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The Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2308
+1 312-573-5160
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
14 Jan 2018
“The Same, but New”
14 Dec 2017
“Afternoon Cocktails”
Closed Now
All hours
American, French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2308
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I always found the lobby bar at the Ritz to be a place where a woman who is alone could stop for a drink and an appetizer and feel safe from unwanted attentions. This is still the case. The drinks are excellent, the appetizers tasty...More

Thank chtxsail
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quiet place to have a night cap and take in the view. Neither is to be found at the Ritz as we found the Cafe to be quite noisy and with a limited view from select seating.

2  Thank DMJA21
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Partner and I stopped here for a glass of wine and an appetizer. Atmosphere - very light and open. Quiet - not many people as it was about 2:00pm. Shared the meatballs - quite tasty and warm on a cold winter's day.

Thank ChicagoAb2013
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stopped by for cocktails and snacks and once off the elevator didn't think we were in the right place. The Ritz totally remodeled the entire grand entrance lobby, restaurant and check in areas including what was once a palm and plant filled sunroom/lounge. The...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Food superb, excellent ambience, service excellent. A fovorite place to visit when in chicago. Great selection of wine and food. Great atmosphere. Quiet and can converse without any noise.

Thank Q2792ZOjacobm
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Being a Ritz fan I might be biased - but have to say this cafe is lovely. For breakfast the traditional croissants and muffins are available, along with creative (and healthy!) options such as greek yogurt and honey with a side of fresh figs, or...More

Thank Foudinguette
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I love the Ritz Cafe, the food and service are excellent. The Ritz is just around the corner from Watertower Place and close to many other fun spots.

Thank Cathie W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great Food and Great Location. I Highly recommend eating here. The food is amazing and the portions are generous.

Thank dretland
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Pricey, but that is to be expected in a luxury hotel. Even my hard to please friend found something she enjoyed! Nice variety.

Thank Carra W
Reviewed 17 July 2016

High Tea was very special....the staff was really helpful...good selection of teas and goodies. Though the goodies were over $50 per person. Guess that is the price for luxury. Salad was exceptionally tasty as were the various scones, etc of the goodies. The room is...More

Thank eyeu
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan
Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent
Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago
River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out
neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the
place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with
shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and
dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2308
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus Stops: 151,145,146,147 Close to Chicago Red Line Stop Cabs Plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-5160
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