Kendal Dining for Every Mood, Taste and Schedule


From casual café-style dining to full waited and buffet service, Kendal at Ithaca offers an option to fit every mood, taste and schedule. Kendal at Ithaca’s dining director and executive chef are committed to using local sources where possible, and offering healthy options, variety and choice.

Two women dancing in the Cafe
Residents dance in Kendal at Ithaca’s Cafe.

Leisurely or On-The-Go

While sharing a delicious meal together over interesting conversation is one of the great benefits of living at Kendal, grabbing a quick soup and sandwich may work better on some days. The Café is the less formal option, with full salad bar, soups, pizza oven and several hot entrees. Windows Dining Room offers a hybrid concept of traditional waited service and buffet-style service. Four smaller dining rooms offer the same menu in the Health Center.

DINING OPTIONS

  • Choice of three meal plans for apartment and cottage residents
  • All meals and snacks for Health Center residents
  • Sunday and holiday brunches and special meals
  • Catering Services
Kendal at Ithaca chef Beanie

Kendal at Ithaca’s dining director and executive chef are committed to using local sources where possible, and offering healthy options, variety and choice.

Tasty and Healthy

For each item we serve, we list its ingredients in order to accommodate dietary requirements; every meal offers a vegetarian entrée and soup choice, gluten free options are labeled, and our chef will consult with you to be sure that you are well fed! Our “Healthy Choice” meals are an attractive and tasty low fat, no salt, well balanced meal option.

What’s Cooking


Visit Kendal at Ithaca Resident’s website to view weekly menus and more.