Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago
Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago

Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://chicago.langhamhotels.com/restaurants/chicago-hotel-pavilion.htm
  • Phone: 3129237710x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Afternoon Tea: Thursday through Sunday:
    3 Seatings
    3pm, 3:30pm and 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Zamora
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Fireplace, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Piano player during weekend afternoon tea

Getting there

  • Cross Street: on Wabash between Kinzie Street and the Chicago River
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago
Located on the second floor, its soaring ceiling and
marvelous views of the city make Pavilion an elegant space to unwind and converse with a glowing fireplace and grand piano as a backdrop. Pavilion is home to Tiffin at The Langham, the traditional afternoon tea that first debuted at The Langham, London in 1865. Tiffin includes proprietary Langham teas, Champagne, and an array of sweet and savory bites. All are served with traditional displays and flourish. Expect local talented pianists during weekend afternoon tea.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (15)fit for foodies (11)romantic (8)scenic view (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • High tea
    FlexifoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We celebrated the birthdays of our relatives visiting Chicago by taking in High Tea at the Pavilion, and enjoyed the setting and teas. The savory dishes were acceptable, but not very interesting, and definitely not very traditional, such as the watercress sandwiches of traditional teas. The sweets were tasty, innovative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    One of the best afternoon teas in Chicago and the service is very outstanding. Nice ambiance too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very impressed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This review is long overdue. We went for afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion with friends. We had considered canceling our reservation after being treated rudely on the phone and getting hung up on, but reconsidered after talking with a manager who assured us our tea experience would be nothing like the phone call. He was right. The tea was great, the food even better, and the service was excellent. They went above and beyond to show they are one of the best places to go to tea in Chicago. In fact, they may now be our favorite. All of us left very impressed and have already recommended it to others. We hope to make another visit again in the near future. Thank you for showing us a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch Experience
    SpaDiva
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have enjoyed tea at a number of locations around the globe (Peninsula, Ritz Carlton, Four Season's, Fortnum & Mason) and this tops the list. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. I celebrated my birthday and the server went out of his way to make the day extra special. I would highly recommend and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent afternoon tea!
    Politicsweetie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with Tiffin and it was delightful. Will recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What tea service should be like!
    Zhenyfehr
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    It was AMAAAAAAZING! I am writing this review after my week of having afternoon tea aervice so I could fairly judge but the afternoon tea service at The Pavilion in the Langham Hotel was by far the best in overall: food creativity check; food deliciousness check; tea selection check; service check. Joseph was congenial and accomodating. I was hungry for more and he gave me more; I was torn between two tea choices and he gave me that option. FANTABULOUS -- I will certainly return upon my next visit! This week in Chicago, I had afternoon tea service at The Pavilion, The Lobby, Palm Court, and Lockwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    A very stylish addition to Chicago's 5 star accommodation. Extremely attentive service and beautiful decor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for girls tea
    moonmaiden
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Came for afternoon tea service. Excellent scones, fun time with girlfriend. I've been to the Drake and the Peninsula and I think this was the best afternoon tea. Very intimate. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The service was impeccable. I have had tea at other hotels such as the Drake and the Penninsula and Tiffin at the Langham has been the best overall experience. The tea was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 21 reviews are from the Pavilion - The Langham, Chicago reviews archive.
  • Wonderful High Tea
    Hammer
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Service was impeccable. Wonderful. Tea was perfectly brewed. Scones were the best we've ever had. Sandwiches were innovative and delicious.Complimentary scones to go was a great surprise! Highly recommended for upscale high tea.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Tea in Chicago
    kirbVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The snacks and desserts are so much better here than other similar teas in the city. Combine that with a beautiful and comfortable room with great service and it makes for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable - Tea at The Langham
    DanceFan54
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I highly recommend the tea at The Langham, Chicago. The room has stunning views of the city and the room is understated, modern elegance. Service was extraordinary - our server, Thomas, was attentive without being overly solicitous and he was extremely knowledgable about the menu. From the hostess greeting our group to every detail of the afternoon, it was a lovely and memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea was not strong enough
    Shorty
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Tea was not strong enough for me and the dessert options were a little disappointing. The highlight was the scones and the clotted cream, the rest was just ok. It's also overpriced for what we received.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High tea
    BriggieJ
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Classic high tea in a wonderful contemporary setting. Elegant service from knowledgeable wait staff. Try to get a window seat to look out over Wabash Avenue at the Chicago River. Especially loved the egg salad with truffles "sandwiches," which had such a lovely presentation. The scones were also amazing. Pricey, but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High time for High Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    High Tea was among the best in the city and I've been to them all. Pricey yes, but not outrageous for the level of service and food. Delightful! Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Afternoon Tea
    AnnanVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A friend and myself had a lovely late afternoon Tea at the Pavilion. Paul, our waiter, was informative, cheerful and attentive. We were able to take our time and enjoy the lovely food and tea offerings. The food was not only great tasting, but the presentation was fabulous, Not to mention the beautiful ambience of the room. If you enjoy a high Tea, this is one of the best I've ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Rmsin
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    What can I say about this hotel besides it is one of the best hotels in Chicago. The service was great. We went for high tea and it couldn't be better. I like it better than the other locations in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Tea
    Hencha
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Made my reservations months ago and didn't realize they would be having a special "Valentea". The prosecco with tea was a nice touch. The food was lovely, the highlight, however, was the service. The hostess, the server, everyone - was attentive, but not intrusive. And they let us linger for quite a long while! For tea, you want to be able to have a relaxing and unhurried time, rather than being rushed out for the next seating or for the dinner rush. Here, the room is just for tea, so there was no need to rush us out. So lovely. Will be back to try their regular tea and their Downton Abbey tea, if they are still having it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    QTbboy
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Came here for a friends birthday for afternoon tea. Had the wild elderberry tea. My tea was fragrant and delightful. And we loved the attentive service, from the coat check to the menu, refills, and extra care for the special occasion. As a big foodie, i especially enjoy the description of the food, and the server took heed to explain at a decent speed. My favorite are the fresh scones and the accompanying cream, jam, and butter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Afternoon Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Dined at the Pavilion for their Downton Abbey-inspired afternoon tea menu with 4 friends, and the entire experience was great. The environment is elegant, but relaxing. The servers are attentive, but not over bearing. I've been to several afternoon teas while traveling around the world and throughout Chicago, and this was definitely in the top 3 of my most enjoyable teas.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasion high tea
    RHS1975
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Very elegant, yet modern, setting with grand piano adding to the ambience. View of Christmas lights at Trump Tower across the street. Very comfortable seating. Tea sandwiches and desserts were elaborate, filling and I found most of them delicious. A few were a little too "foodie" for me. I loved the classic scone. There were too many desserts to eat, but we took them to go. Perfect place to celebrate my new daughter-in-law's marriage with her and my daughters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HospitaliTEA at its best!
    PatFVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Tea at the Langham was definitely one of our favorites - pianist music included. The seating was exactly how I would imagine a tea in someone's home in England. It began with a gracious hostess who took our coats before seating us and whisking them away to a private room. Rob, our charming server, started us off with champagne and a "shooter" type of beverage that consisted of passion fruit beads in ginger & apple juice (?) - most unique & delicious. It was followed with pots of tea, savory petite sandwiches, scones w/clotted cream & jam, and an assortment of sweets. When I thought our tea was complete we were also offered a choice of cookies. As a final touch, Chef Scott Green, sent us home with an artfully packaged gift of cookies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Langham
    Jude
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    A beautiful new first rate hotel in a landmark building! Excellent experience - could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sugar, sugar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Holiday tea is $50, for which you do get a glass of Champagne. Then come four teeny sandwiches, followed by a whole bunch of sweets, a real sugar high. Much too much patter/explanations from the waiter. Much better teas at Drake, Peninsula, Ritz, etc.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas tea
    Aheis1130VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The masses haven't found this elegant room for tea. It may not be everyone's cuppa--the colors are muted and gold and silver,but the tea servings and the service were superb. Hopefully by next year, people will discover the Pavilion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful ambience for Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    This is a beautiful relatively new addition to the top hotels in Chicago. We went for Christmas tea with girlfriends and thought the food and service were excellent. It is elegant and romantic with a fabulous view of the Chicago river and the city. It is also quiet. The only glitch in an otherwise perfect afternoon was the room was freezing cold. They are having some problems heating the space so be prepared or call ahead and check on the issue. In the Spring and Summer, this will not be a problem but with the frigid cold temperatures, be prepared to wear warm clothing or do not check your coat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome!
    tammy
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    if you are finding a place for a romantic occasion, bring your girlfriend or wife here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took my wife here for High
    pulltaps
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    I took my wife here for High Tea to celebrate her birthday. It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The service was flawless, the food was very good. The live music wss a nice touch. Thanks to pianist for playing Happy Birthday! We really appreciated the diverse selection of teas. Next time we will have to try one of the aged tea options. Needless to say, this is now our go-to spot for high tea.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea time
    EllaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We went here for tea when it opened up. Perhaps it has improved since then. That said, we were comparing tea here to tea at the drake and at the peninsula. Tea at the Peninsula wins, and wins by a very wide margin. Quality of tea and food, atmosphere, and service: again, Peninsula wins. Perhaps the Pavilion may compete by adding a live string quartet like the Peninsula has.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely tea for two
    Evelyn
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We had a lovely tea for two for our mutual birthdays. The setting was lovely, food excellent, service attentive. It felt like it matched exactly to the image I have of a proper tea, with a tray of savory finger sandwiches, tray of scones, choice of tea, tray of desserts. Small currents -amusee bouche - was a perfect extra touch
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.