Cite

4
3017 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Cité holds the WOW factor in Fine Dining and WERE STAYING OPEN! JOIN US VIA OUR VERY EXCLUSIVE ROOF TOP EXPERIENCES! VERY LIMITED!

Enjoy Amazing 360 Degree Panoramic Views 70 Floors Up of the Chicago Skyline, Navy Pier, The Harbor, and Lake Michigan. Delight in Delicious Gourmet Cuisine with a French Flair and Outstanding Fine Dining Service. Cite's All Inclusive RoofTop View Packages ARE AVAILABLE during the Shutdown.

Cité is Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant hands down. They have been pouring romance among the stars for over 47 years. Take in the views from our Sky Lounge while enjoying one of our Signature Libations.

Experiences

  • Elegant Roof Top Exp. 70th Floor Ticket (required)

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for an Elegant Dinner you can enjoy with Family and Friends On Top of the World. -Fine Dining with Spectacular Views- Ticket Includes: Entry to Cite's Exclusive Roof Top View Experience with Stunning Views 70 Floors Up. Cité holds the "WOW" factor in Fine Dining. Enjoy Amazing 360 Degree Panoramic Views overlooking Navy Pier, the Amazing Chicago Skyline, The Harbor and Lake Michigan! Enjoy Delicious Gourmet Cuisine from our Ala Carte Menu and Outstanding Fine Dining Service from Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant hands down. We have been pouring romance among the stars for over 47 years and we look forward to serving you!
  • Extravagant Roof Top View Exp. 70th Fl. (Roses)

    $25.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    For Something Special? Add Lovely Rose Petals to your table and a Rose on each plate! Join us for an Extravagant Dinner you can enjoy with friends On Top of the World. -Enjoy Fine Dining with Spectacular Views- Ticket Includes: Entry to Cite's Exclusive Roof Top View Experience with Stunning Views 70 Floors Up & our Rose Petal Service. Cité holds the "WOW" factor in Fine Dining. Enjoy Amazing 360 Degree Panoramic Views overlooking Navy Pier, the Amazing Chicago Skyline, The Harbor and Lake Michigan! Enjoy Delicious Gourmet Cuisine from our Ala Carte Menu and Outstanding Fine Dining Service from Chicago's Most Romantic Restaurant hands down. We have been pouring romance among the stars for over 47 years and we look forward to serving you!
  • Cité Romance -All Inclusive- Experience

    $160.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Need something Romantic & All Inclusive? Our views coupled with our Rose Petal Service & Chocolate Covered Strawberries make dining in the Sky extra special. Ticket includes: Entry to Cite's Exclusive Roof Top View Experience with Stunning Views 70 Floors Up; 3 Courses from our menu -[ Soup or Salad, a Main Course, a Dessert Course or Extra Side ] Chocolate Covered Strawberries [ 4 Count ] Rose Petal Service; Unlimited pours on Tea, Coffee or Soda Fountain Drinks; Ticket also includes Taxes & Service Charge. Cité holds the "WOW" factor in Fine Dining with 360 Panoramic views & we look forward to serving you! Note: 1st Course Appetizers & Alcoholic Beverages are extra & billed separately. For our menu & more info go to www.citechicago.com
  • Elegant -All Inclusive- 70th Floor Roof Top Exp.

    $145.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Need something All Inclusive? Our views coupled with our Delicious Gourmet Cuisine make dining in the Sky extra special. Ticket includes: Entry to Cite's Exclusive Roof Top View Experience w/ Stunning Views 70 Floors Up; 3 Courses from our menu [ Soup or Salad, a Main Course, a Dessert Course or Extra Side ]; Unlimited pours on Tea, Coffee or Soda Fountain Drinks; Ticket also includes Taxes & Service Charge. Cité holds the "WOW" factor in Fine Dining, you will enjoy Amazing 360 Degree Panoramic Views overlooking Navy Pier, the Amazing Chicago Skyline, The Harbor and Lake Michigan! Note: 1st Course Appetizers & Alcoholic Beverages are extra & billed separately. For our menu & more info go to www.citechicago.com
  • Cité Romance -All Inclusive- Exp. with Libations

    $195.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Romantic -All Inclusive- w/ Libations! Our views coupled with our Rose Petal Service, Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Libations make dining in the Sky extra extra special. Ticket includes: Entry to Cite's Exclusive Roof Top View Experience with Stunning Views 70 Floors Up; 3 Courses from our menu -[ Soup or Salad, a Main Course, a Dessert Course or Extra Side ] $35 Alcoholic Beverage Credit; Chocolate Covered Strawberries [ 4 Count ] Rose Petal Service; Unlimited pours on Tea, Coffee or Soda Fountain Drinks; Ticket also includes Taxes & Service Charge. Cité holds the "WOW" factor in Fine Dining with 360 Panoramic views & we look forward to serving you! Note: 1st Course Apps are extra & billed separately. For Menu go to www.citechicago.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3017 people are saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelanieL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Didn’t care for the potatoes or green beans but the steak was really good!

