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Food Services

Food services are considered an integral part of life at Brookhaven National Laboratory. CulinArt provides food and beverage services at BNL. The CulinArt Food Service Director can be reached at (631) 344-3541 or email to

It is very important to us that the level of service and our products, meet or exceed customer expectations. For suggestions or comments, please email



The cafeteria is located in Berkner Hall, Bldg. 488, 11 Brookhaven Avenue.

Hours of Operation

The Cafeteria is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please note: As of April 1, 2013, the cafeteria will not be open during weekends. The cafeteria is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Breakfast Service

Monday to Friday, from 7:30 AM - 10:45 AM

  • Grill selections prepared to order
  • Fresh Baked Goods
  • Fruits
  • Hot and Cold Cereals

Lunch Service

Monday to Friday, from 11:15 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Freshly Prepared Soups and Salads
  • Deli Specials
  • Grill Items
  • Entrees
  • Pasta of the Day
  • Freshly Baked Cookies, Pies and Cakes

Snack Service

Monday to Friday, 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Late Lunch and Snack Service

Monday to Friday, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • 2 Entrees with a Starch and Vegetable
  • 2 kinds of Soup
  • Beef Chili & Rice
  • Grab and Go Salads
  • Sandwiches & Sushi
  • Pastries, desserts, All Beverages, Coffee, Fruit Cups & Yogurts

Brookhaven Center

hamburger The Brookhaven Center is located, in Bldg. 30, 23 South Upton Road across from Police Headquarters.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday - 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fridays - 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, the evening before a BNL Holiday and all BNL Holidays.

The Center Restaurant is an informal and comfortable setting for dinner and cocktails. The menu includes fish, steaks, burgers, chicken, salads, soups appetizers, sandwiches, and there are always vegetarian options. There is a selection of fifteen tap or bottled beers, wine and mixed drinks. Eat-in and take-out services are provided. For more information call ext. 2204 during hours of operation.

  • Dinner Service:  5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Last call is 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday Special - 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    House brand drinks - $3.50 each, Killian pints - $2.25 each and  complimentary Buffet

No outside food permitted in club at anytime. We reserve the right to refuse service to guests who appear intoxicated or act inappropriately.

Brookhaven Cafe

The Brookhaven Cafe is located in the Research Support Building, Building 400, 20 Brookhaven Avenue. The Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM  proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, pastries, rolls, bagels and cookies. There are also prepared salads and sandwiches available for purchase.

Vending Services

Food and Vending Service Machines are located (xls) in high population areas throughout the site. Available items include sandwiches, salads, beverages, coffee, ice cream, and microwaveable foods, as well as a selection of toiletries. Machines located in the Post Office, Building 179 and the Research Support Building, Building 400 are available 24-hours 7 days per week. A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at these locations.

Vending Services are provided to the Laboratory through the New York State Commission for the Blind. It is very important that the level of service and the products, meet or exceed customer expectations. For suggestions or comments, please email