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

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

4.8
4.8
513 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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 513 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. C

    Chyristina

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. KO

    KurtO

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

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

    Mombest

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

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

    TerryP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

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

    SheilaR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  12. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Waiter, Jeff, was super nice and very helpful with suggestions on ordering. Attentive but not too attentive. Great!
  13. SD

    SaraD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, upscale experience. Food / service excellent. Nice to browse store. Bring extra $$ or CC. You'll want to spend on something extra after lunch!
  14. f

    foodlvr

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great little cafe with sidewalk tables. Feels like you’re in Europe. Friendly staff. Good menu. Bangkok bowl was disappointing but liked everything else. Very pricey for lunch eg. 24$ for fish tacos and everything seems to be 20-24$.
  15. A

    Adrienne

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Please have the Lunchroom manager contact me.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The avocado toast and soft scrambled eggs were incredible!
  17. SS

    SusanS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, as usual. I love going there!
  18. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, environment, and service are superb! Such a comfortable place for all kinds of conversations and guests. I recommend SPACE 519 without hesitation.
  19. KS

    KathyS

    Key West

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very please visit. Carina, my server. was excellent and made me feel like she wanted me to be there! The nicoise' salad was the best I've had in a long time. The noise level was very low that day. Great visit!
  20. GC

    GinnyC

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Salads were good, flatbread took forever but was on a pre-made crust so don't know why it took so long and was only OK. Wine selection good.

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on August 18, 2022Hi Ginny: Thank you for taking time to leave a review, and we are glad you enjoyed the salads. I apologize, because our server should have shared with you that the flatbreads take 15-20 minutes to bake, because they are made from scratch - there is nothing pre-made. We always like to problem solve in real time and will gladly remedy any issues. We hope to have you back again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great food for a good price, not crowded at all. Staff extremely accommodating, even let us keep our luggage in a corner so we could eat without worrying about our bags! I highly recommend the breakfast quesadillas, it says spicy which made me hesitant to order but turned out delicious (and not spicy!). Great and convenient spot to grab a bite before heading to the airport.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely food and staff was very accommodating
  23. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ladies lunch in a warm and beautiful environment. Service was fantastic, special shout out to our server Allie. Felt pampered yet comfortable. Gorgeous high end boutique to shop afterwards.
  24. LK

    LoisK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A bit pricey but really good food and nice ambience and also I *love* that they allow reservations for one, if you just feel like going out alone and having a nice brunch.
  25. JP

    JulieP

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Either eating inside or especially outside, it's always a wonderful experience. The food is unique and beautifully prepared. It's small space so make a reservation. Salads are great. Lots of unusual combinations.
  26. MT

    MichaelT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is good, it's a delightful little place that isn't too expensive for the area.
  27. ML

    MissLisser

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a small restaurant with a big restaurant feel. Excellent food, service and ambiance.
  28. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fav brunch spot in Chicago! Great food, beautiful ambiance, fast service. Highly recommend!
  30. S

    Snarklet

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely service and delicious food. That and beautiful weather made for a great lunch.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! Love this place!
  32. CH

    CaroleH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Noise level was fine during the first hour or so, but became way too loud toward the end of our meal.
  33. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food, service and ambiance in this neighborhood spot.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was really great. The pastry tray was amazing. The quesadilla (as a Texan) was delicious minus the vegan chorizo. The breakfast bowl with yogurt and fruit bowl was refreshing with the oat milk latte. Really nice if weather is good to sit in outside patio area. Low key but great food and location. Waiter was training but the rest of the hostesses were friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend
  35. SZ

    SteveZ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely ambience, delightful staff who unfailingly welcomes you warmly and remembers you on repeat visits. food is delicious and my only complaint is that the cookies are too big...
  36. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood GEM!
  37. JF

    JohnF

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific staff who were very helpful at getting us a table inside because of the heat outside. Very graceful thank you
  38. SP

    SelamiP

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food choices.
  39. m

    mustangbeau

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space decorated in white and bright colors and incorporates trendy items for sale. Food was excellent. Service was attentive. Excellent place for a quick bite or a A coffee.
  40. JD

    JohnD

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy!!

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 513 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 13 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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