Where People Meet The Lobby

Cuisine Type Contemporary American Location 5/F Hours
Breakfast
6:30 am - 11:00 am (Mon to Sat)
7:00 am - 11:00 am (Sun)

Brunch
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sun)

Lunch
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Mon to Sat)

Afternoon Tea Seatings
2:30 pm, 3:00 pm (Mon to Sat)
3:30 pm (Sun)

Dinner
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Sun to Thurs)
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Fri to Sat)

Chocolate Bar
8:00 pm - 12:00 am (Fri and Sat)
Enquiries

Reservations are recommended.

Please call +1 312 573 6695 or e-mail diningPCH@peninsula.com.

Dress Code
Smart Casual
Select from a memorable Contemporary American menu featuring outstanding dishes in an environment that blends the classic understated elegance of The Lobby's décor with the ever-present live music.

Take a table by the soaring 20 ft high floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Terrace. Breakfast is a favourite with both early-rising Chicago residents and hotel guests alike, who swear by starting the day with one of the many breakfast options, while The Lobby's approachable, yet American contemporary inspired à la carte is ideal for power lunches and sophisticated dinners.

The Lobby is also where the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea is served. On Friday and Saturday evenings, dessert lovers swoon over the Chocolate Bar, and come Sundays, a spectacular brunch is served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hailed among the best in Chicago, The Lobby certainly steps up to plate with all the sweet and savoury requisites.

Children's menus are available with a variety of offerings.

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The Lobby MENU

 

PRE-FIXE

Continental Breakfast
choice of freshly squeezed fruit juices
bakery basket
butter, preserves, honey
freshly brewed coffee or selection of teas

The Peninsula Spa Breakfast
organic low-fat yogurt
seasonal berries
seasonal healthy muffin
choice of freshly squeezed fruit juices
choice of peninsula teas
whole-wheat pancakes, fresh berries or
egg white frittata, tomato, basil, mozzarella
*

The Peninsula Breakfast
choice of freshly squeezed fruit juices
berry yogurt, hand-rolled granola
two farm eggs* any style
applewood-smoked bacon
ham
pork or chicken sausages
choice of pastry or toast
freshly brewed coffee or selection of teas

Chinese Breakfast
steamed shrimp dumplings
steamed barbecued pork bun
lobster and scallop congee with condiments
stir-fried egg noodles with shredded chicken and bean sprouts in dark soy sauce
non-sweetened hot soy milk
peninsula long jing tea or pu er tea

 

CEREALS & GRAINS

Housemade Granola
organic low-fat yogurt, fresh berries

Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
dried berries, mixed nuts, steamed milk

Bircher Muesli
toasted almonds, shaved apple, berries

Choice Of Cereals
whole or skim milk

FRUITS & JUICES

Sliced Seasonal Fruits
Ruby Red Grapefruit Segments
Seasonal Berry Bowl
Side of Fresh Berries
Side of Sliced Bananas
Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juices
Smoothie of the Day

BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES

Two Farm Eggs* Any Style
bacon, ham, pork or chicken sausages

Eggs Bénédict*
canadian bacon, hash browns, hollandaise sauce

Egg White Frittata*
tomato, basil, mixed greens, mozzarella

Smoked Salmon Bagel*
scallion cream cheese, caper berries, red onion

Steak & Eggs*
new york strip, poached farm eggs, fingerling potatoes, hollandaise

Pastrami & Corn Beef Hash*
poached eggs, crispy fried onion, hollandaise

Belgian Waffles
citrus cream, berry compote, maple syrup

Traditional Brioche French Toast
fresh berries, caramel

Buttermilk Pancakes
berry compote, maple syrup

Whole Wheat Pancakes
fresh berries, apple butter

 

BREAKFAST SIDES

Hash Brown Potatoes
Organic Creamy White Cheddar Grits
Applewood-Smoked Bacon
Chicken Or Pork Sausages
Gunthorp Farm Ham

THE BAKERY
butter croissant, brioche, danish pastry, muffin, english muffin, white, rye, whole wheat, or seven grain, toast, butter, jam, preserves, honey

Choice Of Two Bakery Items
Bakery Basket
Assorted Bagels & Cream Cheese

 

   
NP Denotes "Naturally Peninsula" light and healthy cuisine.  
* Indicates food items that are cooked to order or served raw. Consuming raw or under cooked meat, seafood or eggs may increase your risk for food borne illnesses.

