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For over 45 years, Cité has sat atop the prestigious Lake Point Tower, offering American Contemporary cuisine with a French flair. Since the debut, guests have been captivated by the picturesque 360* panoramic, unparalleled views of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline, lakefront and Navy Pier. Cité’s ultimate fine dining experience features dazzling décor, savory new menu selections and impeccable, first-class service. Cité offers private dining for events, meetings, and special occasions.
Lake Point Towers
Chicago, IL 60611
American, Traditional French, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Wednesday & Saturday Navy Pier hosts fireworks during Summer and we have the birds eye view
Private Dining is available for groups of 2-225. Call our Private Dining Manager at (312) 595-4845 or email email@example.com for more information.
Valet parking is available at Lake Point Tower through a third party, based on availability. If you are able to park at Lake Point Tower our Hostess can stamp your valet ticket which validates it for up to 4 hours and is $20 paid to the valet. After 4 hours it goes up to full price which is $40++
Parking is not guaranteed and additional parking garages are located within the area. Please call for any additional parking details.
Navy Pier Trolley, Grand Avenue Bus 65, State Street 29 Bus
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cité offers a unique venue for all types of private events including weddings, social celebrations, and corporate events.
Weekly Summer fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday nights at Navy Pier.
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Cité can accommodate Corporate or Private affairs for parties of 12-175. From cocktail receptions to four course plated dinners, Cité provides an incredible dining experience with impeccable service and great attention to detail.
Cite Ratings and Reviews
We normally love going to Cite. The food and service are usually excellent and you can't beat the views. Unfortunately, they fell short for New Year's Eve which was very disappointing. We got our second course of the tasting menu before we could even eat the first one. The subsequent courses came as soon as the last bite of the previous one was consumed. My husband was brought a repeat of the third course instead of his chosen item for the fourth course. Amir did quickly rectify this error, though. Overall, we felt like we were being rushed through the evening. Amir was one of the bright spots for the evening. He was his usual kind and attentive self in spite of being very busy.
I made a reservation for 6 seats. I was hoping that it would give us a memorable experience for New Year’s Eve, but sadly it didn’t.
It took a while before we were assisted, our orders were taken approximately 30 mins after being seated. The staff were friendly but they were not keen to the details of our order, they came inaccurately.
The manager, kept coming to our table to ask how everything was doing, it was counterproductive. His jokes and approach were annoying and misplaced to my perceived expectations of the place.
The pacing of the course meal was so slow, and the food was very poor, especially the lobster that felt like rubber. We unanimously wanted just to leave and not finish the whole course but we loved the filet mignon- that’s the one thing we liked, plus the picturesque view of the city.The food completely lacked the wow factor, not worth for the price.
In their website we left a note saying that our reservation was for a celebration, but it was not acknowledged, never a single word or even a treat.
Overall, poor service, and inferior culinary experience.
This place is only good for taking pictures.
Reserved for a special birthday months in advance for the view. Was seated next to bar, and actually served from an over worked bar tender. Had a lovely view of the bar back mop bucket while he was mopping floor. The 10 oz "lobster" was a 3 oz at best under cooked and rubbery tail with two claws served over pasta. It was a pasta dish, not remotely lobster. And to finish the evening I had special surprise cupcakes delivered to the restaurant for the birthday, and the bartender said, "And you had the cupcakes, right?" Even though they were clearly through the host designed as a surprise. Horrid experience.
Food was surprisingly delicious. Better than the signature room. Ambiance is amazing... My spouse took me there for my bday. I had the Alaskan wild king salmon and he had the Amish airline chicken breast. And it was delish!!! Also don’t forget to add a side of lobster Mac n cheese.
