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Grand Lux Café

American Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
341 Tips and reviews
  • beignets
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • scenic views
  • family-friendly
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  • vanessa b.
    vanessa buenrostroMarch 23, 2016
    One of the best restaurants to go to eat. They have a variety of foods to choose from like different pastas to a nice juicy burger. The service you receive is good and they make you feel at home.
  • Reema R.
    Reema RSSeptember 3, 2016
    Their breakfast/ Brunch is very nice.. for lunch & dinner we usually order from the appetizers menu, as the portions are huge, the berry fizz is good and the Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding is amazing!
  • Sebastien
    SebastienFebruary 12, 2014
    Good service, excellent food and excellent quality/price ratio! Deco of the dinning room is stylish in a way! Home wine is really acceptable .
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PFebruary 28, 2012
    I don't care that it's a chain owned by the Cheesecake Factory. The views of Michigan Ave are great, as are the snacks and the cocktails. Perfect place to stop for a bite on a shopping day.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WeissJune 30, 2015
    Nice place, lots of options and big portion sizes. If you want specific desserts order them with your entree because they cook them fresh (takes about 30 mins). Cocktails are very yummy too.
  • Lauren-Ashley B.
    Lauren-Ashley BarnesNovember 5, 2011
    Very affordable, huge portions, you always end up taking some home. The chicken pot pie is great and the salads are really good. The best seats are by the windows looking out on N. Michigan ave.
  • Shumaine D.
    Shumaine DouglasDecember 22, 2013
    Always order the chocolate chip cookies as soon as you sit down to order with the intent to them take to go. They take 20 to 25 minutes to prepare. They are well worth it. 
  • Austin W.
    Austin WestermannApril 18, 2013
    This place truly is the definition of excess! From the trendy N Michigan Avenue address to the grandeur of the design (don't forget the extensive menu) Definitely a must!
  • Anna H.
    Anna HessJanuary 12, 2013
    A seat by the windows is a great people watching spot! We've seen so many brides taking their wedding photos on Michigan ave! And not to mention the pretty chirstmas lights :)
  • Neil R.
    Neil RenickerJanuary 18, 2015
    It's a tourist attraction, so judge for yourself if that's a pro or a con. However! The serving staff is wonderful, the food is prepared from scratch, and the meals taste great. Kid-friendly.
  • Melissa J.
    Melissa JMay 27, 2012
    On the negative side: Way too many options. On the plus side, everything's tasty. Similar to the cheesecake Factory.GLC, however is extremely modern, with beautiful decor & amazing views of the city.
  • Julia W.
    Julia WarnockAugust 22, 2015
    Ordered a bacon cheeseburger & chicken pot pie- was good enough for two. The beignets were fantastic; they take awhile to make, so order w/ your main dishes. Overall nice time, not incredible though
  • Sexy L.
    Sexy LFOctober 12, 2014
    The beignets which come with three sauces (including a Jack Daniels vanilla cream) are light, crisp and beyond delicious.
  • Emily D.
    Emily DobbinsJuly 8, 2013
    You can't go wrong with this restaurant! The menu has a little of everything, even for the pickiest eaters. Just keep in mind they don't take reservations!
  • Adriane
    Adriane1 week ago
    Menu has a great variety, from salads, chicken, pasta, & steak. We all had a hard time ordering because they had so many good options. Food & service was great.
    www.PRVERONICA.comFebruary 19, 2011
    This is a carbon copy of The Cheesecake Factory. If your from out of town, skip it. Eat in the bar to avoid the wait. Spinich artichoke dip, Miso salmon, & Molten chocolate cake were all delicious!
  • Misha K.
    Misha K.February 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Lunch sized portions are insanely big! Try the pasta fresca with eggplant and basil. Oh and make sure to order dessert at least 45 minutes in advance.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PechenyAugust 5, 2013
    Huge variety of food, will be delicious no matter what you get! Great salads and enchiladas for a decent lunch price. Awesome & quick service!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca S.April 12, 2011
    If you are visiting Chicago, ask for a Michigan Ave window seat.. There may be a wait, but you'll have a great spot! Also, their brunch menu is pretty good on a Saturday morning :)
  • April W.
    April WilliamsAugust 23, 2014
    Buffalo wraps as an appetizer was great; just enough zing! Salmon is zesty and Awe Mazing! Oh,fresh mojitos to compliment this savory meal
  • Eray E.
