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State and Lake Chicago Tavern
State and Lake Chicago Tavern

State and Lake Chicago Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://stateandlakechicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 239-9400
  • Hours of Operation: BREAKFAST Monday-Friday: 6:30am-11am, Saturday: 7am-12pm
    LUNCH Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm
    DINNER Monday - Thursday: 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 4pm-2am, Sunday: 4pm-10pm
    SUNDAY BRUNCH 7am - 4 pm
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Evan Percoco
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: If you are interested in booking a private event, please contact our Restaurant Sales Manager, Kerry Bowler at 312.239.9509 or kbowler@thewithotel.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Red Line: State and Lake
    Brown/Purple/Green/Orange Line: State and Lake
    Blue Line: Clark and Lake
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered through the hotel:
    2 hours: $15
    3-12 hours: $26
    13-24 hours: $50
A word from State and Lake Chicago Tavern
Offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch utilizing local and regional ingredients, Chef Evan Percoco's menu is composed of small plates and larger entrees. Artisanal beer selections – many from the Midwest – pair gracefully with the fare as does State and Lake Chicago Tavern's extensive wine list and handcrafted, classic cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Great place to dine before attending a show at the Chicago Theater. Food and service were excellent. Good variety of food on the menu. I would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The best thing about this place is its proximity to the Chicago Theatre. Food was fine, service was fine and they respected our timeline to get to the show."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Little expensive. Worth it for dinner and beer. Different food options. Not for a picky eater."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great! Locally sourced ingredients, midwestern farmers' style cheese meats and pickled or preserved fruits and vegetables. We had the cheese and charcuterie board, the crispy chicken thighs, and 3 jars, the shrimp and tarragon jar(Fabulous! ), the fig and bacon jar (Very tasty!), and the pickled beets jar(Good but kind of bland needs some of their stone ground mustard or perhaps horseradish). The crispy chicken thighs were devine, perfectly fried, melts in your mouth! Service was pleasant, attentive, and VERY efficient. Great place, good location for shows at Chicago Theater, MANY transportation options. Price was very reasonable. I will DEFINATLY will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had brunch here the Sunday afternoon of St. Patrick's Day weekend, 2014. I chose 1 pm because that's when the 1,000 point tables began, and we were staying in the area. The Emerald Loop, also an Open Table restaurant, was a little closer, but we assumed it would be mobbed on that day, so we went one alley over to State and Lake. I had a vegetarian version of Eggs Benedict that was great! Two eggs on breakfast sausage flavored veggie patties and on English muffins, with a tomatey Hollandaise. My companion had beef with a vengeance, a huge brisket item that he also loved."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We found State and Lake on accident, but are thrilled that we did. A great little place tucked away right by the Chicago Theatre, we really enjoyed the setting and the unique menu. Everything we ordered was fantastic, and we're looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went there for lunch on a Saturday. They were not too busy which was nice. The menu had great brunch selections and the food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The ambiance was welcoming and laid back. The appetizers were killer! Table favorites were the Wood Grilled Chicken Wings(with a sweet popcorn garnish), Tavern Fries, Autumn Pretzel and devil eggs...in that order! The presentation of the drinks were appeasing to the eye before even taking a sip. The ladies had The Hummingbird which had a nice kick. The gentlemen had the Tokyo Robot and Coffee & Smoke which did not disappoint. 3 out of the 4 dinners ordered the Salmon which had a nice sear. It was light and savory. The portions were just enough to feel satisfied. Customer service was amazing! The waitress was attentive & personable. Management also came to the table to check on our dinning experience. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "State & Lake is good for pre-theater dinner. A nice diversion from some of the more crowded spots in the Loop, such as Petterino's and Rosebud. The menu might challenge vegetarians, however. They have a great beer selection & very good service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been here a number of times and last visit was a real drop in quality of both the food and atmosphere. The mussels were tasteless as was the broth for them. The wine options are few (less than ten?) and on the pricey side; most bottles are over $50. Hostess wanted to sit us right behind a table of fifteen when there were lots of empty tables and got an attitude when I said we wanted to sit somewhere that was quiet. The music was loud. I hope the place gets back up to speed. It's a nice option before a play at Goodman. The service by Patrick was excellent and the manager was attentive as well. ."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service was great and the neighborhood ambience is what you would expect for a tavern. The menu is interesting with a gastropub feel. However, the food was just so-so. Each of the four entrees we had was either over- or under-seasoned. Desserts were similarly disappointing. Great potential if they can get the kitchen together."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Fantastic food and great service! Great place for a late night meal for a large group and on Wednesday night, you'll get a special treat of live music."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This is a great place in the Loop for delicious burgers and interesting bites. (Lima bean Kale salad...) The service is very knowledgeable and kind and attentive."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Not a great experience before going to the Chicago theatre for a show! The left hand was DEFINITELY not talking to the right hand between the front and back of the house throughout the restaurant not just our table. Service was VERY slow and all food came at once event though we ordered "appetizers". THe food that did arrive was marginal at best. All us that dined there could cook better meals at home. Don't waste your $ or time. The manager did acknowledge our poor service and told us he would "get us to the church on time". His attempt at recovery didn't go unnoticed. I wouldn't go back however."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Gourmet food all the way...completely unexpected in a pub attached to a hotel. The smoked chicken wings, deviled eggs with duck bacon, butternut squash soup and pretzel were like nothing we've ever tasted. A great meal before the show at the Chicago Theater."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The menu was interesting. The service was really poor."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Brunch was fantastic! A little more expensive than I'd typically pay for breakfast but a fantastic treat!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Patrick, our Waiter was very friendly. The 8b burger was out of this world good. Great stop before the Chicago theatre."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The staff was outstanding and the food was excellent. It was a perfect place for brunch."