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Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe

Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum

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. 

 

Restaurant renovation

We're updating the Ginkgo Restaurant this winter. Improvements to the physical space will allow us to streamline the visitor experience with a single ordering station and increased check-out facilities. The fresh, high-quality cuisine and beautiful views of Meadow Lake will remain. To make this transition, the restaurant will be closed from Tuesday, January 2, through Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

During the redesign, visitors will be able to choose from a slightly expanded menu at the Ginkgo Café, which will maintain its regular schedule.

 

Ginkgo Restaurant

The lunch menu changes each season; "grab and go" salads and sandwiches available.  

PDF iconWeekend Breakfast Menu (PDF)

PDF iconGinkgo Restaurant  Menu (PDF)  

The Morton Arboretum is proud to introduce our beer created specifically for the Arboretum. learn more

 

Hours

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Daily
9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast *

* The Ginkgo Restaurant will be closed December 16, 17, and 23 for Breakfast with Santa.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

 

Ginkgo Café

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.

Hours

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May through October
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November through February
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March and April

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day.

 

Dine Green at the Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum, a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant®.

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