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: 7AM-10PM
Saturday: 8AM-10PM
Sunday: 8AM-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 after a day exploring the city and dinner can be enjoyed in the intimate dining room with views of the open kitchen. 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

Raise a glass to the sesquicentennial celebration of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel at Lockwood Restaurant and toast your past year triumphs under a canvas of 21 Greek mythological frescos lit by the warm glow of Louis Comfort Tiffany Winged Angel candelabras. An awe-inspiring living, breathing piece of history fully restored to its original beauty with careful attention to the intricate details, down to the most of important matters, a perfectly prepared cocktail complemented by regionally curated plated and the perfect dessert, the brownie, invented here.

Mercat a la Planxa

638 South Michigan Avenue

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

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.

Russian Tea Time

77 E Adams Street
Parking is available at Inter-Parking in the Adams-Wabash self-park or at 55 E. Monroe

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, Russian Tea Time is the Chicago hotspot for authentic Eastern European cuisine. 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 dishes. Russian Tea Time has many unique services such as Regular and Queen Afternoon Tea Services, traditional Russian Samovar Service and delicious Caviar services. Their menu has many gluten free friendly options, vegetarian dishes, more than twenty five types of tea including their house blend. They have been one of Chicago’s culinary landmarks for over 29 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 iconic and famed hotel, celebrating a 150 years of hospitality distinction, invites you through its legendary peacock doors to taste the original brownie recipe, partake in tom foolery at The Magic Parlour, eliminate stress at The Spa at PH, and enjoy live music performances with a cocktail in hand. Wake after a restful night and peace of mind to fling open the peacock doors to begin rediscovering downtown Chicago – from a broad range of performance at The Auditorium Theatre to The Art Institute of Chicago’s French impressionist wing featuring some of Bertha Palmer’s most prized collections, it’ll be the perfect respite to not just stay here, but live here, if only for an evening.

**Special corporate discount rate for Auditorium Theatre guests! Use code 3145891 for 15% off.  (Exclusions 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.