    Eray ErgencJanuary 1, 2015
    Good price and huge plates. Dont go here when it s crowded. Ask a table where you can see the street. Order a cup of tea while you eat your desert
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Large portions so be careful if you don't carry doggie baggs lol and make sure to request the Rotunda Room
  • Brianna T.
    Brianna TaShawnDecember 1, 2013
    Food was too good. The sausages were amazing & so was the Grapefruit juice. but if you need to use the bathroom, go super early. the women's line is usually out the door
  • Bridget L.
    Bridget LlewellynOctober 31, 2012
    Order the Pasta Telephono. Not cheap, but pretty standard for Mag Mile. Excellent service. Not a lot of choices for vegetarians. There will be a significant wait time on weekends.
  • allison
    allisonNovember 29, 2016
    Had late night snack of tapas-style empanadas which were very good. Son had a slice of chocolate cake which he said was delicious.
  • khym
    khymJanuary 2, 2015
    Seafood menu is good, awesome view overlooking michigan ave esp in the winter. Crowded, wait time 20mins. The floor was dirty, almost fell on my way to the bathroom. Valet parking $15 for 3 hrs.
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can never go wrong here because the menu is so vast! Make sure you asked to be seated in the "rotunda room" with a window seat of Michigan Ave
  • Caity M.
    Caity MillerDecember 2, 2011
    had the chicken salad sandwich, clam chowder, and a berry fizz to drink. all to die for! and carrot cake for dessert. can't go wrong.
  • Jahr T.
    Jahr TurchanApril 28, 2013
    The spicy Bloody Mary is fantastic! If possible, get a table for two in the atrium by the window. It's worth the extra wait.
  • Ange M.
    Ange MJuly 10, 2012
    Try the beignets! Not New Orleans style, as advertised, but very light and airy. Delish! And the dipping sauces made a nice complement.
  • LaShon A.
    LaShon AnthonyNovember 9, 2011
    Order the Buffalo Chicken Rolls or the Volcano Shrimp appetizers. So delicious! Such a great value on the entrees - you get a lot of food.
  • Sean J.
    Sean JacksonAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Buffalo chicken rolls are so good! We get them every time we come here.
  • Tracey I.
    Tracey IngleSeptember 30, 2012
    The crab and asparagus omelette was delicious. Not heavy with cheese or sauce, so the flavors really popped. And great coffee!
  • jacklyn K.
    jacklyn KrolJanuary 2, 2013
    Hummus is incredible. Very large portions deserts most you have to order when you get your main course to be ready in time.
  • Helena N.
    Helena NacinovicMay 17, 2012
    HUGE portions. Huge menu. Nice service, very affordable prices. Get a table at the round corner space, with view of mag mile.
  • Diba
    DibaDecember 27, 2012
    Beignets are so good! Make sure you order them! Order them in advance too, the deliciousness takes a while to make!
  • Sean J.
    Sean JacksonDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried pickles are great. The pasta and chicken with sun dried tomatoes are just as awesome. Now it's time for beignets
  • Rosalee
    RosaleeMarch 16, 2013
    Amazing view of the Magnificent Mile stretch and very cool decor. If you're hungry- get any burger, they're great!
  • Coverly M.
    Coverly MillerJanuary 27, 2015
    The peach balleni is very good. The food is fabulous. The setting is gorgeous.
  • Melan E. S.
    Melan E. SmithNovember 28, 2012
    AWEsome!!!! Window seat with a view of the Burberry store on Michigan Ave and the best beignets and shrimp scampi pasta on the planet!!!
  • nicky w.
    nicky willisMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fabulous!!!!! Some of my reccomended favs; Pot roast fries and the Chocolate Chip Pecan cookies...Yummy!!!!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GolyaNovember 8, 2013
    Get there a little early before the dinner rush really kicks in, and find a seat in the bar to avoid long wait times.
  • Amberrrr
    AmberrrrAugust 4, 2013
    Unbeatable service, amazing food, very readonably priced. Definitely recommended!!
  • Sexy L.
    Sexy LFOctober 12, 2014
    The decor and service here are absolutely outstanding while your bill is actually reasonable. Ask for a seat near the window.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VillareOctober 23, 2011
    Magnificent architecture & decor. Ask to sit by the windows. Big portions; very good food. Great place to relax after shopping.
