole year.

Choose between the following flexible dining plans:

  • Traditional Plan: You’ll have one meal credit equal to the number of days 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 offered at a reduced Monthly Service Package fee. It's ideal for those who often dine off campus or like to do a little cooking themselves.

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!

Meal Options to Meet Your Dietary Needs

The food at Wind 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

Virtual Tours

Fireside Restaurant
Fly'n B Cafe