VISIT & explore

Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe

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 eat gourmet specialties overlooking a stunning panoramic view of Meadow Lake.

The Ginkgo Restaurant and Café is improving its 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. Stop by the restaurant and check it out!


Ginkgo Restaurant

The menus change each season and there are "grab and go" salads and sandwiches available. Browse the current menus:

 Ginkgo Weekend Breakfast Menu 
Ginkgo Restaurant Lunch Menu


11 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily
9-11 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays for breakfast

Upcoming Restaurant Closures

Due to a special event on Saturday, May 16, the hours for the Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe are as follows:

Restaurant   9AM - 1:30PM
Cafe -            9AM - 2:45 PM

Arbor Court Grill (weather permitting)  11AM - 4PM

Closed Thanksgiving Day 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.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. November-February
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April
9 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October 

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