About Lockwood Restaurant and Bar

Lockwood Restaurant & Bar utilizes a fresh market menu philosophy based on blending homegrown flavor, unique touches, garden-fresh ingredients, and fond memories into incredibly flavorful fare. Their rotating, seasonally fresh menus plate high taste quality from scratch with the help of local farmers and an in-house rooftop garden + apiary, are rounded out with perfectly prepared trademark cocktails.

Palmer House Chicago
17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Dessert, Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11 am; Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm; Afternoon Tea: 2 pm - 4 pm; Open seating in the Lobby for dinner service. Lobby Bar opens daily at 11am.

Cross Street:
Between State & Wabash

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 917-3404

Website:
http://www.lockwoodrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Thursday & Friday, in the Lobby.

Catering:
Private Dining and Party options are available - please contact Catering at 312.422.1325 or palmerhousecatering@hilton.com.

Parking Details:
Three hour Self Park is available for $6 at 55 East Monroe with validation. Valet parking available at 17 East Monroe, self parking available at 55 East Monroe.

Public Transit:
Lockwood Restaurant and Bar is located steps from the Monroe (Red Line) stop, as well as the Green, Orange, Brown and Purple stop on Wabash - Adams stop.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Afternoon Tea is offered daily from 2 pm to 4 pm allowing you the opportunity to enjoy a classic teatime in the famed lobby of the Palmer House Hilton. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Dive into our traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pricing for adults is $80, seniors $70, children (3 - 12yrs old) $50 and includes a champagne toast, coffee, tea, pop, and juice.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

An award winning dining destination, located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Loop district offering a seasonally inspired American menu utilizing a number of ingredients harvested from our rooftop garden, as well as honey from our very own apiary.

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

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Quiet

71% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (5)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Business Meals (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Convenient because it's in the Palmer House, but otherwise nothing to write home about.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This place is nice and regal. The decor is nice and neutral and the staff is pleasant and very helpful. This place is great for business meetings and lunches. Enjoyed the food. It was well prepared and well presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

My sister and I had afternoon tea at the Palmer House . We made reservations and at the time they asked if anyone was allergic to anything. When we arrived they had prepared my sister a separate plate which made it much easier to enjoy ourselves. The tea was excellent, the food very tasty and the service was superior. Our attendant, Christina, was the icing on the cake. She was knowledgeable about the hotel and made our outing very enjoyable.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Unfortunately, the tea service service for which my wife and daughter traveled to the city by train, ended up a being a disappointment. My wife reported that $45.00 per person was wasn't worth the service received nor the quality of food. The waiter was absolutely horrible. No interaction with my daughter who's first time at high tea should have been a special event. She actually cried because her feelings were hurt. She was ignored. No instructions given, no presentation, no interaction as to what having high tea was about...plus, the waiter was ridiculously slow. It was not very busy, so no excuse.
The food...The finger sandwiches had hardly anything on them! Like the restaurant was trying to cut costs on the cream cheese and prosciutto! Crazy.

Try a different spot in the city. I hear the Drake has a nice service

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Had a wonderful time celebrating my wife's birthday request for first time ever having afternoon tea time. Everything was the way she imagined it would be and made it even more special for the concert we went to afterwards.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Immediate seating but waiter was unfamiliar with specials. The wait was 30 minutes for soup and sandwich.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We went there for brunch before seeing a play. The location was perfect. We were disappointed in the menu as we expected on a Sunday to be able to have brunch items at noon but the brunch ends at noon on Sunday. We all wanted omelettes so we were a bit disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We always love going here! Service is great and food is wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The Lockwood experience was good but had some to be desired. When we first got there no one was at the reservation desk so we were left waiting for 5 minutes (yes it was actually 5 minutes) until we were seen. This was after we asked a staffer running drinks if this is where we were supposed to check in for reservations and she said yes. Our waiter brought us our food and the appetizers were wrong. He brought it back and got the right ones. He had a little bit to be desired. He seemed stressed but the restaurant was definitely not booked for the night. All in all, I wasn't pleased with the service. But! And this is a huge "but," you won't be disappointed with food. I enjoyed the appetizers, especially the charred octopus (it was cooked perfectly, a rarity), and my sea bass was melt in your mouth buttery. Overall, come for the food not the service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Went to Lockwood before seeing Hamilton for our anniversary. We received champagne on arrival, which was very thoughtful. I feel the prix fixe menu is the way to go there. Though, my husband didn't like his salmon he ordered I liked my filet very much, which was cooked correctly. We'd definitely come back to try other things and stay at the hotel in the future.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wedding Anniversary dinner after Hamilton

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Beautiful hotel. Service was impecable and Bertha's brownie was worth the trip. Looking forward to going again when in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The service was excellent. The grilled salmon was undercooked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2017

