At Charter House, food is love
Food does more than simply nourish the body; it is an integral part of our retirement community. It’s about having dinner every night with your closest friends, or inviting your family to join you for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Our Dining Services team is dedicated to creating the most innovative and creative dining program possible.
Our mission statement includes..."to prepare and serve food in a creative, gracious and nutritious manner and to be always open to new opportunities to serve our residents and guests."
Whether you prefer fine dining with a restaurant-style menu and full waited service, casual special-theme buffets or quick carry-outs, Charter House offers a variety of dining options.
Skyview Dining Room
Enjoy the views of downtown Rochester, MN from the 22nd floor of the Skyview dining room. Our menus are restaurant-style with a large variety of selections to please even the most discriminating palate.
At lunch we offer a varied ala-carte menu, complete with entrée salads, sandwiches, entrees and brunch items. Enjoy a light lunch with friends, or make this your main meal of the day. It’s entirely up to you!
The evening menu is new every Monday with a variety of nine different entrees, along with succulent prime rib, healthy grilled salmon, juicy cheeseburgers and a different carved Butcher Block roast meat every evening.
On Sunday, enjoy a late morning Brunch menu complete with homemade Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Omelets made to order, or enjoy a hearty “Sunday Supper" entrée. Be sure to try one of our famous fruit smoothies, they are the perfect start to a relaxing Sunday.
All of our Skyview menus are written with you in mind. If you are following a medically prescribed diet, or just love old-fashioned home cooking, you will find a great selection to satisfy your tastes and dietary considerations.
We offer a comprehensive carry-out program as well. You simply make your selections and we do the rest. Enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own apartment in your slippers and evening news!
City View Room
Four evenings a week, enjoy evening meal buffet in the City View room. The City View room is located on the 22nd floor, with a scenic view of downtown Rochester. It’s a cozy, casual dining venue with community seating, so you can meet your neighbors over a glass of wine or a bottle of beer! We feature fun menus from all around the world, such as Jamaican Me Crazy, Scandinavian Feast, Wok Around the Room and Tour of Tuscany. You can also come to City View to make your own carry-out selections.
The Corner Cupboard is located on the first floor in the main lobby. It’s a lively neighborhood gathering place where you can enjoy made-to-order breakfasts, lunch paninis, pizza, soups, sandwiches, buffets, Al Fresco BBQ grill-outs and other delicious items. The Corner Cupboard is open 7 days a week, from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
You can also buy groceries, fresh produce and dairy, stamps, shop for fresh flowers, beautiful gifts, greeting cards, lovely soaps and potpourris, gourmet foods, artwork, music and daily newspapers.
The Holidays at Charter House
We feature bountiful, delicious gourmet buffets on all the major holidays. Invite your family and friends and let Charter House do all the cooking.
Catering at Charter House
Whether you want a plate of cookies and a pot of coffee for your bridge group, or an elegant seated dinner celebration, the Catering staff at Charter House will work with you to create a memorable event. We have an expansive catering menu, but we will also be happy to individualize your event, we’ve even learned to cook traditional foods from residents just so we could feature it during their catered event!