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The Lunchroom at SPACE 519 - SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom, Chicago, IL

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

4.8
4.8
602 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
The Lunchroom is a 40-seat restaurant and café within SPACE 519, a concept store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just off of the Magnificent Mile. Featuring breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, and an all-day café. The Lunchroom focuses on vegetable forward, California style cuisine. Placing a heavy focus on locally-sourced ingredients, and serving classic staples with a twist.

Now introducing The Lunchbox, the all-day-café, which offers a new grab and go menu featuring sandwiches, baked goods, quiches and tarts, featured entrées daily, along with a coffee bar, cold drinks, and curated wine bottles.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 751-1519
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Catering
    The Lunchroom offers a full catering menu - from a small ladies lunch or dinner, to larger office or home events. Email elise@space519.com or visit our website for our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Located just off of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Gold Coast, The Lunchroom can produce a wide variety of events ranging from an intimate luncheon or shower, to a private buyout. The Lunchroom features vegetable-forward, California style, cuisine and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Private party contact
    Elise Maltby: (312) 571-1519
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Between N Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 602 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

602 Reviews
  1. megaloo

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love bringing a friend here for lunch. The food is divine and the boutique is an added plus. The secret of the neighborhood. Try the Kale salad with the lemon dressing it is amazing!

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  2. Nancy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Birthday lunch for my moms 81st! The food is delicious and I love the atmosphere. Such a fun spot!

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  3. Marty

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambience in a relaxing space, very contemporary and a pearl for Chicago.

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  4. StuW

    Detroit

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food always. Love this spot. One of my Chicago favorites.

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  5. tiffanys

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful!! The food is so Yummy!! My bff and I have found our new lunch spot!!! Such a gem❤️

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  6. MaryB

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so good. Versatile menu. Black and white cupcake is devine. Our server was appropriately attentive. LOVE Space 519. Great retail options, too. They have a magnificent buyer.

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  7. TheresaM

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Space 519 is our neighborhood go-to for lunch. It has great salads, a nicely curated wine list, and good tea and coffee options. And after lunch, you can get in a little retail therapy at their fabulous clothing store.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One if the best brunches in the city!!! Great staff and atmosphere as well.

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  9. MinnieK

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Space 519 is a beautiful and eclectic restaurant. The setting is unique and cozy. However, the service is really spotty; some servers are kind and friendly, while others couldn’t be bothered to engage in any social niceties a server would typically engage in. In addition, the food is good (not great), but takes forever! I have dined there twice, and both times, the food took at least 25-30 minutes, and we had ordered the most basic items on the menu. The kicker was, when the food finally did arrive, 2 of 3 of the dishes were cold. There was no acknowledgment of us having to wait too long, which is an indication that long wait times for food to arrive cold is a norm at Space 519.
    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on April 10, 2023
    I am so sorry you felt this way. We strive to deliver the best experience. I am the owner & I stopped by your table several times. I wish I had known you were unsatisfied so I could have solved issues in real time. We are small and make all items from scratch - which is why our food does take longer. But your food should never be served cold. I know we tried to pace things to accommodate your toddler, drinks and starter. So I am truly sorry we missed the mark. Take good care.

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  10. Kate

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guests loved the place. It was their first time.!

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  11. Lisa

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous & flexible staff…all are so lovely and accommodating!

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  12. Brigit

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute spot, great service, tasty food! We had a great casual business lunch.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute little lunch spot! The food was amazing, and the service was incredible! They have a cute little shop in this place as well, it was hard not to leave with more then lunch! Highly recommend, I will be back!

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  14. BetS

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think that the food could be good if it was not overpriced for what it is. The brunch dish I had was grits ( too salty) and easy over eggs ( the dish was just warm- the toast not at all) The coffee drink was also just warm. I have been there several times and found the service to be helpful, but sporadic. I am aware of the staff shortage in the restaurant industry, but the food should at least be served on time so it is hot. ( especially at that price point) The idea of the "Space" is a good one, if only the service and prices matched the execution of the food. Guess we all have to get used to post pandemic restaurants and lower our expectations.
    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on April 4, 2023
    Thanks so much for taking time to share your experience. It is not what we strive for and yes we are being deeply impacted by our inability to find qualified help. We will share your comments with our service and kitchen team. As far as our pricing it is very much driven by the rent for our location in the very most expensive part of the city. We hope you will give us another shot. We will also note in your Open Table profile that you like your food extra hot. Take care and thank you again.

