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About The Lobby

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.

108 E Superior
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:

Breakfast:
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

Lunch:
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

Dinner:
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

Cross Street:
Michigan Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 573-6760

Website:
http://www.peninsula.com/Chicago/en/default.aspx#/Chicago/en/Dining/The_Lobby/

Entertainment:
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

Parking Details:
$25.00 flat rate for dining guests with validation from restaurant

Public Transit:
Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes

Executive Chef:
Toni Robertson

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Lobby Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (23)
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Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Scenic View (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 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,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing service & food

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 (東京)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic food, great service and beautiful ambiance

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely afternoon tea!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Awesome staff and great service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous view along with great food. I am always surprised by how few dine in this lovely setting with superb service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The Lobby is an elegant, dignified place to enjoy very good food with excellent service. Located on the fifth floor of The Peninsula Hotel, The Lobby has high ceilings and tables that are nicely spaced apart to allow for private conversation. I look forward to returning on another occasion for lunch, tea, brunch or dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our late lunch at The Lobby was outstanding! It launched our Restaurant Week experience and all others during these 2 weeks have a very high bar to match. Elegant and comfortable. The service was sublime, as was my husband's Chestnut Risotto. We will definitely head back for special lunches and dinners. Our server, Jose was thoughtful and a charmer. The staff at the hotel is friendly and genuinely wants to help in anyway possible as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

All the dishes were well executed, and there is a real focus on quality rather than quantity. We went for lunch on Friday during restaurant week, and it was pretty quiet. The only hiccup in service was when our dessert was brought out with the ice cream half melted. We saw dessert being served to another table and know that the ice cream was not meant to be so...

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

High tea with my granddaughter.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Staff was great accommodating food allergies. Tea was delicious and always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We can for the coffee bar. There was a large assortment of chocolates, macaroons, parfaits and choices of hot chocolate and coffees. But the price was a bit high.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Classy atmosphere and superb service. Excellent food and tea selections. Highly recommend it for tea lovers.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a lovely afternoon tea, exquisite food, beautiful decoration, and impeccable services!

I booked an afternoon tea at the lobby restaurant at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago on the New Year's Day. Though it is somehow expensive , the whole experience is wonderful.

Thanks!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (México)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mind blowing! 😍✨

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was beautiful! We had afternoon tea on Dec 30th and it was amazing to see the tree all lit up and decorated. The staff was very nice, overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful venue and elegant holiday setting. We have experienced High Tea in each of the highly recommended hotels in Chicago as well as New York, London, Paris, and Dublin and the good at The Lobby of the Peninsula was the best. The only drawback was eve service and the issue seemed to only be with our waiter. We sat for an hour before our food arrived.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We dined at the Lobby on Christmas Eve. Most of our party chose the wine pairing option on the pre-fixe menu. Excellent dinner and the chocolate bar for was great fun and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A beautiful spot in the city -- amazing view and atmosphere. Food is wonderful and service is attentive. We enjoyed a holiday family breakfast.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Returned to the Lobby Tea after several years and it was better than we remembered; service and food was exemplary! We're going to make this an annual event for special occasions.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Christmas tea

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a lovely time dining at The Lobby. The dinner entrees were fantastic-- they were smaller portions but the meals were cooked to perfection. The holiday Chocolate Buffet was DIVINE. The hot chocolate station and beignets were outstanding. The service was lovely and they brought out a complimentary dessert and bear to congratulate us on our pregnancy. It was very touching- highly recommend the Peninsula!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Christmas celebration lunch. Beautiful decorations and very attentive staff. Food was good but very pricey. Two drinks, coffee, one soup, and two sandwiches totaled $145.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The dining staff was always attentive and anxious to please. The food was both tasty and healthy with ample portions. Plenty of photo ops amidst the elaborately decorate Christmas tree. At least 30 feet of creative ornaments and ribbons. Included is Santa’s chair.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful Holiday lunch with a friend at The Lobby. The room was beautifully decorated, the food delicious and the service was fantastic. It was a lovely, quiet oasis away from the hustle and bustle of MIchigan Avenue.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The staff here is always wonderful and accommodating. It is a beautiful setting and serene - you can converse without screaming. The food is creative and delicious. We were here at Christmas time and it is decorated beautifully.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

At the time I made the reservation the afternoon tea was listed as being $50. When we got there there was only a Holiday Tea available for $75. To top it off the only thing "holiday" about the tea was one cookie with a bit of red and green icing.

All very misleading.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had High Tea at The Lobby and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the Christmas decor just beautiful, and the service was beyond amazing. We will return!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Holiday Tea! It is THE best in the city of Chicago! Not to be missed!!

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