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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

#296 of 7,637 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9400
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were town for a play and stayed next door at The Wit. You can enter through the hotel which is handy for Chicago winters. The menu was more upscale than I expected. My husband had a salad and the seared bone-in pork chop which was BIG and he enjoyed. I ended up going vegetarian with the butternut squash salad... More 

Thank Nancy Z
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was really good and REALLY prompt. Funny story- we ordered our coffee and juice and sat there and had a few sips and chatted. About five minutes later we decided to go for the brunch buffet. We got back to our table and they had already cleared our table. The waiter was mortified. Needless to say, the bus-boys... More 

Thank WinamacBoiler
Daytona Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently part of the hotel, but a bit pricy ! 2 bagels with cream cheese, 2 eggs with potatoes and toast and 2 coffees for $35.00!

1 Thank bird383
Libertyville, Illinois
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

stayed two nites at the witt hotel. get breakfast here. highly recommend the burnt end hash with poached eggs. fabulous. good fresh orange juice. good service.

Thank glschles
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

It was really a wonderful experience in that place, I spent a whole week in the fantastic wit hotel; and everyday I had amazing delicious tasty breakfast. Not only the food taste; but also the staff was so freindly and generous That's a place I would recommend for anyone visiting Chicago

Thank sheroelraye2
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Great bar for Doris and having out in a group. Bar staff are excellent and very efficient. Food menu is ok but expensive for what you get but no different to most other hotel lobby bars. Breakfast good.

Thank Rob W
Dowagiac, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Traditional American breakfast, lots of choices, quick, clean, get the paper with your food, and everything was fresh and made to order.

Thank Brian H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This place looked ok at first glance. The menu is attractive and has some nice sounding vegetarian options, but as the plates came, we were more than disappointed. The cob salad looked like it had been just taken out of a plastic bag: the lettuce, (not grilled) corn, mini tomatoes, and cucumber- I bet you could get a better salad... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My wife and I stayed at The Wit, so the Tavern was our go to place for afternoon drinks, apps and breakfast! It was wonderful on all fronts. We loved sitting at the bar enjoying drinks and visiting with the locals. The breakfast offerings were perfect and well presented. Highly recommend. I had dinner at the bar one night during... More 

Thank Ron M
Newport, Rhode Island
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We happened upon State & Lake for a quick lunch, thinking it was a "typical downtown-diner menu- breakfast.lunch.dinner" type of place. What a pleasant surprise!! We knew upon entering that we were in for a treat. Nice bar, comfy tables and great music! The menu is not large - but there were so many items I wanted to try, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
  • Public Transportation: Red Line: State and Lake Brown/Purple/Green/Orange Line: State and Lake Blue Line: Clark and Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-239-9400

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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