Dining Options

Students dining at Bistro by the Sea

Campus dining is about more than food. It’s also about memorable experiences and gathering places that foster a sense of community and comfort. Whether enjoying a burger and the ocean breeze with friends on the café balcony, munching on a salad with your study group in the Student Center or grabbing a food truck taco at First Tuesday, you’ll find flavorful, freshly prepared meals and a dash of good conversation.

Bistro by the Sea

Marymount partners with Bon Appétit for on-campus food services, including restaurant-style cuisine at Bistro by the Sea, the main Oceanview campus café. Diners can enjoy hot breakfasts and homemade pastries, daily chef selections, made-to-order sandwiches from the grill, salads, veggie bowls, parfaits and fruit cups, freshly baked desserts, and convenient to-go snacks and drinks. The café serves breakfast and lunch daily during the week and will begin dinner service Fall 2022. For daily menus, catering and nutritional information, check out the Bon Appétit website.

Dining Plans

All first-year residents in the Villas will be required to select a meal plan. MCU offers three options to fit your lifestyle and budget while providing fresh, healthy and delicious meals and snacks. Choosing the best plan will depend on how much and how often you eat in a week.

 MealsFlex CashCost
Plan 114$0$2,980
Plan 210$200$2,400
Plan 38$0$2,000

Flex cash can be used at both Bistro by the Sea and Outtakes for additional meals, add-ons or grab ‘n go purchases. These funds, included with select meal plans, carry over from the fall to spring semester only. Unused balances from the spring will not be refunded.

Value Meal Deal

The café offers a “buy 10 meals, get 1 free” program for any student who adds a minimum $100 to their ID card. A breakfast swipe entitles you to an entrée; side; choice of bread and a fountain drink, juice or coffee. A lunch swipe includes an entrée; side; cookie and a fountain drink, juice or coffee. Click here for more information on the meal promotion or to add money to your card.

Alternatively, you can contact Student Financial Services at (310) 303-7335 to add any credit balances to your ID card for use at the café, or you can also load your card by paying cash, card or check.

student in Outtakes getting a meal


The Villas offers an onsite convenience store stocked with ready-to-eat meals, snacks, beverages and sundries. Outtakes will also provide dinner service on Thursdays and Fridays beginning Fall 2022. Outtakes accepts student ID cards for meal swipes and flex cash purchases, in addition to cash and credit cards.

Hours of Operation

 Bistro by the SeaOuttakes @ The Villas
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beginning Fall 2022
Beginning Fall 2022
Grab 'N GoMon-Thurs
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Bistro by the Sea Café Manager
(310) 377-9433

Meal Swipe information