40th anniversary dinner. Excellent. Prompt service great food superb wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Overpriced breakfast for luke warm food, not enough staff to meet the morning rush and one of our orders came out wrong. Nothing worse than 3 of 4 people getting their food and having the fourth waiting for his to get fixed. So many other places nearby that are better.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 30, 2017

- Make baked potato an option for someone ordering a steak
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Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We saw a TV show that featured the Brownies and claimed they were invented there so we went primarily to try them. They weren't even on the menu, but the waitress said we could get them anyway. MY wife and I shared a very average brownie that was not what we saw on the show. Very disappointing. They should have warned us that they no longer made the ones they were known for.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Post Magic Parlour- highly recommend. Great package deal for pre-fix following show - $39 for 3 delightful courses.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Hard to find decent restaurants in the Loop that are open early for breakfast. This was a good choice. Nice menu selections, attentive service. Nice and quiet at the time we were there (late morning), allowing for easy conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Dinner was really good and not too expensive, very nice staff!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We stayed at Palmer House and made lunch reservations at Lockwood well in advance of our trip, but were told a week before that a Mother's Day buffet would be offered instead. The cost per person was at least 2-3 times more expensive than the lunch menu would've been. The buffet items were only slightly warm and the selection of dishes very limited--not at all the quality we expected. The asparagus was practically raw and was so tough, it was inedible. Compressed potatoes were cold. The only chicken dish offered were "nuggets". *Very* disappointing for the amount of money we paid. However, the desserts were tasty. Wait staff was pleasant , but they allowed dishes to pile up on our table. I expected much better food and service at Palmer House. Would never eat there again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The steak was absolutely amazing. The sea bass, very average. An already rich fish had cream all over it and was almost intolerable. My husband spent a few hours getting sick after painful cramps 3 hours after our meal...otherwise the service and ambiance were great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Was in Chicago for a meeting and had dinner here with family at their suggestion -- local cousins who used to come here for Sunday brunch as kids. The hotel lobby, which is a spectacular beaux arts landmark, is not separated well from Lockwood, so when the lobby bar hops , the noise is notable. That said, the classic cocktails were well prepared (one of our party had a Grasshopper, and my Manhattan was made with local Korval bourbon which was great), the octopus was delicious, and the mains overall good. The service was adequate. Overall, much nicer than a typical hotel restaurant by far

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My very first time at Lockwood restaurant. I loved it and I will return. I want to checkout the lunch fare because I come to the CSO matinees throughout the season and always looking for a good lunch spot.
We will see!!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was good. Classic setting. Food delivery took too long.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We made reservations for 10:45 for dinner after a play. I ordered a vodka tonic. It was flat. I sent it back. I'm not sure if they gave me my same drink back or what, but the second one was flat, too. Even though the restaurant suggested that time on Open Table, we were rushed to order because the kitchen was about to close. We weren't even halfway done with our appetizer (more like 20% done) when the server asked if we were OK getting our steaks at that moment. We said yes because who wants a steak that was under a heat lamp? For such an expensive place, it was really disappointing that we were rushed through as if we were at a diner. The food was good but not standout for that price point. Go somewhere else where they actually have time for you. Chicago has so many great restaurants that appreciate your business that you should not waste your time/money here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food came out cold, we had to send it back.
Lack of flavor and it is questionable the quality of the food. I am sure they do not use fresh food. Very expensive for such a bad quality of food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We were going to see a live tapping of Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me at the Chase Auditorium and it was close by. Overall, it satisfied our hunger.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 26, 2017

It was a nice restaurant with great portions

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Kind of an odd menu, but the food we did order was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Waiter did not give us any attention. Two women for a business dinner before a play and I had to track him down for everything.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Expected Palmer House to be above ordinary. It was quick so we easily had lunch before the play.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great staff. Good food. Good pricing. First time to hotel & restaurant and it was a pleasurable one.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The arugula salad, clam chowder, salmon, and lamb were all excellent. The service was excellent as well. The only negative was the pre-dinner rolls and butter, which were extremely ordinary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Enjoyed this for pre-show dining. Especially the cucumber origami cocktail and cheese and charcuterie! Lots of noise from Palmer House lobby though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Good ambience, shielded to a degree from lobby noise. The restaurant was not full but our server seemed overworked and not very attentive, seems like many places we dined in Chicago were short staffed. Good food, ample portions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Try their arugula salad and classic brownie! Incredibly delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Palmer house is very special to me in an historic way. Between the service, the decor, the richness of history, and delicious food, you get well worth your money spent. Go-ahead, splurge, you only live in (this) life once!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Dinner before Hamilton. Service was great . Salmon was undercooked and steak was overcooked (seemed like waiter got requests switched) and for the price that shouldn't happen. Still a nice experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

There was a huge party going on in the main lobby so the restaurant was a bit loud and not very relaxing.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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