About State and Lake Chicago Tavern
Offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch utilizing local and regional ingredients, Chef Kevin Atkinson's menu is composed of small plates and larger entrees. Artisanal beer selections – many from the Midwest – pair gracefully with the fare as does State and Lake Chicago Tavern's extensive wine list and handcrafted, classic cocktails.
Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST Monday-Friday: 6:30am-11am
LUNCH Monday-Friday: 11am-4pm
DINNER Monday - Thursday: 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 4pm-2am, Sunday: 4pm-10pm
WEEKEND BRUNCH 7am - 2pm
$30 and under
WEDNESDAY: Live Blues Music 8PM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Live Acoustic Music 9PM
SUNDAY: Live Country Music 5pm
Valet parking is offered through the hotel:
2 hours: $15
3-12 hours: $26
13-24 hours: $50
Red Line: State and Lake
Brown/Purple/Green/Orange Line: State and Lake
Blue Line: Clark and Lake
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in booking a private event, please contact our Restaurant Sales Department at (312) 239-9563 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
State and Lake Chicago Tavern is an ideal location to enjoy a breakfast event, business or girl’s luncheon, or a plethora of events including after work receptions, rehearsal dinners, or corporate dinners. A warm rustic space filled with organic colors and vintage elements.
State and Lake Chicago Tavern Ratings and Reviews
We have dined here several times for lun ...
We have dined here several times for lunch and breakfast and never been disappointed. The food is always good quality, hot, and usually fast service as they cater to the downtown working crowd. Service was prompt and courteous. The homemade corned beef hash is a treat! Also the eggs benedict of which there are several versions are very good. Great spot with an active bar crowd after work!
We went to State and Lake prior to atten ...
We went to State and Lake prior to attending a play nearby. The food was very good, my wife found a wine she enjoyed and the beer selection, while not large, was quite good as well. If you want a pub experience this would not be your choice; if you want good food and drink in an enjoyable atmosphere this would be a good choice.
Dined on Sunday -- 8:30 pm reservation. ...
Dined on Sunday -- 8:30 pm reservation. Only 2 other parties dining when we arrived; when they left ~9pm, staff cranked up the music & started clearing all tables & resetting them for breakfast - very noisy. Seemed like they didn't want us there - made for a very unpleasant dining experience.
I gave them a Service Rating of Fair because our server did a great job, but overall the rest of the staff didn't make it a welcoming or pleasant dining experience. Also reflected in the Ambiance Rating.
We came here before a show at Chicago Th ...
We came here before a show at Chicago Theatre - which is probably 90% of the patrons at the time. Server was prompt but kept messing up our orders: asked for an Manhattan but almost got something else. Orders a chicken app but got the entree. Understand it was very busy and things can get confusion. She ended up correcting the situation and recovered.
The food itself was good, drinks are very expensive even for River North/ Loop. ($19 for a martini!) We will likely go elsewhere before a show next time.
Limited menu is well designed for our pu ...
Limited menu is well designed for our purpose -- light fare before visiting the Chicago Theater next door. We each ordered a "wimpy" burger and shared a basket of fries. Service was timely, but not overly engaging or friendly. Pricey beer & wine list, but lots of selection. Better atmosphere for a group than a date. Would return due to its convenience to the Chicago Theater, but it's not a special spot.
Perfect for a before theater dinner!
Nice variety on the menu with wonderful preparations. Sides are large enough to share. The specialty cocktails are different and delightful. We had the margaritas with passionfruit and a chili liquer which gave them just the right touch of spiciness. Craft beer selection is also varied and interesting.
Great lunch place
We went to state and lake tavern after going to the Windy City Live show. It was a beautiful day and we sat by the window people watching.
Our lunch was delicious. We had a panini and a hamburger. Both were tasty. We had arugula salad with the panini and yummy fresh cut fries with the burger. The server was helpful and very attentitive. We would go back to the state and lake tavern.
Groups of 6 and a forgetten meal!?
We went with a group of friends for a birthday. Our service initially was great-we have a friend with a food allergy and the server was attentive to that. When the food arrived--my meal was completely missed. They didn't even realize that it was missing. We had to flag down a server who happened to be a manager. She went to talk to our server and 5 minutes later I had a very rare burger in front of me. I cut in to it and realized I wouldn't eat it. We had to flag down another server and they brought the manager back. They took my burger--with ketchup and mustard already on it-and just put both halves back on the grill. I would have expected them to do it right and get a new burger. I didn't eat it. They did comp my meal but the gratuity was already added to our check. It was not a good experience Nd we wouldn't go back.
The food was good but disappointed in th ...
The food was good but disappointed in the menu. Even though the website showed a lunch menu, prior to 2:00 pm, there was only burgers & brunch items. The burgers were really good, but would have liked a bigger selection that the lunch menu implied was available.
