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Whispers at Oak Street Beach, Chicago, IL

Whispers at Oak Street Beach

4.2
4.2
198 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Whispers at Oak Street Beach is the only restaurant & beach bar in Chicago that is situated directly on the water. At Whispers, guests get the best of both worlds: perfect views of Lake Michigan against the backdrop of Chicago’s spectacular skyline.

** The restaurant will operate on a first come first serve basis on Saturday and Sundays.

** Reservations for our Cabanas can be made by texting (312) 522-0358. $500 minimum available during the week only.

** Kitchen closes Sunday-Thursday at 8pm and Friday-Saturday at 9pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (872) 266-3966
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For weddings and private events please email Events@Whispersgroup.com
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cross street
    Lake Shore Drive & Oak Street
  • Parking details
    There is no on-site parking at Oak Street Beach. We recommend taking a taxi or ride share service to Oak st. & Michigan Ave. and walking to the lakefront trail. The following private garages are within a short walking distance:- 130 E Oak St.- 100 E Bellvue Pl.- 100 E Walton St.
  • Public transit
    Bus: 125, 147, 148, 151Red line: Clark & Division; Chicago & State
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 198 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

198 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The female co-owner had her two ill-mannered beagles off leash, with one wearing an invisible fence collar due to its tendency to escape. Both dogs were jumping on patrons and peeing throughout the establishment. The co-owner showed zero regard for the situation. The spicy margarita was sweet, and the food was okay at best.

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  2. Ciara

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed we booked a table for food and drinks - on arrival we were advised the kitchen closed a week previous and no table was reserved for our booking. Lovely spot but booking through open table we should have been advised that the kitchen would be closed and there were no reservations.

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  3. DeborahO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation through OpenTable, and when we got there, we found out the restaurant was no longer in operation, and they only had a hotdog stand. But he was pretty so we decided to go ahead and have hotdogs and three frozen drinks. Total bill $86. Outrageous!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Malheureusement la cuisine était fermée et ce pour la saison alors que la réservation à bien été confirmée la veille.

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  5. LynnM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, good food and beautiful views at Whispers on Oak Street Beach!

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  6. Shanita

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Whispers is great place for vibes giving its right on the beach . Drinks were really good. However not too fond of the new menu change. $26 for the Ahi nachos was pretty good before they changed the recipe. No more home made tortilla chips or fresh avocado. Just a slop of guacamole and now give u less for same price as before. Overall the experience and drink is win. (Go back to first recipe of nacho's please)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Restrooms were atrocious. Toilets were clogged beyond repair, and there was no soap available at all.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a little expensive for the food quality. On top of that, they forced gratuity on the check.

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  9. Alison

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is located right on the beach, with great views of Lake Michigan. Food was very good; almost better than we expected from a beach bar. Watch for the cleanliness of utensils, etc. Would go back and recommend to others.

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  10. LindaU

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific view and nice ambience, but way overpriced. $16for a glass of Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (sells for $14 a bottle). $24 for sparse serving of burrata with a few cherry tomatoes and a couple of small pieces of toast. The shrimp tacos were small and so so.

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FAQs

Whispers at Oak Street Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (872) 266-3966.

Whispers at Oak Street Beach is rated 4.2 stars by 198 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 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Whispers at Oak Street Beach

1001 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake Shore Drive & Oak Street
  • Neighborhood
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    There is no on-site parking at Oak Street Beach. We recommend taking a taxi or ride share service to Oak st. & Michigan Ave. and walking to the lakefront trail. The following private garages are within a short walking distance:- 130 E Oak St.- 100 E Bellvue Pl.- 100 E Walton St.
  • Public transit
    Bus: 125, 147, 148, 151Red line: Clark & Division; Chicago & State
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (872) 266-3966
  • Private party facilities
    For weddings and private events please email Events@Whispersgroup.com
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