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Palm Court

#362 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545 (Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive)
+1 312-787-2200
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13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 13:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Monday afternoon and it was quiet and peaceful. We were able to sit back, relax and enjoy the calm atmosphere. The quiet time also meant that we could take our time and at no point were we rushed. The fountain is a beautiful centre piece and the room is furnished luxuriously. Special mention must go to... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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253 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The high tea service was enjoyable but the room is small and there is a lot of traffic from the banquet room entrance in the corner of the room. The tea service itself is fantastic! They take great care of you. Juju recommend to plan to tip above average in thanks. The offering is a bit slim but accommodating. The... More 

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Thank terrasea
East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Traveled to Chicago for the holidays with immediate (and extended) family and and we were eager to have an official, formal high tea. The offering of different types of teas and sandwiches offered something for the 3-year old girls in our family and the adults. It was a nice end to a family trip to Chicago for the holidays. Palm... More 

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Thank dlculbreath
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

If you've read my review of The Drake please know that the Palm Court is located in the hotel. The tea service was excellent and I will return. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was amazing. At the tea service there was a live harpist. Tea selections are plenty and are from Palais De Thes :) Seating for afternoon... More 

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Thank AdorableKim
Saint Louis, Missouri
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For somebody who is into the "high tea thing," they would like this - $45 for a cup of tea and some sandwiches/scones is highway robbery however. And for little girls its OK as well, for the discounted price of $20. But for anybody else it will turn into the most expensive snack of your life - you will be... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've enjoyed High Tea at other restaurants and in other cities, Palm Court did not live up to the hype. Food was average at best and service was awful. Servers were scarce during our entire visit and we got the impression that they would enjoy their work more if it weren't for the customers. The room was lovely, but almost... More 

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Thank Cathie W
St. Louis
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I wanted to treat my friend and I to this amazing tea experience before hitting the road for 5 hrs and it was the best thing I did for myself. The ambiance was amazing, the service went above and beyond our needs and wants.....the finger food was delicious too......we specified what we liked the most and the waiter kept brining... More 

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Thank jazzSt_Louis
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I went with family for the afternoon tea service on Christmas and had a fantastic experience. The food was plentiful and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was lovely, especially with the live harpist. I would most definitely return.

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Thank KU90
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444 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have had afternoon tea at many fine establishments and booked reservations during our stay at the Drake Hotel. It is a little more expensive than other teas we've had but it was also very elegant. We were seated next to the fountain and there was a harpist playing. There was a decent selection of tea and decent amount of... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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179 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This little corner of the Drake Hotel is a charming little hangout. On certain days during the week, they serve high tea which is patronized by a room full of city matrons, their daughters and granddaughters. High tea is not something you'd expect in Chicago, but it's fun. Warning, the bill can add up once you start adding cocktails to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
    (Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-2200
  • This restaurant is at The Drake Hotel

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