Dining

Dining at RiverWoods — Community

Eating and breaking bread together is an integral part of being in community. At RiverWoods Durham, we celebrate this fundamental human experience within our spacious state-of-the-art, multi-faceted dining area we call The Commons. We strive to impart a sense of wellbeing through sourcing the finest local products, preparing them in the spirit of giving, and serving them with kindness.

If a bit of solitude is preferred, we have a number of smaller, more intimate dining spaces. We also invite our residents to experience the concept of “convivium” —  the enjoyment of gathering and nourishing together — with a number of larger tables seating eight or ten. Don’t be surprised if a neighbor invites you to sit with them!

Variety, the Spice of Life

The Marketplace is open from morning to night for grab ‘n go sandwiches, salads, beverages, and more. Enjoy a freshly-baked muffin with a cup of coffee or espresso or, for casual dining, our Bistro offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and changing daily specials. In warm weather, enjoy plein air dining in our rooftop patio overlooking the memory garden.

For residents wishing to enjoy a more formal dining experience, join us in Jackson’s Landing, our premiere setting featuring white-tablecloth dining and an expanded menu.

Wherever you choose, come and go at your leisure enjoying a points-based meal program allowing for ultimate flexibility — dine when you want and how you want.

Sustainable and Flexible Options

We share the same local and sustainable sourcing values as our sister communities, RiverWoods Exeter and Birch Hill, partnering with local farms, fishermen and small businesses to support a vibrant community. Our menus are developed with the finest ingredients and have daily options for plant-based, gluten-free and allergen-modified dishes. Our skilled culinary team prepares meals to order in our open-concept kitchen and display areas to enhance the enjoyment of dining. Our menu changes seasonally and throughout the year, we embrace cultural traditions with special meals.

Our Team

Enjoying a meal at RiverWoods is about more than the outstanding cuisine. It’s a place where dining servers know your name and personal preferences. Our exceptional service staff provides prompt and friendly service, going above and beyond to ensure every detail is anticipated and executed. Nurturing through nutrition is one of the most rewarding and genuine methods of individual care we provide to our residents. The food is the fabric that weaves us together in ways that are as meaningful as they are delicious.