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New Year’s Eve with us! ♥

Prix Fixe Menu * Wine Pairings * Special Cocktails

Tuesday, December 31st

First Reservation: 4:00 pm | Last Reservation:: 9:00 pm

Life is a celebration. Enjoy it well.
— Uruj Shahid

Culinaria is a cozy restaurant in East Lawrence with a (sometimes) lively atmosphere. Located in one of Lawrence’s most historic buildings, Culinaria opened in 2009 as a customized catering company and private event space. After 8 years in the event’s industry, husband-and-wife owners, Aaron and Regan Pillar, decided to open a weekend restaurant, featuring foods they love, inspired by the spices and culinary aesthetic of the Mediterranean. Now open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, Culinaria serves Mediterranean-inspired dinner selections, homemade sweets and fresh fruit cocktails along with wine pairings and craft beer. With flavorful, innovative food and a warm, friendly environment, the folks at Culinaria invite you to come in, relax and celebrate one of life’s greatest joys … the simple pleasure of eating and drinking. 


Thursday | Friday | Saturday                 3:30p-9p


512 East 9th Street

Lawrence, Kansas 66044







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Our Building

Located on the northwest corner of 9th and New Jersey, the building housing Culinaria was originally constructed for the Kansas Cavalry after Quantrill’s raid (The Lawrence Massacre) in the fall of 1863. As a barn and carriage house, the dining room was used as a horse stable with a hay loft overhead. The space was also a butcher’s shop and slaughter house in the 1950’s as well as a Volkswagen mechanic in the 1970’s and 80’s.

Plus, special features each weekend!


Bubbles & White Wine

Catalonia, Spain | Torre Oria Brut Cava $8 | $32

Mendocino, California | Bliss Rose $8 | $32

Rioja, Spain | Cune Monopole Blanco $36

Veneto, Italy | Tre Fili Pinot Grigio $9 | $32

Bordeaux, France | Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc $50

Macedonia, Greece | 14|27 Amazia Organic $10 | $40

New Zealand | Koha Sauvignon Blanc $9 | $32

Mendocino, California | Brutocao Chardonnay $11 | $40

Columbia Valley, Washington | Dunham Cellars $60


Red Wine

Oregon | Cooper Hill Pinot Noir $11 | $44

Central Coast, California | Wonderwall Pinot Noir $55

Côtes du Rhône, France | Barville Côtes du Rhône $40

Portugal | Cabriz Red Blend $8 | $32

Macedonia, Greece | 14|27 Xino Organic $10 | $40

Rioja, Spain | Cerro Añon Tempranillo $12 | $44

Rioja, Spain | Viña Alberdi Reserva Tempranillo $50

Chile | Casas del Bosque Cabernet $12 | $44 Gran Reserva



Life Coach Lager (Washington, KS) $3.50

Defiance Kansan American Wheat (Hays, KS) $4.00

New Belgium DayBlazer Easy Going Ale (CO) $4.00

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (DE) $5.00

O’dell Drumroll APA (CO) $4.00

Yankee Tank Red Dirt Country Ale $4.00 (Lawrence, KS)

Free State Copperhead Pale Ale $4.00 (Lawrence, KS)

Tropic Plunder (CA) $4.75

Deschute’s Fresh-squeezed IPA (OR) $4.50

Left Hand Brewing Co Milk Stout (CO) $4.50



Vodka: Titos (Austin, TX) $5.50 | Reyka (Iceland) $6.00

Gin: Sloan's Dry (Netherlands) $6.00 | Principle de los Apostoles Yerba Matte (Argentina) $6.50

Whiskey (Rye | Bourbon): Old Overholt Rye $5.50 | Bulleit $6.50

Tequila: Espolon (Mexico) $5.00 | Demetrio Reposado (Mexico) $5.50

Scotch: Glenlivet $10.00

Classic Cocktails: Martinis | Manhattans | Margaritas | Highballs


Culinaria Cocktails $8.50

— $6 during Happy Hour —

Honey Buck

Grapefruit-Ginger Gin Fizz

Prickly Pear Tequila Rickey

Fall Rum Punch


Sangria (Red Wine, Cointreau, Citrus, Berries, Seasonal Fruit) $7 | $5.50 Happy Hour!


Fancy Drinks

Happy Drink (Reyka, Lambic Framboise, Fresh-squeezed Lemonade) $10.00

Pomegranate Moscow Mule (Reyka, Fresh Lime, Ginger Beer, Pomegranate San Pellegrino | Served in a Copper Mug) $10.00

Cherry Rickey (Reyka, Luxardo Cherry Syrup, Fresh Lime, Soda) $10.00

Vodka Martini (Tom’s Town Vodka, Vermouth, splash of Olive Juice, Olive, Up) $11.50

Park Slope Cosmopolitan (Reyka, Fresh Lime, Grapefruit-Ginger, Up) $11.50

Blood Orange Sling (Apostoles Gin, Blood Orange San Pellegrino, Bitters) $10.00

Gin Martini (Tom’s Town Gin, Vermouth, splash of Olive Juice, Olive, Up) $11.50

Margarita (Cimarron Blanco, Fresh-squeezed Sour, Lime) $9.50

Fancy Tequila (Demetrio Reposado, Fresh Orange, Cherry, Lime) $10.00

Sangria (Red Table Wine, Cointreau, Berries, Citrus) $7.00

Basil Cranberry Julep (Xicaru Mezcal, 1883 Cranberry Basil, Fresh Lime, Soda) $9.50

Cherry Daiquiri (Real McCoy Rum, Fresh Lime, Luxardo Cherry Syrup) $9.50

Rooster Tail (Avuá Amburna, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth, Regan’s Orange Bitters) $12.00

Spiced Pear Rye (Old Overholt Rye, Spiced Pear Simple Syrup, Lemon, Soda, Black Pepper) $8.50

Manhattan (Bulleit Bourbon, Cinzano Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Cherry) $11.50

Apple Old Fashioned (Ch Bourbon, Orange Bitters, Cherry, Orange Wedge, Apple Cider Ice Cube) $12.00


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