Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
We'll be open on Christmas Eve but will be closing early. Last seating at 4pm.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We are open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day! Celebrate with us.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The ambience set the tone for a lovely dining experience.There were several waiters and all were polite,informative and attentive.We were celebrating my friend’s birthday and he felt special that we selected a great restaurant that catered to his vegan lifestyle.
Chicago’s greatest vegan restaurant dazzles with marvelous food thoughtfully served in a serene, contemporary environment with dazzling architectural views. Dining at Althea is always a privilege and a pleasure. And the huge marble-topped bar is perfect for drinks and a quick bite. Matthew Kenny is a god!
I had a wonderful experience At ALTHEA. As a longtime vegetarian it’s wonderful to have a five star meal that elevates food and flavours. My server was Kaylin. She was pleasant and offered wonderful suggestions to the menu. From the Barbacoa Taco, the Raw Caccio e Pepe and the Banana cream pie. All was amazing. Bravo ALTHEA team! I dining ask for Kaylin she’s the best.
Been there multiple times for dinner but this was first brunch experience. As with dinner menu, great food with tasty options not available at dinner. I just find brunch menu overpriced.
Wonderful city / lake views from a pretty dining room, knowledgeable & attentive staff.
Creative, tasty, and beautifully presented plant based meals from a pioneer chef in such cuisine.
The food was fantastic!
Amazing vegan restaurant, best in the city hands down. And I'm a carnivore, if every vegan place tasted like this I'd be vegan but I guess that would be boring.
The flight of three toasts was incredible and very filling. The kimchi pancakes are also very delicious. We will definitely be back to try some of the other dishes for brunch again!
Our meals at Althea have always been amazing. It’s so wonderful to have a plant-based meal created with such care and thought. Great service and amazing food!
Althea is my new favorite restaurant in Chicago! The food, ambiance, and service are outstanding. My only wish is that I had discovered Athea sooner!
Jane, we're delighted you discovered us! Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to serving you many more times to come!
We had a bowl of the mushroom soup with cashew cream and it was amazing. Also the crab cakes which were very tasty. It was hard choosing a dessert and we went with the coconut pie which had no sugar or flour. I wish I could eat their food everyday. Lots of very healthy choices. I ordered their cookbook Plant Lab as soon as I got home! It’s pricey and worth all the labor of love that goes into each dish. Inspiring!
Thank you so much, Jeanne! We love that mushroom bisque, too :) Thank you for your support and for sharing your experience.
Food was incredible one of the best vegan meals I’ve ever had. Service was excellent and server was very knowledgeable. This restaurant should not be missed.
Thank you for sharing this, Kimberley! The pleasure is ours and we hope to see you again soon!
Went here with my wife for our anniversary. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable, and the food is incredible!
Hey Sarah! Thanks for celebrating with us! We hope to see you back in soon :)
Everything was excellent! We had mocktails, the chesse platter, crab cakes and undon soup and every bite was perfection . . . AND IT WAS ALL VEGAN!💖 Every dish was not only delicious but also beautiful. Althea will be our first stop on our next Chicago visit. It was by far the best Vegan restaurant we have been to since our family of four went Vegan a year ago. Even if you aren’t Vegan, it’s an excellent place to eat, you can tell the chef really loves what he is doing.
Hi Delindia, thank you for your support! We are so happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to taking care of you next time you're back in town.
Ambiance, food and service was outstanding! Lasagna, cheese plate, colorful dumplings was very delicious! The best plant based restaurant ever! I definitely will be back. I strongly recommend this restaurant for all plant lovers.
Thank you for your very kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back in soon! (And may I recommend checking out our Brunch menu -- available all day Sunday, and now serving brunch favorites on Saturdays as well!) Cheers! :)
It’s just delicious! You’re missing out on a great dining experience if you haven’t been here.
Thank you for stopping in, Kathryn! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon :)
Plant-based cuisine with an art-filled twist. Each dish that was ordered had its own unique flavor that was different from the previous dish. Everything we ordered was delicious, as well as the menu had so many options, making it extremely tough to narrow down (which is never a bad thing when it comes to dinning vegan). We ordered the upside down pancake, the kimchi pancakes, and the tacos. No food was left behind on the plate. Would come back for the cuisine as well as the wonderful view of Chicago!
p.s. we had done the strictly brunch menu
Thank you for dropping in, Claire! We're glad you enjoyed brunch and we hope to welcome you back soon!
