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Now Open: 1856 at the Rane Center at Auburn University

Posted on September 20, 2022
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1856 at the Rane Center at Auburn University

You won’t have to travel far to experience creative flavors now that 1856 at the Rane Center at Auburn University is open and accepting reservations!


Named for the university’s founding year, 1856 at the Rane Center at Auburn University is a true example of collaboration, innovation and education.

The restaurant offers hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of a distinguished Chef in Residence each year. Along with the faculty of the AU College of Human Sciences Hospitality Management Program, fine dining menus are carefully crafted.

Students in the program work alongside the professionals serving an à la carte lunch menu. Experience something unique with a tasting menu during the dinner service. The tasting menu includes suggested wine pairings from the extensive cocktail and wine menu, created by the Master Sommelier in Residence.

More about 1856

A roof-to-table experience, the menu at 1856 is seasonally inspired and changes often. Fresh vegetables, herbs and produce grown in the Rane Center’s rooftop garden are carefully cultivated and managed by students in the AU Horticulture Program.

Those high-quality, fresh ingredients are the springboard for a one-of-kind menu and dining experience. The tasting menu refreshes every two weeks so diners can expect a new experience with each visit.

Make a reservation

Are you ready to explore a bold culinary world and fine wines right here on the Plains? Book your reservation for 1856 now. Reservations are available now through October 31st.

Larger parties are asked to inquire about reserving the private dining room rather than making reservations for the tasting menu.

Questions? Reach the restaurant by calling (334) 249-4271 or email [email protected].


Guests will find 1856 at the Rane Center at Auburn University on the corner of Thach Avenue and South College Street. The open concept offers visitors lovely views of campus, downtown and even the busy kitchen.

The exact address is 205 South College St. 1856 is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch. Dinner service is from 6 to 10 p.m.

Stay in touch with the latest news, events and featured dishes by connecting with 1856 on Facebook and Instagram.


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