Cite

3.8
2492 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
For over 47 years, Cité has sat atop the prestigious Lake Point Tower, offering American Contemporary cuisine with a French flair along with breathtaking views and amazing sunsets.

Happy Hour is from 5:30-7:30 pm, you can take in the views from our Sky Lounge while enjoying one of our Signature Libations & Live Entertainment .

During the Summer months, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can enjoy AON's Spectacular Fireworks Show over Navy Pier with unobstructed views. A wonderful spectacle to top off an extravagant evening of fine dining among the stars.

Since Cités debut, guests have been captivated by the picturesque 360* panoramic views of Chicago’s amazing skyline and lake front 70 Floors Up! Cité truly offers the ultimate fine dining experience featuring dazzling décor, savory menu selections and impeccable, first-class service.

Cité offers private dining for events, meetings, and special occasions along with every celebratory

Special Offers

AON 2019 SUMMER FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

Beginning Memorial Day, Enjoy Fireworks at Cité with a Bird's Eye View 70 Floors Up Every Wednesday and Saturday Until Labor Day!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 May 2019

Ends: 1 September 2019

Availability: Wed 17:30-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00

Complimentary Glass of Bubbly & Dessert with purchase of Main Course from our Menu!

Free Glass of Champagne & Banana Foster with purchase of Main Course from our Menu on Mondays & Tuesdays! Not valid with any other offers.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 May 2019

Ends: 30 May 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 17:30-22:00

Ladies Night Themed Event & Complimentary Dessert with purchase of Main Course from our Menu!

Every Thursday is a Special Ladies Night Themed Event! Diners also receive a Complimentary Banana Foster with purchase of Main Course from our Menu. For details concerning themes (participation is optional), go to our website and look under our promotions and events tab. Dessert special is not valid with any other offer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 23 May 2118

Availability: Thu 17:30-22:00

Sunset Happy Hour at Cite

Enjoy our fabulous drink specials during Happy Hour while viewing amazing sunsets 70 floors up!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 22 May 2019

Ends: 23 May 2118

Availability: Daily 17:30-19:30

What 2492 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

No good place , expensive and poor

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AG
Italy
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fuimos por nuestra cena de aniversario. La vista impresionante, el atardecer hermosoo!! El servicio fue excelente y la comida estuvo bien.

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

I had high expectations, not what I expected in regards to service. Food and view were great. However, our service lacked attention.

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N
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. Delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived a little early but the staff was really gracious and took us to our table. Amir was our server and we loved him! He did such a great job of being personable and kind. The service was great and they recommended a wonderful bottle of Pinot noir. The food was also delicious. Love this restaurant!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful view, very good service. Prices were way over what food was worth, I felt. $50 for 8 oz filet, 4 very small new potatoes, a few carrots and sprig of sprouts left me hungry. Daughter ordered $37 ahi tuna from appetizer menu, nicely presented and tasty. Hubby ordered venison at $50, tasty but salty, not a huge portion. The piano lounge vibe with singer and old standards I thoroughly enjoyed and stuck around for. Didnt feel rushed, but the place wasnt crowded anyway. Would go again for a cocktail at the bar, listen to music.

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JW
Naples
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were great. View of the city and the lake were spectacular. The restaurant inside appeared in need of upgrade. There were many machines running in the dining room either providing A/C or were de-humidifiers. If these were gone, 5 stars all around.

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BS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The view can’t be beat. Food and service are both very good.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

….. a delightful dining experience...….uncommonly friendly staff.....fabulous vistas...….complimentary champagne......a wonderful friendly experience with a very dear niece (genuinely).....not overcrowded like many other high-altitude establishments.....highly recommended.....

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Gregg! We appreciate you and look forward to your return!

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MP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Magnificent views of the city and lake.

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Monica! You were a pleasure to serve and we look forward to your return.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The staff was great and the location was interesting, but the food wasn't anything special and was severely overpriced. It was also a little rundown and hot (even though they had large unsightly AC units all over the place).

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1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Based off what we experienced I wouldn’t suggest Cite to a friend other than for the view. The service was awful. The food was mediocre at best, especially for the prices you pay. The manager did apologize to us for the horrible service stating “this has been the worst night I’ve had in 15 years”. I’m not sure what the reasoning behind it was, but the hostess said they were extremely short staffed. Ambience is very romantic, but the overall experience was pretty poor.

