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

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

4.8
4.8
543 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 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

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What 543 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Great for brunch

  • Chicago

    Great for brunch

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  1. K

    Kiser

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and lovely service. Everything was delicious!
  2. JF

    JohnF

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have become regulars - every time to Chicago I go for brunch or lunch. Wonderful food, delightful and bright place and great location. Bakery to go for snack. Just great service and staff as well. A definite Wow!
  3. J

    Jacquie

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding lunch. Shared the melted Brie and apple sandwich and the green and white salad. I know to expect outstanding food but my date was thrilled by the unanticipated delight.
  4. IL

    IrisL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amauri good food and service ❤️
  5. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is above and beyond! It makes this a special neighborhood GEM! The food and presentation is creative and delicious! Without hesitation would recommend to everyone!
  6. C

    Carlie

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice neighborhood gem for delicious food and drink.
  7. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast, brunch and lunch spot.
  8. t

    tmort

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is beautifully done and the service is always the best. They are particularly adept with their coffees and sweet items but the savory items are also excellent
  9. TP

    TerryP

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially good service from Corinne.
  10. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food creativity is remarkable. I always am confident that my guests will enjoy the experience.
  11. TM

    TheresaM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Lunchroom is a great neighborhood place for breakfast and lunch. Upscale salads and sandwiches, excellent quiche, nice wine list. Love the green and white salad. Patty melt is fabulous.
  12. C

    Chestermom

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was very good about my late arrival. I did call to let them know, thanks ! Our sever Careen was knowledgeable and friendly. I ordered the schnitzel, which came with most delicious salad on the side good size portion and tasty. My husband had the tuna melt which he thoroughly enjoyed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch here is always good; our server yesterday was particularly good……very cheerful and upbeat. Salads here are very good!
  14. RM

    ReziM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The service lady was so nice explaining the menu for food and drinks. Her tone and attitude was perfectly matched with the delicious food and the nice environment. Well done to that lady that unfortunately I didn’t ask her about the name.
  15. IO

    IsabelleO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place with perfect food and perfect people. What else?
  16. C

    Chunky

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good meal, fine service and fresh ingredients
  17. MN

    MichaelN

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reliably solid neighborhood restaurant. Very inventive menu, consistently delicious food, and always excellent service.
  18. M

    Mom3

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Went for a birthday lunch and everything was great
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so delicious, as always. I ordered the soft scrambled eggs with goat cheese. Jeff waited on me and was so great too. Wonderful place, adorable clothing store too. See Dewey for unique beautiful finds, he’s terrific.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here! Such a gem. Yummy food in a lovely setting.
  21. BW

    BarbaraW

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    More people and much louder. Always good food and service.
  22. E

    Elizabeth

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for an elegant breakfast or lunch with a subtle shopping experience as well.
  23. DO

    DianeO

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good and service and unique atmosphere! Kind of European.
  24. C

    Christy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting ambience, great mix of comfort foods, lighter and more refined dishes, and elevated brunch options. Cinnamon roll was delicious, as was the tuna melt and the Bangkok bowl. Incredible latte.
  25. MP

    MaryP

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved the cauliflower soup and grilled Brie and apple butter!
  26. g

    gallerist

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best grilled cheese in the world (brie/cheddar/apple butter) YUM!!! left us at table to talk, even though restaurant filled!!! and the staff, i LOVE, buy croissants from them just because they are so young and lively!!!!
  27. y

    yyang10

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Friend was visiting and we had a day off to walk around.
  28. MC

    MaryC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend 519/Lunchroom. I brought a friend who had previously never been there. You now have another perspective customer. She had a wonderful salad and I indulged in a grilled cheese. We both were very satisfied. Your staff is always cordial, accommodating and seem happy with their jobs. Keep up the good work, Management.
  29. RW

    RobW

    St. Louis

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very nice quaint restaurant was perfect for breakfast/brunch. It was a small space - maybe 12-14 tables - but impeccably clean and tidy. The staff didn't interact with us very much and they weren't smiling...but an overcast chilly Sunday morning may have not put too many others in a good mood either. The pumpkin pancakes w/blue berries were delicious, as were the scrambled eggs w/goat cheese. The Gold Coast Migas dish looked amazing - will definitely return to this spot for breakfast again in the future.
  30. s

    sandy

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beautifully presented. Amazing breads and other baked goods. May be my favorite place for lunch.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I love going to the Lunch Room. They only problem now is that they are understaffed and the servers are overwhelmed. But I’ll go back. It is a charming place and the food is good

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you for your understanding as we all navigate, what is still, a very challenging time in the restaurant industry. We are doing our best to provide seamless and quality service to our guests. We appreciate your support and look forward to having you back soon.

  32. C

    Chyristina

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The tables are very close together. Our waiter clearly didn’t want to serve us, and we never got our drinks. We ended up going to another place. I will not dine here again.

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on October 3, 2022Hi Chyristina, I am so sorry to hear that this is the experience that you had. We strive to make sure that every guest that joins us feels welcomed, comfortable, and well taken care of. Our weekends can be very busy so it is possible that they were overwhelmed in that moment. I hope that you will consider coming back again so you can experience the level of service we strive to provide.

  33. KO

    KurtO

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    perfect neighborhood spot to meet for lunch or coffee
  34. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food choices on the regular menu and the gluten free menu! Delicious! Service is outstanding!
  35. TP

    TerryP

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything excellent. No pen with check. Tried to get one in front. Still no pen.
  36. SR

    SheilaR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was terrific. I had brunch with a friend. We both had a great time and delicious food.
  37. PR

    PamR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The eggs were well appointed and other items cooked to perfection. Perfect eggs-ecution, would highly recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The outside tables are wonderful in beautiful weather. The breakfast/brunch menu is concise and delicious.
  39. C

    Cactus

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tuna nicoise. Found myself shouting during part of our conversation. It could be where we were sitting.
  40. BB

    BruceB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great array of dishes, fast and friendly service. We just love this place!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 543 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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–3:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • 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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