Booth One

4.4
337 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Booth One is a classic Chicago restaurant being reintroduced in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood from Lettuce Entertain You. Drawing inspiration from the legendary restaurant at the former Ambassador East Hotel, Booth One is a contemporary American concept with a vibrant, social dining scene. Created by Chef/Partner Doug Psaltis, the menu at Booth One utilizes top quality, seasonal ingredients to showcase modern interpretations of throwback dishes. The beverage program boasts classic, straightforward cocktails and a wine menu focusing on French and American bottles that complement the modern cuisine. 
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 12:00am
Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Dinner 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Dinner 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch (M-F) 11:00am - 4:00pm
Breakfast (Daily) 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lunch (M-F) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Weekend Brunch 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Phone number
(312) 649-0535
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Kuziemko
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Catering
Booth One is home to multiple private and semi-private dining spaces. From the rooftop terrace to meeting rooms on the hotel's private banquet floor, the events team can accommodate groups of all sizes. Please contact boothoneevents@leye.com for more information.
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Cross street
Goethe
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Parking details
Valet is available at the Ambassador Chicago. For the first three hours valet is $15, for three to four hours it is $23. Street parking is limited. Self pay parking lots are available within walking distance.
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Public transit
CTA Red Line: Clark/Division
Bus 22, 36, 151
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Special events & promotions
Booth One hosts a variety of special events including wine tastings, holiday brunches and more. Visit our website at boothone.com for an up-to-date list on all things special events. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Booth One is home to multiple private and semi-private dining spaces. From the rooftop terrace to meeting rooms on the hotel's private banquet floor, the events team can accommodate groups of all sizes.

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What 337 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great as usual! Will definitely be back with others.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

One of Chicago’s best restaurants with an outstanding innovative menu that is prepared impeccably.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was the first time I had been to the restaurant since it had been the pump room. I was seated quickly. My server was incredible as she answered numerous questions I had. The ambiance was soothing. Not too loud. It was Father's Day, and it was still really nice in the restaurant. The food... YUM. The scrambled eggs were so light and airy. I will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Just love it here- service is perfect- atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant- and food is outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience
Had been at the location toward the end of the pump room
Not good then
Now terrific

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my first visit to Booth One. I liked the menu very much, many choices for my palate. Service was very good and leisurely. We never felt rushed in any way. It is a bit on the pricey side which is why I think it is perfect for special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to Booth One to celebrate Father’s Day and had a wonderful time! The food is delicious, the service is attentive and the room is beautiful. It’s an excellent choice for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Loved the place

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We didn’t catch waiters name but he was amazing!!!!! Gave us insight to menu and steered us to ordering perfect courses, very charming and funny!!!! Will definitely be back!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

At first glance, the atmosphere looked great. That was the best part. Food was bland. Tuna sashimi had no taste. Halibut, which was served by itself on a big plate ( not even a garnish ) was tasteless Don’t waste your time or money Very disappointing

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great all around experience! Would recommend and come back.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Outstanding meal, fabulous ambiance, terrific service. Our principal server Mike was great. Made our evening

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and service!

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

What a disappointment. We went in for brunch on Sunday. The Brussel sprouts salad was insulting, to be honest; a tiny (not kidding. Tiny.) portion of some Brussel sprout leaves with very little dressing and three small pieces of date. For more than $10?? Honestly?? The crab toast was tasty enough, but also too small, certainly for a main dish, and so overpriced. We had to ask for more food - the crispy bacon egg sandwich was meh (as was the service, by the way), and the banana and tahini toast? is not toast. It's banana bread, no trace of tahini flavor, and too sweet. Ugh, cannot recommend the place, at least not for Sunday brunch. Save your money and your dignity. Don't get ripped-off.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Booth One was closed that night for a private party so we seated in the "Library." But the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The waiter was fantastic and recommended a delicious champagne 🍾 thank you.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Lovely ambiance - tasty food from another era with a modern twist. Don't skip dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Service needs to be improved for lunch. Check presented before finished eating and plates cleared. Restaurant was not busy.

