The Allis

4.4
849 reviews
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$30 and under
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Afternoon Tea
Set in a relaxed and welcoming social space for group dining, meetings and date nights, The Allis is a restaurant and cocktail bar with an expansive art collection and views of Green Street from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Allis is named after the family that commissioned the restaurant's historic West Loop building in 1907. It offers all-day dining, serving egg dishes and house-made pastries for breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch, plus shared plates and entrees for dinner. Afternoon tea is served daily, along with coffee, wine and craft cocktails.

Live music every Tuesday, 6pm - 9pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3pm - 6pm

All Afternoon Tea reservations must be booked by phone. Please call (312) 521-8000

Specials

Weekday Happy Hour Specials

Every weekday, from 3-6pm, enjoy a selection of bites and drinks, priced at $3, $6 and $9.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 28, 2019

Ends: March 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

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OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great! Got the Salmon tower and it was a huge amount of food. Our service is what lacked. She never asked if we wanted refills and ignored us most the time. We tried to get her attention but she would just walk by quickly. I would have had a couple drinks if we could have gotten her attention.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a good time thanks to you!!!! Everything was so cute!!!!

LJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I truly don’t know who they think they are. It might be “SoHo House” but it’s mediocre. Totally average but with humongous ego. Service was terrible and the food was nothing special. Not coming back.

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Server was lacking. Took forever to check out then she said she could either split it or just tell her what each bill would be. So she clearly wasn’t paying attention to our table. She was by for the worst part of this place.

MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great space! Loved the decor and it was a good noise level - perfect for conversation. Only downside was the service was slow. We would have ordered more drinks if he came by more! We also ordered something on the special menu price that was supposed to be $9 but it was $15 on our bill. We had been there for so long and it was so slow to get his attention, we didn’t think it was worth it to try and get it adjusted. So it was a good experience overall, just needs more attentive service.

u
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Usually a really good brunch place, but was really underwhelmed the most recent time I went. We had a reservation but weren't seated until 20-25 minutes past, and only after we asked. After we got our food, we weren't given cutlery until we had to ask for that as well.

JC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch spot. Tasty food in reasonable portions with gracious service.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, Yes, Yes!! Amazing food! Great Service! Beautiful Atmosphere!
We will be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The parking should have been validated if you are eating at the restaurant.

LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We went for a work team outing and had a pretty terrible experience. We were seated in the lobby of the hotel vs. in the restaurant, it took us about 15 minutes to be greeted, another 30+ minutes to get our drinks and then we had to ask to place and order for appetizers and again for dinner. Our server was completely aloof, the vibe was terrible and while the food was okay... it was already a tainted experience and I will never return.

And also... when you make your reservation on OpenTable they ask if you want cookies. I said sure, that's kinda cool that they do that. Well then we didn't get them. When I asked the server seemed super frustrated and said we could only get two (there were five of us) and that she has no way of knowing that we marked yes to the cookies on our reservation. It was the silliest thing... that we would have never cared about... but the way she handled was totally inappropriate. The cookies did finally come, and everyone loved them. But that was just weird.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service here is so slow and inattentive and the food is very mediocre.

WH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed breakfast. Will definitely visit again next time we are in the city.

RK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a cute setup for an afternoon tea but I have gone to other afternoon teas that provided a lot more value for your money. You get a few selections of small bites, which were good but not amazing. Overall, it was cute, it was a chic spot, but the amount of food you get and the taste of it wasn't worth the $$$

MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waiter did not know the menu at all. He seemed so new that he was even unable to open up a bottle of wine. Then proceed to drip the wine all over the place. He then disappeared for about 30 mins. Another waiter came to help us during that time who was much more knowledgeable. Menu was just “meh”. Think our experience would’ve been much different with a different waiter. Will not be going back to see though.

K
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Milanese was exceptional. Great burger and salads. Loved the atmosphere and service was top- notch.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and super comfortable table. Ideal for a single diner.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots of flies

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Afternoon Tea. It was a great place to pass a lovely Saturday afternoon.

J
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the food is great, but the service is below average for being inattentive to customers most of the time.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The interior design was beautiful and the staff were very friendly however the food was extremely over priced for what was served. Portions were very small with no sides and the food was of mediocre quality. The eggs Benedict is 16$, yet it includes no sides and it tastes the same as the eggs Benedict that you can get at a nice breakfasts place ( with a side) for 12$.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it!!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance with sofas and mixed seating.

a
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The Allis really need to do something about all fruit flies - this was not the first time I had to shoo them away the entire time while eating.

s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good but the service was awkward/disorganized.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Simple delicious food in perfect portion to ensure room for dessert.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was really tasty and nicely done. This is not a typical restaurant. More like a bar with a menu. The rooftop garden is the place to be on a sunny day. Located in a fun neighborhood.

NW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and fairly good food. Great for relaxing with a drink and lots of great picture opportunities with the beautiful decor.

AV
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of this place! The furniture, the menu (smoked salmon tower!), and the coffee were all fabulous. Would come back for brunch again or for evening cocktails!

Z
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool place! In love with the interior design, delicious food 👌🏻

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to the Allis - although it is pretty booked with reservations they always try their best to accommodate with seating options. But we reserved a table, the server was very friendly and talkative and the food never disappoints. I'll continue going back and I'll always recommend it as a cozy/chic spot with great food

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Super cute and photogenic environment. Food was good and came out quickly. My friend had an issue with her dish but the manager took care of it. I would def come back again.

n
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place good vibe highly recommend

PL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had both breakfast and dinner. Food is excellent and nice variety. The ambiance is superb, relaxed and elegant, "Homey" feeling. The staff is attentative.

JD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The place looked cute inside but it seemed nice out so we opted to sit outside. It was nice until it started to rain and NO ONE EVEN CAME OUT TO CHECK ON US. We ended up moving our food and TABLES to get into a position to not get wet. (It was too hard to figure out how to carry all our small plates and drinks inside on our own.) Food was fine but our server was not. Just got back and realized he put 2 different appetizers in the same to-go box so now it's all mixed up together in there. NOT the level of service I expect for restaurants in this area. I don't plan to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

El ambiente muy bonito y elegante. La comida bastante básica y nada sobresaliente.

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T
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome and the setting was outstanding.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was pretty average for brunch. I felt like the avocado toast was missing something and a little too lemony and the chicken sausage was too bland. However the ingredients were very fresh and the ambience is so great and the cocktails are always so good that it is worth going back

JQ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having tea in the lobby. Great vibe great people watching

AB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We sat outside on a nice night and was greeted initially, but then it took over 20 mins to get our drinks and NO one was around to ask for help. Our appetizer came before the drinks. My husbands martini was made wrong and was not even cold by the time we got it. Food was below average in my opinion. Would not go back

a
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

While in Chicago the options for enjoying an English tea are very limited, we chose the Allis for the afternoon tea with great expectation however we had to ask twice to heat the water for the tea (it came lukewarm), the portions of the tower are poor and we only rescue the scons and puddings, the attention, good

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