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“Great breakfast buffet - but isn't cheap”
Review of Drake Brothers

Drake Brothers
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Ranked #448 of 9,668 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Michigan Avenue
Description: Rich oak wood and verdant greenery set the stage for this classic restaurant perched above the corner of the Magnificent Mile and the Gold Coast, with beautiful panoramic view of lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive. Here guests enjoy outstanding service for breakfast and lunch 365 days a year.
Northern VA
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great breakfast buffet - but isn't cheap”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Do you like a good breakfast buffet? Do you have $25 to spend on breakfast? Then this is your place. Omelet bar, nice selection of fruits and yogurt toppings. Smoked salmon and all the associated trimmings.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Chris1stVA
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent View to Relax”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I tried the Classic Bookbinder (red snapper) Soup with a Ceasar salad! It is a must to try! We were seated by staff at the window overlooking the park. The wait staff were always very attentive.

Visited August 2012
Thank Kimberly M
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All across the U.S.
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Chicago's answer to New York's Plaza Hotel”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

I'm reviewing the Drake Bros. restaurant at the Drake Hotel. We've stayed many times in the hotel but my review is of the restaurant. Again a charming way to spend quiet time for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tables along the windows offer views of Michigan Avenue, the Chicago lakefront condos and apartments, and of course views of Lake Michigan. One of the nicer ways to "people watch" as you dine. Choice for this day was lunch which had their wonderful bookbinder seafood soup on the menu. The turkey club sandwich was good accompanied by fresh fruit. Be sure to sample their Bloody Mary's.... nicely prepared and presented with the traditional celery garnish with just the right amount of hot sizzle. During Christmas, they have wonderful brunches with carolers, etc. They also had a tea service in another area of the hotel. This hotel has been the choice of royalty and celebrities for many years. Just a nice experience in a hotel that harbors lots of positive history.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank TravelJewels45
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great breakfast buffet”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

See my review of the The Drake Hotel. Reasonable price, good friendly service and tasty traditional breakfast fare. This is not a food destination.

Visited June 2012
Thank Charles G
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Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Awesome view, great breakfast buffet”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Solid breakfast spot with huge windows viewing park and miracle mile. Very enjoyable food, service and ambiance. Great buffet, and well run wait staff. Worth the money.

Visited May 2012
Thank RexKite
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