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Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Cafe

Grand Lux Cafe

6.923 reviews
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600 N Michigan Avenue At Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 276-2500
http://locations.grandluxcafe.com/il/chicago/3/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Maps&utm_campaign=Google+Places
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The idea for Grand Lux Cafe came to life when The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas asked David Overton, Founder of The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, to create an upscale casual ... Read more
restaurant concept for their property. Excited by the proposal and the opulent "Venetian" theme, Mr. Overton traveled to Europe to study Italian trattorias, French bistros, and the grand cafes and pastry shops of Vienna. This culinary tour through Europe, focused on food, architecture, décor and design, provided the inspiration for what the restaurant was destined to become. Blending the grandeur and luxury of European cafes with the sensibilities and spirit of an all-American restaurant, "Grand Lux Cafe" was born. Today, with 13 locations across the country, Grand Lux Cafe is proud to offer our guests unique, casual global cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Went for graduation dinner one evening in June and waited forever to be seated and forever to eat. Highly overrated dining establishment. Skip it.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Staff is super friendly. Location is good. Easily accessible, right off Michigan Ave and has valet for parking. Food is good. Tons of choices.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Glamorous visuals, good food, great service! The window views of Michigan Ave are quite a site. Ask for a window view if available.

I'm not a big fan of chain food restaurants, and unfortunately this is what it feels and tastes like. The food is good, it just doesn't awaken your taste buds like other authentic fresh food can.

On this occasion, I had the half BLT sandwich with a cup of soup ($11.95). No complaints. I also had a bite of the molten chocolate cake ($8.50). It was a slice of heaven. Very rich and oh so good! Two people could easily share.

They are open Sun to Thu until 11:30; Fri & Sat until 12:30.

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Round Lake, Illinois

Good lunch spot. Crowded with tourists on weekends. Good is good and don't forget to finish your meal with a plate of hot beignets. Enough to share.

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Decor is nice. Located perfectly to shop after a lunch. Food is standard. Service is superb. I had potato gnocchi and apple pie for dessert. Good but not great.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

I am typically do not visit chain restaurants, but I went here for a work function. Right on Michigan Ave. It does the trick, especially for a large group with different tastes. The menu is massive.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

This is a really easy place to go to if you are with people who can't decide what cuisine they want because Grand Lux has a huge variety on their menu. The only downside is because of the location, it can be packed.

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

Not the greatest food to be found in Chicago but a unique location gives you a view down along Michigan Ave and the sea of tourists and passers bye.

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Marina del Rey, California, USA

great location downtown. Food is just like the other locations. As always i get the jambalaya. They have some nice drinks. Good food, but not amazing.

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New York City, New York State, USA

It's a servicable chain restaurant, but nothing that special. With the right seat you have a decent view of Michigan Avenue.

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Urbana, Illinois, USA

Yum. I love this place. I know it's a chain, but it's just good, and their menu is huge so you can go with just about anyone and leave happy. I just have fond memories of going here with my mom back in the day during our shopping trips, so it's special to me that way. I will say though, that you need to be prepared to wait!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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On Michigan Avenue with decent food and good people watching if you score a table by a window. Easy to stop in during a day of shopping. But, there are probably better spots if you're looking for some local flavor.

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Platteville

Amazing food. Great atmosphere

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Harvey, Illinois

Huge Selection, Decent Prices, Great Food. You must have a drink & dessert!

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Local from Chicago, Illinois

Great place downtown for good food.

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Local from Chicago, Illinois, USA

It's an upscale cheesecake factory.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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