Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

New and Improved

R&DE Stanford Dining's Arrillaga Family Dining Commons is the first dining hall to be built on the Stanford campus in almost 20 years. It is located at the corner of Escondido Road and Arguello Way. This dining hall is the primary dining location for Crothers and Toyon students, and won First Place in the Montague Suite Dreams Design Challenge.


This two-story dining facility incorporates the best in culinary, sustainability, technology and community building design. The 26,000-square-foot dining pavilion features a cooking suite as the centerpiece of the Culinary Studio. Here students, faculty and staff learn under the curriculum established by R&DE Stanford Dining's award winning culinary team through cooking classes and demonstrations. With video cameras at the cooking station, large student audiences are able to engage in the cooking production. R&DE Stanford Dining's frequent partnership with celebrity chefs ensures the topics and guest speakers remain contemporary and dynamic.

Performance Dining

Arrillaga Family Dining Commons hosts the Performance Dining program, which was developed in partnership with Stanford Athletics, School of Medicine and the Culinary Institute of America. This involves synergistic food combinations and the promotion of antioxidants and other nutrients to help students perform at their mental and physical peak. R&DE Stanford Dining employs a full-time Performance and Wellness Dining Nutritionist, who counsels students and student athletes, and consults for groups such as the athletics department. Performance and Wellness Dining falls under our EatWell program, which encompasses fresh, healthy and sustainable food.

Chefs Balcony setup for lunch.

Chef’s Balcony at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

Arrillaga Family Dining Commons invites you to enjoy its newest feature, Chef’s Balcony. Overlooking the Hoover Tower, you and your guests may enjoy a five-star gourmet meal created by R&DE’s award-winning chefs. Ideal for group meetings and special events, our menu focuses on fresh, sustainable, and local ingredients. Past menus have featured Flatbread Pizza with Wild Mushrooms, Kamut Paella, and Cumin-Crusted Tri-color Carrots. The chef can also create a customized menu tailored to the specific needs of your event.

For reservations, please contact Arrillaga Dining at

  • Reservation minimum of 10 people, maximum of 26
  • Please reserve at least one week in advance
  • Customized menus are available
  •  PTA payment welcome
Zucchini, peppers, and grains.

Signature Platforms

Performance Bar, Wall of Fire, Culinary Studio, Flex Station

Academic Hours

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Academic Hours
September 22 - December 14

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
Brunch: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Late Night, seven days a week
9:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.


489 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305
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Payment Options

In addition to standard meal plan payment, residents and non-residents may also pay with:

  • Meal Plan Dollars
  • Cardinal Dollars
  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • Stanford Card Plan

We've gone cashless!

Menus & Nutrition

Visit to view our daily menus





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Bob McClenaghan
Assistant Director
of Residential Dining
East Campus


Thien Hoang
Senior General Manager

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Joseph Roldan
Executive Chef
Kriska Nagle
Sous Chef


 Young Shin      Javier Cruz
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Hospitality Supervisor

Irene Rodriguez
Shift Lead

Javier Cruz
Shift Lead

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Kevin Carver
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Yonas Tesfaye
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Shift Lead
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Rachelle Rivers
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Customer Services Supervisor
Viridiana Meraz
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Customer Services Coordinator