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As fresh flowers arrive, the 20 foot floor-to-ceiling windows are flooded with sunlight in this elegant setting.
At The Lobby, even breakfast is a luxurious experience. The "Pen-edict" comes with shaved truffle, lobster and caviar.
The Lobby's Afternoon Tea menus focus on samplings of seasonal flavors.
Elegant presentation and seasonal flavors compliment each and every dish on The Lobby's menu.
Custom hot cocoa and delectable desserts at our Chocolate Experience on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Lobby

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From the ever-present live music to the classic understated elegance of The Lobby's décor, this is the place to see and be seen, and of course to enjoy the famed Peninsula Afternoon Tea.
Cuisine Type
Contemporary American

6:30 am - 11:00 am (Mon – Sun) 

11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sun) 

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) 

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Sun – Thurs)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (Fri – Sat) 

Chocolate at The Pen
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Fri – Sat)

Dress Code
Smart Casual


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Father's Day
Celebrate Father’s Day at The Peninsula Chicago with brunch in The Lobby, or a relaxing day at The Spa.
Peninsula Chicago Wellness Offers Custom Wellness Retreat
Spa & Wellness
Reset your mind, body and spirit with a wellness getaway at The Peninsula.
Peninsula Chicago Dining Offers The Lobby Chocolate Bar
The sweetest start to the weekend begins with “Chocolate at The Pen”
Peninsula Chicago Dining Offers Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea, served in The Lobby, has become a favourite among local Chicagoans and a beloved attraction for visitors since the hotel opened.


Peninsula Chicago The Lobby Afternoon Tea
Elegant Afternoon Tea

Located in the heart of the hotel, traditional Afternoon Tea is served daily at The Lobby.  On weekends during Afternoon Tea, a classical string duo performs high above The Lobby in the minstrel gallery. The Peninsula Chicago’s award-winning culinary and pastry teams develop enticing new petite creations seasonally to accompany the wide selection of proprietary teas.

Peninsula Chicago The Lobby Chocolate Bar Action Station
Sweet Creations

On Friday and Saturday evenings, The Lobby transforms into a chocolate lover's dream featuring a buffet of chocolate desserts.  The Peninsula's pastry team offers bite-sized creations and a seasonal action station featuring custom chocolate beverages.

The Lobby

+1 312 573 6760