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About Tavern at the Park
Please join us on our rooftop patio, the Tavern Tree House!! It opens Monday through Saturday at 4pm. Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept reservations for our outdoor seating. Also, OpenTable points will not be rewarded for tables going to the roof. Tavern At The Park offers acclaimed New American cuisine in an upscale decor across from beautiful Millennium Park. Deep wood tones combined with leather and stone to create an atmosphere where rich Chicago history meets modern big-city style. Crain’s Chicago Business said “this elegant tavern epitomizes Chicago style and energy.” In the bar, which CitySearch referred to as “an off-the-clock cocktailers' dream”, you will find a creative seasonal drink list which offers the newest intoxicating trends as well as stylish and innovative beer and wine lists.
Chicago, IL 60601
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am - 10:30pm & Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Tavern At The Park offers valet parking from 11:00 a.m. until closing and allows dining guests to leave their cars at the restaurant while attending a show. Also, the Grant Park Parking Garage is located across the street and can be accessed from Michigan Avenue.
Private Party Facilities:
Tavern At The Park offers several types of experiences in private dining, allowing you to cater your event exactly to your needs. In our Pub Room, up to ten guests can be entertained by watching the game or business presentation on the private, lap-top compatible 42” flat screen T.V., all while people watching the bar through bay windows. Our signature room, the Sky Box, offers the ability to have a sit-down dinner for 26 people or cocktails for 40 while enjoying the sights of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue from your second story perch. Our Exposition Room offers a private setting for up to 36 for a sit-down dinner and up to 50 for cocktails. Lastly, the entire second floor, with it's breath-taking views of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue, can accommodate 110 people for dining and up to 200 for a cocktail party. All private rooms offer the latest in technology for presentations while maintaining that classic Tavern style.
Private Party Contact:
Tabitha Stotts: (312) 552-0070
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Tavern at the Park Ratings and Reviews
Food was ok however the experience was ruined by a pompous, rude and arrogant host who unfortunately happens to be one of the owners so complaints are worthless and his awful service permeates to the rest of the employees. Unfortunately the poor bus boys go out of their way to help but this not worth money or time. There are many restaurants in Chicago with excellent food and service so DO NOT waste your time and money here. Never coming back.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. However, we had reservations and they seated us in the bar. It was very loud, making it difficult to hear our own conversation. I would have appreciated it if they had asked us upon reservation if we would prefer the dining area.
The service was poor but the waiter acknowledged it when he brought the check. We ordered a bottle of wine when dinner was served and it came when we were finished with our entrees so we turned it away. Food was excellent as always. The manager did offer us complimentary wine glasses for the situation which was nice but we were finished.
I guess that not every batter hits 1.000. I primarily frequent Tavern for business lunch meetings (and for that it is excellent), so with an open reservation slot on a Saturday night with my family, decided to take them there. It was an excellent night and was hoping to eat outside. I can say the amount of attention I get in shorts and a polo varies greatly when I have a business suit on. We were about 10 minutes early for the reservation. Seeing an open table outside and with no one waiting at the host stand, the host rather smarmily told me that it would be a 20 minute additional wait. No here is a great pet peeve for me (as some previous reviews would hint at). If I have a reservation and can see multiple open tables available, there should be no wait. Multiple open tables existed on the window as well as the table outside. A 4-5 star review would include the instance where the host sensing I wanted outside or at least a view, would open it up. Well, that didn't happen. And BTW, when I say family, my "kids" are 18, 16, and 14, not rug rats. So shuffled to our table, I kept track of the table outside, and yep, it was never filled. Any restaurant can have a bad day and service this evening was relatively inattentive and slow. When the food came, it was as good as always, but had to ask for bread, waited a bit long for drinks, etc. Waiter was very nice, which saves it from being less than "Fair." Note to all restaurants, if your visit results in nicknaming the host "Johnny D-Bag," that's awfully hard to recover. He was also smarmy to my daughter when asking where the restrooms were. The second host was much nicer on our way out. So, is it a bad day--I think so. Would I bring family here again (my daughter enjoyed her other visit and pushing for it) on the spur of the moment? Nope. Would I have another business lunch here? Sure, if someone else is paying. For the price point and category of restaurant, while the kitchen can have a bad day, service can never.
