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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.

Specials

10% off a bottle of wine

Mondays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

$5.00 Cosmos, 1/2 of appetizers after 3 pm

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

$6.00 Lloyd's Specialty Cocktails

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

$7.00 Lloyd’s Specialty Martinis

Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Friday: Bartender’s Choice

Fridays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Specials

10% off a bottle of wine

Mondays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Monday: 10% off bottle wine. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Mondays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

$5.00 Cosmos, 1/2 of appetizers after 3 pm

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Tuesday: $5.00 Cosmos, 1/2 off appetizers after 3 pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

$6.00 Lloyd's Specialty Cocktails

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Wednesday: $6.00 Lloyd’s Specialty Cocktails. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

$7.00 Lloyd’s Specialty Martinis

Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Thursday: $7.00 Lloyd’s Specialty Martinis. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

Friday: Bartender’s Choice

Fridays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Friday: Bartender’s Choice. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 17, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017 on Fridays from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (38)
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Casual (22)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Healthy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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.

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

We have eaten at this restaurant many times with another couple and have most often had an enjoyable experience. This was not such an occasion. We had to ask for a bread basket. The food was not prepared as requested. The waiter never returned to the table to check on things unless flagged down by other personnel. Items on the separate checks were mixed up. It was busy night and the staff may have been overworked but we did notice other tables getting the attention they deserved. Hopefully this was just an off night but we won't be hurrying back to see.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We came for the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Marathon. Had to add an extra person at the last minute. They were very accommodating. Friendly service, good food, fantastic desserts!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife choose Lloyds because it was across the street from the Opera House. We had no idea what to really expect. Our service person was very nice and knew that we had to be out by no later than 7:15 and she did a very good job on taking care of us. My birthday was Oct 6th so she also brought us a very nice complimentary dessert for us to share. When being seated we ordered to Vodka's on the rocks with blue cheese olives. You pour a good drink as so many times in the city you get a small drink accompanied by a high price so again we were very pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Braised Short Ribs and they were very good. My wife ordered a salad and pea soup both of which she liked a lot. We plan on going to Lloyds every time we have occasion to go the Civic Opera House. We have also already mentioned Lloyds to several friends. Great to be able to have a dinner together where the ambiance is very nice, you can have a pleasant conversation without having to shout, the service and overall hospitality are far better than average and that you can enjoy good food and beverages without tapping out your financial resources.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place for dinner before the Lyric Opera. Wish they were also open on Sundays.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lloyd's on West Madison Av at Wacker always accommodates us for a pre-opera dinner. I am a vegan, and I was accommodated too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

An evening at the Lyric Opera means dinner beforehand at Lloyd's. Angel was our waiter once again. He is outstanding! We had a scallop dish, steak tacos, beet salad, and key lime pie...and wine.
The food was excellent. The location across from Lyric is very convenient...and discounted parking - a winning combination! We will be back in October.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We have dined here a number of times and the food just keeps getting better. They have a strong seafood menu and they know how to cook it. They don't mind splitting plates for seniors (which we are). We had shrimp and pasta and it was delicious. Their salads are excellent as well. They have a varied, but not huge, menu and enough good wines to choose from. They always have their yummy crab and corn chowder. We had a wonderful waiter named Joe the last time we were there. Lloyd's is across the street from Chicago's Lyric Opera and is the ideal place to dine before a performance.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

My sister and I dine at Lloyd's frequently during opera season. The food is always hot and delicious, the wait staff is friendly and efficient, and we always get out on time - we haven't missed a curtain yet. I'm working my way through the dinner menu. The short rib gnocchi and the Dijon Lake Superior whitefish are two entrees I've ordered repeatedly. On my last visit I had the lemon chicken, which was tender and flavorful. My sister and I have tried other restaurants before the opera, but we always come back to Lloyd's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Another great meal. That is why we keep coming back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Give me a break. We had an 11:30am reservation. We were pretty close to the first people in the restaurant. 95% empty at the time we arrived. Even so, the hostess "tried" to seat my client and me in the back room. I told her to move us to the main area. Get real Lloyd's!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

They accomodated us when we were running 30 minutes late, and we still got to the opera on time! The food was wonderful, and the server was very attentive. He even suggested a better place to park for next time!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I had the tuna nicoise and chowder. the salad was gross and the chowder was just OK. There was a bug in my water and another bug on the table when i lifted my plate. Totally fine if I'm dining outside but not OK for an indoor lunch. I will not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I had asked the waiter for his recommendation and ordered the Taco Salad with chicken. The lettuce was soggy, and the chicken didn't seemed to be cooked all the way or it was not a good piece of chicken breast. My first time there - I would try it again but definitely did not enjoy the salad. My co-worker also ordered the Taco Salad and she felt the same way, didn't like it at all.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

The experience itself was positive but my seafood pasta was disappointing. There was little seafood, the wrong kind of pasta and the fish tasted "fishy". I have been to Lloyd's many times and this is the first time I have been disappointed.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I am always pleased with the service and food when dining at LLoyd's!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything was wonderful.

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