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:   Opening Soon – check back for updates

Monday thru Friday, full Dinner menu also available during lunch hours.
Saturdays and Sundays, Brunch menu only available 10AM – 3PM, with a limited bar menu available until Dinner at 5PM.


Saturday, May 19:  Closed for special event at 2PM

Tuesday, May 22:  Closed for special event all day

Wednesday, May 23: Closed for special event at 2PM

Friday, May 25: Good Libations Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 26:  Closed for special event at 2PM

Sunday, May 27:  Bike The Drive: Lake Shore Drive & Eastbound Fullerton closed until 11AM

Sunday, May 27:  Closed for special event at 2PM


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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