Dining

If you’re wondering, what’s on the typical menu at independent living facilities near me, we have good news. We aren’t your typical facility. When it comes to dining, our mission is simple: serve delicious, enjoyable food in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

From uniformed waiters and linen-covered tabletops to bread with whipped butter before dinner, we serve up all the little extras in our Durham independent living.

Food is a big part of life, and we make sure ours is delicious, cooked to order, and available all day long. Tastefully prepared and beautifully presented, our breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are made daily with fresh ingredients (locally grown whenever possible).

Our Durham independent senior living state-of-the-art kitchen is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, so you don’t have to plan your days around set mealtimes. Dining options include carryout or home delivery, casual light fares in our Bistro, and relaxed dining in the main dining room. Treat yourself to wine and cocktails during our weekly social hour, or to a special dinner with family to celebrate special occasions.

Special Occasions

Whether it’s a book club meeting featuring a continental breakfast, an intimate dinner with your family, or a celebration for a special birthday, we cater to all your dining needs with custom-created menus for all occasions.

So the answer to what’s on the menu at independent living facilities near me? At Bartlett Reserve, something delicious!

Sample Menus

Below are samples of our rotating menus.

Anytime Menu

HOUSE SALAD

Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber & Onion with your choice of Dressing

CAESAR SALAD

Romaine Lettuce, Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan & Creamy Caesar Dressing. Add Grilled Chicken or Grilled Shrimp.

BARTLETT BREAKFAST

2 Eggs, Bacon, Sausage & Choice of Grits or Roasted Potatoes

BLT

Applewood Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mayo. Chips or Fries

HOT DOG

Chips or Fries

BARTLETT BURGER

Local Grass Feed Beef, Choice of Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion. Chips or Fries

CLASSIC CLUB

Smoked Turkey, Ham, Lettuce, Tomato, Applewood Smoked Bacon & Mayo. Chips or Fries

HOT HAM & CHEESE

Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone or Blue Cheese. Chips or Fries

Breakfast Menu

THE BARTLETT OMELET

Ham, Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach, Sautéed Onions. Roasted Potatoes, Bacon or Sausage Patties

THE BARTLETT BREAKFAST

2 Eggs, Sausage, Bacon. Grits, or Roasted Potatoes

VANILLA FRENCH TOAST

Bacon or Sausage

BELGIAN WAFFLES

Bacon or Sausage

BUILD-A-BOWL OF OATMEAL

Honey, Brown Sugar, Walnuts, Dried Cherries, Blueberries, Coconut, Butter, Sweet Cream, Almond, Raisins

SEASONAL FRUIT PLATE

Yogurt and Honey

CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES

Bacon or Sausage

THE B.E.L.T

Applewood Bacon, Fried Egg, Butter Lettuce, and Tomato on White, Wheat, or Rye. Home Fries

Lunch Menu

GREEK SALAD

Feta, Olives, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion & Bell Peppers with Lemon Dill Dressing

BEET SALAD

Arugula & Goat Cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette

SPINACH SALAD

Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Roasted Almonds, & Warm Bacon Dressing

CORNED BEEF REUBEN

Russian Dressing, Sauerkraut, and Swiss Cheese on Marble Rye. Chips or Fries

PIMENTO CHEESE

Sharp Cheddar, Roasted Peppers, & Fresh Herbs. Chips or Fries

CHICKEN SALAD PLATE

Mixed Greens, Boiled Egg, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion. Chips or Fries

GRILLED DAYBOAT FISH

Slaw, Fresh Lemon, Cocktail Sauce, or Tartar Sauce. Chips or Fries

CRAB CAKE

2 Crab Cakes, French Fries

FRIED CHICKEN BREAST

Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, & Gravy

Dinner Menu

THE BARTLETT PEAR SALAD

Spinach, Bartlett Pear, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions, Feta, Walnuts, Choice of Dressing

CRISPY SHRIMP

Roasted Almonds, Arugula, & Sweet Chili Sauce

SPINACH SALAD

Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Roasted Almonds, & Warm Bacon Dressing

MEXICAN PIZZA

Sour Cream, Salsa, & Avocado

SMOKED SALMON PLATTER

Toast Points, Garlic Aioli, Capers, Minced Shallot, & Boiled Egg

A LA CARTE MENU

A la carte options come with choice of House Salad or Caesar Salad.
Please select one item from each of the categories below:

PROTEINS

NY Strip, Flounder, Salmon, Herb Roasted Chicken, Chopped Steak, Grilled Pork Loin or Shrimp (Gilled or Tempura Fried)

VEGETABLES

Green Beans, Sautéed Spinach, Creamed Spinach, Green Peas, Butter Peas, Black Eyed Peas, Grilled Asparagus, Glazed Carrots, Buttered Broccoli, or Cole Slaw

STARCHES

Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potato, Rice Pilaf, Grits, Fries, Buttered Pasta, Baked Sweet Potato, or Mushroom & Onions

SAUCES

Tartar, Cocktail, Brown Gravy, Horseradish Cream, Beurre Blanc, Sweet Chili, Peach Chutney, or Tomato Butter