Tavern at the Park
Tavern at the Park

Tavern at the Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tavernatthepark.com/
  • Phone: 3125520070x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 10:30pm & Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rene Lorenzano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tavern At The Park offers several types of experiences in private dining, allowing you to cater your event exactly to your needs. In our Pub Room, up to ten guests can be entertained by watching the game or business presentation on the private, lap-top compatible 42” flat screen T.V., all while people watching the bar through bay windows. Our signature room, the Sky Box, offers the ability to have a sit-down dinner for 26 people or cocktails for 40 while enjoying the sights of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue from your second story perch. Our Exposition Room offers a private setting for up to 36 for a sit-down dinner and up to 50 for cocktails. Lastly, the entire second floor, with it's breath-taking views of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue, can accommodate 110 people for dining and up to 200 for a cocktail party. All private rooms offer the latest in technology for presentations while maintaining that classic Tavern style.
  • Private Party Contact: Tabitha Stotts 3125520070x
  • Special Events: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Tavern At The Park offers valet parking from 11:00 a.m. until closing and allows dining guests to leave their cars at the restaurant while attending a show. Also, the Grant Park Parking Garage is located across the street and can be accessed from Michigan Avenue.
A word from Tavern at the Park
Please join us on our rooftop patio, the Tavern Tree House!! It opens Monday through Saturday at 4pm. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept reservations for our outdoor seating. Also, OpenTable points will not be rewarded for tables going to the roof. Tavern At The Park offers acclaimed New American cuisine in an upscale decor across from beautiful Millennium Park. Deep wood tones combined with leather and stone to create an atmosphere where rich Chicago history meets modern big-city style. Crain’s Chicago Business said “this elegant tavern epitomizes Chicago style and energy.” In the bar, which CitySearch referred to as “an off-the-clock cocktailers' dream”, you will find a creative seasonal drink list which offers the newest intoxicating trends as well as stylish and innovative beer and wine lists.
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Tavern at the Park reviews from OpenTable diners
236 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (95)great for outdoor dining (73)good for groups (68)special occasion (61)scenic view (57)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (51)vibrant bar scene (38)romantic (34)hot spot (32)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (19)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (12)Show More
  • Not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was overpriced and not real good. Too many other great places to eat in Chicago
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really disappointing
    WAYNE
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made reservations here for two before a play. First of all its ridiculous that you can't reserve rooftop tables. We were told there were nine groups ahead of us for a rooftop table. So they sat us in the back of the restaurant in a dark area in a giant booth for two people. I was going to ask to move, but my friend thought we didn't have time. A beautiful sunny day in Chicago and we are in a very dark restaurant. We ordered Salmon and I ordered the Pot Pie. Both were mediocre with the Pot Pie being incredibly disappointing since it was $19 (very small not a lot of chicken) I couldn't believe our bill was over $130 with drinks and abysmal food. Atleast the martinis were ok.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for a business dinner
    travelingthru
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The interior is warm and classic with a rich wood all around. The waiter was gracious and helpful with his explanations about the entrees. The selection in the entrees is what attracted us to choose the restaurant; from Prime Rib to seafood. The entrees were flavorful and perfect size in their portions. Highly recommend. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    MisterBVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    If you have not tried this restaurant you should make a special effort to eat at this restaurant. It is very accessible, has valet parking that is reasonable, service is fantastic and the food is enormous and has great taste. It is a jewel in the Millennium Park area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Big Deal
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was celebrating my fiancé's birthday and decided to try the restaurant out as it had good reviews. Shannon was our server and he was wonderful; very attentive but not overbearing, polite, honest, and funny. He even took the liberty of giving my fiancé a delicious free dessert for his birthday. The food was.. okay. My fiancé got the Black Hawk Special. Steak was REALLY expensive for what you get; - $37 for literally... JUST the small steak. $7 side garlic fries; good portion and tasty. I got the Sweet and Spicy Rotisserie Chicken... large portion of chicken, but I wasn't a fan of the odd sweet mustard sauce smothered on top. Overall, we probably won't visit again as the food is "no big deal" but Shannon (our server) made our night enjoyable.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wings!
    feedme
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The jerk seasoned wings were outstanding! Great location.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable
    broker97
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went here after a long day of walking the city and couldn't have been more pleased. We both enjoyed our food, but it was the service that was exceptional. I am not sure if Nashley was her first or last name, but she was fantastic. They have a beer on tap that has been aged in bourbon barrels and I have never had anything like it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a favored
    doctoramwVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my 2nd time here at this restaurant and I experienced the food being not-so-great-at-all.
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  • archie118VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food. Wonderful atmosphere Huge portions. Worth the money you spend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give me light!
    cj3411
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fine dining experience, but why does the restaurant have to be so dark? Had to use the table candle to read the menu and bill. Very convenient for pre- and post-performance visits - across the street from the Harris Theatre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant and great food.
    65Rivi
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Have been to this restaurant half a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Service, food and decor/ambiance is great. The variety of dishes from comfort food to elaborate entrees are bountiful. Have always referred this restaurant to firends and business clients. We have a standing date every year to have dinner there after shopping during Christmas Holidays or seeing a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Group Dinner
    travel2eat2shop
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a party of 6 and were seated right away at a round table (which i prefer so you can see and talk to everyone). We enjoyed our appetizers, the Crab Meat Artichokes were delicious, as were the salads. My husband had the special, Beef Duo and ate every bit of it. The wine and cocktails were great and we really enjoyed our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Food was good, portions are large.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great office celebration
    BKBroiler
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our office of 8 celebrated a colleague and had a terrific lunch. Our waiter was very professional- prompt, personable and went above and beyond in his service. Everything was delicious. And, its right across from the Cultural Center and Millennium Park. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable for Upscale Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I might be a bit harsh on the service. Generally service was good, but my lunch was a business lunch: one of our party arrived a little later, there was a lot of serious discussion and the server had a little difficulty "reading" our group, etc.. But service was friendly, and they kept the glasses full. Cuban sandwich was excellent. All in all, I'll schedule other lunches here. The location is outstanding, atmosphere is right, and it's priced at the right level to keep the noisier tourists out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neeley
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Very nice, been there several times, food is excellent, service is very good although sometimes the wait people are little over zealous with the clearing of the tables. Highly recommend lunch or dinner. A reservation is not always necessary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey and Ordinary
    pmetz
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I think I expected the food to be better than it was. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything particularly special, especially for the prices. A French dip and a glass of ice tea for lunch set me back $32 (with tip). For that price, I expect something special. It was merely good; nothing notable. The service, however, stood out as friendly, helpful and attentive, as it ought to be. My dining partner had a daily special, broiled whitefish for $25, and it looked quite good and came in a generous portion. He enjoyed it. Overall, it's not the type of place that I feel compelled to visit again, knowing that there are so many better restaurants in the city in this price range.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeps getting Better
    Kimbee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've eaten here once a year since it opened and the food is always outstanding. Our family spent a Friday night here as a special occasion, and we were not disappointed. I would not call it kid-friendly, but my kids ate well and enjoyed their meals. The calamari was outstanding. Three people ordered steak and everyone was very pleased with their selections. My 6 year old wanted a "caesar salad" with ranch and the kitchen delivered. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum yum yum
    Caroly
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Luis's, our server was the best. She provided great information about all the specials and other popular items on menu. The steak sandwich was great. The tenderloin was so tender. Great seats. Great view. Great food. Wonderful space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was really just okay, but the prices were relatively high. The atmosphere seemed better suited to a business lunch than a romantic dinner.
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  • So so
    mari
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great location but food is so so and waitstaff is polite but pushes you through process and seems uninterested. Probably too many tourist that don't return. They all seem mildly annoyed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I can't hear myself think
    SueRVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food and service were fine but the noise level was one of the worst I have encountered. I could not hear anything without saying "what", which made it somewhat frustrating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service
    IndustryVetVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Best staff and owners in the biz. Pete and Don DeCastro and their team are superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't cook a hamburger
    younglion
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I ordered a sirloin burger medium well. It arrived very rare. I sent it back and it came back rare again not pink red. Obviously grilling a burger is not in the chef's repetoir. If I go back I will probably order a salad. Its hard to detroy a lettuce filled bowl. The others in my party did have a good meal though. Presentation was a little sloppy.
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  • Don't bother. Awful Meal
    TheOldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Of all the restuarants we have booked with Open Table, this is the only one that I would rate as awful. Food was thrown on the plate with no attempt at presentation, ugly looking fish and badly overcooked. To sum up, the cook should be sent back to what ever fast food joint he came from.
