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The Lobby

4.5
933 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Afternoon Tea (24)
  • Quiet Conversation (19)
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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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steak
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Hours of operation
We will be closing The Lobby for maintenance starting Sunday January 7th, 2018 to Monday January 22nd, 2018. During this period, The Lobby will serve Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner in Avenues Ballroom, located adjacent to The Lobby restaurant.

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
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Phone number
(312) 573-6760
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Cross street: Michigan Avenue
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What 933 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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Love2Dine (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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ZZhang 
5.0
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!

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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Mind blowing! 😍✨

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Dwill128 
5.0
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.

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vipMM212 (Chicago)
4.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Christmas tea

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Maxine (Chicago)
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 16, 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!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steak
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Hours of operation
We will be closing The Lobby for maintenance starting Sunday January 7th, 2018 to Monday January 22nd, 2018. During this period, The Lobby will serve Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and Dinner in Avenues Ballroom, located adjacent to The Lobby restaurant.

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
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Cross street
Michigan Avenue
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(312) 573-6760
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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
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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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Executive chef
Toni Robertson
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine