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“Go for the View, Not for the Food.”
Review of Signature Lounge

Signature Lounge
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$75.00*
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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission
Ranked #8 of 569 Nightlife in Chicago
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This is the best "Free" view of the Chicago Skyline. The reason I say "Free" is because it doesn't cost anything to go there but you should definitely order a drink. The cheapest thing you can get in the lounge was bottle water for $5. Most alcoholic drinks are $12-$16. There is also a restaurant there but I found the food to mediocre at best and well overpriced. There are number of better restaurants in Chicago but none with this view. Getting service at a table is almost impossible, you will have to go to the bar to order a drink. From the lounge you will be able to view to the North, South and East of the John Hancock Building. You can view the lake only from the restaurant one level down. The hardest part was getting a table near a window, go early (before 8pm) and stay there till you are satisfied.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The view is breathtaking BUT there are only about 5 tables BY the window so you will more than likely not get a table at the window. I had a Chicago Beef sandwich which was very tasty but our server - Anna D. per our receipt - was evidently not enjoying her job.....so if you're going for the view you will not be disappointed. Oh by the way - the Godiva Martini was great!
The bathrooms have a great view too! LOL

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Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The views are awesome! The service sucks. They were rude and we never got to order a drink ( which by the way are way over priced at $14-16) We sat there for at least 30 minutes and our server never waited on us. So we went to the bar ourselves to order a drink and the bar tender was rude to us. He would not make us a drink. He told us we had to wait for our server. We told him we had been waiting a long time and he said again we had to wait for our server. Go for the views not the service and laidies do go to the bathroom and check out the view its awesome! I would go up again just for the view and thats free.

2  Thank Pactac4e
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We stopped by for a toast before dinner. We didn't expect the line to be so long to get on the elevator. It was worth it and it went fast. We were seated in the back but quickly moved to the window for a view that was awesome. Ordered a bottle of champagne, the $45.00 one is great, don't spend more. (they brought strawberries too) For 4 people it was worth the cost, the experience and great way to start the night! I hadn't been here in years, but a must if you're a first timer to Chicago! Just go for a drink or two...

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

When we got to the elevator to up to the lounge there was a very long line to go up. I think we waited perhaps 45 to 55 min to go up, but when we did the the views were definitely worth it. Drinks were about $16 after tip and tax, but very tasty too! Worth the wait!

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