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Seven Lions - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
1493 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Seven Lions is a modern interpretation of the classic clubhouse restaurant. Whether the occasion calls for getting together over a beer and a burger, negotiating over a power lunch, snacking after sightseeing or celebrating a special night out, Seven Lions offers the perfect ambiance, social energy and everyday fare for a variety of dining experiences. Seven Lions features a menu of both clubhouse cuisine and cocktails with a contemporary twist and an approachable wine list with uniquely grown American varietals. The 12,000 square foot restaurant houses a grand central bar, a separate dining room with an outdoor patio and three private event spaces. The restaurant provides brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar service to this iconic stretch of Chicago.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday 3 pm - 11 pm; Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 880-0130

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Seven Lions features three distinct private dining rooms as well as a patio. An off-site catering program and a menu of items to go will also roll out later in 2015.

  • Private party facilities

    Seven Lions features three distinct private dining room options as well as our bustling bar for energetic after work gatherings. Private events are available for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and cocktail receptions for groups of all sizes. Your meetings and special events will be truly momentous

  • Private party contact

    Marissa D'Alba: (872) 212-0910

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Between Monroe and Adams

  • Parking details

    Paid Valet on the corner of Adams and Michigan.

  • Public transit

    Seven Lions is easily accessible via the city's "El" train system. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, just a few blocks away. A number of bus lines also stop in front. Metra stops are Van Buren & Millennium Stations.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,493 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. G

    Gramma

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    At a 5:15 pre-theater dinner, they were already out of our preferred appetizer and dessert. The salad was big and delicious, and the a la carts pork chop preparation was very good. The steak and chicken were lackluster.
  2. AJ

    AmyJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so tasty. I highly recommend the restaurant
  3. Y

    Yvon

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there for a business meeting. Great food and ambiance. The price was appropriate for the quality offered. Would come here again.
  4. S

    Sunbaybe

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great Breakfast/brunch food. The Maryland Crabcake Benedict was awesome, as were the potatoes that come with it!
  5. KC

    KimC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Limited menu and slow service. Great ambiance.
  6. R

    Rdoroshuk

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was so wonderful, and the food service was really fast! The restaurant is so beautiful!! I especially love the long leather couches. The bacon pasta dish I had was PHENOMENAL ❤️
  7. L

    Lalareal

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The ambiance is very cozy and up to date. Our appetizers were just so-so, and a little soggy, but the green salad was good and our entrees were delicious. I had the grilled cauliflower with lemon , yogurt sauce and couscous, and it was great.
  8. FR

    F1Rumors

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    For a place that is about to close, 7 Lions continues to deliver to a high standard
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent - ambiance was incredible. Had an overall great experience & would recommend to all.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    My pork chop was all fat. Ambiance is nice, noise level low. Service was just ok
  11. GL

    GreggL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Play stabilize your table. It wobbled and throughout the meal.
  12. EY

    ElizabethY

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Creative menu which can make it difficult to choose..might be a bit too many ingredients in each dish. Big place but never really full so not noisy at all. Large banquet booth are nice!
  13. GE

    GreatEats

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Our server was very rude. It started from the moment we sat down, so the whole meal was ruined. I did not care for the menu selections.
  14. J

    Jkat

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Great appetizer (tuna tartare), but the cheese plate (my dessert choice in the Prix Fixe menu) was TERRIBLE! And I don't say that lightly ... there was a big (huge, palm-sized) smooshy pile of blue cheese crumbles and three wedges of smoked gouda. First of all, no cheese plate can only have 2 cheeses. That's just ... weird. It should have been a small amount of blue cheese, one wedge of the gouda, and one or two other things. Second, I'm a blue cheese lover, but this was waaaay too much blue cheese. It was very strong, which again, is not a negative, but means it should have been balanced with another mild, creamy cheese. I was super sad to have to leave most of it behind b/c no one could eat that much blue cheese with the 1 cracker they provided. Clearly no one put any thought or pride into this sad cheese plate. I wanted to tell the server, but besides zipping by to dump the check on our table, he never came back to ask how our meal was. =(
  15. SB

    SBfromZville

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Visited Seven Lions after an afternoon Hamilton showing with my wife and daughters. It was hard to pinpoint exactly why the menu choices fell flat - it was just that nothing looked very appetizing. The calamari was OK - maybe a bit on the rubbery side. Both my wife & I ended up just getting burgers which is very unusual for us. The $13 house cabernet was a modest pour in my opinion. The daughters had chicken strips from the kids menu - no complaints from them. Service was good. The place was packed which made it pretty loud for us sitting near the front at a table.
  16. KL

    KimL

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My first time there I liked so much, brought my husband next day
  17. MO

    MikeO

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was very good. The restaurant was clean and laid out very well. My wife had the salmon dinner and it was perfect. I had the pork chop dinner. Although it was cooked perfectly and tasted very good, there was too much fat. With that said, we do recommend Seven Lions and both dishes. As a suggestion, we would like to see a few more dinner choices on the menu.
  18. LG

