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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

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (68)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
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Romantic (46)
People Watching (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Business Meals (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (16)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience
Service felt a little rushed barely giving time to enjoy wine.
Overall great place to try. Will go again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. The lighting was not great bot ok.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful restaurant. Wonderful waitress. Very good wine. Food portions were very small for price though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Organic, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal and attentive service. Presentation of food was excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the food at Booth One. Wonderful menu choices and each dish was excellent. Love the atmosphere there too. All around fantastic!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and service was fantastic....ask for Andrew. Take friends and enjoy some unique dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Poor service , pace was irregular
Had to ask about our drinks several times

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was fantastic! The Lobster Louie salad was awesome (no eggs), Lobster risotto was incredible, and the beef wellington was awesome!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Really cool vibe. We were there during restaurant week and the restaurant week menu was an incredible value. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fun night. Good food. Slightly overpriced...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fantastic dining experience, from start to finish. The duck was amazing. The best decision we made was getting an order of the ribeye steak to share. The music selection was aces. Squad goals getting to sit at booth one.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Went for restaurant week and had the duck. It was terrific. The service was outstanding - attentive, well-timed, and professional. I can't wait to go back for a special occasion. The best restaurant decaf coffee I've ever had!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Though we took advantage of the Restaurant Week prix fixe dinner, we will definitely return. Excellent food, especially good service both at the bar and in the dining room in a beautiful environment. Good job LEYE!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

So good. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I had the cauliflower for my main dish. It was good, but not as good as the cauliflower at Longman & Eagle. The noise level was excellent, we could actually talk .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a fantastic meal here for restaurant week -- everything we tried was fresh, flavorful and unique. Our sever was attentive and friendly, making our experience even better!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful, The staff was attentive, and the food was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Restaurant Week menu — will definitely come back for the entrees and service. Smart sommelier.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Exceptional service, food, music, and ambiance. My waitress was phenomenal, she suggested the best cocktail and dessert.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Absolutely AMAZING food, decor, and service! Couldn't decide on dessert so I got three! Coconut cake = !delish ❤❤❤

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dinner at BoothOne! The bourbon cocktails were great and I could cut the filet with my fork. It was a perfect medium rare steak! We also had some seafood dishes that were fresh and yummy. Everything was wonderful and we'll be back for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing service, wonderful food, and intimate ambiance.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was so-so. We got the cold shoulder once we said we weren't drinking. I ordered the salmon and it came back undercooked....TWICE. Needless, I will not be coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went there for restaurant week. The portions were RIDICULOUSLY small - a complete rip-off for $44!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The service was slow-even for a slow eater like me! We had to send a drink back to be re-made. But other than that, the food was excellent, drinks were great, and atmosphere really beautiful!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The whole restaurant has a new, vibrant look and feel. We are delighted to have this new reiteration of the Pump Room in our neighborhood. The bar has a pleasantly lively ambiance too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports
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