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What’s Cooking this Spring?

Dining Services’ Plans for the Spring 2021 Semester.

Posted in: Announcements, Dine on Campus, Featured News, Parents and Family, Red Hawk News

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Montclair State Dining is hungry for the spring semester and can’t wait to serve you! We are cooking up your old favorites and introducing some delicious new menus, too.

Panera Is Here!

One of the most iconic bakery cafes is finally opening its doors on the Montclair State campus in the newly renovated College Hall! Panera Bread’s grand opening is set for Monday, February 8, but your favorite Rocky the Red Hawk heard a report that you can begin to order from the new menu beginning Wednesday, February 3, before the announced grand opening!

What’s Open & New?

As we gear up for the spring semester, dining venues will begin opening again! Check What’s Open for up-to-the-minute information on what’s open now or opening soon. You can also see this info directly on the NEST app!

New This Semester!

Although the Student Center Cafe will be closed for the spring semester, you can still get your Student Center Cafe favorites from 2Mato at the Rathskeller, Grill Nation and the all new Paper Lantern Asian Cuisine by ordering on Grubhub for pickup at Sam’s Place at Machuga Heights. (Paper Lantern is a fresh and fast Asian cuisine menu that will include your favorites similar to Panda Express such as beef and broccoli, sesame chicken, lo mein, fried rice, egg rolls and other daily specials). Use your Flex Dollars, Red Hawk Dollars, Block Meal Swipes or Credit Card to place orders on the Grubhub mobile app.

You’ll also recognize familiar friendly faces from these Student Center locations as they cook up your orders in Bistro 62 this semester! Sushi Sam will continue to roll-up fresh, hand-rolled sushi, only this time available at the Blanton C-Store. You may still enjoy the Student Center Cafeteria seating area to socially distance with friends, enjoy a meal or study as the tables and chairs will remain accessible.

Daily Pop-ups

Do you love to hang out or study at the Student Center? Good news! Daily POP-UP food menus will be available for you including a rotating menu of fun and delicious food. You’ll get to experience tacos, wings, pho, mac & cheese, pocket foods (raviolis, perogies, beef patties, empanadas), over stuffed baked potatoes and so much more. Expect a different menu each day for lunch and dinner during our two (2) hour pop-up time, so get it while you can! You’ll get the opportunity to let us know which menus you like best so we can make them a full time offering at our locations for the fall 2021 semester. We hope you’re hungry…more info coming soon!

Open Locations for Spring 2021

  • Bistro 62 orders on Grubhub
  • Blanton Plaza C-Store
  • Chili’s at Blanton Plaza
  • Dunkin Donuts at Blanton Plaza
  • Freeman Dining Hall
  • Jersey Mike’s at Blanton Plaza
  • Panera Bread
  • Sam’s Place including Grubhub orders for 2Mato, Grill Nation and Paper Lantern

Closed Locations for Spring 2021

  • Dunkin Donuts Student Center Patio
  • Red Hawk Diner
  • Student Center C-Store (C-Store items will be available at the Blanton C-Store including fresh sushi made daily, bottled beverages, snacks, sundries and more!)
  • Student Center Dining Room
  • Student Center Cafe
    • Grill Nation and Asian Cuisine relocated to Sam’s Place
    • 2Mato/Chop’d relocated to Sam’s Place
  • Venture Cafe
  • University Hall Cafe

Please Note: All locations are accessible to all resident and commuters students, and faculty and staff. Pay with Flex Dollars, Red Hawk Dollars, Unlimited Meal Plan, Block Meal Swipes, Credit Card or Cash (depending on dining location) accepted tenders. View All Dining Locations.