The atmosphere is quiet and there is a view of Lake Michagan out the side windows. A great place for quiet conversation and an excellent meal. The interior is decorated well and the service was exquisite.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, and wonderful service!
Will definitely return again
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and fabulous service...what more can you ask for?
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish, Great Waitstaff
My friend and I had not seen one another for a couple of years and needed to catch up. We sat and were never rushed to order or to leave. Our meals were delicious. I had the lobster thermador and she had halibut. The wine selections were varied in both price and origin. The best part was we were unaware they closed at 10pm on weeknights. Not one person said a thing about us leaving until we noticed everyone else was gone. We were still there at 11pm. The waiters all said for us to finish and not worry about anything. We of course left a large tip and apologized for the delay. I have been there before and will be back again.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 20 wedding
We celebrated our 20 wedding anniversary with family in the Cape Cod room--which was a happy reminiscence of our wedding at the Drake Hotel. The service, food and atmosphere were perfect for conversation and a commemorative occasion.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every year at the AMA I take good friends to dinner and enjoy Father's Day, for over 30 years. excellent
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good seafood
The Cape Cod room is a charming, if quite dated, dining option at the lovely Drake Hotel. The tables are close and the chairs are very old. The food is very well executed, if not inventive. The crab, lobster, and trout were all perfectly done. The service at the table and at the hostess stand was outstanding.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, but fair service
Table for 4 on Saturday, June 22, at 6:30 pm. Restaurant is on the public entry floor of the Drake Hotel. Very pleasant atmosphere. Got seated promptly, but then waited for perhaps 15-20 minutes before anyone came to our table to wait on us. The restaurant did not appear to be busy at all at that time. Service overall was slow for the first half of our meal, then picked up a bit in the second half. Service always was pleasant, even if not "good." Food -- seafood/fish in our case -- was very good, and so was dessert. Were it not for our desire for convenience on this, the first night of our arrival at the hotel, we probably wouldn't have chosen Cape Cod. But, in the end, it was a good meal, even if not an efficiently managed one.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant dining experience
Very pleasant dining experience while visiting Chicago.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite Chicago restaurants, not up to par on the usually great service. Food was great, but service left me questioning weather this once proud restaurant has lost it. I hope not still one of the best places to get Dover Sole.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic, not cutting-edge
Cape Cod is an old-school American seafood restaurant serving classic shellfish and fish dishes that are well done. If you are looking for traditional preparations like Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Thermidor and Dover Sole, you will be in the right place. The decor is dark wood with lots of fishing and ship memorabilia which you will either find interesting and cool or kitschy. Service was excellent - the waiter knew the menu in great detail. The wine list was pretty weak for a restaurant in this price range, with relatively few selections by the glass or in each varietal type. We routinely eat at many of Chicago's finest and most expensive restaurants, but the price/value at Cape Cod is not good.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
After all these years, the
After all these years, the Cape Cod room does not disappoint. A great place just to relax and eat good food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cape Cod Room is synonmous with gourmet dining and continues to maintain it's reputation. Excellent! Price catagory $$$$$$$$$$$$$.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deliver the Dover
We came for the Dover sole and we were not disappointed. Appetizers of Crab Cakes and Oysters Rockefeller were excellently prepared. Good sized drinks. The only drawback was a noisy party of 20 or so guests in the next room and their conversations carried throughout the restaurant. Otherwise I would definitely return again and again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicago Seafood with a New England
Wonderful. I started the evening by ordering a bottle of Château La Nerthe, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The starter was called the Cape Cod 80th Anniversary Platter consisting of two lump Crab Cakes served with a light mustard sauce, shrimp Cocktail consisting of two jumbo Prawns in an Heirloom Tomato Sauce, and two Oyster's Rockefeller stuffed with spinach and topped with a baked Hollandaise Sauce. I ate the New York Strip Steak entrée, topped with a Merlot Sauce, over a bed of fresh sautéed spinach and Fingerling Potato slices that were lightly fried in oil. I also add two Scallops to the dish to make it a Surf and Turf. For dessert, I was too full, and didn’t even look at the menu I had a coffee, finished the wine, and relaxed.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Cape Cod Room yearly
We go to Cape Cod Room yearly for our anniversary and it is fairly consistent. We always order the Dover Sole and it is usually melt in your mouth fabulous. This year I felt that it was a little off. The portion was larger and I had to use my knife to cut it which in the past I've only used my fork because it is so soft and wonderful. The wait staff is great and they did a good job. Maybe I should try another menu item?
