The Lobby: Chicago High Tea & Afternoon Tea - Served Daily

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 favourite 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 and sophisticated dinners. 

The Lobby is also where the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea is served. Featuring samplings of seasonal flavors, the sweet and savory bites accompanying The Peninsula's selection of teas are not to be missed.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, dessert lovers swoon over the Chocolate Bar.  Guests who dine with us for dinner in The Lobby or Shanghai Terrace will also receive 50% off their Chocolate Experience.

Come Sundays, a spectacular brunch is served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hailed among the best in Chicago, The Lobby certainly steps up to plate with all the sweet and savory requisites.

Children's menus are available with a variety of offerings.

  • Cuisine Type
    Contemporary American
  • Location


  • Hours
    6:30 am - 11:00 am (Mon – Sun) 

    11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sun) 

    11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Mon – Sat) 

    Afternoon Tea Seatings 
    2:30 pm, 4:30 pm (Mon – Sat) 
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Sun) 

    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Sun – Thurs)
    5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (Fri – Sat) 

    Chocolate at The Pen
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Fri – Sat)
  • Enquiries
    Reservations are recommended.

    Please call +1 312 573 6695 or e-mail

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