Travelle Kitchen + Bar

4.5
721 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Situated on the second floor of the luxurious Langham hotel in an iconic skyscraper designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that once housed IBM regional headquarters, Travelle is located along the Chicago River in the heart of downtown Chicago. A play on the word travel, Travelle is a casually elegant restaurant, lounge and bar featuring Chef Ricardo Jarquin's Seasonal American cuisine. Dishes feature ingredients sourced from around the country, utilizing Chef Jarquin's connection with some of the finest farms, ranches and orchards in the nation. Alongside a carefully curated 1600-bottle wine list, Travelle boasts a beverage program that highlights skillfully-crafted classic cocktails. Influenced by the romance of the digital age, architect/designer David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group creates a modern environment that conveys history, sophistication and nostalgia into the 124-seat restaurant and 81-seat bar and lounge that overlook the Chicago skyline and river.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

DINNER
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(312) 923-7705
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ricardo Jarquin
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Cross street
on Wabash between Kinzie Street and the Chicago River
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Parking details
Our valet parking is located at the entrance of The Langham, Chicago, 330 N. Wabash.
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Entertainment
The perfect cocktail doesn't just come from fancy bottles, flawless ice cubes and precisely three-and-a-half stirs. The perfect cocktail arrives in a place of simple relaxation, in good company.

Take in a view of the city, second to none. Pull up a stool behind one of the more unique bars you'll find in Chicago, or anywhere else. And revel in some local entertainment. Make a toast to new friends or retell a story with an old friend who brought along his very interesting, totally unfamiliar coworkers. Uncomfortable silences do not live here.
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Special events & promotions
Exclusive group dining—in full view of the kitchen—allows family, friends and colleagues to revel in the culinary creations specifically designed for them. Prior to the scheduled dinner, Chef Ricardo Jarquin arranges a conversation with the guest to determine desired tastes and preferred seasonal items so a menu can be tailored specific to those desires.

Family Table Reservations Request, please call 312.923.7713
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Semi-Private Cellar Space and Chef'sTable, positioned within the Main Dining Room.

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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:30AM 1:30PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 721 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Superbly prepared dishes, inventive recipes, contemporary but refined atmosphere. Service was especially polished, observant and intuitive. This place is a gem.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Just ok salad but guests liked their sandwiches

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Pretty sure the server was lost half the time. Waited for 15 minutes in a restaurant that had more servers than customers.

Food was excellent and enjoyable.

Then waited another 10 minutes to be able to pay for the meal.

That was annoying.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I love this place. The ambience, location, food and people are great. I have not once been disappointed with any of the above. The last time I visited was for a farewell dinner for a friend and they gave us some complimentary champagne just because she was leaving. Love such warm places and people!

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Ate there for lunch three times because weather was terrible. Bad service every time.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Excellent Wabash express lunch. The branzino was wonderful and accompanied by lovel vegetables including morel mushrooms!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We were celebrating a coworker’s new position at another company. Our waiter acknowledged that the moment we sat down and treated us phenomenally the entire lunch. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great value

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Food was excellent and perfect place for a business luncheon. My only complaint was toward the end of the meal our server went rouge and was nowhere to be found -- we sat there patiently waiting for the check and probably waited an extra 20 minutes for her to bring it over.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. I was downtown for a "staycation" and have been to Travelle before. It's always worth the stop!

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

There two wait staff but they both seemed inexperienced. Our bottle of wine was accidentally shared w another table. The menus were left on the table for half of the meal. Items would arrive before other had been cleared. The food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Ate breakfast twice. Good menu choices, great service, food was prepared well and flavorful. Impressed with restaurant cleanliness. Nice leisurely way to start the day. Would definitely eat there again if we return to Chicago.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Breakfast food deliciously prepared; simple but flavorful. Cordial service; however, a bit inattentive.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a girls weekend in Chicago with our last stop at Travelle. Our server was very good and so were the mimosas we had with breakfast.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I made reservations for a bachelorette dinner. Service was extremely slow and almost unattentive for the first hour. Ordering drinks took way too long. We had to corner the busboy to get our waiter to order our drinks. And they took too long to arrive. The food came out quickly once ordered. Food was great, no complaints there. It was just a very slow start to our dinner. I would have understood if the restaurant was busy, but it seemed about half full, so I don't understand.