Hopping place with good food
If you don't mind a place that's loud, busy, and crowded (especially on weekends), you'll enjoy the food and the atmosphere here. Making reservations is a good idea, and you may want to try someplace else if you're looking for a quiet and romantic dinner, then come back here some other time when you're just out for fun.
Great beer selection
I love that they have tastings of the different beers they serve. It is very busy on concert nights and it seems like they do not have enough help. Are server was great but running around like crazy and it took a while to get everything. Need more vegetarian/vegan options.
Had the mussels for an appetizer, salmon for the main course, and it turns out the waiter thought our friend was having a birthday so we had a delicious dessert of brownie ice cream cones. I would definitely go back, because the food was outstanding!
Was a nice suprise
We really enjoyed our dinner here. We were going to a show at the Chicago Theater so it was very convenient. I would recommend reservations as the place filled up fast shortly after we arrived. For starters, we had the charcuterie and cheese boards which were both excellent. While some other places have been chintzie with the amount they give you, both boards were surprisingly generous. I had one of their Manhattans (North and West?) which was good although a bit pricey. For dinner, I had the pork chop and my husband had the bison meatloaf. The pork chop was really juicy and tasty although it was a bit difficult to cut into while it was atop beans (also tasty) in a skillet. I ended up launching some beans onto the saucer for the skillet. My husband really enjoyed his meatloaf and was very pleased with his choice. We did not have time to stay for dessert, but we would definitely be back should we need dining in that area again. Our server was also very attentive without being overbearing and had great suggestions (to which some we did partake).
Great except for new server
Our server had to be new because he steered us wrong in the selection of our meal. He made up definitions of food items which were incorrect. The broccoli was extremely HOT and he didn't mention it when we asked specifically about certain flavors.
Made a reservation for 6 good prior to arriving. My party arrived and the place was empty. The hostess seemed confused that we had a reservation. Nonetheless, we were seated at a table for 5 that they made to accommodate the 6 of us which was not reserved or anything. We asik thought it was a bit cramped and asked for a larger table but were told that there are only two tables in the place for a party our size and they were both reserved. Aside from the mix-up, the waiter we had seemed like he didn't want to serve us. As he gave us our drinks, he said he wasn't ready for our orders and didn't come back until 10 minutes later. Then two of our burgers, which were very tasty, were cooked incorrectly. Bad experience for a place with a great vibe and good food.
This is my second time dining at State and Lake Tavern. My meal was delicious and so was the mojito. The rest of the food at my table looked amazing. We had a very attentive sever named Chris who blew us away with his hospitality. So attentive to our tables needs. We were really impressed by this hotel restaurant.
The menu is small but the food is excellent. Our server recommended the crispy chicken thigh and it was the greatest piece of chicken my wife and I ever ate. The wings and fries were good also. If you are ever in Chicago's Theatre District check this place out.
Cool space but not a great choice
Chose State and Lake for a casual dinner before the theater. Very cool space in the Wit Hotel. Energetic after work crowd. Food was generally good - my wife had the meatloaf which was excellent; I had the perch tacos which were so-so. Service was disappointing - we waited for anyone to show up to take our drink order and waited again to take our food order. Once our food order went in, we never saw our waiter again until he handed us the bill. Once ordered, our food came out quickly but the wait staff seemed focused on a couple of larger, after-work crowd tables and generally ignored us.
Since we were staying at The Wit and the Chicago weather was frigid, we made reservations at State and Lake Chicago Tavern. This was so we did not have to leave the building. And it was a good choice! I had a great burger with a pail of fries and my wife had the perch tacos and a side of broccoli. Everything was tasty and served hot. Our server was exceptional. Since we had a very good experience for dinner, we also ate breakfast there the next morning.
Great After a Show
We went here after a show at the Gene Siskel Center - just a half block away and connected to the Wit Hotel. We were seated quickly, next to the floor to ceiling windows facing State Street, with nice views all around. Even though we were between two other parties, it didn't feel crowded and it was easy to have a private conversation. My wife asked for some extras beyond the menu descriptions (change to a cocktail ingredient, additional dipping item for the delicious pimento cheese spread), and she was accommodated without hesitation. Our main courses, steak and one of their signature burgers, were perfectly done. And our side potatoes, mashed and hand cut fries, also were very tasty.
The only slight drawback was that our waiter was not as attentive as he could have been after the meal was served, but one of his fellow waiters jumped in to check on us. We certainly will consider this again among our options before or after a show downtown.
Great location across the street from Chicago Theater. Went there before and after a concert. Excellent service, great burger and Lake perch tacos. Very good beer offerings. Left my phone at the table, server was kind enough to return it to the host station.
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