Lake Point Towers
Chicago, IL 60611
For over 45 years, Cité has sat atop the prestigious Lake Point Tower, offering American Contemporary cuisine with a French flair. Since the debut, guests have been captivated by the picturesque 360* panoramic, unparalleled views of Chicago’s breathtaking skyline, lakefront and Navy Pier. Cité’s ultimate fine dining experience features dazzling décor, savory new menu selections and impeccable, first-class service. Cité offers private dining for events, meetings, and special occasions.
American, Traditional French, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
BRUNCH Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Wednesday & Saturday Navy Pier hosts fireworks during Summer and we have the birds eye view
Private Dining is available for groups of 2-225. Call our Private Dining Manager at (312) 595-4845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Valet parking is available at Lake Point Tower through a third party, based on availability. If you are able to park at Lake Point Tower our Hostess can stamp your valet ticket which validates it for up to 4 hours and is $20 paid to the valet. After 4 hours it goes up to full price which is $40++
Parking is not guaranteed and additional parking garages are located within the area. Please call for any additional parking details.
Navy Pier Trolley, Grand Avenue Bus 65, State Street 29 Bus
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cité offers a unique venue for all types of private events including weddings, social celebrations, and corporate events.
Weekly Summer fireworks on Wednesday and Saturday nights at Navy Pier.
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Cité can accommodate Corporate or Private affairs for parties of 12-175. From cocktail receptions to four course plated dinners, Cité provides an incredible dining experience with impeccable service and great attention to detail.
Cite Ratings and Reviews
Although, I saw mix reviews my experienc ...
Although, I saw mix reviews my experience was outstanding. Great food, excellent service, and the prices were acceptable. The Chef definitely should receive an Michelin star for his outstanding cooking, and wonderful plating.
Chef undercooked my wife well done steak ...
Chef undercooked my wife well done steak with no pink twice. The view was okay it was rainy and foggy , waiters service to detail was great, drinks was wonderful , hostess very friendly and serviceable. Parking crazy I though they comp my parking only to find I was still charged 20.00 for valet but I would go again
New Year's Eve. They put us in a room w ...
New Year's Eve. They put us in a room where you looked out at the lake only to see black. Not even by a window.
The food was okay at best (especially for the price) dessert was terrible!! Pana cotta had too much gelatin! Don't order it.
Service was okay, not great.
I would only go back for drinks at the bar. Beautiful view.
Otherwise I would not recommend for dinning. Sorry.
We reserved a table here for Cite's spec ...
We reserved a table here for Cite's special NYE offerings. When we arrived there were about 10 other guests huddled off the elevator waiting to be sat. Our reservation was for 6:45pm, and they were still trying to seat their 6:15 and 6:30 reservations (despite having ample vacant tables). We were seated shortly after having arrived. The chairs had 4' tears in them and lacked any padding to the seat making them very uncomfortable. We put in our order off the pre-selected menu for the evening, however, never received our first course. We had to flag down our server multiple times just to request additional drinks as our server did not regularly check in to see how our meal was going. Upon getting our main course, the food was stone cold and seemed to have not even been seasoned prior to cooking. The steak was exceptionally bland in flavor and the lobster very dried out. Dessert was also served cold. Our entire meal took 2.5 hours because of the poor preparation of the kitchen and meals were coming out far behind schedule. We had planned our evening according to the anticipated schedule and in turn missed our after dinner reservations for the remainder of the evening. I can certainly empathize that NYE is a very busy time of year in the restaurant business, however, this meal and experience left much to be desired for the high cost of the meal. It was not worth $400 and having to lose out on the rest of our evening since the restaurant failed to plan accordingly for preparation and timeliness. I would be willing to try this place again, however, never on NYE.
I booked Cité for New Year's Eve dinner. ...
I booked Cité for New Year's Eve dinner. $125 set menu-
4 courses. OT advertised this NYE dinner as having live jazz w/a view of the city. I thought it would be a great choice to take my 80 yro aunt. WRONG.
When we arrived into the welcome area we were NOT greeted. There were 3 people standing at the desk and not 1 looked up to greet us. I looked left & there were 10 other people standing waiting to be seated. The 3 people behind the desk were clearly unorganized and didn't know who to seat where. This was bizarre considering it was NYE and everyone pre-booked.
We continued to stand their awkwardly for 5 minutes w/out being acknowledged and listened to the main girl very rudely direct her colleagues where to sit people. Finally this rude woman directed a man (I think the manager) to seat us. Mind you my aunt is 80...she was standing for 10 mins and without being acknowledged or offered a seat. He kindly welcomed us and proceeded to take us to our seats. We walk past the jazz band w/lots of open tables by windows & views of the city.
