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Palm Court

140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
+1 312-787-2200
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First, Realize the Drake is not a new Hotel. Beautiful, extravagant, richly appointed, but old. The opulence of the Palm Court is the Drake at it's best with delectable things to munch on while admiring the intricate architecture surrounding you. Very proper waiters take your...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to high tea on Saturday and it was amazing. The service was perfect, the environment was relaxing. They have a great assortment of teas to choice from. The service also comes with refills of two out of the three layers of food plates....More

Thank ChrisDapolito
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to afternoon tea in years but wanted to share the experience with my 10 year old granddaughter. We made a reservation for 1 pm on a hot Thursday afternoon in September. We were met at the front entrance by a delightful bellman...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I had a 4:30p reservation for afternoon tea, but they were able to get us in earlier, since we arrived early and it was a slow day. Keep in mind that afternoon tea is an experience meant to be savored, so it...More

Thank CaptainPandora
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a must see while at the Drake or in Chicago. Stop in for a drink or a fancy afternoon tea. Limited menu

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Drake Hotel is a grand ol' Dame. You will love the history of the place as well as this gorgeous lobby which is just off to the left of the main lobby as you enter the hotel. The ballrooms and other function rooms are...More

Thank mlgocon
Reviewed 25 June 2017

On a girls trip to Chicago, we treated ourselves to the most wonderful afternoon of our trip! The ambiance and service is wonderful. Our server, Sead, was delightful and even gave us a tour of the ballrooms and party rooms in the Hotel after our...More

Thank ando99b
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited The Drake's Palm Court to attend a cousin's wedding tea party event. Duration was two hours with about 25 female guests taking place right after lunch. First experience was the front staff at the Palm Court. There was a bit of confusion as to...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My daughter and I recently celebrated our belated Mother's Day by experiencing afternoon tea at Palm Court in The Drake. We began our tea with Mimosas while we decided on which tea to try. Approximately a dozen teas are offered and described in the menu,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

After a very disappointing experience at the Signature Lounge, we were looking for a relaxing cocktail nearby after a long day of shopping. I pulled up my map and we ended up at the Palm Court. The bar here is small, and at 4:00 in...More

Thank andy_and_lisa_2010
Magnificent Mile
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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
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12 October 2017|
Response from ChrisDapolito | Reviewed this property |
It was $45 a person and included unlimited tea and you got to refill your bottom two layers of the food which were the mini sandwiches and breads (which were both amazing). Hope this helps!
20 September 2017|
Response from SHARON C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I do not know. In suggest going to their website.
5 January 2017|
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Response from Zobie | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend calling the Palm Court to make arrangements for a gluten free afternoon tea service. Several years ago, when I was dining with a vegan guest there, I called in advance and made extensive arrangements with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$100
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Drake, A Hilton Hotel
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