*This menu is for reference only, as individual dishes are subject to change.


STARTERS

Roasted Beet Salad
with pistachio, ricotta cheese and spelt

Potato-Leek Soup
with arctic char, lemon and thyme

Baby Arugula Salad
with buffalo milk mozzarella, hazelnuts and pickled pears

Marinated Spanish Octopus
with grapefruit, olives, chorizo, and marcona almonds

Baby Romaine Lettuce Salad
with white anchovies, parmesan and croutons
add grilled chicken or shrimp supplement

ENTREES

Hand Rolled Tagliolini
with artichokes, tomatoes and parmesan

Seafood Bouillabaisse
with potato, fennel, tomato, saffron and grilled ciabatta bread

Short Rib
with sweet potato, spaetzle and roasted shallots

Croque Monsieur
with ham, gruyere and béchamel

Ricotta Agnolotti
with chestnuts, sage and cranberry

Roasted Sea Scallops
with raisins, kale, and morcilla sausage

Seared Arctic Char
with cauliflower, raisins and brown butter

Apple And Endive Salad
with delicata squash, serrano ham and blue cheese

The Peninsula Club
with turkey, applewood smoked bacon, egg, tomato and avocado

Maine Lobster Roll
with tarragon, celery and pickled vegetables

Crispy Eggplant Sandwich
with arugula, tomato jam and pine nuts

The Lobby Burger
with red wine braised short ribs, smoked cheddar and sweet potato fries

LUNCH DESSERT MENU

Tarte Tatin
with vanilla ice cream and creme fraiche

Creme Caramel
with sable breton

Chocolate Liegeois
with mascarpone cheese, chocolate pound cake and cinnamon crumble

Floating Island
with vanilla creme anglaise, meringue and caramel

Beignets
with strawberry rhubarb compote

Selection of Ice Creams & Sorbets

Selection of International & Local Cheeses

*Indicates food items that are cooked to order or served raw consuming raw or under cooked meat, seafood or eggs may increase your risk for food borne illnesses.

*This menu is for reference only, as individual dishes are subject to change.

 

 

DESSERT WINES

2009 Heinz Eiffel Eiswein
Rheinhessen, Germany

2005 Disznoko Tokaji
Tokaji, Hungary

2011 Marenco Brachetto d’ Aqui
Piedmont, Italy

COFFEE SPECIALTIES

The Peninsula Coffee
peninsula blend, godiva chocolate, grand marnier

Irish Coffee
peninsula blend, jameson irish whiskey

COFFEE & TEA

Coffee
Cappuccino Or Latte
Peninsula Proprietary Tea

PORT WINES

Fonseca Ruby
Graham’s Six Grapes
Ramos Pinto “The Collector”
Taylor Fladgate LBV

TAWNY

Dow’s 10 Year
Warre’s Otima 10 Year
Warre’s 20 Year
Graham’s 30 Year

COGNAC

Courvoisier
Remy Martin
Hennessy

 

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional Scone, Cranberry And Orange Scone
Caramel Chocolate Brownie Mille Fuille
Passion Chocolate French Macaron
Chestnut Cassis Tart
Coconut Mandarin Cake
Pistachio Apricot Moelleux
Red Velvet Cream Puff
Apple Cider With Warm Cinnamon Beignet
Smoked Salmon With Dill Cream Cheese, Asparagus, Pumpernickel Bun
Crab Salad With Mary Rose Dressing, Chives, Brioche Roll
Egg Salad With Chives, Radish, Lemon Aioli, Soft White Pullman
Turkey & Cheese With Grain Mustard Aioli, Ementhall Cheese, Fig Jam, Orange Coriander
Leeks & Mushroom Gration
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Selection Of Proprietary Teas Or Blend Coffee


CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional Afternoon Tea
with a glass of laurent-perrier brut champagne or
with a glass of Simmonet-Febvre rosé brut sparkling
 

Children’s, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free afternoon tea menus are available upon request.


