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Just For You Filet and Lobster - The Palm Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Palm Chicago

4.5
4.5
2121 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Wherever you join us, The Palm will always feel like home. Known as the go-to place for classic Italian fare, prime steaks, fresh jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters and an extensive wine list since 1926. Located in the luxurious Swissotel, The Palm has long been a favorite to Chicagoans. Regulars include members of the Chicago Bulls and Bears as well as Chicago's political notables. The Palm is both sophisticated and welcoming to generations of guests, all of whom are treated like family from the moment they walk in the door.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 616-1000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Michaels
  • Catering
    You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.
  • Private party facilities
    We approach every private dining gathering as an opportunity to showcase The Palm’s signature hospitality, fantastic food, professional dining atmosphere and personalized service.
  • Private party contact
    Emily O'Leary: (872) 270-5495
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cross street
    One Block East of Columbus
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Entertainment
    Patio available for Groups
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,121 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,121 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for special occasions. Amazing food and staff.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong with the Power Lunch. Great staff and atmosphere.

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  3. Andre

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had very high expectations and this fell so short. With the amount of money this place chargers we were expecting a great meal. It was awful good was below average. I would not recommend going!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and always amazing staff. Never disappoints.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service. Nice place to entertain your clients.

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  6. TerryH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner we had 10 people and service was excellent

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were treated like royalty. Luis was an amazing server. Our meal was beyond compare. We celebrated our anniversary with a great celebration. Thank you Palm.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is absolutely amazing and the food. The food. The food.

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  9. DanielB

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing steak house!!! Good view… Totally worth it!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was awesome, wish I could say the same About the food. For appetizers we had crab cake and Caesar salad, it was okay. For our entrées. We had 8 ounce fillet, mashed potatoes, and the shrimp scampi. Food was very bland no flavor at all! Very Disappointed!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking to add dessert, Tiramisu was delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Louis was a fabulous server and our food was presented well and prepared perfectly. Thanks for a fabulous night!

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  13. AngelaArmb

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thomas (our waiter, he usually waits on us when we sit in the booths in the bar) is awesome. (Might be spelled Tomas…) He’s super attentive, professional and warm and friendly.

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  14. RobertP

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant for reasonable priced steaks. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Definitely coming back again soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Their Basic burger is very good. Chicken parm sandwich was just ok. Wonderful service and very good value

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  16. DarcyG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    When I think of the Palm, I think upscale, special occasion steak house. This location is quite tired and while the servers made strong efforts, the level of service and the quality of the food did not match up to the expectations set by the Palm reputation and the menu pricing. We chose the Palm for a special occasion dinner, but will not be back. There is a high competition in Chicago for fine dining restaurants and the Palm seems to be thriving on transient hotel guests and a less expensive happy hour.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day

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  18. Craze

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good as always at The Palm. Excellent food, sophisticated atmosphere and superb service.

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  19. JBro

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for restaurant week lunch. Got the “steak alla stone” which is billed as a 6oz prime NY cut, which sounds like a steak. Server said it’s a steak on a bed of onions. The order comes out and it was some cut up beef pan seared, a couple of grilled onions on a hamburger bun. NOTHING AT ALL LIKE DESCRIBED IN THEIR MENU. So, disappointed. I would’ve said something but l was taking my father out for his birthday and didn’t want to make a scene. Also, the Caesar Salad was literally eight pieces of lettuce and four croutons. I couldn’t believe it. Server had a rude attitude as well. Would not visit again. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meatball appetizer and calamari were outstanding. I had a Prime NY Strip and it was cooked to perfection! The dessert was delicious too!

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  21. JaniceL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such great attentive service .. from the host to the bar to the waitress:)

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  22. pramilat

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Restaurant week for birthday lunch! They accommodated special vegetarian pasta dish for one of family member. Enjoyed

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  23. DavidA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and Tomas and his partner were excellent. We had a great experience.

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  24. GaryCo

    Manitoba

    479 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    479 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salads and the steak were excellent as usual. The waiter and help staff were very polite and attentive!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing, food, and great atmosphere. 

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great tasting food, and great atmosphere.

