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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.
Chicago, IL 60611
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steak
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
Friday - Saturday 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
$25.00 flat rate for dining guests with validation from restaurant
Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Lobby Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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