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  15. KristenE

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable salads and soups, everything is delicious on this menu. My favorite lunch space!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites in Chicago. The food is always fresh and so tasty. The service is perfect. I always bring my out of town guests here as I am certain they will not be disappointed.

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  17. Mombest

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food, and environment all very special and delightful.

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  18. VVR23

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional breakfast items, beautifully prepared.

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  19. suzanned

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool atmosphere and great boutique. Unique experience

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  20. TerryP

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Changing from 2 to 3 people was a nightmare for three days. Your connection to Open Table is very disappointing. The “continue” button did not work.

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  21. SusuB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The energy in The Lunchroom is always so great. The people watching is first-rate, as is the service and of course the food. Maybe this is why there always seem to be people celebrating some sort of special occasion. Lance, one of the owners, is always gracious, chatting with friends and diners as they come and go. I love their carryout counter, which is always stacked with favorites and seasonal fare as well. And how can you not love a restaurant in a store? Shopping their collections is always the perfect way to top off my meal.

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  22. GregD

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place, food and service is top notch. Highly recommend

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  23. TomB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place, great service and food

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jeff was the most amazing server he was so friendly and attentive. Had a wonderful experience!

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  25. Jollyoak

    Chicago

    297 reviews

    5.0

    297 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great kale salad. Yummy baked goods. Pretty cafe atmosphere. A great local gem.

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  26. KellyG

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Space is lovely, great food, nice staff

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  27. JohnF

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy this spot - like having lunch in a wonderful store - so one can wander around and look at clothes and things while waiting for your table. Service has always been terrific and the baked goods and breakfasts are very tasty. It is fun to meet visiting friends there. Parking is hard but cabs are frequent.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, but we went for the restaurant week menu and they required both members of the party to order from the menu. The value of four dishes was equal to one off the menu, I was excited to try different things but it put an awkward position on the table to decide who was sacrificing what they wanted To make matters worse, they were out of the pimento - the one unique item on the menu. I’m going again in hopes the service will be better this time, but I hope they don’t run out of the most notable menu options
    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on February 25, 2023
    I am so sorry this was your experience. As a small restaurant - under 40 seats - logistically we have to have all the people at the table participate so we can time the courses appropriately. However I can appreciate your frustration. This is good feedback for us as we plan for next year. I am also sorry we were out of the pimento cheese. We make everything fresh from scratch daily. We hope you'll give us another shot. Thanks again for taking time to provide feedback. It helps a lot.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to catch up with friends! The food is amazing and beautiful atmosphere.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always! Please open a Lunchroom in the Gold Coast! How about the Pump Room space? Francia Harrington 312 622.6250

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous In town for one day and had to eat at 519!

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  32. Steaklover

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Breakfast in Chicago Small menu but everything is super good

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  33. foodcrazy

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed Restaurant Week Prix Fixe lunch menu. Appreciated the healthy dessert option. Young lady who seated me and also was helping to serve was so welcoming and friendly. Looking forward to going back.

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  34. Anna

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! We also enjoyed visiting the store itself which was very well curated with many amazing pieces. Well worth a drive to the city for girls brunch.

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  35. TerryP

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Food fresh and promptly served.

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  36. JoanneC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service was great, but we were sat in the kitchen. Nothing kills a nice meal like clanking dirty dishes. I asked to be moved twice when tables opened up and no luck. I won’t be staying if we get seated in the dirty dish area next time.

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  37. VVR23

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Neighborhood Gem.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and Saad was very professional

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  39. EileenR

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Treat yourself to some wonderful food & an outstanding shopping experience.

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  40. belindachicago

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only is the food delicious, the menu is perfect and you always feel stylish when eating here no matter what you are wearing 😍

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You can order delivery directly from SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom using the Order Online button. SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 751-1519.

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom is rated 4.8 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

200 E Chestnut, Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between N Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 751-1519
  • Catering
    The Lunchroom offers a full catering menu - from a small ladies lunch or dinner, to larger office or home events. Email elise@space519.com or visit our website for our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    Located just off of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Gold Coast, The Lunchroom can produce a wide variety of events ranging from an intimate luncheon or shower, to a private buyout. The Lunchroom features vegetable-forward, California style, cuisine and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Private party contact
    Elise Maltby: (312) 571-1519
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