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Wednesday dinner and lunches Monday through Friday are open to the greater campus community.

The French House is open to the public for Wednesday dinner (6pm) and Friday lunch (12:15pm) during the academic year. Check out our menu and reserve your spot.

Wednesday Dinners: $9 students, $11 non students. Click here for menu and reservations.

Lunch Monday – Thursday:  Just $5 for everyone.  All are welcome. The menu will be updated periodically on our Google calendar here.   Our menu Monday through Thursday changes every week. It ranges from typical American fare to international dishes such Riz Cantonais, Pâtes au basilic, Ratatouille or Couscous.

Lunch Fridays: $7 students, $9 non students. Click here for menu and reservations.

All of our meals are served buffet style and usually include a vegetable and rice, potato or pasta. Guests can also look forward to a fresh salad, great French bread, dessert and coffee or tea. We always have a vegetarian option available.

On parle français.

Only French is spoken at the French House so you’re guaranteed some great conversation with your meal. We are first and foremost an educational institution, so even if your French is limited, there’s a space for you. We welcome people of all levels of French. If you do not speak French but are accompanying a group that does, please don’t worry. We’ll make you feel at home.


Have a seat here and enjoy a great view of Lake Mendota with your French House dinner or lunch.