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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: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

HOLIDAY HOURS:
Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Christmas Day: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
New Year’s Eve: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
New Year’s Day: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

*Breakfast, Lunch & 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas Eve at the newly opened Booth One. Enjoy classic dishes from the à la carte menu including Japanese Snapper Ceviche, Lobster Cappuccino, Roast Chicken Frites, 18-Hour Prime Rib and more. Sip through the cocktail menu & extensive wine list and save room for our decadent desserts.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Start a new tradition with Christmas dinner at Booth One! Enjoy classic dishes from our à la carte menu like our Japanese Snapper Ceviche, Lobster Cappuccino, Roast Chicken Frites, 18-Hour Prime Rib & more. Sip through the cocktail menu & extensive wine list and save room for our decadent desserts.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year at the newly opened Booth One! Join us for a classy evening of celebration featuring our à la carte menu and live entertainment at 9:30pm. Reservations are highly recommended.

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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant should still recognize the famed characteristics of the Pump Room.
Booth One is a complete gut. The style is ok but Chicago likes recognition of the past.
The food was ok but not special for the prices. Service definitely needs to be better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Excited to see the new iteration of a classic standard. Overall did not disappoint.

Room is a cleaner more modern update to the old classic Pump Room.

Food was very good with plenty of lower cost options.

Two slightly negative takeaways:

Please quote the price of the daily special - the special was an incredibly delicious prime rib. It ended it being a surprising almost $60... one of the priciest items on the menu. Probably would not have ordered, maybe it was good I didn’t know the price because it was that good.

Table service is still a bit sloppy. Staff was constantly bringing the wrong meals to the wrong tables or wrong diners. Little stuff that can be corrected.

Bottom line - will be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Thank you, LEYE, for Pump Room 2.0! You kept the best of the previous venue and added your special touch to food and service -- great having you back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was good. Have to remember your ultimately in a hotel restaurant so it has to please many masters. The roast chicken is delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

This new and approved old Pump Room space taken back by lettuce entertain you does not disappoint. Every bite was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. The service was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Considering the restaurant was pretty empty. We didn’t appreciate being sat next to the computer where all the waitresses were training and teaching each other. Literally 25 tables further away. So we got to listen to them explain it to each other while we were eating the caviar tasting.. haha... we were just in that part of town prob didn’t “fit” the dress code. All in all the food was good, but the staff was pretty pretentious. If the place was packed I’d understand, but it was nowhere near packed. We laughed about it. I’m sure the waitress wasn’t expecting the tip we left. Shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very very nice! Service exceptional four different dishes all great! As was toasted califlower!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

FOOD WAS BEYOND EXPECTATION ... LOVED THE SIMPLE SALAD AND CHICKEN DISH.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Birthday celebration and the food and service was excellent. Chef sent out lovely appetizer. Steak Diane has wonderful flavor.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have to say we were not impressed with our meal here. It is a lovely spot . Swanky and nicely decorated. The food was fine. Nothing outstanding and that was the issue. The meals and wine list are on the expensive side Almost all dishes were over $30 and the wine list was mostly over $100. At this level, we expect more and were left wanting. We love this organization’s other restaurants but they need to pick it up a notch to compete at this level.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service, - highly recommended if you want to celebrate special occasions or just dine in a classy place

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We loved the Dover Sole and the Filet Mignon. Everythibg tasted amazing. We started with the stone crab claws. The couple we dined with shared a Caesar salad which they loved. Our wine, the Sancerre was lovely. The best of all ~ the desserts. Wow. The desserts were outstanding. The best we have had anywhere. Great Dinner! Five Stars. We will definitely come again. Loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It took 1hr to get our food.
Wont go back
The waitress was good
Ambiance good
But at the end of the day the food took too long

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed trying it as the newly “booth one” wait staph very friendly . Tuna was good as main but not so much. Appetizers good and bar was really nice

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great dinner service ambiance. Can’t wait to go back

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved being back at this wonderful restaurant location!
Booth one was superb from when we arrived till we left.
Mark was a terrific waiter
Lobster cappuccino delicious! Duck & beef Wellington cooked perfectly.
Will certainly go back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Took over the Old Pump Room space and did a wonderful job of creating a new fresh ambiance. Very good creative food and lovely presentation. Outstanding desserts.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Although there were no gluten free options for our daughter, the kitchen was very accommodating, which we appreciate greatly.
Our meal was scrumptious, service impeccable, and cocktails delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very nice upgrade to the old Pump Room. Also, the menu is improved.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Outstanding experience. Seating allows a quiet conversation. I had the Saturday prime rib special which was tender and tasty. Sides were very good. The entire menu looked so good we wish we could have had room to try more. All topped off by a creative dessert menu. The favorite was the lemon meringue, but again, more than we could try. Nice to see Rich Melman walking around keeping an eye on things. Service from the manager to the wait staff was exceptional.

