Sharpe Refectory

Sharpe Refectory

Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Sun, 7:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Lunch     Mon-Sun, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Sun, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sharpe Refectory is the home kitchen for our meal plan participants. Located on Wriston Quad, the Refectory is arguably the social center of campus, serving over 1,500 students per meal in continuous all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style dining. Choose from a variety of quality entrees and sides crafted from scratch-made recipes, locally grown produce, quality meats from our in-house Butcher Shop, and Pinterest-worthy desserts from our in-house Bakeshop.

Breakfast

Kettles

Comforts, entrees

roasted red peppers, onions, shaved steak, cheddar and romano cheese with cage free eggs and fresh herbs

Comforts, sides

Greens

whole milk yogurt from Narragansett Creamery
from Narragansett Creamery
from Narragansett Creamery
your choice of melon, pineapple, grapes, and more

Sweets

baked fresh in our bakeshop
baked fresh in the Brown Bakeshop

Kosher: Dairy

Lunch

Kettles

carrots, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes and red beans
onions in a beef and chicken stock with swiss cheese and croutons

Comforts, entrees

egg based tortellini filled with cheese tossed in marinara sauce and parmesan cheese

Comforts, sides

buttery sweet potatoes and shallots cooked in a sweet marsala wine and topped with fresh chives
green bean and garlic tossed with fresh herbs

Harvest

buttery sweet potatoes and shallots cooked in a sweet marsala wine and topped with fresh chives
green bean and garlic tossed with fresh herbs
well seasoned lentils with onions, jalalpeno, garlic and tomatoes

Harvest Accompaniments

contains sesame

Halal

Greens

traditional salad bar choices with extras such as roasted red peppers, olives, marinated artichoke, salami, capicola, parmesan cheese, antipasto pasta salad, farro salad and herbed cannellini salad with a selection of dressings and crunchy toppings

Grill

boneless chicken thigh seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder
a local favorite! a mix of pork and beef, dry milk and spices grilled to perfection
garlic, onions, jalapeno and red peppers, ground beef, kidney beans and ancho chilies with herbs and spices
made from scratch in house
plant based patty

Deli

grilled vegetables, roast tempeh, cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, spinach pesto, sriracha mayo, dijon mustard, mayo, or salsa verde and pickled vegetables
turkey, pepperoni, ham, cheese, tuna salad and toppings

Pizza

Pasta

Sweets

baked fresh in our bakeshop

Allergen Aware Kitchen

baked chicken in a house made bbq sauce

Kosher: Meat

served with a citrus vinaigrette

Kosher: Dairy

Dinner

Kettles

carrots, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes and red beans
onions in a beef and chicken stock with swiss cheese and croutons

Comforts, entrees

red peppers, corn, black beans and spinach over rice
garlic, onions, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes with spices and fresh herbs

Comforts, sides

zucchini and red peppers in a well seasoned cream sauce
white rice with garlic and achiote seasoning

Harvest

zucchini and red peppers in a well seasoned cream sauce
white rice with garlic and achiote seasoning
garlic, onions, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes with spices and fresh herbs

Harvest Accompaniments

contains sesame

Halal

grilled cajun chicken served over cilantro basmati rice with your choice of toppings
contains milk

Greens

traditional salad bar choices with extras such as roasted red peppers, olives, marinated artichoke, salami, capicola, parmesan cheese, antipasto pasta salad, farro salad and herbed cannellini salad with a selection of dressings and crunchy toppings

Grill

boneless chicken thigh seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper and garlic powder
a local favorite! a mix of pork and beef, dry milk and spices grilled to perfection
garlic, onions, jalapeno and red peppers, ground beef, kidney beans and ancho chilies with herbs and spices
made from scratch in house
plant based patty

Deli

grilled vegetables, roast tempeh, cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, red onions, spinach pesto, sriracha mayo, dijon mustard, mayo, or salsa verde and pickled vegetables
turkey, pepperoni, ham, cheese, tuna salad and toppings

Pizza

Pasta

Sweets

Allergen Aware Kitchen

well seasoned pork with fresh herbs
quinoa and black beans with onions, garlic and herbs

Kosher: Meat

Kosher: Dairy

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A Note to Our Guests

Brown Dining Services, like many food service operators, has been impacted by the current challenges facing the food industry. Nationwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the food industry in many ways, such as increased labor shortages arising from new demands and restrictions on workers; changes in consumer expectations; closures of food-production facilities, and restricted food trade policies. These changes are resulting in considerable challenges to the food supply chain.

Because of food distribution issues, Dining Services is increasingly compelled to substitute the food products we typically purchase for those that are not part of our menu planning. This is happening at unpredictable times and forces substitutions with little notice, requiring us to make menu changes and adjustments as needed. The unavoidable consequence is that the food we serve will not always match what appears on the online menu tool and the ingredients listed there. We recognize this has an impact on you, our guests, and we appreciate your understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.

If you have food allergies, we urge you to contact Dining Services. Please reach out to michelle_blais@brown.edu (Registered Dietitian). If you have any questions regarding an ingredient or recipe, please ask an onsite manager or make an alternative selection.

We remain committed to providing high quality food and service to our guests, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we deal with these national issues.

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MyMeal

MyMeal is an online tool designed to help students make educated food choices in Brown’s dining halls.  Students can view specific ingredients used in dishes, whether you are managing allergies or focusing on selecting more healthy options.

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