The Congress Plaza Hotel & Conference Center proudly offers an exceptional pair of restaurants on par with the best in downtown Chicago. Gazebo, our casual breakfast spot, serves a sumptuous American breakfast, plus fresh coffee and pastries for guests on the go. For lunch and dinner, visit Rafael’s, the hotel’s signature restaurant. For cocktails, enticing comfort food and sports on the flat-screens, the Congress Lounge offers an intimate and inviting gathering place at the corner of Michigan and Congress Avenues.   

Gazebo Restaurant

Whether you’re sitting down to a hot, hearty, made-to-order breakfast from the grille or grabbing a quick coffee and freshly made pastry before your meeting, this casual breakfast spot does the day’s most important meal proud. 


  • Daily: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m

Rafael’s Restaurant

The cuisine at Rafael’s is accompanied by views of beautiful Grant Park and bustling Michigan Avenue. Robust lunch and dinner menus range from starters, soups and salads to steaks, lamb dishes, gourmet burgers and creative seasonal chef’s specialties. 


  • Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Congress Lounge

Step into one of downtown Chicago’s top places to gather and socialize and find yourself surrounded by rich woods, comfortable leather couches and chairs and flat-screen televisions. Order up a beer, wine or cocktail from the extensive drink list, browse the comfort food menu or unwind with a friendly game of darts or billiards. Every Chicago corner should have a bar like this.

Be sure to ask about weekend and seasonal drink specials.


  • Daily: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
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