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.





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 two weeks 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

September 20 - December 13

Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 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.

Arrillaga Nights (Late Night)
Daily: 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 are cashless!

Menus & Nutrition

Visit to view our daily menus




Bob McClenaghan Jason Sanchez David McDowell David McDowell Daphne Williams
Bob McClenaghan
Assistant Director
of Residential Dining
East Campus
Chandon Clenard
Senior General Manager
Stasia Jernigan
Executive Chef
David McDowell​
Sous Chef
Anne Alvero
Sous Chef
Daphne Williams Javier Cruz Marilyn Rojas  

Daphne Williams
Hospitality Supervisor

Javier Cruz
Hospitality Supervisor

Marilyn Rojas
Arrillaga Nights Shift Lead

Yonas Tesfaye
Shift Lead