Where People Meet The Lobby

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

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

Lunch
11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Mon – Sat)

Afternoon Tea Seatings
2:30 pm, 4:30 pm (Mon – Sat)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Sun)

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

Chocolate at The Pen
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Fri – Sat)
Enquiries

Reservations are recommended.

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

By clicking "Book A Table" you will be directed to OpenTable, an external website that is not operated or managed by The Peninsula.

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
freshly brewed coffee or selection of teas
bakery basket
butter, preserves, honey

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

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


Chinese Breakfast
peninsula long jing tea or pu er tea
non-sweetened hot soy milk
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

BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES

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

Eggs Bénédict
canadian bacon, crispy fingerling potatoes, 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

Belgian Waffles
citrus cream, berry compote, maple syrup

Apple Brioche French Toast
fresh berries, caramel

Buttermilk Pancakes
berry compote, maple syrup

Whole Wheat Pancakes
fresh berries, apple butter

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

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

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 Basket
Assorted Bagels & Cream Cheese

FRUITS & JUICES

Sliced Seasonal Fruits
Ruby Red Grapefruit Segments
Seasonal Berry Bowl
Side Of Sliced Bananas
Freshly Squeezed Fruit Juices
Smoothie Of The Day

BREAKFAST SIDES

Crispy Fingerling Potatoes
Applewood-Smoked Bacon
Chicken Or Pork Sausages
Gunthorp Farm Ham

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

SOUPS & APPETIZERS

Creamless Tomato Soup
focaccia croutons, cherry tomato

Goats Milk Ricotta Tortellini
celery, variations of butternut squash, chestnut foam

Truffled Macaroni And Cheese
point reyes blue, parmigiano-reggiano, gruyere cheeses

Sushi And Sashimi Combination
pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce

PENINSULA FAVORITES

Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl With Dashi
crispy salmon skin, scallion, salmon roe, sesame

Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
fine beans, thai chili, basil, jasmine rice

Berkshire Pork Belly Adobe
soy poached hen egg, scallion, fried garlic, thai chili  

Jumbo Prawns
broccoli rabe, red pepper, bird’s eye chili sauce, jasmine rice

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

SALADS & SANDWICHES

Lobby Spring Garden Salad 
shaved vegetables, candied pecan nut, lemon vinaigrette

Little Gem Salad
bacon, heirloom tomato, cucumber, blue cheese dressing

Classic Caesar Salad
parmigiano-reggiano, croutons, white anchovies

Seared Tuna Nicoise
confit marbled potatoes, haricot vert, piquillo peppers, nicoise olives

The Peninsula Lobster Cobb Salad
smoked bacon, quail egg, tomato, red onions, blue cheese, avocado

Croque Madame
nueske’s ham, gruyere, organic egg

Crispy Green Tomato Sandwich
scallion marmalade, smoked mozzarella, pickled mustard

The Lobby Burger
smoked mozzarella, apple wood-smoked bacon, special spread

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

Crispy Skin Sea Bass
piperade, herbs  


 

TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional Scone, Mandarin Orange Scone
Rum Cake – Soft Almond Cake Soaked With Rum, Vanilla Cream
Macaron Raspberry – Raspberry Macaron
Caramel Apple Choux – Cream Puff Filled With Apples And Caramel
Passion Coconut Napoleon – Coconut Cake, Passion Cream
Cassis Chestnut Roulade – Cassis Roulade With Chestnut Cream
Strawberry Tart – Sweet Basil Cream, Fresh Strawberries
Smoked Salmon – Pepper-Dill Crème Fraiche, Dark And Light Rye
Chicken Salad – Celery, Herb Aioli, Coconut Cream, Toasted Coconut, Ciabatta
Cucumber Sandwich – Smoked Paprika, Cream Cheese, Pullman Bread
Smoked Ham – Rum Raisin Spread, Pretzel Bread
Arancini De Riso – Fried Risotto With Goat Cheese
Your Choice Of The Peninsula Selection Of Proprietary Teas Or Blend Coffee

CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA

Traditional Afternoon Tea
with a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne
with a glass of Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie


Gluten–Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Children’s Afternoon Tea menus available upon request.

