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  • John S.

    Stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday... I've been here twice for weekend lunches and it's very relaxed. Service by Lisa has been great, she's very nice & always checks on you. Had the White Gazpacho Soup, it was ok, super mild, adding some fresh ground pepper helped. Next BBQ Octopus w/ pork belly. It's light BBQ flavor was perfect as you could still taste the octopus. All the flavors worked together nicely! Finished with the Turkey Club, this was a great sandwich! A nice combo of ingredients makes for good eating. The only thing was the crust of the bread is really hard/crunchy so not for the delicate mouth :o

    (4)
  • Nina P.

    (i would give zero stars if i could.) after having eaten dinner here last night, i am absolutely shocked at the rave reviews on yelp. we tried travelle on a recommendation from a friend and its the worst meal i've had in a long time. the service was fine. the waiter told us that everything was "pretty good". turns out that was an overstatement. we sampled a lot of dishes. it was clear that the bread came straight out of the microwave. the tartare was warm and had something shaved on top that was hard and inedible - i would have sworn it was plastic. the lamb spare ribs were 90% fat, but the pieces i could eat did taste good. the chicken wings were super overcooked and after the flaming presentation, we were left with the smell of burning hair. it was very unappetizing. we finally ended with the "roasted corn" and ricotta flatbread, because we were starved and thought it would be hard to screw up. when it came out we were without words. the "corn" was chopped up baby corn! crummy, chinese-food style baby corn, still briney from the can. we were SO disappointed, and to top it off, it cost a fortune! we went out for $6 ice cream after and that was the highlight of my meal. i would never recommend it and i will never return.

    (1)
  • Nicholas T.

    Another visit to Travelle last night was a success. Paul, our waiter, continued to deliver stellar service. The menu has recently changed with some nice highlights, our favorite of which was the lamb spareribs. The peri-peri chicken and the curry-wurst were a close second and third. They removed the risotto and replaced it with a pasta that was not the best. A minor pet peeve of mine is when menus don't include all the ingredients listed, for example the pasta was filled with green peppers. We had the mashed peas as a side, which were good, not fantastic. Other highlights included the chicken wings and Boursin flatbread with zucchini and radish. Of all the deserts, the creme puff was the biggest hit with the chocolate cake (essentially German chocolate cake) was the runner up.

    (5)
  • Dylan M.

    Hidden away on the second floor of the Langham Hotel you will find this hidden gem. The prices are a bit on the high side although that's often what you find when you are in the area especially when you have a hotel connected to you. Anywho it has a wonderfully cozy bar which I could see myself returning if I wanted to get away for a little drinkypoo before dinner here or elsewhere. The wine list is very good and has an interesting selection of beers and cocktails. We came for brunch. They have a very pricey buffet options or an ala cart. We ordered off the menu and were very satisfied with the creative dishes that came out. The service was wonderful, friendly and knowledgable about both the food and the wine and beers they offer. Defiantly worth checking out if you are in river north.

    (4)
  • Steve A.

    Beautiful space with high ceilings and lots of light. We went for a Saturday brunch. There is an extensive buffet, but we ordered off the menu. The skillet we had was good, but the highlight of the meal was the Benedict. We selected the salmon, and it was an amazing blend of ingredients. The sauce was not a standard Hollandaise as is usual on a Benedict, but rather something much more citrusy and a perfect accompaniment to the salmon and the beautifully cooked eggs. Wedge potatoes had a strong herb flavor but were unremarkable. Service was attentive. It should be noted that, although we did not have wines (since it was 10am), the wine list here is perhaps the most interesting in the city, with a very broad range of selections ranging from extravagant to affordable, and all very interesting.

    (5)
  • Roshelle G.

    Had a lovely breakfast here, sat for 2 hours enjoying the company of long friends. Service was wonderful as always- execution of plating and display incredible. Just wish the mimosas weren't so pricey for how delicious they are

    (4)
  • Jeffie J.

    This restaurant is so first class it's off the charts. The service is impeccable. From the friendly person at reception to the great waiters and busboys, you will be catered to and well taken care of. The room is well laid out and seating is comfortable. Plus they space out diners pretty well, so there was no crowding with neighboring tables during an early dinner. What I liked about the food was how each course brought me to a new destination. White gazpacho took me to Andalusia. Scallops with friend green tomatoes brought me to the antebellum South. Gnocchi with cremini mushrooms (impressively served out of a Parmesan cheese wheel) had me traveling to Tuscany. And the panna cotta with sour cherries landed me squarely in Rome. Or maybe it was the martini that made me dizzy. I liked the Parker House dinner rolls too. Dinner was win-win. I must say the room has one drawback, unless automobiles are your thing: the view of the Marina Towers garage is up close and personal. At one point, the curtains closed and that improved things; later they opened again for some reason. I recommend keeping them closed at all times!! Meanwhile Travelle's top flight service gets 5 stars, food is 4.5, and the room (including the view) is 4.0. In my book it all adds up to 5.0 for this lovely fine dining destination.

    (5)
  • Vanessa S.

    Thank you Chef Tim & Chef Jason for a beautiful Dining experience, the meal was decadent. We will have the pleasure of dining with you again You soon.

    (5)
  • Far K.

    A very luxurious restaurant/bar. We went to the open bar, ordered drinks and appetizers. The ambience and environment is amazing; a great place for a date, especially for a first date. The view is just amazing! We had the cheese platter, and the black bean fries, which was surprising very tasty, especially the green chili sauce that was very delicious. The chef recently changed up the menu to a more French contemporary than the previous Mediterranean, which I missed out on. The customer service was excellent, and very fast. I would definitely come back here to try the dinner menu.

    (5)
  • Niti B.

    Came here Memorial Day weekend with my best friend to celebrate our long weekend staycation. We started with drinks and complimentary bread that was amazing. To share we ordered the hawaiian tuna withwhite beans, tomatoes and spring onion vinaigrette, black bean fries with a charred scallion dip and the asparagus & mushroom flatbread topped with goat cheese, roasted garlic. To start I want to say that this was way too much food for the two of us! These were definitely not small plates as I expected. I do have to warn you that if your intent is to share bites slowly do tell the waiter to slow the process of food coming out of the kitchen. We were seated at a small table for two and the food came out all at once even though we wanted to take our time we were left with the feeling that we needed to rush eating a plate to clear the area. For drinks I tried the BEET IT with Melon Vodka, Beet, Cinnamon and Citrus. It tasted like candy! The second drink I tried was the TRINIDAD JAMES Rum, Bourbon, Passion Fruit, Almond, Clove. I have to say this was a wonderful drink to end dinner with. Perfect blend of tart, sweet and strong. After a delightful dinner we made our way over to the lounge. They had a local artist performing on her electric violin and it was so much fun. She was so talented but unfortunately it was her last performance at Travelle. They are no longer doing live entertainment and that is ashame because the crowd continued to gather and applaud her amazing talent.

    (4)
  • Jeff F.

    For breakfast we sought a nearby, diverse menu, and excellent service . After enjoying cocktails last evening in the hotel bar here, we were determined to try the restaurant . I eat the same each morning and oatmeal is often steel cut or flow hooked. I can taste the quality in this oatmeal . Cyril had the egg white scramble with kale and quinoa! He loved it and will try to duplicate at home . Hosts and staff excellent. Very clean .

    (5)
  • Marlene A.

    So I have only had drinks here, I can't say they have an amazing cocktail menu because I think it's pretty average. The cocktails are great but not mind blowing. What I do have to say is that their customer service is incomparable. Loved every minute I was there- and that is hard to find in Chicago on a Friday!

    (4)
  • Daniela R.

    This place is getting two stars but I will say the waiters were very nice and the place had an excellent ambiance. The Langham hotel is an absolutely gorgeous property. We went for lunch on Saturday, therefore we had to eat from the brunch menu. The food was not good. We ordered the cheese charcuterie and they brought us the wrong thing. Instead we got a "seacuterie" which comprised of random seafood creations. Some were not bad but I would have preferred the cheese board. And the fact that when we said that they brought the wrong one and didn't immediately offer to change it doesn't say anything good about the restaurant. Everything else we ordered was very mediocre. They were nice enough to make me a lamb burger that was only on the lunch menu and not on the brunch menu which was nice but it was fine. The oysters were very salty and no one else was impressed with their dishes. The only good thing we ordered was the pistachio risotto.

    (2)
  • Cara G.

    I'm cranky this morning. Why? Because I woke up and was still swimming in disappointment over last night's meal (and ruing about all of the fabulous Chicago food that I would have happily forked over the $400 for, instead of waking cranky about our hard earned cash wasted on a sub par dining experience). As a veteran Chicago foodie I will be the first to say that I have standards and expectations, neither of which are unrealistic- I am simply schooled in our dining scene. So when my beloved Chicago Mag releases their 'Best New Restaurants' issue and honors you with inclusion in this list I expect something great (not necessarily life altering, but good, solid food). While the restaurant is stunning, just beautiful, the service fabulous and exactly what I anticipated, the wine list extensive and overpriced (but exactly what you expect of an upscale hotel's resident fine dining restaurant, average of $15 per glass of wine- no problem), but the food was...the food was...it was not good. Now we just happened to be here for 'Restaurant Week', after looking at their house menu this morning I can see a real disconnect between the two- the restaurant week menu looks like it was created for an entirely different restaurant. There was nothing mediterranean about it. We were served a meal of beets that were so heavy seasoned with cumin that no one at our table could consume more then one, overcooked proteins (i mean, really overcooked, my hubby's pork chop was a weapon) and the most bizarre, underwhelming pasta dish. Unsauced noodles, stewed tomatoes, basil and miniature shrimp, they called this dish Shrimp Fra Diavlo- this is how you represent your restaurant during RW? While the flavors of the entrees were not awful, they were nothing special either and certainly not worthy of this restaurant's reputation or good enough to forgive the improper execution. So I am cranky. And I am super cranky that I never had an opportunity to taste this wonderful food everyone else is raving about. And I never will. Because I feel cheated, I feel like the kitchen used RW to make some cash on suburbanites, delivering a sub par product and assuming no one would be the wiser. I'm going back to bed in hopes that last night was just a dream and I will wake up with my cash back in my bank account so I can spend it on a better meal.

    (2)
  • Ashleigh W.

    I was in town briefly on business and had a free morning and decided to treat myself to an upscale breakfast (albeit rather late-10am). Travelle did not disappoint. The ambiance is stunning, service was impeccable, and the food was creative yet approachable and healthy portions to boot. I'm still trying to find out whose beans they use for their espresso drinks...they were perfectly roasted, my cappuccino was divine. Definitely a lovely way to cap off a great visit to Chicago.

    (5)
  • Herbert M.

    Had one of the best meals of my life the other night at Travelle. Tim Graham really knows what he is doing in that kitchen. This was a second date and I was pretty nervous but the atmosphere and the overall feel of the place made the evening both relaxing and fun. Tim came out to our table a couple times to explain the food we were eating and to check that we were having a wonderful experience, which we were. I can't wait until we get to go again to experience food nirvana. Thank you Travelle was an amazing evening

    (5)
  • Frank S.

    One word describes this place...OVERPRICED! I cannot believe how much I paid for a completely unsatisfying brunch experience. It was subpar in almost every aspect of the restaurant experience. Service: Our waiter was not very attentive. He would disappear for what seemed like forever and only showed up when we would flag him down by waiving our hands furiously through the air. Then at the end of the meal, he confided to us that he was sorry but things were crazy and that was to explain for the bad service. I don't buy that excuse though because less than half of the tables were even sat. A nice restaurant, such as this one, should have been staffed well enough to handle a half filled dining area, even on an off time (11am on a friday morning). Food: I ordered the mushroom and gruyere omelet and my partner ordered the poached eggs with biscotti. We both substituted fruit for the potatoes as our side. Neither of these items should have taken a long time to cook, but once again it took almost 30 minutes for our food to come out. And what we got was very disappointing. The omelet was cooked well, but it had zero flavor. Even some salt and pepper would have done wonders. Same goes for the biscotti and poached eggs. Isn't it cooking 101 to salt the water when poaching eggs?? The eggs were cooked well (cooked whites and nice runny yolks) but its very disappointing when items that are cooked well have no flavor. The biscotti could hardly be called biscotti. It was basically a hard, thin slice of wheat bread thrown on top of the bowl and did practically nothing with respect to sopping up the wonderful eggs yolks. The fruit we got was very fresh, but the way it was served made it nearly impossible to eat without spilling it all over the table. At the end of the day, our two underwhelming brunch dishes as well as coffee ended up setting us back over $55!! I think it is outrageous to charge that much for underseasoned food and poor service.

    (2)
  • J P.

    Lovely! I'm impressed the tables and chairs aren't crammed. That is an instant strong visual of luxury. Then, the food & service. Oh, goodness, it was good. Chef's Week. I took our desserts to go, do you know we'll have an awesome morning-after. I wish I could afford this all the time --- anyhow, I felt we were King and Queen for a couple hours, maybe that's good enough.

    (5)
  • Tim H.

    Beautiful restaurant in a stunning hotel. Impressively prepared and delicious food. I came here for the restaurant week lunch menu. Food and service were top quality which you would expect given the restaurant is in the Langham. Definitely a good choice for a special occasion meal or a business lunch/dinner.

    (5)
  • Nadia S.

    This review is for their breakfast/brunch only. One word- delightful. Wait.... Two words- Benedict heaven Yes friends yes- I have found my favorite eggs benedict in Chicago. I had the lobster and spinach Benedict with truffle hollandaise and almost died. My husband did the brunch buffet and the pastries were delicious! Service was absolute perfection and loved the beautiful ambiance. I'm looking forward to coming back for dinner soon!!

    (5)
  • Erica v.

    Pro's: Venue is fantastic - I love the open kitchen concept and the wine list is spectacular. Cons: the waiter was horrible. Could not get to the point, left us on several occasions with empty glasses and no water and similarly made us wait ages to order. Appetizers were ok. We had the grilled octopus which was a bit grainy vs fresh and crisp: the result of being overcooked. Except for the ribeye which was excellent the remanded entrees left something to be desired. The suckling pig had approximately 2 inches of a fat layer which leads me to believe that this was a very large 'baby' pig...additionally the meat was dry. This was surprisingly chewy and not a dish I will order again. Then halibut again was too dry . It was well flavored but when such a delicate fish is overcooked it becomes chewy and tasteless. I was disappointed due to the great reviews that I saw but honestly do not know if I will venture here again

    (2)
  • Tim O.

    I caught a late brunch here and it was fantastic. The service was perfect from end to end, the menu was mouthwateringly diverse, and the food was top-notch. The interior is awe-inspiring. A really good spot.

    (4)
  • Jennifer M.

    Very pretty ambiance. Appetizers were great, but the entrees were nothing special.

    (4)
  • Emily J.

    I haven't yet been to Travelle for food yet, but I absolutely love the drinks and the lounge here. The cocktails are fantastic, with creative twists on old standards, and you can't beat the gorgeous view of the river and the Loop. The lounge itself is beautiful, with ample seating, a great digital art installation, and floor to ceiling windows. The only thing I felt was lacking were the bar snacks. Although we were served snacks, they were a little odd and not tasty. One snack was dried macaroni noodles with some type of seasoning, it just didn't do much for me. Regardless, I would love to go back to Travelle and get some real food and more delicious cocktails.

    (4)
  • Monica B.

    Came here with my parents for Christmas brunch. First off, the hotel is GORGEOUS! The decor is modern and chic, just like me hehehe Anyways, the dining room wasn't full, but I think this was intentional as it was the holidays and the experience is partly due to the full attention of the wait staff (which we had). Our server was wonderful (I forgot his name). We had the prix fix menu and everything was wonderful. I loved how the dessert cakes were presented on a cart, and later plated with a beautiful presentation. The spiked rum was warm and rich, a perfect ending to our meal. I definitely want to come back and try the a la carte menu.

    (4)
  • Carie S.

    Stopped in for drinks on a Saturday night after dinner. The bar/lounge might have been cool, like fifteen years ago. Skip it -unless you're an AARP member. My friends and I were the only non-blue hairs in the place. Yikes. The drinks were syrupy sweet, and so was the waitress. Her baby talk voice almost made me lose my dinner. Hard pass.

    (2)
  • Kim H.

    To be clear, the service and food were very good. We went for Mother's Day, hubs didn't ask before reserving our spot but it was a $90/person set menu. For brunch. My son's brunch was $32...for 2 pancakes. It included a dessert bar, and some lovely croissants. I'm not above spending money on a great experience, and the ambiance is lovely, but this was just over the top for what it was.

    (2)
  • Patrick R.

    Wow. Incredible food and service. We pretty much let our server, Peter, order for us. So good! I'll be back.

