The Lobby: Contemporary American Cuisine

Peninsula Chicago Shanghai Terrace Exterior


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 is returning on weekends beginning April 22. Afternoon Tea seatings will be available Fridays through Sundays at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

Cuisine Type

Contemporary American





Monday – Sunday

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Monday – Sunday

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM


Afternoon Tea

Friday – Sunday

2:30 PM and 4:30 PM



Monday and Tuesday

5:00 PM to 9:00 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.