Lucille at Drury Lane

4.4
640 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Lucille is a classic American restaurant featuring traditional cuisine with a modern influence. Including a captivating design and well-rounded menu, Lucille offers guests an exciting dining experience, no matter what the occasion. From dinner for a special event to a glass of wine and charcuterie before a show, Lucille accommodates all diners. Open for lunch and dinner, and featuring á la carte and pre-theatre menus, there is something to satisfy all palates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday Lunch 11:00-2:00
Thursday Lunch - 11:00-2:00
Thursday Dinner - 5:00-8:00
Friday Dinner - 5:00-8:00
Saturday Afternoon Tea - 3:00-5:00
Saturday Dinner - 3:00-5:00, 6:00-8:00
Sunday Brunch - 10:30-1:00
Sunday Dinner - 4:00-6:00
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Phone number
(630) 530-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring Road and 16th Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary Valet parking and self parking for guests
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Entertainment
Saturday Afternoon Tea, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 640 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and service. Highly recommend for special occasions or pre-theater.

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this brunch! Lots of food and different choices. The only con is how expensive it is but definitely good for a special occasion

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JC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great option for after the show. The convenience and the tasty food were the biggest appeals of the restaurant.

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JC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu never changes , our group subscribes to the plays , it’s easier to do dinner there then running from one place to the next , but the food never changes , please do something about that !!!!

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K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was very good but the service was terrible. Our waitress did not bring our drinks for a half hour and then we had to ask and then she finally took our order. We arrived at 6:15 and we had to rush to the restroom to make it to the show across the room at 7:50. Worst service we have ever had at the Drury lane restaurant before a show.

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VR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful to have before or after the Play, or banquet or wedding - been here dozens of times for all those reasons.

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w
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere are all great. Cameron is a gem. It is also super convenient for parking.

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UN
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with 5 people and everyone said it was outstanding. Keep up the great work.

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S
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent soup, prime rib and salad. Lucille's has had ups and downs and finally now has gotten a good chef who is ordering high quality meat.
Waiter service could be improved by taking orders correctly. He may have been new and not well trained.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Cameron, was EXCELLENT! Very pleasant and attentive. Pleasurable to talk to and knew the menu and all our options as well as those items not necessarily on the menu. We have been having dinner there before the show for years and Cameron was by far the BEST waiter we have ever had! We will seek him out next time we are there. The atmosphere is very elegant yet comfortable. Food is a little pricey but generally good. Very classy but not obnoxiously so. Highly recommend.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is suburb. There were so many choices of food and everything was excellent. My husband and I enjoyed it very much and will go again. It's especially nice to go before the matinee show, which is what we did. Great service, too.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere

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J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep up the good work! Juraci was a wonderful server as were the other workers....

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

limited menu.. The "old" previous menu offered more choices and I miss it, along with a less expensive choice

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PH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the decor. Lovely chandeliers, comfortable seating. Food is exceptional and the staff is friendly and efficient. Your breads. are to die for. As a pre play luncheon it is unsurpassed. The steak and fish on the pre play menu is delish. Would love to see the turkey replaced with a rotating entree. As season members for the past three years an occasional change might be nice. Look forward to our next luncheon and play.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Sunday brunch. There were so many different stations and a huge variety of food! It was all delicious, and the service was excellent as well. I loved the seafood station, and my mother enjoyed the roast beef from the carving station. The desserts were great, with small servings so you could try several! We plan to take our 11-year old grand-daughter to a pre-theatre Sunday brunch here when she visits us in November - she will love it. It is fancy enough to be an extra-special place for her, but with food she will love. They have a cute children's buffet to make the experience extra-special for small children, too!

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JK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our pre-theater meals at Lucille. The staff is very friendly and efficient, and it's always a great dining experience.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a delicious meal prior to the theater. Highly recommend.

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I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there before a play. The service was friendly and helped us to get to the play on time without feeling rushed.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was OK. The service had a lot to be desired. The appetizer ordered was calamari. Asked the waitress if we could get cocktail sauce. She stated yes. A large party came in and she waited on them. She came back after we finished eating the calamari. I asked where the cocktail sauce was? She forgot about it with the large party. Good thing we didn't wait for it or the food would have been cold. Ordered your small pieces of steak. Said I needed it plain because I can't have spices . I said leave everything off. Brought the plate out and it was covered with your seasonings. Asked if I wanted it and I said no and no seasonings. She went back and brought another plate and the meat was raw. I did not know it would be raw and I was never asked how I wanted it cooked. Ate one piece and had it taken away since the play was about to start 20 minutes. We use to eat at the restaurant every time we came for a play. Will not be doing this again!!! Can not recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal. We weren’t expecting much (expecting typical banquet type food), but had an absolutely outstanding meal. Looking forward to going back, and will be requesting our same waitress, Kiya, and probably having the same meal again (Adobo Flank Steak, Fried Brussel Sprouts with Cauliflower and Bacon, and a Teice-Baked Potato). Can’t speak highly enough of our experience.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our companion got a piece of machinery mixed in with his potatoes. Hope they get new posts and maybe get everything serviced. It could prevent serious injury.

