State and Lake Chicago Tavern is an ideal location to enjoy a breakfast event, business or girl’s luncheon, or a plethora of events including after work receptions, rehearsal dinners, or corporate dinners. A warm rustic space filled with organic colors and vintage elements.View Private Dining Details
The manager was very accommodating given our surprise of a fixed Paddy's day menu we knew nothing about when we made our reservation.
This place has potential but the hair in my beet salad and my husband getting sick the next morning from either the mussels or the smoked trout dip (yes that kind of sick) has turned us off permanently. On top of food issue, our first course arrived about five minutes after ordering and our second, shortly thereafter. It felt like turning the tables was more important then a customer's enjoyment.
This has been a go to for us for years... this time not so impressive. Maybe just a bad night. Service was great, table exactly our pick... but too much oil on the salads, chicken entree... just too heavy. Don't know if it was a new chef or what. I'll go back and try again but maybe I'll give it a few weeks. Cider and wine - no complaints! If you love rich food and pork options, this place works! (not my thing)
State and Lake Tavern appears to be a really great spot for a get together! We loved the food and service. Since it was our first time there, my only regret is not picking a location that was a bit more intimate. We came for our anniversary here but they seat you super close to others in a tight space and it’s far too loud to hold a conversation. Don’t get me wrong, it was enjoyable, just not the type of atmosphere I was expecting.
Very fine food. Average service. Great spot; will go back!
Nothing bad, but nothing great either. They got both of our orders slightly wrong, server did her best to make things right. Mistakes happen. The location was key for us, so that worked. Not sure I would return.
We ate dinner there before a show at the Chicago Theatre. Good cocktail, beer and wine selection. The Tavern Chicken and Faroe Island Salmon were delicious. Service was attentive.
Good experience. Good food, good service. Ambience very nice.
We loved the service and food! It was so convenient to come here after a show at the Chicago Theater, and we were pleasantly surprised at how great everything was. We would definitely come back (with or without kids).
State and Lake Tavern was great to stop at for a filling bite right after we checked out of the hotel. Their brunch options were amazing. I highly recommend the potatoes -- everything my girlfriend and I had was delicious. Service was attentive but not hovering, and the entire environment was moody and dark; perfect for date night. It has a beautiful ambiance and is a more low-key environment than The Roof.
Great location for theater, good food and wonderful service!
I really enjoyed the sandwich menu. A good selection of not the normal choices.
Good atmosphere and good food.
Very enjoyable experience for brunch! I had a glass of wonderful champagne and the sirloin and eggs with a side of pimento. Everything was wonderful. My husband had the white chocolate french toast which was so decadent and the hot chocolate which was amazing! Our server, Jorge, was so friendly and helpful. Over-the-top service! Highly recommend this place.
Stopped by for pre theater dinner. Pub food was ok. It met our needs. Nothing special but very convenient for our evening.
I had been to State and Lake Chicago Tavern a few years ago and recalled a good experience. I suggested it for our dinner after a show with some friends recently. I was very disappointed in my meal choice, as was one of my friends. 3 guests were pleased with their meals. I ordered a "salmon salad" and it was the weirdest thing I have ever eaten. And not in a good way. Strange combination of ingredients that did not go well together. One friend ordered a "beet salad" and it was mostly cabbage and hardly any beets. She did not like it. We did have roasted brussel sprouts appetizer that was very good, as well as a big pretzel with mustard (also good). Bottom line--order the burger. It looked delicious.
Pre theatre meal
New Years Eve
Menu is extremely limited. Food was mediocre. Short rib was good, but had over powering dill flavor. The butternut squash pasta looked unappetizing & there wasn't any squash in it. It wad just ok. Our server had the personality of a wet noodle. She was not excited to be there. We wanted a cozy table for the 2 of us & ended up at a tiny table with no legroom next to the hostess table. The whole dinner we overheard the hostesses gabbing & gossiping. With so many great places to eat downtown, I'd rank this pretty low. Only plus us a great location.
Was a pre-theater dinner for us. Very enjoyable, good food, good service. Our server made sure that our food was served promptly. Also, met a local celebrity there. Fun time.
My son and I went before the show at the Oriental Theater. It was very convenient and close to the theater. We were very impressed with their specialty cocktails. Burgers were done just right.
