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“Good for a hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Drake Brothers

Drake Brothers
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Ranked #394 of 9,495 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good for a hotel.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We made a reservation and went there for lunch with 4 friends. Six of us total. We thought it would be more of a "trendy" fun restaurant, but it turned out it was the hotel restaurant which essentially seemed to be for taking care of guests for breakfast/lunch. They seemed to be resetting things after the breakfast crowd. Had we known it was the hotel "restaurant" we would have eaten at one of the many Italian places in the neighborhood. Food was fine although we only got about 20 fries with the 2 of us that got sandwiches.

  • Visited December 2013
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Oxnard, California
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Couldn't get it right, over and over and over........”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I stopped for breakfast the day I checked out of the Drake and was completely disappointed and had to send stuff back 3 times for a simple breakfast. They brought coffee to my table quickly - it was cold. I ordered eggs, poached well - the server asked "does that mean completely cooked" and I said yes - the eggs were completely runny when they brought them. Asked for Rye toast - they brought white toast. You would think, having screwed up 50% of the meal, that they would have compensated on some level and perhaps discounted the check or something - NOT, not even an apology from the manager or supervisor.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Mysticyat
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691 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“North Michigan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Great breakfast place in the Drake Hotel. If you have a chance check out the beautiful lobby. We ordered off the menu. I would recommend that over the buffet. You will have more time to chat over a leisurely breakfast

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Cystokid
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Morton, Illinois
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a table by the window and had a very delicious breakfast. Everything was cooked to order and they kept bringing me fresh orange juice that tasted so good! We would return her again.

Visited July 2013
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Orange County
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great breakfast buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food and service were magnificent. We ordered 2 Mimosa's the were 15 bucks ea. pretty expensive. Also we were told if you purchase breakfast vouchers at the time you make your reservations gratuity is already included . The only time you would leave a tip is if you order anything other then breakfast.

Visited May 2013
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