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“M Avenue Lounge at the Allerton Hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Avenue M
701 North Michigan Avenue, Corner of Michigan & Huron, Chicago, IL 60611
312-440-1500
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Ranked #1,348 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American
Description: Reflecting its fashionable surroundings inside The Allerton Hotel Chicago, M Avenue is a stylish dining spot open for breakfast and lunch, with daily lunch specials, in downtown Chicago. Sophisticated and chic, it's the perfect place to meet for creative seasonal cuisine and cool ambiance.Enjoy savory, progressive American fare complemented by contemporary design featuring shades of gray and silver, subtle splashes of color, and a fireplace in the center. For a private gathering, groups of up to 12 guests can enjoy their meal in a secluded dining area.Looking for a little evening libation? Located adjacent to our restaurant, M Avenue Lounge features comfortable seating and complimentary WiFi. Order your favorite cocktail and get some work done, or meet with friends for some lively conversation by the fireplace.
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Description: Reflecting its fashionable surroundings inside The Allerton Hotel Chicago, M Avenue is a stylish dining spot open for breakfast and lunch, with daily lunch specials, in downtown Chicago. Sophisticated and chic, it's the perfect place to meet for creative seasonal cuisine and cool ambiance.Enjoy savory, progressive American fare complemented by contemporary design featuring shades of gray and silver, subtle splashes of color, and a fireplace in the center. For a private gathering, groups of up to 12 guests can enjoy their meal in a secluded dining area.Looking for a little evening libation? Located adjacent to our restaurant, M Avenue Lounge features comfortable seating and complimentary WiFi. Order your favorite cocktail and get some work done, or meet with friends for some lively conversation by the fireplace.
Chicago, Illinois
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“M Avenue Lounge at the Allerton Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The breakfast and lunch restaurant are alright for the price but there are many exceptional restaurants in this area for about the same price..easily reached by public transportation (always be alert with your belongings) --to Ohio/Ontario or walk a short distance to Rush. the mistake we made was to decide after a busy day of traveling to eat supper in the M Avenue Lounge....you are not allowed to eat in the acutal diningroom area. This area is closed off after lunch. The menu posted on the Allerton site on-line does not match the food on the menu...this was disappointing as we decided to eat here based upon the on line menu for dinner at the Allerton Hotel website. Once there, we were seated on high stools. The service was so-so, the food (we had ordered the highest priced entree) was nothing to exclaim about. The steak was tough. We were not even given salt and peppper on the table to season the food. The one positive event was the lounge was a good place to sit and talk-during the week they have low priced appetizers. We were excited about coming from out of town and eating here due to the history of the hotel. In the area we ate -on the high benches--the area had been modernized and little was left of the historical value. Over all --we will choose somewhere else next time. Please also note if you are out after 4 pm--petty crime is alive and well in the MIchigan Avenue area **as it is with other large cities throughout the world **. Don't let anyone- try to shine your shoes or drop something in front of you to distract your attention.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fox Point, WI
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“The bartender spoke limited English and the place was empty.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

I went to Avenue M bar located in the Allerton Hotel (701 N. Michigan) on a Saturday night. The place was dead and the prices are way overpriced even for Chicago, LA, or Ney York hotel bar standards. Do yourself a favor and drink out of the mini bar.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“slammed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

slammed

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“Lush and lovely outdoor...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Lush and lovely outdoor patio, friendly wait staff, tasty food - especially the espresso creme brulee!

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“Sassy classy place. The...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

Sassy classy place. The Manhattans were licious!

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