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Lirica, Chicago, IL

Lirica

3.6
3.6
436 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Named after the Spanish word for lyric, our restaurant Lirica provides a fresh take on Latin-inspired cuisine and promises to serve up delicious delights for all tastes. Enjoy a modern open kitchen, expansive bar, and outdoor seating with sweeping views of Lake Michigan – book your table now.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 436 people are saying

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Scenic View

  • Chicago

    Unspecified

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  1. S

    Scratch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    There were tons of biting flies that were extremely irritating. My dish was cooked very well. However, for the price I did not feel the value.
  2. EL

    EricL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food was not nice. Had lobster roll, Mac and cheese and burger. Ate the minimum to fuel up but didn’t enjoy any of it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good but slow
  4. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! The food was great. I'll be back. Mark
  5. c

    craftman

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    server was very nice and helpful. can't beat the view and people watching if sitting outside. Menu limited and small portions but overall very pleasant especially since we were going to play at Shakespeare!!
  6. AM

    AnnM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    It was overpriced for mediocre food
  7. BJ

    BJG47

    DO NOT USE

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great views of the boats, River and skyline. Good food with great service. Uniquely positioned on Navy Pier with lots of people watching included.
  8. DP

    DeadPool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Seafood overcooked , dry, overcooked. The chicken was good. Guacamole had no flavor , salsa not rememberable. Price 140 for 30 worth of flavor
  9. CC

    ClassieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal we had didn’t come with sides. The steak and fish was good. Price w/o anything to drink was $129.00 for our meal. The food was served very quickly and the staff was very friendly.
  10. d

    drunkenhausfrau

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good place for preTheater dinner. Gazpacho is delicious! Make sure to let them know you have a show after.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great restaurant and great staff very attentive
  12. LC

    LizC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I brought friends from out of town to Lirica and was embarrassed by how poor the service was. The appetizers came out at the same time as the meal. Our drinks were never refreshed and the food was mediocre. Gratuity was added automatically- I would have not left any tip whatsoever. My friends did not leave with a favorable impression of Chicago restaurants.
  13. RK

    RandyK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The choice of food and drinks was interesting. Our server was great. He helped us pick the right amounts so we could all taste a good variety and he even adjusted the size of one dish so that everyone could get a taste. He was friendly and very attentive.
  14. V

    Vince

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good overall, greeting, service personnel and food. It all was scheduled and prepared in a professional manner.
  15. JH

    JoseH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We where seated and waited 12 minutes and no one asked if we needed anything we just walked out the restaurant was not busy
  16. RA

    RANVAN

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Paella was very poor. Shellfish undercooked! Not worth the $38. Sorry.
  17. F

    Frontier

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great server and excellent gazpacho! Overall food was great
  18. m

    mdillon41

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined outside and there was a huge ship blocking any Lake Michigan views. Not Liraca's fault but not what we've been accustomed to.
  19. SJ

    SteveJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was super slow and uninterested. We waited an hour for food. Lobster roll was cold and dry. Experience was so bad the manager agreed and comped the food portion of our bill. Will never darken the door of the place again
  20. d

    diner1

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Len, was terrific, made great suggestions and was very attentive. The food was delicious, and the venue is very nice. We chose to sit outside, and everything was great.
  21. DP

    DonnaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our waitress was not very good. She never checked on us, she did not bring us appetizer plates. She was not very informative about the menu items. My friend clearly stated she cannot do very spicy and the wings were very spicy, she should have informed of such. She had to send them back and order something else. On the reordered item of wings they had no flavor. The drinks were good and that was all. The tip is automatically applied and maybe that is why the service was not good, she did not rate the 18%. We would not come back.
  22. s

    shirleyr

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My 52nd birthday
  23. M

    Mateo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We were right under some sort of AC unit that blew cold air on us the whole time. Otherwise it was good.
  24. MM

    MaryM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is a bit of a walk unless you park near the hotel.
  25. s

    sandrar

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roger was a great server and the food was amazing.
  26. NW