This is my second visit, and the first one went great. So in general, I'd still recommend it.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It seemed that the menu was changing to seasonal items but it was not updated on the menu.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Above average food for a higher end restaurant hotel for dinner. Very noisy, which limited our ability to converse during our business meeting. Indeed, the noise level in the adjacent bar was not just energetic, but loud. More attention should be paid to acoustics, especially in such a higher end hotel.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Loved everything about this restaurant. Fabulous.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My wife and I had an incredible time here. Every course was delectable, and the service was amazing. Travelle made her birthday truly a special experience.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The service was excellent. The food was good, but I felt the prices were a tad high for the portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Server Cesar was exceptional! He was one of the most efficient, personable, wait staff persons we've ever encountered.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Enjoyed our evening. Food was fantastic. Loved the empanadas!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

wonderful food and service to match.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

the food was great. The quiet dining room was wonderful for us. the service was not quite up to snuff in my opinion. Two guests arrived early and already had their wine. When the rest of us were seated, no one came over to make sure the rest of us had wine ordered. We then ordered a bottle of white and there was no interaction from the service staff about who wanted it or not. Then when we were ready to order our meal, we had to flag down a waiter to ask for specials and place our orders. And the restaurant was not at all full at that point. Thanks for your attention.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We had the best meal and were treated so well. What a beautiful, elegant yet not pretentious space. The server Mauritzio was helpful and accommodating. Chef Jeff Vucko came and checked on us and offered us a taste of their fabulous budino. We had the artichoke starter, skate wing, risotto and mashed potatoes. All was executed perfectly!! Definitely stop in the beautiful lounge for a drink and view of the river and skyline. Highly recommend!! Great date spot!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

It was just okay

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

OH MY GOD!!! So much food. The Mother’s Day brunch buffet was the best I’ve ever been to. From the carved ribeye to the taco bar to the raw seafood station, everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Music was soft and soothing. Definitely worth the visit.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Mother’s Day brunch was absolute perfection ! The staff couldn’t do enough to make you happy and the food was outstanding ! Will come back again and again

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The waiter recommended the halibut with a ginger sauce. It was amazing with complex flavors and fantastic texture. Well done!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went in this past Saturday for brunch. Decided to sit in the lounge area for the river view. Service and view both excellent. I would like to try it for dinner some time.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

the food was very fresh and good, service timely and polite

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

lovely upscale dining with perfect views. Food is wonderful ...try the fixe prixed menu for lunch!

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

While the food was excellent, the service was very disappointing. VERY slow. In fact, it took so long for our server to arrive at our table after we were seated we almost left. When he did finally approach us we went ahead and put our order in immediately for fear we'd never see him again. We did see him again finally when it was time to pay, but in-between ordering and paying other people brought our food and refilled our water. No one ever came by to see how our meal was or if I'd like another mimosa. Not what we would have expected at The Langham. While we live just a couple of blocks away I don't see us returning for a meal there.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a reservation for the actual restaurant but when we saw the ambience we opted to sit in the bar. We felt the restaurant looked like a hotel breakfast room. We went to the bar but were disappointed to be seated facing the Garish video screens. They also reflect on the windows impeding the stunning river view. We did move to a different couch and enjoyed a good martini and crab toast, but still without a good view. We live in the neighborhood but would choose elsewhere for our date night. Sorry the design was not inviting. The most beautiful space is the tea room and it is not available in the evening. We were disappointed.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had our wedding night dinner here & even put that on the reservation. The setting was beautiful, but the server practically forgot about us until it was time to pay, only then did he stay nearby. We ate decent enough food but nothing at all memorable. Next time I would skip the food & enjoy the ambiance at the bar with a glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great brunch for an anniversary. The food was excellent, but the service was beyond excellent. We were treated with free champagne and very solicitous service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous, soup to nuts. Service was knowledgeable and attentive without being smothering. Go for a special night or a night you want to make special.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The place is beautiful, service is very good but the food was definitely overpriced. I don't mind paying big bucks when the food is worth it, in this case I don't think it is.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent selection of food and beautiful ambiance. Would have liked a little more bunny time, but overall great.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was all just “okay”, but for the prices they charge I expect a bit more. The stand outs were the French toast and the grilled bread with the cast iron skillet eggs. Notice how I said it was the toast that came with the eggs and not the meal itself. My boyfriend ordered the eggs benedict and the eggs were damn near hard boiled. The food was all just mediocre. The service was pleasant though. Considering how few tables there were I was surprised how long it took to get our drinks and then food though. Not sure if I’d go out of my way to go back.

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