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About Booth One

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. 

1301 N State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch (M-F) 11:00am - 4:00pm
Weekend Brunch Coming Soon!

Cross Street:
Goethe

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 649-0535

Website:
http://www.boothone.com/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
CTA Red Line: Clark/Division
Bus 22, 36, 151

Executive Chef:
Chris Kuziemko & Matt Holmes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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.

Booth One Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (46)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
People Watching (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Business Meals (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Authentic (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Casual (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant is supposed to be a replacement for the old pump room and it is the second iteration by Lettuce Entertain You. If you're old enough to remember the original Pump Room you will be sorely disappointed. The food was good but not worth the expense. $175 for dinner for two with three drinks I feel is exorbitant. My wife had roast chicken and I had the Beef Wellington and both were solid but nothing special or outstanding. Most drinks are $15 and the entrees are ala carte. Sides are extra at $8.95 each and there is even a $3 charge for bread! Since this is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant I was expecting a more dramatic decor. It's bathed in grey and lights are white to gray globes. I would not be so critical if this wasn't a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, I just expected better.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant has potential but just doesn't hit the mark. Waited over 45 minutes to be seated (with a reservation), and food took too long. Disappointed.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

They were so kind and noticed my boyfriend and I were exchanging gifts so brought us a complimentary dessert! The food, drinks and waitstaff were incredible.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Not worth visiting. There are better places.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience @Booth One. Our meal was delicious with a very creative presentation. Our service with Travis was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Ambiance and service were great; little disappointed, however, with entrees my husband and I had given the price; dessert (flan type of dessert) was excellent. Sirloin steak & dried aged steak.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a great night at Booth One, I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. The service was attentive yet didn’t bother us every two seconds. We ordered the booth one salad, ricotta tortellini, asparagus and filet. Everything was delicious and the perfect amount of food for two of us. I would love to come back with a big group or for another date night

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Loved our experience. Excellent service, asked if we were celebrating anything and when I said yes the waiter promptly brought out celebratory glasses of bubbly. Excellent entrees - lobster risotto and beef Wellington were both fantastic. Though pricey I didn’t think it was too overpriced for a special occasion and for the quality. They ran out of the popular chocolate coconut cake but the lemon meringue dessert was beautiful and tasty. Beautiful ambiance as well. We would definitely return (once we get enough LEYE points!)

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very gracious despite our mixing up the reservation time & arriving late. Golden beets were delicious, duck was a bit dry. Complimentary birthday cake was a lovely touch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

3 out of 5 Malbec wines on the menu were not available to order.
The food was ok
Lobster cappuccino was watered down. Service was sub par.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a wonderful experience- beautiful room, great service and delicious food. Everything was perfect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was impeccable. Atmosphere was iconic. Awesome night

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Step up from pump room

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Mark was one of the best servers I’ve encountered in a long time. Knew the fine points of preparation and wine list. Also very engaging and attentive, all the while training a shadow. Job well done. We’re local and will return. Pricey but expected and value was delivered. Not the Pump Room of old but times have changed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

There are better restaurants with better value two blocks away.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The evening was lovely. Food was good.
There was a little discomfort surrounding dessert. I was planning the evening for 2 birthdays. I had written into our online reservation that we were celebrating 2 birthdays and I called earlier in the day and confirmed with the hostess that there would be 2 complimentary desserts served. One dessert came with 2 candles and we were charged for it. It was very uncomfortable to make an issue about it. I felt that there should have been one complimentary dessert for each person as we have had at all your other Lettuce restaurants.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was exceptional from the service through the outstanding desserts. Try the duck!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Celebrated my wife’s birthday with friends. The food and service were outstanding. Beautiful restaurant. Cannot wait to return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food good, decor and ambiance sterile.

Not the old Pump Room.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful. Reservation time was early so noise level was very low.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Fabulous meal, very attentive wait staff, terrific atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a reservation for 7:45pm server had not even come over to table to place order by 8:32pm.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and ambiance! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and cool atmosphere!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience - food and service were top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lovely new restaurant in the space Pump Room once occupied. The decor is pretty much the same, gorgeous ambiance. Loved the cocktails and the food. Great service too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Besides the food, they have a great sommelier. My wife had the caviar appetizer and loved it. I really enjoyed my steak dish. Great service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our first visit under a new name and we had a great time. Excellent, creative food and attentive service. Interesting extensive wine list. Booth One is on our regular list now.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very nice meal. Booth One is new, so they are still in the early stages of operation.
Prior issues that other reviewers noted on the service are fixed. Our service was excellent--attentive and well-organized.
Our dinners had nice touches of originality. The Caesar salad was outstanding--high quality anchovies and a great dressing made this usually dull dish truly special. Golden beets and quinoa with yogurt sauce were a surprise hit. I have to confess that I chose my entree for one of the sides--fresh artichokes--I can't resist them. The chicken was well-prepared, loved the artichokes and arugula salad. Beef Wellington was excellent--really well executed.
Drinks were very well crafted.
Prices are pretty on target for the Gold Coast--but the quality of the food is higher than average.
Great date night find--we'll be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything we had was delicious. We started with a chopped vegetable salad (shared), which was very fresh. Entrees chosen were lobster risotto and crispy duck. The risotto was heaped with a lot of lobster and came with an extra amount of rice, which was needed. The crispy duck looked delicious, nicely browned as advertised, and was accompanied by roasted vegetables. Desserts chosen were pear profiteroles (sans pastry), nicely roasted with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and rich fudge sauce (an extra amount of sauce was included in a pitcher); and lemon Napoleon, which was quite tart but good. Nice selection of wines by the glass. I would like to return in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great service and delicious meal. Sad to see the Pump Room gone but I think overall a slight improvement

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best Beef Wellington I have had in a long time. Curried chicken and Booth One salad to start were both creative and delicious. Service by our server Travis was impeccable!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was fine but nothing special. The service was very good. Unfortunately, the vibe was sleepy. It didn't feel special or unique. I expected more and was disappointed at this price point.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I remember the food being much better when it was Pump Room. Great service & staff but the food is not as good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautifully redone. Pays homage to the old Pump Room, while bringing the feel into the 21st century. They need to work on the food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Probably some of the worst service I have ever had. I have been many times when it was Pump Room and was excited once it became a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant hoping the food would be better. The food came out cold, they forgot one of our dishes, and no one came to check on us and it was nearly impossible to order a drink. When we finally did order a bottle of wine (which came after our main course...) the "wine director" might of been the worst person of the entire evening. Overall very disappointed in our experience.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Have been dining here regularly as The Pump Room for over 36 years! It has always been my wife and my special go to place! Booth One has made it even more of a special place for us! Will be back again and again! Thank you Rich Melman for making New Year’s Eve one we will never forget!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a very nice restaurant for NYE. We enjoy everything we tried.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, great food and service! Would definitely come back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year's Eve meal. The new menu is great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had made our reservation weeks before, and checked in when we arrived. We were told that it would be a few minutes and that we could wait at the bar. We went to the bar, ordered a drink, and waited. 30 minutes later, we went back to check with the hostess, who told us that we had never checked in (she was the person that supposedly checked us in when we arrived). We were seated shortly after that with no apology. The meal was just ok, and the service thereafter was good. It's too bad because our experience the year before, when the restaurant was The Pump Room and under different management was excellent, and we has high hopes for Booth One.

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