  • Angela
    AngelaDecember 21, 2013
    I eat a lot if Eggs Benedict. This place has the best I've ever tried. Hollandaise sauce is amazing!
  • Brianna T.
    Brianna TaShawnNovember 30, 2013
    So prompt & the food was delicious. if you ever wanna order a meat, the sausages are to die for.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AnneDecember 5, 2016
    Great view, large menu that is hard to choose from because it all looked so good. Can't make a wrong decision
  • Lee F.
    Lee ForkenbrockFebruary 20, 2012
    I know this is simple, but for some reason just their plain old coffee is very good. I did like the hummus however as a small appetizer for someone who prefers lunch over breakfast.
  • Burt B.
    Burt BlanchardApril 22, 2012
    Don't forget to allow 1/2 an hour for top level deserts - Molton Choco Lava and Beignets - are - awesome!
  • Liz
    LizAugust 10, 2013
    The Chicken Royal is amazing! And the Creme Brûlée is what keeps us coning back every time!
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VeenDecember 2, 2011
    The beignets are phenomenal!! They're made to order so allow at least half an hour for them! Absolutely worth the wait!!!
  • Bero S.
    Bero SApril 29
    The apple pie was great! It took about 20 minutes to prepare it fresh
  • Jay M.
    Jay MichFebruary 12, 2016
    The Parmesan crusted pork-chop is superb.... I can't wait to go back ... Clean... Ambiance is perfecto
  • J.
    Negative on the flatbread chicken... But the caramel chicken is delicious! Really nice servers and managers --and they care about customer statisfacton :-)
  • Erik W.
    Erik WagnerSeptember 4, 2011
    So good. Best bang for little buck on the mag mile. Get desert! But order it before ur meal. It takes awhile.
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RobinsonJuly 4, 2013
    Try the barbecue salmon with mashed potatoes and onion rings. Great combination, very tasty.
  • Brooke F.
    Brooke FurnissSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place. Portions are large. Love their salads. Can't go wrong with anything!
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry ShorrMay 5, 2011
    Love the mini chicken tacos, asian short ribs and strawberry margaritas. Perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends!
  • Reese
    ReeseAugust 21, 2012
    The black lady upstairs that took our names on her computer wasnt very friendly at all. I wouldve walked out but my wife wanted to really try out their food. I wont go back again. Cheesecake is better
  • Kimberly D.
    Kimberly DavisOctober 14, 2013
    Enjoyed the food and great service on a very busy night (marathon weekend). Would go again!
  • Jack K.
    Jack KajikianJuly 30, 2012
    Try the shrimp & chicken jumbalaya with catfish & brown rice - #jumbalaya with #shrimp & #chicken. SO GOOD! #foodporn
  • C Allen N.
    C Allen NicholsJuly 22, 2013
    We ordered the beignets to go and they were just as good. Those are worth the trip to Chicago.
  • Jennifer O.
    Jennifer OndrakoAugust 18, 2014
    Great food, Huge menu so you'll definitely find something for everyone. It's a reliable place to eat where you can be certain to get a good meal.
  • Edward E.
    Edward ElchicoMay 20, 2014
    Best seats are in the round room that face Michigan ave! During the colder months the street lights at night time are a gorgeous view!
  • Emma C.
    Emma CourtJuly 6, 2013
    The beignets were amazing and the wait is much shorter than they tell you. Great spot!
  • Kate T.
    Kate TAugust 13, 2013
    Gnocchi in Vodka Sauce = Heavenly Potato Pillows of Deliciousness
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Head up the escalator and check in upstairs. There's usually no line, AND you can wait at the bar. ;) Our little secret
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GallantDecember 27, 2013
    Best place to eat lunch. Excellent food. Service. Atmosphere. Worth the wAit!
  • Juanita D.
    Juanita DavisJuly 14, 2011
    The apple tart is Aaaamazing. Be sure to order it when you order your meal..its made to order. Delicious!
  • Diamond-Chase
    Diamond-ChaseJuly 28, 2012
    Pot roast fries are a must do! Knocks the idea of chilli cheese out of your brain forever....
  • Meraly L.
    Meraly LunaAugust 1, 2014
    Loved the Housemade Pierogies! They were delicious.
  • Mary G.
    Mary GazzeMay 30, 2010
    Portions huge, chicken Marsala is delish, all desserts, wonderful. All the smoothie-type drinks are good. Long, long wait on weekends. Make reservations if you can.
