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.

Join us and enjoy Midwestern fare made with the freshest choice ingredients. Expect an approachable menu along side breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Our beverage program highlights the craft beer and spirit scene with a diverse wine list.

HOURS

Dinner
Wednesday & Thursday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Last seating 8 p.m.)

Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Last seating 9 p.m.)

Saturday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Last seating 9 p.m.)

Sunday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Last seating 8 p.m.)

Lunch
Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekend Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.*
Appetizers served between 3-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

*Only the Brunch menu is served between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends
**Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

CALENDAR

Tuesday, December 1
Open for Dinner (closed for Lunch)
5 p.m to 9 p.m. (last seating at 8 p.m.)

PARKING

Valet parking available for $10/car.
*Price valid for restaurant guests only. Rates vary for special events. 

There is street parking on Cannon Dr and Stockton Dr, just to the West of Lake Shore Drive. There is also parking at the Diversey Harbor lot, located on Cannon, north of Fullerton, across from the Peggy Noterbart Nature Museum.

RESERVATION INFORMATION

*Starting Friday, October 30, indoor dining will be suspended per the State of Illinois COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations. Join us on our spacious patio or heated tent while staying warm with our heat lamps and fire tables!

Due to the phase 4 restrictions and level of demand, we strongly encourage reservations to ensure we can accommodate your party. In accordance with the Chicago Department of Public Health guidelines, we can accept reservations for groups of 6 or less (same applies to walk-ins).

We do not take reservations for any specific area of the restaurant. If you have a preference (Indoor, Skyline Patio, East Lake Terrace), please detail your request in the reservation notes. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but please note that we are not able to guarantee requests.

Please note, all diners entering the restaurant are required to wear a mask, and masks are required when not seated at a table. Due to limited seats and our need to properly sanitize for the next party, please limit your dining experience to 90 minutes. Should you have any questions, please call us at 312-414-1313.

The patio closes at 10PM nightly, the last seating on the patio is 9:00PM (times subject to change). Bicycles and pets are not allowed on the patio or inside the restaurant.

We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you back to The Lakefront!

EVENTS & GROUP DINING

With breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, The Lakefront Restaurant is an ideal venue for special occasions. We are able to accommodate groups up to 30 seated and up to 50 for cocktail receptions with an Event or Group Dining booking in one of our private event spaces.
*Per the State of Illinois and Chicago Department of Public Health guidelines, events may not exceed more than 50 people, tables must be 6ft apart with a maximum of 6 guests per table, guests are required to wear masks at all times (both inside and outside) except when seated to consume food and/or beverage, and social distancing encouraged at all times. 

Our Event & Group Dining brochure outlines our food and beverage options for groups, including seasonally inspired menus and beverage pairings for lunch, dinner, and cocktail receptions. Food and beverage minimums may be required based on the date, time, availability, and space(s) required. A deposit is required to book an Event or Group Dining reservation.

Complete the form below to inquire about an event or group dining opportunity at The Lakefront Restaurant.

EVENTS & GROUP DINING INQUIRY

Event or Group Dining Inquiry
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Please note, submission of this form does not constitute a reservation or booking. To make a standard reservation, click here.

We Are Open Year Round! 

New State of Illinois Guidelines as of Aug 25: Patron should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when approached and serviced by establishment employees, including but not limited to when employees take patron orders, deliver food and beverages, and service tables, whether dining indoor or outdoor.

Lunch & Dinner

Bread & Butter
assorted gourmet breads, whipped sea salt butter  6 (v)

Cheese Board
three gourmet cheeses, dried apricots, castelevetrano olives, peppadew, grain mustard, olive oil & sel gris flatbread  20 (v)

Old Bay Shrimp Ceviche
citrus-cured Old Bay shrimp, avocado crema, tortilla chips  16 (gf)

Elote Tostadas
red cabbage, elote, fresno peppers  9 (v/gf)

Fresno Pepper Deviled Eggs
chives, picked onions  9 (v/gf)

Wings
Daisy Cutter bbq or adobo buffalo, yogurt ranch or blue cheese dip  12

 

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Brisket Chili
jalapeños, avocado, cilantro and flatbread  11

Tomato Bisque
toasted garlic harvest sourdough  9 (gf)

Cobb Salad
slow roasted chicken, egg, cucumbers, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, carrots, bourbon blue cheese, red onion, yogurt ranch  16 (gf)

Guajillo Chicken Salad
guajillo-spiced chicken, queso fresco, black beans, jicama scallions, carrots, roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy tortilla strips, chipotle-cilantro ranch  15 (gf)

Side Salad
greens, cucumbers, pickled onions, cherry tomatoes  7 (v/gf)

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Available after 5 p.m. 

