Casual Elegance on Chicago’s Lakefront
Open Year Round

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.

CALENDAR

Friday, October 15
Closed for Special Event

Saturday, October 16
Closed for Special Event

Monday, October 18
Open for Lunch & Dinner
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, October 21
Closed for Special Event

Friday, October 22
Closed for Special Event

Saturday, October 23
Closed for Special Event

Sunday, October 24
Closed for Special Event

HOURS

Please see the calendar to confirm hours for specific days

Monday: see calendar
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: Closed for Special Events
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please note, we stop seating two hours prior to the closing time listed above
Dinner Specials available starting at 4 p.m. daily
Weekend Brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (other menu items not available during this time)
Appetizers and drinks available between Brunch & Dinner on the weekends

PARKING

Valet parking available for $10/car (cash only)
*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

Due to capacity restrictions and level of demand, we strongly encourage reservations to ensure we can accommodate your party. In accordance with State and local guidelines, we can seat no more than 6 people per table inside, no more than 10 people outside. We have a limited number of tables/reservations for larger groups.

Reservations are available for inside and outside on our Skyline Patio. Please note, if you book an outdoor reservation, we may not be able to accommodate you party inside due to rain or unfavorable weather. 

A credit card is required to secure weekend and evening reservations. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 6 hours in advance may be subject to a charge of $25 per reservation.

All guests entering the restaurant are required to wear a mask, and masks are required when not seated at a table. Due to capacity restrictions 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.

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

FALL SPECIALS

Wednesdays
50% off Select Bottles of Wine

Thursdays
Burger & Beers – $4 drafts with the purchase of Lincoln Park’s favorite cheeseburger

EVENTS & GROUP DINING

With breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, The Lakefront Restaurant is an ideal venue for special occasions. The restaurant can accommodate groups up to 30 seated and up to 50 for cocktail receptions with an Event or Group Dining booking. For larger events, visit our Venue Rental page for information on renting our private event space(s). We do not book events in the restaurant between Memorial Day & Labor Day.

Our Event & Group Dining brochure outlines our food and beverage options for large 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.

Event or Group Dining Inquiry
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The restaurant does not book events on Saturdays.
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Event bookings are primarily 3-hour windows
Number must be 12 - 50
Please note, we do not book events in the restaurant more than 60-days in advance. To secure space for a later event you may rent one of the venue's private event spaces. The restaurant is closed most Saturdays for private events. For events for more than 50 people, please visit the Venue Rental page of the website.

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! 

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, cilantro and flatbread  11

Tomato Bisque
toasted garlic harvest sourdough  9

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.

Hanger Steak 
red pepper chimichurri, house seasoned smashed red potatoes, market vegetables  28 (gf)

Chicken Fried Chicken
double fried chicken breast, apple sausage gravy, gruyere mashed potatoes, red pepper and fennel slaw  20

Seared Salmon
jalapeno Strawberry gastrique, arugula, radishes, lemon vinaigrette 24 (gf)

Make sure to check out our DINNER SPECIALS if dining with us after 4 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 England Roll   16 

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

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque
challah bread, cheddar cheese, parm crema 14

Fish & Chips
312 beer battered cod with house cut french fries and tartar sauce 18

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

Horchata Creme Brulee  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.

Cheddar Grilled Cheese & French Fries  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

Old Fashioned Donut Holes
creme anglaise  6 (v)

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

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, cilantro and flatbread  11

Tomato Bisque
toasted garlic harvest sourdough  9 

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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