Restaurants & Hotels


Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar

18 S Michigan Ave

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM-4PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11AM-4PM
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4-10PM + Friday+Saturday 4-11PM
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30PM

  • Enjoy a complimentary round of bubbles or dessert for the table with the purchase of an entrée when you show your Auditorium Theatre ticket.

Italian Fare & Award- Winning Wine Program Across From Millennium Park

Acanto is the ideal destination for those who appreciate authentic Italian cuisine together with an inviting dining experience in a conversation-friendly atmosphere. The wine program is one of the most lauded in the U.S. with a two-glass “Best of Excellence” rating by Wine Spectator.

Grant Park Bistro

800 S Michigan Ave

7AM-10PM Daily
Breakfast: 7-11AM Daily
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM-3PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11AM-3PM
Dinner: 5-10PM Daily
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7PM

  • Enjoy 15% off your check when you present your Auditorium Theatre ticket.

Grant Park Bistro is a French grill from LM Restaurant Group focusing on contemporary French dishes. The sharable menu centers around items from the grill as well as house-made terrines and bistro classics such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Coq au Vin. The French inspired beverage program focuses heavily on wines specifically from the Loire Valley and Rhône regions of France and includes a selection of local and French beers as well as craft cocktails. The bistro also features a cafe section in partnership with local Chicago bakery, Vanille Patisserie. Petite Vanille serves favorites such as croissants, pain au chocolate and almond croissants as well as French macarons. Cake slices of Vanille’s signature cakes are also available daily. Grant Park Bistro is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch.


17 E Monroe Street
Valet service is available on Monroe Street.

Breakfast: 6:30-11AM
Lunch: 11AM-2PM
Afternoon Tea: 2-4PM
Dinner: 5-10PM
Lockwood Bar: Opens daily at 11AM

  • Auditorium Theatre goers enjoy a shared dessert for two with a minimum food or drink purchase of $30.

Lockwood Restaurant & Bar’s rotating, seasonally fresh menu plates high taste quality from scratch with the help of local farmers and an in-house rooftop garden + apiary, rounded out with perfectly prepared trademark cocktails. Located on the lobby level of the historic Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, we invite you to elevate your theater experience with chef inspired menus, extensive wine lists and 6 hour theatre parking validation with dinner purchase.

Mercat a la planxa

638 S Michigan Ave

Brunch :: Saturday-Sunday :: 7AM-3PM
Dinner :: Sunday-Thursday :: 5-10PM
Dinner :: Friday-Saturday :: 5-11PM
Happy Hour :: Sunday-Friday :: 4-6:30PM

  • Receive complimentary bacon-wrapped dates or a glass of sangria when you show your Auditorium Theatre ticket.

Mercat a la planxa is a modern interpretation of timeless Catalan traditions. Located on Michigan Avenue, Mercat offers an authentic dining experience that combines fresh meats and produce with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market. Complementing the rich cultural experience is an extensive, yet finely curated selection of cava, sangria, wine, and cocktail creations. Mercat a la planxa combines the best of both the old and new worlds, bringing a Catalan aesthetic to the heart of Chicago.


124 S Wabash Avenue
Valet service is available on Monroe Street.

Hours: Opens @ 11AM daily

  • One “L” of a deal for Auditorium Theatre goers! Present your ticket to receive a Palmer Square burger, house fries, and pop for only $10.

Serving up one “L” of a Burger! We’re named after the Palmer House founder Potter Palmer and our menu showcases burgers topped with a flavor profile indicative of its Chicago neighborhood.

Venture from burger to burger, neighborhood to neighborhood, and discover the gooey cheese-curd madness of the #8 Lakeview burger, or indulgent foie gras and shaved a5 Kobe beef on the splurge-worthy #6 Gold Coast burger, served on a “gold” bun. The #2 Little Italy piles Italian beef, giardiniera, sport peppers, provolone, and au jus – a match made in burger heaven.

Gather a group of friends together, settle into one of our leather sofas, and enjoy an evening of great conversation over boozy shakes and seasonal cocktails at our downtown hideaway.

Russian Tea Time — Temporarily closed until early February

77 E Adams Street
Parking is available at Inter-Parking in the Adams-Wabash self-park or at 55 E. Monroe

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM; Friday/Saturday 11AM-11PM

Owner and Chef Klara Muchnik and her son, Vadim Muchnik, opened Russian Tea Time in 1993. Centrally located in the heart of Chicago’s Downtown, Russian Tea Time has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary “landmarks.” Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of the former Soviet Union Republics. Guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent Carrot Salad, Eggplant Orientale, Beet Cavier, and Golubtsy (cabbage rolls) to name a few. Some of the signature dishes include Pelmini (meat dumplings), Borscht (Ukranian soup), Russian Blinis (think Russian pancakes), Wild Game, Cavier, and many more. Experience our Afternoon Tea Service, offered Friday-Sunday from 2:30-4:30PM. Indulge in Russian Tea Time’s homemade, delicious, and savory desserts and house blended tea.


10 N Dearborn Street

Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-4PM

Sopraffina’s private dining room has a charming and relaxed style that is intimate and casual, yet elegant without the feeling of formality. Buffet, family style, and cocktail party menus are available for private parties up to 200 guests. Please call 312.984.0098 for more information.

Stock and Ledger Kitchen + Spirits

70 W Madison St

Monday-Friday :: 11AM-9PM (kitchen closes at 8PM)
Happy Hour ::  Monday-Friday :: 3-7PM

  • Present your Auditorium Theatre ticket on the day of the performance to get 20% off your bill!

Set in a newly constructed modern space in the lobby of 70 W. Madison, Stock + Ledger is perfect for pre-theatre, grabbing a casual lunch with co-workers, enjoying our bustling happy hour, celebrating a special occasion in one of our three private event areas, or enjoying dinner with the family.

We believe in long term benefits of good food. We invest time sourcing quality ingredients that are sustainable, locally farmed, hormone and antibiotic free proteins.

The Gage

24 S Michigan AveThe Gage Chicago Logo.

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11AM-4PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10AM-4PM
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4-11PM; Friday & Saturday 4PM-12AM; Sunday 4-10PM

  • Enjoy a complimentary round of bubbles or dessert for the table with the purchase of an entrée when you show your Auditorium Theatre ticket.

Iconic Michigan Avenue Gastropub 

The Gage has become a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike for over ten years by effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations and an award-winning wine list all in a lively, convivial setting. A “must visit” among Chicago’s dining scene.


Recommended Hotels

The Palmer House Hilton

17 E Monroe Street

North America’s most established hotel, the Palmer House Hilton first opened its doors in 1871 and has remained the place to “see and be seen” in downtown Chicago. When you come to our hotel, you don’t just stay here, you live here – even if it’s only for a night. Today, having undergone a $215+ million renovation, we continue evolving to serve you with the latest conveniences and comforts in meetings, accommodations and dining – a hip and historic blend of modern nuances and Chicago cultural significance.

Auditorium patrons receive an exclusive 15% discount (subject to availability)!

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Hilton Chicago

720 S Michigan Avenue

Chicago Hostelling International

24 E Congress Pkwy
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Area Attractions

For information on things to do around the Auditorium Theatre during your visit to Chicago, visit Choose Chicago and the Chicago Loop Alliance.