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

Sunday,  May 10, the Ginkgo Restaurant will be closed for breakfast and lunch for a special event.  The Ginkgo Grill and other food options will be available in Arbor Court.

The Ginkgo Cafe will be open  May 10.

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