He walks us to a back room where you couldn't hear the music to a table without a city view. I ask him if we can be in the main room w/ the music and he says "those tables are reserved" (they were empty so this was confusing to me as we had a reservation as well). Nonetheless wanting my aunt to sit quickly, I just asked if we could be in the middle room so we could at least hear the music. He then takes us to the middle room & offers us a table not by a window. I ask and again he says, "booked". My aunt says whatever and so we sit. Note* - those window tables remained empty the entire time we ate. Our waiter was nice but not tentative. They forgot our 1st course. The food was very average. The main had no sides, just meat. And no bvrg was included in the $125. They also added a 20% tip. That didn't stop the waiter asking if I needed my $60 change. Don't waste your money or time here. Horrible experience & ruined NYE for my aunt & I.
The appetizers were good, but the entree ...
The appetizers were good, but the entrees were mixed - one of us has a pork chop and it was dry. The view was amazing. However, the service was bad. It was a cold winters day (even by Chicago standards), but no one offered to take our coats. We later found the coat check room - they were simply thrown over a chair in another part of the restaurant. The restaurant was only 20% full (it was a Wednesday), but it took a long time for our waiter to offer us a drink and menus and he was never really around during the meal. For a restaurant with a price tag of ~$150 per person, I would have expected much better service.
It was a shame - the view was great, the food pretty good, but I would never go back, nor recommend it - there are many better alternatives in Chicago
The food was incredibly disappointing an ...
The food was incredibly disappointing and lacked flavor throughout all courses. And when you have price points similar to that of this restaurant you would expect amazing food to be presented...not the case. The drinks were very good and drinks came quickly after ordering. Overall experience was underwhelming to say the least. I would encourage you to save your money and avoid this restaurant.
Great food and ambiance but the service ...
Great food and ambiance but the service could have been better. The server had trouble remembering what we ordered and it took for ever to get our check.
Also, we had a pretty early reservation (5 pm) and although the restaurant was open, they weren't ready.
I would still recommend it because everything else was outstanding.
Came here on vacation and wanted a nice ...
Came here on vacation and wanted a nice view for Thanksgiving. We opted for prix fixe menu which should have been easy for service, but the service was poor. They were slow to bus the tables or fill waters and there were many empty tables. View was great but food and service not worth the price.
When we first came in, the lady that too ...
When we first came in, the lady that took our coat was very pleasant and nice. Seeing her made us feel comfortable and wanted. We got the table at the place where it was too bright and not as romantic (we were celebrating a special occasion and don't go to the places like this often) so we wanted something with more dimmed lights and a city view. The manager took care of it and gave us a better table, which I thought was really nice of him.
Santos, the server, was extraordinary. He was professional and knowledgeable about anything we asked. He recommended the lobster for a main course, which was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant, not too noisy, and very relaxed. We really enjoyed dining at Cite and would definitely come back later for another occasion :)
WOW. I've enjoyed CITE several times an ...
WOW. I've enjoyed CITE several times and each visit reminds me why I should return. Service is attentive without being overbearing, and staff treat you as family. Food is top shelf, unique, fresh, vibrant and the chef always offer extra surprises to tease and teach one's palate. View is incredible. WOW
For the money spent ($215) for two peopl ...
For the money spent ($215) for two people, this should of been the best food we have ever eaten. Came up very short, got the filet, fires and lobster mac n cheese. Anywho the view was amazing. My suggestion, go there for drinks and an app or 2 for the view.
Cite was enjoyable due to the incredible ...
Cite was enjoyable due to the incredible view of the Chicago skyline. The site provides a full 360 degree view of the city from all perspectives.
The other reasons a restaurant is frequented, the food and service, were just average to good at best.
a stunning view. a wonderful bar. a grea ...
a stunning view. a wonderful bar. a great menu. slightly unfortunate the execution of the menu didnt live up to the expectation and price tag.
drinks were great at bar pre dinner--we showed up about 15 minutes before reservation time--i was able to get a 6pm reservation 2 days before, which was nice. caught the last bit of sunlight, it was great. the view is simply stunning. we were sat at a two top on the glass. and that was fine, but we tustve got to our appetizers before anyone else even came in. had the whole place to ourselves and i think we could've maybe been sat at the "love seat" tables with the better view. the food was good. my wife did not enjoy the oysters with pickled onion. and her filet was over cooked to almost well and she asked for medium rare--but we didnt send it back. should have for close to $50. my strip was fantastic. and the lobster mac and cheese was very good. the chocolate fondue was served over a candle and was melted but it was cold. very odd.
we would for sure go back, but only for a cocktail at the bar and maybe a small bite.
Went here with my girlfriend celebrating ...
Went here with my girlfriend celebrating the most recent success' in our relationship, and in business. View was terrific. Valet parking was convenient (even though I lost my card twice, my fault). Didn't seem all that busy of a place. Ambient setting. Beautiful view 70 floors up. The price wasn't the issue. I'd say the quality of food to back it up was slightly disappointing. Been to cheaper restaurants with better quality food, all due respect. Chef did give us a small complimentary bite of salmon and cucumber, which was nice.
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