    (5)
  • L. Danovia ..

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Dined here to celebrate my husbands actual birthday. Hostess was as lovely as they come. Very sweet and attentive. Bar Staff deserves a round of applause. Kevin is GREAT! After drinks we were seated at our table. All of the waiters who waited on us made us feel like we were the only ones there. The flaming wings are a must and my husband thorough enjoyed his skirt steak. Will dine here again and again and again.

    (5)
  • Allison S.

    I loved this place. When you first enter, you notice the great atmosphere with the huge rack of wines and the glass-enclosed kitchen. I requested a seat next to the window and surprisingly actually got it. The food was great (definitely try the octopus leg) and the service was on point. Perfect place for a date.

    (5)
  • Shradha A.

    Review for Afternoon Tea Service: Travelle's extended seating on the other side, called Pavilion, offers afternoon tea service. It felt like a more casual version with individual plates of sandwiches. The server was nice, but MIA almost the entire time. Our tea was cold and the overall ambiance was just okay.

    (3)
  • Divya R.

    Fabulous wine selection and amazing food. We shared the vegetarian flatbread, the pistachio risotto and the stuffed eggplant. I usually do not like eggplant, but this was quite phenomenal. Great service! The staff is well aware of the food and wine menu.

    (5)
  • Carol K.

    Two words for you: Nutella Baklava. If you go, trust me, this is worth EVERY calorie! And don't let the fact that they somehow put balsamic pearls on it sway you- the tangy balsamic does something with the chocolate that had me wishing we hadn't chosen to share this indulgence! And if you are looking for a swanky bar to end your night, check out the bar at Travelle. You can enjoy your drink seated in mid century styled furniture and enjoy live music. On my most recent visit- they had an acoustic violinist, Brigid Bibbens who was out of this world! Google her if you want more info- but it was like having a private concert while enjoying an amazing dessert and one of their signature drinks perfectly prepared by Kevin, bartender extraordinaire. Really love the the upscale feel without pretense of this place!

    (5)
  • Lois M.

    Travelle is great! Service and atmosphere get 5 stars, but the food was only 4. This is a review of restaurant week menu. Service -5 stars, really top notch. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The waitress was courteous, helpful with the selection process (thankfully narrowed by restaurant week menu, because everything here sounds delicious), and came by at all the right times. She recommended a local beer new to me (Metropolitan Brewing Krankshaft) that is probably now a new favorite. There were also a variety of other people constantly refilling water glasses and removing plates at the first signs of being finished, but not too soon. Food- 4 stars. Everyone in my group of three enjoyed their food. The salmon crepe had a great spice to it. The chestnut soup was definitely nutty and different. Beet and goat cheese salad was fairly standard except for some cumin flavored crispy quinoa coating one of the goat cheese balls, which was interesting. For entrees, our group tried the lasagna and prime rib. The prime rib was generously portioned and melted in my mouth. I did not care as much for the tasteless grains the prime rib was served on top of, but it was not a big loss. Also, I was not blown away by the lasagna but the others in group liked it. A neighboring table was served paella out of a parmesan wheel, which looked pretty delicious. Finishing the meal with nutella baklava was also pretty delightful. Atmosphere- 5 stars. The atmosphere was perfect for what we wanted, three close friends catching up. Our table was separated enough from others nearby to hear each other but not our neighbors and there was no loud or obnoxious "trying too hard for a vibe" music. There was a live jazz singer in the bar area who we could only hear intermittently. The décor is modern done right; it is tastefully respectful of the "less is more" midcentury modern philosophy espoused by the historic building's architect. Overall, this place seems perfect for just about any fine dining occasion-- catching up with friends, hosting out of towners, a nice date night, or parent visit. Worth checking out, especially for the discounted price of restaurant week (wish it was more than once a year!).

    (4)
  • Brian G.

    Ridiculously good. 5-stars for ambiance and food, 6-stars for service. Chickpea Panisse - not even sure what the heck it is, but it's out of this world. Pita Balloon - a super unique and tasty rendition of chips and dip. Hanger Steak - packed full of flavor, cooked to perfection, so juicy and tender. Frites - really really good, and served with tiny ketchup bottles. Wine list is epic, but the standard wine drinker just needs to look at the Sommelier's Recommendations. Highly enjoyed the Givry, Danjean-Berthoux, "Meix au Roi", 2011, and the Muga, "Unfiltered", Reserva, 2009.

    (5)
  • Maria D.

    Great spot for an interesting and quiet dinner. Very nice spin on Mediterranean cuisine. We loved all of our dishes and thought the prices were reasonable for the quality of food and trendy luxurious atmosphere of this place. We loved our self-selected 4 course dinner, we stated with outstanding white gazpacho, fantastic presentation of grilled octopus with chorizo and fingerling potatoes following by snapper crudo and a small portion of spring pea & mint risotto. We each had our own soups but shared the other three courses and between that their warm fresh bread served with butter whipped with salt and olive oil, we were absolutely stuffed! All dishes were well done and beautifully presented. Excellent wine list. Staff was knowledgeable and exceptionally polite and accommodating - we will certainly return!

    (5)
  • Elle W.

    The breakfast was great as usual. I tried the breakfast buffet for the first time. There was a nice selection of cheeses, eggs, meat, bread and pastries. One of my faves is the ginger apple juice-yum! The staff is very attentive and professional. Worth the money and experience.

    (5)
  • Emily S.

    Came here for lunch and got the smoked turkey club. A little bit too much bread and I'm not sure the fried egg was necessary, but it was pretty tasty! The staff was attentive and it was a nice, quiet atmosphere. A little bit fancier than is probably necessary.

    (4)
  • Char Y.

    we came for an impromptu sunday brunch and ordered prime beef burger norwegian benedict the food took a long time to arrive (30+ minutes) and we found a piece of tin foil in the benedict. the manager came over and apologized but will not come back.

    (1)
  • Elvin W.

    Food: Ordered off the breakfast menu, I had the steak and eggs served with potatoes and toast. Everything was pretty good. Service: Excellent service. Overall: Good place to eat if your are staying at the Langham and don't feel like going out to eat. When we arrived there at 12PM, they accommodated serving us the breakfast menu as requested.

    (4)
  • Rossie F.

    If you are looking for amazing service, food, and a view you need to go to the bar! My husband and I decided to pop into Travelle Friday night for some drinks and bites. We sat at the bar (very comfy bar chairs). The hubby is extremely picky when in comes to where we sit and he was comfortable at the bar. We ordered cocktails and then a bottle of wine. Our bartender (a gentleman from Siberia) and the rest of the bar staff was attentive without being overbearing. Seriously, the service was AMAZING! The food was also delicious. We shared the falafel appetizer, chicken wings (which were my favorite), and a lamb burger. Overall a fabulous time! We will be back!

    (5)
  • Duke R.

    What a fantastic evening. We were a party of 8 sitting at the chefs table, impeccable service and the food was amazing. It's so nice to be at a place that is as classy as this, and the staff is not full of themselves but so knowledgeable and so down-to-earth.

    (5)
  • Julie M.

    We enjoyed a delicious brunch in a great location. Excellent and attentive service, interesting cocktails and menu choices with an attractive presentation and always fresh, strong coffee. Travelle is comfortably modern and welcoming with great views within the very hip Langham Hotel. We will definitely return.

    (5)
  • Jessica S.

    Not great. We came here for lunch and the had to wait a while to be seated, even though we had reservations. The waiter then told us he did not recommend the 3 course "express" lunch since "we were ladies who looked leisurely" (whatever the hell that means), and he recommended it to business men only... I'm thinking he meant it was bad,because I ordered it and it was bland. The salad was a few lettuce leaves with Italian dressing, and the cod was tasteless and the size of a ring box. It took 5 bites to finish it. We also ordered a bottle of prosecco that was actually good, but ended up hurting everyone's stomachs! Maybe it too was meant for business men. I will not be returning.

    (2)
  • Mary Ann C.

    What a lovely place to dine! We had a great Valentine's dinner here and enjoyed a great price-fix menu for the evening. The salad, fish, and surf and turf were all superb! I am dreaming of them now! We especially loved looking into the kitchen (enclosed in glass) as we dined. Service was decent. Hostesses were super attentive. Staff in the bar/lounge was superb-helpful and attentive (genuinely wanting us to enjoy our time). The hotel was stunning and in a great location. Cannot wait to return!!!

    (4)
  • Vinny B.

    This resturant located in The Langham Hotel formerly the IBM building is a perfect example of how to offer a guest a formidable and delectable gourmand experience for those who wish it. I dined alone on Christmas Day and partook in the prefixed menu, my options were lfew being the GF had vacated the area (and she was knowledgeable of various good haunts and fine dining establishments) to be with her parental units for the holidays. So i booked my reservations and proceeded unaccompanied to the hotel on Christmas Day, Upon arrival I was immediately bathed in the warm hospitality of the host and wait staff. I was given a prefix menu which had two options Naughty or Nice I chose the naughty (but of course) but before I ordered I was offered a cocktail which I took on the premise of spreading good will and cheer. My first dish was an appetizer which was the lobster bisque which was really rich and creamy and also carried a healthy piece of lobster meat in the center for which I devoured upon sight. My main entree was the suckling pig with morchalla blood sausage and sweet potatoe mustard (good English dinner). Usually I don't eat blood sausage having spent some time living in England I was immersed in the visual aspect of this dish that I had cultivated a dislike to it. The staff informed me that the blood sausage was house made, and after I warned the staff of my aversion to this dish and why they assured me that their blood sausage was "different". The end result was I cleaned my plate as if I hadn't eaten in years, pig was devoured, potatoes and blood sausage the only thing missing was a good lager or Hefeweizen to seal the deal. Lastly I chose and received the pistachio chocolate mousse which was very rich and well chocolatey, I relished this dessert as if it were given to me as a gift, for cleaning my plate. All in all I suggest to those who haven't braved this resturant to go with baited breath, Travelle will not disappoint you, Travelle will not let you down.Go forth and let thy appetite be satiated.....and I still can't remember the drink that I had.

    (5)
  • RM S.

    Great-looking restaurant. Sleek, and service was exceptional - perhaps to make up for the food being... oh-so-ordinary. What is it with the Midwest? why is the food so not up to par? It's a major city, and downtown Chicago is beautiful, and historic, and "fairly cosmopolitan," why is the food and dining scene so, for want of a better word, "blah"? Had dinner here - and I swear, if I have soup poured in front of me, from a little jug, one more time, I will scream. That ship has sailed, and... newsflash - it's not going to make the food taste better. So the soup was so-so. My main course, the suckling pig - was just ok. For a suckling pig - it had the least skin I had ever seen - which to me is the whole point of ordering a suckling pig - because the skin-to-meat ratio is skewered towards more skin. It was more, no-skin, all-meat. Not fun. For dessert, I thought I would try the nutella baklava - which everyone was raving about - and again, it was fine - but the addition of the balsamic vinegar - was too much and actually made it unbearable. Go somewhere else for dinner - not worth it for the price - unless it's a business dinner and you can expense it.

    (3)
  • Bill C.

    This place was pretty good. The problem I had was I ordered the lamb chops which came with four. One was raw, two medium and one well done. I ordered it med rare. I know they are hard to cook, but at this kind of restaurant it should be no problem. The other dishes were good, just a bit one note. The falafel seemed under seasoned and all you could taste was the sauce.

    (3)
  • Michael R.

    The quality of the food was excellent, and the service was very good. The prices are hotel-level absurd, but that is to be expected at the Langham. Nice option if you want excellent, reliable quality in downtown Chicago and are not price sensitive.

    (5)
  • Steve J.

    This review is for the bar/lounge. Went out with a group of 18 friends for a holiday "high end" hotel bar crawl in December. Travelle was by far the best that I saw in Chicago. Yes, the drinks are expensive. Yes, the views are great. Yes, the staff offers outstanding service. Unlike lesser hotel bars, this one skips the attitude, and provides a phenomenal atmosphere with professional attention to detail. The hotel looks beautiful too. Hope to get a chance to stay there sometime soon.

    (5)
  • K C.

    Went during restaurant week and did not read reviews beforehand, just the menu. Shame on me The menu sounded amazing, but the food was not good at all. It was blah. We took our friend for her birthday. Mentioned it during the reservation, they asked her name, BUT never acknowledged. I did ask the host when making the phone call if they did something and she said they did during dessert.We ordered dessert and they still didn't wish her a happy birthday. At the end when the check came, I made a note for the waiter to look at when he was charging and told him about the birthday, no response! He seemed so busy and maybe he was the only waiter. Service was also slow. Left a note at the end noting the missed birthday and how they pretty much ruined her lunch, left my email and never got a response. So if you want a birthday that is not acknowledged, then go to Travelle. My other friends went during dinner time 2 days later and same experience, slow service and bad food. This is too bad.

    (1)
  • Vaidehi T.

    Amazing service and an elegant ambiance. This place exudes class and elegance and it is evident as soon as you walk in the door. It has some amazing views if you get to their window tables. But even if not, the view into the kitchen is amazing enough. Their kitchen is made of all glass and you can see all the action going on. It takes a lot of nerve to have a completely transparent kitchen, but it surely added to the fun. The menu explores different regions like Greece, Spain and is entirely Mediterranean. It is split up between starters, shareables, mains and sides. We ordered a couple of dishes from every section and were very satisfied. The major plus being an abundance of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Special mention to their risotto... the addition of the poached egg is ingenious. We did not have room to try any of their desserts, so there will definitely be a next time. One quibble - I ordered a cocktail and it was delicious, but there was not enough alcohol in it. It felt like a non-alcoholic beverage.

    (4)
  • Lara H.

    We went with our young kids to celebrate a special birthday. Travelle and Chef Graham didn't disappoint. Not only was the food terrific and the atmosphere beautiful, but the entire staff and Chef Graham went out of their way to make it a birthday and dinner we will never forget. Thank you Travelle!.

    (5)
  • Katie D.

    Had a fabulous flat bread and chick pea fries. Very solid meal. But, for god's sake, TURN UP THE HEAT!

    (4)
  • Jennifer H.

    To be clear- we never actually ate in the restaurant portion of Travelle- but we enjoyed the bar/lounge multiple times and had their food from room service several times. Spot on drinks with wonderful service and nice loungey atmosphere. One night a hilarious DJ/electronic bass combo reminded us of a non-singing Flight of the Chonchords in their desperation (it is not a music venue!) we had some light meals and late night snacks from Travelle delivered and everything was delicious and impeccable. Best splurge of decadence? Late night trip capping cookies and milk with hot cocoa... worth it!!!

    (4)
  • Laura D.

    I came here with my Fiance as a celebratory dinner and it was absolutely perfect! The manager Dawid provided the best service we have both ever experienced at a restaurant. Everyone knew we were recently engaged and made us feel very special. The food was phenomenal as well but the service was incredible.

    (5)
  • AJ T.

    Went on a business dinner. Great food, fantastic atmosphere, happy clients. Definitely recommended. Never would pick a restaurant in a hotel, normally.

    (4)
  • Thomas R.

    The best Mediterranean food I have eaten! Radish toast, cauliflower with cinnamon, Brussel sprouts and beet salad were all favorites. I would love to eat here again!!!' If you like the great flavors amped up from the Mediterranean area, this place is not to be missed. Trust me, it is good. One more note: chicken and rice soup was nice, but I found more delicate in flavor than I would have preferred.

    (5)
  • matt h.

    A colleague and I went for drinks after work. The bar has a classy, sophisticated vibe, but the service was awful. It took 5-10 minutes to flag down a server to order a drink. The first round was OK, but the waiter completely forgot my second drink. Next time, I will go across the street to Rebar in the Trump.

    (2)
  • Jackie K.

    5 stars for food, ambiance and decor. We ate tapas style: shared a pita balloon (pita chips with dip), chickpea panisse (like mozzarella sticks or fries with aioli), potato leek flatbread, pea and mint risotto and spring vegetable salad with yogurt. Everything was delicious, especially the flatbread. The nutella baklava was one of the best desserts I've had recently. But I'm taking 1 star off because of one annoyance: only the first refill of sodas is complimentary AND the server doesn't tell you that you'll be charged for another $6 drink until after you've ordered a second refill. Hate feeling nickel and dimed when I'm dining out.

    (4)
  • Lauren T.

    The food was good, but not great. They undercooked our chicken as well as the table next to us. The manager then proceeded to argue with us about if it was undercooked or not. You never argue with your customers - a big no no. We would not return.

    (3)
  • FoodLover Z.

    Travelle is pretty fancy and can be expensive depending on what you order it can be expensive as well. We went here for a birthday brunch with a big group and order a bunch of menu items including three of their benedicts and almost all the veggie items. Overall, the food was three stars - good, but not spectacular, especially when you factor in the cost. The ambiance and service was great, which is what earns it a four star. The place was almost entirely empty for brunch, and they acted like the place would have a wait when I was making reservations. I'm a little annoyed about that, but not a big deal.

    (4)
  • Melissa L.

    Amazing. I typically shy away from restaurants in hotels because the quality of the experience doesn't live up to the hype, the food is overpriced, and service is geared traveler (backpack and tennis shoes) crowd. Travelle is on par with the best dining experiences I've had in Chicago and I can't wait to return. Best part, I didn't feel like I was in a hotel. Everything we ordered was prepared and presented beautifully. We over-ordered (as we tend to do) because we like to try everything and we're excited to continue the experience with leftovers! We ordered the Hamachi, Saganaki Wings, Chickpea, Squash Flatbread, Cumin Beets, the Fish Special, Skirt Steak (subbed fries for cauliflower side), and the Romanesco side. Yes, that was for 2 and yes it was way too much but worth it. Each dish had a unique flavor profile and presentation. Mike guided us through the evening and he was so knowledgeable about the menu and friendly (without being overbearing) that I'd have to say he was definitely a bonus to an already outstanding experience. We'll be sure he's there next time we make a reservation. Ronald was also on-point with his service, along with a variety of other team members we were able to interact with. Everyone was professional, courteous, and accommodating. Tips: Dimming the lights slightly would add more ambiance. Not too much though, I want to be able to read the menu still and see what I'm eating! Also, try to shield the lemon when finishing the saganaki dish at the table.

    (5)
  • ME K.

    With my luck, yelp is going to filter out my review again.. But what I m to say is true story.. I found this place and came here based on yelp review. We, a party of 8, came for yearly reunion, hoping for a nice get together. The place was really upscale and modern, with a nice looking bar. And some dinners tasted better than the others. For an ave of $34+ a plate dinner, I give the food a 3 stars. The decor gets a 5 stars... But it's a one star because of the service. For a place that charge us an automatic ~18 or 20 % tips w dinner, I expect that someone would come fill our water before we ran out. but no, some of us got so thirsty that we had to drink our friends' water. And to top it off, the server charged us each a 750 mL water bottle (and each bottle is $10). When I asked him about it, he was not at all nice about it. He even accused us for not drinking enough alcohol and therefore a 750mL water bottle per person seemed reasonable. As a scientist, I think I know what 750mL is. And as someone who spends a lot of time in big cities and travels quite a bit (including Europe), I think I know what gd service is.. And this is not. I am so very disappointed w the service and how it ruined our night. Yes, the server took off those water from the bill in the end, but it's how he accused us for not drinking enough alcohol and how he scammed us that upset me. For a restaurant that looks so upscale, I expect more. Again, I am fully disgusted w the service. I would have let them charge us all those water if not for the fact that he accused us for not drinking enough alcohol on top of us having to be thirsty.

    (1)
  • Ronald Noah K.

    AMAZEBALLS! From the moment we stepped in the front door to the moment the doorman hailed a cab for us to leave, our experience was flawless. We had a group of 7 people and our reservation was for 6. The hostess instantly changed our table to a larger one in actually a better location. The sommelier guided us through the wine list picking a bottle of red & white for the table. He even steered us to the $50-60 price points which was an A+. And the selections were marvelous. We order the appetizers family style. The bone marrow beef tartar was our favorite followed by the sausage flatbread pizza. For dinner a few of us order the Porterhouse for 2 which was perfectly cooked. The lamb, chicken & artic char were other choices that were excellent as well. For dessert, the nutella baklava was DELISH! All the past reviews were right. Would go back in a heartbeat!

    (5)
  • R R.

    I had always wanted to try this hotel because of its international reputation. Decided to do lunch with boyfriend here for restaurant week. Out of a score of 10, it was a 6 experience. We had an early seating so it was not crowded but it remained uncrowded the entire meal, which should have been a sign that our experience was going to be lack luster. The BF had the following: the minestrone soup, which he said was too oily, the Lamb shank which he found just ok and small in portion, and for dessert, terrine de chocolate, which he actually did enjoy. As the veggie, my options were limited. I even heard the water asking the chef what he could even offer to a vegetarian patron. Really?! To be expected and as a default, I started with the salad, which was average, then the risotto, which was small in portion and have had better on Taylor street, and I finished with a substitute dessert of panna cotta over gelatin base. It was strange. I was disappointed and the meal validated my usual rule not to dine at hotel restaurants unless they are doing something very unique or if you are staying at the hotel and have no where else to go. However on a side note, the Pavillion tea room is an amazing experience for those that seek an elegant and gourmand high tea experience (see separate review) . So if you are seeking fine dining stick to the Pavillion over Travelle. Chitown Veg Gal

    (3)
  • Trixy D.

    Travelle is a wonderful, upscale experience, where you can see the activities in the kitchen and you know your food is fresh and professionally prepared. It is on the 2nd floor of the Langham hotel across the street from Trump. The doormen are wonderful and nice, the hostess and the attendant are so pleasant, and our favorite part was the PITA BALLOON appetizer. You have to order one just because the presentation is so much fun. We had lunch here and shared the most delicious hamburger I have had in ages, a butternut squash melt, and the pita balloon. Wonderful, a little expensive for lunch but you get what you pay for. It is a HIDDEN gem and we will definitely be back and will bring friends!

    (5)
  • Rachel P.

    Went here for work dinner last friday. The moment we walked in the staff was very accommodating! With special dietary requests, Alpa, at the hostess stand and Virginia, the manager were extremely attentive for duration of my meal. Made me feel relaxed and I could enjoy the experience. The fig and truffle flatbread to start, the hangar steak and fries, and the side of chile asparagus were my favorite! Delicious. Open kitchen and very cool to peek inside.

    (5)
  • Stephanie L.

    I loved Travelle. Clean, crisp, everything tasted fresh. Service was on point. He gave us several ideas to try. I remember the chicken wings being really amazing. We also had the pita balloon with hummus. Lamb tartare was amazing. I absolutely loved the suckling pig. It was cooked to perfection. Everything was great. Prices are a little high, but what do you expect when you are eating in The Langham. We loved it. Go before the word is out...

    (5)
  • Amara H.

    My family and I take brunch seriously. When my brother suggested starting 2015 on the right foot with Travelle's New Year's Day brunch special, I was salivating upon perusing their selection of eggs benedict. The decor and ambiance permeated sheer elegance. Our waitress was attentive to fine details and made the experience pleasant. The waitress substituted my brunch beverage for a latte, which was a great touch to my meal. I tried the florentine eggs benedict along with the nutella buttermilk pancakes. The eggs came with a side of sweet potatoes, that were perfectly seasoned and crisp. I am generally not a fan of sweet potatoes but I inhaled these. While the buttermilk pancakes were light, they were not anything exceptional. I do realize they had a dollop of nutella, which is always a good choice in life. I've had my fair share of eggs benedict and no place comes close to the flavors captured by Travelle. This strength thrives on the high-quality and freshness of their ingredients. I am salivating as I type this, looking forward to re-visiting soon.

    (5)
  • Tina L.

    This review is for the bar bites. We had already had quite a few drinks and food items at an event upstairs, so we were just hanging out downstairs to enjoy the rest of our evening at The Langham Hotel. This place is very dark and fancy. They played live music for us, so it was a very nice vibe. My boo and I sat next to the window and enjoyed snacking on an appetizer while gazing out to the street. I dunno if I'd ever come back again unless someone else paid for it, because it's kind of expensive!

    (4)
  • Joe F.

    This place is great. Friend stayed at Langham when she was in town and recommended, otherwise I probably wouldn't have even noticed this building was there. In between the Trump and Marina City the building looks rather nondescript. Both visits I've sat at the bar. Service is great, bartenders are friendly and helpful. Drinks - Excellent. Tried the bootlegger and it was great. Food - Started with the marine caesar salad - wasn't sure what to expect but it was delicious. Had a flatbread with pork shoulder and it was out of this world. Really cool atmosphere, my second visit they had live music. Good place to chill out and unwind after a long day.

    (4)
  • Saba A.

    My husband is a huge fan of falafels and Mediterranean food but we usually go to the 'fast food' type places or pick up the falafels in a frozen package from Trader Joes so we decided to spend more and get falafels with the classy and modern ambiance at Travelle located in the beautiful hotel on the 2nd floor. The dining room was empty around 6:00 p.m. on a weeknight, so we decided to sit at the bar where it was mostly packed for happy hour with groups of people probably staying at the hotel. The bar was busy so we had a bit of a wait until we got the menu's for food and drinks. My husband and I loved the falafels but the presentation was outstanding. All though we loved the falafels, I feel like it was plain and it didn't have a kick. I might be picky here but unless you're a falafel fan, come here for drinks and something more authentic and different off the menu. He also got himself a well made cocktail and we also ordered a chicken wings. Wings were perfectly flavored with Mediterranean flavors. Overall- it was a good stop but perhaps I prefer Medeterranean food from a mom and pops type of restaurant or going to the 'Elle' bar located outdoors at the hotel with more of a casual experience.

    (4)
  • Yesel Y.

    The front desk staff were slow to get us seated. Once seated, the waitress was great and attentive. We arrived after their breakfast menu service was over, but in order to accommodate the preferences for breakfast food for some of the guests, the kitchen was willing to make their breakfast menu items. There was a period of time when our food was sitting at the table uneaten, and the waitress took the initiative to put it under the lamps to keep it warm. I felt like she was great about staying on top of our table and making sure we were all taken care of. Food was great. Had the eggs benedict w/ lox - very delicious, not too heavy on the hollandaise sauce, and the lox tasted fresh. Had the beet salad and this was really delicious as well. Highly recommend. The decor is awesome and clean too.

    (4)
  • Hannah C.

    Nothing here was bad and everything was well-made, it's just that few dishes stood out. The black bean fries were quite good. Octopus appetizer was a big hit. The espresso cheesecake was the best dessert. Chicken wrap was pretty good, although I've had similar things at a number of Mediterranean places for cheaper. Service was meh - plenty of forgotten items when they weren't that busy.

    (3)
  • Lindsay Y.

    First of all: Travelle is in one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever seen, secondly it's a great, chill bar. It's upscale but not in an haughty way. We ended up sitting at the bar and having some wine and snacks. The bartender was super friendly and provided us with this amazing fried pasta to munch on. It was Seriously out of this world delicious and I prob overindulged and ate way too much of it, but hey.. You only live once!

    (5)
  • Tad D.

    The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was spectacular. Then why just two stars? Easy. The food, while fantastic, was nothing adventurous and worth about half the price I paid. The restaurant attempts to justify this price by a fancy building and a whopping amount of pretension. Look, don't BS us. You serve drumstick chicken? You can't be pretentious. Good talk. Let's hit on a few highlights: The gelatinous olive oil was silly. The foccacia bread service was utterly ridiculous - foccacia, along with sun-dried tomatoes, was the darling foodie staple of 1992. The excellent tartare was served with some hilarious spoon with a funny-tip and lightly burnt toast. Can't I just use my fork? I'm not a neanderthal, in fact I have a doctorate, so stop trying to make me feel dumb. Seriously, if this place dropped the pretension and the prices, it would be one heck of a restaurant. You can tell the front of house is run like a Rochefoucauld swiss watch (that's a "Trading Place" ref...) and the service was really great. The piri-piri chicken was wonderful, as was the tartare. The frame for awesomeness is truly here. Until then, it's a place for some Arlington Heights hotshot who just leased his first BMW and is looking to impress his wife. The next week, she'll go to book club at Houlihan's and tell all her friends... The biggest offense: the crowd was just gross. V-neck tees? Check. Children running around? Check. It goes on and on. To sum up: Great food and service, lotta pretentious bullcrap, and mouth-breathing customers. This dinner was worth $60 on a really good night. Pass.

    (2)
  • Erin S.

    So pretty, with lovely service. I'm vegan, and they made a delish entree, made-to-order, not on the menu.

    (5)
  • Franklin M.

    We were originally planning to go here during restaurant week but we had to cancel last minute, so when my parents told us they were staying at The Langham for their anniversary, we knew we had to come check it out. The venue itself is very sleek, modern and elegant. We sat at the "chef's table" which was basically positioned next to the see-through, glass-enclosed kitchen. We dined here on a Friday night to celebrate my parent's anniversary and they certainly made it feel like a special occasion with the chef, Tim Graham, even coming out to chat with us and pose with our table. Surprisingly though, the place was half empty even when left around 7:30 or so (our reservation was at 5:45pm). Note that it can feel a little cold by the windows if you're dining here on a cold day but since this is a historical landmark building, they truly can't do much about the windows. Anyway, the food itself was just OK. The highlights were probably the sea-cuterie (smoked seafood dishes instead of assorted meats), flaming chicken wings (they fire these babies up at your table), and the bone marrow. We also ordered the New York strip steak, lamb loin, chestnut soup and fried mussels but none of these were that great especially considering the prices we were paying. My parents were seated on the side of the table that had a direct view of the kitchen so they were quite entertained all night even noting how one of the sous chefs had time to dance and text on his phone since it wasn't busy. Other highlights include the espresso cheesecake, which you can order as part of room service too if you're staying here, and the extensive and very good wine selection! For wine, we ordered a half bottle of the 2002 Shloss Lieser Riesling from Germany and 2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast. Both of these wines were outstanding and paired nicely with our dishes. Service was 3.5 stars - I wanted to give a higher rating but they mixed up my NY strip steak order with my brother's order so mine came out medium well instead of medium. They did offer to bring us new steaks but we politely declined, so they should have taken at least one of them off the bill. The desserts my parents ordered were free and they even gave an extra cupcake with a candle so that was a nice touch. Ambience gets 4 stars and food just gets 3 stars, so these average to 3 stars overall (rounding down). Wines get a solid 5 stars though! I'd come back to the bar/lounge area, which certainly appeared to be a lot busier, to sample some more of their delicious wines and enjoy the view but the food is just meh. Hope it improves over time as it certainly has some promise!

    (3)
  • Romana Y.

    Wouldn't recommend! The staff and service was on par; the food, however, was very off. I came here for NYE, and had a tastings menu that left many of us famished: Meats: 2 Seafood: 2 Salads: 3 Grains: 3 Drinks: 4 Desserts: 1 Coffee: 2 Not sure what the hype is about Travelle, but it certainly cannot be about the food.

    (2)
  • Rits M.

    I came here first for restaurant week where I had Lemon tea- just ok Lemon thyme risotto - well made Minestrone soup with butternut squash soup - a bit meh Panna cotta grape jam - delicious and then for dinner with a group of friends where I tried drink: parisian memories - well mixed and interesting food: lamb tartare and peri peri chicken. the lamb was good, but the chicken didnt have the heat I was expecting, but it was well prepared (grilled) and tasted really good The ambience is what people come for, though I personally dont really care for the views, too many buildings around all the windows. The wait staff is excellent, give good recommendations and are helpful. I was with a large group the second time around and they were happy to work around us, especially with the ones finishing their drinks and the late comers. Also, definitely check out the lobby on the way to the restrooms, the hanging marbles are gorgeous. They also do a high tea in that area, will be back to check that out

    (5)
  • Kyle G.

    I came here for brunch today. Or rather I tried to. We (my wife and I) arrived around 11:30 and the place was pretty dead. There were many empty tables (this is an important part of my story). The hostess asked us to sit and wait in the lounge and she would seat us shortly. Cut to 15 minutes later we are still sitting and waiting. Nobody else has showed up. We are within the hostess' line of sight. There was still no sign of us being seated despite the many empty tables. I would have totally understood if it was busy. I have no problem waiting. But like I said before this place was pretty dead. Frankly this is totally unacceptable. We left without even trying the place. I will not be returning.

    (1)
  • Umair H.

    This captive gem in the Langham reminds me of international trips in my youth where hotel-restaurants represented the nexus of everything decadent, luxurious, and charming. Characterized by an expansiveness and openness, the service strikes the right balance of proper and friendly. We arranged for a mini-group brunch on New Years day. The Benedict special for New Years day was exquisite - best Spicy Merguez Sausage benedict I've ever had. Drinks were great as well. In short, a great spot if you are looking for a cosmopolitan meal surrounded by other interesting people. I certainly plan to return for other meals in the near future.

    (4)
  • Jennifer K.

    My friends and I came to this classy restaurant for brunch (this is located inside the Langham hotel). Our waiter was fantastic - he was very attentive, and the food was excellent. I ordered the English eggs Benedict and it was delicious! A tad bit expensive, but the decor and atmosphere were very classy and posh.

    (5)
  • Stewart V.

    Clearly this restaurant is a top notch restaurant. Chef Tim Graham offers a menu that is simple, full of flavor and texture. We tried six different small plates and appetizers. The boar meatballs melted in your mouth and the accompanying noodles were so fresh. It was truly a culinary delight. We will be back.

    (5)
  • Thomas C.

    Wholly it's my new FAVORITE restaurant Yelpers!!!!!! Located on the second floor of the new Langham Hotel, you would not think (or maybe it is just me) that a Hotel restaurant and lounge would be the destination that this place is!!! Start with the service, because that's where they start; unless otherwise occupied one of the hostesses walks out to greet you if you take the "Travelle" turn off the elevators (the other direction is the hotel check in), offers to take your coat and check your reservation. EVERYTHING after that is the type of "dining experience" you're looking for. Wife and I visited on Valentines day, 8:00 pm reservation but we were able to seat early. The dining room is brightly lit, perhaps a bit too brightly since the wine rack and kitchen also give off lots of light, and welcoming. Windows to the one side, but the main attraction is the aforementioned kitchen which is "open" but glassed in so that you can see the Chef's in action without being subjected to the smell of cooking food therein. The Valentines day menu (Fire and Ice) was as much a STEAL as it was good, and it was very very good. Priced at a mere $155 PER COUPLE, wife and I were treated to five courses of wonderful, highlighted by a perfectly cooked Beef tenderloin topped with lobster. The wine list is extremely user friendly with an abundance of choices for whatever your price point. So often restaurants offer bottles either over priced, or so highly priced that diners turn to the by the glass offerings but found great Pouilly-Fuissé offerings for instance in the 50 dollar range. After dinner we checked out the lounge where they had music, comfortable lounge chairs and a well laid out bar. Bartender made me two "after dinner" drinks that were a great way to finish off the evening. CHECK THIS PLACE OUT. They've only been around about 7 months, they've obviously got lots of competition nearby, but I think they'll do just fine. Great place to start your evening, BE your evening, or end your evening.

    (5)
  • James T.

    A few of us stopped in here for drinks as part of our weekly "Let's get cocktails at fancy hotel bars" night. We were seated almost immediately by a friendly hostess and were quickly greeted by an equally amiable waitress. Normally, because we're just having one round of drinks, we sit at the bar when we do this thing, but there were no seats available. I feel bad about taking a whole table just to run up a $30 tab -- it's like having to put on pants just to retrieve your mail-- but waitress was totally fine with it. She was very knowledgeable about the drink menu and attentive to dietary needs: one of our friends is diabetic and couldn't have anything with simple syrup in it, so she made sure to double check if the drink she wanted had any. It was cool that she was happily willing to take extra steps like that. Or maybe she just thought we were nice enough people and decided not to poison us. Either way, she's aces in my book. The big selling point for me was the atmosphere. I could best describe it as a modernized 60s art deco theme without all the asbestos. I've always thought that was a great look so, naturally, I loved it in there. If you're a fan of Mad Men then this might be an interesting place for you and your coworkers to stop by during cocktail hour so you can discuss how to build explosives out of canola oil and bow tie pasta just like Don Draper (I've never actually seen the show). Whenever you drink at nice hotel bars, you need to expect to shell out a bit of cash. The question is when you order a martini, are you getting a good quality gin, or are they giving you some well junk that was made in one of the hotel bathtubs? I felt the drinks were made in excess of our expectations (to be honest, I ordered a Balvenie on the rocks, so even Ray Charles couldn't hose that one up, but the others in our party were beyond satisfied with theirs) so while you'll pay premium prices for a drink, it's not the watered down budget junk you'd get at Applebee's. Generally our "Let's get cocktails at fancy hotel bars" night is comprised of places we try once and probably never return. It's like going to Delaware; they're fine places to go . . . once, but there's nothing spectacular about them that would make us want to go back. However, given the experience we had here, I can see future trips to Travelle a couple more times.

    (5)
  • Istria L.

    Ok food and ok menu. Lacking anything interesting. We had the skirt steak which is nothing special and overcooked! The halibut was very nicely cooked but lacking sparkles. The trout crudo is more like a tartare, was tasty but again nothing special. The service was SUPER BAD, they didnt fill up our champagne at all, we had to call them and the last time my guest stood up and get the bottle to fill by ourselves. This is terrible. Restaurant was full and generally nice bibe. Will not come back to Travelle.

    (2)
  • Prerna D.

    I am a fan of Travelle. I have been to this place multiple times. Food is great (even for vegetarians). Ambience is beautiful and service is nice. You are at the heart of downtown Chicago and can get great views if you sit in their lounge area. The lounge area also has live music on specific days. They change their menus every few months. I love their Mediterranean menu. Recently they had a French menu going - which is okay, not AS GREAT as Mediterranean one. The Mediterranean one has very high variety and really innovative items. We went for my husband's birthday and the restaurant really treated us well!! I wish they bring back their Mediterranean menu and I will go back soon again.

    (4)
  • Linda B.

    Travelle has been on my "brunch list" for a while, but I had dinner there yesterday and it was very good. I started with the bour-jito, substituting vodka for the bourbon. The flavors didn't work for me, but since that's not how the drink was intended, I'm willing to assume that it would've been awesome with bourbon. Anyway, the potato and leek flatbread was delicious. There was mustard on the flatbread, and I don't think I've ever had that particular combination of flavors. Definitely get it!!! The piri-piri chicken was very good too, super tender and lots of flavor. It was actually a little too salty for my tastes, but I'd rather have more flavor than less. I wasn't in love with the desserts: we had the nutella baklava and pistacho honey cake but I'm not generally a fan of baklava or pistachios, so that's not surprising. I was a huge fan of the appetizer and entree though and am still planning to come here for brunch.

    (4)
  • Galina M.

    Best Mediterranean place ever - slightly expensive but very good! Love the atmosphere and the huge exposed kitchen in the middle of the restaurant! And it has the view as well! We had the Bronzini fish for our main course - it is large enough for two and comes with a side of spinach. It was DELiCIOUS! They brought out the whole fish to show us and then took it back to split and debone it! As appetizers we got the balloon pita with a red pepper dip - oh my that was sooooo good!!!! They also have tasty non alcoholic drinks/lemonades that they make in house. Oh and how can I forget the bread...and the frozen olive oil dip! So creative. We destroyed that bread basket and we usually never eat bread at restaurants. For sides we got Brussels sprouts - also delicious. Just amazing overall experience and would definitely go back now that we are Langham members we get 15% off our meals and services at the hotel! Whooohooo!!

    (5)
  • Kate W.

    Travelle is super fancy. You'll feel very chic eating there. The decor is stunning. I went for lunch with some coworkers. Most of us ordered the three course lunch. I had a green salad, pea and mint risotto, and a custard dessert. The meal also came with olives (delicious). This lunch is unique in that instead of being coursed out, the meal comes all at once on a high-class vetrsion of a TV dinner tray. This is a great idea, but the bussershad a bit of a hard time with it--my neighbor's tray was picked up and summarily dropped on the banquet behind her. Whoops! Luckily, no stains on her jacket (but the waiter did seem very concerned about the state of the banquet). I'd love to come back here for cocktails. I bet the space is lovely when it's dark. I especially love the glass-walled kitchen right next to the dining room--the pristine kitchen is fun to watch, minus the sometimes less complimentary yelling from the chefs! What a great idea.

    (4)
  • Jay I.

    I tried this place for my graduation lunch. This is not a cheap place, but one of our party who was rather casual wasn't stopped, so I guess they are more generous for lunch (all the others were business casual/formal). It is adjacent to the lobby of Langham hotel, and the interior was very nice. The most attractive point for me was that the kitchen was run by the guy (don't remember the name) who used to be at TRU when I had a one year anniversary dinner with my wife 3 years ago. They had a variety of appetizers and lunch entree within very reasonable price range. We ordered a bunch of appetizers like beet salad, chicken wings (which they sort of flambeed it at the table). As many people mentioned, I had their burger with fries, which was very good. One of our party ordered an express bento menu (29 bucks). I guess that one was more for a business lunch take out since everything (app-entree-dessert) was in one box. Ambience was really nice. I liked the modernistic new decor, and also liked that it was an open kitchen with glass wall, so we were able to see what was happening at the kitchen. I would definitely recommend this place, especially for lunch. Very high quality food with reasonable price.

    (4)
  • Maggie P.

    Came here during restaurant week and I was very impressed. The ambiance and decor is beautiful. Nice bar and longe area just to get a few drinks. The food was amazing and the service was quick.

    (5)
  • Carolyn L.

    My friend and I stopped in here for lunch today because I've been hearing amazing things about their burger and, since my tag line is "burger inspector", I figured I had to verify the claims about this creation. I was not disappointed. It was extremely juicy but had a nice crispy finish. The Mahon cheese (reminds me of Austin Mahone!) and the pickled onions brought some different bright flavors to the combo. There were also dried tomatoes, lettuce, and a secret sauce of some sort. I think it was a pepper aioli. The french fries were well seasoned and on the crispy side, just how I like them. Although it was pricier than my normal lunch, it was such a nice treat on this beautiful day to enjoy a great hamburger. Now it's time for my food coma!

    (5)
  • T Mir S.

    We did brunch here... Everything was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Drinks were a bit pricey... but the atmosphere was worth it

    (4)
  • Brett F.

    Shockingly delicious brunch and dinner options. Why shocking you say? Because I am typically a firm believer that amazing food is rarely, if ever, found in a hotel. Go ahead and throw José Andrés, Michael Mina's and Jean-Georges Vongerichten's names at me, but these are the exception, not the rule. Hotel dining is almost always a let down. Especially in Chicago (I'm looking at you, Waldorf), but not at The Langham. Not at Travelle. No, Sir. I had not one, not two, but three really on point meals here. True story. Travelle was so nice we did it thrice. First experienced was a killer dinner. It was filled with glorious and abundant cheese boards (you can always win my affection with a solid, French cheese offering), a unique take on vadaouvan falafel (amazing) and then a luscious boar ragu atop handmade pasta (mangia!). Zero complaints had. Brunch, however, was the sweet spot that kept us returning. The Benedict Traveler menu was like a newborn baby Jesus on Christmas Day. Just precious. With six egg benedict choices to select from - and select we did - each was better than the next! Like your benedict with lobster? How 'bout short ribs? Salmon? Artichokes? Go crazy! My favorite was the Moroccan Benedict with merguez sausage, mint and piquillo sauce. Go fuck yourself, BEST BENEDICT EVER. You've just ruined all other benedicts to follow. You can skip the nutella pancakes. They're not nearly as gluttonous as they sound. Service was thoughtful and friendly. Coffee service was painfully slow at times, however, that just gave me more time to enjoy the stellar view Travelle boasts. Marina Towers and Moroccan Benedict = a match made in heaven. Baby Jesus!

    (4)
  • Stephanie F.

    We stumbled upon this hotel restaurant after getting caught in the rain and seeking shelter. The pricing was outrageous for what you get. $15 for a small yogurt parfait, $20 for a ham and cheese crepe, and $18 for a breakfast scramble. The food was nothing special. Would not recommend.

    (3)
  • Neamen L.

    Great food. The chicken wing presentation is pretty cool. The white wine was good as well. Went on two separate occasions. One for lunch and one for a evening birthday party. Both were pleasant experiences. The bottles of champagne are very reasonably priced. The live violinist is AWESOME!! She was playing top 40 songs and it was a great vibe. I'd go back just to see her play.

    (4)
  • Dax R.

    The place was empty at 11 am. The food was Ok. I had Burgundian Benedict and my wife had the Nutella walnut pancakes. I also had a half dozen west coast oysters. They all tasted good but the hot entrees were Luke warm coming to the table. Also, the oysters did not taste too fresh. I guess there is a reason why they are not too busy. It is a nice place and service was decent.

    (3)
  • Elizabeth P.

    Turned to Yelp for a last minute brunch reco while in Chicago last weekend! Travelle popped up and we decided to head there - we were a group of 8. Restaurant is pretty fancy, so we felt slightly under-dressed coming in in more casual garb after the architecture boat cruise. There was no snobbery however - even for a really beautiful hotel (Travelle is located in the Langham hotel on the river). The food was exceptional - they are known for their signature Eggs Benedict. I had the ham crepes, which were delicious. If you can, snag one of their beautiful pens!! Thumbs up.

    (5)
  • Fabiola C.

    One of the best places I've been in Chicago. Found it on yelp and I'm glad I did. Went there for Mother's Day brunch and everything was amazing. Service, food, ambience!!!! absolutely everything. The place is so pretty itself and all staff was incredible. Definitely going back probably next time for dinner. The pancakes with figs were delicious. The vegetarian Benedict I have no words to describe how fabulous they were.

    (5)
  • Jami J.

    While staying at the Langham over Valentine's Day weekend we decided to try their brunch. We sat down to eat a little after 11 am and the place was empty. We were a little skeptical since most places that serve brunch in Chicago are packed at this time. We had the baked eggs and the bruschetta eggs which were recommended to us from our waiter. Both dishes were great and different from what you would get anywhere else. In addition to our food being great, so was our service. Then again I wouldn't expect anything less from a restaurant in the Langham hotel.

    (5)
  • Laura C.

    I came here for the first time ever for a 9:15 am, relatively casual business breakfast. From the moment I pulled up to The Langham Hotel in my cab, I knew this place would be luxurious. The doorman came to open my cab door, offer a hand (which I accepted), and politely asked me if I knew where I was going within the hotel. He pushed the rotating door for me, where I was greeted by a hostess. Every individual in that damn hotel was genuinely welcoming and beyond attentive. Anyway, the service at breakfast was (obviously) fantastic. My rich coffee was constantly refilled - a detail many servers forget. The aesthetics of this place was perfect for me: decadent, with lots of neutral tones and a modern feel. I ordered the vegetarian Eggs Benedict option, which included some amazing potatoes covered in arugula, and a side of smoked bacon. The presentation was beautiful, and the generous serving of bacon (like five pieces!) was some of the best bacon I've ever had, ever. The Benedict plate was pretty large for my taste, which was fine. Ideally I would have finished the entire thing because it was phenomenal. Yes, this place is a bit pricey, but if you feel like splurging on some breakfast and being pampered, it's certainly worth it. Oh, and I checked in on Foursquare, which was sent to my Twitter, and promptly received a follow on Twitter and tweet from the hotel, wishing me a pleasant breakfast. Wow! All around great hospitality. I'll be recommending the hotel to friends and family, simply based on my great experience at Travelle.

    (5)
  • Ben B.

    The service was great up until the waiter came over. He was inattentive, and clearly just wanted to get our order placed as soon as possible, so that could get his next table or as he probably thought of it, his next tip. The food took way too long to come out, I just got a burger, and it was one of the worst burgers I have had. A McDonald's hamburger that has been languishing underneath the seat of a minivan for a year would probably taste better than this one from Travelle. After I got my 'hamburger', we never saw the waiter again, well I shouldn't say 'never', he came back an HOUR after our food arrived to 'check on us'. When I say 'check on us', I mean take the food away. He never actually checked, like most decent Olive Garden or Chili's Restaurants do, to see how our food was. I give this place two stars because it does have a great atmosphere, and the dessert was decent, but very forgettable. I would not recommend Travelle, there are so many better restaurants in Chicago. How can you screw up a burger? They did.

    (2)
  • Elizabeth L.

    Had the pleasure of eating two meals at Travelle, while I was staying at the langham. The late summer salad with melon, shrimp, eggplant and almond hummus was a perfect way to end my day, along with the Parisian cocktail, recommended by Kevin, the bartender. The sweet was balanced with the savory, and service was friendly, without imposition. In the morning, the perfect balance of sweet and savory struck once again; enjoyed perfect, hot fluffy pancakes, with lamb sausage and candied figs with OJ. Just wonderful. Great way to start the day. Overall, if you're in the neighborhood, Travelle is a great spot to relax, enjoy some great views and fantastic food and cocktails. Excellent service that is not obtrusive. The price point is a touch high, but the quality and comfortable atmosphere make it worth it.

    (4)

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Opening Hours

  • Mon :6:30 am - 12:00pm

Specialities

  • Takes Reservations : Yes
    Delivery : No
    Take-out : No
    Accepts Credit Cards : Yes
    Good For : Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
    Parking : Valet, Garage
    Bike Parking : No
    Wheelchair Accessible : Yes
    Good for Kids : No
    Good for Groups : Yes
    Attire : Dressy
    Ambience : Classy
    Noise Level : Average
    Good For Dancing : No
    Alcohol : Full Bar
    Happy Hour : No
    Best Nights : Wed
    Coat Check : Yes
    Smoking : No
    Outdoor Seating : No
    Wi-Fi : Free
    Has TV : No
    Waiter Service : Yes
    Caters : No

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