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.

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


Thursday, March 22:  Closed for private event at 2PM

Wednesday, March 28:  Pinot Palooza

Sunday, April 1:  Easter Brunch Buffet

Saturday, April 7: Closed for private 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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