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Permanently Closed - Cape Cod

4.0
1151 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Romantic
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The Cape Cod, a much honored seafood restaurant, boasts of fresh seafood from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, from the lakes and freshwater streams. It has been consistently named as one of America's finest dining spots since opening in 1933. Zagat's consumer survey also picked the Cape Cod as a top hotel restaurant. It was recently inducted by Nation's Restaurant News into the Fine Dining Hall of Fame.

Located on the arcade level, the cozy restaurant, established in 1933 is decked with nautical paraphernalia. Nautical themed, wooden beams, hanging copper pots and stuffed sailfish adorn the room, walls and ceiling of this immensely popular restaurant. Reservations are very strongly recommended.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Continental
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Hours of operation
SUNDAY - SATURDAY : 5:30-10PM

BAR ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS OPENS AT 4:00pm

OYSTER BAR



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Phone number
(312) 932-4347
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
HERVE CUYEU
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Private party facilities
The Cape Cod, a much honored seafood restaurant, boasts of fresh seafood from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, from the lakes and freshwater streams.
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Private party contact
Amy Verdon: (312) 932-4307
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Catering
In the Cape Cod we are able to accomadate groups after inquiry with the General Manager, Theodore Daskalopoulos at 312-932-4347 or ted.daskalopoulos@hilton.com.

Our Captain's Quarters dining space is perfect for up to 10 guests.
Group's sizes 20-50 can be also accomated in the main dining room.
We will also consider larger parties. Please contact us for more information.
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive
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Parking details
Discounted valet parking is available when you dine at the Cape Cod. Valet parking is provided seven days a week with a flat rate of $14.00 for three hours. After three hours, normal rates apply
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Public transit
CTA Train - Red line, Chicago stop
CTA buses 145, 146, 147, 151
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Entertainment
None
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Special events & promotions
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR : AMY VERDON

PLEASE CONTACT AMY AT: amy.verdon@hilton.com for bookings of groups 15 and over .
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.7
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WR2016 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

This was the best restaurant in Chicago for 83 years before closing sadly on 12/31/16. We have been going there for 58 years since we were 10 years young. We will miss our favorite Patrick "maitre d of maitre ds" who passed away in 2016 and Theodore we wish him a wonderful future and the Cape Cod staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

A Chicago icon restaurant We were lucky enough to be there on the last night of its operation. Farewell to you !! It was a wonderful place and we have great memories from there.

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FairFoodReviewer8 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Goodbye CCR. You will be missed. A wonderful atmosphere for the final night of gourmet dining in the famous Drake Hotel. Our waiter was busy, but delightful. Our last meal was delicious. Sad to see you go.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

So sad restaurant is closing--we will miss it. Great place for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Fabulous last dinner there! Will miss the history and the memories.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Thanks for getting us a reservation for me last night. No issues at all.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Tell the drake hotel Mgmnt to keep your doors open sorry to say goodbye

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

The Cape Cod room was great... full of long time family memories. So sorry to see it close!

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ExecutivePour (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

The Cape Cod Room is a special place that is the source of many fond memories and a destination for numerous celebrations and noteworthy events in our lives over three generations -- fine food and terrific drinks, excellent service, cozy and comfortable design and decor, sophisticated atmosphere, old school in the best sense -- a vanishing breed of restaurant, which as of today sadly includes this historic Chicago institution that has fallen victim to the almighty dollar and hotel executives that have no common sense, no style, no class, and no appreciation of tradition and the importance of preserving memorable venues like the Cape Cod Room. The Drake Hotel will never be the same. Shame on the Hilton Corporation.

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NUMAC (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

This is rather unnecessary as the restaurant is closing but it was an amazing 'old school' experience. The food was good, the ambiance and people watching was amazing. I am glad I got to experience the Cape Cod Room before it was gone.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

Historic, romantic, delicious! The Cape Cod Room is a treasure!

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scottact (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

We had been to the Cape Cod many times but, awhile ago when the Hilton took over the Drake, we noticed the quality of the food and service had gone downhill. We went because we heard about the closing of the restaurant and wanted one more meal. It was definitely the best meal we had ever had there and we are sorry to see it go (needlessly going I might add). The bookbinder soup was superb, creamy and rich and full of fish flavor. My partner had the steak (of all things) and said it was the best steak he'd eaten in years, better than any steakhouse. I tried it and had to agree. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, cooked perfectly and accompanied by delicious brussel sprouts and parsnips, laid on a bed of red lentils, and with a perfect buerre blanc. We had the Baked Alaska for dessert-exquisite. It is a shame that big corporations come in, buy up a quality hotel, and destroy the things that make it great (where was the holiday train display in the lobby??) and make it bland and generic. So long, Cape Cod Room. Like so many other people and things that left us in 2016 (Bowie, Prince, Debbie Reynolds, common sense and civility), we will miss you!

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vipVegginOut75 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

The last hurrah for a Chicago institution. Upon hearing that the historic Cape Cod Room was closing after New Year's Eve dinner service, we decided to make one final visit. For us, it was more about nostalgia than dining, as the menu has veered off course in recent years. Ruben took great care of us, as he, Frank and Fernando have over the 35+ years we have been coming. Ruben told us that long-time maitre-d' Patrick Bredin passed away a few weeks ago. He was the lifeblood of the Cape Cod Room, and both will be missed.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

In the words of the Immortal Hawk Harrelson, "It Gone"!

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vipItalianGirl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Great meal. But last, as they close their doors Dec 31st. 😔

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FoodFan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Glad we were able to experience prior to serving it's last meal ... sorry to see it go!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

What a great dinner! Delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented, engaging, personable staff. The rooms were almost full, but it was easy to have a soft-volume conversation--no shouting or struggling to hear your dinner partner. I will really miss this great restaurant when it closes after January 2017. It is very hard to find such an elegant dining experience anymore.

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JonD (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Getting tired, winding down. My wife wanted to dine at the Cape Cod Room for many years and when we recently learned that it was closing, we made our reservation. The food was OK but not exceptional. The ambience was conversation friendly, but the conversation mostly turned to something like "It's time for an upgrade." Unfortunately, it appears that the plans for the space do not include a new restaurant there.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Perfection. Sad to say goodbye. I want the receipe for the Bookbinder Soup Please......

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

The Cape Cod Room experience is beyond compare with the cuisine and the professional staff it is a treasure. Unfortunately, the new owners of The Drake, Hilton Corporation, has decided to close the restaurant at the end of the year. Tragically, another classic Chicago dinning experience will be lost to history. What will replace it? Perhaps a generic Hilton restaurant that could be in any city.

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