State and Lake Chicago Tavern

4.3
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$30 and under
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Led by award-winning Executive Chef Nathan Sears, sleek contemporary gastropub State and Lake Chicago Tavern combines the flair of artisanal American cuisine with the warm, welcoming vibe of a neighborhood pub. Named after the iconic intersection in the heart of the city, State and Lake Chicago Tavern serves up new twists on bistro fare, with an emphasis on featuring the finest locally sourced and wholesome ingredients. Offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night and Weekend Brunch, Chef Nathan Sears's menu is composed of small plates and larger entrees. Artisanal beer selections – many from the Midwest – pair gracefully with the fare as does State and Lake Chicago Tavern's extensive wine list and handcrafted, classic cocktails.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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KarlaH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great a Happy Hour. Food is very good and friendly staff.

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BruceH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We made a reservation before a show at the Chicago Theatre. We grabbed a nice table in the sun by the window. We were greeted promptly by the friendly hostess and our waiter came quickly. He could have been friendlier but that is just personality. Draft beer was good. We each had the hamburger. Good food. Hefty prices...but you expect that downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very slow service, order came out incorrect. Terrible experience.

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vipSusanS
Detroit
58 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great family meal with kids and grandkids. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We got seated right away with our reservation. Our waitress was amazing. Extremely attentive and was on point from the beginning to the end. We weren’t her only table, but she made us feel as if we were

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. The 72 hr short rib steak was absolutely delicious. The polenta was glue-ey though. The mussels were very good, however, I think it was overkill on the garlic in the broth. We were given little flat plates to eat the mussels on, which are in a broth, so it was like eating soup on a plate. But overall, I enjoyed the meal.

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SamC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food awesome. Ambiance awesome. Service was weak for the price. Overpriced

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vipJoanneP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our food with a friendly waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great convenient location for my friend’s birthday lunch

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CarolynB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate before a concert at the Chicago Theater.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the friendly staff, quick service and convenience to the theater district and trains.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Juan was very attentive and a great server. Overall positive experience. As a frequent “breakfast meeting guy”, I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Both our meals were over cooked. The pasta was dried out as if it was from night before. The snitzle was like leather. Plating was basic and haphazard.

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vipJamieF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love coming here before seeing a concert at the Chicago theater!

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KimberB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Aileen was great! Super sweet and gave us the right amount of attention. Food and drink were excellent and the ambiance was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Close to Chicago Theatre.

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ThomasB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our server was right on top of things, even though she was very busy. We will definitely go there again on our next trip to Chicago.

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vipMargaretanne88
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot centrally located for a lunch meeting. Food was great and variety on the menu. I wouldn't describe this as a 'must-eat' type place for Chicago but it was good for a hotel restaurant.

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vipPriya
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Took over 35 minutes for the kids dishes to come out.

Two of our 4 meals were frozen.

We did get the meal covered, but I won't be going back.

Waste of time and money

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vipNicholasL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for breakfast Sunday morning before a show at the Chicago Theater. Had our 4 and 7 year olds with us. Great service - all of the staff were very nice and good with the kids. Food was pretty good. I rated 4 stars because we did not get anything fancy - eggs, bacon, toast, etc. Would definitely go back.

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vipHeatherF
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Took the family out before a show. Had the roast Amish chicken and the presentation was ridiculous. “Mustard greens” was a Dijon mustard sauce on the bottom, a haphazard cut green pepper sautéed and mixed with mixed greens. Chicken was fair, but the rest of the plate was inedible. Service was quite slow, though finally picked up toward the end. This place is certainly resting on happy hour and a captive audience in the attached hotel.

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vipMark
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Menu was a bit limited. Server was very good. Reservation was honored on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Thought the portion of avocado was very small for the price.

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AnneF18
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, good service and the food was quite good. It was a little pricey but we were out for a nice dinner in the city and enjoyed the experience.

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vipStephenP
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had eggs Benedict. Great brunch where loved them. One suggestion... All the yolks were hard. If you prefer runny you might want to ask for it. The taste was great. I also suggest the ovicado toast.

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vipGaryC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a bite and we’ll crafted cocktails before seeing a show! I’ll be back.

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vipniknik
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location, close parking and near shopping and theaters. Great bartender. Menu varied enough to make a custom dining experience.

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CathyC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect for a before theater dinner. Delicious food and drink. Make sure you leave room for dessert!!!! Wonderful staff. And great prices. Definitely will be back.

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SusanK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for theatre district. Great brunch pre matinee!

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Sarah
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, good tunes, good food, good service!

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LaurieG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very attentive, funny and great server. We were in between menus so that was a little annoying. That was our fault though because of the time restrictions our small group had. Very nice place.

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vipMonikaC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Lukewarm soup, over reasoned(too salty), dirty table ware, inattentive service

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Kelly
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined here for breakfast. A good variety of options on the menu. Friendly service, tasty food, and good coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy S&L as a go to for pre and post stops for shows at the Chicago Theatre. Every dish and drink has been great and the staff is awesome! It’s been on our regular rotation for at least 4 years and never disappoints.

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vipIndiana1989
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always an excellent choice.

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dmcwisconsin
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were going to a show at the Chicago Theater and they got us in and out with plenty of time. We all had the burger and it was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Great location good food server was forgettable

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LisaE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than average bar food in the loop. Nice atmosphere. Not too loud. Would return because prices were reasonable.

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Britcoy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night out in the city! Delicious food and drinks!

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BillL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice place and convenient. The best service I have had in a long time. Pricey but it is downtown Chicago

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