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.

HOURS

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
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: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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

CALENDAR

No events scheduled at this time

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

Due to capacity restrictions and level of demand, we strongly encourage reservations to ensure we can accommodate your party. In accordance with the State of Illinois guidelines, we can accept reservations for groups of 6 (same applies to walk-ins). A credit card is required to secure weekend 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.

If you have a seating preference, 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.

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

SPRING SPECIALS

Wednesdays
50% off Select Bottles of Wine

Thursdays
Burger & Beers – $3 drafts with the purchase of Lincoln Park’s favorite cheeseburger

Sunday 
Kids Eat Free – kiddos 12 and under, after 5 p.m.

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, avocado, 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.

Few Bourbon French Onion Soup
caramelized onion, harvest sourdough, gruyere  9 (v)

Citrus Burrata
blood orange, arugula, radicchio, toasted pine nuts, thyme de provence  12 (v/gf)

Red Wine Braised Short Rib
oyster mushroom mornay, broccolini, arugula, fig vinaigrette, smoked figs  26 (gf)

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

Rosé Steamed Mussels
herbed buttered ciabatta  21 

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)

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

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, avocado, 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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