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About Cite

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.

505 North Lake Shore Drive (Navy Pier)
Lake Point Towers
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Traditional French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-4050

Website:
http://www.citechicago.com/

Entertainment:
Every Wednesday & Saturday Navy Pier hosts fireworks during Summer and we have the birds eye view

Catering:
Private Dining is available for groups of 2-225. Call our Private Dining Manager at (312) 595-4845 or email events@citechicago.com for more information.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Navy Pier Trolley, Grand Avenue Bus 65, State Street 29 Bus

Executive Chef:
Oscar Ornelas

Additional:
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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us in celebrating New Year's Eve!
1st Seating: 5PM-7PM/4 courses $125 ($50 deposit/person)
2nd Seating: 8PM/ 6 courses $225 ($100 deposit/person). Parking is limited! Entrance on East Grand Avenue. Please consider arriving by taxi or other means.

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.6

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Quiet

81% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (47)
Scenic View (38)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Waterfront (26)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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'.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and good food!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

First dishes were good but main dish was pretty bland salmon was bland, pretty much no spice to it

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, great view of downtown Chicago, great service...out of the way. Every time I'm in Chicago, I go!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was amazing and the chef came to our table to check on us.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Terrible service, it took us 3.5 hrs to have dinner; but the food was delicious and the view was incredible!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Cite is a wonderful restaurant with fantastic view, amazing service and good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Visit Cite often. This was a date with a new lady in my life. It was the perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had the steak and I must say I was not disappointed. And the view was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was an amazing view, a wonderful service & dining experience. A must try romantic dinner!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was really a remarkable place and the service was truly above and beyond had the best conversation with the waiter and coat check person. Would refer this place to all our friends.truely Ken hickmon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cite has a beautiful view of the city - best spot to look out over Lake Shore Drive. Great for drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was really good, the food choices and the environment was great.
Price it is ok considering the location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love to take friends who are visiting from out of town - partly because of the great view of the city but also the food is high quality and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I took up recommendations. My concern was the dress quota. It was quiet relaxing atmosphere.
The manager was willing to talk with her customers.
I made a good choice for a "bucket list"

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great view and location. Food and drinks were very good. Service was a little off and will be able to compare to next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful views, impeccable service, food was par for the course nothing exciting.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Incredible views, very romantic! Stellar service as well!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Celebrating an engagement. They put rose pedals on the table and even gave us complimentary champagne.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place was very stunning! I loved the view, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious! I will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

the view is awesome, but only a quarter of the place is open. i guess it is for saving energy and money. the food is fine, and the waiter and waitress are nice.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went here for our 7th wedding anniversary. I was a little apprehensive given some of the reviews online, but we had a wonderful experience and we'll definitely be returning to the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went here for our 1 year wedding anniversary on Saturday 9/30. The view was absolutely incredible and definitely worth checking out. For our first round, we ordered the French onion soup and the fois gras. The soup was well balanced and full of flavor and was not salty like most French onion. The fois gras was amazing and the cherry sauce helped balance the richness of the duck. For the main course we got the 32 oz tomahawk steak for 2. It was cooked and seasoned perfectly and presented nicely. The potato purée was one of the best we have had, perfectly smooth and rich flavor.

Our only complaint is that the service was not what you would expect from a restaurant in this category. Our waiter was not very attentive and we had to ask about the specials, which I had overheard another sever telling his table. There was nothing unique about it.. no extra touch.. and despite mentioning we were celebrating our anniversary they didn’t do anything for us, then had the nerve to adjust our bill because the waiter forgot our coffee... again not the service you would expect from this type of place. Since my wife and I both work in hospitality, this was enough for us to not return again. But for those that just care about the food, I would give it a try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The worst filet mignon I have ever eaten. Tasteless and highly over priced. Would never recommend to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything it was deliciously

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Took my wife here for our anniversary, the view of the city is spectacular, the service was out of this world. That’s about all. The food was over priced we thought. Steaks came out way over cooked. Was definitely a experience to let sink in and we had a great time. I would not go back in the future.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The view from the top of LakePoint Tower is spectacular. Unfortunately, it appeared that the windows hadn't been washed in quite a while so there were a lot of marks on the windows, hindering the view. The servers were very friendly and attentive. The menu is limited but the main courses were good. The accompanying vegetables lacked flavor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Oxford)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was somewhat mediocre and more like a bistro than an upscale restaurant.

Staff were very helpful and attentive though, but that was probably the only upside other than the view.

I had:
Escargots (this was surprisingly really good and worth it),
Lobster with Angel Hair Pomodoro (the Lobster was good, but the presentation was very cafeteria-like, the pasta wasn't particularly delicate for angel hair, and the Pomodoro sauce was basically everywhere. It tasted very mediocre except for the fact that it the lobster was good. Subpar for the price.),
Chocolate Cake (was not spongy or soft enough, it was rather sticky and had a texture more akin to sticky toffee pudding than chocolate cake. Rather mediocre and subpar for the price.),

Wine names were misspelled in the menu, but the wine was above average. Not the best, but definitely not the worst.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

For the price, this was awful. $200 bucks for no flavor steak andand fish that gave my wife food posioning.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food and service were mediocre, but what was awful was how dirty the windows were. We went there for the view. But the windows were covered with cobwebs, spiders, other bugs trapped in the webs, etc. Clean the windows.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Not my first visit. Returned for beautiful view to celebrate anniversary.....
The food BLEW us away this time. Perhaps the best steak I've ever eaten. Amazing!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 18, 2017

From the minute we stepped off the elevator we were unimpressed. The staff was rude to us reminding us of a dress code that I don't remember seeing listed anywhere. Both my husband and I had nice jeans and dress shirts on so I'm not sure what the problem was. The food was sub-par and ambiance was nothing to brag about. Out of all the restaurants in Chicago, they should do a better job of pleasing guests. We have higher food standards than this and will chose somewhere else to dine next time we are in the city.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

My birthday was ruined because of a dress code that was not followed, the rude responses I got throughout my dinner, the quality of food that did not meet anyones expectations.

Simply put why have a certain dress code and have people have to present themselves if your restaurant is not going to follow it? It defeats the whole purpose of the dress policies.

Throughout my dinner there were many rude remarks and experiences with the staff. Starting at the beginning of the dinner when I asked if they serve coffee and was met with an appalled waiter who could not believe I asked for coffee. As they were bringing out the main dinner, my appetizer that I was obviously still eating, was pushed aside so the waiter could put the food on the table and continue on with his other errands. The lady bringing the table bread and water was more considerate. The food was ill prepared, One of my sons chicken dinner was beyond dry while the other sons rib eye steak had absolutely no seasoning. Especially at the price point, this restaurant is not recommended.

The restaurant tries to put out an aura of a fancy French restaurant but I have had better service and food at any low class diner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Absolutely loved Cite it was amazing!! The views are breathtaking, service staff was very kind and entertaining we ordered crab cakes for appetizer and our main course surf and turf it was all delicious. Best surf and turf I've ever had drinks where also very tasty. Cite is definitely a must try restaurant I highly recommend it! We will definitely be back very soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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