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Review of Palm Court

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Ranked #561 of 9,839 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great older hotel with incredible architecture. Great bar inside with very good bar food too! And just off Michigan Ave.

Thank StewDu
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Palm Court isn't just for afternoon tea. On Saturday nights a live band plays and an eclectic mix of drinkers and dancers crowd the tiny dance floor. You can see anything from 20ish hipsters, to escapees from wedding receptions being held in the hotel, to 75ish tanned and coifed couples in neon dinner jackets and tight dresses dancing away to the very good singer (wow, what a voice!) and small band. Warning: the septuagenarians didn't hold back during "Blurred Lines". You might want to order and extra drink if you choose to watch.

1  Thank drsh99
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We have enjoyed the great English Afternoon tea at the Drake. Service was perfect, so were the delicious sandwiches, scones, sweets. Our table was located next to the fountain and we did enjoy. On that sunday afternoon there were four or five wedding- and baby showers and so the place was quite crowded. This takes a bit of the luxury, a bit of its beeing unique. For us, less would in this case have been more. Still, the servers were very polite. When they clean a table, they make it very fast to be ready for new guests. They make it so fast, that it's quite noisy. Good, but noisy.
Still, we liked it a lot. And all the things I mentionned negative are just small hints for the Drake... to maybe get even better!

Thank Kaiser96
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Our family had the opportunity to stay at the Drake Hotel, and while we were there we had Afternoon Tea in the lovely Palm Court. We enjoyed a leisure afternoon being served tea and beautifully displayed finger sandwiches, breads and scones, and delicious desserts. We were fortunate to be able to hear the talented harpist. Reservations are suggested. After our tea we were treated to a tour of the Drake Hotel. What a nice experience to see many other features of the hotel we would not have had the opportunity to view. The wait staff was professional and attentive. We had had a busy week exploring Chicago and this was a wonderful way to relax and enjoy being together in such a grand atmosphere.

Thank Susan39564
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I really wanted to experience afternoon tea here so we booked it for the afternoon we arrived and it was lovely. A harpist was on hand which was a nice addition to the ambiance. We all tried different teas and the tray offered something for everyone. I particularly enjoyed the (traditional cucumber) tea sandwiches and the lemon curd with scones was a big hit with everyone. Service was perfect. It is a little pricey but very worth it for a special experience, especially if you are staying at the hotel. It was a nice way to relax with people we really enjoy being with and kick off our visit!
I would definitely do it again, especially if I were there in cold weather!

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