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
A very hip place with a very eclectic me ...
A very hip place with a very eclectic menu. A little pricey, wines more so. A scallop app that was over the top. A great pork chop entree. A unique pasta dish with a wild boar sauce that was amazing. Finally, a PB&J cheesecake for dessert to complete the great experience. A shout out to our server, Matthew, who helped make the meal memorable.
Before making our reservation we checked ...
Before making our reservation we checked out the menu and it looked great. We arrived at 5:00 and was seated immediately. When looking at the menu we were surprised! There was very few food options. We asked the waiter about the menu, he told us because it's 5:00 they only serve bar food. We were disappointed.
We ended up getting burgers and mushroom salads. The burgers were delicious!
The mushroom salad didn't have lettuce. We couldn't figure out what was on the plate besides mushrooms. The mushroom plate was a waste!
For the price point, the food was not of ...
For the price point, the food was not of the quality we were expecting. We ordered a chestnut celery soup that was served lukewarm, and and had a citrus zest and some sort of pine needle-like herb that made it unappetizing. Also, the kids meal we ordered for our son came with french fries that had parsley on them. Of course, our son would not touch them. Lastly, I felt that the glass of wine I ordered was an exceptionally short pour. We were disappointed overall.
Went here before a play. We were seated ...
Went here before a play. We were seated right away and our server was very attentive. All of our drinks were good. The fish tacos were somewhat bland and only a few greens came with them as a side. The rest of our food was just ok, nothing was outstanding. This is a good pre- theater restaurant as you can be in and out quickly if needed and it is within walking distance to all of the theaters.
Great location if you are going to Chica ...
Great location if you are going to Chicago Theatre. Food was fresh and fantastic, but more a sharable type menu. Entrees not large portion sizes so for big eaters be prepared to dial it down. Desserts tasted wonderful, but could tell they are premade and refrigerated for the week.
We needed a place to grab a quick bite b ...
We needed a place to grab a quick bite before the show st the Chicago theatre and it could t have been a better choice. Our table was ready, the hostess took our order quickly and the waitstaff made sure we got our drinks and food quickly but without feeling rushed. Food was great. It was a perfect choice.
We tend to go here a lot before the thea ...
We tend to go here a lot before the theater. The service is great and we can get small plates we love as well as delicious entrées that would satisfy even the pickiest foodie. Their cocktails and beer choices also never disappoint. The desserts they create are different and really top off the meal.
Drinks were a bit pricey (probably not f ...
Drinks were a bit pricey (probably not for Chicago) but we ended splitting a burger but our bill was very high for 6 drinks and a half a burger each. The acoustic guitar player was awesome. Staff was friendly but our waiter wasn't too great at being attentive but it was busy and other staff members were so maybe that is how they do it. very convenient especially if going to Chicago theatre. Liked the atmosphere.
The main reason I chose S&L was because ...
The main reason I chose S&L was because of its close proximity to The Chicago Theater and the fact that they could accommodate my large group of 11 women pre-concert. The restaurant and bar and very nice, modern, upscale. Great large corner booth/table for our group. Nice TV screens for viewing. The food was good, but the menu (even the bar menu) was so limited! Disappointingly so. Our server hustled and, as all wait staff know, it isn't easy with a big group like this. The prices were a little high... even for this area and being attached to the hotel.
I would still recommend for drinks and ambiance.
A friend and I went to the State and Lak ...
A friend and I went to the State and Lake Tavern for dinner and drinks to watch the Cubs playoff game. I had been here for brunch but never for dinner. Televisions were set up just as we wanted them and we had a perfect seat. The waiter we had was so nice and even though he knew we were parked for the evening until the game was over, he kept seeing if we needed anything and we always had the food and drinks in a timely manner. The food was really outstanding. The tavern was featured in an article about "the best place downtown to watch the game with good food" and this is how I had the idea to go. It was certainly correct.
The Bar tenders need to learn how to mak ...
The Bar tenders need to learn how to make a variety of drinks and mix the ones they supposedly better. ( THE Worst Long Island ever). The Food and drinks are to pricey, $130 was a waist. We left the taven to go to dinner, (thats sad).
