The Allis

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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 & 1/2 of select bottles of wine, 6pm - 9pm

For Parties of 10 or more please email reservations.theallis@sohohouse.com

All Afternoon Tea reservations must be booked by phone. Please call (312) 521-8000 Afternoon Tea Hours, 2pm - 4pm

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Wine & Jazz Tuesdays

Enjoy live Jazz in the Allis while sipping on 1/2 off select bottles of wine.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 11, 2020

Ends: February 12, 2119

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-10:00PM

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EL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We went for afternoon tea. The service was extremely slow. During that time (about 1 1/2 hours) we had THREE waiters and all of them were slow. They were also very skim with the tea sandwiches.

TG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, beautiful setting. Went for brunch and food was good too.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

May be my expectations were too high after reading all the great reviews, but I was so disappointed in this place. Food is below average

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst service, terrible food. All around miserable experience. Second straight time this happened here. I’ll never go here again. So many better places in the West Loop.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

It’s was amazing but I will say service not too great..

OS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. We were served inedible food and the service was horrendous. I will never be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was great! Very cute and trendy. Our waiter Brian was so nice and helpful. Our food was just ok but we had great wine.

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chic! So clean. Great drink and food options!

K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Unfortunately, the waiter was extremely inattentive.

D
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous space, good food, great service. Afternoon tea is a must! We went for restaurant week & were not disappointed. Will definitely be back!

e
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked it a lot. good food, service, ambience, flexibility,etc.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellence at its best!!! Thank you and yes I will return

MB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday with daughter and son-in-law over brunch this past Sunday. It was our first time at The Allis. We had a fabulous experience from the ambiance ,service to the food. I ordered tea and commented on the beautiful teapot that my water came in . Our waitress mentioned they have tea time daily from 2-4pm. As we were leaving our brunch we saw many people having tea with delicious looking baked goods. We’ll definitely be back for that!

AA
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch in a gorgeous setting! Went with girlfriends and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered (avo toast and breakfast wrap were standouts...also the breakfast potatoes were delish!). The ambience is just perfect and I would highly recommend for both brunch and afternoon tea!

JD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food is way overpriced. Salad is nothing but leaves with vinaigrette. I would not recommend for dinner.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We went for restaurant week and, even though the place was pretty slow, our food seemed like it had been sitting under the heat lamp for awhile. They definitely needed more wait staff on. But the half off bottle of wine on Tuesday’s was great!

NT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe and ambiance. We chose their restaurant week menu, which was outstanding with the exception of the pork belly, which was entirely too fatty. The octopus salad and bronzino were phenomenal!! Service was very good, although there was a change in servers just as dessert was served and we waited over 10 minutes for our coffee. Overall fabulous. Would love to go back again.

JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good though a bit overpriced. Service was really lacking.

A
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

The warm octopus salad had a very heave sauce that overpowered all of the ingredients. We couldn't finish it. The rest of the food was okay, but generally too salty for our taste. The mixed drink menu was all of eight items with no other list. If you knew what you wanted they could make that though.

The volume of the music made it incredibly hard to have a conversation without feeling like we were yelling at eat other. This was upstairs in the restaurant area; the lower lounge area was actually pretty good. In hindsight we should have just gotten a sofa and relaxed down there.

The most redeeming part of the experience was our waiter. He was on top of his game, and kept our water (which we drank a lot of) topped off and checked in just enough to not be overbearing. That's the only reason this place gets two stars.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A casual lunch out with my wife we were in the area and had never been here before. The atmosphere was nice, the server was good and the food was very good!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went for high tea. Ambiance and teas are amazing, but that was it. Service was slow and they seemed annoyed. We had to ask where our tea tier of food was and waitress apologized for that not being put in her order. The food was sub par. I was disappointed in the food and experience. Would not return for high tea maybe just drinks at the bar because hopefully they can’t mess that up.

KJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Wondering if there is a new chef. Menu changed to all a la carte and my favorite halloumi and charred cauliflower was very mediocre.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

An immense amount of salt in the food.

AL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We really enjoyed our first time at The Allis and will be back! The banana bread was great and we all loved the brunch dishes we ordered. The Egg’s Benedict Royale was one of the best salmon benedicts I’ve had. The only issue was our server wasn’t very attentive and we sometimes had to ask for something (coffee, bottle of sparkling wine) twice. However the server who took over for him was really great! Definitely recommend going here!

AW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and set-up of the space! I had the avocado toast which was great with the added spice to take the flavor up a notch! Also, they had oat milk as a substitute for coffee which I appreciated!

MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Allis is a dreamy restaurant with a great quality of food, nice ambiance and location. Love my experience as a whole.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall a good experience, but had to send two of the four things we ordered back cause they weren’t good. But they took them off our bill without us even asking.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bestie and I went for brunch. Always great options for whatever you might craving.

s
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea, great atmosphere, delicious food, totally fun afternoon! Can’t wait to be back in Chicago for another trip to Allis. We saw regular food items being delivered to other tables, those looked great too!

CA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food and tea were excellent. The service was also great. I would say if you
are looking for quiet ambiance this might not be good for you. It was a bit loud.

CT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love The Allis for its ambiance & delicious yet overpriced cocktails. The food has never been great & I’ve been going since they opened. Most recently, I brought my niece in for late lunch and we had burgers that were so salty, they were difficult to eat. Tepid fries with a sauce which was meant to be an Aioli but was all vinegar. The staff always seem overly aloof, but this visit, we had 3 different servers, all unfriendly or unhappy or just kind of rude. Essentially I’ll keep coming back for the beautiful room & cocktails, but will never waste money on their food again, and with all the new options in the West Loop, they might want to step up their game.

ER
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with fresh ingredients & beautifully presented in a great setting !!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Afternoon holiday tea

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow, food was consistent and ambiance is always nice! I recommend ensuring that tea cups are throughly washed as they had very evident tea stains on the inside, which can and should be fixed. Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love here, so cozy.
And food was good quality.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Very beautiful place with okay food but poor service. We had to wait for our coffee about 30 minutes and for our food even longer.

CD
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Afternoon tea with my mom visiting from Canada over the Christmas holidays. Though I made the mistake of booking a 1:45pm reservation (tea service is from 2-4pm on weekends), the Allis graciously accommodated us.

Service was uninspired/spotty and while the snacks served with tea were fresh and decadent, it was weighted heavily on the sweet side (too much so we concluded). Tea service itself was lovely but even getting more hot water was difficult so we gave up and got our bill.

Disappointing because it’s a fun spot with a good ambiance and perhaps better for brunch but on this day, we left wishing we had gone somewhere else for the occasion.

Y
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My niece was in town for the holiday weekend. She had never had the experience of afternoon tea and it was great! Really enjoyed the ambiance, food and tea. I would recommend this place fir afternoon tea and will be back to try dinner the next time!

MH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a family getaway to Chicago and taking my daughter to her first High Tea. The Allis was so beautiful, we loved enjoying all the beautiful decor and style. The tea was wonderful and the food was plentiful! We had leftovers. Everything was wonderful!