Lucille at Drury Lane

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$30 and under
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American

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Lucille is a classic American restaurant featuring traditional cuisine with a modern influence. Including a captivating design and well-rounded menu, Lucille offers guests an exciting dining experience, no matter what the occasion. From dinner for a special event to a glass of wine and charcuterie before a show, Lucille accommodates all diners. Open for lunch and dinner, and featuring á la carte and pre-theatre menus, there is something to satisfy all palates.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice, clean restaurant. Service seemed slightly slower than expected. Food was very good!

LT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing was great. 2 thumbs up 👍🏾 👍🏾, thanks

CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with lots of variety. Waitress was friendly, quickly removed our dirty plates, and kept our champagne glasses full. The section where we were seated was nice and quiet. The restaurant was very nice and clean. We didn’t take our kids because we weren’t sure they would find enough foods to eat, but after seeing the selections, we know they would have enjoyed it. We had a great time at the Valentine’s brunch. We definitely plan on going again and taking our kids.

DK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have recommended this brunch to many because I believe it is worth it. The food selection is phenomenal. Just make sure you pace yourself because you will want one of each.

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our experience very much. We're already planning our next high tea experience at Drury Lane.

r
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We went to the Galentine's Tea. It would have been great if the sandwiches were not completely
dried out and the bread had started curling. The sweets were fine. The scones were dry and crunchy. The champagne was good just a bit sweet for my taste.
Our server was wonderful.

KC
Chihuahua
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Our wait time between courses took too long, we Couldn’t finish our main course or dessert at our table and had to get doggie bags.

Staff kept telling us they would hold the show because so many people were running late. This was a bold face lie, the show started at 8 sharp and we missed the beginning number.

I will not dine at Lucille again.

JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Though my wife and I and our friends were aware of the limited Valentines Day selections and the larger price we decided to try it anyway, given the convenience to the Drury Lane theater. However, the experience disappointed in several respects. Most noticeably the service was so slow as to delay in the start musical. We were told the seafood tower appetizer contained raw oysters, which left only the charcuterie selection containing too much cheese and sausage, with a too-spicy relish. The salad was satisfactory, though my wife's dressing was not served on the side as requested. Both the barramundi and chateaubriand entrees were tasty, though our order was mistaken by either the server or the cooks and my wife had to wait an extra ten minutes for her meal, as they brought her the beef rather than the fish she ordered. In consequence our dining was a bit rushed, followed by a rather long wait for the check. Overall not well executed, but not our usual experience at Lucille and for that reason we would still recommend the restaurant to those attending the theater. We hope and expect our next experience will be a better one.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ashley was our server for valentine's day. She was such a sweet and attentive server. All the waitstaff and Manager Zach were all smiles and very accommodating. Never a disappointment!

DF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Unfortunately we would not recommend or return to Lucille. Dinner was a set menu for Valentine's day and the value did not match the price - $65 per person. Expect 'banquet' style cuisine. Food items arrived late and were either lukewarm or over salted. The poor servers were understaffed and struggled to close tables out in time in order to make the show. Our server was very sweet and cannot be faulted for management's oversight.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Went before a show. The food and service were terrible. Way over priced salmon that was bland and tasteless. Very few people in the restaurant but some how everyone that came after us got their food way before we did. I would never recommend this restaurant and won’t be back.

OT
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We made lunch reservations here because we were attending the show and were very disappointed. Three out of the four entrees came to our table severely undercooked. The roasted chicken was raw and bloody at the leg joint on one order and the breast was red and bloody in the middle. My wife’s shrimp
In the pasta was raw as well. We sent these three entrees back and had to hurry through our meal when we finally got our food in order to make the show. No apology or visit from a manager offering a way to make up for the poor kitchen service. The restaurant wasn’t even busy yesterday. VERY disappointing!
After years of being a season ticket holder, I would never consider eating here again. An explanation from the restaurant manager would have been nice.

W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Very disappointing experience at Lucille. I was there with a group of 7 prior to a theatre performance.
Ordered a savignon blanc- sorry, out of this. How about a chenin blanc ?- out of this. O.k. let's try a beer- nope out of that one, How about this alternative- so sorry, out of that too. O.k. great let's order food- Lobster Bisque - out of this, the Halibut - nope out of that too. How can a restaurant be "out of" so many items? The food we did have was fine and the server did the best he could - although it seems to me that if you hope to keep business you might have a manager come to the table to make this type of situation better. Needless to say, with so many other options close by in Oakbrook, it's unlikely we will choose this restaurant again when we attend our next play at Drury Lane.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner before play. Lovely space with excellent service- sensitive to show times

DA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

They have a nice brunch, and food is good and plentifull. The selection is good, but not as it was a couple of years ago when the buffet was bigger.
Food well prepared, but could use more gluten free item. Cost is high and might be over priced for the buffet

CA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the variety of food and the quality is always amazing!

