Cite Restaurant

★★★☆☆
At 70 stories up, this elegant French restaurant puts the Chicago skyline at your feet.
  • 505 N Lakeshore Dr

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-644-4050

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Furgettaboutit. Spectacular view and wretched everything else. Undistinguished food spoiled by untrained waiters who wanted to know what "you guys" want to drink. Us guys were an 80 year old guy and a 73 year old non guy. The red wine

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★★★★★

Furgettaboutit. Spectacular view and wretched everything else. Undistinguished food spoiled by untrained waiters who wanted to know what "you guys" want to drink. Us guys were an 80 year old guy and a 73 year old non guy. The red wine

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The dish I ordered was $36. It was a Lobster, Prawn and Scallop risotto. It came with one Scallop, two jumbo shrimp (not prawns) and lobster. The Lobster was so chewy!! I just kept chewing and chewing! I told this to the waiter and he gave us half off a dessert : / What a waste of money. I would rather go to the Signature room any day.

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★☆☆☆☆

The dish I ordered was $36. It was a Lobster, Prawn and Scallop risotto. It came with one Scallop, two jumbo shrimp (not prawns) and lobster. The Lobster was so chewy!! I just kept chewing and chewing! I told this to the waiter and he gave us half off a dessert : / What a waste of money. I would rather go to the Signature room any day.

Pros: Wait Staff was Ok

Cons: Food was awful!!

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Very expensive, very dressy restaurant where everyone comes to propose with a fancy meal and an incredible view from the 70th floor. Perfect service and well prepared upscale dishes.

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★★★★★

Very expensive, very dressy restaurant where everyone comes to propose with a fancy meal and an incredible view from the 70th floor. Perfect service and well prepared upscale dishes.

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Located on the 70th floor of a residential building. Chose it, because we were looking for a great view. It has that. That is ALL it has. Got off the elevator. Greeted by a hostess who asked us for our reservation and led us to the dining room were 2 other couples were dining. We were seated at the WORST table in the room. Why, on earth, would she seat us at the worst possible table when there were dozens open? We got to enjoy the rantings of several rather loud waitstaff, instead of the romantic conversation we sought. Checked my coat w/ the rather insistent hostess. Waiter took our drink order. I ordered an Appletini. Brought me a Peartini. Not that it mattered, since it was so watered down. Brought over a complimentary tuna tartar after we ordered. It was tasty. Guy came by w/ a bread tray and asked us what kind we wanted. Plopped down a piece of bread the size of a half dollar. That was all we got in the bread department. The upside is he helped us low carb it for the evening. The downside is that he made us resentful of their obvious choice to chinch their customers. At their prices, they should offer a bread basket or, at least, have the guy come around again. Both ordered lobster bisque. They gave us with carp soup. If there was a drop of lobster in that swill, I'll eat you hat, which would probably taste better. It was fishy smelling and tasting and didn't, in the least bit, resemble lobster bisque. I actually spitt out the chunk of "lobster," because it tasted like spoiled fish. Neither touched our soup. They took away our bowls without asking why we hadn't eaten it. Staff VERY inattentive, especially considering the "crowd" only grew to 4 couples. Next came my raw duck and his undercooked salmon. Time to go. Handed the hostess my coat claim. Informed us she had to ride down with us to the deserted 68th floor unlocked closet for my $2000 fur. Wow! Needless to say, we will NOT be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

Located on the 70th floor of a residential building. Chose it, because we were looking for a great view. It has that. That is ALL it has. Got off the elevator. Greeted by a hostess who asked us for our reservation and led us to the dining room were 2 other couples were dining. We were seated at the WORST table in the room. Why, on earth, would she seat us at the worst possible table when there were dozens open? We got to enjoy the rantings of several rather loud waitstaff, instead of the romantic conversation we sought. Checked my coat w/ the rather insistent hostess. Waiter took our drink order. I ordered an Appletini. Brought me a Peartini. Not that it mattered, since it was so watered down. Brought over a complimentary tuna tartar after we ordered. It was tasty. Guy came by w/ a bread tray and asked us what kind we wanted. Plopped down a piece of bread the size of a half dollar. That was all we got in the bread department. The upside is he helped us low carb it for the evening. The downside is that he made us resentful of their obvious choice to chinch their customers. At their prices, they should offer a bread basket or, at least, have the guy come around again. Both ordered lobster bisque. They gave us with carp soup. If there was a drop of lobster in that swill, I'll eat you hat, which would probably taste better. It was fishy smelling and tasting and didn't, in the least bit, resemble lobster bisque. I actually spitt out the chunk of "lobster," because it tasted like spoiled fish. Neither touched our soup. They took away our bowls without asking why we hadn't eaten it. Staff VERY inattentive, especially considering the "crowd" only grew to 4 couples. Next came my raw duck and his undercooked salmon. Time to go. Handed the hostess my coat claim. Informed us she had to ride down with us to the deserted 68th floor unlocked closet for my $2000 fur. Wow! Needless to say, we will NOT be returning.

Pros: View

Cons: Food, Service, Noise from waitstaff

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Perched atop the Lake Point Tower, overlooking Navy Pier, Cite boasts spectacular views in all directions. The elegant dining room has a luxurious feel with carpeted floors, cream-colored banquettes and tuxedoed…

 

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