What is Spicebox?

The Spice Box is a student-run restaurant associated with the University of Illinois Hospitality Management Program.

Each Spice Box meal has two menu selections, a Prix Fixe four-course meal option and a special two-course meal option. Prices vary by meal. Specialty wine and beverages are available. Meals are held Wednesdays and Fridays during the semester.

February 28

African American Culture

What better way to celebrate Black History Month than with a meal focusing on the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States.

March 4

Cuisine De Provence - Culinary Instructor Spotlight

The food of Provence, a beautiful region in southeast France near the Mediterranean Sea, resembles more closely the sumptuous cuisine of Italy. An exceptional Spice Box menu created by Chef Jonny Davidson and Carter Phillips. Don't miss this meal!

March 11

Life Is Sweet

A menu that reminds us all to stop and enjoy the sweeter side of life.

March 27


A menu inspired by old world Italian dishes, familial tradition, and modern culinary creativity.


Reservations are available in half-hour time slots at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m. Please visit https://go.aces.illinois.edu/spiceboxreservations or call 217-333-6520 to request a reservation.


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Spice Box Success

Discover how the Spice Box has shaped the experiences of both student managers and patrons. Read our stories.