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Food Services

Food services are considered an integral part of life at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Virtual Hospitality Group provides food and beverage services at BNL. It's very important to us that the level of service and our products, meet or exceed customer expectations. Please contact Guest Services at (631) 344-3545 or email with any issues, comments, or suggestions.



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 1:30 p.m. for meal service, and 1:30 to 2 p.m. for coffee and pre-made foods. The cafeteria is closed on BNL holidays.

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

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 (pdf) 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

Micro Markets


There are two Micro Markets on site.  One is located in the lobby of Building 400, next to the Starbucks cart, and is open 24 hours a day. The other in the lobby of Building 740. These are self-service markets available for purchasing beverages, snacks, frozen microwavable foods, fresh salads, sandwiches, and ice cream.

Off-site Food

Grocery/Food Store/Supermarket

Name Location Telephone
Delivers w/$60 minimum order  
Best Yet 803 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-713-4010
Best Yet 1088 Old Country Road, Riverhead 631-208-9170
Compare Foods Route 25, Middle Island 631-924-3747
King Kullen 1235 Route 25, Middle Island 631-924-0402
King Kullen Route 25A, Wading River 631-929-1328
Pathmark 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-399-4433
Stop & Shop Route 25A, Miller Place 631-474-9846
Stop & Shop 999 812 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-281-3610

Fast Food - that will deliver to BNL

Name Hours of Delivery Telephone
If you have a vendor that delivers to BNL, please be sure to contact the security main gate at ext 2240 and give them your location and that you are expecting a delivery from that vendor.
Alfredo's Pizzeria Everyday until 9:45pm 631-924-7713
Five Brother's Deli M-F until 6pm Sat-Sun until 3pm 631-924-8300
Hero Haven Sun-Thur until 10pm Fri-Sat until 11pm 631-399-3802
Joy Luck Club Sun-Thur til 10pm & Sat 11pm 631-345-2111
Mama Lisa ($50 minimum) Mon-Sat til 10pm Sun til 8pm 631-395-4600
Ridge Deli Weekend deliveries 631-924-0338
Wing Stop ($20 Minimum) Mon-Thurs 9pm Sat 10pm Sun 8pm 631-395-9464
Delivers w/$60 minimum order   (Grocery/Supermarket)  

Fast Food

Name Location Telephone
Alfredo's Pizzeria 1679 Middle Country Rd, Ridge 631-924-7713
Boston Market 803 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-395-5015
Burger King 862 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-399-2226
Carlo's Pizzeria 451 Glen Drive, Shirley 631-924-8760
Checkers 550 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-281-1060
Country Rotisserie 99 Route 25A, Shoreham 631-821-2020
Dunkin Donuts 1495 William Floyd Pkwy, Mastic 631-395-4887
Five Brother's Deli   631-924-8300
Friendly's Route 25, Middle Island 631-345-6535
Friendly's Route 58, Riverhead 631-727-5139
Gyro Palace Cafe Route 25A, Rocky Point 631-821-3322
Hero Haven   631-399-3802
Joy Luck Club   631-345-2111
Kentucky Fried Chicken 800 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-281-8828
Mama Lisa   631-395-4600
McDonald's 971 Montauk Highway, Shirley 631-399-6404
McDonald's 1600 Middle Country Road, Ridge 631-924-3857
Panera Bread Route 58, Riverhead 631-727-0277
Pudgie's Famous Chicken William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-281-1338
Rocky Point Diner Route 25A, Rocky Point 631-821-1496
Taco Bell 1750 Middle Country Road, Ridge 631-924-6990
Taco Bell William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-395-3582
Wendy's 555 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley 631-399-1136
Wing Stop   631-395-9464


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