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Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    Palmer House Chicago
    17 E. Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lockwoodrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 917-3404
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Afternoon Tea: 2pm - 4pm; Dinner: Sunday- Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Lobby Bar and lounge opens at 11am daily offering a lighter fare menu and full bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Afternoon Tea, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Rose
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining and Party options are available - please contact Oscar Perez at 312.917.1738 or oscar.perez@hilton.com
  • Entertainment: Afternoon tea offered from 2pm - 4pm. Take part in the Regional Wine Journey — an exploration of the world’s most thriving wine destinations. The classes run from 6pm- 8pm and are $35/per attending oenophile. The price includes wine pairings along with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and other various accompaniments.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Afternoon tea offered from 2pm - 4pm. Take part in the Regional Wine Journey — an exploration of the world’s most thriving wine destinations. The classes run from 6pm- 8pm and are $35/per attending oenophile. The price includes wine pairings along with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and other various accompaniments.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between State & Wabash
  • Public Transit: Lockwood Restaurant and Bar is located steps from the Monroe (Red Line) stop, as well as the Green, Orange, Brown and Purple stop on Wabash - Adams stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available at 17 East Monroe, self parking available at 55 East Monroe. Discount validation is available.
A word from Lockwood Restaurant and Bar
Executive Chef Joseph Rose’s menu focuses on seasonality where guests can enjoy upscale, fine-dining that is refined, innovative and exciting but still approachable and affordable. Matched with an equally impressive wine program, Lockwood is an idyllic downtown dining destination for both business and pleasure, open for afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner service. The Bar at Lockwood is perfect for those looking to catch a pre or post theater cocktail while nestled under the glow of the historic Palmer House lobby. In addition to the main dining space, Lockwood offers stunning private dining rooms, each serves as a preeminent space for private events and receptions throughout the year.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Asparagus salad was advertised with morel mushrooms. They were NOT on it when it arrived. Salmon was overcooked and dry."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food at Lockwood was outstanding, but the service didn't compare. I had to ask for my empty water glass to be filled, and there were crumbs on the sleek black table that were not wiped away between entrees and dessert. They are little things, but at this price point, you should expect more. We don't usually seek out hotel dining, but it was convenient before a show. I would go back for the food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This Perfect 10 in the Palmer House is too much of a secret. In fact, we chose Lockwood because we couldn't get reservations at a nearby restaurant. So we definitely lucked out. Pick/presentation of vegetables especially beautiful and halibut was perfect. We shared a glass of wine and the pouring was most generous. Ask to be seated in Mozammel's section!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Visited the Lockwood for dinner as we were staying at the Palmer House. Menu was a bit sparse but the food was really nice. Lovely atmosphere. Would recommend it."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was vey well presented. My husband and I both has a salad,(a little to petite for the price), but vey god and well presented. We both like our fish lightly cooked. My husband had raw salmons, sent it back and it came out the same. He really does like it undercooked, but this was almost raw. I had halibut and it was dry and way over cooked. Still the meals felt fresh and well presented, and maybe just a bad night. The dinning room was another issue altogether. There were cubed lights on a chrome track All over the dining room. It was a very dated and eye disturbing look. It was actually uncomfortable. Very unattractive & date large cubes over old chandeliers did not work either. The restaurant decor didn't work w/ the food or lobby."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Limited menu, pricey and no ambiance , however conveniently located in theater district"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Took a friend for afternoon tea. I had to ask for another teacup as mine was dirty. The floor around our table was also littered with crumbs and chunks of food from the previous diners. For the price, I would have expected a little more attention to such details. It was not crowded so there was no excuse. Tea selection was good. Scones excellent. Tea sandwiches so so. Desserts were good. There was nothing fabulous other than the fact it was in the lobby at the Palmer House, which is beautiful. If you want to charge $40 each for snacks and tea, check your tables before serving. Sitting down to a dirty teacup was not the way to set the tone for our meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant was excellent. it was just off the very busy and noisy lobby of the Palmer House, yet the restaurant itself was quiet. The service was excellent--the waiter had great knowledge of the menu and made excellent recommendations. As for the food, it was beatifully presented and absolutely delicious. We were attending a show at the Bank of America Theater, and the location could not have been more convenient."