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.

Saturdays and Sundays, only Brunch is served between 10AM and 3PM, with a limited bar menu available until Dinner service begins at 5PM.

WINTER SPECIAL: Kids Eat FREE   Children 10 and under eat free from our special kids menu for lunch or dinner Monday-Thursday. (One adult entree purchase and reservations are required.)


Friday, December 7: Closed for private event after 2PM

Saturday, December 8: Closed for private event after 2PM

Sunday, December 9: Sunday’s with Santa

Wednesday, December 12: Closed for private event after 2PM

Thursday, December 13: Closed for private event after 2PM

Friday, December 14: Closed for private event after 2PM

Sunday, December 16: Sunday’s with Santa

Monday, December 24: Closed at 3PM for Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas Day

Monday, December 31: Closed all day for special events


Lunch:  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Monday – Friday

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

Dinner:  5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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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