SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

4.6
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Lunchroom is a 40-seat restaurant and café within SPACE 519, a concept store in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, just off of the Magnificent Mile. Featuring breakfast and lunch, weekend brunch, and an all-day café. The Lunchroom focuses on vegetable forward, California style cuisine. Placing a heavy focus on locally-sourced ingredients, and serving classic staples with a twist.
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Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is always a great place. We love the food (always yummy), service, ambiance AND in addition to lunch, you can always do a little retail therapy in their shop. Who could ask for more?

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic space and fantastic food and fantastic service! I loved everything about it! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great cool space with excellent customer service.

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DF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sophisticated and friendly. Fresh food creatively prepared. And all just one block from my apartment.

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CS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! The food is creative, service is great and the setting is beautiful. It is my go to place for brunch and lunch - Wonderful!

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. They've done a great job creating a complete experience.

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NN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was delicious and service great. It was very noisy, though. We arrived after 2:00 p.m. so some of the loud people left shortly after we ordered.

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J
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a unique and high quality dining environment and excellent brunch! From the mascarpone French toast to the blueberry pancakes. From the eggs on grits with hot sauce and yummy bacon to the restaurant week brunch salad special. We were all thrilled with our meals d topped it off with salted caramel bread pudding and a delicious blueberry tart. My third meal at the lunchroom and my friends first. We’ll all be back!

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e
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and very creative. Service was outstanding. Can’t wait to return!

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K
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and they paid close attention to our food allergies. We were there for restaurant weeks and the three course lunch was wonderful. I’d highly recommend dining here.

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J
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service, interesting and delicious menu. Love the boutique setting - though it can add considerably to the cost of lunch!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious- each of the three items and the service best I’ve ever had. Definitely I will return and hope often.

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MS
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great little spot for lunch or coffee off of Michigan Ave. Cute shop to browse through. Awesome service, excellent food.

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was perfectly professional and prompt. The chef was kind , welcoming and extremely talented. Such a neighborhood gem ... I’m definitely going to return! Super enjoyed it!

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CA
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Cute little place tucked into a lovely store with high end goods. Very clean! Tasty food. Expensive! We split an avocado club sandwich because it was large (and pricey). Will come back for breakfast (which they will start serving soon) because the coffee was great and the baked goods looked delicious.

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JW
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place. I have gone several times. The food is delicious, very fresh. The service is delightful. It is just a comfortable and lovely cafe. Of course, the shopping is outstanding too!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was outstanding. 3 of us had French toast and 2 had pancakes. All delicious.

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AD
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Was looking for a spot for a late lunch in the Gold Coast and stumbled upon The Lunchroom. I was very impressed - creative dishes that span a wide variety ethnic influences and food types. We really enjoyed the Burrata appetizer and Bangkok bowl. As an added bonus, you can browse the interesting items in Space 519 while you wait for your food.

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P
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place!! Great food, fresh and innovative. Wonderful service. Friendly staff.

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VV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent salads and vegetable forward food.

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous, as always. Great menu options, fun atmosphere.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

have been several times for lunch and weekend brunch. food was delicious every time. Hard to find tasty food in such a lovely casual setting, definitely worth a visit .Highly recommend .

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DM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely space with superb food and service. It's a bit on the upper end price-wise but you certainly get something worth the price tag.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food & interesting finds at the boutique. Love this place!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best brunch spots in Chicago. Very friendly staff and excellent food. Plus it also has a super cool boutique with clothes and gifts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The rating was 'fair' because the hostess/host seated a group immediately next to us when that was not necessary. The restaurant was not crowded in the least.

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J
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our lunch was delicious with wonderful textures and flavors. Excellent service. Fun environment. Space 519 is an outstanding shop!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant and the store!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy Mac and cheese. Cool atmosphere

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely salads, nice place for lunch! The salads are large, so be prepared for yummy leftovers 😊

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NS
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bright and stylish “lunchroom” is perfect for brunch or a meal with friends or family. Menu is always interesting, food is tasty and stylish and service is impeccable.

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JK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous setting with delicious menu and extremely helpful service professionals!

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great find!!!! Our new favorite spot in Chicago. The owner Lance and his Chef are outstanding.

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JK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service in a lovely setting!

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MK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! Such a great place! Great food! Lovely space and great boutique with exceptional clothes and jewelry and design items for the home. So in!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fun little spot for brunch

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J
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This restaurant is set amidst a beautiful clothing store. The cuisine complements the stylish clothes. The food was delicious and the servings large. We went for a birthday and had two fantastic desserts. I would recommend the chef, the ambiance, and the experience.

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NI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Lunchroom never disappoints. Love the changing menu while keeping Chef Doug’s signature dishes. Sitting in a vibrant retail scene just adds to the ambiance. The place to be for a delicious meal, glass of wine by yourself or with friends. I hughly recommend it.

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JU
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely spot, with a beautiful boutique as well

Feels like I'm in Europe!

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place. Reluctant to tell others because I want to be able to get a table. Healthy delicious fresh food.

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