Fine dining at its best. Looking forward to our next visit. Welcome back to an old standard!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good for special occasions

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Better bread or crackers
What they had was dry and boring.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

So happy that Booth One is trying to bring back a glimpse of what the original Pump Room was!!!
I really had hoped that the new Booth One would have brought back some of the beautiful glamour to the dinning area that it had when it was the original Pump Room...
The Origanal Pump Room was one of the most beautiful Dinning rooms in Chicago.. Now it's drab and boring with horrible lighting and fixtures!!! Wish they would have brought back some of the old Pump Room elegance and glamour. It was terrible what was done to the decor in the room after the last owner.. Im so glad to see at least the food is now wonderful!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving - delicious!!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

What a great Thanksgiving meal. Great food, great service. Spectacular

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My boyfriend and I are teachers and we’re looking to do something really nice (so we didn’t mind spending more than usual.) The design of the restaurant is gorgeous and we were excited for the night as soon as we walked in. They seated us quickly (with our reservation) and we looked over the menu. I ordered a salad and fish... my boyfriend the beef tenderloin. After our first cocktail, my salad came and we ordered a bottle of wine. They cleared the salad plate then returned to the table a few minutes later to say that they had lost our order in the kitchen and could we place the order again.
After waiting 10 minutes for our bottle of wine, the food came shortly after. We started eating and my boyfriend realized the hadn’t given him the sauce he ordered with the steak (which really was integral to the order) so he flagged down the server and waited about 5 more minutes for Him to return with it. My fish was pretty bland, and not at all worth the $47. All in all the portions were good, but small (think French restaurant.)The sides were generous, about $9 each but nothing to write home about.
We were sadly disappointed in the overall experience. I had heard so many great things about the Pump Room and the articles about Booth One put it high on our list for what we thought would be a special dinner. It was a big night out for us and expensive for what turned out to be a flop.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Booth One opened in our neighborhood a week ago and we were delighted because we knew a Melman restaurant would be a winner. We were immediately struck by how smooth the operation is, from hostess to coat check to wait staff, a nice flow. The decor is lovely and the ambiance quite comfortable. Big big plus is the level of sound - with good dinner music at a nice volume you could still hold a conversation, the room wasn't too noisy. Huge plus. Server was familiar with the menu and everything we had and the food arrived very quickly. The crispy duck over roasted fruits and vegetables, the filet (which was superior to Gibson's) and the 1954-era cheesecake were superb. On the downside - and this was a bummer - we dined early - 5:45 - and were seated at a table immediate next to the bussing station when the room was 2/3 empty. My chair was inches from the counter where they pour all the water, etc. (tried to upload photo but said photo was too large) Several large booths were occupied by couples, so we had seating envy. The other downside was the server seemed to want to rush us, not sure why. An example of this is when we were eating our dinner, our plates were half full, and he asked us if we wanted to see the dessert menu. We told him we'd like to finish our dinner first. We were impressed enough that we'll be returning. Tony kept saying how his filet was absolutely perfect. If you can add more fish to the menu that would be a big plus for me.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything from the service to the ambience and food was perfect. The only thing that left a little more to be desired were the portions that came with the food. Had a great time

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Obviously very new. Service was lovely and efficient. I had to ask for a black napkin..probably should be offered. Menu is pretty expensive though limited. Perhaps a few more mid priced items. Booth One wants to get the neighborhood in ( like us)..so they need variety.
I would put in olives and chips vs little toasts. Food was cooked well, salmon good but a bit plain. Great Caesar salad great smashed potatoes. Filet was good.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent job with the new concept and a nod to the Pump Room. Very elegant room but not stuffy. Not sure if it was due to live piano previously but it might fit this concept as well? Food was spectacular! Service was spot on. Hats off to Lettuce once again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Another great restaurant from Rich Melman!
Thank you...

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous! As close to the pump room as you can get. Lettuce owner was there. Very impressive. I will be back ASAP!!! Wonderful

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Booth One was definitely a let down. To start, the food was underwhelming. The appetizers (seafood sampler and crab claw) are basically built for one person and would be nearly impossible to share amongst a small group. The entrees (tortellini & beef wellington) we ordered lacked flavor and tasted very bland. The dessert (rasberry Kiss) was one of the worst desserts we have had. It tasted liked it was made a week ago and taken out of the fridge to serve.

On top of the food disappointment, the service was also pretty terrible. We waited nearly 30 minutes for appetizers and the server forgot to bring us several drinks, so we had to keep reminding them. I was so excited to check this place out, but definitely will not be going back anytime soon.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Home coming

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The renovation of the Pump Room is absolutely gorgeous. The design, light fixtures, ambience--just beautiful. We were there on day 2 of their opening and everything was perfection. My St. George Gin Gimlet was superb . The stone crab and rack of lamb with mint risotto were simply delicious. The service couldn't have been nicer and better. We loved the variety of music playing and best of all-=--we could have a conversation without screaming at each other. It is so rare to find a lovely restaurant where you can actually talk and not leave with a headache. We have already made two more reservations. can't wait to return for Dover Sole night!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I ordered Beef Wellington and the plate was hot but the beef was just warm. The Au Gratin Potatoes were cold. The food tasted ok but might have been better if it was hot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Booth One is a worthy successor to its illustrious ancestors. We look forward to many future visits!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Superb service

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