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  • Great Loop Location
    MAC6VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    On your way to Pritzker Pavillion? Tavern at the Park is so convenient and a nice option for moderate dining. The Kentucky Bourbon beer is worth the stop...dine in our out or on the rooftop or at the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great late lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a late lunch prior to the Broadway in Chicago free concert. The flat bread pizza lunch special was excellent. A good selection of beers also. Service was attentive.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great restaurant
    Flatbread32
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent service! Outdoor sitting was the best part. Food was very excellent. This is going to be one of my favorites restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Batman
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed a very nice dinner with very good service for a moderate price. We have been to Tavern at the Park before but tried the Prime Rib this time and will be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience...
    Button
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had hoped for outdoor seating on a beautiful night after a long day inside... It worked out great, our service was very good and the food was spectacular.... From the Crab Cakes and Beet Salad we started with followed by the Butternut Ravioli and Caprese Salad.... YUM.... We also had a bottle of wine and I thought it was going to add up to more than I thought, which was a pleasant surprise... Will definitely go back when downtown again.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Date
    robcache8
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Was a nice to be outside and talk. The Service was awesome and the food was good. I recommend the Key Lime Creme burlee. Was a nice time. Awesome first date.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed w/the front reception
    UnhappyDiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I made reservation days before my lunch with a client. After our arrival, we were immediately ushered upstairs. Although several other guests who arrived after us, were given seats in the main dining area on the first floor, which was nicer. My guest and I were the only black face at the time waiting to be seated.
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  • Great date night restaurant!
    Laneydld
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Tavern was beautiful, clean, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and the food and drinks were delicious, we had a great time! My husband is on crutches so a staff member helped us get to the restrooms on the second floor on the elevator and showed is exactly where to go! We love this place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was not well and not friendly. We will never go again.
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  • Kerbs78
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was a little disappointed. Made reservation 48 hours prior to dining at Signature Room. We did not receive requested table next to window. I wanted to treat my niece to a fun experience. I asked if we could be seated by window; replied by a "60 minute wait", surprising on a Thursday, 2:30pm-half full dining room. (What is the point of a reservation?) Service was mediocre at best. Rarely saw our server except for refills or basic dining needs. The view is worth the dining experience. If getting reservation confirm a window table or your not getting the full experience. Food is fairly good & valued appropriately. Service could use improvement. Worth it for tourist experience
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    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I went to Tavern at the Park with another couple. We had been there many times. This was the other couple's first time. We all agreed that the food was excellent, wine superb, and atmosphere was perfect. My husband has Celiac Disease, but the waitress was willing and able to accommodate him. We all had a wonderful evening and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    TGJA
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious Food and Amazing Service. Our server went out of his way to accommodate all our requests. On top of that he was friendly, funny and knowledgeable about the menu. Our party of 8 dined there for my mother's birthday on a busy Friday night. I had been there many times for lunch, but everyone else was a first time diner at Tavern. Every single person RAVED about their meal! We will definitely be back. Be sure to make reservations, particularly for lunch during the week and dinner on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaysevening
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Tavern at the Park was the perfect wpot to celebrate our 48th anniversary! It was beautiful. The fig and prosciutto flatbread was outstanding! Wonderful service. The outdoor balcony was lovely. Seating groupings were well arranged in intimate settings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
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  • Excellent Downtown Restaurant
    Falca
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Super location. Close parking in Grant Park North. Across the street from Cultural Center AND Millennium Park. Didn't use the Roof-top but it looked very inviting and the view superb. Had reservations and arrived early. Seated immediately next to the sidewalk windows. Excellent, unobtrusive service. Fried calamari excellent. Lightly breaded and perfectly prepared. "Clark Street" Hummus very good (fine for a change ... but prefer traditional personally) Caprese Salad served "vertically" Excellent with baked parm slices. Watermelon Salad good ... but not exceptional. Scallops up to standard. Bookmakers Steak Sandwich a real stand-out. Our best entre'. Grouper Sandwich adequate. Over-all a fine dining experience in a choice location.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good
    coboVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I actually joined my husband on a business trip JUST so I could return to TATP for their chicken hash. While not as delicious nor as big a serving as I'd remembered it, it was still good. Our server was attentive and accommodating. We ate in the front this time, which has a less elegant feel, but brighter and more tavern like than the more formal and darker dining rooms in the back (no bar sports tv's). I'll return, but not with the same enthusiasm. Apparently there's a new chef and I'm wondering if that's the reason for the change.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.