Round Tables

A list of 65 restaurants in the Chicago area that have them

If, like us, you believe that the purpose of dining out—after eating, of course—is conversation, then you’ll join us in wondering: What ever happened to round tables? Other than at dim sum palaces and formal banquets and the kinds of places your grandfather takes you, you don’t see them much anymore. If you’re out with a big group, chances are you’re stuck at a long table that limits your social options. The round table is the great equalizer: You can talk to anyone at the table without worrying about conversational crossfire. Here, our list of 65 restaurants in the Chicago area that have them. At many of these spots, round tables are in short supply and high demand, so we suggest you specify a round table when you make your reservation.

Avenues
312-573-6734
The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior
http://www.peninsula.com/Chicago/en/Dining/default.aspx#/Chicago/en/Dining/Avenues/

Crofton on Wells
312-755-1790
535 N. Wells
www.croftononwell.com

Erwin
773-528-7200
2925 N. Halsted
www.erwincafe.com

Everest
312-663-8920
440 S. LaSalle
www.everestrestaurant.com

Francesca’s on Taylor
312-829-2828
1400 W. Taylor
www.miafrancesca.com

Graham Elliot
312-624-9975
217 W. Huron
www.grahamelliot.com

Jacky’s Bistro
847-733-0899
2545 Prairie, Evanston
www.jackysbistro.com

Japonais
312-822-9600
600 W. Chicago
www.japonaischicago.com

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
312-379-5637
60 E. Grand
www.joesseafood.com

Keefer’s
312-467-9525
20 W. Kinzie
www.keefersrestaurant.com

Kiki’s Bistro
312-335-5454
900 N. Franklin
www.kikisbistro.com

Koda
773-445-5632
10352 S. Western Ave.
www.kodabistro.com

La Bocca Della Veritá
773-784-6222
4618 N. Lincoln
www.laboccachicago.com

Landmark
312-587-1600
1633 N. Halsted
www.landmarkgrill.net

La Petite Folie
773-493-1394
1504 E 55th
www.lapetitefolie.com

La Sardine
312-421-2800
111 N. Carpenter
www.lasardine.com

La Tasca
847-398-2400
25 W. Davis, Arlington Heights
www.latascatapas.com

Lawry’s the Prime Rib
312-787-5000
100 E. Ontario
www.lawrysonline.com

Le Colonial
312-255-0088
937 N. Rush
www.lacolonialchicago.com

Le Titi de Paris
847-506-0222
1015 W. Dundee, Arlington Heights
www.letitideparis.com

Le Vichyssois
815-385-8221
220 W. Rt. 120, Lakemoor
www.levichyssois.com

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
847-673-0800
6649 N. Lincoln, Lincolnwood
www.loumalnatis.com

Lovells of Lake Forest
847-234-8013
915 S. Waukegan
www.lovellsoflakeforest.com

May Street Market
312-421-5547
1132 W. Grand
www.maystreetmarket.com

Miramar Bistro
847-433-1078
301 Waukegan Ave, Highwood
www.miramarbistro.com

MK, The Restaurant
312-482-9179
868 N. Franklin
www.mkchicago.com

Mon Ami Gabi
773-348-8886
2300 N. Lincoln Park West
www.monamigabi.com

Nacional 27
312-664-2727
325 W. Huron
www.nacional27.net

Naha
312-321-6242
500 N. Clark
www.naha-chicago.com

NoMI
312-239-4030
800 N. Michigan
www.nomirestaurant.com

North Pond (just three)
773-477-5845
2610 N. Cannon
www.northpondrestaurant.com

One Sixtyblue
312-850-0303
1400 W. Randolph
www.onesixtyblue.com

The Palm
847-239-7256
2000 Northbrook Court, Northbrook
www.thepalm.com

Parkers’ Ocean Grill
630-960-5700
1000 31st St, Downers Grove
www.selectrestaurants.com

Park Grill
312-521-7275
11 N. Michigan
www.parkgrillchicago.com

Pegasus
312-226-3377
130 S. Halsted
www.pegasuschicago.com

Perennial
312-981-7070
1800 N. Lincoln
www.perennialchicago.com

Pizzeria Uno
312-321-1000
29 E. Ohio
www.unos.com

Praga
630-495-0470
229 W. St. Charles Rd, Lombard
www.pragabonton.com

Prairie Grass Cafe
847-205-4433
601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook
www.prairiegrasscafe.com

Rhapsody
312-786-9911
65 E. Adams
www.rhapsodychicago.com

Riccardo Trattoria
773-549-0038
2119 N. Clark
www.riccardotrattoria.com

RL
312-475-1100
115 E. Chicago
http://www.rlrestaurant.com

The Rosebud
312-942-1117
1500 W. Taylor
www.therosebudrestaurants.com

Roy’s of Chicago
720 N. State
312-787-7599
www.roysrestaurant.com

Russian Tea Time
312-360-0000
77 E. Adams
www.russianteatime.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
312-321-2725
431 N. Dearborn
www.ruthschris.com

¡Salpicón!
312-988-7811
1252 N. Wells
www.salpicon.com

Santorini
312-829-8820
800 W. Adams St.
www.chicagosantorini.com

Seasons
312-649-2349
Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Pl.
www.fourseasons.com/chicagofs

Shallots Bistro
847-677-3463
4741 Main St, Skokie
www.shallotsbistro.com

Shaw’s Crab House
312-527-2722
21 E. Hubbard
www.shawscrabhouse.com

Smith & Wollensky
312-670-9900
318 N. State
www.smith&wollensky.com

Sola
773-327-3868
3868 N. Lincoln (entrance on Byron)
www.sola-restaurant.com

312 Chicago
312-696-2420
Hotel Allegro Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle
www.312chicago.com

Tin Fish
708-532-0200
18201 S. Harlem, Tinley Park
www.tinfish.com

Topolobampo (1 6-top)
312-661-1434
445 N Clark
www.rickbayless.com

Tramonto’s Steak & Seafood
847-777-6575
Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling
www.cenitare.com

Trattoria No. 10
312-984-1718
10 N. Dearborn
www.trattoriaten.com

Tru
312-202-0001
676 N. St. Clair
www.trurestaurant.com

Va Pensiero
847-475-7779
1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston
www.va-p.com

Venus
312-714-1001
820 W. Jackson Blvd.
www.venuschicago.com

Vermilion
312-527-4060
10 W. Hubbard
www.vermillionrestaurant.com

Vong’s Thai Kitchen
312-644-8664
6 W. Hubbard
www.vongsthaikitchen.com

West Town Tavern
312-666-6175
1329 W. Chicago Ave.
www.westtowntavern.com

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