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

THE PENINSULA TEAS

proprietary

BLACK

Peninsula Chai 
Assam Gold Leaf, India

SCENTED BLACK

Vanilla Bean, China
Orange Jasmine, China & Sri Lanka
Earl Grey Organic, India
Earl Grey Decaffeinated, India  

CLASSIC GREEN & WHITE

Sencha, Japan 
Jasmine Mist, China

HERBAL INFUSIONS

Marrakesh Mint, China 
Chamomile Citron
Ginger Twist

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

THE PENINSULA TEAS

premium

BLACK

Himalayan Peak Darjeeling Organic, India
Black Gold, China

SCENTED BLACK

Mandarin Rose Petal, China
Celebration, China 

OOLONG

Ti Kuan Yin, China
Orchid Oolong, Taiwan

CLASSIC GREEN & WHITE

Kyoto Rice (Genmaicha), Japan
Silver Jasmine, China 

HERBAL INFUSIONS

African Amber
Wild Blossoms & Berries

APPETIZERS

Classic Caesar Salad 
parmigiano-reggiano, croutons, white anchovies 

Endive And Watercress Salad 
caramelized pear, roquefort cheese, candied walnut 

Caramelized Heirloom Baby Carrot Salad 
medjool dates, crème fraîche mousse, hazelnut, mint 

Smoked Australian Wagyu Beef Carpaccio 
parmesan, radish, caper, sourdough crouton

Cauliflower Panna Cotta
leek, diver scallop, sea urchin, osetra cavier

Puree Of Black Beluga Lentil Soup 
smoked pork ham hock, red lentil, micro mustard 

Creamless Tomato Soup 
focaccia croutons, cherry tomato 

Goats Milk Ricotta Tortellini 
celery, variations of butternut squash, chestnut foam 

House Made Smoked Summer Sausage 
heirloom beans, garlic pork broth, tomatoes

SIDES

Whipped Horseradish Potatoes
Steamed Jasmine Rice
Garlic And Parmesan Fries
Roasted Wild Mushroom With Pickled Hon Shimeji
Truffled Mac And Cheese
Glazed Haricot Vert And Wax Beans With Crispy Chicken Skins

ENTREES

Anson Mills “White Stone Ground Grits”
poached hen egg, broccoli, white truffle, hay jus

Pan Roasted Skate Wing
fennel, black olive vinaigrette, burnt meyer lemon, caper

Jumbo Prawns
broccoli rabe, red pepper, bird’s eye chili sauce, jasmine rice

Atlantic Monkfish
black truffle, celery, celeriac puree, kumquat, sauce perigueux

Pan Roasted Pekin Duck Breast
sunchoke puree, hedgehog mushroom, blueberry gastrique

Presse of Berkshire Pork Shoulder
savoy cabbage, onion confit, honeycrisp apple

Braised Boneless Beef Short Rib
baby heirloom carrot, bacon lardon, pomme puree, red wine jus

The Lobby Burger
smoked mozzarella, applewood smoked bacon, special spread , french fries

SIMPLY COOKED

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

Poached Loch Duart Salmon
Crispy Skin Wild Striped Bass

MEATS

Grilled Filet Mignon (8oz)
Grilled Prime Rib Eye (16oz)
Grilled Prime NY Strip

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

LUNCH

APPETIZERS

Buffet Style
soup, grilled vegetables, assorted salads, assorted cheeses & charcuterie, assorted breads & crackers

ENTREE

Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin
asparagus, lemon, mustard jus

or

Diver Scallop
fingerling potato, serrano, fava bean

or

Handmade Agnolotti
spring onion, wild mushrooms, vermouth cream

DESSERTS

Assorted Sweet Delicacies


The Chef Week Lunch Menu is Priced at US$ 22 per person

DINNER

STARTERS

Grilled Little Gem Salad
english peas, mint, cara cara orange

Parsnip Veloute
black garlic, porcini

ENTREE

Green Circle Chicken Breast
chicken mousseline, squash blossom, zucchini 

or

Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut
fava bean, ramps, garlic broth

DESSERT

Roasted Peaches
almond cake, yogurt sorbet, granola 

or

Chocolate Mousse
hazelnut crisp, milk ice cream

The Chef Week Dinner Menu is Priced at US$ 44 per person

LUNCH DESSERTS

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

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

DINNER DESSERTS

 Coconut Panna Cotta
with yogurt lime sponge and milk ice cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
with banana cake, mascarpone cream and strawberry sorbet

Variations of Chestnuts
with candied chestnuts, chestnut mousse and cassis sorbet

Creme Fraiche Pound Cake
with pistachio ice cream, pickled pears and mascarpone

Warm Chocolate Tart
with chocolate croquettes, lemon sabayon, chocolate sorbet

Passion Fruit Soufflé
with white chocolate ice cream (please allow 20 minutes for preparation)

Selection of International & Local Cheeses

DESSERT WINES

2009 Heinz Eiffel Eiswein, Rheinhessen, Germany
2005 Disznoko Tokaji, Tokaji, Hungary
2011 Marenco Brachetto d’ Aqui, Piedmont, Italy

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 

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

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

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