Morris Inn to renovate dining experiences

Author: Dennis Brown

Morris Inn

The University of Notre Dame will initiate a five-month renovation of its dining experiences at the Morris Inn beginning in November. 

“We are excited to continue to enhance dining offerings for the broader community,” said Joe Kurth, senior director of the Morris Inn. “Building off the enthusiasm and high demand of Rohr’s, the University will create one restaurant that celebrates the tradition and spirit of Notre Dame in an approachable, upscale, casual and social environment, with a focus on service and fresh and modern food.”

To accomplish this, the University will expand the existing Rohr’s restaurant, creating a larger dining area for all ages, new bar, increased intimate seating for small groups, enhanced service and an elevated focus on food and beverage offerings. The new restaurant will encompass the space currently occupied by Rohr’s and Sorin’s.

During the renovation, temporary food and beverage options will be offered throughout the hotel, piloting new menu items for the expanded dining experience, which will open next spring. The hotel also will expand its room service offerings, and the Smith Family Ballroom and private dining rooms will remain open. The inn’s current staff will continue serving in the temporary dining options throughout the renovation.

Prior to the completion of final designs, the campus community will be asked to provide input on hours of operation, menu options, pricing and other ways in which the Morris Inn can maximize the dining experience for the University and broader region.

Contact: Joe Kurth, senior director of the Morris Inn,, 574-400-3659