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About The Allis
The Allis is named after the family that commissioned this historic building in 1907. It serves all day fare, including eggs, sandwiches, light bites and wood-oven entrees. Afternoon tea is also offered, as well as coffee, wine, and craft cocktails.
A relaxed and welcoming social space for meetings, a quick bite, an after-work drink or late night cocktails, the Allis is a lounge and bar with an expansive art collection and views of Green Street from floor-to-ceiling windows.
All Afternoon Tea bookings must be done by phone. Please call 312.521.8000
Chicago, IL 60667
American, Afternoon Tea, Dining Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 7:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday - Thursday: 7:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - 8:00am - 11:00pm
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2:30p-5:00p. All bookings are taken by phone. 312.521.8000
Randolph & North Green Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is also available.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Allis Ratings and Reviews
I made a visit to the Allis because it was a friend's birthday. We were a group of 7 and it was the perfect place, with a cozy atmosphere, for us to chat and enjoy our food for quite an amount of time. The interior was beautiful, and it was overall super comfortable. The servers were kind and recommended certain drinks for us and were helpful. We had a great time and we will be coming back again!
The meal was just great. They handled our party of 12 with ease. Most importantly someone is really doing something right in that kitchen. Every ingredient was incredibly fresh right down to the pomegranate on the rainbow trout. The vegetable platter tray was just really amazing and fresh. Well done!
We went for the afternoon tea which was a great value. We got two full teas for four of us, which was perfect. Everyone got to taste everything. The tea was delicious and they refilled the tea pot with hot water as much as we liked. Their full bar is also available.
The ambiance is so beautiful! The instagram pictures alone make it worthwhile. The mimosas come in beautiful crystal glasses and the silverware is kept in sterling silver julep cups. There is no design detail spared.
Beyond that, the food was so so. The walnut bread with cream cheese icing felt like it was made a week ago and had two dots of icing on it. Very disappointing. The avocado toast was great except for the soft boiled egg on top, which doesn't really fit. So overall, food was okay, but not great or memorable.
The service is very slow. Kind, but very slow.
Overall, I would say it is a place to put on your must go once list!
If you have not yet dined at The Allis, book your reservations today! What a fabulous dinner experience: tasty Vegan plates, lovely service, and a stunning, memorable ambiance.
On Friday night, my sister and I met for a drinks + dinner date night at The Allis. We’ve both heard stellar reviews from the establishment, and after our evening, we fully understand the hype. Think fine dining all upon vintage decor, elegant dinnerware, candlelit tables, couches/pillows, in good company.
Thank you much to The Allis. I’ll be back soon and very soon.
Ambiance and service are top notch (plus, grateful for the Valet). My group of three enjoyed the charcuterie (Midwest Meat & Cheese) and the lamb meatballs--not to mention our lovely table near the bar and window. The wood fired pizzas on the menu are creative and I love thin crust, but where the flavors of the date and arugula pizza melded well together it was a little off the mark on texture with a flimsy crust and oddly textured mascarpone cheese topping. But don't get me wrong; I very much look forward to returning and trying more items on the menu.
Went for Afternoon Tea. Arrived early, so we started with a cocktail at the bar. The ambience of this place is very cool, comfortable, and relaxing. Great service. The afternoon tea did not WOW, but it was very good. A little disappointed that only one pot of tea was offered (could get extra hot water on existing tea). You will be going here for the experience, not for the vast array of teas, but I knew that going in and would go back again and again. As we were leaving, a woman was curled up on a couch reading a children's sized book about a cat! There was charm everywhere at The Allis. Valet parking was easy ($12 for the duration of our approximate 2 hour stay).
The Allis was one of our favorite experiences from our Chicago weekend. The atmosphere is cozy, the decor is eclectic, the staff is incredibly friendly, and the food is everything we hoped it would be. The neighborhood seems very urban and trendy. It’s not right in the center of the city, but it’s easy to get to. We walked there and rode the train back.
We loved it. Mixed drinks were excellent and the restaurant's ambiance and atmosphere were great. Sofas and large tables were interspersed with smaller tables which gave the feeling of warmth and open space. No two tables felt close together. We had the charcuterie platter which was very generous and very good. The pizzas (from the wood oven stove) were also outstanding. We did have to walk up a staircase so individuals with disabilities may want to check for elevators. We didn't see one but we weren't looking. Desserts were amazing as well.