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KB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Went for the 4th of July. Paid over $150 per person for the worst meal and service ever! Got seated at 9pm but the server Dennis never came over until the hostess told him to because she noticed how annoyed I looked. It took well over 30 min to get a glass of wine. The server forgot that I asked for a 2nd glass and the hostess again had to tell him. Didn’t end up getting our main course until 10:40pm. The food was not good either. Took 2 bites of my filet and asked for the check.
The view for the fireworks was good but everyone hovers over your table to see them which is not comfortable.

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

July 4th nightmare. We arrived for our 8:45 reservation (which they charged in advance) and were told they had no tables for 4. When asked how long it would be, they said they weren’t sure because some people were staying for the fireworks...really?? That’s what we prepaid for and booked in advance. They said we may not get a table until after the fireworks which begin at 9:30. I informed them this was unacceptable as they already charged us for a meal that included watching fireworks. They found a table after about 15 minutes and sat us. Then it got worse. It was a 5 course pri fixe meal and well... at 11 we still had not received our third course. I had to fill my family’s water because they finally just gave up. I felt sorry for the servers and wait staff. What a horrible position to be in. When they arrived with our third course after 11 and only had two of the four plates we got up and said we were leaving. The waiter was apologetic. The manager “shushed” me. At $145 a person this is unacceptable. The view of the fireworks was a joke. They allowed people to stand in front of tables. We never received an apology from the manager but to quiet me he did agree to refund which was the only acceptable thing to do. We had cold soup and two shrimp. I will be waiting for my refund. It’s sad how poorly planned this event was. If you want to charge and offer that type of menu you need to be able to deliver. We are currently waiting on room service because everything is closed and so disappointed about what we hoped would be a night to remember.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Wasn't great for the money . Not accommodating. Would not recommend

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JD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

It was very over priced for the service we received - they needed more help. I was so disappointed by the end of the evening that I did not leave a tip - that never happens when we dine out.

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C
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There are a only few truly unique restaurants in the world that have the advantage of the location and view with incredible food served in a luxurious manner. Be prepared to be wowed!

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Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved Citè had the opportunity to share it with my girlfriend for her birthday and they took good care of us. Food was excellent and the view was to die for. Great for any occasion!

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Food was awful, but the views were amazing.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The view is the best thing. Food was just okay and our server could've been more attentive to us.

Not sure if I would return.

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C
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Decent food. Terrific view. Wish there woukd have been a chef trading menu

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Responded on 28 June 2019

We are so glad you could join us Cherie! We look forward to your return!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was very good and the view was great. However, we were seated at a table with very noticeable stained linens which one does not expect when dining at a nicer establishment.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great experience as far as the view, but the food was not the best. Under seasoned with the meals we got. Didn't seem worth our buck.

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T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went to Cite for our second anniversary. Excellent views no matter which side of the restaurant you're on (being able to see the Navy Pier fireworks is very cool), and great food. The decor/ambiance is a little dated, but this didn't detract from the experience much in our opinion.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a great experience! My friend loved celebrating her birthday at Cite!

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Responded on 1 July 2019

We are so glad you celebrated with us Dee!! Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your return!

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The meal was wonderful and our waiter, who I think was actually the Maitre D’, was hilarious and very personable. Typically dining at a place like this would have me feeling anxious about everything having to be perfect, but he made us feel at home and at ease, and made us laugh at every possible chance!

The view is unrivaled!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing steak! Cloudy but incredible location

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Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! You are appreciated and we look forward to your return.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service. Brought an 89 year old grandmother for her birthday as a treat and had the misfortune of an extremely foggy night with exactly zero visibility. The service should have been stellar to make up for that disappointment (and for the price), and it wasn't. Two waiters for the entire restaurant, the wait staff made no attempt to welcome us, engage us, or inspire us. Instead they forgot our requests, left glasses empty, looked inconvenienced when asked questions, forgot the special request for the birthday and were generally unavailable. Thoroughly disappointed with this experience.

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather; however, we thank you for your feedback Joseph. Please know, we value your time and that of your family. We apologize your visit with us wasn't to your expectations. Your comments have been noted and addressed. Our goal is to make every experience at Cite exceptional as this is how we have remained in business for 50 years. Our hope is that you will perhaps give us another chance on a clear night.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Never again. Took my wife here for her birthday, and I regret it. In short, from the time we sat down, it took 30 minutes for us to get a server, 1 hr 15 mins to get our soup, and 2 hrs 15 minutes to get our main course. Our server never checked on us once and we had to flag him down for everything. Fortunately, the lead captain Amir would come around once in a while to check on us, but that was it. Amir was the only positive aspect of Cité, which is why I mentioned his name. We observed our assigned server helping other tables around us, but he totally ignored us unless we proactively got his attention. Overall, the food was good, but not worth the terrible to nonexistent service and the expense. Plus, it was freezing. They blasted the AC when it was 60 degrees that night. So many other better places in the city. Stay away!

