State and Lake Chicago Tavern
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Service was excellent. The food delicious. Great spot for work lunch.
Great Sunday brunch. Love the atmosphere and the friendly staff.
Delicious and great breakfast choice at our hotel The Wit.
Food was good and I can't say enough nice things about our server, Matthew. He was incredibly kind and helpful and patient.
The small plates are too small to share. The ice cream cake dessert had freezer burn and was stale. The waitress was indifferent to our complaint about the stale dessert. The quality and portions were not commensurate with the high bill.
We ate at State and Lake for dinner and then again the next day for breakfast. Both experiences were wonderful with regard to the staff and food. I guess I'm not used to big-city prices, but I found it expensive.
Food portions were small, overpriced and the taste was just OK.
Limited food options and food should look like and be what it purports to be. Big burgers are just regular size with big buns and lots of greens in it. We also had steak medium which was served very well done. Best thing the rolls placed in the table.
Pretty good spinach and kale salad. My father enjoyed his turkey pastrami sandwich even though he has reservations about it since it was labeled cold.
State and Lake is conveniently located in the Wit Hotel right down the street from the Chicago Theatre. Our food was good, although I think the vegetables could have cooked a little longer in the 72 hour short rib dinner. Service was great until our after dinner coffee. My dining companion's was cold, and I was served regular coffee instead of decaf. Perhaps the cups were inadvertently switched on the way to the table? Whatever it was, I thought I would jump out of my skin (I am extremely caffeine sensitive), and couldn't sleep all night. Yes, I would recommend the restaurant, just make sure you're getting what you ordered!
Matthew was very attentive
The portion was so small, that I thought they had forgotten to add the chicken filet to my sandwich. As far as I’m concerned I had a cole slaw sandwich with a sliver of chicken. Won’t be going there anytime soon.
My birthday after seeing a play.
We were seated upon arrival and greeted immediately by our sever. Ordered specialty cocktails. While a bit pricey, they were delicious. Small menu but high quality. We all ordered something different and all raved about our selections. Made it to our show in plenty of time. Highly recommend.
Not much food for the price
Really a super spot in the Loop! Excellent seasonal menu choices and signature cocktails. Outdoor patio, too!
Food was good but service terrible. Waitress left for break and nobody took care of us afterward for 15 min, when we did actually need something!!!
Our server, Nicole E., was attentive, friendly, and professional.
Wonderful meal!!! Four of us for dinner — each had a great meal. Congrats to chef!
Great food and location with attentive service. Not bad prices for downtown locale.
Great happy hour specials for food, wine and beer. Food and service was excellent
Visited State and Lake for Mothers Day and the service was exponential. The food was hot and delicious!
Nice place to meet for a drink or a small bite before a show.
Food was pricey, as expected. Service and ambiance good. Food was very sub-par... me and my wife were disappointed. Would have got better quality and taste at an Applebee's.
Very comfortable Restaraunt. Good service and great food. Half a block from Chicago theater. Highly recommended. Will definitely be coming back.
Women’s bathroom was dirty. Expensive wine for the short pour.
Food and service were great. Portions are a little small but still good. Our waiter was awesome and made great recommendations.
This was our second visit to State & Lake for a dinner before a show. They’re in tune enough to ask if you’re seeing a show, presumably to keep you on task if you can’t keep yourself on task. Our reservation was for 5:15 and our show was 7:30, that gave us plenty of time to lazily make our way through 2 cocktails and to appetizers prior to ordering our entrees. Recommend the Burrata & House made Guanciale as a cold starter, the Aged Cheddar Soft Pretzel as a hot start, the 72 Hr Local Short Rib “Steak” & the Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel as mains. Would recommend reservations - we arrived about 20 mins early for ours, figuring we’d just sit at the bar before the reservation time & the place was empty but for about 6 ppl at the bar, but the hostess brought us right to the table. Well by 5:30-6, there wasn’t an empty table.
Lunch - Despite having a reservation, they seemed to be caught by surprise at my party's arrival. It took a few minutes to get situated. After that service was okay, food was ok. Not entirely convinced how fresh the ingredients for my salad were (the food was VERY cold in temperature.)
Love the atmosphere. Music was exactly what I would want (classic rock). The food was tasty, limited menu. I love the bar, def. a place to stop for a bite before a show.
Great brunch food with friendly, efficient service. We’ll be back!
Food was served hot and quickly. Service was excellent and friendly. Definitely would go back
Good spot for dinner and a drink before a show at the Chicago Theatre
We loved it. The service from our server Patrick was great. They keep you water glass filled. We love chefs that do different and unique things with their food. We had the salmon and pork tenderloin schnitzel served with wonderful additions. The dessert, Kaiserschmarrn was sinfully delicious.
Pricy, but I felt the food quality justified the cost. Very good service. Will return again.
It was nice. With a small menu daily specials would be nice but overall the food was excellent.
The schnitzel was excellent, as was the meatballs and pasta. The key lime cheesecake was too strong of a citrus favor. I could have used a tablespoon and a piece of bread with my pasta, and we had to finally ask for the check.
We had a couple of additional people join our party at the last minute unexpectedly, and our server moved us to a larger table and continued to take care of us with good cheer.