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
Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Our Treat
Treat yourself to our house favorite cookies -- on us.
Book your table and receive a complimentary order of salted chocolate chip cookies to end your meal.
Terms and Conditions: one order per reservation, with purchase of a meal.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: February 28, 2019
Ends: March 1, 2118
Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-10:00PM
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
ambiance is beautiful, you would think you're walking into a restaurant with $60+ main dishes, yet much cheaper meals than that. service is create, bars upstairs had fun energy. Altogether, an amazing restaurant.
Gret ambience, a little too noisy but overall great service and the food was very good. We ordered the burgers, steak frites and the chicken. Will definitely be back soon. I love the concept of the restaurant.
I had high hopes for this place because of great reviews. Why this place got anything above a 2 star is beyond me!!! My mother and I had a TERRIBLE time here with serious lack of service, the poor quality of afternoon tea and food.
First of all, I indicated that we were doing Mother’s day couple of days late So I requested a private, good table for tea on the phone as well as on Open Table.
We had a reservation at 2:30, so we got to Allis around 2:22. No one was available at the front, and 3 servers were all passing us by and just staring for about 10 minutes. The bell desk agent at the Soho House stepped in and said “you know, by now, it’s probably good idea to just choose your own seating.” I said I have a afternoon tea reserved, and had to hail down a server. She proceeded to ask for my name, checked it on the tablet, and proceeded to give me a lunch menu.
I told her we are there for Afternoon tea, and she goes “oh” and gets new menus. Then she asks me to wait to have the table prepped. This was now about 15 min after our arrival. There were hardly any people, and only 2 tables of 1-2 people on the first floor eating or drinking. Few others were just lounging with their laptops (so, no. They were NOT busy).
Then we were escorted upstairs where we were seated right by the stairs. Not private, not cozy, and kind of dirty. Apparently there is some remodeling going on on the second floor, so the whole time we had to listen to banging, sawing, hammers, drills, etc. about 15 ft away from our table in front of their kitchen!!!!
We had to hail down a server, who didnt greet or come to us, order and never get our food, just our tea. Asked for our food and was only given for one person, then hail down a Manager who went to check and brought us the second person’s food after 25 minutes of the first one. Never refilled on any water or tea water, the food was dried up and gross, the tea was tea bag (yuck). We barely had 1/3 of the meal and asked for our check.
This was a great venue for afternoon tea, very comfortable without being at all stuffy. Really enjoyed and will be back.
Everyone was really nice and service was quick. We did stay for awhile and our server was so sweet along with the rest of the staff. We also showed up a bit late and they were so understanding and nice
Probably the best brunch/breakfast I have had....from menu selection, to presentation of the delicious food and drink on the beautiful plates/tableware, to the ambiance and historic décor to the beautiful light coming in through the floor to ceiling windows. Best recommendation and a must visit while in Chicago. We will definitely be back next time we are in the city!
Love this place for a unique start to the day. This place is a little gem ....
It is a pretty place to dine in, but that’s it. The food was just fine and definitely not worth the money. Me and my friend were arranged to sit next to each other on a double couch. Who would sit like this when you are having lunch with your friend? Overall, I was really disappointed after seeing all the good review online.
Awesome place to hang out with friends! Excellent people watching and amazingly attentive staff for how busy it was! The only thing is the noise level is high, so if you have any trouble hearing, this is not a great place at a busy time. On less busy times though it would be great for anyone! Can’t wait to go back!
The service was very sparse, which is usually fine, but I’ve never had it happen where no one comes to check on the table for over an hour. The food was great! My friend and I had salads and a mezze plate and it was delicious. Really nice and complex flavors. the cocktails were great—highly recommend the Eastern Standard. The vibe was great, the hostess was really accommodating and friendly, and she helped us find a table that would have enough space for us to work on our laptops. The service really messed it up for me honestly, especially as the restaurant wasn’t that busy... it’s a shame. I’ll be back because I like the coffee and drinks, but definitely won’t be among my first options.
Great experience, much better than my last experience at Allis. Service was amazing, prompt and friendly. Food was amazing and ambiance great as normal. Favorite spot to take clients!
The place is so beautiful. It has this industrialistic style, semi finished look. Upon entering the place, you’ll be greeted by the receptionist. Best to do a reservation online. We were seated upstairs. It’s a little dark compared downstairs but it’s still a good vibe. There’s 5 in our group. Food is superb!! I ordered Salmon Bagel, super super good! Huge portion. Smoked salmon is just right-not too salty, capers is good, i had the everything bagel. Pickled onion and pickles blend well with the rest. It’s actually good for 2-3 people. Huge portion really and super super good:) My partner ordered french toast, super soft. The rest of the group ordered kale salad, egg sandwich and burger. We enjoyed the rest of our time there chatting and having a good time:) Downstairs, it’s more for cocktails and chitchat. Either way, both floors were awesome. I didn’t expect that the place is nothing more than just it’s beautiful decor. Food-flavor, plating, price was awesome as well! I highly recommend this place! You should book now!!
