Risley Dining

Cornell Dining's best-kept secret, Risley Dining is an All You Care To Eat dining room in Risley Residential College, just north of the Thurston Avenue bridge.

Risley Dining is certified gluten-free, tree nut free and peanut free by Kitchens with Confidence, for house residents and the entire Cornell community. There are always vegan and vegetarian choices.


Monday - Friday

Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Closed on Saturday & Sunday

About Risley Dining

Modeled after The Hall within the Christ Church at Oxford University, the dining room maintains the same gothic charm as when it first opened as the all-Ivy "Risley Great Hall" in 1913. While the dining room's atmosphere may be very "Harry Potter," our servery is completely up to date with daily options focused on healthy eating. Huevos rancheros, poke bowls, both meat and vegan smashburgers, and tostadas are just a few of the unique items you'll find. Risley features hot traditional entrées, a stir-fry station, salad bar, breakfast and fruit bar, and one of the best dessert stations around.

Payment Types

Meal Plan - Debit, Meal Plan - Swipe, Cornell Card, Major Credit Cards, Mobile Payments