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Dining Options

Stay healthy with expansive dining options.

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Dining Options at Charter House

Italian Proverb:

"A tavola, non si invecchia."


"At the table, one does not grow old."


At Charter House, our pathway to healthy aging provides you with a dining lifestyle that is welcoming, vibrant, and varied. Our expansive menu of options and flexible meal plans provide you with the opportunity to select exactly what you want. This is especially important if you are looking for nutritional choices to enhance your health.

Enjoy the views of downtown Rochester, MN from our 22nd floor Skyview Dining Room or select a made-to-order meal in our Corner Cupboard; whatever you chose is sure to please your palate!

Skyview Dining

Our Skyview Dining room is restaurant-style offering a large variety of selections for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. On Sunday, enjoy a late morning Brunch menu complete with homemade Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, made-to-order Omelets, or enjoy a hearty “Sunday Supper" entrée.

Our innovative, seasonal master menu rotates through 52 weeks of the year, featuring a new menu every Monday. Residents enjoy the annual seasonal variety of more than 425 entrees with every menu including meats, vegetarian options, sandwiches, fish, and entrée salads.

Always on the menu are items such as succulent tenderloin, healthy grilled salmon, juicy burgers, and a daily carved Butcher Block meat. In addition to an entrée, residents can choose from three of our daily soups (on a 103 soup rotation) and up to 5 sides of fresh fruits, vegetables, starches, side salads, desserts, and much, much more!

On every menu we indicate which items can be enjoyed on a heart healthy diet. In addition, we provide you with nutritional information for entrees indicating calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, allowing you to follow your medically-prescribed or lifestyle diet.

City View

Four evenings a week, you can enjoy a buffet-style meal in our 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.


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!

Corner Cupboard

The Corner Cupboard is located on our first floor and is a lively neighborhood gathering place. Enjoy made-to-order meals, a daily salad bar, lunch buffets, paninis, pizza, soups, sandwiches, BBQ grill-outs, and hot coffee 7-days per week.

Our attached store includes fresh groceries, household goods, flowers, gifts, gourmet foods, artwork, and daily newspapers.


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!