Across Michigan Avenue at the beginning of Chicago's Millennium Park, you'll find Park Grill, a place both familiar and unlike anywhere else. Contemporary American Cuisine. One-of-a-kind views of an extraordinary atmosphere. Any time of the year, practically any time of day, Park Grill sets the table for remarkable experiences.
Grab a picnic basket or a great sandwich at Park Café.
Visit the Park Shop and find fantastic souvenirs of Millennium Park, Chicago's award-winning landmark.
- Park Grill offers a variety of dining and entertainment experiences in Millennium Park. The 375-seat indoor restaurant features a comfortable, classic atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling views of the Park. The seasonal menu brings a chef's interpretation to classic American cuisine, infusing it with complex seasonal ingredients and distinctive Chicago flavor.
- The Plaza at Park Grill is the city's largest al fresco dining venue. It is the ultimate room with a view, and an experience like no other in Chicago. The outdoor menu delivers a chef's interpretation to classic ethnic grill items and other classic summer fare. The Plaza at Park Grill also serves up some of the city's finest live entertainment.
- Adjacent to Park Grill, Park Café is a perfect grab-and-go spot for a picnic in the park or lunch back at the office. Guests may place orders by calling Park Café at (312) 521-7280.
- Adjacent to Park Grill is Park Shop. Park Shop features park-related products, including Frank Gehry limited-edition fine art, Chicago art, history and architecture books, maps and guides, gifts, apparel, botanic spa products, stationary and souvenirs.
- Park Grill concessions are located throughout Millennium Park, offering non-alcoholic beverages, Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs, ice cream, and other treats for snacking in the park.
- Park Grill opened its doors as the first official resident of Millennium Park on November 24, 2003.
- Park Grill is available for private dining parties. Contact (312) 521-7282 for private party information.
Jim Horan and Matthew O'Malley have more than 33 years of collective experience in entrepreneurial ventures with particular expertise in launching and growing a portfolio of successful restaurant and hospitality Chicago-based businesses – Blue Plate, Chicago's premier boutique-style catering company; Tesori Restaurant located at Adams & Wabash and adjacent to Symphony Center; The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant on South Michigan Avenue (located in an actual historic Chicago firehouse); and Grace O'Malley's on the city's south Michigan Avenue.
- On July 16, 2004, the City of Chicago formally opened Millennium Park. The 24.5-acre park is located at the northwest corner of Grant Park and provides an impressive park setting where residents and visitors can admire gardens, watch a performing arts presentation or listen to a concert performance.
- Millennium Park's design includes the Jay Pritzker Pavilion - a performing arts pavilion designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, as well as the AT&T Plaza featuring Anish Kapoor's 110-ton Cloud Gate sculpture. Commonly known as "the Bean", the sculpture is forged of a series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city's famous skyline and the clouds above. The Crown Fountain, designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, features two 50-foot-high glass block towers projecting the faces of 1,000 Chicagoans as water gushes from their mouths into a shallow reflecting pool. In addition, the Park showcases many other works of public art, fountains, landscaped walkways and green space.
Honors & Awards
- Best Restaurant for Business – Crain's Chicago Business, 2010
- Award of Unique Distinction – Wine Enthusiast, 2009
- Best View of the Cityscape – TimeOut Chicago, May 2009
- Top 5 Favorite Pretzel-Bun Burger – RedEye, September 2009
- Best Non-Beef Burger – Chicago Magazine, August 2009
- #5 Best Outdoor Space – Chicago Social magazine, July 2009
- #1 Best Hamburger – CitySearch, December 2008
- Top Spot for Soup – Crain's Chicago Business, February 2008.
- One of Chicago's Favorite Restaurants – Chicago Collection, Fall/Winter 2007.
- #3 Best Burger – TimeOut Chicago, February 2007.
An upscale restaurant with a great burger and the best outdoor dining café in the city. – Chicago's Official Visitors Guide, Fall 2009
You can expect an American flare with an elegant touch from this popular restaurant. – North Shore Magazine, May 2008
It's tough to beat this Chicago's prime outdoor dining venue. – Chicago Tribune, June 2008
Atmosphere, great service and spectacular dining are guaranteed at ParkGrill.– Choose Chicago, Winter 2008