Restaurants & Hotels


Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar

18 S Michigan Ave

Monday-Thursday: 11AM-10PM
Friday: 11AM-12AM
Saturday: 4PM-12AM
Sunday: 4PM-10PM

**Show your same-day ticket for a complimentary round of bubbles or select dessert for the table for the table with the purchase of an entrée.

Italian Fare & Award-Winning Wine Program Across From Millennium Park. Acanto is the ideal destination for those who appreciate authentic Italian cuisine together with an inviting dining experience in a conversation-friendly atmosphere. The wine program is one of the most lauded in the U.S. with a two-glass “Best of Excellence” rating by Wine Spectator.

Grant Park Bistro

800 S Michigan Ave

Monday – Thursday: 7AM-9PM
Friday + Saturday: 7AM-10PM
Sunday: 7AM-9PM

**Show your same day ticket and receive 15% off your bill. (One per customer. Not available with other offers.)
Grant Park Bistro is an American bistro focusing on approachable contemporary dishes. The menu highlights dishes made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The beverage program focuses on local and regional products given the restaurants commitment to limit their carbon footprint. Diners can expect to find an affordable selection of unique American made wines; a variety of local beers and craft cocktails. The spacious bar area is perfect for enjoying cocktails and dinner after a day exploring the city and the private dining space with views of the open kitchen is ideal for intimate special events. In the warmer months guests can enjoy the large patio along Michigan Ave.



17 E Monroe Street
Valet service is available on Monroe Street.

Express Grab & Go Breakfast: 6:30AM-10AM
Lunch and Dinner (takeout): 11AM-10PM

Begin your evening in the historic lobby of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel with dinner and cocktails at Lockwood Restaurant & Bar.  Immerse yourself in the historic charm under a canvas of 21 Greek mythological frescos illuminated by the warm glow of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Winged Angel candelabras. Gaze upon the historic lobby ceiling, an awe-inspiring, living, breathing piece of history fully restored to its original beauty.  As you sip perfectly prepared cocktails, and savor thoughtfully curated plates highlighting regional flavors, your evening culminates with the ultimate treat — the brownie, invented here.


Mercat a la Planxa

638 South Michigan Avenue

Dinner Service | Sunday–Saturday: 5–10PM
Bar | Sunday –Saturday: 4–10PM
Brunch | Saturday & Sunday: 7:30AM–1:30PM

**Show your same-day ticket for a complimentary glass of Cava.**

Mercat a la Planxa is a modern interpretation of timeless Catalan traditions. Located on Michigan Avenue, Mercat offers an authentic dining experience that combines fresh meats and produces with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market. The interiors boast bright, rich fabrics and weathered mosaic tiles, accented by dynamic sculptural furniture and distinctive art murals. Enter the restaurant through The Blackstone Hotel lobby located on Balbo.  A discounted parking rate is available with validation from Standard Parking located in the Chicago Hilton.

Potters Burger Bar

17 East Monroe Street

Named after the Palmer House founder, Potter Palmer, featuring a menu of specialty burgers, savory sides, and the ultimate indulgence of Palmer House Brownie Cheesecake.  Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar is located on the lobby level of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.


Russian Tea Time

77 E Adams Street
Parking is available at Inter-Parking in the Adams-Wabash self-park or at 55 E. Monroe (discounts are available through SpotHero App)

Sunday and Monday: 11AM-6PM
Tuesday-Saturdays: 11AM-8PM
Afternoon Tea Service: Daily

**Show your same day ticket to the staff and receive a complimentary cup of tea or a flight of vodka**

Originally founded in 1993 by a family of immigrants from Uzbekistan and this year they celebrated 30th anniversary. Russian Tea Time grew into one of Chicago’s culinary landmarks and became a beloved place for many Chicagoans and foreign visitors. Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian and gluten free friendly dishes. RTT has many unique services such as Classic and Queen Afternoon Tea Services, traditional Samovar Service and delicious Caviar services. Their menu includes more than twenty five types of teas including their famous house blend. They have been an iconic Chicago landmarks for over 30 years and are grateful for customer loyalty and support over these years. They would love for you to stay with them for the next quarter of a century and be a part of their history.


The Gage

24 S Michigan AveThe Gage Chicago Logo.

Monday-Thursday: 11AM-10PM
Friday: 11AM-1AM
Saturday: 10AM-1AM
Sunday: 10AM-10PM

**Show your same-day ticket for a complimentary round of bubbles or select dessert for the table for the table with the purchase of an entrée.

Iconic Michigan Avenue Gastropub. The Gage has become a perennial favorite of locals and visitors alike for over ten years by effortlessly blending European influence with American style. The restaurant serves refined, rustic cuisine, innovative libations and an award-winning wine list all in a lively, convivial setting. A “must visit” among Chicago’s dining scene.


Recommended Hotels

The Palmer House Hilton

17 E Monroe Street

North America’s most established hotel, the Palmer House Hilton first opened its doors in 1871 and has remained the place to “see and be seen” in downtown Chicago. When you arrive at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, you don’t just stay here, you live here — even if it’s only for a night. A hotel of firsts, the hotel was built as the first fireproof hotel, the first to use the lightbulb in guest rooms, and even invented the brownie, a sought-after treat served in the hotel restaurants, and available for take-home.  Today, having undergone a $215+ million renovation, we continue evolving to serve you with the latest conveniences and comforts in meetings, accommodations, and dining — a hip and historic blend of modern nuances and Chicago cultural significance.

**Special corporate discount rates for Auditorium Theatre guests! Enter Promo Code P16 under Special Rates to receive 15% off the best available rate. (Subject to availability. Restrictions apply.)

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Hilton Chicago

720 S Michigan Avenue

HI Chicago (The J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel)

24 E Congress Pkwy

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Area Attractions

For information on things to do around the Auditorium Theatre during your visit to Chicago, visit Choose Chicago and the Chicago Loop Alliance.