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You’ll have plenty of dining options at The Peninsula Chicago where there’s three restaurants — The Lobby, the Terrace and Shanghai Terrace — in addition to Pierrot Gourmet, a European-style café adjacent to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel.
The Lobby is situated in — you guessed it — the lobby of the luxury Chicago hotel. It’s decorated in the same classical European style as the rest of the hotel’s public spaces; chairs are luxuriously upholstered with soft fabric, and the 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows loom over the restaurant, making this a bright and airy space — perfect for ladies to lunch. The Lobby serves American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also partake in a traditional afternoon tea service in The Lobby, if that’s your cup of tea.
The Terrace, open seasonally, serves cocktails and small plates with a side of views over Millennium Park. The best nights to get a table at this restaurant are Wednesday and Saturday evenings between May and September; come then, you’ll be able to enjoy the fireworks at nearby Navy Pier.
Shanghai Terrace’s outdoor patio area is open seasonally, offering you Shanghai fare, Cantonese cuisine and delicious seasonal cocktails. Decorated in a 1930s supper-club style, this restaurant also offers private dining for small parties up to 30. It’s a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family.
Decorated in the style of a little French bistro, Pierrot Gourmet next to the luxury hotel offers traditional seating options and larger “family style” tables. Pastries, tarts and other sweet treats are not to be missed — we love the signature sourdough tartines and chocolate-orange brioches — a must for any Francophile.
Shanghai-chic, French patisserie and fine dining — whatever your desired style of meal, The Peninsula Chicago likely has something to satisfy your hunger.
With three distinctive restaurants and a bar, guests can choose from a diverse array of superb dining options. Shanghai Terrace is notable as much for its intensely flavored Shanghainese and Cantonese delicacies, as for its matchless service and 1930’s supper club atmosphere. The Lobby provides an all-day dining menu and a delectable afternoon tea, Sunday Brunch and The Chocolate Bar on weekends; The Bar offers a sophisticated menu of cocktails, port and scotch flights; and Pierrot Gourmet is a European-style café and wine bar ideal for casual, light fare.