The Allis

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$30 and under
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American
Set in a relaxed and welcoming social space for group dining, meetings and date nights, The Allis is a restaurant and cocktail bar with an expansive art collection and views of Green Street from floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Allis is named after the family that commissioned the restaurant's historic West Loop building in 1907. It offers all-day dining, serving egg dishes and house-made pastries for breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch, plus shared plates and entrees for dinner. Afternoon tea is served daily, along with coffee, wine and craft cocktails.

Live music every Tuesday, 6pm - 9pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3pm - 6pm

All Afternoon Tea reservations must be booked by phone. Please call (312) 521-8000
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service.

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KM
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Top 3 worst service experiences ever. No one addressed us for 15 min upon arrival, and we had a reservation time we arrived early for. Once seated, it took 25 min to get afternoon tea and snacks. Beautiful place, but awful service and subpar food. Disappointing.

E
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and had a nice brunch. Everyone who works there is helpful and assist even if it is not the table they are waiting on. Definitely will be back

E
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambience was great

W
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

we went for brunch early so that the patio was available and there was very little hassle. Our server Alina was helpful and attentive and she made some very good recommendations. I had the Allis breakfast with whole grain bread (which is baked by them). All the components of this dish were done perfectly and the result was a pleasant start to my day. My wife had the smoked salmon bagel. The lox for her dish and mine was some of the tastiest and fresh I have ever had and they do not skimp on quantity. This place is on notice for our repeat visit.

F
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

I arrived early and after sitting for 30 minutes without a waiter stopping by, I went to the bar to get my own drink. At 4:30, I went inside to the bar to get my 2nd drink because the waiter still had not stopped by. While at the bar, I asked to close my tab, and the waiter who should’ve been serving me asked if I was sitting outside to which the bartender serving me and I both said yes. As I waited for my guest to arrive, the couple sitting next to me began to comment on how strange it is that they got served and I didn’t. At about 5:15 p.m. the waitress stopped by the couple’s table, and never stopped by mine. When my guest arrived at 5:30 p.m. she still didn’t check on us. At 5:45 p.m. we both begged for someone to take order. This dismissive behavior continued the entire evening until we left at 10 p.m. while the table that was sitting next to us got full attention. This left the people who were sitting next to us baffled. And while this awful service was extreme, poor service is a consistent issue at The Allis since it opened.

F
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Salmon sensation. I’ve always enjoyed the all day breakfast, but $17 dollars for 2 eggs, salmon, a tomato and 1 slice of toast is too high.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! I loved the decor the food was amazing! One of the best almond milk lattes I’ve ever had!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and charming atmosphere
Prompt service and tasty food and drinks

A
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived for our reservation (during our honeymoon) and were told to sit and wait. We sat on a crowded couch for 20 mins and weren’t offered a water even though we were dying of thirst. They finally came to seat us and handed us a regular menu which was of no help because we were there for afternoon tea (they didn’t ask). We were seated at a wobbly table without water where we waited again for 15 mins while everyone around us was happily eating. We finally flagged down a bus boy for water and after he poured we waited for another 10 minutes without being acknowledged by a server. Finally we walked out and went to shake shack where we were served a great meal with great service for way less $$. Horrible experience.

AJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for breakfast on a Friday morning and it was exactly what my boyfriend and I needed after an early morning flight. Delicious food for great value! The space itself is also beautiful, making it a wonderful experience

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I go here all the time, for different types of work and personal events/meetings. My biggest complaint is that it feels like the wait staff is trained to leave the tables alone for long periods of time. I am constantly chasing them down for the bill or any additional things we might need or want to order. It is bizarre bc it's like this with everyone, which is why I think that is how they train folks. Great place overall, but this aspect makes the experience frustrating at times.

RJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea in a relaxed, artsy lounge at Soho House. Excellent tea, great sweets & interesting cocktails.

MP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, and a surprisingly great happy hour! Also they have live music on Tuesdays!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I came for afternoon tea after going wedding dress shopping! The tea service was beautifully presented and delicious.

