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The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel

#100 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611-2508 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-573-6760
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06:30 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Has eclipsed the Drake for the best high tea service in Chicago, wonderful finger sandwiches and sweets paired with delicious champagne in a beautiful environment.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Peninsula Hotel and had lunch and breakfast here. No detail left unnoticed, the service was great and the food came exactly as you ordered. Seems silly to say that last comment--but necessary. How often have you order your eggs a special way and your request is ignored. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful service, wonderful food.

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Thank richardallan2016
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear richardallan2016, Thank you for sharing your kind review of The Lobby at The Peninsula Chicago. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Brussels, Belgium
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for afternoon tea on a Saturday. The stand-out aspect was the service. Everyone that spoke to me was very attentive and I was served by a great waiter who did a stellar job. The lobby itself is fairly grand, with a gorgeous ceiling although I have the feeling the tables and chairs could have used a touch more... More 

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Thank Englishguy85
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Englishguy85, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent Afternoon Tea experience in The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you experienced great service. We apologize that you were less than pleased with the tables and chairs, as well as the scones, sandwiches and tea. I will be sure to share this feedback internally with my team.... More 

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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to say about this Afternoon Tea. The space reminded me of being in a warm resort atmosphere. The color tones were light, and the ambiance was quite comforting. The tea also had a string quartet playing throughout the time. There are a lot of varieties for tea in four major categories. I had black while the... More 

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Thank Steven S
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven S, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with regards to your recent experience in The Lobby. We are honored that you chose to dine with us for Afternoon Tea. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance as well as the service. We are also glad to hear that the tea selection and food were... More 

Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Expert staff, beautiful surroundings. We stopped in for cocktails and the experience was great. In fact, we plan to stay there next time.

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Thank Journeyman J
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Journeyman J, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on your experience at The Lobby. We are delighted you enjoyed the service, décor and cocktails. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Melbourne, Florida
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Peninsula offers a special treat, burgers and bubbly, which is a hamburger, fries, and champagne. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is lovely and the dining room is comfortable. This is worth ordering when the restaurant offers it.

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Thank Janet R
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janet R, Thank you for sharing your positive comments on your Burgers and Bubbles experience in The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner as well as the atmosphere in the dining area. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Chicago.IL
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My friend and I had tea in the Lobby two weeks before Christmas. The hostess was lovely and our waiter was very nice, but it took forever for him to come and take our order, and then we waited quite a while to be served. (The waiter was professional and solicitous when present - perhaps he had too many tables... More 

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Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donaldsdottir, Thank you for sharing your feedback with regards to your Holiday Tea experience in The Lobby. We regret to hear that your service was less than satisfactory, especially with regard to the speed of service and inadequate lighting. I would like to hear more about your experience should you be willing to discuss this further, I hope that... More 

Naples, Florida
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Ate here for breakfast only, but was extremely impressed by the level of service and care. Food was very good.

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Thank TravelistheGoal
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravelistheGoal, Thank you for sharing this positive feedback on your visit to The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you felt the level of service was satisfactory and that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Hull, Massachusetts
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1,040 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The wife and I went in to the bar but were able to walk trough the the lobby (which is on the 5th floor). It is elegantly appointed and tastefully done. We did not spend much time here but would definitely return.

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Aurora
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252 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had drinks and a snack in the lobby lounge....I had the Cosmo champagne cocktail while he had the maple bourbon, and raved about the generous pour. We also ordered the cheese plate and it was generously presented with 5 different cheeses and accoutrements. A string duo was playing in the balcony above and with the large... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa C, Thank you so much for sharing your positive comments on your recent experience at The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your cocktails and appetizers as well as the festive décor. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 75
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611-2508
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-6760
  • This restaurant is at The Peninsula Chicago
Description
Enjoy spectacular dining in The Lobby, which was recently awarded a perfect Five Star review by Time Out Chicago Food Editor David Tamarkin. 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, together with the delectable "Chocolate After Dark". Children’s menus are available with a variety of offerings.

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