Patients: A Nutrition Services staff member will work with you to select your meals based on your plan of care. Many snack and beverage selections are also available on your patient care floor.
We care about the foods you eat – good nutrition is important to your healing. We believe that any diet can include a variety of foods with balance and moderation. We also appreciate the diversity of your tastes and beliefs. With this in mind, we challenged our professionally trained chefs to create a menu that has something for everyone. For our Patient Dining menus, we have chef specials that change daily and items that are available every day. Much of our menu is made in-house, from scratch; we also source sustainably and locally whenever possible.
During your stay, you can order custom meals based on your individual tastes. You can orders meals with a hospital-provided tablet or with our servers, who will visit you in your room. Professionally trained chefs prepare your meals and our servers deliver them at the time that works best for you.
If you have specific concerns before, during, or after your stay, please contact us at PatientDining@osumc.edu.
Thank you for dining with us!
BistrOH! at University Hospital
BistrOH! at East Hospital
Additional dining options
Located on the conference level of The James, Au Bon Pain is a full-service café offering made-to-order sandwiches, salads, baked goods, breads, hot or iced coffee and tea. Open daily from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
BistrOH! to go
Located on the concourse of Rhodes Hall, BistrOH! to go offers quick-serve and grab-and-go items. Open Sundays through Thursdays from 10:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10:30 p.m.to 6 a.m.
Located on the 14th floor of The James.
Open weekdays 7 a.m.-10 a.m. (closed 10-11a.m.) 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Open weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located in the lobby of the Biomedical Research Tower, Brenen’s is a full-service café offering breakfast and lunch including baked goods, salads, frozen yogurt and coffee. Visit brenensinc.com for a full menu. Open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Caffeine Element
Located on the first floor of the Prior Health Sciences Library, The Caffeine Element offers Starbucks coffee, fresh sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, muffins, hummus, edamame, salads and more. Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located on the first floor of Doan Hall in University Hospital
Hours of operation: Weekdays 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Weekends 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Doan Hall - Open weekdays from 6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed on weekends
James - Open weekdays from 6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed on weekends
Located on the ground floor of the Brain and Spine Hospital, this BistrOH! location serves grab-and-go sandwiches as well as fruit smoothies, teas and Crimson Cup hot and iced coffees. Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Located in the SAFEAUTO Garage, Panera Bread is a full-service bakery-café with breakfast, lunch and dinner options including hot soups, fresh salads, sandwiches on freshly-baked bread, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pastries, cookies and coffee. Open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Located on the ground floor between the 12th Avenue Garage and The Brain and Spine Hospital. Open Daily from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m., with varying holiday hours.
Located throughout the Medical Center, vending machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering snacks, beverages and entrees in larger areas. Change machines are also provided.
For other restaurants or food carts that are within a short driving distance, please visit the information desk. You can view our campus area food truck schedule here.