LH Rooftop

4.2
198 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
In a city of sweeping views, everyone wants to be on top. Feed off a space that draws in both visitors and locals and inspires those at the top of their game to engage, sip, converse, taste, connect, and exchange ideas. Discover a truly one-of-a-kind experience at LondonHouse Tri-Level Rooftop, Chicago's only tri-level rooftop venue.


Dine indoors as you enjoy re-imagined American cuisine and cocktails. Book reservations for LH on 21 here: https://www.opentable.com/r/londonhouse-lh21-chicago


Book reservations for LH tea service here: https://www.opentable.com/r/londonhouse-tea-service-chicago

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We were ignored at our table for far too long. It didn't seem like anyone cared we were there. We ultimately left and went elsewhere.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

My sons first rooftop experience because school started. The hostess was very sweet and asked how he liked it. The Cuban sandwich was not as I thought it would taste. Definitely will come back. I’ve been here before.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was great. Several of the hosts and hostesses were rude. Great view.

MF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alison was a great server. The view and food were very enjoyable.

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food offerings and views were all outstanding!

s
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had great service from all the staff, especially my own server! It was a fantastic experience, and I definitely want to go back. Overall, a must go place and get the Cuban Sandwich!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We were the first to be seated and the first diners at the restaurant. Had to wait a long time to place an order. Waiter never came back and checked and had an attitude when we inquired about entree’s. Ambiance was beautiful but food and service left nothing to be desired. Very few food options on the menu. Waiter never offered a dessert menu and we were celebrating a milestone birthday. Disappointed.

M
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I would not recommend LH Rooftop, personally. The view became obstructed quickly, it was very loud, and I paid $20 for two bites of a rib that was mostly pure fat. The duck wings my boyfriend got were just skin, also $20.

SF
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

April the hostess is always amazing and has yet impressed us once again. Thank you for the incredible hospitality!

V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. It seems like they only hired their staff based on their looks and completely forgot to train them.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food quantity was very low for the price! Stunning view though.

MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Very cool space - absolutely make a reservation no matter when you go. The non-reservation line was pretty ridiculous. While the views are really some of the best in the city, our server could have cared less we were there. 20 minutes before she even showed her face. Unresponsive to our engagement. When we asked how we get a parasol (it was HOT up there in the sun) she whined that we had to give our ID to the hostess station. No offer to do it for us, no offer for a barback, and come to think of it, no mention of it from the hostess station when we walked out. Just a whole lot of "I don't really care" going on on that roof. The beer was cold, at least.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the LH rooftop! We went from 7-9 which was the perfect time to take in the views of the city at sunset. The waitstaff was incredibly kind and helpful. The drinks were delicious and strong, definitely worth the price. The music was a little loud because we were sitting near the speaker but with the overall ambiance of the place it wasn't a big deal. I would happily return again, whether for drinks with coworkers or friends, a date night, or just to take in the city views again. Would absolutely recommend.

AS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the view! Great place. Love coming here every year!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s a very fun atmosphere! We had a great sever- Nicki!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Our waitress Christina R. did not acknowledge the fact that we were there for a celebration, although it was stated that we were there for a celebrate. Her service was really Poor and she wasn’t very attentive while servicing us. Overall the it was a good experience aside from the waitress service we received.

R
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

No fault of the restaurant but I had reservations for the Rooftop, and it stopped serving outside because of the weather. We were able to eat inside, but that defeats the purpose of chosing this restaurant in the first place as it is a bit pricey. If you can get out on the roof the view of the city is phenomenal, UNLESS of course you your appetite will be disturbed by a close up view of the tower next door :) The menu is small, and the food is unusual, some tastey flavors, but also very rich. I ordered a salad to accompany my appetizers for this reason and the salad was not good, limp lettuce, unimpressive dressing. I think this would be an excellent place for drinks and ambiance, but I'd go some place else for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere and views amazing!!! Service great. I can only complain about menu variety. Very poor.

LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place with an amazing view. food and drinks were great. Our waiter told us they needed our table in 5 minutes and they asked us to leave. Per our reservation we were allowed to be there for 3 hours and were kicked out after 1.5 hours.

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Management and service was horrible. The Vu is the best;

CT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful view ! The service is impeccable and the food and cocktails delicious ! Nothing not to like here !!

CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I think I will go back for just drinks. The food was not up to par. I was disappointed in the chicken skewers (the chicken was pink and slimy) and it was sent back. Other than that, the drinks and chicken salad were good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The rooftop is beautiful; however we were placed at a table in front of the host table near the entrance with no view.

When we asked to switch to another table, we were told those tables were for people who had made reservations... not sure what they considered my reservation on open table to be. It was very unpleasant with all of the guests congregating near the host table and therefore around our table. I had a friend in town and wanted to show off the view. We sat at our table while there were empty tables in the “reservation” area that remained empty the entire time.

Very disappointing

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Wait for food was an issue. Only one server for too large of a section.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food menu needs to be expanded.
2 additional items in EACH category at the minimum.

For a specific House cocktail, it noted that it came in a “souvenir cup”. Turns out the cup has not been available for 2 months.
Print up new menus !

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

There was mold on the pita bread - on two different orders. The meat from the chicken skewers was undercooked. Service took forever. Overall not a good experience. Would not go again.

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would like to see the menu expanded—missed the charcuterie—however, everything we ordered was delicious!!! Cocktails were gorgeous, delicious and potent:). Service was on point and there is nowhere prettier in the city!💗

IC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We reserved the rooftop for my 35th birthday. Getting up there was like waiting to board Space Mountain. I'm not trashing LH but it just wasn't our scene. We were looking for a classy dinner evening with a view but we walked into a patio party full of young(ish) people seemingly looking for clout on Instagram with their skyline selfies. We stood at the podium for 10 minutes waiting for a host then another 20 minutes before someone brought us water. We waited a while longer with no server even getting the table. It just wasn't our scene so we left. I wanted to tell someone we were leaving but no employees were to be found so we bailed. I can't say it's a reflection of LH as a whole since it was my first visit, probably just the way the rooftop operates.

TJ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view overlooking the Chicago River. Food was amazing and unique.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The views were awesome! I didn’t give them better rating because they didn’t have any Moscatos or the alcohol to make an Amaretto Sour, how can you run out of Alcohol at a bar at 12:30p.m.??

MB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The place was good for the food alone. The service wasn't great, it's very crowded and there isn't much of a menu. It's a nice place but I'll be looking for another place with a view next time

MW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent view of the Chicago river. Great atmosphere.

AD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Unfortunately nobody read my request to celebrate a birthday. Service was sub-par

J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had an amazing table on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Chicago. It was a very hot day (90) with full sun. We asked for an umbrella but was told it was broken. Be prepared to sit without any cover if you are there before about 6pm.
The bar food was good and the drink menu was extensive. They had reasonably priced bottles of wine available (under $100) which is nice for such a hot spot in the city.
I guess my only complaint was that we felt rushed during our time at the table. Granted we were there for 3 hours, but it was a Tuesday afternoon and we did order 3 bottles of wine and many appetizers. The waitress filled our glasses every time she passed by (which wasn’t great considering we were drinking rose on a very hot day and trying to keep it chilled) and kept asking if we wanted to order something else. I understand this is a popular place but there were empty tables when we left so no reason to rush us out.
Regardless, I will definitely be back. It’s an amazing view of the Chicago River and a great place to sit outdoors for summer happy hour if you can stand the heat and the sun.

DS
Italy
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend making reservations. The lines are very long and those with reservations jump to front of line. We made ours on Open Table. Great location, view was perfect. Food and drinks were great.

EW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue, great view, great food, and great staff!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was awful. Grumpy and rarely came to check in.

AW
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Once arriving to the rooftop we were greeted with a non friendly reception by two lady staff. They took our passports and put them in a draw. The afternoon was 96'c and the sun was blaring on the terrace. The tables were mostly in the sun apart from 2 which were partly occupied, we asked if they had anymore umbrellas which we got the answer of 'No' then handed two handheld parasol umbrellas! How are you supposed to eat holding them in the heat?
Then we were taken to our seats which was right next to a loud speaker as a dj was playing when there were plenty of other ones? How are you supposed to to have romantic meal with that?
Water was brought over by a nice male water with menus.
I was not even moving and the sweat was pouring off me. No one came to take a drink order so we left and went to the restaurant on the level below which was lovely, good food and service, hence the stars given in this review.
LH Rooftop get some fans and shade at hot times, you will retain more business.

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! Good views. Good music. I made a reservation the night before and everything was great. I will definitely repeat the experience.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love coming here you get the best view of the city and a great ambiance. Highly recommend

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