Arboretum Restaurant

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General Information
The Arboretum Restaurant, located on the second floor of the Oswald Visitors Center, is open year-round and offers a wide variety of hot entrees and Grab & Go items. Each day, the Restaurant serves delicious lunches including a variety of homemade soups, salads, fresh bakery items, Grab & Go items and a daily "hot dish" special. Special menu items feature organic foods as well as produce from the Arboretum's own gardens. The Restaurant's Java City Coffee is 100% fair trade coffee. Beer and wine also available. The Restaurant became a Certified Green Restaurant® in May 2012. Read more at

Newton Dining Terrace
This lovely garden setting provides approximately 160 of seats on two levels in which to enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or snack at any time.  It is set into the hillside and shaded in the afternoon by large trees on the hillside. Honeylocust will provide future shade and surrounding perennials add seasonal color.  It's a great place to sit, relax and eat.

Special Events
Click on the links below to find out details about meals that are offered outside of the regular restaurant offerings:

Saturday Breakfasts

Sunday Breakfasts

Sunday Suppers


Celebrate Maple! Pancake Brunch & March Specials in the Arboretum Restaurant




Cafe Hours

June - October
Monday thru Wednesday  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The outdoor Grill will be offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Noon-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. (weather permitting).

November - May
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Made-to-order lunch hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Before and after made-to-order lunch hours, the Restaurant serves beverages, desserts, grab and go sandwiches, snacks and salads. Enjoy Sunday breakfast specials including made-to-order omelets.

Learn about Arboretum Catering.