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The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel

#86 of 7,599 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 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:30
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Davie, Florida
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went just for the chocolate bar and we were not disappointed! Desserts were so beautiful, you almost don't want to eat them. Glad we did because they were so delicious. The setting is beautiful and well worth it. Also, great chocolate adult beverages- so glad we tried a few.

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

Dear Susan C, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on your recent visit to The Lobby restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Chocolate at The Pen. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Pasadena, California
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242 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the Lobby Restaurant in the Peninsula while it was decorated for Christmas. After seeing this beautiful room, I was certain the food would be incredible as well. What a gorgeous place to enjoy a quite meal. The room was not very crowded on this Monday evening but I imagine that it is important to make reservations well... More 

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Thank fro2
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fro2, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at The Lobby. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and the holiday décor. We are disappointed to hear that you were not offered another option to replace the molten chocolate cake. I will be sure to share this feedback with my team internally. We hope to... More 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant, impressive, fabulous king salmon. Worth it, and would go back again. Wonderful service, and for dessert we ordered the passion souffle. It was spectacular.

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

Dear Robert G, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent experience at The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the King Salmon as well as the Passion Soufflé. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

South Lyon, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great variety of food including sushi, beef, chicken and a fabulous desert bar. They also have a quartet playing the entire time, serenity now!

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

Dear August G, Thank you for sharing your positive comments with regards to your recent visit to The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the buffet as well as the entertainment. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

St. Louis, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to book it for Sunday brunch in advance. The branch was great. Atmosphere is very inviting with live classical music. Food was very good quality and service was great! I would compare it to Disney cruise line service where everybody are so nice and polite and food is great!

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

Dear Sasha B, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent Sunday Brunch experience at The Lobby. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the menu, atmosphere, entertainment and service. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lobby is THE place to escape from busy Chicago and have a snack or coffee in a luxurious environment with incredible artwork

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

Dear iELM, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on your recent experience at The Lobby. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed a nice escape from the busy city! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

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239 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I dined here as a party of 3 on a Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate a Birthday. Atmosphere just lovely and service was wonderful. The Lobby is a restaurant located in the Peninsula Hotel. We had ordered cocktails while perusing the menu. Appetizers were the Chef special Steak Tartare, and Baby Iceburg Salad. Entrees were the Foie Gras... More 

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

Dear akdeepdiver, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you thought the service was wonderful and that you enjoyed your meal and cocktails. We hope you had a fantastic birthday and are honored that you chose to spend it at The Lobby. Kind regards, Christopher Pageaud Director of Food and Beverage More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Reserved a table for 4 for Sunday brunch. Two young professionals new to Chicago + two parents visiting. The ambiance was lovely. Attentive service. String quartet playing from a balcony. Food variety and quality superb. We are not huge eaters, so we tried small bites of most everything. Liked the spacing of the food stations around the restaurant - no... More 

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

Dear Ed D, We are delighted to hear that you and your parents enjoyed your brunch at The Lobby on Sunday. We appreciate hearing your positive feedback on the ambiance, service, live music, and brunch selection. It is an honor for you mention The Lobby as one of the best brunches you have had worldwide. We hope to welcome you... More 

Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My mother and I ate in the Lobby restaurant on our first night after our arrival and an afternoon of sightseeing. The dining room is elegantly appointed and I loved the string ensemble that played from a balcony high above the room. In daytime, it is bright an airy. My kale salad and chicken roulade were delicious and well presented,... More 

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

Dear Linda H, We are delighted that you chose to dine with us in The Lobby, and are glad to hear that you were pleased with the décor, live music, Kale Salad, Chicken Roulade and chocolate desserts. We appreciate hearing your comments with regards to your mother’s pasta dish and the ice cream station, and I plan to address this... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited with two friends for Afternoon High Tea. The hotel is very classy and every attention is paid to the detail in this open restaurant just off the lobby. The ambience and tea selection was very good. Salmon and cucumber sandwiches were good and most of the desserts were excellent. The service was excellent with attention to our needs. We... More 

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Thank JosephMM3
Peninsula_CH, Director of Food and Beverage at The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JosephMM3, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your Afternoon Tea experience in The Lobby. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tea selection, sandwiches and desserts as well as the service and live music. We appreciate your feedback with regards to the dress code, and regret to hear that this was not a favorable part of... 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
US$31 - US$75
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
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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