The Lakefront Restaurant
Located in the historic Theater on the Lake building at Fullerton, The Lakefront Restaurant is an upscale tavern. Join us and enjoy Midwestern fare made with the freshest choice ingredients. Expect an approachable menu along side breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Our beverage program highlights the craft beer and spirit scene with a diverse wine list. Enjoy views of Lake Michigan from every seat in the house
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cocktails were good. Server was great! Forgot his name, but he had glasses with dark hair.
Fabulous foos and spectacular view So happy they were open
Great server, wonderful cheese plate and hanger steak!
I would love to come back to this place post COVID the food was great!
Saw that the open patio was available and decided to stop for a relaxing lunch on a beautiful Chicago day! The Tomato Bisque was perfect with the delicate cream design on top thoughtfully created. In addition, I ordered the seasonal roasted vegetables, which were just as I ordered...no salt. Mary Jo the Server, was great and checked back with me to confirm the vegetables were what I expected.
This is a nice restaurant and the views are exceptional.
Awesome view and the staff was really friendly! I love this place!
Decent food, great friendly service. I had a reservation for 4:30, got off work early, and they seated us right away.
Great location. Excellent setup with social distancing and heaters for dining when cool. Good selection of food and drinks
Food, ambience & service was delightful -spatial seating & other Covid requirements were well observed & much appreciated.
Great cuisine, friendly service! Beautiful view of the skyline
Great Sunday night out!
One of the best places in Chicago. Looking forward to going again!
This was our first trip to The Lakefront Restaurant but it certainly won’t be our last. Service, food and atmosphere were all excellent!
Our food was horrible. We had the nachos and donut holes. The donut hole were hard as a rock. Nachos were cold, including the cheese sauce and the eggs. There was supposed to be meat and there was absolutely none.
I love this place! It's right next to the lake and you can enjoy great food with an outstanding view and ambiance! The staff is phenomenal, especially with all the Covid-19 necessary precautions They do it RIGHT and I'll be back:)
A great place for “safe” dining during this pandemic. Food is yummy and the service is friendly and good. Am trying to dine here every week.....at least once. Highlight of my week!
Every time we have eaten at the Lake Front restaurant is has been enjoyable and the food was delicious. We have always had great service and dining on the patio with the view of the Chicago skyline is beautiful!
Considering the COVID restrictions their food and service was great. Today’s weather even cooperated
AmaZing view and excellent service!!
Burgers and $3 drafts on Thursdays with a view of the skyline and heaters = all good
Service/ambiance wonderful. Tables are spaced 6 feet, so I felt comfortable. Two of us had the chicken southwest salad........don't do it! Old, dark meat chicken, couple of black beans, shredded carrots, not tasty at all. We were being treated by friends and didn't want to make a fuss. Their food though they said was delicious.
Very limited menu with lots of heavily spiced salads and main courses.
The food at the Theater on the Lake Restaurant is consistently great. They have innovative ideas and classic food. Make sure to try the deviled eggs.... But one of the great parts of dining there is the view and the enjoyment of being just off the lake! Cheers.
We went to their outdoor patio right after indoor dining was ordered closed. Would have been quite nice if it were not so windy. The choices were the patio with either a fire table (only 2) or propane heaters that were not very effective in the wind. They also have a tent on the lake side of restaurant with heaters, but while it looked cozy, I was hesitant about the air flow.
Food was good. Servers were attentive and kept re-lighting the propane. Would definitely go there again.
Open-faced omelet was very tasty - great roasted vegetables on top - but smashed potatoes had no flavor. I had to ask my server twice for more coffee - it was never offered.
great view, great service, drinks were delicious and so was the food
Did not know that neither lunch nor dinner specials were offered during the 3 to 5 pm time... Could not get what we wanted.
The setting is fabulous.
We 3 enjoyed our meals. Limited menu because of Covid, but well done.
The Lakefront is great for a casual get-together. It’s affordable, with a very low-frills menu. Perfectly paired with a walk along the lakefront.
Love love love the venue. The food, especially the deviled eggs!! YUM YUM food and wine!! Spectacular views!!
location was awesome with a great view, cleanliness was perfect, wait staff very professional and accomodating and the food superb (especially the desserts). have told others and highly recommend this as MUST go to place.
Highly recommend! Sat inside for the first time and felt comfortable as the restaurant is quite large so distancing is good. Excellent food and service.
So good to be back!....Still great food, liquor and service....Nicole took great care of us.
Fantastic outdoors setting to bike or walk to. Parking is kinda far away but there is a valet available. Overall service was outstanding. I wish I'd ordered something other than one of the specials, Hanger Steak, which was not very good. We will definitely be back though.
My birthday was spent well!! The service was absolutely amazing and the food was so delicious.
The view was beautiful right on the lakefront and the food was great
Great to have this dining option on the lake. Will definitely return:) Everything was very tasty...keep up the good work!
Excellent! The staff went out of their way to change our table when we were not happy with it.
The food was a little on the cool side when we got it but very tasty just the same.
The evening was windy making us a bit chilly as well.
Would be very happy to come again with nicer weather.
The Lakefront Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.