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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9400
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (49 reviews)
“avocado toast” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm always skeptical about eating out because of my dairy allergy -so as with every other restaurant, I first ask to see the menu before walking past the host. As I was reading the menu one of the chefs walked up and asked if he...More

Thank Lowshell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The eggs were poached to perfection and the gluten free toast was a nice plus. Wasn’t wild about the potatoes though and the fruit was frozen. So a bit hit or miss with the food. The service was friendly and fast which is always a...More

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pancakes were fluffy and tasty. The eggs benedict prepared just right. There were too many competing flavors for the chicken and waffles dish. The chicken flavor was not well complimented by the dressing on the arugula salad. And arugula has a potent flavor all...More

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always struggle to find a good breakfast when staying in Chicago but State and Lake Tavern was great. I had the Chilaquiles they were wonderful the salsa verde gave them that zing of flavor. My husband had one of the traditional breakfast and liked...More

Thank Deb H
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Deb, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at State and Lake Chicago Tavern! I am glad you both enjoyed your breakfasts—and yes, our salsa verde is fantastic. We hope you will join us for dinner the next time you’re in...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018

Nice place for happy hour. $5 beers and inexpensive bites. Attentive bartenders. Right next door to the Wit so very convenient to the hotel and theater district.

Thank disney7071
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear disney7071, Thank you for joining us for happy hour! I am glad you enjoyed yourself, and I do hope to see you again the next time you’re in the neighborhood. Best, Liz VanLeuwen General Manager, State and Lake Chicago Tavern

Reviewed June 27, 2018

During my recent stay 4 night stay at theWit I enjoyed breakfast in this restaurant each morning. I had a different main each day and they were all very tasty and delicious. The wait staff were all friendly and attentive to one and other diners...More

Thank Oldsk8r
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Oldsk8r, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! I am happy you enjoyed all of the meals you had with us, and it’s great to hear that the service was everything you expected. I do hope to see you again the...More

Reviewed June 19, 2018

For a tavern, State and Lake is energized but a bit quieter than most. That suited us just fine as we were hot and tired on our first trip. The cheese pretzel was very good but the mustards prepared on site were incredibly flavorful. We...More

Thank kevinsmithd56
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear kevinsmithd56, Thanks for your review! I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves, and I hope to see you again soon! Best, Liz VanLeuwen, General Manager State and Lake Chicago Tavern

Reviewed June 18, 2018

My sister and I met here for dinner so that I wouldn't have to travel again once I'd arrived after a long flight. The food was only adequate and the service was very slow and fumbling - including dropping one of our dishes on the...More

Thank Melanie H
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Dear Melanie, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit to State and Lake Chicago Tavern. I am sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations! Your experience is definitely not what we want to provide here. I'll...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Before our concert at the Chicago Theater we opted to have a bit to eat and it didn't disappoint. We had the Burger and Short ribs, both were exceptional The ingredients and flavors were amazing. The shrimp and grits appetizer was beyond delicious. I suggest...More

Thank Motherlof1
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Motherlof1, Thanks for coming by to dine with us before your show! Glad to hear you've enjoyed your food and drinks on repeat visits. We do hope to see you again soon at the Tavern! Best, Liz VanLeuwen, General Manager State & Lake Chicago...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a great breakfast. Nice variety of options. Traditional and very healthy. Really good service. Great vibe. Get the eggs Benedict. Loved it.More

Thank Mike M
Ryan K, Manager at State and Lake Chicago Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Mike, Thanks for stopping in for breakfast! It's great to hear you enjoyed the Eggs Benedict, the service, and the vibe. We hope to see you again the next time you are in our neighborhood! Best, Liz VanLeuwen, General Manager State & Lake Chicago...More

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TheBadJoker
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Response from SKWalton | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have valet parking. There are better restaurants in the area, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30 - $30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
Description
Led by award-winning Executive Chef Nathan Sears, sleek contemporary gastropub State and Lake Chicago Tavern combines the flare of artisanal American cuisine with the warm, welcoming vibe of a neighborhood pub. Named after the iconic intersection in the heart of the city, State and Lake Chicago Tavern serves up new twists on bistro fare, with an emphasis on featuring the finest locally sourced and wholesome ingredients.
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