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
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!
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.
Me and two others met before seeing a sh ...
Me and two others met before seeing a show at the Chicago theater. Great location for pre show dinner, drinks or whatever. We opted for drinks and appetizers. We had chicken wings, cheese dip, poutine fries and broccoli. All but the broccoli were good. The descriptions on the menu of the broccoli was different than what was brought to us. Not bad just not what we expected it to be.
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!
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