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Lloyd's - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
2074 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Lloyd's Chicago offers an upscale casual dining experience with an eclectic Midwest American influence & comfort food for that unique Chicago experience.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Saturday (Lyric Opera Nights only) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 407-6900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Areli Valencia

  • Private party facilities

    Lloyd's offers a large private room accommodating up to 140 guest. It can be divided, accommodating up to 70 guests each side.

  • Private party contact

    Melanie Yoeckel: (312) 407-6900

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Parking details

    Several public lots in area. Parking after 3:30pm underground parking off lower Wacker for $8.50 go to lloydschicago.com for directions.

  • Public transit

    L Train, Union Station, Ogilvie Train Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,074 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. F

    Francophile

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot for business lunch. Loved that it is not too loud to have a decent conversation.
  2. JC

    JohnnyChicago

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Not bad, but nothing special. There are better places in the area
  3. JB

    JanB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very sorry to see this outstanding restaurant close at the end of next week. This was a very nice, adult restaurant with a very good and varied menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is the third year that our Book Club outing included Lloyd's. The service and menu selections is why we comeback. However, on the last two visits, the Bloody Mary ordered was not good even wen agreeing to premium ingredients. That s the only thing that marred one of our member's experience.
  5. AT

    AlbertT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went before the Lyric. Will go back again!
  6. KG

    KimG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The service and location were perfect, as we had tickets for the Lyric Opera across the street. The food, however, was awful. I ordered the Steak and Cake...the steak resembled a hockey puck, burnt solid. The crab cake was ok, I have made better myself. The rest of my party had similar complaints to their meals (everyone did love the soup though). Over-priced for the quality and I would never go here again.
  7. ND

    NancyD

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Lloyd's because of the proximity the the Lyric; in addition to the convenience we enjoyed a lovely dinner (the dijon horseradish-crusted whitefish is excellent) coupled with service that was efficient yet discreet. Pre-theater dinner places are often tense as the staff attempts to accommodate many diners in a very specific time frame. Lloyd's nailed it! We did not feel rushed; we enjoyed cocktails, a delicious dinner, then dessert and coffee, and made it to the Lyric with time to spare. Perfect.
  8. H

    Happy

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went to Lloyd's for a pre-theater dinner before seeing West Side Story. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was between ok and indifferent. Was not shown a wine list and the glass offerings were limited. My wife had a generous shrimp cocktail and I had the crab/corn soup which was delicious. We asked to split the wedge salad and the server brought us two plates and we split it ourselves. Our entrees were large and worth the price. We would use Lloyd's for dinner before a show but not make it a destination ding experience.
  9. MA

    MARYJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect spot to grab dinner if you are in the area or seeing a show at the Lyric!
  10. GE

    GEMom

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and attentive service. Great location for quick walk to performance at Lyric Opera.
  11. a

    alicelovesfood

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before going to Lyric Opera. Food is great as well as the service.
  12. SV

    SteveV

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lloyd's is super convenient for the Lyric Opera. We went early enough and were seated promptly. I had the jambalaya special which was good though the chicken and sausage were on the chewy side. Overall it was a good experience and reasonably priced.
  13. G

    Gerri

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Felt that the food and the service were very good. Also, nice ambiance.
  14. c

    cj43

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lloyd’s is my go-to restaurant whenever I attend a performance at the Civic Opera House. This time was a lunch before attending West Side Story. The food and service were great and the prices are quite reasonable for a Chicago restaurant.
  15. RR

    RickR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Llyod's was recommended by a friend for anyone heading to the Lyric. We decided to try it and it was perfect. They got us in and out quickly. Great service, good food and not crazy noisy like so many places.
  16. SD

    SuburbanDebbie

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The execution of the dishes did not match the description so we found our food to be ok instead of great.
  17. RV

    RandyV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    For a dinner before the Lyric, you can’t beat it. Parking is tricky, and caused a bit of delay, but the prompt service made up for it. They know how to get people to the theater and won’t let you down!
  18. BB

