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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

#269 of 7,716 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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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 10:30 pm after a show. The place was about half full at the time. We were more interested in the food and drink rather than the entertainment and social aspect. We placed our order and waited 30 or more minutes for two items from their small plate menu. By the time we left it had gotten busy... More 

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

Dear D J, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We’re sorry to hear that your experience did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use that as we continue to grow and improve upon the guest experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and show you our commitment... More 

150 Great Wolf Drive
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought of walking right out the door when I saw the fake animal skull on the wall. Then, I looked around and realized, they just need an interior decorator. They had accents from the Southwest, the Midwest, the 70's, and Marshall's bargain art basement. Luckily, I was only there for a quick bite before a show. And, despite the decor...the... More 

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Thank kelliec812
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear kelliec812, Thank you for sharing your thoughtful review. Attentive service and great food are things we always love to hear. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another meal soon. Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an impromptu date night and happened upon the State and Lake tavern from an internet search of restaurants nearby. We sat at the bar and I had one of there highlighted cocktails which was very yummy. We ordered appetizers - fresh pretzel with cheese and sauces and the scallop appetizer. My husband loved the scallops... More 

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Thank Monica1124
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Monica, Thank you for sharing your kind review with the TripAdvisor community. We’re delighted to hear you and your husband had a great experience on your impromptu date night. We’re pleased you enjoyed our scallops and housemade pretzel. We’re especially pleased to receive such wonderful feedback about our team as well. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming... More 

San Diego, California
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Typically I find hotel restaurants expensive and either really good or mediocre to bad. This place is fairly priced to eat at and the food is pretty good. With so many places to eat in Chicago near this hotel why would you but if it is cold and rainy you will be happy. The staff is friendly too.

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

Dear John, Thank you for thoughtful feedback. We’re pleased that you decided to spend some time with us at State & Lake Chicago Tavern. We will keep working to make State & Lake a place you’ll want to stop by any time and not just when it’s cold or rainy. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Wendy, Thank you for the 5-star review! We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoy breakfast at State & Lake Chicago Tavern. We are also big fans of the Avocado and Ricotta Toast! We look forward to welcoming you back upon your next stay at theWit. Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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 23 March 2017

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 

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280 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 19 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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