Hanger Steak
8oz hanger steak, topped with red pepper chimichurri. Served with house seasoned smashed red potatoes and market vegetables  28

Seared Salmon
butternut squash and cranberry Israeli couscous, roasted cauliflower  23

Chicken Fried Chicken
double fried chicken, apple sausage gravy, gruyere mashed potatoes, red pepper and fennel slaw  19

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Make sure to check out our DINNER SPECIALS if dining with us after 5 p.m.

Annatto Cauliflower Tacos
grapefruit yum-yum sauce, red cabbage, cilantro, onion, roasted red salsa & chips  13 (v/gf)

Chicken Tinga Tacos
chipotle spiced chicken, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, roasted red salsa & chips  14 (gf)

Shrimp Roll
poached garlic shrimp salad, buttered New English brioche bun  16

Beef Stew
tender beef with savory and rich red wine gravy, gruyere mashed potatoes and baby carrots  14

Fried Chicken Sandwich
yogurt ranch, lettuce, vine tomato, brioche bun 14
or make it adobo buffalo  1

Brisket Dip
horseradish, Gruyere, pepperoncini mayo, arugula, toasted baguette, au jus  17

Cheeseburger
butter-griddled beef, one-year cheddar, remoulade, lettuce, tomato, brioche 15 add Nueske’s bacon  2
add fried egg  2

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Sautéed Market Vegetables  (v/gf) 6

Elote  (v/gf)  6

French Fries  (vg/gf) 5

Roasted Red Salsa & Chips  (gf) 5

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Bang Bang Pie of the Week:  10

Sour Cream Chocolate Carmel Cake:  10

Sea Salt Butterscotch Custard  9

Jeni’s Ice Cream | single 4 or double 8

Fruity Pebble Bowl with Jeni’s Ice Cream 10

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Hot Dog  9

Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup  9

Cheesy Cheddar Quesadilla with Salsa  9

Chicken Tenders & French Fries  9

Mac & Cheese  9

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Weekend Brunch
Served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other menu items unavailable during this time. 

Fresno Pepper Deviled Eggs
crispy bacon, chives, picked onions  10 (gf)

Breakfast Nachos
two eggs, crispy bacon, cheddar, black beans, charred fresno crema, salsa, cilantro, onions, sliced fresnos  14 (gf)

Old Fashioned Donut Holes
creme anglaise  6 (v)

Giant Cinnamon Raisin Roll
cream cheese cinnamon custard, seasonal fruit  10 (v)

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Cobb Salad
slow roasted chicken, egg, cucumbers, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, carrots, bourbon blue cheese, red onion, yogurt ranch  16 (gf)

Guajillo Chicken Salad
guajillo-spiced chicken, queso fresco, black beans, jicama scallions, carrots, roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy tortilla strips, chipotle-cilantro ranch  15 (gf)
add an egg  2

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Yogurt Fruit Bowl
Country View Dairy Greek Farms yogurt, granola, seasonal fruit, apricot honey  11 (v/gf)

Churro French Toast
orange zest, maple syrup  12 (v)

Braised Tomato Chipotle Chicken
two sunny side up egg, queso fresco, avocado & tortillas  13

Beer-Braised Brisket Hash
poblano peppers, red peppers, red onions, two fried eggs  15

Open-Faced Omelet
market vegetables, smashed and fried potatoes, toasted ciabatta  14 (v)
add a meat  3

Brunch Sausage Toast
toasted sunflower spinach pesto, two fried eggs, ciabatta, smashed & fried potatoes  15

Brunchburger
butter-griddled beef, one-year cheddar, fried egg, bloody mary ketchup, brioche bun  16
add Nueske’s bacon  2

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Bread & Butter
assorted gourmet breads, whipped honey butter  4 (v)

Seasonal Fruit   5 (vg/gf)

Two Eggs A-La Carte 4 (gf)

Smashed & Fried Potatoes  5 (vg)

Sausage Patties  5

Veggie Sausage  5 (v)

Thick-Cut Nueske’s Bacon  5 (gf)

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Churro French Toast 9

Chicken Tenders & Smashed Potatoes 9

Scrambled Cheddar Eggs & Bacon  9

Smashed Potatoes  4

Fruit Bowl  4

Please alert our staff on any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

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