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Lloyd's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lloydschicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 407-6900
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Bar Lunch: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
    Dinner: Saturdays For 7:30 Opera
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Areli Valencia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lloyd's delivers within 4 blocks with no delivery fee & 8 blocks with a deliver fee.
  • Private Party Facilities: Lloyd's offers a large private room accommodating up to 140 guest. It can be divided, accommodating up to 70 guests each side.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Yoeckel (312) 407-6900
  • Special Events & Promotions: Lloyd's can accommodate up to 400 guests with their entire facility.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Public Transit: L Train, Union Station, Ogilvie Train Station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Several public lots in area. Parking after 3:30pm underground parking off lower Wacker for $6.50 go to lloydschicago.com for directions.
A word from Lloyd's
Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was very pleasant, we explained that we needed to be out in time for a show, and he guessed which show, and made sure we got out in time. Food was better than average, pretty decent beer selection. Next time we are going to a show in the neighborhood we'll come back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The reservation was at 1:30 so the traffic was light. Very pleasant waitstaff and atmosphere. Food good."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Entire experience was first class! One of the best places in the Loop for an above-average experience. Can't wait until it's warm enough for the outdoor dining experience - definitely one of the best you will find in the Loop for lunch."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "the soup is good and the Seafood salad was fresh and very good.."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had an excelllent meal for a very good price. Our service was excellent. i will say that we tend to arrive 30 min earlier than the standard theater crowd, so we can order our main course, without being at the center of the rush. I really enjoy this restaurant for the variety of choices on the menu - entrees, entree salads and sandwiches that are nice dinner choices."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "" I love the relaxing feel- the servers and staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend this place to friends.. I went on my birthday and it was quiet and few people were there, but nice. I had Tilapia and my friend had steak and they both were juicy and delicious. I told the server it was my birthday and he gave me a complimentary Raspberry chocolate cheesecake which was very tasty.""
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My skirt steak was good. The marinade was flavorful. However, dessert wasn't so great. I ordered a hot fudge sundae, and when it came the ice cream was already about halfway melted. My server thought that maybe it was her fault for putting the hot fudge right on top of the ice cream, so she very kindly offered to make me another one with the hot fudge on the side. When she brought the new one, the ice cream was still already in that soft state -- Even without any hot fudge. I suspect that their freezer isn't cold enough to keep regular ice cream at its proper consistency. Dairy Queen's ice cream is meant to be soft. Homer's -- Not so much."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Lloyd's is our favoriterestaurant for a timely served pre-opera dinner. With discounted parking in the same building below, and a short walk across the street to the Lyric Opera, quick, usually very attentive service gets us in and out without a rushed feeling."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Lloyd's is perfect for the opera buff! It is across the street from the Lyric and the wait staff and kitchen are very atuned to the opera schedule. We'll return often."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "As always found the fast service and good food an excellent choice for before opera dining. I enjoyed the signature corn chowder while we both enjoyed Lloyd's burgers with fries and Cole slaw. Service was quick, attentive and made it easy for us to dine and get to the before opera lecture on time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The menu offered many selections to suit anyone's taste. Drinks and food came in a timely fashion. My husband had the fish and chips which was outstanding. The breading on the fish was light which showed that new oil was used and not something around all day. I had the grilled Talapia with mashed potaotes and vegetables. Both meals arrived at the proper temperature. We split the pecan tart for dessert.. Since we were dining before the Opera and wanted to be able to attend the pre-opera lecture, we appreciated that we were done dining and out of Lloyd's with time to spare. I would highly recommend Lloyds to anyone for anytime not just before the Opera."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Across the street from the Civic Opera House, Lloyd's is a convenient spot for dinner before the opera. Food is adequate to good, service is generally very good, and convenience to the Opera House is great."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We look forward to dining at Lloyd's prior to opera performances. The service is fast and wait staff very friendly and accommodating. The food is reasonably priced and is well prepared and they manage to get us to the opera in time! Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Lloyd's is right across the street from Chicago's Civic Opera House. That makes it very convenient and a reasonable value for pre-performance dining."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Convenient for the opera goer. Food is usually good. Servers get you out on time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our waitress asked at the beginning if we were going to the opera after dinner and we confirmed yes. (the opera starts at 7:30.) At 6:30 I asked for our bill. She did not return with the bill until after 7! Then it took over 5 minutes for her to return with our charge cards. It was almost 7:15 before we were able to leave. We were almost the last table out of there. Our table was all women. While I hate to think that was the reason for the poor service, I can think of no other explanation."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Lloyd's is good for business lunches. It is reasonably priced and the food is quite good."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "it is fine; nothing special but the location is very good."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Another great meal at a favorite spot before the opera."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was very well prepared. The wine recommended by our friendly server was very good. They know how to get you in and out efficiently if you have tickets to the Opera."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was just alright. The appetizers were good but the other food was not great. I am not sure if it was what was chosen."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a great time with my family preshow. They brought my mother's dessert out with a candle for her birthday. Waiter was great! Ambience was energetic! No complaints! Nice time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It was in a perfect spot! A 5 minute walk from the Metro station & about 5/10 minute walk to the Cadillac Palace. However- it was Friday & the bar area was packed & loud!!!! Even though we made reservations - we still had to wait 5/10 minutes to be seated. Then the hostess was going to seat us at a high pub table in the bar area!! I refused, so we waited another 5 minutes to sit in a booth next to the bar area. Due to our crappy location in the restaurant - it was hard to hear anything my daughter had to say- we had to scream! If we were seated away from the bar area- it would have been fine. By 7:00 most of the bar scene cleared out- so it was better- but we had to go. The decor & food was great- but hard to enjoy due to our location!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Prices moderate. Service very inconsistent. It serves a purpose and could be worse."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Lloyd's is always spot -on for pre-opera dining. The menu has a nice variety, the waiters are very helpful and efficient, the food comes out quickly and quite hot and the discounted parking below is a perk. After the meal, walk across the street and sit to listen to world class opera. Would recommend to any and all."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Comveniently loceted, excellent service, delicious food, reasonably priced, gluten free menu available. Winner!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My sister and I eat dinner at Lloyd's before every opera and it always is delicious and service great."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Reliably delicious. Lloyd's is a Chicago institution. When you don't know where to go and want to be sure you will have great food, its the place. It always delivers...well not literally."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Loved the adult atmosphere of Lloyd's. Nice dining music and not too loud making conversation easy. Wait staff was very attentive. Grilled salmon was excellent as were drinks and dessert. Nice proximity to train and theatre. Will go back to try other menu options. Reasonable prices for quality of food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've been dining at Lloyd's for a few years now,originally it was because of the close probity of the Lyric Opera but now it's more for the food and the friendly and helpful staff."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Service is always quick and attentive and food is good and reasonably priced. A great place for before opera dining. Good food, quickly served with nice ambience."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My husband, friends and I went to Lloyd's before going to the Opera. They had great food for a very reasonable price, especially for downtown. The four of us ate for a total cost of about $90. I will definitely go there again. The staff was very nice and understood that we were in a bit of a rush. We had our food very quickly after ordering."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Lloyds is very convenient for pre-opera dining. The tilapia sandwich was excellent. My friend ordered the chowder and had to send it back because it was not much more than broth. Very disapointed in that. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Our server was attentive and made sure we got out in time to attend the opera. Excellent in every way!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Lloyd's has great food and atmosphere. We are from Milwaukee and enjoy dinner after a matinee at the Lyric Opera before heading back home. Service is exceptional."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Not a long menu, but what they do seems to be done pretty well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent, staff was attentive, and the prices were very reasonable. Will deffinately go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This is a very convenient place to eat if you have evening opera tickets at the Lyric. The food is ok (nothing special) and especially in cold winter weather it's really nice that the walk to the Lyric involves just walking across the street. The service is fairly efficient so that you needn't worry about being late to the performance."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We tried Lloyds for the first time on a chilly Saturday night. The food and service were great and it was just steps from the Lyric Opera building. The prices were amazingly reasonable. Lloyd's really helps a neighborhood that is frankly a bit lean on dinner choices."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was delicious and very fast. Great location when going to a play and close to the train."
    Dined on 2/14/2014