Lockwood Restaurant and Bar

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Great food derived from the Great Lakes region. Lockwood Restaurant & Bar offers innovative takes on classic American fare by incorporating locally sourced ingredients along side some of Chicago’s most recognizable flavors serving simple Midwestern favorites with a sense of elegance.

The menu places an emphasis on the Great Lake’s region, with all produce farmed and cultivated from the Illinois area and neighboring states and most fish are fresh lake catches or harvested in free-range, naturally sustainable farms.

Lockwood Restaurant & Bar is available for corporate buyouts, milestone occasions and receptions, accommodating up to 200 for reception events. Lockwood also offers an exclusive private dining room, which can accommodate up to 14 as well as a wine room, perfect for tastings, accommodating up to 4.

Please call 312-917-3404 if you would like to make an Afternoon Tea reservation. Reservations must be received 24 hours in advance when trying to schedule a tea for the next day.
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner quickly before seeing Hamilton, perfect!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The hostess rolled her eyes when I asked to be at the next table when it’s an empty restaurant. The waiter had the personality of a rock. You cannot order any substitutes or even a side salad. I don’t mind spending $16 for a hamburger or salad but this was one of the most disappointing ting dining experience in Chicago for me to date. Will not return.

RH
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The hostess was very rude.

CD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was wonderful. The individually ingenious presentation of each of the dishes was an added accent that made the dining experience beyond expectations.

LA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Lockwood. Loved the Michigan Apple salad and my son had the chicken thigh dish. We both loved the Bertha Brownie with cherry ice cream! Yummy

DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The Lockwood presents as a very upscale restaurant and is located in an upscale Hotel. However, the food is mediocre at best. The fish was bland and it was apparent that it had been frozen and not freshly prepared. Unacceptable for the price and a disappointment from what one would have expected.

CF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a nice Saturday lunch with family before the ballet! Thanks for the great experience!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice spot for meetings.

IJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

For downtown Chicago standards, the prices were lower than many for the quality of the food. The pasta entree was pretty much just pasta, not worth the price but the chicken, scallops and burger entrees were nice.

l
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, not cheap, beautiful bar in historic landmark, spacious booths. Generous portions, good wine list.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a very nice visit to your restaurant on Oct 11th at 8:00pm. We made reservations ahead of time to make sure that we were able to get a table. The gentleman that seated us was very rude when I told him that we were only having desserts. It made us feel unwelcome.

The desserts were amazing and we enjoyed our visit.

ID
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good, but not as good as I expected and the restaurant seemed a little dated and bit as elegant as the rest of the hotel and bar

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The entire experience I would rate as average. Nothing really stood ou!

SB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We must have caught them at an off time as service had to be provided by the hostess (who was very nice). They were able to provide gluten free options and seat us in a comfortable booth. We were waiting for our room to be ready but the wait for our burgers was longer.
Burgers were won’t be remembered as anything special as they were not.
When the waitress did come by she was very nice but clearly very overwhelmed.
The location serves its purpose but overall medium at best.

SA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was fine, our server was adequate, though hardly friendly. We were disappointed when the restaurant looked nothing like the pictures we'd seen online. We were sat in a drab room with low ceilings that had none of the charm and elegance of the Palmer House. During a five day stay in Chicago we ate in many great restaurants - this was hand down our least favorite.

PT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food went down as the meal went. Along. The bread and butter were excellent. The flatbread pizza type appetizer was very good after I drozzled some balsamic vinegar on it, othetwise it tasted flat. The lobster roll was full of dill and mayo, I couldn't really raste the lobster, a squeeze of lemon would have helped it..... They may be where the brownie was invented but their are much better brownies elsewhere.

CC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at the Palmer Hotel - Lockwood Restaurant! We appreciated the quiet ambiance, timely service from O.J., and interesting menu offerings. I was delighted with my chicken thighs with potatoes and Brussel sprouts. I will say that my husband ordered the fish and chips - they are breaded instead of battered. For historical reasons, we ordered the brownie - created by the Palmers - and were wowed by it!!

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Situated in the beautiful grand interiors of the Palmer House, Lockwood delivers on all fronts. Impeccable service and delicious food will keep you coming back for more!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Cool I guess but

AO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic but food was disappointing for the price.

g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but service was slow. The waiter didn't come by for 15 minutes. One person's steak was rare instead of medium. Everything is a la carte. Interesting and refreshing cocktails.

LW
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with great attention to detail! The scallops were outstanding as was the gnocchi with shrimp. We are definitely looking forward to returning!

E
Salt Lake City
69 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. The perfect spot for a meal, the arriving in the evening for stay at The Palmer House.

