Booth One

4.5
400 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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
DINNER (SUN-THURS): 5PM - 10PM
DINNER (FRI/SAT): 5PM - 11PM
ROSH HASHANAH (9/9): 4:30PM - 10PM
ROSH HASHANAH (9/10): 12PM - 10PM

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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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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, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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 400 People Are Saying
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EW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant, expensive as many hotel-adjacent spots below Fullerton can be. Not the fastest service and it didn't seem busy, but we didn't mind the wait because the ambiance was nice. Mom loved it!

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JK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booth One provides a quiet, comfortable atmosphere with excellent food and terrific service. We had the beef Wellington and it was done to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great
Lynn-server great
Disco lights on before close, awesome!
Get the chocolate cake

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WR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was full but quiet enough to have a good conversation. Great for business meetings or anytime you actually want to hear what the other people are saying.
Food and service were spot on. Drinks were well prepared.

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GR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to check it out at dinnertime. Our waiter was very nice and fast. It was nice that they had a Burt Reynolds cocktail. It was bourbon-based. The chicken liver amuse bouche could've been skipped, neither of us enjoyed it. Our entrees were both filling, I got the lobster louie salad. My friend got the chicken frites.

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f
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our party of 4 had Dover Sole as our entrees. The fish was perfectly done and served with brown butter on the side. We also had a vegetable side dish of corn and chanterelles which was excellent.
Service was excellent.

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M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way ! Everything was perfect
From the food to the service 10+

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RH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booth One made our anniversary memorable. We were greeted with Happy Anniversary and given extras from a proseco toast to a cheesecake dessert.

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ER
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fun energetic place located inside of the Ambassador Hotel. Food and drinks are top notch. Can't wait to go back.

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JM
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful makeover from the previous Pump Room. Extremely imaginative menu well executed and first rate service.

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JC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dover sole was fantastic service great wine selection superb

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F
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great here and it is not very noisy so you can easily engage in a conversation. Our server, Andrew, was outstanding. He knows the food well and can pair wines. He was attentive in a perfect sense.

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KS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Did not meet expectations. Food and ambiance were both underwhelming.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. A very pleasant experience.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding first visit!
Made reservations on- line after a quick look for romantic fine dining, mission accomplished.
The place was amazing from the first contact inside the front door(was not sure where we were going)
To the hostess that seated us(we were early) and it was not a problem. Then our server arrived , very pleasant and answered all questions. Made wonderful recommendations for food and drink.
This was a 27th anniversary night out for dinner and everything was perfect.
We will be back again!
Well done!
Mick n Amy

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L
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First greeted with a warm welcome and a happy birthday to my dear friend. Atmosphere beautiful, staff amazing and on top of everything. Food was delicious. Great night. I would most definitely recommend this restaurant with awesome staff and great history. Thank you!!!

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Excellent service I think for s Diet Coke —-$4 is unfair

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LU
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The place is greate, food is excellent, service and attention is also great but they mixed up the orders and had to apologize averytime they came to the table.

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CA
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, atmosphere, and wine exceeded our expectations.

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LC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, great food and service. Everything was impeccable. Celebrated mom’s bday and they catered to her beautifully. Highly recommend! Desserts are the best I’ve had! Appetizers and entrees divine! Wonderful place to celebrate anything, and good for kids.

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CH
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Historic, elegant space for a swanky fine dining experience. The room is really gorgeous, and brings back happy memories of dining here over the years. While I wouldn't call it adventurous, our dinner was excellent. The fois gras was to die for, my husband loved his Beef Wellington, and I loved my halibut with morel mushroom sauce. The caesar was a little bland. Service was friendly and terrific. The only downside was the 70's disco music that played the entire night. Fun in small doses, but the beautiful space deserves better. Fairly pricey. Best for a special occasion.

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AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place a lowkey rpm steak. Vibe was great food was even better!!!

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

The twin burgers were amazing.

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l
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service and amazing ambience. A throwback to what restaurants used to be and should be.

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RC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Portions were very generous. Food quality was good but, not as good as what I anticipated . Service was alright but could have been more attentive.

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MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booth One exceeded even our high expectations. Sommelier Seth was simply a find and a reason alone to go back - wine understanding and pairing with dinner was something we wouldn't have thought of but made the dinner - cannot compliment the whole staff, food quality (Beef Wellington - wow!) enough.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It was ok. A couple of the menu items description didn't really match what they served. Shirred eggs but they were poached eggs. Brioche toast but was really white toast on another dish

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JC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

service and food were great--menu just right. quiet

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was somewhat disappointing.
The beet salad was painfully spicy and their touted coconut cake was underwhelming.
Nice quiet atmosphere though.

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Great food and great wine recommendations. Great service.

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m
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love the vibe in here. So good I went twice in a week.

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LK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the restaurant except for a few things. Is there a way to access the bar and Terrace without going up the front stairs? The hostess could not explain this clearly. The seating is very uncomfortable. We had drinks on the Terrace and the couches may be a designer's dream but they are horribly uncomfortable. The tables were loo large between the couches. The dinner table on the Terrace was too high for the chairs. Again, not good. This has to be dealt with and corrected. Finally, the wait staff/server were very slow in removing dinner plates. The main room is beautiful but after a while all of that beige is boring.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Terrible! Lettuce Entertain You restaurants are the best but this was the first that was awful. My risotto was tasteless and my husband’s seafood was tiny and looked like hospital food and cost $39. We sat by the window which was draped with a huge spider web. That should have been removed. We will not return

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F
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding !!! The ambience was perfect , the food was delicious and our server Cherise was just amazing! We were in from out of town and had a variety of recommendations from friends- we were so delighted we selected Booth One!

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SS
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit since Booth One opened. We LOVED Pump Room and were so glad that they kept the unique lighting in the main dining room; I just wish they didn't have the curtains drawn so that we couldn't see it! The food was great and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend. It is a Chicago gem.

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BL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surprise to see what used to be the famous Pump Room reinvented. Still the same relaxing, elegant ambience as the Pump Room. Was there on Saturday and ordered from the weekend brunch menu. The Bellini was refreshing, and the Hobb's Smoked Salmon was not only delicious, but very filling to be one of the lighter selections on the menu. The staff was awesome, very attentive. And I still love seeing the walls of famous people that frequent the Pump Room.

I'm looking forward to going back for dinner.

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J
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistent, friendly service. Well prepared food. Good neighborhood dining spot!

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HC
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Booth One, though we had been to the Pump Room years ago. The decor was light and inviting, and we were happy to see some of the famous photographs presented differently. The menu had more wonderful things than we could try in one trip, but I'm glad I tried the scrambled eggs with truffles and crab - delicious! We will be back!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and escorted to a lovely booth (with a picture of Frank Sinatra). Our server, Olivia, was fantastic and helped make recommendations that were delicious. I can't wait to go back, next time to enjoy dinner.

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Not rushed. Very friendly, accommodating server, but not overly "gooshy". Excellent food. Wish they still had a small jazz band with small dance floor, like the Pump Room. Elegant dining. needs dress code on evening and weekends. Would make more posh and refined. Price reflects elegant, modern, refined dining; but patrons in shorts and jeans - did not. Jacket and/or tie should be required for at least Fri-Sun. And never short or jeans. Takes away from being upscale. All said and done, still excellent food and service.

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