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505 North Lake Shore Dr, Navy Pier 70th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-4050
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Ranked #1,378 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Navy Pier
Transit: Navy Pier Trolley, Grand Avenue Bus 65, State Street 29 Bus
Description: For over 38 years, Cite has stood 70 stories high as a Chicago institution. The ultimate dining experience features savory menu selections, impeccable service, the romantic SkyLounge, private banquet room and breathtaking views of Chicago's skyline and lakefront.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been regular guests of this restaurant over the last 10-12 years. We always loved coming to Cite. This time was a very, very different experience. We asked with our reservation to have a nice view of the city and we were told, when they called to confirm our reservation, that it would be no problem. We showed up... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Jetsonboy, I apologize about your negative experience. In terms of our seating policy, we do not guarantee any seating prior to arrival, especially on a weekend. We always say that seating is not guaranteed but we try our best to accommodate preferences with what we have available. More 

Heiloo, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This restaurant offers great views but more importantly, is an excellent place to dine. All steaks perfect and personnel tops it.

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Paul, thank you for your great review. Come back anytime for another steak and views of Chicago! More 

Springfield IL
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Unless the view is more important than food quality, don't waste your time. The food is average, the wine list middling at best. Service is just ok.

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest review. More 

Racine
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

you. must. go! The view!!! While the food was okay who cares it's about the amazing view. Ask to be seated against the window. The restaurant is not large which makes the ambiance even more special. We are no strangers to fine dining but this place felt quite exclusive. The food was beautifully presented and the service was exceptional. It... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Shirl, what a beautiful review you wrote! I'm glad you felt as though Cite is was exclusive, with great service, food, and views! :) More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I ate at Cité with my 13 and 15 year old daughters and my mother. We all loved it!! It wasn't very crowded however our reservations were for 5:30. We had an amazing view and the food tasted very good. The only complaint is there could be a little bit more selection, it was mostly meats and salads with vegetables... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Bella, thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your meal. Our menu does change seasonally so be sure to check back for new menu items! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The great: Breathtaking atmosphere, fantastic italian food, great wines. The tasting menu was put together very well, and the bananas foster was divine. The not so great: Expect to pay over a hundred dollars a person. The hostess tried to put us in a seat with a not so great view.

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Diners are more than welcome to ask the hostess to re-seat them if there are other tables available. Glad you enjoyed your Chef's Tasting Menu and Bananas Foster. More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There is only one good reason to come to Cite, and that is the view. It is spectacular, completely breathtaking. You get a unique perspective when you are 70 stories above the city in the only building east of Lake Shore Drive. Arrive well before sunset on a clear evening, so you can watch the sky transform from twilight into... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Jason! Glad you enjoyed the view. Many items on our menu change with the seasons, so be sure to check that out! More 

Glenwood, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went for my birthday celebration. From the doorman to the hostess to the waitstaff, the service was inviting and professional. They made you feel like a celebrity. When you step off the elevator into the restaurant, the view takes your breath away. I've never seen views like this in Chicago. We ordered drinks, then appetizers, then entrees. My husband... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Janhad, thank you for your review! The Chef's Tasting Menu does take a little while to complete due to it being multiple courses. Glad you enjoyed the view throughout your meal. :) More 

Wheaton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went with my wife for our anniversary. We had a spectacularly good time. The food, service and ambience were out of this world good. It was one of the best meals ever! I had read several reviews on this site that talked about bad service; so, I had some concerns. All our concerns were alleviated the moment we walked... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Rjander, what beautiful words! Cite is more than happy to have made your anniversary special. Happy Anniversary! More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've paid more for food but this is the first time i felt like i got ripped off. The food is no way close to the quality suggested by their pricing. Yes the view is excellent. Yes the ambiance is excellent. But when it summary, it's a bad restaurant that charges five star prices for a good view. If you... More 

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Cite E, Administrative Assistant at Cite, responded to this review

Peter, it is unfortunate that you feel this way after dining with us. I assure you that we only use the finest ingredients for our menu. More 

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Additional Information about Cite

Address: 505 North Lake Shore Dr, Navy Pier 70th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 644-4050
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary

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