Place is great. Awesome vibe and decor.
So we ordered appetizers and drinks. And the server really never returned for us to get entrees. After about an hour of enjoying the remainder of our cocktails we paid and headed to another restaurant for dinner. Still a great place!
Visiting out of town. Excellent restaurant and atmosphere!
Beautiful decor, table was lit by candlelight. Cute date spot for small bites and good drinks.
Everything was fine until my date arrived, and he did not like the table. We were told we could not move upstairs even though the place was not busy. We never received the free cookies we were promised by booking through open table. The food took a very long time to arrive and was cold. A large table of ladies came and starting drinking a lot of wine, they were so loud and we would have liked to move away from them.
The food and ambience are great, the service unfortunately was extremely slow although there were hardly any guests.
This place is amazing! Great food and service!
Traditional High Tea with a twist...Unique atmosphere; knowledgeable, pleasant service; good food items (ample servings).
Great scene -- laid back environment for a fashionable crowd. Great for us girls! Excellent craft cocktails and munchies, though not all tables would be easy to eat a full meal, if that's what you are looking for. In fact, with a hard to pin down waiter and great drinks, our dinner turned into just cocktails and conversation. Too bad for the restaurant!
Great experience and food. Service was good.
THE TABLE WAS SOOOO SITCKY AND DURTY THAT MY JACKET WS STICKING TO IT....CLEAN THE PLACE UP!!!
Absolutely loved this spot, great vibe and service. Food portions are big.
Went in for pre-dinner cocktails, great service and drinks. Would definitely be back for the awesome look of the place and the people that work there.
Great cocktails. The buratta was very god too. The burger was not cooked to the right temp and the other dishes were just okay. The ambiance is really cool and the cocktails were very tasty though!
The staff was exceptional and everyone from the hostess who was mid training someone to our server who was an absolute doll was a pleasure to be around! The food was as always superb and I’ll always come back... not to post anything on instagram or Twitter or Facebook because that is for THOTs seeking attention but because The Allis is putting out a quality product by a dedicated and professional staff. I have seen people dine there in order to post pictures to IG, Twitter and FB and to be incredibly rude to staff members and to other guests... but honestly it’s a really fun place to go any time and I would recommend it for any occasion any time!
Brunch is limited and over priced. Drinksare nothing to brag about and over priced! Will never bother to go again.
Been here 5-6 times, and every time the hosts are incredibly rude here, especially during busier times. They generally give me a hard time with open table reservations and won’t seat people, even if there are ample tables available. I know this because I can look around and see that there are ample tables available yet they won’t seat people. The servers and bartenders are pretty friendly, if you end up getting seated or post up at the bar. The ambience and crowd aren’t bad, but because of crappy hosts, I probably won’t be coming back here.
I love the Allis, but this time I felt like my waitress forgot about us. She disappeared for ~20 minutes when we were looking for a new drink. Love this place but will be expecting better next time!
The food and ambiance was lovely, but I was frustrated with their planning. I booked a table at 5pm for my sister’s birthday and indicated through Open Table that we were celebrating her birthday. However, halfway through our meal they made us relocate because they had to set up a DJ booth. I wish they had planned ahead and seated us elsewhere originally because it was annoying for our evening to be disrupted while we were trying to have a special celebration.
Good drinks, great ambiance
Birthday lunch. Food,ambiance, and staff were great!
Food was cold. We ordered the beef pot pie, my fiancé thought the flavor was amazing but the beef part was cold. I asked if he wanted to say something to the waiter but he was hungry so we didn’t. My sister her onion French soup looked beautiful and delicious, it was yummy she said, but there wasn’t any liquid on it just a lot of onions, bread and cheese. Drinks were amazing decor was beautiful.
Great place for a date
Had afternoon tea for the 1st time and it was great!
I went w/ friends for brunch on Sunday. We were seated on time, however, it took the waitress over 10 minutes to acknowledge us (she did apologize). We ordered coffees right away and that took at least 15 mins. Each of our meals came out at separately. The last dish arrived more than 5 minutes after the first 3. Doesn't sound like a lot but we all waited b/c we didn't want to eat until all of us had our food. We ordered more coffee w/ our meals. We were brought new cups b/c some of us had lattes the first go around. That took more than 10 minutes and this was regular coffee. The food was amazing and the atmosphere beautiful. I have been here numerous times and this was the first time I experienced poor service. The waitress was very nice but the woman (maybe a hostess) who was running food and bringing coffee was a little snooty.
The place is gorgeous but unfortunately service and food was below average.
Service was slow. Had a reservation and they sat us at a tiny little table in the lobby that barely fit our coffee cups when we came for a full brunch. Would have appreciated a table upstairs and better service