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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

#297 of 7,700 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9400
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06:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri 06:30 - 02:00
Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Denver, Colorado
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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stay here frequently and really enjoy the breakfast at State and Lake. The ricotta toast and avocado toast are healthy and great tasting options hard to find at other restaurants.

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Thank wendymunz
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light late lunch and was delighted by the atmosphere, friendly attentive wait staff. I ordered the parsnip soup and it was awesome, so good I almost licked my bowl! I convinced my husband to go back the next night for dinner. I again ordered the soup. We sat at the bar and again the staff offered... More 

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Thank Keloser
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Keloser, Thank you for the glowing review. We’re thrilled to receive such positive guest feedback—especially about our parsnip soup! We agree that it’s fantastic. We’re getting ready to switch over to some Spring dishes so look for those new additions coming soon. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Dallas, TX
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast and friendly service at breakfast. Good basic choices, the yogurt parfait is a nice starter, decaf coffee is also good.

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Thank DawninDallas
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear DawnInDallas, Thank you for joining us and for the great review! We’re happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience at breakfast. We hope to see you again when you're back in Chicago. Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, this place is fantastic!! It's a little gem hidden away in the wit hotel. I passed by it often and have only recently been stopping in for breakfast. The service is amazing! The bartender Luis gives out great recommendations and is very welcoming. The food is always very fast and every dish is outstanding. The host or maybe manager... More 

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Thank JosephRichburg3344
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear JosephRichburg3344, Many thanks for the 5-star review! We’re delighted to receive such positive guest feedback—especially about our team. We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it’s such a pleasure to hear we delivered on that promise. We’re pleased to hear how much you enjoy our breakfast and hope to have the opportunity to welcome... More 

Level Contributor
280 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

for breakfast its great if you have the included meal with your room for Gold and above Hilton Honors members. Food is very good. Had a nice lunch there as well. some decent entertainment on the weekends too. Its a better choice than going to the roof deck lounge/club if you want to just have a couple civilized app's or... More 

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Thank Gma0917
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Gma0917, Thank you for joining us and for providing us with such kind feedback. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our live weekend entertainment. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another visit soon. Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Sparta, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had George as our server. He did an amazing job. We had biscuits & gravy and truffle Benedict, both were delicious. My husband had a Bloody Mary which he found tasty. Request George for your server & you will be well taken care of. He is a definite asset to State and Lake Chicago Tavern.

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Thank Heather B
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear habloyer, Thank you for sharing your 5-star review with the TripAdvisor community. We’re thrilled to receive such positive guest feedback about our brunch menu and our team—George in particular! We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it’s a pleasure to hear we delivered on that promise. Your glowing recommendation is truly appreciated. We hope... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Wit for the weekend and we aren't too fond on hotel restaurants but this place was amazing! After a long day traveling, we didn’t want to walk to far to grab a bite to eat, so we had lunch here. George, our lunch server, and Luis-G (Luigi), our brunch server, were beyond helpful... More 

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Thank Vicencio M
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Vicencio M., Thank you for the 5-star review. We’re thrilled to receive such positive guest feedback—especially about our team! We agree—they’re awesome! Your glowing recommendation is truly appreciated. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We really enjoyed our breakfast and mimosas. Cocktails at the bar the night before were tasty and the bartender was very nice.

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Thank Norma J
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Norma J., Thank you for joining us for breakfast! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed our mimosas as well as our other cocktails at the bar. Nothing like an early morning pick me up after a fun night! We truly appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back for another meal soon. Kind Regards, State and... More 

Yorkville, Illinois
Level Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the restaurant but would have liked to have seen healthier options for breakfast. The Oatmeal tasted like it had a lot of cream. It was good just not as healthy as it could be. My daughters biscuits and gravy had celery in it which she did not like but I tried it and loved it. Great location attached to... More 

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Thank Heather J
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Heather J., Thank you for the kind review. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us so much that you decided to give our breakfast a try! We’re pleased you found our new biscuits and gravy to your liking but apologize that our oatmeal didn’t meet your standards. We appreciate the feedback as we are always... More 

Monmouth, Illinois
Level Contributor
125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stopped by the bar for a quick beverage and it was very pleasant. A good mixture of cocktails at the bar- I highly recommend the "Drunken Lumberjack"..one of their specialty cocktails.

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Thank notesfork
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by State and Lake Chicago Tavern for a cocktail. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the Drunken Lumberjack, one of our more popular cocktails at the tavern. We recommend giving the Boulevardier or Candied Bacon Old Fashioned a try upon your next visit. Thank you again for the thoughtful review. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
  • Public Transportation: Red Line: State and Lake Brown/Purple/Green/Orange Line: State and Lake Blue Line: Clark and Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-239-9400
Description
Led by award-winning Executive Chef Nathan Sears, sleek contemporary gastropub State and Lake Chicago Tavern combines the flare of artisanal American cuisine with the warm, welcoming vibe of a neighborhood pub. Named after the iconic intersection in the heart of the city, State and Lake Chicago Tavern serves up new twists on bistro fare, with an emphasis on featuring the finest locally sourced and wholesome ingredients.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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