The Allis

4.5
785 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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

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.

Valid:
Sun 3:00PM-10:00PM
Monday-Thu 3:00PM-10:00PM

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

What 785 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
e
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
LB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
SL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great venue for afternoon tea, very comfortable without being at all stuffy. Really enjoyed and will be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
RN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for a unique start to the day. This place is a little gem ....

Report
Helpful
JT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
KJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
KC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is great. Awesome vibe and decor.

Report
Helpful
SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
LD
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting out of town. Excellent restaurant and atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, table was lit by candlelight. Cute date spot for small bites and good drinks.

Report
Helpful
LA
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
VH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and ambience are great, the service unfortunately was extremely slow although there were hardly any guests.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! Great food and service!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional High Tea with a twist...Unique atmosphere; knowledgeable, pleasant service; good food items (ample servings).

Report
Helpful
C
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food. Service was good.

Report
Helpful
AR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

THE TABLE WAS SOOOO SITCKY AND DURTY THAT MY JACKET WS STICKING TO IT....CLEAN THE PLACE UP!!!

Report
Helpful
HC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this spot, great vibe and service. Food portions are big.

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
MM
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Brunch is limited and over priced. Drinksare nothing to brag about and over priced! Will never bother to go again.

Report
Helpful
HM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

Report
Helpful
JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks, great ambiance

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Food,ambiance, and staff were great!

Report
Helpful
MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for a date

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

Had afternoon tea for the 1st time and it was great!

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
BU
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The place is gorgeous but unfortunately service and food was below average.

Report
Helpful
V
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
20