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a family get together before a play downtown. Food and service was great but it is getting a little pricey so our visits have go down in numbers

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Small menu, but understandable given it's so closely aligned with the theater (as opposed to being a standalone restaurant). Excellent service (they'll even hold your leftovers 'til after the show...just don't forget to pick them up like I did!), and the steak was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Great experience all around.

DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Disappointed. A very limited menu almost everything a la carte. My husband’s prime rib did not even include mashed potatoes. My halibut with potatoes & asparagus was but one of the few entrees which was a full dinner. The alcoholic beverages were very overpriced. I thought patrons would be more dressed but most looked like they just stopped for quick dinner. The servers seldom smiled. Not at all what I expected. We attended the play but will not dine there again.

MR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance. The fresh bread is amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

We were put in the back room because of an event for the cast, crew and their families. I was even called to confirm reservation and not told. Food not as indicated on menus, Vegan Wellington never states it has a beyond burger in the middle. I had the Rigatoni Bolognese, I’v had better pasta at Olive Garden and Sabarros.

This is the first review I have ever written on Open Table, good or bad.

AN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very beautiful ambience and friendly service. It was my mom’s 93rd birthday and they treated us to a champagne toast. That was a nice surprise. We wanted to purchase a slice of chocolate cake but unfortunately they ran out.

c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

The location is convenient if you are going the theater, but it is not a good value. Pricey for mediocre food. Waitress got my order wrong twice.

p
Chicago
151 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went after the play. Not our first time here. Always beautiful. Good service and excellent food. Would like to see a larger selection of entree on the menu though.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The ambiance was very nice. Spacing between tables was good. We had reservations on a Sunday, 3Feb2020, just after they opened for dinner but the waitress was not as good as she could have been. She forgot to give the horseradish sauce for the gentleman having the prime rib, we had to ask the busboy to bring it. The refill on coke was not brought out until we asked a second time.
The Cabernet reduction sauce was salty but the steaks were done to our liking.
We've eaten at Lucille's several times and found this dining experience to be underwhelming. As members of the theater we were supposed to get 20% off our meal and only received 10%. We didn't notice the discrepancy until we got home.
All and all, we love the restaurant and would go there again.

L
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time going to the Lucille!! It is amazing the cooks, waitress and staff was amazing!! The mimosas are amazing and food was so good!! Not like an ordinary buffet they have all types of food! I went during Súper bowl Sunday and they had a whole BBQ bar!! I would recommend it it’s delicious and worth the price!! I will surely be coming back. Thank you

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, clean and friendly and helpful staff. Overall great dining experience

JF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Large selection from breakfast to lunch to dinner foods. Some foods were dry however, but overall there was plenty of other food to choose from. Excellent service!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Took grandkids to see Mary Poppins

DJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We eat at Lucille for convenience when seeing a show. It's definitely not an inexpensive meal & everything is ala carte. We liked it better when their menu was more affordable.

SJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Lucille for Sunday brunch. It was very nice, but for me to eat one plate of food and an ice cream sundae . . . Overpriced. It will be at the insistence of others that will bring me back.

N
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch around.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My mom’s 65th birthday

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Worst service ever! Our waitress was the rudest person I’ve ever met. We were not told of the option of a Prix fixe menu. Pork belly appetizer was over cooked - like jerky. Rest of the food was lukewarm and mediocre - certainly not worth the money. We will not be eating there again for dinner. They do have an incredible brunch that is truly best in Chicago. We will only stick to that instead of dinner.

CC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious!!! We went to Lucille’s before going to the theater. It was wonderful. My granddaughter ordered off the Children’s Menu and had so many choices!!she loved the experience and the wait staff made her feel so special. Will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Convenient place to eat before the show. Chicken was dry. Prices did not match the quality of food or ambience. Service was wonderful though.

TB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I would recommend the Lucille. All of our dishes were good. everything was cooked as requested and good cocktails. I wasn't blown away with any flavors but I was definitely not disappointed. I do enjoy more exotic flavors and look for standout ingredients and combinations. We ordered a shrimp cocktail, filet mignon, and dessert. We did have a mango habanero martini, it was very good and a little different. the bread selection was very good and dessert selections were very good. Maybe other items on the menu would make me come back more... It's super convenient before a performance at the Drury Lane Theater and the service is impeccable, I would say that's enough to recommend it!

DG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cameron was an outstanding server. He was pleasant, knowledgeable and very accommodating with any requests that we had. He was accurate in making cocktail and dinner suggestions. We look forward to requesting his services again on our next visit in March.

AQ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch buffet was very large. Seafood, prime rib, fresh donuts, berries and yogurt parfait station, pasta station, omelet station. Service was wonderful as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Sunday Brunch every thing was amazing

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