Lloyd's
Lloyd's

Lloyd's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lloydschicago.com/
  • Phone: 3124076900
  • 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
79 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (40)good for groups (28)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (5)scenic view (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Theater night must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Favorite dinner spot for theater nights!! Good food & great service too!
    Special Features:
    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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    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lyric Season Begins
    CP1012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Lloyd's is an excellent find when you are looking for dining before a Lyric Opera event. Close by, very good food choices and preparation, and accommodating to its customers. We have gone to the restaurant for five years and it has held up to our expectations.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lily
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The salad was so good and we will coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hass
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Lloyd's is overall a pleasant place to eat, with excellent food and good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our favorite post opera option. $6 cocktails. Prompt seating and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • curmudgeon
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Lloyd's is our "go to" place after the opera. Table always waiting, good service, tasty fare, relaxing ambiance, convenient. I almost don't want to let others know about this gem of a place lest it be the destination of the hordes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't rush me!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is a great place for lunch, but the server and staff were trying to rush us to order, eat and get out. The food was terrific, the location convenient, but the service was so distracting, I must consider other options.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Opera dinner
    eatfast
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food and service for pre-opera dining at Lloyd's is always spot on. The menu is varied from salads to burgers to wonderful fish with several nightly specials. There has never been a problem eating at a comfortable pace knowing that opera starts punctually. The servers know their kitchen. The tables are comfortable and a little close in areas but still offer privacy. Parking is available in the same building and the walk to the opera is directly across the street. We would recommend this highly for any opera attendees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food & service great & friendly
    Opera1
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    the wait staff and their service was great and timed perfectly. the food was delicious. the waitress was so friendly and helpful. she made sure that we made the opera on time. we are definitely using this service again and coming back to this restaurant again. thanks so much for your app to be able to make the reservations that met our schedule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • solid lunch establishment
    DinerLSC
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Lloyds is a solid lunch establishment which is good for taking clients and colleagues to lunch near loop offices. Compared to other comparable restaurants nearby noise level is more tolerable at Lyyods and tables are more spread out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • deebeeAVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We only go there before the opera, and it's become our standby for those evenings. To be honest, if more places were open in the area on Saturdays, we might not seek this place out, but it's been reliable, and it's just across the street from the opera. The food is good, adequate choices, and they offer discounted parking for dinner and opera. That's a good deal. And a shoutout to our server Robert, who gave us superb attentive service on 9/27 for opening night. Thanks!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Go to spot for business lunches in the loop. Good menu, attentive servers
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for lunch or dinner
    JimSparksVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was good, service was outstanding, perfect atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Loop Dining
    we4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Both the food and the service were terrific! We experienced High quality professional service from start to finish. The restaurant was full of lively business professionals, creating a dynamic atmosphere. Located across from the Lyric Opera House, Lloyd's is also a great choice for opera night. The blackened salmon and crab cakes are excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marge
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were taking a co-worker out to celebrate a promotion who had never been to Lloyd's. She loved it. We all loved it. Our lunch was so delicious! The waitress we had was friendly and offered recommendations that were spot on. The entire meal was so fresh and inviting. We weren't going to have dessert, and then did. She recommended the chocolate sour cream cheesecake which others had and loved and I had a hot fudge sundae that was out of this world. I was the queen for the day for having made the restaurant choice. The ambiance is particularly nice. Always full at lunch but never crowded, never noisy, always well managed and prompt service. My new favorite all over again and I've been coming to Lloyd's for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LeDot
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Mac and cheese was great topped with pulled pork! Service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Price, and Service
    LadyD
