The Lobby: Contemporary American Cuisine

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Select from a memorable Contemporary American menu featuring outstanding dishes in an environment that blends the classic understated elegance of The Lobby's décor. Take a table by the soaring 20 ft high floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Terrace. Breakfast is a favorite with both early-rising Chicago residents and hotel guests alike, who swear by starting the day with one of the many breakfast options, while The Lobby's approachable, yet American contemporary inspired à la carte is ideal for power lunches. 


We are also pleased to announce that our signature Afternoon Tea has returned on weekends. Afternoon Tea seatings are available Fridays through Sundays at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Reservations for Afternoon Tea are available via Tock.

Cuisine Type

Contemporary American





Monday – Sunday

7:00 AM to 11:30 AM



Monday & Tuesday

11:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Wednesday – Sunday

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM



Monday & Tuesday

5:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Afternoon Tea

Friday – Sunday

2:30 PM and 4:30 PM


For parties of 12 guests or less, please click "Book A Table" to reserve.

For parties of 13 guests or more, please email with your inquiry.

By clicking "Book A Table" you will be directed to Open Table, an external website that is not operated or managed by The Peninsula.


For Afternoon Tea reservations, please visit Tock.