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Waldorf Astoria Chicago has an outstanding restaurant. Balsan serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and a great brunch. This Chicago eatery is a significant step up from many hotel restaurants, both in terms of food and fun. (And the fact that locals flock here gives Balsan serious street cred, too.) At the chic bistro, expect wood-fired pizzas, wonderful cheese plates and charcuterie as well as flavorful breads and pastries from executive pastry chef Andrew Johnson. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's overnight guests have the perk of ordering from the restaurant's complete menu along with the in-room dining menu.
Waldorf Astoria Chicago has one restaurant. Balsan is a contemporary bistro showcasing inventive yet simple and rustic fare with an American sensibility. Served in a relaxed setting, the well-crafted, market-driven menu offers a wide range of options, including family-style dining, shared plates and updated classics. Located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood on the third floor of Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Balsan serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night cuisine and private dining. Breakfast is Monday through Friday from 7 to 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m.; brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lunch is Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner daily from 5 to 10 p.m.; and late-night dining is Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight.