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.)


March 16: St. Patrick’s Day on the Lake Event

  • Dining room closed – reservations not accepted
  • Bars open 11AM to 11PM
  • Limited food and drink menus available
  • Live music from Noon to 9PM
  • No cover charge
  • Limited seating available


March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

  • Brunch service from 10AM to 3PM (reservations recommended)
  • Live music from 4PM to 8PM
  • Personalized Guinness pints from 5PM to 7PM
  • Dinner service with Irish specials from 5PM to 10PM (reservations recommended)


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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