Kendall CollegeChicago is a rich training ground for chefs and the culinary milieu remains one of the finest in the world, with something to please any palate at any price point. A number of these fine culinary masters working in the Loop, River North, and parts beyond received their training at Kendall College, which has been training people in the hospitality arts for decades.

The casual visitor to Chicago or native might say “What’s at Kendall College for me?” Like many other celebrated schools of cuisine they have their own dining room, which is appropriately called “The Dining Room at Kendall College” (easy to remember, no?) Kendall CollegeThis stunning facility affords guests the opportunity to dine on seasonal menus whilst looking out the window at Chicago’s skyline. The finely appointed room takes advantage of Kendall College’s advantageous location on Goose Island, and it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset while dining with a companion or two.Kendall College Dining Room

These multi-course meals are prepared by students enrolled in Kendall’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs in a dynamic classroom setting that happens to be your table for just such an evening. There are a number of dining options, including their prix fixe dinner menu ($29), which is available Tuesday through Saturday and their lunch menu ($19), which can also include a glass of the house red or white wine or non-alcoholic beverage for $22. It's always a good idea to make a reservation in advance. 

Of course, folks who make regular visits to Chicago or live in the area may wish to check out the recreational cooking courses as a way to become more familiar with cooking a range of meals in different preparations and so on. 

It’s easy enough to get to Kendall College, as they are close to the number 8 Halsted CTA bus, and within a 15 minute walk from the Chicago stop on the Blue or Brown Line.


The Essentials:

The Dining Room at Kendall College
900 N North Branch St 
Lunch Service:

  • Monday - Frida: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dinner Service:

  • Tuesday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


K is for Kendall College is part of an ongoing series exploring Chicago from A to Z, highlighting a unique Chicago place and theme for each letter of the alphabet. Check out the past posts and stay tuned for more entries!  


Image credits: Kendall College