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The Cafe at the Ritz Carlton

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Magnificent Mile
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160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2308 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-573-5160
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Pricey, but that is to be expected in a luxury hotel. Even my hard to please friend found something she enjoyed! Nice variety.

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Thank Carra W
Chicagoland
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288 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

High Tea was very special....the staff was really helpful...good selection of teas and goodies. Though the goodies were over $50 per person. Guess that is the price for luxury. Salad was exceptionally tasty as were the various scones, etc of the goodies. The room is glorious...A special treat!

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Thank eyeu
Aurora, Illinois
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314 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped in for some drinks during the rain. We had been shopping and sightseeing. We sat in the bar area, which felt like we were outside with so much natural light. You can sit outside during nicer weather. It was a fantastic place, to have some drinks and relax. Fairly priced, good drinks and great service.

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Thank AuroraMom
Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

What a great deal for happy hour. Monday thru Friday you get wine for $5 and appetizers that are Ritz standard. Great service and a great time. We stopped by after a day of shopping. Definitely worth going. The Mac and Cheese was excellent. Loved the blue cheese too.

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Thank 790christopheru
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The restaurant was open and spacious. The portion sizes was plentiful and the service was very fast.

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Thank melindabredwood
Chicago
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

A beautiful, peaceful environment..with superb service, excellemt food...unpretentious elegance. It is the Ritz and you know it...in the finest sense of the feeling.

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Thank Gail M
Glenview, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Tasty food, delightful, courteous ,efficient wait staff Gentleman who showed us to our table was friendly, and made us feel like family, pulled out our chairs as he seated us

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Thank dick_viv
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Babs took good care of us. Even on a dark and dreary Saturday afternoon we were cheered up by the atmosphere and service of the lounge.

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Thank Walter H
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The food is very good--but pricey compared to other comparable restaurants. The "palm court" across the lobby is a great place for a full tea and also it's great in the evening. The menu in the cafe is American and the breakfasts and lunches are great and worth the price--even though more as mentioned above

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Thank Elizabeth P
Chicago, Illinois
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329 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We were looking forward to our late afternoon Holiday tea at The Ritz, unfortunately the service was shaky and the servers were confused on what to do? At one point we had 3 different servers bring us four glasses of water for a party of four! Fodd and tea were good, but service was not there!

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Thank FrankFern

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611-2308
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: CTA Bus Stops: 151,145,146,147 Close to Chicago Red Line Stop Cabs Plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-573-5160

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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