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Academic Bistro

Drexel Commander's Palace

Our unique dining room serves as a classroom both for our students and for some of the area's best chefs and food minds. 


Lunch service at Drexel’s Academic Bistro offers a unique opportunity to sample original, sustainable, and innovative cuisine prepared and served by Drexel students enrolled in culinary and hospitality courses.

During the Fall '16 quarter lunch will be served on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 1pm starting 10/13 through 12/2. Because the Academic Bistro serves as a lab for our students, this schedule is subject to change.

Reservations for lunch service are required. To reserve a table, click below or call 215.895.2986.

The Academic Bistro accepts cash and Dragon Dollars for lunch service.

Sample Lunch Menu

Make a Reservation

Special Events

Special events, lectures, and pop up dinners are also held in the Academic Bistro and often feature some of today's most innovative and relevant chefs and food personalities. The Academic Bistro has hosted individual dinners with local favorites like Marc Vetri, Joncarl Lachman, Tod Wentz and nationally renowned industry professionals like The Chew’s Carla Hall, Tory McPhail of the famed Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Del Posto’s Mark Ladner, and The New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov. 

Because the Academic Bistro serves as a lab for out students, the event schedule coincides with the academic calendar and can stop and start throughout the year. 

Join us for a truly one of a kind culinary experience you can't get anywhere else. 

Click here for a list of upcoming events.

The Academic Bistro is located in the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building at the intersection of 33rd and Arch streets.


101 North 33rd Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104




Visitor parking information is available through Drexel University Parking Services. Metered on-street parking is also available on the streets surrounding the Paul Peck Problem Solving and Research Building.

For more information regarding the Academic Bistro, please contact:

Paul O'Neill
Director, Special Projects and Events
Phone: 215.571.3619