Cape Cod
Cape Cod

Cape Cod

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thedrakehotel.com/dining/cape-cod
  • Phone: (312) 932-4347
  • Hours of Operation:
    SUNDAY - SATURDAY : 5:30-10PM

    BAR ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS OPENS AT 5:00pm

    OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN !! FRIDAYS /SATURDAYS AT 5:00pm

    THANKSGIVING DAY OPEN FROM 3:30 -9:30pm prix fixe Menu available

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: HERVE CUYEU
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In the Cape Cod we are able to accomadate groups after inquiry with the General Manager, Theodore Daskalopoulos at 312-932-4347 or ted.daskalopoulos@hilton.com.

    Our Captain's Quarters dining space is perfect for up to 10 guests.
    Group's sizes 20-50 can be also accomated in the main dining room.
    We will also consider larger parties. Please contact us for more information.
  • Entertainment: None
  • Special Events: SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR : AMY VERDON

    PLEASE CONTACT AMY AT: amy.verdon@hilton.com for bookings of groups 15 and over .

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive
  • Public Transit: CTA Train - Red line, Chicago stop
    CTA buses 145, 146, 147, 151
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Discounted valet parking is available when you dine at the Cape Cod. Valet parking is provided seven days a week with a flat rate of $14.00 for three hours. After three hours, normal rates apply
A word from Cape Cod
The Cape Cod, a much honored seafood restaurant, boasts of fresh seafood from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, from the lakes and freshwater streams. It has been consistently named as one of America's finest dining spots since opening in 1933. Zagat's consumer survey also picked the Cape Cod as a top hotel restaurant. It was recently inducted by Nation's Restaurant News into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.

