Boston’s Symphony Hall is only a few minutes from the Northeastern University campus and has the same dining contractor, Chartwells.
Because of its proximity to the Northeastern campus and having the same dining contractor, Symphony Hall’s Cohen Wing became a natural choice for an added dining venue as the school and Chartwells sought to spread out dining in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boston Symphony Hall’s Cohen Wing ordinarily hosts high-end catered events but now serves Northeastern students and staff for breakfast and lunch.
The route to the dining area in Symphony Hall’s Cohen Wing is lined with classical music instrument displays.
Exotic and historic drums and horns are part of a display in the Cohen Wing entry hall.
A pair of French 19th century flutes on display in the Cohen Wing dining area.
The Symphony Hall dining outlet opened at the start of the fall semester and serves breakfast and lunch daily.
Dining at Symphony Hall is included in the university’s meal plan.
Safety in the COVID era is top of mind everywhere in the Symphony Hall dining venue.
Entryway signage reminds diners about safety protocols.
The ornate entryway to the dining area.
Floor signage regulates traffic flow through the serving area.
The queue area runs past more classic music instrument displays.
Lutes and other instruments on display in the dining queue area.
A grab-and-go merchandiser stands next to a music instrument display in the Cohen Wing servery area.
Beverages in display coolers are included in the array of dining choices.
Students can get packaged foods and drinks from the merchandisers.
Aside from the grab and go, there is a hot line option.
Everything is packaged for takeout even if a diner chooses to eat in.
The seating area is properly spaced for COVID safety and has seating for 68 at capacity.