    LaurieG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go before or after the Symphony. We really appreciated that they had a gluten free menu.
  19. k

    kaykay

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress. Sorry I didn't get her name. Excellent booth. Good welcoming and seating and observant bussing staff. Will come again. Convenient to Symphony Center.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I brought my team to lunch and despite several team members arriving late, they easily accommodated us. They also had no issues bringing our food quickly as several of us had to leave for meetings at 1. Great food, friendly service and nice atmosphere.
  21. CF

    ChicagoFoodie

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant for a date night before or after the Chicago Symphony. Wonderful food, wait staff was very attentive and helpful. A perfect night out.
  22. SM

    SugarMag

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best brunch here! Highly recommend! The pitcher of mimosas made the brunch!
  23. OB

    OldBBPlayer

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Early dinner before CSO concert. Our waiter was great, knew the menu well and checked in with us often. We both had the pre-concert special menu, $36 for 3 courses, plus $16 for the 3 wine flight. Great value for the meal. The seasonal salad was huge. We chose steak and frites and bucatini for our mains, both were good. The 2 desserts were also good (chocolate cake and cheese plate). Our 5:45 reservation was just about perfect to enjoy dinner and still walk across the street to the concert and not be rushed.
  24. RM

    RoseM

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for dining before the Symphony and good service. Left our remainder dinner for pickup after the concert.
  25. AH

    AndyH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The drinks were inventive and delicious. Service was balanced with just the right amount of attention given us. I had the pork chop entree which was both ample and flavorful. My dining companion ordered the sliced steak which was not ample; surprised at how skimpy the serving was. Also mentioned twice about celebrating a birthday, once through Open Table and again on the phone when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation. They did nothing to commemorate the event.
  26. WP

    WilliamP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a pre-concert Sunday brunch. Great location close to CSO and not crowded. Very relaxing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating an engagement
  28. CR

    CarlyR

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    the pre-theatre menu is perfect and amazingly priced. I enjoyed every course and each of the wine pairings. Service was excellent as well.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Seven Lions before a show at Chicago Theatre. We ordered off their Pre-Theatre menu with wine pairing and enjoyed everything we had. We’d definitely recommend checking out Seven Lions for a nice dinner before a show.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We came here before the theatre. Seating was prompt and service very efficient We had children in our group and the menu worked well for them. Food was adequate but nothing special. It is a close to the theatre and works very well for a pre-theatre experience
  31. L

    Leentje

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have never been disappointed here. The place is perfect before, after or during a family visit to the Art Institute. Seven Lions has a fantastic 'little lions' menu. The grilled fish with mashed potatoes and veggies is only $9 : a yummie & healthy option for kids! More good news, for people with gluten allergy/intolerance this time: there's an entire gluten free menu (see cheese burger picture). Our all time favorite is the lobster roll. To die for!
  32. E

    Edina

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner with family - several of us flew to Chicago for a couple of days. The food was very well prepared, tasty and served at the right temperature. Portions were overly generous.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    No need for a TV.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a thanks giving dinner. Was really nice 3 course menu, decent portions and tasted great, would recommend.
  35. M

    Motomom327

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. There was a prefix menu as it was Thanksgiving. My husband had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and my daughter and I had the salmon. All of it was amazing. Will definitely come back and try their regular menu.
  36. HK

    HeatherK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan and Stan did a great job bartending! Delicious food and drinks! Great atmosphere- will definitely go here again when we come to Chicago!
  37. GJ

    GlennJ

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good brunch option. Excellent Mimosas that are a great value.
  38. DA

    DanaA

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    So many wonderful places to eat in the city. This one did not stand out. Food was fine. Service was fine. It served its purpose. We did not leave hungry but we did not leave thinking “we must go back” either.
  39. MG

    MaggieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could remember our server, she was GREAT!
  40. Y

    Yodasan

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food with a modern flair and attentive service with a smile.

FAQs

Seven Lions - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 1493 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Monroe and Adams

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Thursday - Saturday 3 pm - 11 pm; Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Paid Valet on the corner of Adams and Michigan.

  • Public transit

    Seven Lions is easily accessible via the city's "El" train system. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, just a few blocks away. A number of bus lines also stop in front. Metra stops are Van Buren & Millennium Stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 880-0130

  • Catering

    Seven Lions features three distinct private dining rooms as well as a patio. An off-site catering program and a menu of items to go will also roll out later in 2015.

  • Private party facilities

    Seven Lions features three distinct private dining room options as well as our bustling bar for energetic after work gatherings. Private events are available for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and cocktail receptions for groups of all sizes. Your meetings and special events will be truly momentous

  • Private party contact

    Marissa D'Alba: (872) 212-0910

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