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vipJohnB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place. The views are amazing and the staff is friendly and attentive without being pushy. Other than a steak being undercooked, the food was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I read a lot of the reviews and was skeptical of the place but decided to go for the experience. The service started off great, but as the night went on we seemed to have been forgotten about. Ordered a steak well done and it arrived medium rare and honestly was not even worth it. For how much this experience costs, the food is truly disappointing! Much much better steakhouses in the area for way cheaper. Like most of the reviews say, it’s worth the view, but other than that, not much else about this place is great. One and only time I’ll be going there!

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Host asked us the name of the reservation a total of 5 times. It took 30 mins for our server to come to us after we watched parties come after us being served. I had to flag someone down. We prepaid and had reservations. When we finally did get serviced the server was great and offered sincere apologies. Upon leaving I had a question about my server so I stopped at the host stand. The host was having a (friendly Not work related) conversation with another employee so I politely let them speak while I waited to ask my question. I also noticed that the photographer that went around to all the other tables didn’t bother to come to my table and ask did I want photos which i probably would have agreed to. It was not worth the money and the experience felt close to me being decriminated against but that’s my personal opinion. Could have just been some random mix ups but overall. The food was mediocre and if wasn’t for the server everything would have been wrong. I was celebrating my husbands bday so this was a horrible experience that we will remember for years to come. I wish I never went.

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juanr
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Got a package and it was over price, don't buy a package just pay the 20 dollars cover and order food there.

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vipbeka
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Never refilled our water. Brought bill 3 times without asking if we wanted desert, coffee, after dinner drink. Definately lacking!

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TierraG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food could’ve been better. But overall everything was nice

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OliviaW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant restaurant. Has the most amazing view and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dometrio was awesome

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside from being a bit too cold from the air conditioning, it was even better then the last time we were her which was 6 years ago.

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EricW
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great!!! Will be coming back for sure!!

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Omar
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the food and service was incredible!

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ErmaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Ambiance was amazing!! Food was just okay!!! Lobster Mac and cheese could have been better

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RaeBaby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender/waitress Evelyn was absolutely amazing. She was very attention and not to mention so beautiful. All the staff was helpful as well. Definitely looking forward to coming again in the future.

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NLFis
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very expensive for mediocre food menu very limited
Service and views very good

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst experience of my life. It took 30-40 minutes for them to even wait on us once we got to our table. We had to ask three times for someone. They forgot about our food. Forgot to even give us our check. Once we got our check it was a whopping $586. They charged us for two specials when we only got one. Unbelievable in the bad way. If you’re from out of town they will try to take advantage of you. Do go there!!!!

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Giooo
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good romantic place for dinner, took my lady for her birthday and she liked it. Highly recommend. Servers were very helpful as well. Also very nice view of the skyline.

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LorenA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Over priced food with no seasoning . Paid over $500 for the worst food ever. Not to mention Very big I mean really big spiders on the windows . Don’t let the waiter trick you into getting the surf n turf !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was very disappointed with my experience. I arrived to a restaurant that had no working air conditioner and was told that this was the coolest spot in the restaurant. When in fact the other half of the restaurant had portable air conditioners plugged in. The appropriate thing to do would be to contact guest to let them know that the AC is out - especially when you pay a non-refundable $20/person fee that is not applies to the bill just for booking. After requesting to be moved we sat at our table for more than 10 minutes before anyone came to the table to greet us. After receiving an over done steak that I requested to be medium. Someone brings the steak back to the table cut in half tells me that the steak is actually medium and just the edges are not. Who takes away a plate, cuts the meat in half and then brings it back to you to tell you that it’s actually what you ordered and ask if I want to keep it. I pleasantly request another dish (the chicken). Which was unseasoned and very subpar. We sat near a window that was filthy with a great view of a swarm of oversized spiders. For a restaurant that classifies itself as a fine dining establishment they actually are running neck and neck with your local White Castle. The worse $400 I ever spent! Hope a more refined and customer service driven establishment purchases the space and make it worthy of Chicago’s cuisine. Please don’t try and add a comment stating to contact you about my experience or that you strive for an excellent customer service experience because none of that holds true.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, the food to the view, to the custom service. Everybody was so nice and polite it was such a amazing experience for my girlfriend for her birthday dinner. Will definitely recommend 10/10!!.