LT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in The Palmer House. Food was delicious! A few of us had the Fish & Chip $15 special (Fri only). So good.. batter was perfect & fried golden & light.
Salads were delicious also. Our waiter was wonderful.. so on top of things! But be prepared for a long meal.. we were there for about 2 1/2 hours, start to finish! We all enjoyed catching up & didn’t have anywhere to go so it was not a problem.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was an amazing person that made the evening feel super special for me and my friend.

SA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually had High Tea at 2:00 pm, so it's not really a review of the restaurant. We did not sit in the restaurant. We sat in the lobby. It was lovely. The Palmer House is very ornate, and the ceiling is stunning! The service was OUTSTANDING, and the Tea was great. George, our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. It was a special splurge for a birthday, and he and an associate DID sing to my friend, and brought her a special birthday brownie. Expensive, but worth it, for a special occasion. The atmosphere was beautiful, and we will go back, and have a regular lunch the next time, to sit in the restaurant. My only constructive criticism is that the low seating (cushy chairs) and very low table look nice, but were awkward for eating. Eating at a table in the restaurant, or in a booth, would have been preferable.

SM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went after seeing Hamilton. We had made reservations in advance. We should have noticed that the restaurant was practically empty. That should have been a clue.
The service was good. The food was mediocre. With all the restaurants in Chicago, there are much better places to dine.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was amazing, but service was horrible.

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, leisurely lunch before a matinee at the theater. Just the right sized portions and not pricy.

JC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The entrees were tasty and the service was excellent. Do not order the carrot cake for dessert - it is a slab of cake and it is not very good. We left about 2/3 of it on the plate (2 of us were sharing it). The atmosphere is cozy and it is easy to converse even as the restaurant got to be rather full. This is a good standard to have in your back pocket -- nothing super special, but reliably good food and atmosphere before going to the Symphony or other Michigan Avenue activities.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Cold food, over pricing hotel ambiance

JG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We reserved at 5:45 pm to make the symphony afterward. The lobby bar and dining area were very busy with Mets fans, a birthday party near us, etc. Very upbeat atmosphere. Our server was special:
prompt, gracious, helpful. Scallops and burger were very good, generous spinach side and my Manhattan were outstanding. Definitely recommend.

M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good, but apparently there was only one server handling all the tables at lunch. The mistake we made was saying we needed a few minutes to look at the menu. We didn't see the server again for 20 minutes.

F
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, enjoyed the atmosphere of the Palmer House lobby.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Visiting friends & family, turned into lunch for 3. Lobster rolls were
Very disappointing—flavorless except for Not very fresh lobster. The one person who had chicken said it was good. Service was friendly and professional. Our friend in a wheelchair was accommodated smoothly. But in terms of pricing & food—the service & ambience had a lot to compensate for.

SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. We were served quickly as soon as we sat down and we received our order with in 10 minutes of ordering it.

l
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a lovely table where it was quiet enough to enjoy conversation. The service was very good and the menu had a good variety. I highly recommend the smoked whitefish appetizer and the chopped salad and the carrot cake

PV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was hosting out of town company for dinner. They were in Chicago to see Hamilton. They raved about the beauty of the hotel, the excellent food and the Palmer experience in general. Thank you for helping to make our dinner experience one of a kind. I could have chosen any restaurant for their pre-theater dinner but I chose the Lockwood. I hope that tells you how much I love the Palmer and Lockwood restaurant.
Cordially,
Patricia G. Vanderkrabben
South Holland, Illinois

M
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had filet, gnocchi and lobster roll and all were very good. Service was friendly and attentive.

c
Tulsa
90 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent hotel restaurant. It was my first night in Chicago after five-hour flights, and wanted convenince, even if less that what I like when travelling. Greeting and seating were friendly and prompt. (We had a reservation.) The restaurant was well appointed and not "worn." Persons dining in jeans were not intimidated.
The noise level was energetic (convention,) but not overwhelming. Excellent wait service, unhurried and professional. Noise level moderate to energetic. Wine list moderate, but several good by-the-glass choices.
The food was moderately priced, and very well prepared. I had trout, which was splayed, roasted, and served with an excellent and piquant sauce, and a side of a rich vegetable combo in a ramekin.
(We tried a pre-meal cocktail in the bar, outside the restaurant, finally got one, but waiters were overwhelmed by a large crowd, and forgetful.)
It's very convenient for those in the hotel already, maybe a little short in comparison to the big guns in Chicago, but only a little. I was pleased. I would rate Lockwood on the plus side of Very Good, and is, by Chicago standards very affordable.

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