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The two dining spaces inside The Langham, Chicago couldn’t be more different. Travelle Kitchen + Bar, a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant helmed by veteran Chicago chef Tim Graham, is located on the second floor and has a slick 1960s vibe. The Pavilion, a large but cozy all-cream space also on the second floor, will serve lighter bites all day long.
While the cuisine at Travelle is thoroughly modern and internationally inspired (think Nicoise ahi crudo and flaming chicken saganaki), the design of the room nods to the hotel’s Midcentury Modern heritage. Renowned restaurant designer David Rockwell outfitted the L-shaped room with a glass-enclosed show kitchen, two wine walls that hold 300 bottles each, and a massive digital art installation that can be seen from the street below.
The Pavilion, on the other hand, is filled with light and has a warm, elegant feel with sofas, plush chairs and a fireplace. Here, you can to order The Langham’s famous afternoon tea (the luxury chain claims to be the first grand hotel to serve the midday treat at its London flagship in 1865). Pavilion serves light fare throughout the day, including breakfast, and works well as a comfortable, welcoming spot to relax.