Also, long wait between pre-fix courses.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Great restaurant in the heart of Gold Coast area. Will go again!!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Welcoming. Great cocktails. Beautiful interior. Good menu for vegetarians. One of our favourite places.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wife and I dined on a Sunday evening. Service and wait staff were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We are big fans of LEY restaurantes but found the menu at B1 to be unimagitive. Have been here once.....next time we are in the mood for upscale dinning will head to Wildfire, Peterino's or Di Pescara.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

If you haven't been to Booth One, what are you waiting for? The bar is well appointed and off to the side of the main dining room, so it doesn't interrupt the flow or the dining experience. The dining room is a modern take on old-world glam—monochromatic creamy decor with beautiful modern light fixtures and a mix of half-circle booths and tables. We were dining on a gorgeous summery evening, so we asked for a table by the window, with a "sofa" on one side and two chairs across. The table was very comfortable and the view out to the street brought in the charm of the neighborhood. Our server was very helpful, as well as cognizant of the fact that we wanted to take our time and enjoy our night with dear friends while also enjoying our cocktails and food. We all enjoyed salads—one beet salad, one Booth One salad—and one salad was more than enough for two people (or a decent taste for four). My husband had the Beef Wellington, 2 of us enjoyed the Filet Mignon and the fourth had chicken. All the meals were delicious, and the meats were cooked to perfection. We ordered a side dish of mushrooms which were full of flavor and paired well with the filets. We all shared one slice of cake as well, which was quite good. Best of all, the high ceilings absorbed all the noise from the other diners, so we could all hear each other exceptionally well, which is such a rarity at the majority of the popular restaurants in Chicago. If you want a truly great dining experience, check out Booth One.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Really, everything was very good except for the fact that the four of us celebrating our birthdays were all martini drinkers and the bar RAN OUT OF MARTINI GLASSES and served us our martinis in Champagne coupes. Coupes are designed to send the bubbles of Champagne up your nose; that's why they're curved. No one wants vodka or gin up the nose. The staff was like "What's the big deal? You got your drinks." For heaven's sake, a restaurant trying so hard to be a destination NEEDS TO BUY A FEW MORE MARTINI GLASSES. And get bartenders who have a clue; when you're out of the right glass, just tell the customers so they can make a better choice.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

The history of this iconic room brings you back time and time again. The food, staff, ambiance and decor satisfy each visit. This is not the typical “hotel restaurant” - I recommend a visit to one and all! We enjoyed sitting in Booth One and getting the * service!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food was outstanding. The service impeccable and the staff friendly. I would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We really enjoyed Booth One the food was special and the service was outstanding.
Susan Kim the food and Beverage Director is amazing and it shows with her staff.
The price was very good and the place is fun

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Great decor and food was decent but could have been prepared a lot better. Fish was over cooked and lamb was not cooked like how the customer wanted it after sending it back once. Other than that it was a very nice restaurant. It almost could be a top notch restaurant but I do not think it's there like the ratings state it is....

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a great experience! Terese, our server was extreme engaging, patient and made the evening fun. We tried most of the recommendations and found them all very interesting. The Pump Room was a favorite spot of our parents and Booth One will be ours now.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The ambience is great- excellent service and classics playing at a decent noise level so you can actually have a conversation.
The food, unfortunately, does not do this beautiful restaurant justice. The ham & hashbrown Benedict was overcooked and had almost no flavor to it. I had to ask for salt and pepper to make it taste like something. The black truffle scrambled eggs tasted great; there was a good amount of truffle, but not much crab meat to justify the $25 price tag. Also the brioche bread that comes with the scrambled eggs was really just regular toast.
I wouldn’t come back considering this is Chicago and there’s much better options out there.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was OK but service was horrible. We waited 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation (even though there were seemingly many tables open). And then it took over 45 minutes after our sub-par appetizers to get our entrees . I love LEYE restaurants, but this one fell completely flat.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The chef is excellent. Menu is very clean and delicious 👌🏾

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Server snotty. Food and vibe great!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I had the best Dover Sole maybe ever... I am a foodie and all the food was divine, truly..... also I do not eat desserts but tried 2 of the specials and wow.... the chocolate coconut cake was amazing, but the lemon thing was over the top... Pricey all but totally worth every dollar...

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My son and I had a wonderful dinner at the beautiful and elegant Booth One. We had a great table near the window. The food and service were also fantastic and we didn’t feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Always good service and food at this neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Michael is incredible. Went above and beyond to make sure my mom had a great time. She said it was the most special dinner of her life and I think it was because of him.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ambiance, etc., was very good. The only negative is that it took much longer than you would expect to get our food. We have been there 3 times, and that happened on 2 occasions. We love all the Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, including this one. If they improve on getting the food to the customers' tables, we would give it 5 stars across the board.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were very disappointed with Booth One. It sure isn’t the Pump Room. The service was poor. The food was unimpressive and over-priced. The lamb chop is thin and tasteless. The Dover Sole which cost almost $50 and was not tasty and comes alone on the plate without even a garnish. We love Lettuce Entertainment but they just didn’t deliver with this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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