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State and Lake Chicago Tavern

#314 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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201 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-2402
+1 312-239-9400
07:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri 06:30 - 02:00
Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar for Doris and having out in a group. Bar staff are excellent and very efficient. Food menu is ok but expensive for what you get but no different to most other hotel lobby bars. Breakfast good.

Thank Rob W
Dowagiac, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Traditional American breakfast, lots of choices, quick, clean, get the paper with your food, and everything was fresh and made to order.

Thank Brian H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place looked ok at first glance. The menu is attractive and has some nice sounding vegetarian options, but as the plates came, we were more than disappointed. The cob salad looked like it had been just taken out of a plastic bag: the lettuce, (not grilled) corn, mini tomatoes, and cucumber- I bet you could get a better salad... More 

Thank tamar f
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at The Wit, so the Tavern was our go to place for afternoon drinks, apps and breakfast! It was wonderful on all fronts. We loved sitting at the bar enjoying drinks and visiting with the locals. The breakfast offerings were perfect and well presented. Highly recommend. I had dinner at the bar one night during... More 

Thank Ron M
Newport, Rhode Island
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We happened upon State & Lake for a quick lunch, thinking it was a "typical downtown-diner menu- breakfast.lunch.dinner" type of place. What a pleasant surprise!! We knew upon entering that we were in for a treat. Nice bar, comfy tables and great music! The menu is not large - but there were so many items I wanted to try, we... More 

Thank DFitzP
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed at theWit the night the Cubs clinched the pennant. Great sports atmosphere. Brunch the next day was very busy but the food was good. Had the breakfast 201 with scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, and potatos. The $31.00 voucher was nice as a Hilton gold member.

Thank Peerpoint
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

loved the pretzel, really tasty! Ambience of the restaurant was great and really friendly staff. Good for a casual dinner and breakfast!

Thank Viciousb
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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

All the good breakfast places have such a wait on Sunday so we decided to eat at our hotel restaurant. It is a pub atmosphere in theWit Doubletree. It was pricey which is to be expected. We both had the andouille and broccoli omelet with cheese. Surprisingly, it was quite bland. Service was slow and I had to refill my... More 

Thank RoyalsfanChicago
Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Normally restaurants inside hotels are a disappointment. State and Lake was just the opposite and it provided room service for the hotel so it meant delicious and interesting meals in your room if you choose.

Thank Edikochan
Chicago, Illinois
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I chose this place because we were going to the Chicago Theater.. We weren't looking for anything fancy, just a quick dinner prior to the show. I noted the review just before me about having a better house wine.. but went for it anyway.. I'm not a wine snob, I just don't drink beer, so ordered a house Cabernet. It... More 

Thank MarciaB10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-239-9400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
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