Explore The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, and then replenish yourself with a scrumptious meal at the Ginkgo Restaurant. With floor-to-ceiling windows, visitors at the Ginkgo Restaurant savor gourmet specialties overlooking a stunning panoramic view of Meadow Lake.
The Ginkgo Restaurant and Café is committed to sustainable practices, providing new organic menu options, reducing throw-away plastic, selling reusable water bottles, and offering water bottle-filling stations free for visitor use. Check out this story with the restaurant's Executive Chef Danny Ovanin as he talks about many of the new menu offerings.
The lunch menu changes each season; "grab and go" salads and sandwiches available.
The Morton Arboretum is proud to introduce our Arbor Oak Amber Ale, the first beer created specifically for the Arboretum. learn more
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily
9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast*
*The Ginkgo Restaurant will be closed to the public during Breakfast with Santa—December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Ginkgo Café in the Visitor Center is open year-round. The Café sells ecoGrounds coffee by Java City, beverages, sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of snacks.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through October
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November through February
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March and April
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day.