Bistro Verde

Welcome to Bistro Verde — home of great culinary and hospitality experiences at ñ!

We are located inside the east entrance of the Workforce Careers Center on ñ’s main campus at 5250 Shepherd Road in Springfield.

Bistro Verde is the dining room and kitchen lab space that serves as an active classroom for our very own student-run restaurant, which is open to the public most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Bistro Verde is also the location for student dinners, ñ Community Education culinary dinners, and other great culinary and hospitality experiences.

Bistro To Go

Jan. 31-Feb. 29
Tue, Wed and Thu
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bistro To Go provides a counter service concept that offers soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks. Guests can place their and either take away a delicious lunch or enjoy it in the dining room space or al fresco.

Bistro Verde

The inside of Bistro Verde: a dining room with round tables and place settings.

March 27-May 2
(closed April 23-25)
Tue, Wed and Thu
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ñ's student-run restaurant transforms mid-semester to a casual, fine dining concept, offering a full-service lunch experience that features appetizers, soups, salads, desserts, coffees and drinks. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by leaving a message at 217-786-2821 or by emailing Your phone or email reservation will be confirmed as soon as we are able.

will be accepted, but we very much encourage guests to make a reservation and join us in person.

View the spring 2024 menu

Putting culinary skills to work
Prepping lunch at Bistro Verde
Providing delicious menu options
Culinary is an art!