Cite

3.9
2470 reviews
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For over 47 years, Cité has sat atop the prestigious Lake Point Tower, offering American Contemporary cuisine with a French flair along with breathtaking views and amazing sunsets.

Happy Hour is from 5:30-7:30 pm, you can take in the views from our Sky Lounge while enjoying one of our Signature Libations & Live Entertainment .

During the Summer months, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can enjoy AON's Spectacular Fireworks Show over Navy Pier with unobstructed views. A wonderful spectacle to top off an extravagant evening of fine dining among the stars.

Since Cités debut, guests have been captivated by the picturesque 360* panoramic views of Chicago’s amazing skyline and lake front 70 Floors Up! Cité truly offers the ultimate fine dining experience featuring dazzling décor, savory menu selections and impeccable, first-class service.

Cité offers private dining for events, meetings, and special occasions along with every celebratory occasion in between. Join Us. | RESERVE NOW.
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AON 2019 SUMMER FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Beginning Memorial Day, Enjoy Fireworks at Cité with a Bird's Eye View 70 Floors Up Every Wednesday and Saturday Until Labor Day!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 25, 2019

Ends: September 1, 2019

Availability: Wed 5:30PM-11:00PM
Sat 5:30PM-11:00PM

Complimentary Glass of Bubbly & Dessert with purchase of Main Course from our Menu!

Free Glass of Champagne & Banana Foster with purchase of Main Course from our Menu on Mondays & Tuesdays! Not valid with any other offers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 29, 2019

Ends: May 30, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 5:30PM-10:00PM

Ladies Night Themed Event & Complimentary Dessert with purchase of Main Course from our Menu!

Every Thursday is a Special Ladies Night Themed Event! Diners also receive a Complimentary Banana Foster with purchase of Main Course from our Menu. For details concerning themes (participation is optional), go to our website and look under our promotions and events tab. Dessert special is not valid with any other offer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 22, 2019

Ends: May 23, 2118

Availability: Thu 5:30PM-10:00PM

Sunset Happy Hour at Cite

Enjoy our fabulous drink specials during Happy Hour while viewing amazing sunsets 70 floors up!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 22, 2019

Ends: May 23, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:30PM-7:30PM

What 2470 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Decent food. Terrific view. Wish there woukd have been a chef trading menu

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and the view was great. However, we were seated at a table with very noticeable stained linens which one does not expect when dining at a nicer establishment.

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LG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience as far as the view, but the food was not the best. Under seasoned with the meals we got. Didn't seem worth our buck.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Cite for our second anniversary. Excellent views no matter which side of the restaurant you're on (being able to see the Navy Pier fireworks is very cool), and great food. The decor/ambiance is a little dated, but this didn't detract from the experience much in our opinion.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The meal was wonderful and our waiter, who I think was actually the Maitre D’, was hilarious and very personable. Typically dining at a place like this would have me feeling anxious about everything having to be perfect, but he made us feel at home and at ease, and made us laugh at every possible chance!

The view is unrivaled!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak! Cloudy but incredible location

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! You are appreciated and we look forward to your return.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Brought an 89 year old grandmother for her birthday as a treat and had the misfortune of an extremely foggy night with exactly zero visibility. The service should have been stellar to make up for that disappointment (and for the price), and it wasn't. Two waiters for the entire restaurant, the wait staff made no attempt to welcome us, engage us, or inspire us. Instead they forgot our requests, left glasses empty, looked inconvenienced when asked questions, forgot the special request for the birthday and were generally unavailable. Thoroughly disappointed with this experience.

Cite
Responded on June 19, 2019

Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather; however, we thank you for your feedback Joseph. Please know, we value your time and that of your family. We apologize your visit with us wasn't to your expectations. Your comments have been noted and addressed. Our goal is to make every experience at Cite exceptional as this is how we have remained in business for 50 years. Our hope is that you will perhaps give us another chance on a clear night.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Never again. Took my wife here for her birthday, and I regret it. In short, from the time we sat down, it took 30 minutes for us to get a server, 1 hr 15 mins to get our soup, and 2 hrs 15 minutes to get our main course. Our server never checked on us once and we had to flag him down for everything. Fortunately, the lead captain Amir would come around once in a while to check on us, but that was it. Amir was the only positive aspect of Cité, which is why I mentioned his name. We observed our assigned server helping other tables around us, but he totally ignored us unless we proactively got his attention. Overall, the food was good, but not worth the terrible to nonexistent service and the expense. Plus, it was freezing. They blasted the AC when it was 60 degrees that night. So many other better places in the city. Stay away!

