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Grand Lux Café

American Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
330 Tips and reviews
  • beignets
  • desserts
  • good for dates
  • scenic views
  • trendy
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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!
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!!!
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