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.

SKYLINE PATIO: We plan to open the patio soon. Please check back for updates.  Patio seating is first come, first serve and weather permitting. In the event of unexpected inclement weather, we cannot guarantee indoor seating for guests who choose to sit outside.

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


Sunday, May 26: Private Event – last seating at 1:30PM

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day: serving lunch and dinner, regular hours

Saturday, June 1: Private Event – last seating at 1:30PM

Sunday, June 2: Private Event – last seating at 2:30PM

Monday, June 3: Closed all day


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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