What’s new this fall in restaurants? – Student Services

August 19, 2022

The Student Center C-Store is back, as is Pizza in the Rath…and more!

Posted in: Announcements, Dine on Campus, Featured News

Montclair State Dining is excited to welcome our Red Hawks back to campus this fall and see all the exciting changes we’ve been working on over the summer! Check out some of the highlights of what you can expect to see this fall semester:

Student center

  • Introducing True Burger at Student Center Cafe (formerly Grill Nation)

The True Burger brand was born when a student asked for a truly premium burger, handcrafted from Angus beef. The brand is deliberately simple: fresh burgers made to order, sweet and spicy breaded fries and delicious signature specialties. The legacy-based burger menu spans a classic cheeseburger to a veggie black bean so all of our Red Hawks can get a burger they’ll truly love. And of course, we keep our Red Hawk favorites like cheesesteaks, onion rings, chicken tenders, chicken wraps and more. Open Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Introducing Smoothie Lab at the student center cafe (formerly Scoop & Sprinkles)

Smoothie Lab is a trendy concept offering frozen smoothies and acai bowls with decadent toppings like crumbled granola and chia seeds. Choose from a fun menu of frozen drinks with ingredients like strawberries, bananas, pineapple, dragon fruit and blueberries. Smoothie Lab offers avoiding gluten-free, vegetarian and nut-free menus with the options of being vegan and dairy-free. Open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Reopening of the Pizzeria at the Student Center (formerly 2mato/Chop’d)

The Student Center Pizzeria, located on the lower level, reopens as a reimagined classic pizzeria powered by Grubhub! Place your custom order directly on your smartphone using the Grubub mobile app and use Block Meal Equivalency, Flex Dollars, Red Hawk Dollars or a credit card. Simply pick up your food, piping hot in our red pick-up box, when you’re notified your order is ready. Open Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Relocation of Wild Blue Sushi

Wild Blue Sushi leaves the patio of the student center to return inside the cafe of the student center, located next to the turnstiles of the main entrance. Savor fresh hand-rolled sushi, edamame, dumplings and more. Open Monday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residential catering

  • More buzzers at Freeman Dining

Gone are the days of waiting for that little black buzzer to vibrate. Now just enter your mobile number in the order kiosk. We’ll text you when your order is ready!

  • Freeman Dining x The Arts

The Freeman Dining Hall is delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with our College of the Arts to organize student collaborative activities such as open mic nights, poetry readings, performances, musicians playing live music, yoga, improvisation and comedy and more! If you would like to participate in these live events, please fill in this form.

  • Iced coffee at Sam’s and Freeman

We know our Red Hawks love their iced coffee and we’re excited to now offer it as part of our all-you-can-eat program at residential restaurants in Sam’s Place and Freeman Dining Hall. Enjoy delicious, refreshing and flavorful iced coffee!

Retail Catering

  • Reopening of the Student Center C-Store!

After being closed due to COVID, we are excited to announce that the Student Center C-Store will reopen this fall semester. Enjoy a hot cup of flavored coffee, grab a pre-class snack and bottled drink, or stock up on health and beauty essentials. Open Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Reservations are no longer required at the Red Hawk Diner

Reservations are no longer required to dine at Red Hawk Diner. Visit us anytime and enjoy your meal inside the restaurant or pick up your meal to go using the Grubhub mobile ordering app.

  • Student center dining room to accommodate special menus

Although the Student Center Dining Hall no longer offers daily lunch service, we are delighted to offer two special menu days per month with special event menus. In September, join us for a Welcome Back Menu on Wednesday, September 7 and a Hispanic Heritage Celebration Lunch on Tuesday, September 2. Menus will be available on our website prior to the event.

New this year, created from student feedback! This meal plan gives you “Your choice” of where to dine and offers the most flexibility to take advantage of all that campus dining has to offer!

  • Unlimited unlimited dining at Sam’s Place & Freeman Dining Hall
  • 7 meal equivalent passes per week in our retail restaurants
  • $250.00 Flex Dollars to use however you see fit, including on Grubhub!

Retail meal match meals are reset to 7 blocks every Sunday morning for the coming week. Retail meal equivalent values ​​are: $6.00 for breakfast and $8.35 for lunch/dinner/late night. You can use flex dollars or cash/credit to pay the balance of a retail purchase (if applicable). Select your meal plan now!

Contact us anytime

We appreciate any comments you may have. Please let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or questions and we will get back to you within the next business day. We have several ways to reach you!

  • Email us: Complete our email form with your information and send us a quick note.
  • Text to solve: Text us 973-233-4908. We will answer you right away!
  • Social media: Connect with us on social media @eatatmontclair
  • Meet the team: Are you looking for the contact details of one of our Managers or Culinary Chefs? Discover our staff webpage.

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