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for there for a birthday celebration not knowing what to expect. It was a very nice size space to be in the middle of downtown. I really liked the fact that it wasn't overly crowded and we were seated right away. The food and service was beyond phenomenal. And surprisingly, I expected the bill to be much higher than it was...but it was very reasonable. Can't wait until my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    2fromtheburbs
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lloyd's was the perfect place to meet friends and business associates for lunch. Its location is convenient being close to the Loop and to Union Station. The food quality was outstanding and the portion sizes ample and the service also very good and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinnig before the show
    Kinda0fpractical
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food was average to good. I had Mac and Cheese dish that was good but I just expected or had a vision of more bacon and peppers in dish per the menu description. My wife's white fish was good as well. Witer was good. The menu was a disappointment. There are so many good eateries downtown that I would take a pass on returning. Lyoyd's was good for a quick dinner before our show.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before theater spot
    Pooh
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Nice location, great food. Enjoyed watching World Cup and found friends stopping by for a couple drinks and food before the show. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite pleased
    Goodchoice
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We chose Lloyd's for its location and price point. We were between arrival at Oilgive and a later Broadway in Chicago performance. Lloyd's location was great and we didn't want to blow-the-bank on the meal. The bar was packed but we were one of four tables seated during the early 5 - 7 hour in the dining area. The decor is stark, but the food and service were beyond our expectations when we discovered the lack of dining customers at that hour. Our waitress was attentive and very lovely to us. The price/value ratio for the cocktails (on special for the evening) and our dinner was excellent and we were very pleased and enjoyed a leisurely meal with perfect timing for the rest of the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1001 reviews are from the Lloyd's reviews archive.
  • It's ok
    monica404
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I don't think the ambience or food is anything special here. It's all fine, but I feel like it's stuck back in the day. Not in a hurry to come back really.
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  • After work with a friend
    RFHKVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I wanted to meet a friend after work that was convent to both of our jobs, and Lloyd's was the place. It's usually quiet after work, a spot where friends can catch up over dinner. We both started our meal with the split pea soup, which we have to say was outstanding, just like grandma. For our main course my friend had the walleye special and I the cedar plank salmon. Both entree's were very delicious. We would recommend either entree.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • I love lloyds
    eclectic
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Surprisingly inventive and tasty menu. One of my favorite lunch spots.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • solid downtown luncheon service
    mactheknife
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    want to meet for lunch, talk a little business, eat a decent meal and get good service? here you go... LLOYDS
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pretheater at Civic Opera
    happy2find
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a real find for those attending Civic Opera. The location, just across the street, is perfect. The food was just delicious and the service was some of the best I've experienced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent prior to performance at Lyric Opera. Wide menu selection, good value, separate
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theater convenience
    Annabelle
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We stopped at Lloyd's before going to the Lyric opera for a performance. The entire staff was friendly and the food was good and served quickly so that we would be in time for the performance. Parking was tricky to find the lot below the first time, but was worth the discount parking for the night. Would recommend for a quick bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Pre Opera only, but good value
    40Couplew8yroldtwinsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    There's not much open on this end of the loop Saturday night for dinner within walking distance to Opera House. Next time I'd go with more lunch type food, sandwich or salad. Crabcakes were disappointing. Found them very bready, minced crab vs lump. Thought it would be a safe bet being a Catch 35 sister restaurant, maybe should've tried the fish. Service got backed up but still fine on time. Comp'd 2 cappucinos. Surprisingly reasonable prices. Entrees came with vegetable and a starch.
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  • great food
    kitch
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    If your looking for a nice restaurant near the opera house or just looking for a new place to eat downtown try LLoyds .prices are reasonable for the quality of food and a very ample wine and beer list.I noticed there were people with children and they (the staff) were very friendly to them .In all we enjoyed our evening out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good location for seeing a show at the Civiv Opera House, but the food overall wasn't very good. For having a 'notable' seafood menu, the seafood cobb salad was full of mediocre fish. Overall pretty disappointed with the experience.
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  • Waitress
    Food
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    When we first arrived, the service was excellent. As more table filled up, our waitress was nowhere to be found. I asked for more tea and finally had to fill my glass with water. By the time she arrived with my tea, I was over it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.