Fine Dining

What you eat is your choice!

It’s your choice…chicken sandwich…or filet mignon…chowder, bisque…or the catch of the day. Westminster Canterbury residents choose from an exceptional variety of menu items. Meals are offered in our three dining venues—the elegant Dogwood Dining Room, the casual Canterbury Cafe, and the comfortable James River Grille.

With over 300,000 meals served annually, our Dining Services team offers popular and trendy selections. Enjoy friendly table service or step up to the deli, salad bar or chef cooking display where you can receive hot entrée specials for lunch or dinner. Special diets? We’re prepared.

Dining Services at our community even offers personalized nutritional analyses for your health and well-being. And for special events such as birthdays and holidays, prepare yourself for mouth-watering feasts you’ll never want to miss! 

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Canterbury Café

The Canterbury Café is a vibrant, fully equipped, “station-oriented” space that offers multiple menu options, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residents and guests will discover many delicious comfort foods as well as exciting healthy menu options through the Sodexo Mindful program – an approach that focuses on transparency of ingredients, delicious food and satisfying portions, making mindful choices second nature. The MyFitnessPal app used by many residents links to the Mindful nutritional information and makes it easy to track meal choices and progress toward healthy goals.

Café visitors can select from a bountiful garden-style salad bar, delicious fresh soups made from scratch daily and a classic grill area offering traditional favorites like mouthwatering burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries and more. Looking for more than a sandwich? Choose from daily entrée selections and tantalizing side dishes; a brick oven station serving piping hot pizzas, pasta bakes and rotisserie chickens; and a Chef’s Stage station that creates customized meals in a live-action setting. Our made-to-order deli allows customers to create their favorite sandwich, whether it be a classic turkey and Swiss, a hot roast beef Panini or one of our wraps.

The Café dessert and bakery bar is the place to pick up freshly baked slices of pie or cake, cookies, muffins, bread puddings, whole fresh fruits and more, as well as a soft-serve ice cream cone or cup. Fully stocked “grab-and-go” items such as entrée salads, fresh fruit cups, delicious wraps and sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and more are perfect for those on the go. Canterbury Café guests enjoy a spacious and open seating space connected visually and physically to a lovely outdoor landscaped patio/garden area, which may also be used for alfresco dining. 


Dogwood Dining Room

Dogwood Dining Room

The Dogwood Dining Room offers guests an à la carte restaurant experience in an elegant and well designed space designed to offer a “private dining room” feel for your evening meal. Menu options range from classic beef and seafood dishes to seasonal favorites, with recipes created and developed by our team of chefs. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine as you feast on the freshest locally sourced produce and ingredients available. Additional use of the Dogwood Dining Room may include afternoon teas, wine tastings, family dinners, celebrations and more.

James River Grille

James River Grille

As you step into the James River Grille, you’ll enter a warm and inviting pub-style eatery with optional patio dining. A double-sided stone fireplace and a full bar enhance the ambience as do the deep wood tones and comfortable chairs. Choose from a variety of menu options such as crab cake sandwiches, bountiful fresh salads, classic club sandwiches, delicious soups, appetizers and more. The James River Grille is the perfect choice for a relaxing lunch or dinner, and an opportunity to connect with friends and family.

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