Casual Elegance on Chicago’s Lakefront


While the lakefront path is re-opening for exercise, we have not received approval to open our Skyline Patio for lunch/dinner service.

We look forward to serving you as soon as we are able. Please check back in the coming weeks or sign-up for our newsletter to get the latest news and updates.

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.


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Tues – Fri: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat & Sun:  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nightly: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Open until 11 p.m.


Valet parking available in the circle drive located at Fullerton, East of Lake Shore Drive:

Tues – Fri: starting at 11 a.m.

Sat & Sun: starting at 9:45 a.m.


Due to our event schedule and level of demand, we strongly encourage reservations to ensure we can accommodate your party. We accept standard reservations for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch for parties of 2 to 8. Reservations for groups of 9 to 12 are taken on a limited basis, pending availability and our event schedule, and can be made by calling the restaurant. We do not take reservations for outdoor seating.

Groups of 12 or more can be accommodated through an Event or Group Dining booking.

*Due to our volume during peak season, and in an effort to provide the best service, we do not accept reservations for parties larger than 8 for weekend Brunch between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. 


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

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Brunch available Saturday and Sundays from 10AM – 3PM with limited dinner menu available until Dinner service begins at 5PM.

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