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What is Spice Box?

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.

Events are held on most Wednesdays and Fridays during spring semesters.

Reservations

Reservations are available every 15 minutes from 5:30-8:30 pm.

Call 217-333-6520 to request a reservation or book online through OpenTable for each event.

Covid Protocols

Additional Resources
For information about COVID-19 resources in Champaign County, please visit Champaign-Urbana Public Health District or Illinois’ Covid website.


Spice Box Success

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

Featured Event

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Cedar Table: A Lebanese Inspired Menu – by Megan Darga

On Friday, March 1st, the Spice Box will feature an eclectic Lebanese menu that highlights some of some of Megan’s favorite Lebanese foods. We hope that anyone who attends can enjoy a unique dining experience while learning a little bit about Lebanese American culture and cuisine.

Prix Fixe ($38)

  • Bread Service & Appetizer: Lebanese Charcuterie Board with Fried Pita – Charcuterie board with fried pita, garlic hummus, and marinated goat cheese with assorted veggies
  • Salad: Fried Goat Cheese Salad – Mixed Greens tossed with balsamic dressing topped with fried goat cheese, candied walnuts, and beets
  • Entrée: Beef Kofta Kebabs – Grilled beef kofta with roasted potatoes, garlic yogurt sauce and sumac onions
  • Dessert: Baklava – Filo pastry layered with butter, walnuts and pistachios with a simple syrup

Special ($28)

  • Bread Service & Appetizer: Lebanese Charcuterie Board with Fried Pita – Charcuterie board with fried pita, garlic hummus, and marinated goat cheese with assorted veggies
  • Entrée: Grilled Lamb with Rice – Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with zaatar rice, sauteed green beans and blistered tomatoes

Dessert À La Carte ($6)

  • Baklava – Filo pastry layered with butter, walnuts and pistachios with a simple syrup

Specialty Beverage ($7)

  • Beirut Buck – Vodka, ginger beer, lime, & pomegranate

Tell us what you think

We welcome your comments and suggestions about Spice Box.
Email FSHN-Spicebox@illinois.edu.