The Museum Café, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the quaint space of the Museum Café. Carry out orders are also available. 

The menu changes frequently and includes signature sandwiches, daily soups, and a variety of fresh salads. Reservations are accepted for small or large groups and the Museum Conference Room is available for parties up to ten people.

The Museum Café is a great place for a relaxing lunch, a break from the galleries for a refreshment, or a much needed study break with our free Wi-Fi.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is a great place for large or small events. Call 701.777.5377 or email to inquire about availability.

• For Carry out orders, call 701-777-4668

• Gift certificates available

• Major credit cards accepted, cash, checks, and University of North Dakota department billing.

• Members receive a 10% discount at the Museum Café.



Home-made Dressings: Maple Dijon, Caesar, Ranch, Greek, and
Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Add Smoked Salmon $4, Chicken $3

Caesar Salad – $11

Romaine Lettuce, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese, home-made croutons, topped with Caesar Dressing.

Fall Harvest Salad – $13

Mixed greens topped with sliced apples, pears, dried cranberries, julienned carrots, Gorgonzola cheese and candied pecans. Served with a Maple Dijon vinaigrette.

Greek Salad – $13

Mixed greens topped with sliced English cucumbers, heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans, and kalamata olives. Garnished with feta cheese and a pepperoncini pepper. Served with Greek dressing.


Served with Chips or Seasonal Fruit.
Add a cup of soup or chili, Side Garden Salad, or Caesar Salad for $3 

Caprese Melt – $12

Fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, sweet basil, and balsamic glaze drizzle. Grilled on your choice of bread.

Apple Pesto Turkey Panini – $14

Sliced turkey topped with a home-made pesto mayo, sliced apples, and Munster cheese on your choice of bread. Toasted with a thyme honey butter spread.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad – $13

Chicken salad with dried cranberries and pecans. Topped with your choice of Munster or mozzarella cheese, lettuce and tomato.


Hot Italian Roast Beed Sandwich – $14

Shredded beef roast tossed with chopped pepperoncini peppers and roasted red peppers, topped with Munster cheese and served hot on a ciabatta roll.


Artist’s Palette – $13

Create your perfect palette with a choice of any two:
Half of any Salad (includes specialty salads, garden, or Caesar)
Half of any Sandwich
A cup of Soup or Chili



Winter Glow Quinoa Bowl – $14

Roasted beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and seasoned garbanzo beans on a bed of white quinoa topped with a tahini vinaigrette and garnished with julienned kale.

Add Smoked Salmon $4, Add Chicken $3

Chicken Carbonara Risotto – $14

Roasted Chicken and crisp pancetta tossed in a light cheese sauce served on a bed of our creamy parmesan risotto. Garnished with parsley.



Chili – Cup $3 Bowl $6

Ground beef cooked with onions, peppers, stewed tomatoes and kidney beans. Topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

Soup Du Jour – Cup $3 Bowl $6

Fresh soups, prepared in-house. Changes frequently.



Fresh Seasonal Fruit $2
Side Garden Salad $3
Side Ceasar Salad $4
Potato Chips $2



Please ask your server about our in-house prepared desserts. $4



Soda $2
Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Coffee $3
House blend

Hot Tea $3
Earl Grey, Green, Lemon Lift, Black, Green with Pomegranate, or Constant Comment (orange spice blend)

Iced Tea $3
Brewed in-house.

Lemonade $3
Made in-house.

Perrier $3

Evian Water $3


The Museum Café caters events of all sizes, using the Museum spaces with the cathedral windows facing east and west as the perfect backdrop for any event. Choose selections for any occasion from our catering menu or let Chef Kristen Whitney assist in planning the perfect menu for you and your guests.

Call between 9 am – 3 pm Monday thru Friday, 701.777.5377 or email to inquire. Please call in advance to assure availability of your selections.

Chef Kristen Whitney is originally from central Massachusetts but has lived in Grand Forks for three years. She started her food career as a server in family restaurants throughout Massachusetts, which grew her passion for food. Eventually, Kristen pursued formal culinary education from Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge MA, graduating with Honors with an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Sciences. She has spent the last 15 years in the field.

Since graduating Kristen has utilized her culinary knowledge in a range of different positions. She worked catering services at the DCU Center of Worcester, Ma., where she had the opportunity to explore her passion for food display and the art of plating. She went on to Assumption College, specializing in gluten free and allergen free food for the students with dietary restrictions, and for seniors at the Willows of Worcester active adult community. Kristen worked at Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha’s Vineyard, where she was head grill cook and catering chef, serving Former Presidents Obama and Clinton.

Prior to starting at the Museum, Kristen was the Dining Director for Edgewood Vista Memory Care, where she focused on nutritionally rejuvenating, seasonal, and local foods that don’t just feed the body but also the soul.

Kristen is looking forward to getting to share her array of talents with Museum friends and supporters.