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Very fun and upbeat atmosphere and good for larger groups. The food was good but overpriced for the portion size. Drinks are overpriced too but that is expected. Service however, was very slow and the server was in a state of panic whenever he came to check in on us which wasn't often but the manager was nice who seemed to be paying more attention to our table than the server was."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "When I made the resevration it didn't occur to me that Sat 3/15 was St Pat's weekend...once I got into the Loop to attend a training I soon relaized the craziness that I would be encountering...from the crowds...but I certainly didn't expect the horrible service my guests and I experienced @ State/Lake Tavern... but certainly they should be used to crowds (well maybe not)...once the lukewarm food arrived I have to admit that the food was tasty thanks for that redeemining quality otherwise this dining experience would have been absymial to say the least...don't know if I would go back...and if I did it would have to be at an off time..."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Fabulous place to enjoy a delicious, perfectly prepared dinner before an evening at the Chicago Theater! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Every server was extremely friendly...smiles on every face. Good was innovative and very tasty. My friends and I absolutely loved it!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Dined with friends before a play... Food and Service are excellent ! Love the Location..... My only negative is the wine List. While they have a HUGE Beer selection, I am not a Beer Drinker, the wine choices are very Limited and Extremely Overpriced ! The most economical bottle of Red wine is $50 ! And this is for a wine that Retails for $10,,, Thats a 500% mark up !!!! I understand that the clientele is geared toward the younger Beer drinking crowd, but it would be wise if they had a little more of a selection starting in the mid $20 Dollar range in order to be competitive with the other restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We came here for a casual dinner before a week night theater show. Our server and all of the waitstaff took great care of us and brought everything promptly and with a smile. The cheese board was delicious and the burger was cooked just the way I wanted. A step up from your standard pub fare without a giant price tag! We will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "First time diner, the atmosphere was great, made sure we were served in a timely manner, didn't feel rushed at all.. The appetizer and dinner were excellent!!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "State and Lake Tavern is not just another restaurant/bar it's a lively and welcoming spot for your pre-theatre meet, drink, and eat. We loved the smelts and cocktails and the dinner choices were just the right size!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I like a place that takes itself seriously and is determined to get better. That's what S&L Chicago Tavern does well. Everytime I go, management makes a point to ask what I think; and they listen. The chicken thighs are melt in your mouth goodness, the herbs & greens salad is ultra fresh; the huge burger with swiss and the most crazy addicting fries make the $14.00 plate seem like a drop in the bucket. An added plus was to be able to see the Blackhawks play (and unfortunately lose) while conversing with a friend. Server, Bonny was attentive,very helpful, friendly. Precisely what customers want when dining. We ordered dessert - the Elderberry Lemon Pie. Hands down, THE BEST lemon pie I've ever had. Theirs is homemade on the premises!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The whitefish sandwich was so delicious! The place has a good vibe."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "All of the online suggestions the Lyric Opera had for a pre-concert meal were booked out for the night. So I went online to find an alternative. State and Lake came highly recommended by others and the menu looked very interesting. We enjoyed the flatbreads with three great choices..the favorite was the fig and bacon spread. Entrees we enjoyed included the spinach ravioli. My wife said the bibb salad with salmon was prepared perfectly with a wonderful rub. Our son took in the wings and raved about them. The bar menu is extensive and intriguing. Lots of flights to choose from. Note: it is energetic and noisy. Overall a great place and would go back again. Waitperson was attentive, helpful and cheerful."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Beware of the chicken - it was served to us raw. Management immediately came to apologize (offered to make us another one, which we declined), but needless to say oversight of this nature is alarming. Raw chicken is unacceptable and dangerous in any respectable restaurant. The grits and the short rib wild rice soup were good. Cocktails were decent. They do not seat you until the entire party is present and there is no room at the bar to grab a drink, so make sure you are dining with punctual people."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great for a quick lunch with clients or friends. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Food is actually very good. Atmosphere is a bit sports bar-ish, but you can find quiet tables to the back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We went for breakfast/brunch. The service was excellent from the second we walked in the door. The food took a little time to come to the table, but it was fresh-prepared, world-class and excellent-tasting. I would certainly go there again, and I would recommend it to anyone with great taste buds."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beautiful and creative ways of presenting food! Interesting cocktails not found anywhere else!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We wanted to grab something before The Phantom Of The Opera. We could not have been more pleasantly surprised! We each had a different burger and they were both AMAZING!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I took my team from work for drinks and appetizers after work. They did a great job of accommodating our group of 10. Drinks and appetizers were great - very attentive (but not overbearing) service. Can't beat the location!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "For a tavern type bar place that does the fussy food, the infused this and that, the rather unique entrees, sanwiches, soups and salads, the outcome is tasty and wonderful. Three of us celebrated a Birthday and couldn't have enjoyed our food more. The individual flavors were fantastic and everything mixed so well, from the beef brisket to the citrus chicken to the pork. Simply the best fries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My food was excellent, although the diners who had the vegetarian option were less impressed. The service was lackluster, although the restaurant was not crowded. Good cocktails, but the dessert options were not very exciting."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Stopped at State and Lake after a concert at the Chicago Theater. Service was fast and friendly even with a full house. Live music was good but still allowed for table conversation...not too loud. Definitely will keep it on the list for another visit to Chicago."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "It's in a hotel, but this is way better than what you might find in many hotels. And BTW it's far from what you'd expect in a 'tavern.' Appetizers were exceptionally different. Excellent! Impressive cocktails and beer/spirit flights. Menu refreshingly different and fresh. Nicely attentive service. Next time, we take friends."
    Dined on 1/26/2014