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About Lloyd's

Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.

1 South Wacker
Chicago, IL 60606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday (Lyric Opera Nights only) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 407-6900

Website:
http://www.lloydschicago.com/

Parking Details:
Several public lots in area. Parking after 3:30pm underground parking off lower Wacker for $8.50 go to lloydschicago.com for directions.

Public Transit:
L Train, Union Station, Ogilvie Train Station.

Executive Chef:
Areli Valencia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Lloyd's can accommodate up to 400 guests with their entire facility.

Lloyd's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (43)
Business Meals (36)
Casual (25)
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Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Cozy (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
People Watching (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I love coming here before going to the opera. Great location, food & drinks. They are very accommodating as we arrived very early for our reservation. The place was packed and a holiday party was going on. Still good service in spite of them being super busy. Love the warm atmosphere too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The wait-staff was great, and effective. They ensured that we celebrated the birthday well, and made us comfortable. My Poke Salmon was good, but not great. I would have liked more fish in it, and for the rice to not be one massive ball.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Grilled salmon was good

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We were going to the opera after dinner and the restaurant was very accommodating. Food and service were excellent and reasonably priced.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

Lloyd's is a really excellent choice for dinner before a Lyric Opera performance across the street. It is good value and in a perfect location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I was always hesitant to go to this restaurant due to their non-existent vegetarian options. However the last time I attended this restaurant they changed their menu which includes several options for vegetarians. I was very pleased and now I don't have second thoughts about making reservations for this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good value, and a very good choice for a pre-opera dinner. My only complaint was with the iceberg wedge salad. We both ordered it, and both salads came with what seemed to be a small tablespoon of blue cheese dressing. We requested more dressing, and the waiter happily brought more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great lunch place with a variety of foods on the menu to fit all. The servers are attentive and professional.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was a little slow at the beginning but improved.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always busy on opera nights, when everyone needs to eat at the same time and be across the street for a 7:30 curtain, so service can be slow. Food is generally quite good, though last night the chicken pieces in my salad were very dry, and there wasn't enough dressing on it. Fairly priced for a downtown restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyed dinner here before a downtown theater show. Good food at a very reasonable price for a downtown Chicago restaurant. Within walking distance of theaters.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lloyd's is perfect for pre-opera Dinner. Nice variety on menu, reasonable prices, exceptional service. Food is very well prepared without being terminally trendy. (My husband was a chef.) Very nice ambiance, lively but conversation friendly. We love it.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Mhad to send skirt steak back- could not chew it and second entree Salmon was greasy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Vegetables were not hot. Not the broccoli on my plate or my wife’s vegetable entree. My mahi-mahi was fine, but I suspected the vegetables were put on the plate and let sit until the fish was finished. Service was slow. Wait staff was observed having private conversations — and even blocking the path customers wanted to use to leave the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice variety on the menu, so it is easy to please everyone.

Great spot before the Lyric.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good food, good service. Wine selection was was varied and met different tastes. Good place to eat before or after Lyric Opera. Only complaint was the choice of music (70's Detroit sound); does not go with the type of restaurant or clientele.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Lloyd's was fine as a business meal, though it is overpriced and the wait staff tries to pick up your dishes before you've even finished them as if to move you out of the restaurant as quickly as possible. If I'm going to pay $20+ for a meal, you'd think they would be a little more courteous in that respect.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great service.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and service. We had the steak & crab cake and the poke bowl. Both delicious ( although I would ask for sauce on the side next time for Poke. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Two of had the fresh Alaskan Salmon, blackened and grilled, and we both cleaned our plates! Service was informed and very attentive. Dine here frequently and the seafood is always spot on...fresh, well seasoned and wait times are always minimal. Thumbs up!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delightful window table for 6, varied menu and great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Greeter was rude. We were a few minutes late, having assembled a large business party and she made a big deal of us being late in front of our business guests. Poor form.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had their recommended fish tacos which were average at best.
One of my clients had a vegetable/tofu salad and she had a hard time finding any tofu.
I regret that I did not complain to the server.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Solid restaurant close to Willis Tower. Great service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a 8pm reservation and the place was empty. Service was very slow as they were cleaning and getting ready to close at 9pm. The food was good but we felt like we were more of a nuisance. It is likely a great place to be earlier in the night but expect to be a thorn if you get there late.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The fish in the Fish And Chips entree was over cooked and chewy. On the other hand, the Lemon Chicken was quite good.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went to Lloyds for pre opera dinner with family including two teenagers. Service was outstanding and food delicious. Fun ,comfortable atmosphere. Spacious dining room . Right across from the Lyric Opera and offering parking . Perfect for a pre performance dinner.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was fabulous! From pre-dinner cocktails to coffee & dessert, the evening was great. Service was top-notch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Scallop special was great. Mango added a touch of sweet but was light. Prompt service so we had time to spare befor performance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a delightful AND affordable meal. Pre-opera throughout the season so they fill up and the staff knows what's up so their timing is impeccable. Friendly, professional, validated parking and eager to attend to and please any palate. The menu is simple and uncomplicated. Some of the best hamburgers, corned beef as well as beef tenderloin and fancier-type food selections. Hard to do but leave room for desserts. They are special and filling.
I think this is a great place with a wonderful location. Perfect, of course, for the Lyric Opera fan. Downtowners and those leaving the many office buildings.
I want to emphasis that the desk staff, waiters, buss boys and kitchen staff work together to provide an incredible meal... usually in a short period of time. Makes me wonder how they do it??!!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our third visit before heading to Lyric Opera. Excellent, fast, and friendly service with a good selection of food for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food, excellent service, good environment for conversation and a leisurely dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were on our way to the Lyric Opera and, because my friend works across the street, just seemed a convenient spot. Go there often before the performances. Small portions are just right, before sitting through three or four hours of opera.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server handled what seemed like a whole half of the restaurant, and she did so with a smile. I also appreciated that way she looked guests in the eye when communicating. That helped with my friend, who is a senior. We'll definitely be back before the next opera!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

food was okay....I would recommend this restaurant for convenience.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good service and food. Went there before the theater and it was a great choice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is my standard choice for pre-opera lunch. The Seafood Cobb Salad is excellent.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We were running a little late, but they had our table ready and waiting. The server was very pleasant and attentive but it was the food that won the night! I had steak and cake. It was the best steak I have ever eaten!! Cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. The crab cake was excellent and the sides were wonderful. To top everything off, we were surprised with a birthday dessert! Would definitely go back and would recommend highly!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We have been going for years pre opera. Always
Reliable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We choose Lloyds for dinner before the opera because we can get a well prepared dinner well paced and get to our seats without feeling rushed.
Last Monday was the experience we expected. We had a good dinner that was well served.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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