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Jason. We appreciate your positive comments concerning our food. Please know, we understand the importance of your special occasion and we value your time and patronage. Your comments have been addressed concerning our service and we apologize that your visit with us was not to your expectations. Our goal is to make every experience with us exceptional and we hope that perhaps you will give us another chance to earn your business, we promise to make it amazing.

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KW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best kept secret in Chicago! Amazing food , even better views and a beautiful relaxing upscale environment!!! A MUST for dinner in Chicago!🤗⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review Karin!! Please know you are greatly appreciated and we are so glad you came! We look forward to your return. Thanks again!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the view and the food, great service. Love everything about this place

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Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review LaDonna!! We are so glad you came and we look forward to your return!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The atmosphere was dated, food was ok, but not to the high standard's you'd expect - tasted average, not a good value for money. Went for a chef's tasting menu, but at the last moment we have been told that for some reason it was not available (nowhere on a website it indicated that). would not recommend

Cite
Responded on June 12, 2019

We appreciate your feedback Roxanne, we know your time is valuable and we strive to make your experience with us exceptional. We are sorry it was not to your expectations this past visit, if by chance you decide to return, we promise to make your experience wonderful. Concerning our decor, the gold you see is actual gold leaf through out the restaurant. World-class interior designer Norman De Hann fashioned our restaurant. It's best described as "classic glamour" to match our stunning views.

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AT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Pulling up to the building we were excited ! It’s beautiful ! As Excited as we were , we immediately got set back when the door man stopped us . He stopped us and made us wait for about 2 minutes until a gentleman walked up to the door so he could walk in first . I’m assuming that he was a resident . He told the door man to let us go first and no need to wait but the doorman insisted . The ambiance was very nice . Service was slow And it was not very busy . Food was ok ! Does not hold up to the prices . Would go back for apps and drinks .

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and positive comments Amanda. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return! Yes, Lake Point Tower is a residential bldg. The doorman was doing his job and we apologize for any inconvenience. Your comments have been noted and addressed.

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would’ve gave it 5 stars but unfortunately the hostess kinda ruined the surprise I had set up for my boyfriend. I called a couple of days ahead of time to let them know that it was my boyfriends birthday and that he didn’t know it was a party of 8. Natalie told me on the phone she was going to write notes for no one to spill the surprise. When I arrived, the hostess totally spilled it and just said, “oops sorry” and walked away. That was the only thing that I hated it. Overall, cite was amazing.

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Maria and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Your comments have been noted and addressed. We look forward to your return!

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience at this establishment. The view was amazing and our waiter was very informative, polite, and attentive. I would definitely recommend cite for anyone who has never been.

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Devan! Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

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HP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner with a view for our honeymoon. Incredible views, great service. Friendly staff and atmosphere

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Responded on June 17, 2019

We are so glad you came to enjoy your Honeymoon Dinner with us Heather!! Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! Please know, you are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return!!

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We just popped in for appetizers and to soak in the view. Unfortunately there was an uncharacteristic fog that rolled over the city that night so we were literally looking at clouds only. Service was friendly and the food was delicious (soup and salad). We probably would have stuck around for an extended dinner if we had had the view to enjoy. Just have to come back!

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive comments and 5 star review! Perhaps the next time you come it will be a clear night! The views are indeed breathtaking!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely breathtaking 😩, I Loved It , She Loved It. It was perfect.

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Chris!! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 1

Restaurant needs to be badly updated, nice view but not worth the visit

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Responded on June 19, 2019

Concerning our decor, the gold you see is actual gold leaf finishes all through out the restaurant. World-class interior designer Norman De Hann under the supervision of our owner designed our restaurant. It is best described as "Classic Glamour" with high end finishes of rare tiger wood and full slab marble in our foyer areas and fine finishing touches all throughout that augment our rich romantic ambiance and unmatched spectacular views overlooking the City, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.

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OB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Next time I would prefer a different table as we were perched over the roof below and would have preferred a lake view (unobstructed). Would come back.

Cite
Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star Review Owen!! Be sure to request a window table and we will do our best to accommodate if available.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Service was great, food was good, very hot, ac was not working

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Responded on June 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and positive comments concerning our service and food, Amanda. Our AC has been resolved and is working fine now. We look forward to your return.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

I have been there twice before and loved every minute. This time, with a reservation and a message sent in advance of the celebration we were seated at a table in front of the open entrance to the kitchen. We poured our own champagne and there was an argument between employees right next to us. The food was as good as prior visits just hard to enjoy, for the money, with everything going on

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ER
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to share with someone. The view is awesome. The service pretty good. The food flavor the best

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Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your positive review Edgar! Your patronage is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return!

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N
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The view is awsome. Food delicious. Service ok but not Amazing.

