Casual Elegance on Chicago’s Lakefront

Located in the historic Theater on the Lake building at Fullerton, The Lakefront Restaurant is an upscale tavern with seating for 125 at intimate tables, communal seating and a lounge area. The Lakefront’s Skyline Patio, open seasonally, provides stunning views of the Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline with seating for 80.

Chef Cleetus Friedman presents seasonal Midwestern fare made with the freshest choice ingredients. Expect an approachable menu with a touch of whimsy along side breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. While the beverage program highlights the craft beer and spirit scene with a diverse wine list of like-minded producers, Chef Cleetus will also utilize the venue to showcase his portfolio of beer and wine collaborations.


Saturday, December 9:  Closed for private event at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13:  Closed for private event at 3 p.m.

Sunday, December 24:  Closed for Christmas Eve at 3 p.m.

Monday, December 25:  Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 31:  Closed for special event at 3 p.m.


Lunch:  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dinner:  5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Brunch:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Bar:  Open until 11 p.m. everyday.


Valet parking available in the circle drive located at Fullerton, East of Lake Shore Drive:

Monday-Friday: starting at 11 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday: starting at 9:45 a.m.

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