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, good atmosphere. Convenient for a business get-together."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Slow, indifferent service. Informed waiter up front that we had symphony tickets and he forgot about us. Had to request service three times. Food was just OK. Did not come anywhere close to Tribune review's glowing terms. Not that expensive, but not worth the money."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Service was so slow, we barely made our Symphony program. We had gotten there extra early, yet our food arrived very slowly. Very limited menu, and the arrangement of the menu was quite unusual."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was OK, but we chose this restaurant before a concert downtown because the prices seemed reasonable for that area. Well, they mix in the appetizers with the entrees, so the selection is actually smaller and the prices double. Not something you want to find out there. Service was slow even though it was not very full at all. Might be a good place for a business meal, but not so much a romantic one. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was adequate and the restaurant is most convenient for hotel guests - not sure I would chose to dine there otherwise. Service was pleasant and the people watching is note worthy."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Lockwood at the historic Palmer House Hotel, one of the oldest, if not THE oldest hotel in Chicago has more class and ambience than any other in the loop. The bar area in the lobby is striking in its beauty. The restaurant menu is innovative and with a selection for everyone, from Steaks to Lamb to Fish to Duck there is something for all tastes. The wine list prices range from $40 up and have some remarkable lables. They even have gluten free breads and other choices."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Tied from traveling so didn't want to venture out. Very creative menu. Had the radish salad and salmon entree. Both were very nice. I thought the salad could have benefitted from some additional lettuce as it was only the radish leafs. The salmon was very nice but a little too skimpy on the portion size. The damper for me was the service. The waiter was slammed so not really his fault. Noise from hotel lobby spills into the section of the restaurant where I was seated. If you want a quieter place ask for a table further inside. Probably not go back unless too tired to leave hotel."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great Location to dine. Excellent food, good wine, nice and very elegant location. The service could habe been better."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The meal here was wonderful and the service was friendly and relaxed. The sommelier picked out the perfect wine. I would recommend this place to anyone. I feel its location in the Palmer House might make people hesitate to dine here but this would make a great date night or a pre or post theater dinner and there was great people watching in the lobby bar outside the restaurant. Scallops, Halibut and Roasted Vegetable platter were delicious. We had the creme brulee and a cherry tart for dessert and we were not disappointed. I would go back for the prix fixe meal a value at $44."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was top notch, especially as I was dining alone. I liked everything but the carrot and quinoa salad. There was too much pepper (or something?) on the carrots and the quinoa was completely undercooked. The rest of my prixe fixe dinner was nice and it came in at a good price for my expense account. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was our third dining experience at Lockwood. We arrived dressed for the occasion. I wore a jacket, tie, dress pants. My wife wore a dress. This was the dress code that was requested by Lockwood in the past. Thus we were very surprised to see guests wearing jeans, shorts, t-shirts, and similar attire. To make matters worse, we were escorted to a small table in a noisy area next to several diners who had a backpack and water bottles on their table. Wouldn't the way we were dressed be a cue that we should be seated in a more intimate setting? Our waiter was not very attentive and our dinner was not up to previous standards. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very elegant old-time comfort food brunch. Service was outstanding. Ambience lovely. Can't think if a better Mother's Day Brunch in the city. Hotel is so interesting and who gives free parking in this day and age?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Consistently inspired, creative dinner menu; lackadaisical, uninspired service; ambiance dated, uninspired, not consistent with rest of property; wine list adequate. Recommend as dinner destination, breakfast adequate."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great dinner, food and service. The only downside is the tables are adjacent to the hotel lobby bar (separated by a filmy curtain) which was LOUD making any business conversation almost impossible. