Places to Eat in the Hospital

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Fork and KnifeYou'll find excellent selection and convenience at each of our dining areas located throughout the hospital. Each location accepts cash and credit cards. In addition, employees can elect to charge their food purchases on their University-issued ID.

Rooftop Café and Rooftop Terrace

In partnership with local businesses like Timmy Flynn’s Red Pepper Deli & Grill, Bread Garden Market, Oasis-The Falafel Joint, Cookies & More, and Molly's Cupcakes, the Rooftop Café provides beverages, snacks, soups, and sandwiches to patients, visitors, and hospital staff in a comfortable lounge atmosphere.

Rooftop Terrace, the adjacent outdoor patio with great views, is open seasonally.

Atrium Dining Room

Atrium Dining Room

With a gourmet menu and an extraordinary view, the Atrium Dining Room takes hospital dining to a higher level. Finely crafted entrées are paired with excellent sides, delicious soups, and an outstanding salad bar. There’s always something fresh and tasty on the grill, and the desserts are irresistible. Dine in for a panoramic view, real linens, complimentary coffee and tea, and exceptional service from our staff.

  • Location: 7th Floor Roy Carver Pavilion (Elevators D and E, Level 7)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Compass Express

Compass Express Web

For a quick and tasty snack or meal, you can’t beat Compass Express! Daily specials feature grab-and-go favorites like wrap sandwiches, tacos, and pasta. Hot dogs, giant pretzels, warm cookies, yogurt, packaged salads, and fruit cups are always available, along with a wide selection of convenience store items and local specialties. Save a stop on the way home and pick up a variety of grocery items, like bread, peanut butter, milk, and hamburger!

  • Location: General Hospital (Elevators B and C, Level 1)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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The Fountain Dining Room

Fountain Dining Room

So many choices! From family favorites to pizza and sushi, the Fountain Dining Room has something for everyone. Burgers from the grill, hoagies from the deli, made-to-order omelets, salads, soups, snacks, desserts – the list goes on. Come eat with us in our bright and friendly dining area.

  • Location: General Hospital (Elevators B and C, Level 1)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Weekends and holidays from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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The Marketplace

Market Place

Located conveniently off the Fountain Lobby, the Marketplace offers salads, sandwiches, beverages, desserts, and some hot food items during lunch and throughout the night. Lunch features a burrito/nacho/salad bar with carnitas, fajitas, and more. Night service includes build-your-own pizzas, wraps, salads, and sandwiches.

  • Location: General Hospital (Elevators C and D, Level 1)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.; Weekends/holidays from 2 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
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Melrose Dining Room


Located close to our ambulatory surgery centers, specialty clinics, and infusion suites, the Melrose Dining Room offers an outstanding range of breakfast and lunch menu options. Toasted sandwiches, hearth oven pizzas, and a pasta bar are unique specialties that join our grill and hot entrée station. You’ll also find a full range of beverages, cold sandwiches, salads, snacks, and treats.

  • Location: Pomerantz Family Pavilion (Elevator L, Level 5)
  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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