The Lobby: Contemporary American Cuisine

Peninsula Chicago Shanghai Terrace Exterior


We are pleased to announce that our signature Afternoon Tea service is returning on Friday, October 1! Afternoon Tea will be available on Fridays through Sundays, with seatings at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Featuring samplings of seasonal flavors, the sweet and savory bites accompanying The Peninsula's selection of teas are not to be missed.


The Lobby is also open for in-person dining for breakfast and lunch daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and dinner on Mondays & Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


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. 


The Peninsula Chicago is abiding by all current Chicago COVID-19 recommendations.


Cuisine Type

Contemporary American






Monday – Sunday

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Monday – Sunday

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM



Monday & Tuesday

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Afternoon Tea

Friday –  Sunday 

2:30 PM and 4:30 PM



Monday – Sunday

7:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Breakfast takeout

11:00 AM to 9:30 PM – All Day Dining takeout 


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.