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“Convenient and top quality”

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The Cafe at the Ritz Carlton
Ranked #968 of 9,675 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
Transit: CTA Bus Stops: 151,145,146,147 Close to Chicago Red Line Stop Cabs Plentiful
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Convenient and top quality”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Conveniently located in lobby by the fountain the Cafe serves all meals. The salmon was superb with great service.

Visited September 2012
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Florence, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great service; very good food; predictably high prices”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a late lunch which was terrific. The service staff was spectacularly attentive. The iced tea was brewed and fresh, a great rarity and symptomatic of the high quality of the food. Excellent soup, a delicious seasonal vegetable sandwich.

Highly recommended for a peaceful and delicious retreat from the crowds on North Michigan.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Tom B
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lobby location weird, but food and service excellent”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Food and service were excellent. The lobby location was a bit strange because it was in the open, but it did allow us to stay close with a baby in tow and the fountain kept him amused.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Jreamer
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Corvallis, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Short pour”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We got to the bar just before they closed up at night. The waitress was clearly ready to get out of there and, after judging that we were younger (and perhaps poorer) than the other guests, our drinks were short poured and quite weak.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Peter R
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Afternoon Tea”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

There's no question the 12th floor lobby housing both the bar and Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton offers the weary traveler a serene setting over downtown Chicago. Though the afternoon tea service may be lacking a star in food quality, it's still a nice way to spend an afternoon. The tea service offers a triple-tiered tray of sweet and savory treats, certainly adequate, but lacking in imagination especially with the sweets. Though a few of the savories were excellent, one was way below average. Overall I would have expected a higher level of culinary magic from an establishment of this caliber.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank 36Hours
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