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f
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I cannot wait to come back! We went to celebrate my son's 12th Birthday, as he wanted to experience a proper tea party. I'm curious to know if customers are allowed to customize what is served? Meaning, if said customer does not have a sweet tooth, can they ask for more finger sandwiches to replace the pastries? It's a question I forgot to ask.

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CL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I had tea with my 11-year-old son. We had a great time, but there was some confusion about children’s Tea versus adults even after I had specifically called to say I did not want the children. Given that I paid for adult tea for both of us, I think I also should’ve been offered a second glass of champagne since he did not get one.

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p
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went after the theatre performance on Sunday afternoon. Always very lovely. Good service. Quiet for a fairly full restaurant and able to have a conversation. My slow roasted chicken was delicious. My husband had the special pecan crusted maple glazed perch. He enjoyed it, but thought it was a little too sweet. The only mixup was they told us the soup was butternut squash and we were served cream of broccoli soup. After some confusion, it turned out the waiter had read the board wrong. My husband kept it, but I had to have them take it back as I cannot eat it due to medical issues. This was disappointing as I was really looking forward to the butternut squash.

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at Lucille dinner befor the show.
Excellent food and service, will definitely come back being a season ticket holder.
Recommend it.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent choice for a Sunday morning bunch.

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EH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. I am a bit confused with your reservation process. I made my reservation on line and received a confirmation response back from you. I then received a phone call reviewing the very same information. Why the phone call? Isn' t the purpose of an online reservation to do away with the phone call.

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CE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We went to Lucille before the play Cat on a hot tin roof. Very nice, they did drop our entre on the floor, but it was replaced, we ate quickly just in time for the play to begin. No compensation for the delay, a drink or dessert would have been nice for intermission time. However, it is a lovely place to dine before a play. Arriving early get you a great parking spot as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So convenient when attending a theater performance. Last winter when the temperature was below zero I changed my reservation to Lucille because disabled it made it so complicated to go elsewhere and return to see a performance. You also can't beat free parking.

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RB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Due to convenience and proximity to the play this is quite adequate and relaxing before the show.

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RT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely setting, perfect if attending Drury Lane Theater. Good onion soup, fair mixed drinks, attentive service but poor attention to presentation of food.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soooo much variety and very yummy

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l
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I can't say enough about Lucille's. It is one of the best places around for brunch. I can't go often but I try to make it a couple of times a year. I love it!

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N
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great food at the brunch

Been doing brunch and theater for years

Have a special server, Natalya, who makes us feel at home when we come to our table it is always a great day for us

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Come on now every week for months mixed cauliflower. You need to change it up a little. Maybe add a second vegetable. It would be nice to see a salad selection with assorted vegetables. How about roast pork instead of ham?

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MG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were seated promptly and in a friendly manner, then things went downhill. The waitress took a very long time to take our order, even going first to other guests who arrived after we did. The wine was brought to the table in a slip-shod manner, poured, and the glasses never re-filled till the very end of the meal (we did it ourselves in between) when she literally splashed the remainder into one of the glasses and walked off. The food took a very long time to arrive - when we reminded her that we had the evening play to attend, the comment was that everyone present was going to the play. Even the water glasses were not replenished; the young man serving the variety of rolls appeared to be the only person interested.

The salads were not bad, quite fresh. My pan-seared sea bass over Asian noodles was over-cooked and very rubbery and may have been microwaved. It was completely tasteless, as were the noodles - not a hint of Asian, or any, flavor. My companion's chicken was presented in a very unappetizing manner, a monotone brown covered with partly uncooked skin and swimming in an indeterminate gravy with a few potatoes. At least it was tender. And they couldn't spoil the vanilla ice cream dessert, although my apple crisp was made of granola rather than a flaky crust!


Despite the convenience of eating adjacent to the theater venue, I would not go back to Lucille.

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BE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before seeing the show at Drury Lane. We enjoyed ourselves as we did previously before another show there. Quiet atmosphere, our server was very attentive and the food was very good.

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MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Good service from all the service staff as well as the wait staff. Very polite and caring. Great comfortable quiet atmosphere. Always enjoy dinner before theatre with my husband here!😊

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I was never so disappointed! My husband and I have had subscription tickets for years and always made it a point to eat at Drury Lane before the theatre. It is so convenient and we loved the monthly choices and delicious food. I brought a friend on Saturday night and we chose the beef medallions (old name?). I was actually embarrassed that I had brought her! The meat was tough, the gravy cold, and the salad limp and smaller than I remember from last show. I didn't mind the slight increase in price when you became Lucille, but the theatre menu now never changes, the service was less than great (I get it that times have changed, but a big tattoo on a forearm can easily be covered by a server if you roll down a sleeve...especially when charging like a 5 star restaurant!), and the food was not worth the price. (The young waiter also got our drink order wrong JB for Jim Beam, but that happens once in a while.) The dining room was also half empty. I realize when a show isn't great, you won't fill the dining room but I think your prices have cleared the room! and hosts or hostesses NEVER mention that you have a theatre menu! Another telling sign is that all of the wait staff that was there for years has also disappeared. I'm afraid that we won't be back. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that are delicious.

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