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Camellia Room

185 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Breakfast room by morning and entertaining venue by day + night, the new Camellia Room's design was inspired by the internationally acclaimed Camellia House (circa 1940 to 1977) of The Drake, a Hilton Hotel, this newly re-imagined space takes on the Modern Day Draper design adding a touch of whimsy framing the sweeping views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 11:00 am
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Phone number
(312) 787-2200
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Mark Lagges
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Ideal for groups up to 200 guests. The Camellia Room is the perfect setting for corporate or social luncheons, receptions, dinners, holiday parties as well as a unique meeting space for groups.
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
Discounted 3 hour valet parking for $14 is available when dining in the Camellia Room.
Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 185 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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vipLizzieG (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice setting and the breakfast buffet was good; however no menus were offered to us which would have been nice even though I think most folks default to the buffet. Service was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

With a reservation, they still made us wait in line for 20 minutes even though our table was ready. They ran out of food twice in the 60 minutes that we were there. And the meal was still over $200 for 6 of us. Overall horrible experience!

morethan2850 (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

$89 for a Christmas pre-fix and cold store bought bread at the table started the meal.

Very limited menu. You started with Butternut squash soup and then one of the three entrees
was a Butternut pasta?

Outrageous price from drinks.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Truly an abysmal experience. We reserved a table for five on Christmas Day and were subjected to one of the worst meals of our lives. Rubbery fish, watery soup, soggy vegetables, and rock-hard “desserts”. Never, ever again.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner. Price was very high. Food was subpar. But I realize you pay for the location and it WAS Christmas day when not many other choices. Hotel was great to stay in though.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

I was really disappointed as this was our Christmas dinner everything was mediocre

MelC (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

This place only has a breakfast buffet. They previously had a full menu, including the buffet, but not now. Buffet was great before and still is, but it is now overpriced for what you get. Room is pretty and view is nice.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Brunch with Santa

vipLadies (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We had Sunday brunch. The omelets were made to order with fresh ingredients. The other food served was was appetizing and satisfying. Great coffee!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Not the same, after many years as a Christmas tradition, never again.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Sunday brunch was way over priced for what what was offered. The redecorating that took place recently was not at all attractive. I was a big fan of the traditional old Drake Bros restaurant. The service staff was inattentive . Food quality was fine but nothing great. For $28 per person for brunch I would rather go to Pinstripes or Grand Luxe. The charming old ambiance of the original Drake Brothers Restaurant is gone. Even the doorman at the hotel told me I was about the 100th person that has told him that.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Bloody Mary Bar was nice. Brunch was delicious. Service was a little slow.

vipLinda (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

It was a small buffet for the price. The only item that was good was the fruit and omelets.
If I go back I would order from the menu.

JimT (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Wonderful Sunday brunch for my wife's 1st visit to Chicago.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Beautiful setting and abs a really great breakfast!

Carol (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

We ate breakfast here as recent hotel guests. Lovely ambiance, great table by the windows, delicious food. Servers were friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend it.

vipGinnie115 (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Terrible! Dirty plates. Hair on table. Rude waiters. Food was not good at all. Please be aware before eating there. Breakfast buffet is 30 per person and it's not worth it.

NotThisYear (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Decided to try Drake Brothers for Christmas dinner this year with a group of six family members including our 5 year old daughter. Our service was great, we appreciate the attention from our server. The food however was not. We understood that there was a preset meal for $89 per person plus tax and tip with meat/fish/veggie option but the fish option (Halibut) was overcooked and had to be sent back to the kitchen. For the children's meal we chose the chicken option with broccoli and mac & cheese. The chicken was hard and equally overcooked and the mac and cheese had to be kraft mac and cheese. My daughter gladly ate the brocoli in anticipation of dessert. The menu stated a few dessert options but we were steered toward the candy shop dessert the chocolate cake and ice cream my daughter was hoping for didn't happen. However-she was quite pleased with the gummie worms. Nice atmosphere with the carolers, who received at least $40 in tips from my table for two song selections. They were very nice and accommodating to us. All in all, it was Christmas and we were just happy to be together. Next year- I will cook.

Disappointed (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Very poor value for the food being served. very disappointed with food, service and then the bill, even though we knew the price for the food from the very start.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

What has happened to this place? The Christmas meal this year was awful consisting of one slice of fatty beef and half a potato and half a sweet potato. The hotel did what it should do in this situation and did not charge us for the meal.

We have been four times, the last being 2011 when it was an absolutely fantastic 6 course meal and value for money and a highlight of our Christmas in Chicago. What has happened since then I do not know but the management has ruined it.

Will not return, based on this experience I don't think it will be in business to return to anyway, as knowbody would return given the quality of the the food. The chef and management should be ashamed.