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Booth One

183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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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!
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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 & Matt Holmes
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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 for more information.
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Cross street
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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
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.

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What 183 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience! High recommend, particularly the black truffle scrambled eggs.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We loved our dining experience at Booth One. The food and service are outstanding.
The surroundings and atmosphere are elegant. It truly is a wonderful place. I had
the duck and my husband had beef wellington. We also had the large salad, a side of
two sides of potatoes. We were happy with everything. A great place!

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I came here with my fiancé and waited at the host stand for a couple moments when the hostess finally greeted us with "one second..." That was not what I was expecting from a place like this and It was definitely not a great first impression. Fortunately, the cocktail waitress was very pleasant and brought our drinks without delay while we waited for our table. Our waiter was very nice, but we were unhappy that we waited over 45 minutes for the main course... We ordered a rack of lamb and beef wellington, both medium rare. The food though was exceptional. Overall, I was still glad we came.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 5 days 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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I dined at BoohOne for Valentines Day, and the experience was lovely. The atmosphere is very romantic, and it really made the occasion feel special. All of the food was good, but the prime rib and bananas foster were exceptional.

sweenseats (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

A little disappointed in the amount of food for the price. The lobster risotto had great flavor, but the risotto was puréed?? The chicken was basically chicken breast on a plate with artichokes. Very bland and overpriced. Beef Wellington was cold and all alone on the plate. Yes sides are extra, but they were also small. The wine was excellent. We all felt hungry after spending $30 + on entrees.

vipAlex1506 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The best food and service in Chicago!

Jaimye (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is the old Pump Room located inside the Ambassador hotel. The interior is BEAUTIFUL! Good was really good. Not as pricey as i expected. Service and ambiance and excellent.

vipPreferredDiningClubGal (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

Michaelmew1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Deloise (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Phenomenal and attentive service. Presentation of food was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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