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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

#293 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Downtown / The Loop
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201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9400
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, this place is fantastic!! It's a little gem hidden away in the wit hotel. I passed by it often and have only recently been stopping in for breakfast. The service is amazing! The bartender Luis gives out great recommendations and is very welcoming. The food is always very fast and every dish is outstanding. The host or maybe manager... More 

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Thank JosephRichburg3344
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237 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

for breakfast its great if you have the included meal with your room for Gold and above Hilton Honors members. Food is very good. Had a nice lunch there as well. some decent entertainment on the weekends too. Its a better choice than going to the roof deck lounge/club if you want to just have a couple civilized app's or... More 

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Thank Gma0917
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Gma0917, Thank you for joining us and for providing us with such kind feedback. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our live weekend entertainment. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another visit soon. Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Sparta, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had George as our server. He did an amazing job. We had biscuits & gravy and truffle Benedict, both were delicious. My husband had a Bloody Mary which he found tasty. Request George for your server & you will be well taken care of. He is a definite asset to State and Lake Chicago Tavern.

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Thank Heather B
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear habloyer, Thank you for sharing your 5-star review with the TripAdvisor community. We’re thrilled to receive such positive guest feedback about our brunch menu and our team—George in particular! We take great pride in delivering the highest level of service and it’s a pleasure to hear we delivered on that promise. Your glowing recommendation is truly appreciated. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Wit for the weekend and we aren't too fond on hotel restaurants but this place was amazing! After a long day traveling, we didn’t want to walk to far to grab a bite to eat, so we had lunch here. George, our lunch server, and Luis-G (Luigi), our brunch server, were beyond helpful... More 

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Thank Vicencio M
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Vicencio M., Thank you for the 5-star review. We’re thrilled to receive such positive guest feedback—especially about our team! We agree—they’re awesome! Your glowing recommendation is truly appreciated. We can’t wait to welcome you back! Kind Regards, State and Lake Chicago Tavern Management Team More 

Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our breakfast and mimosas. Cocktails at the bar the night before were tasty and the bartender was very nice.

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Thank Norma J
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Norma J., Thank you for joining us for breakfast! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed our mimosas as well as our other cocktails at the bar. Nothing like an early morning pick me up after a fun night! We truly appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back for another meal soon. Kind Regards, State and... More 

Yorkville, Illinois
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the restaurant but would have liked to have seen healthier options for breakfast. The Oatmeal tasted like it had a lot of cream. It was good just not as healthy as it could be. My daughters biscuits and gravy had celery in it which she did not like but I tried it and loved it. Great location attached to... More 

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Thank Heather J
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Heather J., Thank you for the kind review. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us so much that you decided to give our breakfast a try! We’re pleased you found our new biscuits and gravy to your liking but apologize that our oatmeal didn’t meet your standards. We appreciate the feedback as we are always... More 

Monmouth, Illinois
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Stopped by the bar for a quick beverage and it was very pleasant. A good mixture of cocktails at the bar- I highly recommend the "Drunken Lumberjack"..one of their specialty cocktails.

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Thank notesfork
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by State and Lake Chicago Tavern for a cocktail. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the Drunken Lumberjack, one of our more popular cocktails at the tavern. We recommend giving the Boulevardier or Candied Bacon Old Fashioned a try upon your next visit. Thank you again for the thoughtful review. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Algonquin, Illinois
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

We had dinner on a Friday night prior to attending the theater downtown. We had originally wanted to try the aged soft cheddar pretzel when we looked at their menu ahead of time. Guess what they ran out of when we got there.....the pretzel!! Luckily that was the only disappointment because we really enjoyed the atmosphere and the dinner. Service... More 

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Thank LindaF752
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Great to hear that you had such a good time at State and Lake Chicago Tavern before the show. The pretzel is one of our most popular items and we’re proud to say they’re baked freshly every day. We try not to run out, but they are just so good! We’ll do our very best to ensure that... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Listen, there's nothing wrong with State and Lake. The location is very convenient, service was great, and drinks were good. Prices? High, but what do you expect for eating in one of the highest rent districts in Chicago? You're going to pay through the nose for that beer or plate of nachos. At least you get a lot of them.... More 

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Thank John O
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Dear John. O, We appreciate the honest feedback. We have dialed back the country and are now playing a more diverse mix of music. We still have live music on the weekends that is definitely worth checking out. Thanks again for spending time with us at State and Lake Chicago Tavern. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you... More 

Springfield
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 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 

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Thank Nancy Z
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food! We will address the rest of your experience internally. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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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