Restaurants


The City Center campus of Joliet Junior College is the location of two restaurants run by the students of the Culinary Arts Program. They are Saveur and Thrive. They each offer their own creative and imaginative cuisines, but both are incredibly flavorful.

City Center Campus Restaurants

We hope you can try our delicious food served at one of our two restaurants or at our kiosk for a quick carryout item.

Effective Fall 2020, all guests will be required to:
  1. Wear face masks as they enter the building (they can remove them when eating and drinking)
  2. Have their temperature scanned upon entering the building
  3. Practice social distancing

Please note: Seating will be very limited. Overall capacity will be reduced to 25 percent. 

Our hours are listed below.

Restaurants

  • Saveur

    Tuesdays and Thursdays
    Opens for fall 2020 beginning Sept. 1 and Sept. 3.
    11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Reservations are suggested and encouraged. Please call (815) 280-1201.

    One of two restaurants run by the students in the Culinary Arts Program, Saveur features a journey of tastes and textures through contemporary American and International cuisine all prepared from scratch by our talented culinary students.

    Saveur is a full-service restaurant, providing table service with a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant will be open at the City Center Campus located at 235 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL on the second floor. All proceeds go directly to the Culinary Arts Department. 

  • Thrive

    Wednesdays 
    Opens for fall 2020 beginning Sept. 2.
    11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

    Fridays 
    Opens for fall 2020 beginning Sept. 4.
    5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

    Reservations are suggested and encouraged. Please call (815) 280-1201.

    The focus of Thrive is to craft elegant and imaginative cuisine, showcasing fresh ingredients. All pastas are produced in house, as well as cheeses, breads and more to create a menu both classic and approachable that is simple yet flavorful. Thrive is also run by the students in the Culinary Arts Department.

    Thrive Restaurant is located on the first floor of the City Center Campus, facing Chicago Street. 

  • Lavu Culinary Cafe (kiosk)

    Monday through Thursday
    Opens for fall 2020 beginning Aug. 24.
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Lavu Culinary Cafe, located on the main floor of the lobby next to Thrive Restaurant, is available for carryout featuring coffee, breakfast items, sandwiches, soups and desserts. 

 

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