On Campus Dining Venues

RISD Dining + Catering offers a variety of great places to eat on campus. Visit the RISD Dining page on Facebook for frequent updates.

Note about schedules:
Our dining halls provide service coinciding with the Academic year. Dining facilities provide limited service on Thanksgiving and the day after and are closed during winter holiday break. Hours and offerings may vary on holidays and during Wintersession and spring break.

  • The Met

    The Met

    With seating for more than 300 guests, The Met is the largest dining room on campus and offers a wide variety of freshly prepared items for guests to enjoy, including traditional, vegetarian and vegan options. The menu features innovative entrées and special creative cuisines, an artisan pizza oven, a salad and deli bar, plus a mouth-watering array of desserts and pastries made on site.

  • Portfolio Café

    Portfolio Café

    Portfolio Café, a full-service eatery, is located on the ground floor of 15 West (a three-minute walk from the graduate center in the CIT). With seating for more than 100 guests, this café is open to the public and also caters to the needs of students who live in RISD Housing on the floors above. The menu features entrées and lighter fare — either to enjoy on site or to grab-and-go.

  • Jolly Roger Café

    Jolly Roger Café

    Winner of the Loyal E. Horton award, the Jolly Roger Café is located at 257 South Main Street and offers fast, delicious artisan sandwiches, chips, fruit and baked goods, as well as favorites such as the house organic fair trade coffee and homemade peanut butter.

  • Watermark Café

    Watermark Café

    RISD’s Watermark Café offers healthy choices made-to-order with organic products and locally grown produce. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or espresso paired with a unique dessert to cap off your meal, or as an afternoon treat with friends. With a riverfront location on the second floor of the risd:store, the Watermark is a popular campus destination with seating for up to 45 guests.

  • Rosie’s: Eats to Go

    Rosie’s: Eats to Go

    At special events RISD’s beloved and award-winning mobile food truck brings you a curbside offering of ethnic and comfort foods prepared to order, plus specialty beverages and snacks. The best part is that RISD Dining points are accepted at Rosie’s.

  • Carr Haus Coffee Shop

    Carr Haus Coffee Shop

    A student-run shop perfect for a quick fix, Carr Haus Coffee Shop features economically priced coffees and teas, juices, smoothies, baked goods and sandwich fixings.

  • RISD•Caters / Artisan Events

    RISD•Caters / Artisan Events

    RISD•Caters re-imagines group dining with the creativity, exceptional quality and attention to detail expected of Rhode Island School of Design. Our menu presents a tempting variety of choices and à la carte flexibility for meetings, events and celebrations. Let our experienced chefs prepare a meal with the distinctive creative flavor that is RISD’s hallmark.

Providence's riverfront park offers a great setting for drawing and sketching, just across from RISD's Mandle Center for
Living and Learning.