Dining Options

Dining Options

At all Rush system hospitals, there are a number of convenient dining options available to you and your family. All of our restaurants accept most major credit cards.

Rush University Medical Center

West Side Food Hall

West Side Food Hall features three restaurants — The Burger Joint, Beatrix Market and Smoothies by Cafe Austria — and two rotating pop-up restaurants, offering a wide variety of flavors and cuisines for lunch.

  • Location: Second floor of the Armour Academic Center, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Monday through Friday (excluding holidays): 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Common Grounds coffee kiosk

Common Grounds coffee kiosk features local coffees and specialty drinks, snacks and grab-and-go items.

  • Location: Second floor of the Armour Academic Center, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Monday through Friday (excluding holidays): 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Au Bon Pain restaurants

Atrium Building

This location has a large seating area and offers a variety of bakery items, soups, made-to-order sandwiches, coffee and tea.

  • Location: Fourth floor of the Atrium Building, 1650 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Professional Building

This kiosk location offers coffee and fountain drinks, bakery items, soups, and pre-made sandwiches and salads.

  • Location: Ground floor of the Professional Building, 1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Triangle Office Building

This location has a small seating area and offers coffee, fountain and bottled drinks, bakery items and pre-made sandwiches, salads and soups.

  • Location: Second floor of the Triangle Office Building, 1700 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • This location is currently closed. 

The Tower

This kiosk location offers a variety of bakery items, pre-made sandwiches and salads, coffee, tea and other beverages.

  • Location: Fourth floor of the Tower Building, 1650 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • This location is currently closed.

Subway restaurant

Subway offers sandwiches, salads, snacks and fountain drinks.

  • Location: First floor of the Sofija and Jorge O. Galante Orthopedic Building, 1611 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
  • Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Vending machines

  • Farmer's Fridge:
    • Farmer's Fridge sells fresh and healthy food through a user-friendly, self-serve smart fridge. The Farmer's Fridge is located on both the fourth floor of the Armour Academic Building, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612, and the fourth floor of the Tower Building, 1620 W. Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612.
    • Farmer's Fridge is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • Farmer's Fridge accepts cash, coins and credit cards.
  • Vending machines:
    • The largest vending area is located on the first floor of the Jelke Building, 1750 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612.
    • Other vending machines are located throughout the Medical Center. Ask unit staff for directions to the nearest machines.
    • All vending machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note: Vending machines accept cash or coins, no credit cards.

Food and Nutrition Services guest trays

If your loved one is in the hospital, you can arrange to receive the same meal they receive at mealtimes. The cost is $10 per meal tray, and you will be asked to pay by credit card when you order. Please call Food and Nutrition Services at (312) 942-3663 to make your order.

Local restaurants

There are many local restaurants surrounding the Medical Center's campus. A few options include the following:

Ricano's Restaurant
230 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 666-7253

Greektown
Multiple restaurants on South Halsted Street (Greek)

La Lagartija Taqueria
132 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-7772

The Ogden
1659 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL
(312) 226-1888

Park Tavern
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 243-4276

Pompei
1531 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 421-5179

Rooks Corner
625 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607
(located inside the Marriott Chicago Medical District/UIC) (312) 491-1234

Rush Copley Medical Center

Waterfront Café

Waterfront Café features hot entrees, sandwiches, salad and soup bar, desserts, hot and cold drinks, juices and snacks.

  • Location: Ground level of the hospital, 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504
  • Menu: To view the weekly menu, visit here. Menus are subject to change without notice.
  • Open every day from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A vending area is located in the Waterfront Café, which is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jazzman’s Café

Jazzman’s Café offers a wide variety of coffee and beverages, baked goods, specialty sandwiches and salads.

Jazzman's has two convenient locations:

  • Main Entrance lobby
    Location: 2000 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504
    Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Physician Office Building II lobby
    Location: 2040 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL 60504
    Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mindful Gold Certified

Rush Copley Medical Center has earned Sodexo's Mindful Gold Certification in recognition of our dedication to providing healthy options and at cost-conscious prices. To learn more, visit here.

Rush Oak Park Hospital

Cafeteria

The cafeteria offers a wide variety of healthy menu options for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.

  • Location: Second floor of Rush Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304
  • Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Vending machines are adjacent to the cafeteria, and they are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

Local restaurants

There are many local restaurants surrounding Rush Oak Park's campus. A few options include the following:

New Rebozo
1116 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 445-0370

Mama Thai
1112 Madison St., Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-0100

Small Batch Barbecue
7441 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 689-8075

Mexican Republic Kitchen and Cantina
7404 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 689-0850

Jimmy's Place
7411 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-7476

Pizza Patron
2313 S. Cicero Ave., Cicero, IL 60804
(708) 652-5352

Harvest 365 Restaurant and Fresh Grill
7610 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 120, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 488-0415