One of the best restaurants I have ever dined at! All of the food was so delicious, the service was excellent and my husband who is not vegan or vegetarian loved it too! I would fly to Chicago just to go back to Althea!
The coconut cream pie was amazing! The rest of the food could’ve been a bit better though it was still good.
Most delicious food I’ve had in ages. In fact going back for lasagna with heirloom tomatoes for second time in a week!
Robin!! That's wonderful to hear, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for visiting us <3
Food was great, can’t wait to go back and try more! Servers were very friendly and helpful :)
Thank you for popping in, we hope to see you again very soon!
Our server was rude. He had an attitude when answering our questions even though the restaurant was relatively empty.
Terrific food: original, delicious flavor combinations. You don't miss the cheese in the "cheese plate" or the crab in the "crab cake.'
One word of warning: we ate there when Saks Fifth Avenue, the department store that Althea is located in, had already closed. The restaurant was open, but we nearly missed the staffer who was hanging around by the door of Saks to let diners in.
The food here was truly amazing and the service was superb. Even as someone who eats a mostly plant-based diet, I am often underwhelmed by vegan dining experiences. However, all of the dishes here were delicious and interesting, especially the kelp noodles. Will definitely be back!
Having been a server before, I was taught to not talk about the next course, dessert, etc, when the customer is still chewing on previous course.
Excellent service, great food, great view of the city.
The food is good, but the quantity is just sufficient. And the service was very long so the manager offered us a free appetizer. A little bit noisy too.
What a great space and atmosphere for a lovely dinner overlooking Michigan Ave! Food was spectacular and full of flavor! The risotto was exceptional! My husband raved about the black bean burger. When the Cesar salad arrived we decided it looked to fresh and delicious that all 4 of us split it! Desserts were decadent and just the right amount. Will definitely be back when we return to the Windy City!
It wasn't my birthday, but this meal made me feel like I was being spoiled and celebrated. I was the only vegan at the table among 5 other friends who all raved about the food and even made remarks about wanting to explore more vegan food. This meal left us all inspired and content. The service we received was equally memorable. I can't wait to go back.
I've dined at many vegan restaurants in LA. I was hoping for similar quality. I didn't get it. My mate and I noted some dishes were overly seasoned (chicken frittata) while others were beyond bland (plant bowl). Portions are ludicrously small. I'm less than 100 lbs and was in no way satisfied: three kimchi dumplings not four (for a couple) or chocolate cake which isn't cake but rather four mini bon-bon sized squares. Despite the disappoint we managed to laugh about it.
We are vegan and vegetarian. Food very pretty but not that tasty
Fantastic Plant base food a must try when in Chicago.
Wow! Plant-based fine dining that rivals or supersedes the best omnivore restaurants in Chicago. One of my most memorable meals ever! My wife and I will be back many times. Go!
Thank you for the very kind words! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us :) Hope to see you back in very soon!
Fabulous plant-based food and friendly service! BYOB as well - no wine corking fee. I’d like to try everything they have on the menu. Next time in Chicago will go every day.
We hope to see you here every day!! Thank you for your kind words and for checking us out :)
My wife is vegan and it was wonderful to be at a restaurant where she could eat everything on the menu. We sampled many dishes - starters, mains and deserts- and everything was wonderful. Portions are not overwhelming, so it was possible to sample many items. Service was wonderful and we were seated at a window table with an amazing view looking north toward the water tower and the lake. All in all, a remarkable experience.
Thanks for dining with us, Izzie! We're elated you had a good time and hope it's the first of many!
The food was beautifully presented and with so many wonderful tastes.
Thank you for sharing!!
My girlfriend and I came here for her birthday (this was a sunday, so we ordered from the brunch menu), and we really loved our meal. We had a beautiful view of Chicago from our table, and our server was very friendly and was happy to give us recommendations. We plan on returning next time we are in Chicago, and would absolutely recommend ALTHEA to a friend.
Thank you for joining us, we're very happy to be a part of the celebration! We hope to see you back in soon!
Such a special birthday dinner for my husband, can’t thank Danny enough for his recommendations and excellent/friendly service. The curry risotto was absolutely stellar as was the coconut cream pie!
Thank you for choosing us for your celebration, and for taking the time to share your experience with us! :) :) We're so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to welcome you back very soon!
The food was flavorful and creative. My favorite were probably the desserts - both the coconut cream pie and the cheesecake were really delicious!