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“Peninsula Chocolate Bar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel
108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611 (Magnificent Mile)
312 573-6760
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Ranked #98 of 7,738 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $75
Cuisines: American, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
Transit: Red Line - Chicago; Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue CTA Bus Routes
Description: Enjoy spectacular dining in The Lobby, which was recently awarded a perfect Five Star review by Time Out Chicago Food Editor David Tamarkin. Experience a memorable dinner featuring incredible dishes in a contemporary yet approachable American style, complemented by live music. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily, while the weekend offers a fabulous Sunday brunch accompanied by a vivacious string quartet, together with the delectable "Chocolate After Dark". Children’s menus are available with a variety of offerings.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Peninsula Chocolate Bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Aside from the average ambience of The Lobby, the chocolate bar is unbelievable. We celebrated our daughter's birthday and they brought her a special dessertin addition to the buffet. I have never seen such beautifully crafted and prepared desserts since I was in Paris several years ago. Everything tasted fantastic and I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“If You LOVE Chocolate, Check This Out!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

So, I was trying to find a neat dessert place to take my wife on our anniversary dinner and stumbled across The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel - where every Friday and Saturday night they have a Chocolate Bar (from 9p-Mn) - pay one price and feast on three large tables of every kind of chocolate treat, dessert you can imagine. Coffee and cappuccino are included and you can also get a Chocolate Martini. It is a nice and relaxed environment with relaxing live music and no rush, just sit back, eat, drink and enjoy.....A perfect getaway for couples. Now, I did see kids there and I suppose you could make this a family outing but definitely a nice date place. It will run you $30 or $40 per person but it's all you can eat (the $40 includes one martini). Worth the trip - especially if you love chocolate.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Elegant Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hotel is perfect for a date night or where you want gentle ambiance with great service, and an interesting menu that is delicious.

Its not inexpensive however the cost is really not an issue considering the level of food and service that they deliver.

One word of concern, don't get seated by the windows when its its cold and breezy outside. The windows are either not well sealed or something. It was cold there and needed to be re-seated.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A must even if you have an afternoon tea. Placed in the busy lobby, it's a great place to sit watch all the guest interact. The service is superb and the there is nothing bad on the menu.

Visited March 2013
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Naperville, Illinois, Usa
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“Great place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great place to just relax and mingle. Great drinks and atmosphere. Just sit back and enjoy. Best place to see or be seen. A must if you are visiting.

Visited October 2012
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