Upper Commons

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Upper Commons

Serving Brunch Til 2:00 pm
  • Brunch Served from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Brunch     Sat-Sun, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Thu, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Dinner     Fri, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner     Sat, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Dinner     Sun, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Overview of the Upper Commons

Classics – All the comforts of great home cooking
Our selections at the Classics station provides the hearty meal that everyone always wants to know is available. This station is just plain good old-fashioned
food done well.

Global – A celebration of culinary cultural diversity
Featuring fresh ingredients matched with timeless techniques and authentic flavors from the global village. Our offerings will be cooked-to-order with
precise kitchen skills and a bit of flashy entertainment.  Global offers a sampling of dishes from around the world.

Cucina – Hot-from-the-oven pizza, daily pasta creations and more

Grill – Featuring our 100% fresh ground chuck
burgers and more
In addition to the popular standard items, The Grill will feature daily specials.

Stacks – A create-your-own deli bar
Everything you need to create authentic deli-style sandwiches are the mainstay for Stacks, offering a variety of meats, cheeses and spreads, in-house baked
breads and rolls, plus accompaniments.

Greens – Fresh and bountiful salad bar
Some have proclaimed the death of the salad bar; we couldn't disagree more! Greens will feature fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, made from
scratch specialty salads and dressings, in-house baked croutons and bagel chips and a whole lot more. Each day you will have the opportunity to create your own fresh, flavorful salad plate, always with the very best the season and our kitchen has to offer.

Also available at the Upper Commons
• Memorable bowls of soups made with the finest and freshest ingredients – from stock to garnish.
• Vegetarian dishes offering a variety of seasonal vegetables, beans, whole grains and more.
• Visit our dessert cart for the ultimate decadent experience.
• Locally roasted Solude coffees is the centerpiece of our beverage selection.
• A made-without-gluten-containing-ingredients station, featuring soup, pizza, dessert, and more.

For more information on dining at Roger Williams University, visit us at: http://dining.rwu.edu 




baked New England style with cracker crumbs, white wine, and butter
garnished with grape tomatoes and parsley
Queen's Greens spinach with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
oven roast with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper


prepared with Narragansett bay little necks, Georges Bank scallops, point Judith squid
olive oil and parsley
Horse Listeners Orchard


lo mien noodles, carrots, peppers, scallions topped with toasted sesame seeds with a soy ginger dressing
prepared with marinara sauce, onions, peppers, mushrooms and herbs
Queen's Greens spinach with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
oven roast with olive oil and parsley


prepared with hummus, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and asparagus
prepared with sesame
prepared with sesame




garnished with balsamic roasted mushrooms and scallions
topped with olive oil, grape tomatoes, lemon and parsley
oven roast with olive oil, garlic and salt
sautéed with olive oil, garlic and salt


olive oil and parsley
Horse Listeners Orchard


prepared with vegetables
sautéed with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper
oven roast with olive oil and salt


prepared with hummus, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper and asparagus

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Eat Right — For You



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

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


Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

Our sustainability commitments

Allergies and Intolerances

Vegetable display

What you need to know…

Be aware that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, tree nut products, and other potential allergens in our cafés and kitchens.

Follow the links below to find out more information:
Allergen Labeling in Bon Appétit cafés
Made-Without-Gluten options at RWU
Important Celiac Disease Information
Contact for quests with allergies or food-related diseases

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

Dining with Bon Appétit at Roger Williams University

Food is a vital part of college life. A meal with friends doesn’t just nourish the body, it builds lasting relationships and feeds the soul. At the same time, campus dining can also be a source of anxiety: Will there be options for me? What if I don’t have time to sit down? Will the food even be good?

At Bon Appétit our passion is creating community through food. We make more than 200 million meals each year at college campuses, workplaces and cultural institutions that are not only delicious, they also embody core values – about from-scratch cooking, wellness, dignity, and sustainability – that we take very seriously

Click to learn more about our meal plans.