Pleasing the Palate 36,000 Times a Month

Four newly renovated dining venues in our Community Center and six in our Health Center offer Forest residents a wide variety in dining pleasures! A full trained staff focused on Service Excellence led by our Dining Services Director, Executive Chef and Service Manager to ensure residents are pampered with an experience of delicious cuisine and great service.

The Heartwood Café offers three meals a day Monday through Saturday, and a Sunday Brunch with take-out options in a casual setting. Our state of the art Café features a Hearthstone gas-fired pizza oven to prepare mouthwatering daily pizza specials and Hearth baked casseroles. A Chef attended cooking station featuring ethnic cuisine that changes weekly compliments a sandwich and grill station, a hot entrée station, along with an overflowing salad bar and ever satisfying dessert selections. You are sure to find your favorite selections in Heartwood Café.

The Rosewood Room offers a luxurious setting with a fine dining experience. With a fire place setting here, residents will enjoy dinner six nights a week. Select a libation from our wine and beverage list along with your dinner selections from our menu that changes daily with cuisine prepared by our culinary team.

For a relaxed setting, visit our Taproot Club room. A spacious bar with casual dining awaits you. Feel free to enjoy a game of billiards, have a favorite drink or just sit and chat in front of the fireplace while enjoying an appetizer from the menu. Our Taproot is full service and a comfortable place to meet and enjoy the day or have a great cup of coffee and catch up on that book. Watch your favorite sporting team on our flat screen TV with your new neighbors!

For that special occasion make a reservation for Greenwood's Fresh Cut Restaurant. Designed by our Executive Chef and Dining Director, Greenwood's offers you the finest experience in the "Eat Local" dining scene. Greenwood's is an open kitchen concept. The menu changes seasonally as local goods are procured and prepared with the greatest of care into mouth-watering dishes for you. Open Thursday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm and Sunday for Brunch by reservation. Celebrate that special Birthday, Anniversary or a grandchild's graduation. Exquisite service, beautiful wine list and finely appointed tables will ensure you have a pleasurable evening in Greenwood's!

Our dining department has on staff a Registered Dietitian that participates in the menu planning to ensure resident preferences are being met as well as meeting nutritional expectations. Our Nutrition Care Manager is available for personal consultation to assist you with your dietary needs.

Special parties and events are easily planned and prepared through Dining Services. A gathering in your home or a private event in one of finely appointed dining spaces may be planned with our Service Manager. A full catering menu is available to assist you in making this a grand event. Your choice, our pleasure!

Throughout the year Dining Services will offer special dinners, seasonal features, and festive occasions to enhance your lifestyle here at The Forest at Duke!

Your Choice

Meal Plan Options

Included as a part of the monthly service fee, two different meal plans are available to suit personal dining preferences.

The first plan offers one meal a day of your choosing in any dining venue. Plan two gives quarterly dining credits used in a debit fashion, for any meals one prefers during a three month time frame.  Residents are not locked into either plan and may change their meal plan choice twice a year.