Menu was very limited and ordinary. Food offerings were expensive! We ordered 2 adult entrees, 3 appetizers, 1 kids entree, and a few drinks... $200+... ouch!! Guess you pay for the convenient location. If you can... eat somewhere else!! Nothing special!!
The food seems like it has strange combinations but they all work and they are different and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful and it has a great looking bar. I went there on a client luncheon and both my client and I said we would be back. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. A gem on State Street.
Everything was fine - nothing was exceptional. The beer choices were almost all IPA’s and, while I know that is what is trending, I would love it if bars also stocked for more diverse tastes. We did like the porter and the stout, but they were the only two darks on tap. Service was, again, fine but nothing beyond normal.
Need whole food plant based menu item that is hot. Very nice decor, convenient location and good service
We went to State and Lake Chicago Tavern prior to seeing "Wicked" during the holidays. It's a nice alternative to the usual very busy, very loud pre-theater restaurants in the area. By contrast, this is small enough that it was quiet and conversation-friendly. Food was good, many options for different tastes, and the service was fine; the food came plenty quickly and we even had time for dessert. The only small thing that was off was that the bar didn't appear to have much in the way of traditional alcohol, while it was heavy on the beer. They didn't have Hendricks Gin, for example, which isn't exactly exotic. They didn't have Belvedere or Chopin vodka, either. So those little things seemed odd but they didn't spoil the experience. We'll remember it next time we catch a show in the Theater District.
All three of us are celiac, gluten-free, all ordered the cauliflower risotto. None of us are picky eaters so it’s remarkable that all 3 of us found the meal not palatable, seriously terrible, no taste, like cream of wheat. We ordered 2 orders of fries and ate those before our theater time. Service was okay but that’s the first time I couldn’t eat a meal served to me, and likewise for the 2 others in our party. Won’t be returning there.
The menu is a bit limited in selections, but the food is good.
We had 6 people for a quick pre-theatre lunch on a Saturday. We were seated immediately but service was slow. Drink orders came about the same time as our meal. We had 2 bills and ordered at the same time - some of the same foods. Our meals came out fairly quickly but our friends got theirs about the time we were done! A little disappointing. We will probably try again and hope things are better!
Food and service were excellent, good choices on the lunch menu. The location is great for a pre-matinee lunch. Only negative comment from our group was that the bloody mary was skimpy on the vodka.
My family (including my two young nieces; ages nine and seven, my elderly Mother and my Sister) had brunch on Sunday pre-theatre matinee at The Goodman. The service was fantastic! The wait staff were very lovely with my nieces, and went out of their way to make sure the girls were enjoying their food, and were very accommodating with the changes we made during our selections. Hands down, one of the best staff I have met in a long time. I would go back just for them!
Nice cozy convenient bar with food. Had drinks one day and breakfast the next. Good food but don’t be in a hurry.
The service was great. Attention to detail. Food was well presented & was excellent taste. Recommend this place to everyone .
Nice place to eat and people watch!
Some friends and I were going to a concert and chose State and Lake since it's so close to the Chicago Theatre. The server wasn't the best but overall good and service was good.
Convenient location near theater. Too noisy for conversation.
Such warm and friendly service-- not the usual thing you find in the loop at lunchtime. The menu has great choices for everyone-- whether veg, hearty, pub or just delicious, everyone will find something. The room is cozy and tucked away off a busy intersection, you think you've stepping into someone's little private club. Great experience, looking forward to going back.
Food was delicious and our server was very attentive. Love the cozy atmosphere!
Food was subpar, ordered 2 steaks, not cooked to order both too rare, risotto cold little flavor
Before a recent show at the Chicago Theater, I stopped in for a casual dinner. I did have a reservation and was seated quickly and with a smile. My server was friendly and offered me a drink upon being seated. Although I just wanted coffee, it was brought immediately along with a menu. I wanted something simple that evening and just ordered a Tavern Burger. After a short time it was delivered piping hot and delicious.
My coffee was refilled and I enjoyed my dinner.
The restaurant was about 3/4 full this early Sunday evening and the vibe was casual, friendly and easy. Whether staying at the hotel or visiting the nearby theater it’s an easy and enjoyable choice.