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Sylina
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Easily the worst meal my boyfriend and I have ever had in our life. The service was awful. The hostess was clueless and extremely unprofessional. It was very clear walking in that no one working here had a clue what was going on, there was zero structure. And we paid $$ just to make a reservation on top of the cost of our meal, which was horrible.
Our server was someone from the carnival, very loud and rude. Service dropped our plates and glasses all over the place in front of us. The restaurant itself is falling apart. Half of the chairs are covered with a black cloth because they are falling apart.
There are spiders and bugs all over the walls and ceiling.
We opted out of ordering an entre due to the status of the restaurant. Disgusting. We did order a lobster bisque soup with a mix greens salad and fries. The fries were okay. The soup was terrible quality. Service staff once again dropped the soup in my bowl like an animal and the salad was dirty, wilted, and terrible.
I ordered a pizza when we got back to our hotel after paying over $250 at Cite for the worst meal I have ever had. Infuriating.
This restaurant should legally not be open. I felt robbed. Get your act together!

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CoryM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. First time was amazing I would definitely be back soon

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ChanteG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice experience. Next time I will go later in the evening to get the view of the city when it’s lit up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Price we paid did NOT match food quality expectations.

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JohnnieJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Celebrated my Lady birthday and the steak was supposed to be med well bit was well, tough and dry. The waiter had too many tables that our service was poor. Expected more for the price. We sat by the mirror which had multiple smears and prints on it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was really good atmosphere food and drinks were good, the only thing I didn’t like was it was my birthday and most restaurant offer a dessert of your choice with a candle and write happy birthday on the plate . For the money we spent I was expecting more . But overall it’s a nice restaurant .

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Viladen
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The view is nice, and service was decent. But the food is not worth its price. At these prices I was expecting much better food quality.

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QuintanaJ
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely LOVE the customer service and the quality of food we received.The view was so beautiful.. We Look forward to coming back soon..

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KamilS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The view was absolutely amazing. The server was nice and attentive however the food lacked flavor and was not hot. I expect great food for a $980 check for 4 people. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This place is very in low intolerance prejudice against gay couples would not recommend 100% One of the other servers there fat with deep voice and loud keeps poking fun and harassing me because I gave my boyfriend a rose as we were making our way to the Elevator he throws a comment to me “ Why are you giving him a rose he’s not even a girl save it and you don’t even have girls with you” he’s words very ignorant and not welcoming.

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RevDonald
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The cite was NOT the ultimate elegant dining experience. What was supposed to be a pleasurable dining experience for my wife and I turned into an experience where large spiders with cobwebs were very visible on the outside portion of the windows. The cite tower is supposed to pride itself with the spectacular view of the Chicago skyline; NOT spiders and cobwebs. Additionally, patrons should not have to eat in an upscale restaurant with blowing floor fans which was not elegant and it added to the noise level. The food was decent but the service was NOT impressive. High value dinning is supposed to equal high quality. To my opinion, it did not match!

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RANDALL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic throughout the whole night. The insight on the food options and laughs were much appreciated.

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DianaG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Dimitri and Pablo for an unforgettable night.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, romantic ambience, great date night. I would recommend this place to others.

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RyanB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible mistake. We were visiting Chicago and wanted a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I thought this place would be a romantic, special meal. Everything about this place was absolutely awful! SO run down and old and dirty. I wouldn’t say the view was anything because the windows were so filthy. We were put in the back where all you could see was a few boats on the lake, but since it was nighttime it was black. There wasn’t even air conditioning! They had a box fan blowing air, and it was at least 80 degrees inside. We were immediately sweating in our clothes. The chairs were mismatched and broken, just something out of the 90’s. Service was terrible. We ordered champagne and 20min later it still wasn’t there. Nothing about this place was nice or special. Save yourself and find another place to spend your money.

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our waitress came over to us 5 times within the first 10 minutes after we told her repeatedly that we needed more time, then after that she only showed up twice in a span of 2 hours. It was ridiculously hot in the restaurant as well. The view was gorgeous but that was the best part.

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was way to hot in there and not having air on while it’s 89 outside and for the pricy you pay to eat there. I wouldn’t go back during the summer as I didn’t want sweat through the meal.

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KarenSa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hacia mucha calor !
Muy costoso !
Y lo que menos me gusto fue que no tuvieron en cuenta el motivo de la reservación, aún cuando lo preguntaron y pedí que escribieran una tarjeta y no lo hicieron (otra opción que estaba en el diligencia miento de la reserva)

Buena comida, excelente atención y una preciosa vista de la ciudad y del lago !

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DougO
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Went to Cite for our anniversary and had our worst dining experience in our many trips to Chicago. The air conditioner was not working, napkins were dirty and for the price the value was simply not worth it.

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Weekender
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great view, but definitely overpriced for the quality of food. A restaurant with that location should be providing unforgettable meals.

FAQs

Cite is rated 4 stars by 3017 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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