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback Jason. We appreciate your positive comments concerning our food. Please know, we understand the importance of your special occasion and we value your time and patronage. Your comments have been addressed concerning our service and we apologize that your visit with us was not to your expectations. Our goal is to make every experience with us exceptional and we hope that perhaps you will give us another chance to earn your business, we promise to make it amazing.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the best kept secret in Chicago! Amazing food , even better views and a beautiful relaxing upscale environment!!! A MUST for dinner in Chicago!🤗⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 Star Review Karin!! Please know you are greatly appreciated and we are so glad you came! We look forward to your return. Thanks again!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the view and the food, great service. Love everything about this place

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Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review LaDonna!! We are so glad you came and we look forward to your return!

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R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

The atmosphere was dated, food was ok, but not to the high standard's you'd expect - tasted average, not a good value for money. Went for a chef's tasting menu, but at the last moment we have been told that for some reason it was not available (nowhere on a website it indicated that). would not recommend

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Responded on 12 June 2019

We appreciate your feedback Roxanne, we know your time is valuable and we strive to make your experience with us exceptional. We are sorry it was not to your expectations this past visit, if by chance you decide to return, we promise to make your experience wonderful. Concerning our decor, the gold you see is actual gold leaf through out the restaurant. World-class interior designer Norman De Hann fashioned our restaurant. It's best described as "classic glamour" to match our stunning views.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Pulling up to the building we were excited ! It’s beautiful ! As Excited as we were , we immediately got set back when the door man stopped us . He stopped us and made us wait for about 2 minutes until a gentleman walked up to the door so he could walk in first . I’m assuming that he was a resident . He told the door man to let us go first and no need to wait but the doorman insisted . The ambiance was very nice . Service was slow And it was not very busy . Food was ok ! Does not hold up to the prices . Would go back for apps and drinks .

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback and positive comments Amanda. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return! Yes, Lake Point Tower is a residential bldg. The doorman was doing his job and we apologize for any inconvenience. Your comments have been noted and addressed.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would’ve gave it 5 stars but unfortunately the hostess kinda ruined the surprise I had set up for my boyfriend. I called a couple of days ahead of time to let them know that it was my boyfriends birthday and that he didn’t know it was a party of 8. Natalie told me on the phone she was going to write notes for no one to spill the surprise. When I arrived, the hostess totally spilled it and just said, “oops sorry” and walked away. That was the only thing that I hated it. Overall, cite was amazing.

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you for your feedback Maria and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Your comments have been noted and addressed. We look forward to your return!

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DL
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed my experience at this establishment. The view was amazing and our waiter was very informative, polite, and attentive. I would definitely recommend cite for anyone who has never been.

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Devan! Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

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HP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect dinner with a view for our honeymoon. Incredible views, great service. Friendly staff and atmosphere

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Responded on 17 June 2019

We are so glad you came to enjoy your Honeymoon Dinner with us Heather!! Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! Please know, you are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return!!

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We just popped in for appetizers and to soak in the view. Unfortunately there was an uncharacteristic fog that rolled over the city that night so we were literally looking at clouds only. Service was friendly and the food was delicious (soup and salad). We probably would have stuck around for an extended dinner if we had had the view to enjoy. Just have to come back!

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you so much for your positive comments and 5 star review! Perhaps the next time you come it will be a clear night! The views are indeed breathtaking!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely breathtaking 😩, I Loved It , She Loved It. It was perfect.

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review Chris!! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

Restaurant needs to be badly updated, nice view but not worth the visit

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Responded on 19 June 2019

Concerning our decor, the gold you see is actual gold leaf finishes all through out the restaurant. World-class interior designer Norman De Hann under the supervision of our owner designed our restaurant. It is best described as "Classic Glamour" with high end finishes of rare tiger wood and full slab marble in our foyer areas and fine finishing touches all throughout that augment our rich romantic ambiance and unmatched spectacular views overlooking the City, Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.

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OB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time. Next time I would prefer a different table as we were perched over the roof below and would have preferred a lake view (unobstructed). Would come back.

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star Review Owen!! Be sure to request a window table and we will do our best to accommodate if available.

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