Located between Michigan Ave & Rush St, Fornetto Mei is a Gold Coast gem offering a cozy & intimate atmosphere with authentic Italian dishes in an elegant venue. The décor conveys the classic elegance & grace of European style, with all the warmth & hospitality of the Midwest. Fornetto Mei offers fine dining with consistently delectable food accompanied by personalized service.
Visit us after a busy day of shopping on the Magnificent Mile or sightseeing around Chicago. NOTE: Visit our sister restaurant Mei's Corner serving Asian small plates located at 101 E. Delaware Place.
Two eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon or sausage and toast or seasonal fruit salad
Add Pancake or French Toast
Three eggs with your choice of three ingredients with breakfast potatoes and toast or seasonal fruit salad Choose three: onion, bell pepper, tomato, spinach, mushroom, ham, bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, goat cheese
Classic Eggs Benedict
Two poached eggs, Canadian bacon and classic hollandaise on an English muffin with breakfast potatoes
Substitute Spinach and Tomato
Substitute Smoked Salmon
Healthy Start Frittata
Egg white, goat cheese, tomato, spinach with toast or seasonal fruit salad
Buttermilk pancakes with fresh berries and powdered sugar
Add Chocolate Chip, Banana or Blueberry
Add Bacon or Sausage
Brioche toast, mixed berry compote, maple syrup and butter
The Light Side
Croissant & cheese danish, muffin or scone with choice of Greek yogurt or seasonal fruit salad
Lox & Bagel
Toasted plain bagel with smoked salmon, capers, red onions and cream cheese
Cranberry sauce, Traditional Mashed Potatoes or Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Ciabatta Stuffing, Haricot Verts, Sage Dressing. Wine pairing choice of Bex, Riesling, Mosel, Germany or J. Lohr Cuvee ST. E Paso Robles, California
Wine pairing: Vovetti, prosecco brut, Italy
Last updated: December 7, 2017
What 251 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
The Seafood Risotto was divine! The shrimp and scallops were perfectly cooked and the the flavor was excellent. The Ceasar salad was a pleasant surprise. The dressing was not cream based but very light and flavorful. I truly enjoyed this meal.
The service was excellent, but the food was only 'OK'. I'd never been to Chicago before, I had higher expectations of the pizza. And they don't have a pepper grinder - what's with that? Just regular old ground pepper in a shaker on the table.
We visit Chicago once a year and go out of our way to eat here. This intimate restaurant is located at the Whitehall Hotel but you can toss out any preconceived notions about this being ordinary hotel food. It's reasonable prices and interesting menu present a far better experience. Choose anything on the menu. You can't go wrong. Don't skip dessert either.
This is a strange restaurant in a hotel and it was empty even during restaurant week. Our waitress got every course wrong and argued with us on what we ordered from the restaurant week menu. A 20% tip was included for a party of 5 and the service was terrible.
Full restaurant menu and catering menu. Contact Jamie Gonzalez, Sales & Catering Manager, 312-573-6209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Valet parking: $15.00 for the first three hours.
Bus 151 or Chicago Avenue, Red Line, Subway: Chicago Ave & State St
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special events & promotions
Full Catering Events, contact Jamie Gonzalez, Sales & Catering Manager, 312-573-6209 or email@example.com
Fornetto Mei offers a variety of unique and intimate private dining options - from our cozy Whitehall Place Lounge to our glass-enclosed Atrium and special event space on our second floor. Our dedicated Special Events Team will assist you in executing a flawless and memorable event.