  • Tarran L.
    Tarran LitAugust 2, 2016
    All the burgers are delicious. We had the hot pecan cookies for desert amazing.
  • Lynda
    LyndaMarch 12, 2013
    Best chicken pot pie in the planet. Make sure you share this bc it's huge!!
  • Jackson G.
    Jackson GriffeySeptember 10, 2011
    The food here is excellent and the desserts are to die for. The service has also always been exceptional.
  • Joy L.
    Joy LiuMay 26, 2012
    Commit early and order the bignets as you order your entrees. Worth saving room for!
  • Tyler A.
    Tyler AcevedoFebruary 17, 2013
    Amazing food and great service. Sat at the bar and got served by some great people.
  • Kathy Y.
    Kathy YeagerNovember 21, 2011
    Been to the Grand Lux in Chicago and Vegas... huge menu, great food and excellent prices! (Same company as Cheesecake Factory)
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertFebruary 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They should give you a trophy for finishing the entire chicken parmesan. So much food, but, oh, so good! Hey, where's my trophy?
  • YaYa R.
    YaYa RSeptember 18, 2013
    Must get a table in the rotunda and order the beignets. Yummy!
    Upvoted Apr 26
  • Natasha B.
    Natasha BlairAugust 15, 2015
    Try the Bourbon Smash and the fettuccine alfredo. Top notch service.
  • Lashawn L.
    Lashawn LesterMarch 16, 2013
    Fish and is extra fresh and large portion too! Worth the $$$$
  • Paul S.
    Paul SAugust 10, 2014
    The French Toast is great, but insanely over-proportioned. Be prepared to leave with left overs.
  • Jeanne T.
    Jeanne TFebruary 22, 2014
    Molten lava chocolate CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE. Make sure you pre-order it.
  • Msa3d A.
    Msa3d AlsoqairAugust 12, 2014
    It was great experience 👍i have visited the one in chicago
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BischJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can skip past the tourists waiting downstairs. Sit upstairs until your table is called
  • William O.
    William OngenaeOctober 14, 2011
    Anyone leaving a tip saying to share is foolish. Each get a dish. Then you can try something different.
  • Wael J.
    Wael JariJuly 19, 2015
    Try their apple pie you won't regret it.. + the filet mignon is to die for.
  • Chase
    ChaseApril 5, 2012
    Try asian mini tacos on the small bite menu. Seriously, these are fantastic!
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuFebruary 7, 2014
    Reminds me of Cheesecake Factory. I would totally go here for the beignets (takes 20mins).
  • Cardytrius H.
    Cardytrius HammJuly 9, 2013
    Beignets are friggin delish! Filet was choice and ambiance was great.
  • Becky G.
    Becky GordonApril 6, 2014
    Fabulous!! Try the Salmon and the Molten!
  • Viral P.
    Viral PRDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    HUGE servings, delicious food. Also a bit less touristy than the Cheesecake Factory.
  • Niccolinas S.
    Niccolinas SotoFebruary 23, 2010
    ... a great place to take someone for lunch, special occasion. Amazing location in the heart of Downtown Chicago. Their menu can please any palate! Read more
  • Barb C.
    Barb Collier-KaylorApril 22, 2013
    AMAZING. Clean, delicious, and fun. Great Cream Brulee too
  • Jill K.
    Jill KendraMarch 19, 2013
    You have to have the fried pickles and for desert the peach cobbler!!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren StrecNovember 20, 2011
    Spicy Mary has jalapeno-infused vodka-- burns so good! Get it if you like spicy!
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezNovember 13, 2015
    Food is delicious! Good for a big group. Can be crowded at times.
  • Raymond Patrick M.
    Raymond Patrick MaximoDecember 30, 2011
    Try their Beignets and order it ahead of any other orders. Takes about 20 minutes.
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlzahraniDecember 15, 2016
    الوجبه chicken Jambalaya كانت جيده ٥/١٠ . جو المطعم جميل وراقي. افضّل الجلوس ع إطلاله الشارع. بالنسبه لي يشابه مطعم Cheesecake Factory . مكان جميل ويستحق الزياره
  • P Chuy O.
    P Chuy OrtegaNovember 10, 2015
    Si buscas un lugar bonito, con buen servicio, con buenas vistas y buenos precios en plena "Magnificent Mille" este es el lugar. Todo esta delicioso.
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