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We expected to have brunch in the beautiful restaurant space. instead we were taken upstairs to an area where the tables were generic round tables with cheap chairs. I felt like I was sitting at a wedding table. some tables had 1 -3 people which otherwise would fit 8. We were far from the food, so going up to the buffet was a quite a distance. They tried to make it up with giving out cheap carnations and plastic bracelets to moms...but i was disappointed. the only good thing that came out of it was the validated parking--we ended up using the full 4 hours which would have cost $40. The price of the buffet was $60 per adult and $30 per child. A huge rip-off for the lacking ambience..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "service great, food tasty, desserts yummy. portions could be larger. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Lockwood restaurant was all around amazing...cuisine was fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I proposed at the Hotel after the dinner. The service was impeccable, great waiters and always very attentive while respecting a private long (3.5 hours) dinner. Food was very good with good portions and I highly encourage to try their very own bourbon."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The atmosphere is conducive to hosting a business lunch with clients and prospective clients. The food is good, including taste, portion, and price. I plan to have more meetings at Lockwood, as it was an energetic environment but not overly done and so it allowed for good conversation with my guest."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My husband and I are very pleased that we chose Lockwood to be the first dinner on our honeymoon vacation. The menu was appetizing for this foodie, and the wine and cocktails list pleased my husband, a former mixologist and sommelier. Our server was professional and knowledgeable, and the bar staff were friendly, welcoming, and also knowledgeable. Kudos to Lockwood for making our first night, and each night, of the honeymoon very special. "
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Although the service and ambience were pleasant, they could not make up for the overly priced lackluster meal. I will not return or recommend it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went to Lockwood because the weather outside was grim. Expectations weren't that high, but the food was delicious!!! I had the fried cod sandwich and it was superb. No need to leave the hotel for a nice lunch. Lockwood delivers on all counts!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We went to the restaurant for dinner. The food was wonderful, especially the pork plate which was prepared well and tasted amazing."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is an excellent place for a special meal, great ambience, and a wonderful bar scene, and service."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A group of us went out for Chef's Week. I highly recommend the crab cakes - superb. The truffle fries are also a definite must!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My husband and I met for lunch. The food was good, but I would have preferred more care and less food. My club had so much bacon on it that it fell apart every time I picked it up. The tomato soup was laden with rosemary, which was unusual, but not that pleasant. My husbands turkey burger was fine, but for the price we expected something more than just fine. The service was a little slow at times, but friendly."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The menu itself was very interesting. The food was lukewarm...every dish. The wine was ordered and did not arrive until after the appetizer was served and finished."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were seated immediately, had an excellent dinner and wonderful waiter who was very helpful and friendly"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "not busy even on valentines's day (i now know why). took a long time to take drink order, i had to ask. food came out not prepared correctly and the waiter never asked once how the food was. took my wife's wine glass and didn't even ask if she wanted another drink. overall better service at a pizza hut :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Second visit to Lockwood and though food was good, service was terrible compared to the first experience despite it being Valentines Day. The hostess did not take jackets, seating was poor, we were pouring our own bottles of wine (not really a huge deal) and service was alarmingly slow. Steak and scallops were both cooked well but given the price of the meal, the other attributes to the evening failed to meet expectations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service staff saves this restaurant they were friendly and extremely attentive. The food was very average at lunch this restaurant is clearly just a convenience for the guest at the hotel. This is a shame because the location and setting could make for a great business lunch place not sure about dinner but after this I don't think I would try it."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Lovely tea service with freshly prepared sandwiches, scones, and pastries. So disappointed that the Ritz no longer does tea after the holidays; they were the best, as far as I'm concerned. Palmer House came in very close. Only negatives were we waited 20 minutes or so even though we had a reservation (they made up for that by comping us each a glass of champagne). Once we were seated, everything was outstanding. Request the mezzanine, as the lobby is very busy and noisy with a lot of pedestrian traffic. The mezzanine allows you to overlook the lobby but have some privacy."
    Dined on 2/3/2014