The Lakefront Restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are for 90 minutes.
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. $10 Valet Parking is available (cash only). Dogs are not allowed at our venue.
- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Lettuce, tomato, ranch and brioche.
Old Bay Shrimp Ceviche
Citrus-Cured old bay shrimp, avocado mousse and tortilla chips.
Greens, cucumber, pickled onion and cherry tomato.
Great “avocado mousse” also elotes and Pablo was very nice !
Excellent service, nice view and great food! Tables had adequate spacing to accommodate Covid protections.
Everything was great had a lil mistake happen with food but overall was fine place
Lovely location right on the lake. The food was yummy and the staff very attentive.
I frequented the theatre often as a child with my father who worked there for many years..I was so excited to go back and relive some childhood memories..I'm happy to say I was not disappointed and once more the little girl in me was taken back to those nights on the lake years ago..the food..staff and entire evening was above and beyond delightful!
Wonderful atmosphere and staff, yummy food, a bit pricy but made up for by the lake and city views and great service. They have valet! What a treat after a trip to LPZ :)
Most enjoyable! I come here often with various family and friends- everyone always loves it!
Setting outside was has the best view. Everyone was very friendly
The service is excellent. The view of the lake and city is amazing. I would definitely recommend the place to my friends.
Vistas and wonderful food awaits you. We have been to this restaurant both outside and inside. It never fails to delight.
This was our second visit to the Lakefront Restaurant, this time on their patio.
The fish and chips were as perfect as the first time. While the tomato bisque is the best tomato soup you will ever eat, a decision will have to be made whether there will be room for the crème brûlée, another superb offering, a silken custard underneath that tasty caramelized sugar crust.
This restaurant is a rare combination of a lovely lakefront setting, excellent food and attentive service. You'll love it!
Jason our server was fabulous!
Surprisingly good and generous food in a fabulous location along the lake.
Delicious shrimp sandwich in a beautiful setting on the lakefront.
The venue--especially the outdoor seating on a lovely summer afternoon--is just wonderful. Level of service was great. Menu is limited in scope, pretty typical for post Covid, the dish I had (tomato bisque soup + grilled cheese) was competently executed, the soup was very good and definitely overshadowed the grille cheese.
Bottom line, less than 5 stars is all about the menu, but the venue is near irresistible.
A terrific place and experience. Highly recommended.
A lovely place to lunch or dine. We sat outside under an umbrella, and there is a section of the building with an overhang which also had tables in the shade. The lake view is grand as are the boats sailing by. There are folks walking along the shore and bikers on the and bike paths. Parking was easy right in front of the restaurant. Our party of five each ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal. Service was great. We plan to go back and enjoy this restaurant on the lake soon.
This is a great place to enjoy the lake. If you are going for dinner, the food is nothing special. It's basically good bar food and nice drinks.
Ambience and view incredible. Food was abundant and quite good for bar type food.
Great location on the lake. Food was good and reasonably priced for what I ordered (bacon, fresh fruit, smash potatoes). They only serve brunch until 3 on weekends and don’t change over to dinner/regular menu until then. I don’t always want brunch foods all day long on the weekends, wish places wouldn’t do this!
Great service and food - definitely going to go back!
We had reservations for 6 but was accommodated for a surprise guest. We already reviewed the menu,.so we placed the orders in immediately as to make the most of our time.
The food and service were impeccable. My sister was surprised with a proposal and the staff celebrated them with complimentary champagne and cake. We will definitely look into the venue space for their wedding.
Sat outside and the weather was overcast but otherwise was a great experience, the food was good as well as the service.
Overall pricey for food. Hanger steaks tough to chew. Appetizers somewhat expensive for small portions. Salmon good.
We went for a late lunch. The menu was limited. We had fish & chips with fries, bloody Mary and key lime pie for desert. The fries were a little over cooked and hard. But overall everything was good.
Great evening. Appreciated outdoor seating. Wait staff was superb!
Sit outside, weather permitting. It’s a beautiful, peaceful scene out there with the lake right in front of you and the big skyscrapers across the way.
Can't beat the view! Food was delicious and the service could not have been better!
We loved it!! Can’t wait to go again on a sunny day
the churro french toast was cold
Our only critique is the churro French toast appeared burnt, even though it wasn’t. Tasted fine, but appearance was not great. Drinks are way too pricey.
Staff was good!
The views are outstanding and the service was great; very knowledgeable waitress.
Great lunch by the lake. Beautiful views and access to the lake is a few steps away for an afternoon stroll. The food was great! The brisket dip was awesome and so were the fish and chips. Their alcohol selection was top notch.
High marks on everything , except the outdoor seating could use some plants/ flowers etc, With all the money put into the building, why not some landscaping. The view of the city and lake are great but outdoor area seems cold and unfinished. Also, food prices fair, but wine a little pricey. Hanger staek preparation was great!
Great atmosphere along the lake. Wish the seats were a bit more comfortable, but overall it was great. Laura was an EXCELLENT waitress!
great spot for family or friends. The patio for outdoor seating is wonderful wear socks to prevent fly biting of the ankles. The indoor seating is beautiful with great views.
Excellent! We sat outside. Beautiful view of the lake. Excellent food! I had the cauliflower tacos and they were amazing! My friends had the shrimp ceviche and they loved it too. It’s my second time dining here and I will definitely go back!
Wonderful view, food and service. We love it here.
Fabulous room. Great wine and beer selections. Lunch menu was decent. I was disappointed in my salad but I wouldn't hesitate to go back and give it another try!
I've been wanting to try this spot for a while, and it did not disappoint! I recommend the shrimp roll and the elotes - both were flavorful and so tasty. The cucumber spice margarita was also a hit, but they have a wide range of adult beverages to choose from. I lucked out getting seated where I had a full view of Lake Michigan!
The Lakefront Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 770 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.