OT
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great! Got the Salmon tower and it was a huge amount of food. Our service is what lacked. She never asked if we wanted refills and ignored us most the time. We tried to get her attention but she would just walk by quickly. I would have had a couple drinks if we could have gotten her attention.

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a good time thanks to you!!!! Everything was so cute!!!!

LJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I truly don’t know who they think they are. It might be “SoHo House” but it’s mediocre. Totally average but with humongous ego. Service was terrible and the food was nothing special. Not coming back.

OT
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food. Nice atmosphere. Server was lacking. Took forever to check out then she said she could either split it or just tell her what each bill would be. So she clearly wasn’t paying attention to our table. She was by for the worst part of this place.

MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great space! Loved the decor and it was a good noise level - perfect for conversation. Only downside was the service was slow. We would have ordered more drinks if he came by more! We also ordered something on the special menu price that was supposed to be $9 but it was $15 on our bill. We had been there for so long and it was so slow to get his attention, we didn’t think it was worth it to try and get it adjusted. So it was a good experience overall, just needs more attentive service.

u
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Usually a really good brunch place, but was really underwhelmed the most recent time I went. We had a reservation but weren't seated until 20-25 minutes past, and only after we asked. After we got our food, we weren't given cutlery until we had to ask for that as well.

JC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch spot. Tasty food in reasonable portions with gracious service.

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, Yes, Yes!! Amazing food! Great Service! Beautiful Atmosphere!
We will be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The parking should have been validated if you are eating at the restaurant.

LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We went for a work team outing and had a pretty terrible experience. We were seated in the lobby of the hotel vs. in the restaurant, it took us about 15 minutes to be greeted, another 30+ minutes to get our drinks and then we had to ask to place and order for appetizers and again for dinner. Our server was completely aloof, the vibe was terrible and while the food was okay... it was already a tainted experience and I will never return.

And also... when you make your reservation on OpenTable they ask if you want cookies. I said sure, that's kinda cool that they do that. Well then we didn't get them. When I asked the server seemed super frustrated and said we could only get two (there were five of us) and that she has no way of knowing that we marked yes to the cookies on our reservation. It was the silliest thing... that we would have never cared about... but the way she handled was totally inappropriate. The cookies did finally come, and everyone loved them. But that was just weird.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service here is so slow and inattentive and the food is very mediocre.

WH
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed breakfast. Will definitely visit again next time we are in the city.

RK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a cute setup for an afternoon tea but I have gone to other afternoon teas that provided a lot more value for your money. You get a few selections of small bites, which were good but not amazing. Overall, it was cute, it was a chic spot, but the amount of food you get and the taste of it wasn't worth the $$$

MC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our waiter did not know the menu at all. He seemed so new that he was even unable to open up a bottle of wine. Then proceed to drip the wine all over the place. He then disappeared for about 30 mins. Another waiter came to help us during that time who was much more knowledgeable. Menu was just “meh”. Think our experience would’ve been much different with a different waiter. Will not be going back to see though.

K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Milanese was exceptional. Great burger and salads. Loved the atmosphere and service was top- notch.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and super comfortable table. Ideal for a single diner.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lots of flies

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Afternoon Tea. It was a great place to pass a lovely Saturday afternoon.

J
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The place is beautiful, the food is great, but the service is below average for being inattentive to customers most of the time.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The interior design was beautiful and the staff were very friendly however the food was extremely over priced for what was served. Portions were very small with no sides and the food was of mediocre quality. The eggs Benedict is 16$, yet it includes no sides and it tastes the same as the eggs Benedict that you can get at a nice breakfasts place ( with a side) for 12$.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it!!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance with sofas and mixed seating.

a
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The Allis really need to do something about all fruit flies - this was not the first time I had to shoo them away the entire time while eating.

s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good but the service was awkward/disorganized.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Simple delicious food in perfect portion to ensure room for dessert.

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