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Quay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://quaychicago.com
  • Email: info@quaychicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 981-8400
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;Brunch Sat and Sun: 10am -3pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday and Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Fri and Sat: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Events for 10 to 600 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Zak Dich x
  • Entertainment: DJ's on weekends as well as live bands

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois St. and Peshtigo St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Quay
Quay, located at 465 E Illinois in the River East building is adjacent to the Chicago River in Chicago's trendy Streeterville neighborhood. From the beautiful decor, to our chefs' impressive menu, or the upscale sports lounge no expense has been spared in doing something different, something special. Quay offers both a late night lounge for a hand crafted cocktail and appetizers along the Chicago River. And it also has a sports bar with over 40 TV screens and a great selection of micro brews.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A local reviewer gave it high marks and we were there because it was close to a theatre venue. The place is really a sports bar. We were sat at a table near the back bar looking out on the "quay." Water was forthcoming, but never any bread. (Server told my wife that she could have some "leftover baguettes" that they use with the mussels, if she liked. She didn't like.) The server was nice, but reminded us 2x that the menu was for "winter" and then didn't know what the soup of the day was. The dinner menu was very small: it seemed to be all pub food; the by-the-glass wine menu was an embarrassment. My soup du jour, a salmon chowder, came nearly cold; my seafood pasta had two shrimps. Wife's salmon was good. Wouldn't go again ever."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Hate to say this, but this is a little hidden jewel. Hate to say it, because everyone will discover it! Food is really great, and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The city was in the midst of the St. Patrick's Day insanity that is Chicago, but most of the inebriated celebrating was going on elsewhere. In fact, Quay was nowhere close to full when we arrived and was still sporting empty tables when we left. You never would have known that by the lack of service. Staff could not have been more pleasant or less competent. Seated promptly and welcomed warmly we then waited for at least 10 minutes for the offer of something from the bar. Sensing from the lack of attention that this would be our one chance, we ordered a bottle of wine and one other drink. The bottle of wine took another 10 minutes to arrive and still no drink. The meal was marred by incorrect orders and unbelievable slow service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This place is right next to the space that house the River East Art Center, and down the street from AMC River East, so its great for pre/post movie dining. There are 3 separate dining areas to suit your mood. A large bar as you enter for pregaming before the movie, or relaxing after work drinks, a formal dining area for impressing your date, and an area in the back for private dining. I like the latter area best. In the summer time, it overlooks the water, and creates quite the impression for introverts like myself who want to recede into solitude while dining on bar food & grabbing a cocktail and still feeling connected to the extroverted characters in the background scene. The service has been great every time I go & drinks are potent!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This was recommeded by a concierge and were excited when we walked in. I loved the feel of the place. However, the food was just ok. I had the scallops and he had the short ribs. Not enough sides on the scallops, I liked the short ribs better. Coffee was bad and dessert not good, I would skip that course entirely there. Dissapppointing considering that we only had one night to splurge in Chicago."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a dinner here and had a great time. I made a res. two days before and had no trouble getting a table despite it being Saturday night. I was surprised how big the inside is! There are several dining rooms and diff environments: vibrant bar area, intimate dining room, and at the back there is a gorgeous atrium right on the river with an additional bar. Our server was Jessica - she was great. Very friendly and had a great sense of humor. The cocktails, appetizers, and entrees we ordered were all delicious. The only draw back is the speed of service -- it did take quite a while for our drinks and food to come out -- the quality of both were great and worth the wait though. We will definitely come back to Quay!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The ambiance was great, music was good, service experience was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Seven of us had dinner there. Service was good but the food was mediocre. My cocktail was not bad. I remember having some good sliders back in the summer, but the sweet & sour shrimp sliders I ordered last night was really not that great. The only dish I enjoyed was the Soup de Jour (sweet potato soup). House cut fries? Not good. Crab cake? Spicy and pricey. Blackened Shrimp Tacos? Wasn't excellent either."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went out for a relatively early dinner with a friend and, as it turns out, this was an excellent place - the mussels are perhaps the best either of us have had in Chicago and they did not put a food wrong all night. Interesting cocktail selection, strong wine and beer list, solid menu excellent prepared and served - easy to recommend!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable meal in an otherwise deserted dining room. Elegantly casual setting, very attentive and congenial service, satisfying food in substantial portions: ahi tuna, scallops, Amish chicken. When out of the wine we ordered, they offered a more expensive bottle at the same price. It was a snowy evening the day after New Year's, and the location (near Navy Pier) may appeal more to warm-weather diners, but it impressed us as a restaurant good in all seasons."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Grilled scallops were very good. Mac and cheese was very disappointing. Kraft has more cheese flavor..."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My family enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving dinner for a reasonable price. Thank you for making our holiday one to remember."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Quay. The decor is very appealing - great lighting, ambiance, furnishings, and the food and the service were excellent."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The food was as advertised. Service was great. I did not understand all of the service charges, but still enjoyed myself with my family."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We came into Chicago from Kansas City to do something different for Thanksgiving Day. Our reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner at Quay was a hit. They served the traditional meal with gourmet touches for a reasonable price. I cannot speak to their regular menu because this was a set meal, but all of it was prepared to perfection. I would go back to check out their regular fare based upon this meal. Also the wait staff was exceptionally kind and competent. Give Quay a try!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great location and dining room but the food was only ok. My friends had the lamb shank and the pork chop. Both were overlooked and meat not very tender. I'm a vegetarian and had brussel sprouts and the eggplant and ricotta polenta. The polenta was not savory at all. Terrible. The pear salad on the other hand was delicious."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My favorite aspect of Quay is that it is Seed to Plate. Everything's I've had here is great (the abundance of space and variety of venues is a great feature). Corn and lobster bisque, mac n cheese, kale & artichoke dip (could use more kale), truffle potato pizza (has a ton of cheese on it, which the menu omits), and my FAVORITE SIDE: kale and mushrooms. Steamed mussels are incredibly tender and a very light color, which I haven't seen before. The broth is fantastic, but we had to ask for bread for dipping...and received 3 pieces....really, you don't have more bread? Great drinks as well, overall great restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "I wish I could give this restaurant better rating, but the food is just not great. I left with the same sensation the first time I went there, only to corroborate my opinion the second time around. The service is really good, but I think ultimately you go back for the food. The most disappointing dish we had this time was the tartare duo: the salmon was OK, but the beef was plain bad, it seemed it had been washed with bleach, the color was not right; the flavor completely absent. All the main dishes we ordered leave you wanting more, especially for the price. In general, the dishes are completely overpriced, even for the location."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food here was excellent. I had the blackened catfish and it was fabulous, as were the hush puppies. The polenta had too much kale for my taste. It's a nice downtown bar, close to Navy Pier, so a nice alternative to the tourist spots there. The service was attentive and helpful. The waitress knew the menu pretty well. I'd return if I'm in the area."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Fabulous views from the dock and indoors a great way to meet friends and watch the game. go to the dining room and then its like a fancy restaurant. Love the burgers and the walleye entree too. A regular place for us to visit!"
    Dined on 8/23/2013