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Palm Court

140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
+1 312-787-2200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I recently celebrated our belated Mother's Day by experiencing afternoon tea at Palm Court in The Drake. We began our tea with Mimosas while we decided on which tea to try. Approximately a dozen teas are offered and described in the menu,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very disappointing experience at the Signature Lounge, we were looking for a relaxing cocktail nearby after a long day of shopping. I pulled up my map and we ended up at the Palm Court. The bar here is small, and at 4:00 in...More

Thank andy_and_lisa_2010
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visited on a Monday afternoon and it was quiet and peaceful. We were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere. The quiet time also meant that we could take our time and at no point were we rushed. The fountain is...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The high tea service was enjoyable but the room is small and there is a lot of traffic from the banquet room entrance in the corner of the room. The tea service itself is fantastic! They take great care of you. Juju recommend to plan...More

Thank terrasea
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Traveled to Chicago for the holidays with immediate (and extended) family and and we were eager to have an official, formal high tea. The offering of different types of teas and sandwiches offered something for the 3-year old girls in our family and the adults....More

Thank dlculbreath
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you've read my review of The Drake please know that the Palm Court is located in the hotel. The tea service was excellent and I will return. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was amazing. At the tea service there was a live...More

Thank AdorableKim
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For somebody who is into the "high tea thing," they would like this - $45 for a cup of tea and some sandwiches/scones is highway robbery however. And for little girls its OK as well, for the discounted price of $20. But for anybody else...More

Thank emailevans
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've enjoyed High Tea at other restaurants and in other cities, Palm Court did not live up to the hype. Food was average at best and service was awful. Servers were scarce during our entire visit and we got the impression that they would enjoy...More

Thank Cathie W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I wanted to treat my friend and I to this amazing tea experience before hitting the road for 5 hrs and it was the best thing I did for myself. The ambiance was amazing, the service went above and beyond our needs and wants.....the finger...More

Thank jazzSt_Louis
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I went with family for the afternoon tea service on Christmas and had a fantastic experience. The food was plentiful and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was lovely, especially with the live harpist. I would most definitely return.

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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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Are there gluten free options for high tea?
5 January 2017|
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Response from Zobie | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the Palm Court to make arrangements for a gluten free afternoon tea service. Several years ago, when I was dining with a vegan guest there, I called in advance and made extensive arrangements with... More
Susan S
I was there this past weekend. I have the Tropical Garden tea. What brand do you use? The tea was the best I ever had!!
26 April 2016|
Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
I'm going to tea at Palm Court in May...I will ask them!
How much is high tea?
15 January 2016|
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Response from annew597 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $42 per person. Each person receives their own pot of tea, and the sandwiches and breads on the tiered trays will be refilled upon request. Also, anything not eaten will be boxed for you if you like.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
    (Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-2200
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Drake Hotel