Contact and Reservations

Hours of Operation:

Tartan Bistro is open to the public beginning Wednesday and Thursday 6 to 7:30 p.m., February 14 through May 2.

Please note the restaurant will be closed on the following dates:

March 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
April 12


Reservations requests are taken via our email:
Please give three choices of date or time in case your first choice isn’t available. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a return confirmation email. Reservation requests are only available for parties of eight or less.

We do not accept phone reservations. You may cancel reservation requests via email or by leaving a message at (815) 479-7800. We will not make return phone calls.

Walk-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Seating Capacity:

Please note: we are unable to accommodate large groups during our Spring restaurant service, but the campus does offer facilities rental and catering services for outside events.  Please visit: for more information.

The Scot Room, Building B, Room 178, behind the cafeteria at McHenry County College. Please use the flagpole entrance, Building B, continue through to the back of the cafeteria. (maps and directions to MCC)
Menu and Pricing:

The menu is classic Midwest fare with international influences. Specials change weekly and desserts will include a rotation of items made from our advanced baking class.  All items are a la carte style with most meals under $15.

Payment Options:

Cash, credit/debit cards or check (no starter checks accepted)
Tipping is not required or expected, but donations to the program are gladly and graciously accepted. All donations go directly back to our culinary program.