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Palm Court

#381 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
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Magnificent Mile
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140 E. Walton Pl., Chicago, IL 60611-1545 (Michigan Avenue & Lakeshore Drive)
+1 312-787-2200
13:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 13:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled to Chicago for the holidays with immediate (and extended) family and and we were eager to have an official, formal high tea. The offering of different types of teas and sandwiches offered something for the 3-year old girls in our family and the adults. It was a nice end to a family trip to Chicago for the holidays. Palm... More 

Thank dlculbreath
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've read my review of The Drake please know that the Palm Court is located in the hotel. The tea service was excellent and I will return. The service was impeccable and the ambiance was amazing. At the tea service there was a live harpist. Tea selections are plenty and are from Palais De Thes :) Seating for afternoon... More 

Thank AdorableKim
Saint Louis, Missouri
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For somebody who is into the "high tea thing," they would like this - $45 for a cup of tea and some sandwiches/scones is highway robbery however. And for little girls its OK as well, for the discounted price of $20. But for anybody else it will turn into the most expensive snack of your life - you will be... More 

Thank emailevans
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've enjoyed High Tea at other restaurants and in other cities, Palm Court did not live up to the hype. Food was average at best and service was awful. Servers were scarce during our entire visit and we got the impression that they would enjoy their work more if it weren't for the customers. The room was lovely, but almost... More 

Thank Cathie W
St. Louis
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I wanted to treat my friend and I to this amazing tea experience before hitting the road for 5 hrs and it was the best thing I did for myself. The ambiance was amazing, the service went above and beyond our needs and wants.....the finger food was delicious too......we specified what we liked the most and the waiter kept brining... More 

Thank jazzSt_Louis
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I went with family for the afternoon tea service on Christmas and had a fantastic experience. The food was plentiful and the service was attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance was lovely, especially with the live harpist. I would most definitely return.

Thank KU90
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444 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have had afternoon tea at many fine establishments and booked reservations during our stay at the Drake Hotel. It is a little more expensive than other teas we've had but it was also very elegant. We were seated next to the fountain and there was a harpist playing. There was a decent selection of tea and decent amount of... More 

Thank TarHeel
Richmond, Canada
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167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This little corner of the Drake Hotel is a charming little hangout. On certain days during the week, they serve high tea which is patronized by a room full of city matrons, their daughters and granddaughters. High tea is not something you'd expect in Chicago, but it's fun. Warning, the bill can add up once you start adding cocktails to... More 

Thank tony c
Lafayette, Indiana
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We've gone for tea at the Palm Court several times, two of which have been during Christmas. The decorations are beautiful normally and are even more spectacular at Christmas time. They even have carol singers! The staff, tea, and food have been outstanding every time we've gone. We'll definitely be visiting for tea again!

1 Thank Terirex
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

unlike other reviews I see here, we were extremely unhappy with our Palm Court experience. The food was sparse, bland and slightly stale. Tea selection was ok but nothing marvelous. Crowded noisy surroundings with stiff cheap chairs and hurried servers. Emphasis on quick table turnover. Long lines to check and retrieve coats. A high price for a very mediocre experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 100
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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
  • This restaurant is at The Drake Hotel

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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