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. 


Our Afternoon Tea service has been temporarily paused for the season. We look forward to announcing details on new Afternoon Tea seatings in the near future.

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 4:00 PM



Monday & Tuesday

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

*Last food order at 8:30 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.