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  27. SandraM

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business happy hour, awesome service and chicken slider

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  28. Donna

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food and the restaurant is beautiful. The steak was outstanding

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  29. EP17

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good place to have lunch or dinner! The bar is also vibrant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First off, the host was rude upon my arrival. I showed up 10 minutes prior to my reservation time and then waited an extra 15 minutes afterwards. My water glass was dirty, they didn’t provide their restaurant week menu, and then after I finally received it, they told me there were only a few options left on it. I got the 6oz filet entree medium rare, which came out more rare so I just asked to quickly cook it a little longer. It took 10 minutes for them to do that. The restaurant wasn’t that busy at all. And when it came out, the host made condescending comments. I provided my card and just wanted to get out of there. The waiter charged my card and then I noticed there was an up charge. I let him know that that was not confirmed with me. He said there’s nothing that they can do except offer a dessert. I said no. I was not satisfied with the customer service.

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  31. KiaT

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for restaurant week. They barely had anything on the menu. We ended up with something we really didn’t want. Food wasn’t good

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Best branzino anywhere. Service was a bit off without bread plates or side plates or appetizer plates. Oh, or share plates. But did I mention the Branzino!!!! Yum.

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  33. SuzanneJ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I really enjoyed dining at The Palm. The food was amazing!

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  34. BrianK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the evening- great service and delicious food!

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  35. JamesG

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and stellar service. Highly recommended.

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  36. KarenJF

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We dined twice before and the food was great! So, we decided to return. It was not good.I don't like doing bad reviews. But I hope it will help improve service. The first course was delivered fast! The Jumbo shrimp with Bruno Sauce was very good! But we noticed the shrimp had not been de-veined. Our main course, Lamb and Prine Rib, took 20 minutes to arrive! Lamb chops were good. The steak was undercooked. The tablespoon of risotto and 8 green beans were a bit modest. The Mac & Cheese was not cheesy. But a pasta sprinkled with parmesan and bacon. We ordered mash potatoes. But received fries and hashbrowns. All were barely warm. Everything was re-fired. We never received a water refill. Desert and Expresso Martini were good. The manager did speak to us. And 3 other tables as others were really upset too. He did not offer any suggestions or consideration of the issues as he did the other tables. We really like the Palm. But they did not do good for Christmas. I'm sorry and disappointed.

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  37. Alichia

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen was struggling, we along several tables had to send several items back and wait far too long for correct dishes. Servers seemed understaffed and couldn’t keep up. Hot mess for a holiday/birthday outing, won’t be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My most recent experience with The Palm Chicago was most unsatisfying. I had a Saturday afternoon lunch. For which I had done about three weeks prior and at that time the service was good and food was excellent. However, upon returning to The Palm Chicago after raving about my previous experience was unsatisfactory! I chose to do order of the pri fix lunch menu. My daughter ordered the same thing. We even added mashed potatoes. Upon being seated we waited about 20 minutes for a server. Mind you we were the only ones there at the time, he was useless basically, we had to ask for silverware, no suggestions just the specials, or providing info about a salad in question. It took an awful long time to receive the second course. Steak that my daughter had smelled she said it tasted just liked it smelled. I tried it and told her not to eat it. The added mashed potatoes as well of the steaks were cold upon arriving. Spoke to manager who thought he had resolved the issue by telling us he smelled the steakes before they were cooked. Very shocking! Needless to say the only thing that was taken off the bill were the mashed potatoes. I do not think I’ll go back anytime soon. Service was horrible, food was not fresh and wait time was too long. For a lunch we were there for 2 hours. Very disappointed!!!!

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  39. JamesG

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and stellar service. Highly recommended.

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  40. CareyF

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was great! Travis and our server Jamie were so nice. The Palm has THE best wedge salad and the mushroom gnoochi was wonderful.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Palm Chicago using the Order Online button. The Palm Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Palm Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Palm Chicago

323 East Wacker Drive, At the Swissotel, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    One Block East of Columbus
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Michaels
  • Entertainment
    Patio available for Groups
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 616-1000
  • Catering
    You provide the occasion; we’ll set the scene. Whether you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a business lunch presentation, we’ll work with you to create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to create a positive experience for your valued guests – from the warm greeting they receive on arrival to their last bite of dessert. Visit http://www.thepalm.com/privatedining to start planning your event.
  • Private party facilities
    We approach every private dining gathering as an opportunity to showcase The Palm’s signature hospitality, fantastic food, professional dining atmosphere and personalized service.
  • Private party contact
    Emily O'Leary: (872) 270-5495
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