    BonBon

    Naples

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The steak that I ordered was tough and not edible. I had to return it. They did replace it without an argument, but the replacement was only slightly better.
  19. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a shame that Lloyd's is closing. The food and service were excellent and so wonderfully close to the Lyric. It will be missed.
  20. SS

    SueS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, our server was wonderful and the whole place was relaxing and it wasn't a strain to hear our conversation. It was perfect.
  21. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We went there after a matinee at the Lyric. The service seems a little overwhelmed and cold. The food was good.
  22. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Chicago

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to this restaurant - we went before a show at the Lyric Opera, which is across the street. The food was excellent, there were plenty of choices to please my "hard to please" spouse, and my strawberry kale salad was excellent. We will return to this restaurant.
  23. B

    Briansocal

    Orange County

    159 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Lloyd’s is a usual go-to place in the Loop for a business lunch. The seats in the back area are not very nice, and we were seated by the huge service area which was very noisy. The tuna salad was underdressed and the tuna was sinewy. Not as good as usual.
  24. IA

    IAMVB2U

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice leisurely lunch before a show at the Lyric. Tasty food and good service.
  25. KR

    KathleenR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our server at first rushed us and we slowed him down. Then it was ok. Food was good but really expensive.
  26. f

    foodieatheart

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tasty American fare, across the street from the Lyric Opera House so perfect location for pre-performance.
  27. BN

    BucktownNancy

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect for a nicer-than usual lunch downtown Chicago that doesn't break the bank.
  28. MV

    MichaelV

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Poor service. Wrong food delivered to our table and it took over 10 minutes for the waiter to check on food to get a new plate started. Manager was rude and seemed upset we asked for another salad due to a food allergy. I wouldn't recommend Lloyd's, especially for the price.
  29. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and the food, service and atmosphere exceeded our expectations!!! We will be returning
  30. M

    Marigo

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. I ordered the crab cakes and my husband had the tuna - both were outstanding. Service was also very good.
  31. k

    kssw88

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went just because of the proximity to the Lyric. The service and food were fine - nothing over the top or too expensive. Drinks were good. It suited us well on a Friday night before the opera.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, service and convenient to Lyric Opera. Reasonably priced
  33. TH

    TerriH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were running late due to traffic and I spoke to Felicia on two occasions. She was warm and assured us we were ok and she held our reservation. When we arrived she had food suggestions for me. She went over and above to make sure our evening went smoothly. Food was amazing! Will definitely return!
  34. G

    Gator

    New England

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food! Great service. Convenient for lyric opera shows.
  35. LH

    LornettaH

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place. Everything was fabulous! So sorry to hear they are planning to close!!!
  36. CB

    CB07

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The salads we had were wonderful. Good portion size and fresh ingredients.
  37. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Along with everyone else there, we were going to the Lyric for a performance. I had made a reservation and they took us immediately. The food and service were perfect and we had plenty of time to get to the theater on time. I would suggest this as the perfect place to eat before the theatre.
  38. E

    Elaine

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner. Great waiter. They do an excellent job getting you in and out before opera performances without making you feel rushed.
  39. GG

    GiGi

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    I only rated service as good because our waiter was slammed with tables all throughout the restaurant instead of in just one section. Trying to get drink refills was painful.
  40. JB

    JoeB

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.

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Lloyd's - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 2074 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm Saturday (Lyric Opera Nights only) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Several public lots in area. Parking after 3:30pm underground parking off lower Wacker for $8.50 go to lloydschicago.com for directions.

  • Public transit

    L Train, Union Station, Ogilvie Train Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Areli Valencia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 407-6900

  • Private party facilities

    Lloyd's offers a large private room accommodating up to 140 guest. It can be divided, accommodating up to 70 guests each side.

  • Private party contact

    Melanie Yoeckel: (312) 407-6900

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