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
CAPE COD ROOM: ALWAYS GREAT DINING
MY PARTY OF SIX HAD DINNER LAST EVENING. ONE OF THE PERSONS (NEW TO THE CAPE COD ROOM) ASKED IF THERE WAS ANY WAY HE COULD EAT EVERYTHING ON THE MENU. YEP, THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS. ALWAYS FRESH SEAFOOD, GREAT, ALBEIT NOT EXTENSIVE, WINE SELECTIONS AND SERVICE THAT IS SECOND TO NONE. THERE IS A REASON THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE 1933.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant surpassed all of our expectations! We expected a nice, historic setting, it was there. We expected great food...the food was better than expected! We didn't anticipate all the details!!! Everything from the food to the service was presented with such elegance. The small differences, presented with great care, separated our dining experience from so many other restaurants in Chicago!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eat Here Everytime You Visit
Chicago and it is like going back in time to a classier more romantic era. Service is impeccable. Seafood can not be beat. The soft music from the forties and the simple ambience really captures Cape Cod. We eat here Everytime we come to Chicago and are never disappointed.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice eatery. The atmosphere
Very nice eatery. The atmosphere felt a bit dark upon entry, but it grows on you. The maitre d' made the evening. He came from a closed restaurant we had been to many times, although we never met. Chatted up the reason for our visit to the city. Walked through specials, highlighted their signature meals, and took our drink order. He kept an eye on the table as he did others. When our waiter asked about a second drink. The maitre d' had it available for the waiter in a flash.
When we visited it was definitely an older group.
Great appetizer, and salad. Entres were excellent. When we thanked the maitre d' for a nice evening, he responded with " nice talking with you". A nice touch
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went to the Cape Cod Room for our 5th Anniversary. Needless to say, it's been around a long time and the service, food, and ambience were spot on for our occasion. Bookbinder soup outstanding!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best seafood in Chicago
Went on a recommendation from a friend. Glad we did great food even better service. Very professional "old school" service. Will go back when in town.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Chicago Classic
Dinner at the Cape Cod Room in the Drake Hotel was a step back into Chicago history. The Old World ambience and classic menu were a welcome relief from unrelenting trendiness in today's hot (for a nano-second) restaurants. It was wonderful place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I highly recommend.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, attentive and friendly staff. Decor reminiscent of Cape Cod.
Definitely will return.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner companions had the lobster thermidor which was good, but the dover sole was disappointing (dry) especially for the price point.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fair Service; Excellent Food
The food is exceptional but you do have to put up with okay to fair service. When you're paying that much it may seem ridiculous to put up with such service, but the food is definitely worth it. A Chicago classic.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were outstanding.
Service and food were outstanding. I would highly recomend this place for a seafood dinner
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were immediately put at ease by our hostess and waiter, and enjoyed a very relaxed and romantic dinner. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Cape Cod Sampler and the Steamed King Crab Legs were phenomenal.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the same wonderful restaurant
Haven't been there in nearly 40 years, and it's still the fabulous spot in Chicago's Gold Coast. Thanks, too, to the Drake Hotel.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gem!
It is so rare these days to enjoy excellent food in a warm, relaxed atmosphere and be able to carry on a conversation without raising your voice. Such a treat!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined for my husbands birthday. We had the delicious Prix fix menu. Delicious!!! Service Impeccable. Cuisine was delicious, I had the delicious clam chowder, crab cakes and key lime dessert! Yum! My husband had the Dover Sole...wonderfully prepared!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the famous Drake Hotel, the restaurant has been here since the 1930's. Full menu with a number of fresh special items. While Mahi Mahi is not my usual choice, it was prepared in a unique manner and quite good. Mid-week dining so not very busy so very quiet. Service was perfect with knowledgeable waiter and staff.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful. Food was delicious, service was attentive, , , and we had 'the time of our life' in Chicago! (Blessings and Love to All the Workers in this wonderful place!!!!)