My boyfriend & I traveled 3 hours from Wisconsin to visit Cité for our engagement dinner date. Upon arrival we were greeted by a sweet lady at coat check and rode the elevator up with the GM who was very welcoming of our first experience at Cité. Once we were seated is when the experience took a left turn. My fiancé and I were seated next to a table of 5 people. At first they kept taking flash pictures over and over again and posing in the middle of the dining room. If that wasn’t annoying enough the group then began to bicker about an issue. They kept getting louder and louder and using elicit profanity to the point where the entire section of the dining room was in silence. The argument became so heated that they were all yelling at each other. I understand this was not the restaurants fault however they did nothing to accommodate customers or try to deter the situation. My date and I sat for 20 mins not even being able to talk to each other or hear one another because the table was so loud and obnoxious. The food was great and Oscar the chef did a wonderful job however we are extremely disappointed that our night to remember was not exactly worth remembering. After paying over $250 for our meal, $37 for parking and several tolls I will not be returning to this establishment. It was a waste of money and an awful experience. The food was good and server was friendly and punctual but this trip was a complete waste of time!
I have come here for years and it used to be one of my favorite places. But it has gone down quite a bit since that time. Last time I was entertaining clients and ordered a bottle of champagne for the table which was served at room temperature really spoiling the experience. An apology was offered but nothing more. This last time I ordered a glass at the bar and again it was served warm. (They truly do not get it) This time they offered a cold glass of another brand at no charge. My dinner which was the special of the evening was the tomahawk steak bone in. (they did separate the bone and plated it for show. BUT it was really fatty and not at all enjoyable. Finally they now add a 20% service charge to every bill (party of 2) without warning and then had the gall to say to me that the server was not guaranteed that whole 20% which is why they leave room for ADDITIONAL gratuity. Sadly this was my last time here.
We were in town from St. Louis and went specifically for the view. We indicated in the notes that we would like to sit somewhere with a view and they say us at a table with the view of a roof. We had asked to be moved to an open table we saw and they did end up moving us.
This restaurant is just awful. No prices in the menu so you feel weird asking them but then pay 40$ for half a pound crab legs? And they automatically included 20% tip to our check and it was ONLY 2 OF US! Are you kidding me? Their menu said they do that for a party of 6 and more! The food was meh
Nothing special about this place. They just going to rip you off!
This must be one of the nicest, scenic places to eat in Chicago . The service is always fantastic and the food very good to excellent. I would highly recommend it to those on a romantic date, or wanting to experience cite'.
The view was outstanding!! The steak was amazing, the seabass, not so good. Our waiter was excellent. We would definitely go again, for the view alone!!
Only regrets: We were very sorry that there was no piano player playing on the Saturday night that we were there. Also, the bathroom stall was quite messy, with toilet paper everywhere on the floor, for such a pricey restaurant.
A week before I received a call from restaurant asking for $25 to confirm the reservation (?) The first time this happened to me with OpenTable. I guessed that should be refunded after the dinner. Nope. No refund. A couple of days before they sent an email asking for business casual dress code (was a Thanksgiving dinner) When we entered the restaurant we saw people in sport shoes, sneakers and jogging pants. The decoration looks old and cheesy, poor details. Honestly the view is amazing, the only remarkable thing about the restaurant. The food and service was average, a bit expensive for what they offer. Overrated and disappointed.
There are a wide range of reviews for Cite, but I have to say that the experience I had with my fiance on her birthday was fantastic! We were able to get a south/south east view that was really special, especially when the fireworks started! When we were seated we were served on right away. Our server was very attentive , but not to the point of annoyance. From the start the food was great. We had the chilled seafood sampler that was the perfect size for two. I had the Amish Chicken and my fiance had the sea bass. Both were cooked perfect and had great seasoning. For dessert we had the pineapple carnival. Looking back, I think they forgot the 'hot tea bath", but it did not take away from the dessert itself. We also got extremely when they were out of the bottle of Rose we originally ordered and offered us very nice upgrade!
I have been here before and after this experience I will certainly be back again
I took my fiance to Cite for dinner for his birthday and everything was perfect! The view of the city was incredible, the service from our server and even the hostess was great and the ambiance was so romantic. Food was very tasty and the handcrafted drinks were amazing! Thank you Ameer for everything.
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