Located on the arcade level, the cozy restaurant, established in 1933 is decked with nautical paraphernalia. Nautical themed, wooden beams, hanging copper pots and stuffed sailfish adorn the room, walls and ceiling of this immensely popular restaurant. Reservations are very strongly recommended.
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Cape Cod reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (35)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • The service was IMPECCABLE,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    The service was IMPECCABLE, the food was phenomenal, and the atmosphere was lovely. Overall, I was EXTREMELY impressed! The Drake always lives up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful service, elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    Wonderful service, elegant old-world style dining reminiscent of 1950's culture... Decor also seems to reflect this time period; however, that, for me, is a large part of its charm... It's the type of place that I believe defies change or modernization which would negate some of its most unique and endearing qualities. Very quiet (on Thurs night), in a grand old hotel and Chicago institution, and some very special items on the menu (Bookbinder soup, soft shell crab in season, Dover sole) that make the experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • We always enjoy the Cape Cod
    Mickrover
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    We always enjoy the Cape Cod Room at the Drake in Chicago. We are partial to the Dover Sole, which again did not disappoint. So many restaurants these days are noisy and distracting. The Cape Cod Room is the opposite. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • The waiter was lazy and could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2008
    The waiter was lazy and could not bother to take our coats. He got an order wrong and could not manage a simple vegetable substitution even though the restaurant was virtually empty. He was very slow in coming to the table to take orders. The food was very expensive, even by Chicago standards. We won't be coming back and we will recommend that others stay away.
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  • We celebrated our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We celebrated our anniversary and had a lovely time. It was romantic and had a lovely ambience. We were well taken care of by our servers. The soft shell crab and the bookbinder soup were outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • With all the staff on hand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    With all the staff on hand in the dining room, the service was suprisingly inattentive. Entree portions were small, and specials such as soft shell crab were poorly explained (they came out deep fried, I sent them back) Also, reopening specials were not even mentioned, we noticed a board annoucing them as we left. The Bookbinder soup is still great, as were the Oysters Rockefeller. Overall though, due to the problems mentioned above, we found the experience unsatisfactory.
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  • We had made our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    We had made our reservation I believe more than one week out. When I arrived for my reservation half of our party was already seated and to my surprise, we had the worse table in the house. It was literally in the middle of the main drag in the restaurant. Wait staff and other patrons had to pass our table ALL the time. It was so busy around our table that the wait staff hit me on the head several times with their food trays as they passed by my seat. Before we had ordered our food I requested that something be done about this and to my surprise, we did not receive another table but our table was just pushed closer to the next table. This is the only reason I can not mark this "outstanding" for overall. NOBODY should ever have to sit there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we always eat at the cape
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    we always eat at the cape cod room everytime we go to chicago due to the great food and service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • All one can expect from a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    All one can expect from a decent traditional restaurant. Prices were a bit stiff for the food and wine that were served. Staff was adequate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We just moved into the area
    PangurBanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We just moved into the area and we both had been at the Cape Cod Room MANY years ago. It still has a friendly and VERY good staff. The staff was there when we need them but allow us time to enjoy our meal. Food quality is quite good and the style is relaxed and what I'd call a VERY upscale old pub feel. The place would have rated higher but I didn't think the Japanese style on the Salmon worked and the mimi crab could have been better. But over all the food was worth a return visit and I think it will be a regular place for us in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pat, the MatrieD is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Pat, the MatrieD is the best in the City. The room has taken on a new elegance since it's remoloding. Don't forget the Book Binder Soup!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was the second to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    This was the second to the worst dining experience that I have had in Chicago in 20 years and I eat out about 12 meals per week in Chicago. For a landmark hotel and recalling people talk about the Cape Cod Room historically, I thought this was a safe bet for a quick meal for my family before a Lookingglass Theater performance (which was astoundingly remarkable in every way!...the theater performance, that is.) As for Cape Cod Room, the atmosphere was "different", a cross between Long John Silver's fastfood and Fado's fine and intriguing Irish bar full of rich mahogony and imported antiques. I thought that it would be akin to an East coast establishment that the Kennedy's would frequent... however, it was closer to a James K
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  • A dining treasure. I don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    A dining treasure. I don't know why we haven't gone there more often. but we will now. The clam chowder was indescribably delicious.
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  • Dinner was ok but the portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Dinner was ok but the portions were v. sm. and very $$$. The Duet of Tuna, for ie: consisted of four v. small slices of each type of tuna; in my opinion, the equivelent of an appitizer. While it was good, I wouldn't pay that price for it again. The Bookbinder soup was okay, too; the shot of Sherry that came with it helped. The Scallops dinner came with TWO scallops, and while they were good, I'd hardly call it dinner. We ordered a lot of appitizers but by the time we finished dinner, we were still hungry. Then, the plain cheesecake came...well, plain. I mean, there was nothing else on the plate. How about a garnish of some kind? A leaf or two? A flower? As I said, food was pretty good, but I can't really recommend it.
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  • Improved with recent updates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Improved with recent updates to the interior and menu, the Cape Cod Room is once again among the best for seafood in Chicago (as long as you are not looking for a see and be seen place, that is).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for quiet, small, business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    Good for quiet, small, business meeting. For Chicago, the food is mediocre.
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  • Overall, a real gem. Had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Overall, a real gem. Had a wonderful meal and a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had multiple different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We had multiple different waiters, the first waiter took on another higher paying table. Service was slow after meal was served, provided an anniversary cake but felt forgotten about many times, had to ask for the check several times. Filet & Seabass order -- the filet was fatty and tough. Seabass & Lobster dish was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, classic dining. Glad
    CMBCVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Nice, classic dining. Glad it was updated...it needed a facelift!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This has been one of our special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    This has been one of our special places for many years. An old style elegant restaurant with a menu that is still vital. The service has an old world charm that can only be found in the finest establishments. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice and quiet, happy to see
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Nice and quiet, happy to see more old fashioned waiters..very nice people that made you feel like they were happy to have you in the restaurant..Haven't gone there in ages, but will do so again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a nice change of pace
    traveler
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    What a nice change of pace this was! We dine at so many loud and frantic restuarants that it was noticeably relaxing and quiet, but not stuffy. We could actually have a conversation without raising our voices. The service was excellent but unubtrusive and unhurried. The food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as I remembered it years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Not as I remembered it years ago - gone are the red & white checkered tablecloths. The waitstaff was fair. Our captain spilled one of the entrees on two of our party - he was quite embarrassed. We expected to be comped desserts but nothing. The size of the entrees were a bit small. A real disappointment.
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  • We have been many times over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    We have been many times over the years. One of the few classic Chicago Gold Coast restaurants left. Probably a bit "kitschy" for the food crowd, but worth visiting at least once for bookbinder soup and dover sole.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had been to the Cape Cod
    KTDDDVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    I had been to the Cape Cod Room several years ago and was anxious to go back. My husband said that the oyters were incredible. We both enjoyed our meals and were surprised to find that for a restaurant of this caliber, the wine list was quite reasonable. We will visit again the next time we are in Chicago. The service was incredible, very attentive, yet not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • One of my favorite places
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2006
    One of my favorite places in the city. They have the best lobster bisque of any restaurant. Food & service are great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate