Hours and Dining

The Big Red Barn is closed at this time. Please check the COVID-19 Graduate School Information page for more information.

Big Red Barn; Director and Barn student staff contact info (and to be added to the programming newsletter list):

(607) 254-4723, Jennifer Forbes, jf282@cornell.edu

Big Red Barn; Dining contact info:

(607) 255-8080, Jill Shufelt


One of Cornell Dining’s 23 restaurant locations, the Big Red Barn serves soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, and pastries.  Relax outdoors at our new picnic tables in the warm weather or sit by the fireplace on our comfortable lounge furniture. Whatever the season, this is a great place to take a break and relax from your studies.

Building hours during the academic year: 

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*By reservation only: Friday – Sunday, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.*

Dining hours during the academic year:

Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Snack Service during the academic year:

Snack service run by the Barn staff (grab ‘n’ go sandwiches and salads, coffee, drinks, and beer – cash only): Monday – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekly TGIF (free snacks, beer, cider, and wine sold – cash only): Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Big Red Bucks, CornellCard, cash, and major credit cards are accepted (except where cash only is indicated above).