Went to the Allis for a business dinner. The ambiance was wonderful, very hip yet cozy. We all ordered something different. I had the french onion soup which was delicious. We had the tuna crudo which was very fresh and tasty. One of my associates had the pot pie and he loved it!
The Allis had a great atmosphere. The high ceilings and chandeliers made for a great setting. The food was good, but great. Our small plates, especially the lamb meatballs, were quite good but our entrees were only okay. Our wine and cocktails were good. We will likely give it another try so that we can sample more small plates, but they will have to step it up to compete with the rest of the neighborhood.
This is my second time to the Allis. It was marathon weekend so called and let them know getting there on time for reservation was iffy. Thankfully, it was not as busy as last time. We had a really nice meal in a comfortable casual setting. Service was slow at the start but then picked up as we got our coffee and food. Second round of coffee was cold and they fixed it asap for us. Food was good but not quite on par with the last time I had eaten here, they seemed off their groove somehow this time around. Still a welcome little gem - love the ambiance and food was still good.
As always, service was slow but the food and drinks were spot on. It never fails, whether I sit inside or outside that it will take more than 5 minutes to be acknowledged once the hostess seats us. Just a glass of water within a few minutes would be nice. Is that too much to ask for? Our server, although pleasant and kind, was MIA for very long periods of time. I was never offered more hot water for my tea which he stated he'd do when describing how afternoon tea works. We sat with empty cocktails for quite a while before being asked by someone completely different if we would like another round. I really wish the service was up to par with the delicious, fresh food and lovely cocktails and bubbles. I hope that service becomes more of a priority for this fine establishment or I will be enjoying my cocktails and wine at many of the other options nearby.
Our waiter was smug and overbearing. He circled the table like a hawk to get us to leave, but the place was virtually empty. I was so disappointed with how he treated us... it seemed like he treated us poorly solely because we were new to the city. It was a wonderful experience otherwise. Afternoon tea should be relaxing and full of enjoyment, but I felt rushed and stressed.
Lovely lunch menu with good options for vegetarians; the charred cauliflower with haloumi on pita is great, but the accompanying salad (as was the case for all who had the house salad in our group) was too soggy and too heavy on the dressing. Service could be ore attentive.
We had lunch on a Friday. The lunch menu was excellent. The food was tasty and math fresh ingredients. Our server was charming, attentive, and very thoughtfuL. The decor had feel of a library in a club. He vibe was definitely young hipster professional meets urban socialite. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go back!
The place is beautiful, a really bright and open space that's perfectly appointed. I was instantly impressed, though my experience went a bit downhill from there.
I was there for lunch and ordered the burrata pizza and the halloumi and grilled cauliflower pita pocket. The pizza was okay and the pita pocket was pretty tasty, but they were served on a really tiny wooden board which made it awkward and messy to eat since both items barely fit on it. Fillings from the pita pocket fell off onto the table every time I'd set it back down onto the wooden board. As for the pizza, it wasn't served cut so having to cut the pizza into slices on a tiny little wooden board with a dull butterknife was pretty annoying. I also ordered their juice which was a bit of a disappointment since it was just bottled juice. Their juice was labeled as "house press" on their menu which would have you believe it would be freshly pressed there, but that didn't seem to be the case.
The place is beautiful though. I probably wouldn't go back for a meal, but it'd certainly be an attractive spot to grab some drinks or coffee/tea.
We came from Ohio and I brought my friend to The Allis because of the great ambiance and vibe. I had never eaten there, only had drinks. The food was great but the service was really slow and that took away from the experience. It seemed like out poor waitress was responsible for too much and that isn't fair to her or the guests.
Was so excited for afternoon tea following an experience in London but was disappointed. Do not go expecting the same caliber of experience and delectables. The price was very steep relative to the amount of food we received, and it wasn't as ceremonial as I had hoped and expected. I would return to explore other options but would not get high tea at The Allis as the value was not worth it. I think they would do better not to advertise it as such, compensate with more food, or lower the price.
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