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Dining

Congress Plaza is Home to one of the Best Steakhouses in Downtown Chicago 

Guests at the Congress Plaza Hotel have a number of options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, whether dining in or dining out. Room service is available at our two onsite downtown Chicago restaurants, Rafael Steak House and Gazebo Restaurant.

Gazebo Restaurant

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American cuisine reigns supreme for breakfast Monday through Friday (6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m) (Saturday and Sunday 6:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m) in a casual atmosphere at the Gazebo Restaurant.

Need a quick bite before you make your early morning meeting? No problem. Grab a cup of fresh coffee and a bite from our pastries selection.

Prefer a more hearty selection? Sit down and settle in with a full breakfast. Try one of our specialty menu items or order something made-to-order from the griddle.

Gazebo Restaurant Menu

Looking for an inexpensive and satisfying lunch option while you explore the surrounding area? Enjoy soups, salads and a diverse range of vegetarian and carnivorous sandwiches, and take dessert to go across the street at Grant Park.

Rafael's Restaurant

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Offering lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday (Lunch 11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m and Dinner 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m), Saturday and Sunday (Lunch 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m and Dinner 4:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m). Rafael's Restaurant features an arrangement of cuisines from different parts of the world.

Hearty and elegant starters, soups and salads provide guests with a variety of tastes to please any palate.

An extended selection of steaks and lamb as well as gourmet burgers may tempt your taste buds, or you may choose to indulge in one of our chef’s seasonal house specialties. 

Rafael Lunch Menu

Rafael Dinner Menu

The Congress Lounge

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Looking for a great place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing or business meetings? Relax in style at the Congress Lounge.

Guests and locals enjoy the convenient location of this lush, inviting lounge at the corner of Michigan and Congress Avenues.

Sit a spell with your favorite cocktail on one of our plush leather couches, tune into one of our flat screens, or pick up a friendly game of pool or darts without having to leave the comforts of the hotel.

The Congress Lounge serves the best import and domestic beers, offers a complete wine list and features a selection of appetizers to snack on. Be sure to take advantage of our weekend and seasonal drink specials.

Hours: 
Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.; 
Saturday, 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Guests of the hotel may also wish to sample some of the local flavor and Midwestern hospitality the city has to offer. Unlimited dining and entertainment options await nearby, including local and visitor favorite Italian Village or Giordano’s, one of Chicago’s most famous pizzerias.

If you’re looking for dining options to suit your tastes and dietary needs, simply ask one of our guest services representatives to point you in the direction of some of our favorite local spots.

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520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605

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