The luncheon salads and entrees were cre ...
The luncheon salads and entrees were creative and very tasty. Our only issue with our experience was the wine list. There was no house wine, and the wines per glass were the same price --if not more-- than the price of the entrees. Still, it's a great Loop hang-out!
Food was great. Service was negligible. ...
Food was great. Service was negligible. Servers wore Cubs t-shirts and looked like busboys. Lots of TVs with sports.
Not the ambiance I had hoped for or expected at a place with a $14 martini.
An expensive sports bar. Don't be fooled by its inclusion on Open Table.
A fun and intimate place to go before th ...
A fun and intimate place to go before theater. The cocktails were amazing, especially then Old Fashioned. Menu items were a bit limited but I thought the quality was excellent. Our server was just average as he botched the drink order (they fixed it).
While the service was good and professio ...
While the service was good and professional, the food was a bit weird and not what we expected. With a name like Chicago Tavern, we expected at least some comfort food on the menu, but there was none. The unusual preparations were okay, but a bit too unusual for our taste.
I thought the price for a glass of wine ...
I thought the price for a glass of wine was exorbitant ($17) for a not very generous pour. The food, however, was good. We had the Poutine, the Cobb Salad, and Fish tacos. All were tasty and portions were satisfying.
This was a great place for a week day bu ...
This was a great place for a week day business meal. It was not too loud though the atmosphere was casual. The food was comfort food with added elegance (and not pretentiousness) and surprisingly good. The carrot bisque has a beautiful presentation and nice blend of flavors, but the biggest surprise was the wide selection of desserts. Overall, a great place.
It was a nice dinner out for my wife and ...
It was a nice dinner out for my wife and I. We don't get downtown much, but we were going to a concert at the Chicago Theatre and I found this restaurant near the theatre. It was very good food and our waiter was great. It was a good evening for us. A return is possible. Thank you.
This was my second visit. It is a little ...
This was my second visit. It is a little tricky to locate as it is in the Wit hotel. BUT, that keeps it a bit of a hidden gem. The wait staff is attentive, but not intrusive. The atmosphere is modern and quiet enough to have a conversation. Both the beer and food choices are varied for all appetites. I would recommend this to anyone.
Good food, wasn't so crowded on the day ...
Good food, wasn't so crowded on the day we went (sunday for brunch). Reasonable costs and everyone enjoyed their selection. Able to catch up with each other without shouting. Would definitely go back again and recommend to friends in the area.
On Labor Day our dining options downtown ...
On Labor Day our dining options downtown were limited. This restaurant was convenient for an stop before going to the Art Institute. Because of the holiday it was almost empty, but the food was great and the service excellent. The menu was varied with some vegetarian choices. we had the fish tacos that were filled with a creamy black bean salsa and fresh crispy slaw. The whitefish was cooked perfectly.
A good beer selection added to a great casual lunch.
My family and I thought that the restaur ...
My family and I thought that the restaurant was a bit overpriced for what we got. My husband was served the wrong entrée, which they rectified quickly, and comped us on the bill. But, My daughters Porkchop was mediocre. however my roasted cauliflower entrée was delicious. A decent restaurant, but not my favorite.
The food was great except for the corn b ...
The food was great except for the corn bread, it was really dry. The server(s) were nice, but neither communicated what was going on or what we needed. Service was a little slow. But the food and atmosphere was great!
It was a very nice meal. I had an excell ...
It was a very nice meal. I had an excellent Roasted Cauliflower entree that was very inventive and delicious. The golden raisin vinaigrette really topped it off nicely. My partner had the Cobb Salad which was very good. It's in a hotel, so it does have that hotel restaurant atmosphere, but it wasn't really off-putting. Overall a very nice meal.
This has become our favorite place to ea ...
This has become our favorite place to eat when downtown for special events. Service is always excellent and food is always very good. I rated the noise moderate because it was louder than any other visit.....but then again it was Lallapaloosa weekend and they were busy.
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