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Palm Court

140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
+1 312-787-2200
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Drake Hotel is a grand ol' Dame. You will love the history of the place as well as this gorgeous lobby which is just off to the left of the main lobby as you enter the hotel. The ballrooms and other function rooms are...More

Thank mlgocon
Reviewed 25 June 2017

On a girls trip to Chicago, we treated ourselves to the most wonderful afternoon of our trip! The ambiance and service is wonderful. Our server, Sead, was delightful and even gave us a tour of the ballrooms and party rooms in the Hotel after our...More

Thank ando99b
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited The Drake's Palm Court to attend a cousin's wedding tea party event. Duration was two hours with about 25 female guests taking place right after lunch. First experience was the front staff at the Palm Court. There was a bit of confusion as to...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 30 April 2017

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 10 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 29 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 9 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 27 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
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4 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
25 April 2016|
Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
I'm going to tea at Palm Court in May...I will ask them!
14 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
US$40 - US$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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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
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