The Retreat

Academic Year Hours

GORDON COMMONS

Monday – Friday 7am-9pm
Saturday 8am-9pm
Sunday 9am-9pm

THE RETREAT & THE BRIDGE

The Retreat

Monday – Friday 8:30am-4pm

The Bridge

Monday – Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

STREET EATS

Daily
east side of Gordon Commons
7am-11:30pm
Sunday – Thursday
at College Center
5pm – 9pm

Summer Sign-off

Goodbye for now, Vassar community! We are closing for the summer, but we look forward to serving you at the start of the new academic year.  In the interim we are working diligently to plan for a safe reopening when you return to campus.  Be safe and enjoy your summer!

The Retreat

SPECIAL HOURS

  • Café Closed  August 3-30
  • The Retreat will remain closed for the summer and will reopen on Monday August 31st. Enjoy the rest of your summer and Stay Safe!

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Located in the College Center, The Retreat accepts cash, credit or V Cash.

Eat Right — For You

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Wellness

When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments
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Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Food allergies & sensitivities
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Sustainability

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Our sustainability commitments

Tell Us What You Think

Common Questions

  • I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
  • Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
  • How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
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Meet the team

Catering

Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste.

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