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7:00 PM
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The Lobby

956 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
Experience a memorable dinner featuring incredible dishes in a contemporary yet approachable American style, complemented by live music. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily, while the weekend offers a fabulous Sunday brunch accompanied by a vivacious string quartet. Children’s menus are available with a variety of offerings.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, The Lobby features a buffet of chocolate desserts complete with bite-sized creations, a seasonal action station and live music for guests and locals to enjoy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steak
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday: 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Sunday: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM to 2:00PM

Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Afternoon Tea Seatings:
Monday – Saturday: 2:30 PM; 4:30 PM Seating
Sunday: 3:30 Seating

Light Refreshments & Cocktails
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday - Thursday 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Chocolate Bar:
Friday - Saturday 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(312) 573-6760
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Toni Robertson
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Parking details
$25.00 flat rate for dining guests with validation from restaurant
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Public transit
Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
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Sunday: Brunch 11:00am – 2:00pm Pen Quartet
Friday- Saturday: Dinner and Chocolate -7pm-10:30pm Duo (cello & guitar)

**Kindly note the music schedules are subject to change, please contact the restaurant to confirm music schedule
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 956 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Brunch food was awesome and service was great! Couldn’t ask for a better Server, top notch and a plus for any brunch,

HeaLu (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful experience. We were there celebrating our anniversary and the service was impeccable. I have a very complicated diet due to health issues and the Executive Chef and Head Pastry Chef were AMAZING to work with in creating a custom menu that worked for me. I highly recommend the afternoon tea service!

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing service & food

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

My husband stand and I brought our granddaughters to the tea. The kids tea is not up to par. It comes on a tray not the fun 3 tiers that one expects at a fancy tea. No little tea sandwiches for the kids. There was a burger slider, ham and cheese in the shape of a bear and small p b and J . There were other small treats and gummie bears in a cup. At 39 dollars a kid was not the ambiance that I was expecting. They gave them a toy that was taken out and f the plastic at the table. Would have preferred the true ambiance of the fancy tea without the bear if their cost was an issue.I had to keep jumping up to pour my granddaughter’hot chocolate. We have been to tea at the Plaza with them and that was 3 steps ahead. They had fun but I was disappointed.

vipKeith (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The Sunday Brunch was wonderful and something that I'd recommend to friends, but there are some areas that were lacking. Dim Sum and hot prepared foods such as sea bass were disappointing. Who would ever think you'd get mediocre Dim Sum at the Peninsula Hotel, right? And salad selection was a bit boring. But, the cold seafood, sashimi, and dessert stations were quite nice and enough to make me look forward to returning another day. And, the French toast was the best I've ever had. Yum.

vipgreat2eatout (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We had a lovely Restaurant Week meal. The space is beautiful and the service was outstanding. The food is very good, though perhaps not as outstanding as the service. All together a wonderful peaceful lunch. We will be back for tea.

ChiS (Tokyo)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Good atmosphere, Highest Hospitality location.
The meal is a original as it is, but the taste is delicious normally.

Great (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful, elegant, sophisticated. The place to go for lunch!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic food, great service and beautiful ambiance

vipJoanne (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service, excellent food, nice lounge singer, beautiful room!

JillianF (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely afternoon tea!

vipyuko (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The service is outstanding. Food is depend on what you order but mostly good

maxine1836 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Lunch did not disappoint. Being Restaurant week there was a prix fixed menu. It was a perfect in every way, food and service. The nicest surprise was the ending when the waiter brought me a happy birthday cake.

Zoey (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I have been wanting to go to The Lobby for years and finally made it during
Restaurant Week. The hotel/restaurant is gorgeous. Do not be intimidated by it.
Everyone is welcoming and makes you comfortable. The items on the RW menu were
also on the regular menu, which gave you a sample of what is always offered and what
the chef can do. I was debating between the items on the starter as well as the entree.
The waiter, who was excellent, made recommendations which I took. He was absolutely right.
Everything was perfect. I was fully satisfied yet not stuffed. What a bargain for the items
offered. I will definitely recommend The Lobby and will return. In my years of participating
in RW, I think this ranks as the best in every category.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Awesome staff and great service!