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Foodlife

835 N.Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-3663
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Ranked #317 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for afternoon tea after some shopping around Chicago. There was pleanty to chose from, from cakes through to pasta or pizza. We had a cup cake each, a German and a Red Velvet. We both feel they were probably the best we had ever had. The environment was relaxing and service was great. It... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

It's works exactly like marche's - food court with a charge card. Pass the card to the person when u order and pay for it when u exit. Had stir fry - not bad but not good too. For 12 bucks, I would have spend that money next door at food fresh.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were 6 hungry people that each wanted something else to eat so we all went together to Foodlife in Chicago. When you walk in you each get a card with a magnetic stripe, you walk around the different food options and each decide what they want to eat. They offer Comfort food, Soups, Chinese, Teriyaki stir fry, Mexican, Italian... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

So much to choose from, come with friends, family and kids and you will have a blast in this place. No need to argue about where to go for lunch or dinner, this place has it all. Salads, BBQ, stirfry, Chicago style pizza, hot dogs...you name it. Something for everyone and the food is delicious.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A food court. Nothing special but lots of different options. Very loud music . Brusque hosts. Guess its somewhere to go for a quick bite if cant decide what to eat.

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Saint Louis MO
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

At Water Tower Place. Great HEALTHY options. Wonderful, fresh, salad bar with hot food options as well. HIghly recommend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a great alternative to a sit down or fast food restaurant. So many different options available and everyone found something they liked. Kids had pizza and chicken, soup was good and hot, Japanese was filling and tasty. Everyone has a card that gets swiped and pay at the kiosk before you exit, very quick and easy.

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

What a great concept with all these food choices. We opted for the juice bar for breakfast and enjoyed the fresh vegetable and fruit juices made to order. The employee was friendly and we will be back before our trip is over.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our family of four enjoyed getting to pick from all the "self-service" restaurants here and pay one tab at the end, but we were divided on whether our individual meals were good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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175 reviews 175 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were on our way to the theatre in the Water Tower and didn't want to go to a regular sit-down restaurant and possibly be late for the play. There are more than enough choices that each member of the party will find something for him or her. The interesting thing is that this is actually a part of the... More

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