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Fresh, Classic, 5-Star Dining

Inspired menus and impeccable service rendered in beautiful surroundings – our exceptional hospitality draws appreciative reviews from our residents, as well as the wider Evanston community.

Every Meal, Delectable

The skill and imagination of our culinary team is unmatched. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are the basis of made-to-order meals from our classically trained executive chef. Scrumptious desserts and baked goods are a specialty of our world-class pastry chef. Whether you’re a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, or you require gluten-free meals, our diverse menu has offerings for all palates and needs.

Multiple Dining Venues

Choose to dine in our elegant and spacious dining room, our casual bistro or other comfortable and pleasant places. In-room dining offers the same caliber of chef-prepared, made-to-order meals.

  • JEM Dining Room – fine dining with à la carte selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Crystal Lounge – adjacent to the Crystal Ballroom; a relaxed setting for cocktails, light snacks and desserts, music and televised entertainment
  • Bistro – casual dining with hot and cold made-to-order options, as well as convenient grab-and-go items
  • Emerald Lounge – for an elegant lunch or Happy Hour with live music
  • Sapphire Room – a casual venue for daily infused water, fresh coffee and snacks
  • Rooftop Terrace – an open-air rooftop café offering a light menu that includes sandwiches and fresh-brewed iced tea
  • Private dining rooms – for personal celebrations and gatherings
  • In-room dining – available during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours

Browse sample menus

For a taste of The Merion lifestyle, join us for lunch and a tour.