Cuarto Dining Commons

Welcome to UC Davis' spotlight dining facility showcasing sustainable food solutions.

  • Five culinary food platforms
  • Waste diversion and composting
  • Seating capacity of 300, serving 1,500 residents
  • Multiple seating options
  • Outdoor seating on 2nd floor balcony
  • Full wireless connectivity
  • Convenience store

16,000 sq.ft. of renoved space into dynamic, attractive, and sustainable facility.

Five culinary platforms have replaced the cafeteria-style serving area. Platforms include Harvest Bakery, Tomato St. Grill, Seasonality featuring entree's with seasonal and local foods, Saucey hosting hand-crafted pizzas and pasta, and Fresh Inspirations serving hand-tossed salads and carved meats.

Expanded and enhanced seating. We've converted the compartmentalized seating rooms into large, open dining areas by removing partition walls and creating a two-story space in the public market area with an opening in the second floor.

Additional enhancements:

  • Mechanical system improvements.
  • Lighting energy use reduction.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Non-chemical water softening.
  • Display boards, electronic displays, and equipment monitoring devices.
  • Solar heat recovery system with high-efficiency boilers and pumps.
  • Lighting reduction and controls integration.
  • Utilization of recycled materials.


Academic Year Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 7 AM–8 PM
  • Friday: 7 AM–2 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 5–8 PM

Scheduled Academic Year Closures

The Cuarto DC will be closed November 28–December 1, 2019 for Thanksgiving; December 14, 2019–January 4, 2020 for winter break; and March 21–March 28, 2020 for spring break. The Cuarto DC will close after lunch on June 11, 2020.


Cuarto DC Menu

General Manager


Keith Luke


The Cuarto Dining Commons is located at the east end of Oxford Circle, immediately south of Emerson Hall and northeast of Thoreau Hall.

Map displaying Cuarto DC