A La Carte Dining

The Main Dining Room, the Hall of the Associates, and in mild weather, the East and West Patios offer gracious settings for weekday dining. The Athenaeum boasts a varied and excellent menu as well as an extensive wine cellar. Appropriate dining attire is requested. Hours of service are Monday through Friday:
 
Breakfast: 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Summer Hours:
July:
À la carte dinner closed on Mondays
Tuesday - Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

August:
À la carte dinner closed on Mondays & Tuesdays
Wednesday - Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

September:
À la carte dinner closed on Mondays
Tuesday - Friday: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dinner on Wednesdays is our Prime Rib Buffet Night.
Advanced reservations are always recommended.  Reservations can be made on-line or by calling 626-395-8282 during non-service hours.
For reservations being made during our hours of service please call the dining room directly at 626-395-8283.
Vegetarian options are always available, please inquire with your server.
The Athenaeum welcomes outside cakes to be brought in for special occasions. Cake cutting service is provided with a fee of $1.65 per person.

Athenaeum Corkage Fee: (750 ml bottles only)
 Bottle 1 & 2  $13.20 each  
Please contact us with any questions, or for corkage fees over and above the noted quantities.

Click the sections below to view our menus


  • Breakfast
    • As sunlight streams into the dining room through the wood paneled windows, get a fresh and healthful start to your day with breakfast at The Athenaeum. Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

      Breakfast
  • Lunch
    • Lunch at The Athenaeum is always a special affair. Walnut paneled walls and tall fanlight windows provide an elegant, bright room where you and your party can enjoy lunch with the special Caltech ambiance. One can choose from a variety of salads, sandwiches and delectable hot entrees. We also offer an extensive Express Lunch Buffet that changes daily with a seasonal offering of salads, fruit, grains, legumes, soups, hot buffet, and daily carvery.

      Lunch is served in the dining rooms Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. with the last seating at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended during lunch service.  Reservations can be made on-line or by calling 626-395-8282 during non-service hours. For last minute reservations or for reservations made during our hours of service for the same day, please call the dining room directly at 626-395-8283.

      We are excited to offer our new Pavilion location for an additional lunch option!  Please call 626-395-8253 to place your order or just stop by the Pavilion for some of our Grab & Go options.

      Our Menus
      Daily Buffet & Lunch Specials - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
      Lunch & Restaurant Lunch-To-Go 
      Dessert
      Athenaeum Pavilion Grab & Go
  • Dinner
    • The Athenaeum has long been known for elegant evening dining. The romantic atmosphere and extraordinary menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Isacsson together offer the ultimate dining experience. For ten years, Chef Isacsson has provided menus crafted around the season's finest ingredients prepared in creative and delicious form.

      Reservations can be made on-line or by calling 626-395-8282 during non-service hours. For last minute reservations or for reservations made during our hours of service for the same day, please call the dining room directly at 626-395-8283

      Our Menus

      À la carte
      Wednesday Prime Rib Buffet
      Dessert
      Prix Fixe


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