*This menu is for reference only, as individual dishes are subject to change.  

À LA CARTE

Selection Of Finger Sandwiches

Baby Arugula Salad
buffalo milk mozzarella, hazelnuts and plums

Maine Lobster Roll
tarragon, celery, pickled vegetables

The Peninsula Club*
shaved turkey, bacon, egg, tomato, avocado

Traditional & Cranberry And Orange Scone
lemon curd, devonshire cream, housemade jams

Apple and Endive Salad
delicata squash, Serrano ham, blue cheese

Sirloin Burger
swiss, cheddar, or blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms, carmelized onion

Selection Of Tea Pastries



THE PENINSULA TEAS

 

PROPRIETARY

Black
peninsula chai
lapsang souchong, china
holiday blend, china
assam gold leaf, india

Scented Black
lychee, china
vanilla bean, china
orange jasmine, china & sri lanka
earl grey organic, india
earl grey decaffeinated, india

Classic Green & White
sencha, japan
gunpowder, china
jasmine mist, china

Herbal Infusions
marrakesh mint, china
mint mélange
chamomile citron
ginger twist

 
   
GLUTEN – FREE AFTERNOON TEA

Mixed Fruit Scone
Chocolate Layer Cake, Macaron
Carrot Cake, Lemon Poppyseed Cake
Coconut Passion Fruit Verrine
Vanilla Panna Cotta, Strawberries
Smoked Salmon With Salmon Caviar, Lemon-Dill Spread
Crab Salad With Scallion, Pickled Ginger
French Ham With Fig Jam, Watercress
Roasted Turkey With Arugula, Cranberry Spread
Seasonal Vegetables
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Blend Coffee Or Selection Of Proprietary Teas
 
GLUTEN – FREE CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA

Gluten – Free Afternoon Tea
with a glass of laurent-perrier brut champagne
 
GLUTEN – FREE PENINSULA TEAS

Black
peninsula chai
lapsang souchong, china
assam gold leaf, india

Classic Green
gunpowder, china
jasmine mist, china
marrakesh mint, china
genmaicha, japan

Scented Black
celebration, china
lychee, india
vanilla bean, china
orange jasmine, china
earl grey organic, india
earl grey decaffeinated, china

Herbal Infusions
chamomile
mint melange
ginger twist
 
   
VEGETARIAN AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional Scone, Cranberry And Orange Scone
Black Currant & Mascarpone Mousse
Pistachio Cherry Macaroon, Strawberry Tarragon Tart
Petite Sacher Slice, Pumpkin Spice Financier
Raspberry White Chocolate Mille Feuille
Apple Cider With Cinnamon Beignet
Roasted “Turkey”, Pickled Daikon, Onion Jam
Smoked “Turkey” Asian Slaw, Tomato Jam, Ginger Roll
Tofu Roll, Mushroom, Mango, Winter Bamboo Shoots
Roasted Eggplant, Pepper, Szechuan Hummus, Anise Panini
Autumn Spice Butternut Squash Gougere With Cranberry And Pecan
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Blend Coffee Or Selection Of Proprietary Teas
 
VEGETARIAN CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA

Vegetarian Afternoon Tea
with a glass of laurent-perrier brut champagne
 
VEGETARIAN PENINSULA TEAS

Black
peninsula chai
lapsang souchong, china
assam gold leaf, india

Classic Green
gunpowder, china
jasmine mist, china
marrakesh mint, china
genmaicha, japan