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Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank you for your positive review & feedback Nina. Please know we appreciate you and your patronage greatly. Your positive comments concerning our view and food are very appreciated as well. As a fine dining restaurant we take our service very seriously as this how we have built our business over the last 50 years. Please know your comments have been noted and sent to management. We look forward to your return.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Tiene poco personal y por lo mismo el servicio es bastante lento.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

It was our 30th anniversary dinner. My reservation note said so. But, nobody mentioned it.
There was a candle on the table that stayed unlit the whole time. My wife's lamb was overcooked and dry. My steak which I ordered medium rare came out very over cooked. The replacement steak was totally undercooked. I finally got the duck and it was pretty good.
The water glasses were not refilled without my having to ask. By the time we got dessert, we were just ready to call it a night.

The staff was somewhat apologetic but overall it was a disappointing experience.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Stephen, you are important to us. Your comments have been noted by our management.

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday here and it was amazing!! Very welcoming, *amazing service, great food, great view and really everything was just wonderful!! Thanks Cite’ for such an amazing evening!! We will definitely be back!!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive review Naketa!! You are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return!!

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SM
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

There were not enough servers The bartender and host were also acting as waiters.. I had to wait forever to get my check. In fact I had to get up and go to the hostess area to ask for my check. There was no one there. There was waiting there a couple waiting to be seated and were waiting a while and looked aggravated. The owner tries to skimp chronically on the number of people working

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the positive review Suzette! Your comments have been noted and sent to management.

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GV
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a "special occasion" dining event! Kind thx to the chef and staff for making it memorable.

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review Gail!! You are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return!!

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J
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Never go here it’s horrible. Food was unedible. Service was so bad. Only good thing about this place is the view but not even worth it

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for your feedback & thank you for your positive comments concerning our views, they are indeed stunning. If there is ever an issue with our food we do our absolute best to make it right. You need only to ask. Your comments concerning service have been noted and sent to mgmt.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our anniversary. We thought everything was excellent except it was rather warm in the restaurant despite having portable air conditioners. My husband was uncomfortably hot and he wanted to leave before the fireworks started but I made him stay. Food was delicious and the service was top notch! We’d definitely return!

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Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star review! We appreciate you and your comments have been noted by our management. Thanks again!!!

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1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, good music, good waiters

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review!!

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Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Absolutely great host and server Amir

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Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I cane here for our anniversary and absolutely loved not only the food but also the breathtaking views from every angle.

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Responded on June 17, 2019

We are so glad you came to celebrate your anniversary with us! Thank you for the 5 Star review!! Please know you are appreciated and we look forward to your return!!

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Planned a special evening for my wife to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary and I was completely disappointed with Cite. I made sure to tell them ahead of time it was our anniversary and I wanted a window seat. We did not have a window seat and the server did not even acknowledge or ask if we had been to Cite before or celebrating anything special. After receiving really poor service and the manager seeming un-phased; I would not recommend Cite. If you want a dinner with a view I’d suggest the Signature Room on 95th; NOT Cite. Cite is also in need of a renovation, it is a bit dated!

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee a window seat, this is clearly stated in the reservation; however, we do our best when it is requested. Your comments have been noted and shared with management.

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AO
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely restaurant with great food. The wait staff was very attentive and the views were spectacular. I would not have picked another spot for dinner after my wedding.

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Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review Aisha!

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NS
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Everything on time and tasty. Great view!

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Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for your 5 Star Review! You are appreciated!

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PN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Only disappointment was service. Once order was taken, we did not see our waiter until the brought the desert menu. At that point, we ran out of time to order desert. Otherwise, food and ambiance was good.

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Responded on May 22, 2019

Thank you for your positive comments concerning our ambiance and food Phillip. Your comments have been noted by management and addressed. We hope that you will return again.

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've had dinner twice at Cite during the past year. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend Cite for any special occasion or for a romantic dinner with one of the most beautiful views of the city! We love the pace of the dinner to see the city in the daylight and experience the beautiful sunset.

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Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5 Star Review!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cite is a beautiful restaurant, with an amazing staff. Luis made my mother so happy with his presentation/cooking of the Bananas Foster. It was amazing.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Well to be fair. They aren’t known for brunch. Food was way below average. The restaurant in the light is dated. Amazing view. There was no service. Hardly saw anyone. But great view.

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Responded on May 14, 2019

Please know that if there is ever an issue with our food we will do our absolute best to make it right, you need only ask?? We only work with the best and freshest of ingredients. Concerning our decor, the gold you see is actual gold leaf finishes all through out the restaurant. World-class interior designer Norman De Hann fashioned our restaurant. It is best described as "classic glamour" with high end finishes of rare tiger wood and full slab marble to match our stunning views.

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