Al fresco was great! We had appetizers and had a great time!
Only don't try the outdoor patio upstairs! The line was very long and the pretentious press at the door would not give a wait time. Imagine consumers with resources to choose where to dine being herded into place without knowing when or whether they would enjoy what they selected. Be a bir more considerate and people will give you a second chance.
I frequently find myself lunching at tavern. I try to avoid but I'm often invited by business associates. Consistently poor service. On this occasion, they forgot a major ingredient in my meal and I wasn't able to eat until my dining companion was pretty much finished. The staff apologized 3 times while I was waiting, but still charged me full price. Always unnecessary interruptions during important conversation moments. Once they dropped off the check twice after we already paid (which caused a very awkward moment). Once, the servers asked 3 times if my colleague wanted a takeaway box (yes every time) and then someone took her plate away and she never received the box. It's almost worth going to see what they will mess up
We showed up early for a 730pm reservation on the Saturday of Bike the Drive weekend and were seated right away. The people at the hostess stand were very pleasant. We ordered an appetizer (tuna tacos) and a salad (lobster) that were both specials that evening and they were excellent. We split a burger for the main entrée and it was also very good. Wine list was decent and reasonably priced.
Very good anniversary dinner. We were seated on the roof and told the server we were going to take pictures on it, leaving our table. 2 different people cleared our table. They gave my date a new plate but I was left with my fries cleared off. That was the only
Bad thing. Other than that, great experience!
We tried the Tavern on restaurant week and were very impressed then. The food was choice. I had my first chicken liver pate short rib dinner with roasted potatoes there and have never found anything that equaled it's excellence anywhere else. The food was well prepared and delicious. We went back again and we're a little disappointed that that menu was gone. We decided to give it another try and discovered that the menu is now mediocre fast fat foods and not well prepare. Needless to say we won't be returning.
Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. He was patient, as we were with friends we hadn't seen in more than a year and had a lot of talking to do. He always had a smile on his face and was dedicated to making sure that everything was taken care of and to our liking. The menu had plenty to choose from, especially for those of us who are gluten-free.
I have been to the Tavern several times. Food is always good. Service is typically good as well. This time the services was just - okay. I showed up late but was never asked if I wanted a drink - I was provided water that was room temperature at best but had to flag down the waiter to get a cold soda. Also - the place where we sat was a booth - I don't like a booth but was never asked if this was okay or if I wanted a table instead.
Service was slow even though it wasn't busy. They also called me afternoon of that the upstairs was booked for a private party and we were looking forward to sitting on the rooftop. They could have called in advance since I booked the reservation in advance.
Our drinks didn't arrive until 45min after ordering and the food was another 1hr after that. Now, if it had been a packed restaurant this would be understandable, but it was barely 50% capacity. Our soup arrived before the bread - which was cold and hard.
If the slow service wasn't enough, we received cold food and my friend received the wrong order. Again, had we ordered harder meals - steaks, pasta, seafood, etc. - this would be understandable. But our orders were very simple, a Caesar salad, vegetarian burger, chili and fish tacos for the four of us.
It felt like we were forgotten about often. I don't usually write poor reviews and I'm usually very understanding of waitstaff, but all of these together made for a poor dining experience for my friends and I. Especially for the prices we paid.
Chad accommodated our desire for more casual less formal seating. Sitting in the bar area, people watching from our booth was great. The food was excellent, drinks were special, and our server Hung was warm and attentive. We were happy! Not always easy to pull off but they did it.
The house sangria was different than any sangria I've ever had, with a touch of cinnamon in it, and it was delicious! You have to get the bread basket when you go, and if you like burgers, the steak burger will be an automatic hit! The environment is perfect and festive, and it's centrally located to lots of cool things in central Chicago! I'd definitely recommend to friends!
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