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful (as always)!
Every year we go to Chicago and we always make sure to visit The Cape Cod Room. Fantastic food and wait staff is excellent.
Looking forward to our next visit.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place used to be a beautiful,
This place used to be a beautiful, cheerful space that brought color & light to the atmosphere. Since they redecorated, it lacks color & is rather bland in appearance. If they're going to continue to charge 5 star prices, they need to upgrade the experience, both visually & service.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to spend our anniversary!
My husband and I were celebrating our 5yr anniversary and thought that Cape Cod would be a nice place to dine. The menu options were hard to choose from so our waiter had great suggestions. Everything was very tasty and fresh. Our waiter surprised us with an anniversary dessert and coffee which made our evening.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in Chicago
This restaurant is simply classic. Known for its fresh seafood and creative dishes you will absolutely enjoy this gem!
We have dined at The Cape Cod Room several times and always enjoy the experience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still one of the best in the world
I first ate in the Cape Cod Room with my parents back in the mid 70's and have never missed an opportunity to return. Since then, I have traveled most of the world and eaten in some of the finest seafood establishments in places like Stockholm, Copenhagen, Milan, Bremen, Amsterdam, Osaka, Taipei, Sydney, Wellington, Shanghai, Lima, Sao Paulo and Santiago. The Cape Cod Room has remained the standard by which all those others have been measured.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was ok -- the appetizers
The food was ok -- the appetizers were good, the fish was just ok, desert was excellent. The waiter however, was just mediocre. He would come back to our table but not take everyone's drinks orders. It was also hard to find him at times.
He seemed to be quite busy so perhaps he was just given more tables than usual.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A classic and it is still
A classic and it is still very good. If you like quiet dining this is the place.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable dining experience. Impeccable service, tasty dishes and a quiet atmosphere.
A great tradition.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quick get-a-way to Cape Cod
For anyone whose been to Cape Cod, this place is great for making you feel you've taken a little vacation to that wonderful spot of land off of MA. I loved the touch of getting the weather report on the chalk board as we walked in. Very friendly & helpful staff. Food was great, clam chowder lived up to the Cape Cod reputation - it was fantastic. I had the lobster thermadore & my husband had the tuna - we felt both dishes were very well done and the price was appropriate for the servings. We also did the Clams Casino & Oysters Rockefeller as appetizers & again they did not disappoint in any way - except that we wanted more! We will definitely be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
they made our Sweetess Day
they made our Sweetess Day October19th very special. A place for a Romantic evening not for kids. A touch of class
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful for seeing old friends
If you want great food, great but unobtrusive service, and a quiet place to talk and enjoy conversation, the Cape Cod Room is a wonderful choice.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cape Cod room was an experience...w
Cape Cod room was an experience...we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. A must for everybody that likes Cape Cod/Nantucket/Marthas Vineyard atmosphere. Don't miss the Oysters Rockefeller.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a tradition
I wanted to take my son to the Cape Cod Room as a special treat on a recent visit to Chicago. My dad used to take me and it's really such a special experience. The entire waitstaff took such good care of us. I don;t think that you could say that the menu is inventive, but what it does, it does so well. Everything was delicious; beautifully presented and very well timed.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful classic!
The Cape Cod is just what you'd expect- classic menu, great food, great cocktails, nice music at a reasonable volume, all in their great vintage setting. Always a great choice, and one we'll gladly make again!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best seafood in town
I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal there. The food is always absolutely amazing and the staff is always present but unobtrusive. All of this makes for a very good night for everyone and worth every penny spent.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Occasion dinner. 29th Wedd
My husband and I have been going here for many years. We also love Cape Cod, Ma. So when it came time to pick a restaurant for our 29th wedding anniversary we wanted a quiet romantic spot. It was very nostalgic for us as well. Patrick who we knew well just retired as Maitre D, but it was still fun to see waiters we recogized from the past 32years that we have been going there. It was a wonderful evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place to Celebrate
We chose Chicago and Cape Cod Room to celebrate our 30 years and were not disappointed. food and service was excellent as always. We travel to Chicago for business on a regular basis and the Cape Cod has been one of our go to places for entertainment.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM