Lloyd's
Lloyd's

Lloyd's

  • 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, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • 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 3124076900
  • Special Events: 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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Lloyd's reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (54)good for groups (40)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (22)vibrant bar scene (20)romantic (9)hot spot (8)scenic view (7)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great dinner before show
    Tinafirsttime
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    We ate at Lloyd's before going to a show at the Cadillac theater. Its about 4 blocks away, around 10 min walk. Dinner was good but burger came out a little rare at first, sent it back and it was a little too well done then. Service was good. Buffalo shrimp for an appetizer were great...light breading and not too spicy. We sat near the door and whenever someone opened it, a big cold gust blew everything all over. Overall was good dinner, traditional American food.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect prior to the Opera
    Lizm
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The restaurant is nice. The food was very good. We were seated right away and informed them we were attending the opera. The made certain we were out in time. It is a bit hectic before the opera as it seems many people go there. Now I understand why. You can get a burger or salad on up to a filet and crab cakes. I had the lloyds lemon chicken and it was perfect. We will return. We weren't rushee and enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a lovely, delicious dinner before the Opera
    AliceWZVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our waiter fully understood the time restraints so we coud get to the Opera with plenty of time to spare. The blackened salmon was fabulous as was the corn chowder. Perfect meal to have before the Opera.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre opera dining
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Lloyd's has long been a favorite place for us to dine before going to the opera. Convenient, fast, reliable good food. We noticed this time that food prices have gone up and portions have grown a bit smaller, but service remains very fast. Lloyd's remains a great place to have dinner before attending the opera cater corner across the streets.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very convenient to lyric opera
    lalsaysVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    lloyd's is located across the street from the lyric opera. particularly in the winter when walking in the windy city can be painful this is an ideal place to have a pre-opera dinner. the food is just fine, the waitstaff efficient and the location can't be beat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service, and location.
    AjayVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great pre-theater location. Great food served with time constraints in mind.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location Location Location
    daruma
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Food is just ok. Drinks are pretty reasonable for downtown. The definite draw is that it's right across the street from the Civic Opera House. They will definitely get you in and out in time for the show. Also drinks are much cheaper than at the opera. They have a nice local craft beer list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DeeDee
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Always a great dining experience especially when under a time constraint to make an opera performance. ( We didn't feel "rushed" .) The service was fast and efficient, and our meals were delicious. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can be loud. It's cold sitting next to the window
    Rita
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Food is warm and fresh. Too bad they serve farm raised fish.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient for Lyric Opera
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great selection of food items and convenient to Lyric Opera. Kids menu is a plus!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lloyd's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very convenient for opera. Prompt service. Excellent salad selection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always have a good experience at Lloyds
    WheatonCommunications
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I bring all of my business clients to Lloyds for lunch. The service and food are excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The ambiance was better than the food. Food was ok, very salty. We had a waitress who worked very hard to please the opera crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Place
    ChicagodinerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food quality a hit or miss - I wish you the chef would split the dishes in the kitchen instead of having the customers having to do it at the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place For Lunch
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Took my son here for his birthday. Food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post Opera
    Joel
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The best place for a post Lyric Opera meal. Excellent service, varied menu and totally convenient .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lloyd's Worth the Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have a group of six people and wanted a great place near the Lyric Opera House as the group was attending the Lyric Gala. The house wine was excellent and the service timely. The meal for the six was on the lighter side and everyone commented on the quality. We do larger groups and will use this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting Soft
    ShowDogVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Lloyd's has been a staple in the loop for twenty years and that's part of the problem - It's gotten soft or stale. I had the strip steak salad with chipotle ranch dressing, and it was bland even after adding heavy amounts of salt and pepper. The dressing was thin and tasteless. Chipotle usually has a kick, but this didn't even have a limp. My guest said his cheeseburger was cooked well and very tasty, so there was some redemption. The service was lackluster and almost comical. The server operated as if she was programed with no enthusiasm or interest in her job. When she swung by to ask the obligatory, "how's everything?" She kept walking without hearing our response. I feel Lloyd's takes the limited loop market for granted.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jinx
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Kelly was a wonderful server and we enjoyed her great personality and efficiency. We come before each of our operas and look forward to our dining experienceas much as the Opera we are going to see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for pre-Opera dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    A pleasant place, with decent food, located in the heart of downtown - and right across from the Lyric Opera.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good choice before the opera
    WilmetteBoxer
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    A good choice for dinner before the opera or theater. The staff is good about moving things along. Nothing stands out--some things are promising, but the volume of food served takes a toll. The soup is never hot enough. The rolls are soft, doughy. The best dish at our table was the stir fry and the pecan dessert, which was big enough for 3 and rich and satisfying. Prompt service, but it's a large restaurant, rather cold, not a destination. At times, though, convenience counts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Lunch
    Stick66VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Took clients there for lunch. Good service and food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great before opera
    StephS
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Instead of the usual table in Siberia given to lone female diners, I got a nice spot near front windows and a super server, Kelly. Because it was Monday, all wines by the glass were $2 off. Loved the Oregon Pinot Gris. Caesar salad was perfect (Kelly recommended the smaller one) and Michigan white fish, flash fried, was perfect entree. Ate every bite. Staff is mindful when people tell them they have a curtain time, but when I shared what time I wanted to head across the street to the Lyric, they slowed down and Kelly said, "I'll take my cues from you." I'm from out of state and have been to Lloyd's before. Consistently good. A great, no-hassle place to dine (not just eat) before an event.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always dependable
    pmarg
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is our first choice for pre-opera dining. A nice plus is the discounted lower Wacker Drive parking in the evenings. The broad menu offers a variety of choices and price points, and we have tried many of them, almost all to our satisfaction. Reservations are promptly honored and service is speedy and professional as most diners seem to be attending the opera at 7:30. We find it an altogether pleasant experience in a nice ambiance.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castlecombe
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We enjoy dining at Lloyd's pre-opera. It is not only located conveniently to the Lyric but has an excellent choice of dishes and wines. The staff is friendly and accommodating and the food is prepared well. The special during our last visit was swordfish. I ordered it grilled with a mango salsa topping. It was the best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    CDKD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We arrived early for a 7:30 opera, and our server was gracious, kind and helpful. We made the mistake of not asking for a booth when we made the reservation, so we were in a back room with less ambience but it was quiet and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • convenient to Lyric, not noisy
    ChicagoFlaneuse
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    These are best two qualities. Food is OK for this price point. Subsidized parking is available with the entrance off Lower Wacker Drive on the east side where the pillars say OSW (One South Wacker). Biggest drawback is irritating and unnecessary check-in system at host stand. Reservations are easy to get even just a day or two before opera performance.
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  • nice place
    mooncookie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always have a nice meal and good time with friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    rnlmcs1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a great spot to dine before or after the Opera.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Pre-Opera Dining
    bonvivant
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    If you are coming to a Lyric Opera performance and would like to dine before the performance, Lloyd's is an excellent choice. The staff will insure that you can enjoy your meal without rushing and still be on time for your show. You will enjoy fine dining at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & server!
    LinDuh
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Had a delicious meal before going to the opera. This is a perfect location since it's just across the street. Our dinner was wonderful, we both had the whitefish, which was excellent! Our server was fun and knowledgable and added to our evening. We were given a table by the window which as beautiful. Will be back the next time I go the an opera. Also had a great deal which included parking for $8.50
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater night must!
    DinnerandaShow
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Favorite dinner spot for theater nights!! Good food & great service too!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great recommendation by Lyric Opera
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I've never been to the opera with my wife before, so I called Lyric Opera for general questions: dress code, what time doors open, food suggestions, etc. The woman from Lyric suggested Lloyd's saying many opera goers go to Lloyd's for diner. We were very impressed with the food and I very much appreciated the table by the window that I asked for while making the reservation. Food was both savery and hearty. Service was good- very busy so we weren't looking for miracle service. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pre-opera dining
    MattVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoy dining at Lloyd's before attending the opera. Food is very good and service quick and excellent. This time one of us had the rib eye steak which came medium rare as ordered and the other the salad with chicken which was very good. Food arrived quickly. We started with soups which came immediately and were warm and ready to eat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Great Service
    LKSullivanVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    After an issue we had withthe restaurant not receiving the on line invitation from Open Table they seated us promptly. We had a great lunch. Our server, Calvin was attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre opera
    jerry
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great setting for a pre opera dinner. Wonderful service from the moment you entered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • night at the opera
    Opera1
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    we stopped for sinner before attending the opera. the food was great and delivered fast. the servers were available and anticipated your requests. they did not rush you out the door but were aware that you had a time deadline to meet. everyone was friendly. you felt quite relaxed and comfortable while there - almost like being at home with service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient and Good
    jannie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was raining when we got out of the train station and this restaurant was close enough to walk across the street to. The inside of the restaurant was warm and inviting. The waiter was attentive. I gave Food 3 stars because there were varying opinions. I had the filet madalions with a blue cheese crust, which were excellent , done exactly asjek ordered. The accompanying mashed potatoes were very tasty. Another guest had a fish dish which she said was very good. The 3rd patron ordered a steak well-done. It came and was pink and had to be sent back. When she received it again, it was well-done, but she said it was just ok. For dessert we split a hot fudge sundae with extra hot fudge. It was very good. We had a great time and I would go back!
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  • All-Around Good Dining Experience
    Teal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lloyd's offers an all-around good dining experience. The food is very good and the menu offers a reasonable variety of choices; the ambiance is pleasant with white table cloths and located in a nice part of the city (the financial district). Our service was excellent, friendly and efficient, but not overbearing. Lloyd's is located very close to the opera house and Willis (Sears) Tower, but is also an easy walk to the other theaters downtown. It is also a good spot for a business lunch or dinner. I know my firm hosts numerous business lunches there. Not too loud, but still a vibrant atmosphere.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food and service were better than expected for a pre-opera dinner. And the location couldn't be more convenient.
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