Scented Black
celebration, china
lychee, india
vanilla bean, china
orange jasmine, china
earl grey organic, india
earl grey decaffeinated, china

Herbal Infusions
chamomile
mint melange
ginger twist
 
   

*This menu is for reference only, as individual dishes are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIUM

Black
himalayan peak darjeeling organic, india
black gold, china
yunnan, china
keemun, china

Scented Black
mandarin rose petal, china
celebration, china
leaves of provence, china

Oolong
ti kuan yin, china
orchid oolong, taiwan

Classic Green & White
kyoto rice (genmaicha), japan
silver jasmine, china
dragonwell, china

Herbal Infusions
african amber
wild blossoms & berries

   
   
   
VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA

Lemon Poppyseed Scone
Chocolate Pudding, Carrot Cake
Lemon Poppyseed Cake, Chocolate Brownie
Pate De Fruit, Vegan Cookies
Roasted “Turkey”, Pickled Daikon, Onion Jam
Smoked “Turkey” Asian Slaw, Tomato Jam, Ginger Roll
Tofu Roll, Mushroom, Mango, Winter Bamboo Shoots
Roasted Eggplant, Pepper, Szechuan Hummus, Anise Panini
Spinach And Artichoke Phyllo
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Blend Coffee Or Selection Of Proprietary Teas
 
VEGAN CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA

Vegan Afternoon Tea
with a glass of laurent-perrier brut champagne
 
VEGAN PENINSULA TEAS

Black
peninsula chai
lapsang souchong, china
assam gold leaf, india

Classic Green
gunpowder, china
jasmine mist, china
marrakesh mint, china
genmaicha, japan

Scented Black
celebration, china
lychee, india
vanilla bean, china
orange jasmine, china
earl grey organic, india
earl grey decaffeinated, china

Herbal Infusions
chamomile
mint melange
ginger twist
 
   
   
CHILDREN’S AFTERNOON TEA

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Ham & Cheddar Cheese Fingers
All Natural Baby Burger
Cookie Buttons
Chocolate Chip
Organic Chocolate Brownie Bites
Gummi Bears
Rice Crispy Bar
White Chocolate
Sprinkles
Jell-O Parfait
Hot Chocolate
 

STARTERS

 

Artichoke And Fennel Salad
with parmesan, nicoise olives and pistachio

Potato Leek Soup *
with arctic char, lemon and thyme

Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon
with calvados apples, pomegranate and five spiced bread

Marinated Spanish Octopus
with grapefruit, olives, chorizo and marcona almonds

Jerusalem Artichoke And Pear Salad *
with sunflower seeds, watercress and big woods blue cheese

Potato Gnocchi
with mushroom, parmesan cheese and black truffle

Marinated Fluke * ~ 
with pomegranate, dashi and daikon

Roasted Heirloom Carrot Salad
with smoked arctic char, greek yogurt and bulgur wheat

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTREES

Braised Atlantic Monkfish *
with grapes, fingerling potatoes and carrots

Chicken Two Ways For Two
confit with puff pastry, foie gras and cauliflower
roasted with black truffle, celeriac and brussels sprouts


Handmade Ricotta Agnolotti
with chestnuts, sage and cranberry

Roasted Cauliflower
with quinoa, grapes and feta cheese

Roasted Cervena Venison Loin ~
with smoked sausage, parsnips, mustard and pickled cherries

Butter Poached Maine Lobster *
with turnips, maitake mushrooms and pears

Braised Pork Cheek And Crispy Belly *
with apples, beets and chestnuts

Roasted Sea Scallops *
with salsify, beets and blood orange

Slow Braised Beef Short Rib *
with fennel, potatoes and sweetbreads

Seared Atlantic Red Snapper
with shellfish, fregola sarda and tomatoes

 

 

 

*Gluten free items available.

 

~Indicates food items that are cooked to order or served raw. Consuming raw or under cooked meat, seafood or eggs may increase your risk for food borne illnesses.

 

*This menu is for reference only, as individual dishes are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

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