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Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.
Chicago, IL 60606
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Several public lots in area. Parking after 3:30pm underground parking off lower Wacker for $8.50 go to lloydschicago.com for directions.
L Train, Union Station, Ogilvie Train Station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lloyd's can accommodate up to 400 guests with their entire facility.
Lloyd's Ratings and Reviews
Everyone was very nice, but at the end of the day, a restaurant review is mainly about the food. I ordered a salad with salmon on it. The salmon was delicious, the the salad was very bland. I do not like an overdressed salad, and this was not overdressed, but the dressing had no taste to it. My mom ordered a sandwich with a specific dietary request and it came out wrong. We had trouble getting the waiter back to the table, and once he took the sandwich away so they could re-do it, it took far too long to get it back. He apologized and was very nice, but the food was not that good and the wait was too long. Won't go back unless we're going to opera.
Our pre-Lyric Opera visit did not start out well. We were seated right away for our 5 p.m. reservation however no one came to bring us water, bread or wait on us until we asked for assistance. This after the folks seated right next to us moments after our arrival were offered a booth (they didn't even ask - it was the waiters' idea!). No such offer came our way so I felt somewhat slighted from the start. Once it was determined who our waiter was things got somewhat better although he was no stellar employee. I will say the food was excellent. The fried calamari was some of the best I've had - nothing chewy here - just light and delicate. I had a scallop special with mango that was amazing. My husband had a seafood pasta dish which he loved. I would eat here again for the food and because it is so conveniently located to Lyric. Perhaps we will have one of the more amazing wait staff (which we witnessed) next time.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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??!!
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!
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