Outside of Waterleaf Restaurant exterior

Waterleaf Restaurant

Waterleaf Restaurant, located in College of DuPage's Culinary and Hospitality Center, is a dining experience that offers real-life training to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts and Restaurant Management students.

Patrons can experience culinary and pastry students' creativity while enjoying a multi-course meal, utilizing fresh regional and seasonal ingredients. Attentive service is provided by service and sales students. Waterleaf hours vary.

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Waterleaf Reservations

Schedule and Menus

Regional American Cuisine

Enjoy fresh, seasonal, regional American food prepared and served by students in Culinary and Pastry Arts and Service classes. New York, New Orleans, Hawaiian Islands and Napa Valley cuisines are featured in the Spring Regional American Cuisine Menu.

  • Lunches available Wednesday and Thursday with seatings at 11:15, 11:30, or 11:45 a.m.
    $17 per person (Includes 8.0% tax)
  • Dinners available Tuesday evenings with seatings at 7 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.
    $17 per person (Includes 8.0% tax)

International Cuisine Dinners

Join us select Wednesdays for a culinary trip around the world. Enjoy food from across the globe accompanied by wines carefully chosen by students in our Wines program. This semester we're exploring the cuisines of Southern Italy, Spain and Thailand in our upcoming International Cuisine menus . You'll receive attentive service from our students as you enjoy the view in Waterleaf dining room.

  • Open select Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • $45 per person (Includes 8.0% tax)

Contemporary à la Carte Cuisine Dinners

Enjoy an evening of fine food prepared and served by advanced culinary students in beautiful Waterleaf dining room. Choose the prix fixe multi-course menu which includes wine pairings or select specific dishes with the new a la carte option. Wines available by the bottle or glass. 

  • Open select Thursdays with seatings at 6, 6:15 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Prix Fix Menu - $60 per person (Includes 8.0% tax)
  • À la carte options priced as indicated on menu