    NicoleW

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    4th of July disaster! Let me start by saying, I waited tables in college and I am extremely forgiving of servers when there is an issue in a restaurant. I know that most time it is not the servers fault. This time was the servers fault as she did nothing but ignore us for almost 2 hours. We requested a table to view fireworks on July 2nd. That was accommodated-ish. But that is not the problem…. We arrived on time for a 9pm reservation, we were immediately sat. We sat for about 20 mins and no one had come to our table so I sent my husband to the bar to at least get us drinks. The bartender refused him service since we had a table. No service, but a table. She finally came over and took our order. We ordered all our food at the servers suggestion. I.5 hours after we arrived, we still had not received as much as a cracker. The server never communicated with us, we watched other tables get food and drinks and the server would not even make eye contact with us. Almost 2 hours into the experience, the food and and no appetizer. When I complained l, the server told us , you’ve got some food now, just go ahead and eat👀. The manager took a few items off the bill, saying they had the system go down. However, tables all around us had received their food even tables sat after ours. I would NEVER return to this restaurant. The food was tasteless at best and gave me the runs after eating 2 chicken wings and 5 bites of salad the wings were buffalo with a space of Cumin, I guess that was the “Latin spice” . I have never had a more restless dressing on a salad. The lobster rolls were just, okay. The nachos were salty and soggy. The manager tried the free dessert service recovery and it was nasty too. This was an awful dining experience.
  27. R

    Roberta

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice oasis from the crowds of Navy Pier. Our server was lovely dispite the stress of understaffing. Food was good. A bit over priced but that is to be expected in the area.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food came out late and all 3 of us received out food at separate times. All the food was cold when it arrived.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Our food took over an hour to get to us. The staff was overwhelmed and out ticket got lost.
  30. M

    Mila

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Really too expensive for food quality. I understand that service is challenging at many restaurants at the moment, but considering they have a partnership with the Chicago Shakespeare, it would be good to have servers try to help those patrons through faster.
  31. C

    Chuck

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went after a play @ Shakespeare Theatre. The menu is limited but the food is excellent, drinks were great & service was good. We will be back.
  32. AM

    AdrianaM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    NY steak was poor quality, over priced. The Brussel sprouts were too sweet and not crunchy Texture was terrible Tacos were the only worthwhile meal.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    They had a modified menu for an event, which was very disappointing. There was no real vegetarian options on the modified menu. I made the reservation for a nice Father's day dinner and was very disappointed in the overall experience the food was ok. I wish I new ahead of time that their menu was modified.
  34. JE

    JaneE

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous server—thanks Angeles! Delicious food and unbelievable view. Can’t wait to return.
  35. BM

    BoyMom2

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They were doing an express menu so there were very few actual meal choices, so 3 out of 4 of us preferred something other than what we were looking to order, but we enjoyed what we got. They forgot our appetizer and brought it after the meal, so we didn’t eat much of it at that point. Our server was friendly, but slow. It’s probably not her fault, they seemed understaffed.
  36. PA

    PamA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Service VERY slow. . Asked for glass with ice twice.
  37. KK

    KellyK

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Disappointing that the menu that is online was not available. We received a the smaller menu and hardly any entrees we available.
  38. I

    Isasue

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointed I had to add my credit card for the reservation with a $25 charge per person cancelation , after we sat down they gave us an express menu Because of the event going on on Sunday they had food that could be prepaid quickly it should have being added to their website to avoid coming to dinner . The hamburger we ordered no flavor at all if I wanted tomato and lettuce an up charge would be added .. requested Ketchup and mustard by 6 o’clock they were out of mustard ….the cost was high for a hamburger that wasn’t good at all …I would never come back
  39. DD

    DarlineD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! Food was great! Location perfect !
  40. BS

    BiaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Not a lot to select from the menu. Wish there was more vegetarian options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lirica is rated 3.6 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Lirica

900 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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