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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.
Chicago, IL 60610
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!
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
CTA Red Line: Clark/Division
Bus 22, 36, 151
Chris Kuziemko & Matt Holmes
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
The place has a very cool vibe, upscale and chic. The food was good but the service was disappointing. The server was nicer and super friendly but we were sitting for over a half hour before our drinks came out - our appetizer was on the table before our drinks. Then she only asked if one person wanted a second drink, we had to call her back to table so the rest of us could get more. And then they had issues w the bill. We didn’t complain, just rolled w it but we had 2 different managers come up to apologize for delays and confusion. From LEY we just expect they would have their service together.
Delighted to have this classic re-open in the Gold Coast. Food, service, atmosphere could not have been better. Wine list is outstanding, especially if you are a Burgundy lover. The room is beautifully decorated; it feels swanky but not stuffy. The food is absolutely spectacular!
I decided to take myself out for lunch on Valentine's day, and I chose Booth One because of a special offer I received in my email. I started out with a cocktail in the bar: I got the Burt Reynolds, which the bartender told me was their take on the Old Fashioned. It was $14 but worth every dollar! It was a BIG drink; not one of those little dainty ones you get at some trendy cocktail bars. Anyway, the drink was fantastic, made with bourbon and some kind of smoky aperitif. I told a friend about it and he said, "Smokey and the Bandit!" I guess so! Oh, and the bartender was very attentive. In fact, everyone at the restaurant was very attentive and friendly. It made me feel comfortable, being a single diner and all.
For lunch I ordered a Caesar Salad, and the Prime Cheeseburger Twins with blue cheese. Both were excellent. For dessert I had a Banana Banshee cocktail--it tasted like a banana milkshake! (I wanted the chocolate coconut cake, but I was too full to eat something that heavy, but it sounds divine.) Then after I was done, the waiter brought me, since it was Valentine's Day, a cellophane bag with two heart-shaped macarons! All in all it was a very nice experience.
What's not to love when friends can share scrambled eggs with black truffle, lobster risotto, roasted chicken with frites and the evening special of beef stew with winter vegetables and a side of buttery noodles?! The lobster risotto was divine! And no skimping on the wine pour.
I do request they change up the music. The music did not match the vibe of the room and menu.
Jacob was a fabulous server. I did’t want a salad, but there wasn’t much more for me to eat as most other foods sounded too rich. I did order salmon bites which was very good, but was still hungry. I Then ordered the Truffle scrambled eggs and split it with my friend. Good, not great and way too rich. Lettuce Entertain You Could do a much better job.
The table was sterile. No flowers in a bud vase even, and no salt and pepper. I was very disappointed in my lunch. My friend was disappointed as well.
Went here for a birthday. The room is very pretty with banquettes. The bar has delicious cocktails and nice wines by the glass. The wine list here is really fun and had some really cool wines, including a really great selection of whites as well as Spanish wines.
The service was outstanding, though there were only three other occupied tables. The entrees were good but the desserts were just meh. The decor of the room was sterile. Overall, Booth One was nothing special with the exception of the service, which was excellent.
Greeted by one of the most attractive maitre d's in the city, our lunch was off to a wonderful start! The service thruout was impeccable, but the menu was challenging, every offering unusual, with no recognizable old favorites to fall back on. This was going to require an informed decision. So we read. And read. Drank a bit, and read ... the finally decided upon the Lobster Louie Salad and the Green Sandwich. But were delicious!! The sandwich was a handful tho ... literally, with things falling out the sides unless you picked it up and ate it like a burger, but then your hands were messy from the avocado spread. Knife and fork won out! Cole, our waiter, was everything you could ask for and all in all we very much enjoyed our visit! We will both be coming back with friends! Soon!
We went there for my husband’s bday and restaurant week. Had the price fixe menus. Was terrific, but small portions. The noise level was super loud, but could have been due to restaurant week. We will go back to compare. Worth checking it out at least once. Bar was great!
We had a wonderful early evening dinner - the food, libations and service were all excellent, and we had the unusual treat of being greeted by the great Rich Melman, proprietor and restauranteur par excellence in Chicago for more than 40 years. A truly memorable evening.
We were disappointed that we had to wait until our party was 'complete' before being seated. Then we were seated next to a service station, although we were ahead of time and on time. Many people rushing around, but service seemed rather chaotic, and one cocktail order did not arrive until requested a second time. Hopefully, a little more time will get the staff's act together!
Three of us went to celebrate restaurant week. The menu was interesting, but a bit sparse. The salmon appetizer was 2 tiny pieces of toast with a bit of salmon on top. The tuna tartar was better with a dash of Avacado cream and a bit of salad. The duck was incredible as were the vegetables. And dessert was to die for. Overall, loved it.
The ambiance was wonderful, of course. It's a lovely space with a lively yet intimate and comfortable experience.
The food, however was just average. Very over priced for the quality received.
The main compliant regarding our experience this evening was the pace of service. We arrived and checked in with the hostess at 7pm (with our entire party present) for our 7:45pm reservation. Not expecting to be seated earlier than 7:45, we waited in the bar area and had a drink. We were informed at 7:50pm that they were running about 10 minutes behind on seating reservations. We ended up being seated at 8:30pm. 45 minutes past our reservation. As if we weren't extremely ready to eat at this point, the evening didn't speed up at all. The ordering and service of food took just as long. The service itself was quality, as our waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and very professional... the disappointment, however, was the pace this evening. This Tuesday evening dining experience took far too long, even for a high end restaurant experience. What ended up being 3.5 hours, should have taken half the time.
I will be returning for cocktails, as the cocktail menu and wine list were great, along with the ambiance of the bar, lounge and restaurant. I will not, however return for dinner, and will not recommend Booth One going forward.
We tried it during the restaurant week, but came away not overly impressed.
Food: Overall slightly above average, but mostly due to creativity than actual taste. Foie gras was good. The crispy duck was disappointing, overcooked and dry. Wife tried the salmon, and she liked it. The chocolate mousse and cheesecake were great though.
Environment: Well lit, but too much disco-like to be considered classy for me.
Service: Service was amazing
Parking: Parking was easy with valet options
Value: I would say value is average. Even though entrees are only $35-40, the qualities are not that impressive.
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