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Drake Brothers

#371 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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140 E Walton Pl, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501 (Michigan Avenue)
+1 312-932-4626
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Today
06:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:30 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I don't usually gravitate to or enjoy hotel restaurants, but Drake Brothers is an exception. I was greeted each morning by Gisela and the waitstaff, taken to a table with a view of Lake Michigan, and served breakfast exactly as I ordered it. Crisp bacon, well-toasted English muffins, medium poached eggs -- everything was perfect. I appreciate their efforts and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'm a breakfast fanatic and, having run the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, was on Monday morning desiring a breakfast splurge. Drake Brothers admiringly went above and beyond my desire. In particular, the service was superlative -- always attentive but not hovering. Food quality was superb as well; for example, I love waffles, but many restaurants are dropping them from their... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate lunch here while at the Drake. While the service and ambiance were great, the food was average and nothing special. They have a very limited lunch menu. Our orders were Caesar Salad and their Chicken Sandwich. The salad was no more than the "bagged" type you get at the grocery store and the chicken sandwich was small on... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A full service restaurant with a very friendly staff to fulfill the empty morning stomach! Quality of the food is magnificent. Try the local "Eggs Benedict"!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Nice breakfast, beautiful room, good service and terrific view of the lake and the park. Food was good and the buffet was very nice.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I only ate breakfast in the Drake Room. Both meals were great. The service was very fast. I liked that I did not have to leave the hotel to get breakfast.

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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Expected to pay a lot more for the view and location of this place, but pleasantly surprised. Breakfast was delicious-eggs benedict, and hot coffee. Service was good too. Would highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Wonderful breakfast spot with gorgeous views of the sun rising over the lake! If you are staying at the Drake, lucky you - just pop down. If you are anywhere downtown, take a walk and enjoy the great food and view.

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Thank Mamatres
Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Had a late breakfast with my wife recently. The service and food overall were very good. The only less than positive comment I would make is that the waffle (4 small ones versus 1 large one or 2 medium ones) seemed like it was frozen, which I would not expect from the Drake. The appearance and average taste of it... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Expensive but you are The Drake on the Lake. You have a great view with your breakfast and can not only see the beach, lake, and skyscrapers but you are also low enough to people wTch. The food is good. They have anything you could want from fruit and yogurt to eggs Benedict.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 13:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E Walton Pl, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611-1501
    (Michigan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-932-4626
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.

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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