Chicago LEW Dine Around

We look forward to having you join us at a hosted Cocktail Hour from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the hotel before you depart for your Dine Around dinner. Local LAI members will be at each dining location.

  • Dinner reservations are for 7:30 pm, Friday, May 1, 2020
  • Transportation is generally assumed to be walking/ride sharing/cab handled by attendees
  • Guests will pay for their dinners ahead of time during the LEW registration
  • Tax and tip are included but beverages are not unless indicated

Please select your choice and include it in your LAI LEW registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Cory Poris Plasch at 630-476-0763 or


Dine Around Options

The fee paid for the Dine-Around experience is Non-Refundable and it can't be switched between locations. If you can't make it, you can have someone take your place but that is on you to find your replacement and you must inform LAI immediately. Why are we being so rigid? There is another large conference in town the same weekend and restaurants are already booking up fast. We have secured these spots in advance and reservations must be honored or we lose our deposits. And it is just not cool to "no show" your fellow diners.



Family-style service in The Monkey Parlour, a fully enclosed private dining room with seating for 12 guests at one table. Dinner includes a three course seated dinner with ½ bottle of wine per person. Additional beverages available for purchase.  ($165pp)
57 East Oak Street
Taxi / Ride Share

Seats Available: 6 of 12

Eataly - SOLD OUT

Join table hosts from Sam Schwartz and Muse Community + Design at Eataly Chicago, a combination gourmet Italian food market, kitchen product retailer, and popular dining location. Eataly Chicago is the largest of the six locations located in the United States. We will be dining at Osteria di Eataly, specializing in simple food with fresh ingredients in both modern and traditional preparations. $67 per person includes two courses (appetizer and entrée), tax, and 20% gratuity. Not included: drinks or dessert.  ($67pp)
43 East Ohio Street
Walking Distance

Seats Available: 0 of 10 SOLD OUT

Beacon Tavern - SOLD OUT

Beacon Tavern offers upscale dining in a rustic, casual setting steps from the Chicago Riverwalk and the Magnificent Mile, nestled behind Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building. Guests can take in unobstructed views inside through floor to ceiling windows that line the bar and dining room or outdoors on one of two patios.  ($101pp)
405 N. Wabash
Walking Distance

Seats Available: 0 of 10 SOLD OUT

Taureaux Tavern - SOLD OUT

Taureaux Tavern is an elevated yet inviting French-inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of Chicago’s Loop neighborhood. An all encompassing dining experience, Taureaux Tavern offers a wide array of service and a year-round covered outdoor pergola alongside Executive Chef Mike Sheerin’s artfully crafted menu. The menu features French-inspired cuisine that caters to diners of all tastes.  ($70pp)
155 W. Van Buren
Taxi / Ride Share

Seats Available: 10 of 10 SOLD OUT

Gino’s East

You can't leave Chicago without having Chicago Deep-Dish pizza! Gino's East of Chicago is famous for it's graffiti-covered walls, an up-beat vibe and some of the best deep-dish pizza in Chicago. And they take that reputation very seriously.  ($44pp)
162 E. Superior
Walking Distance

Seats Available: 4 of 10


Built from a 1890 print shop, Sepia features memorabilia from Chicago’s bygone eras. Sepia’s product-driven menu showcases the quality and purity of the ingredients, which are organic and/or sustainable when available, and the seasonal menu is rooted in tradition. Sepia celebrates tradition with a modern twist.  ($120pp)
123 N. Jefferson
Taxi / Ride Share

Seats Available: 3 of 10

McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum - SOLD OUT

Join us for a once-in-lifetime opportunity to dine INSIDE the famous historic Bridgehouse that operates the Michigan Avenue moveable bridge over the Chicago River. In fact, while nibbling on your light dinner fare, you can stand right next to the actual gears that raise and lower this massive bridge. And then walk up the five stories while reading about how (and why) the Chicago River flow was reversed. You'll be rewarded at the top floor with a 360 degree view of downtown Chicago.  ($78/pp)
99 Chicago Riverwalk
Walking Distance

Seats Available: 0 of 20 SOLD OUT

The Cliff Dwellers - SOLD OUT

The Cliff Dwellers Club, founded in 1907, is Chicago’s famous arts club.  Located atop 200 S. Michigan Avenue (at Adams St) directly across from the Art Institute of Chicago, it is celebrated for its support of the visual, literary and musical arts.  The club is home to some of the most respected architects, artists, musicians and writers in Chicago including such luminaries as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, and quite a few current Ely Chapter members of Lambda Alpha. Dine within its beautiful quarters surrounded by ongoing art exhibits and its permanent collection while enjoying unobstructed views of the Lake and the surrounding downtown from its open air terrace and the entire dining room.  ($49pp)
200 S. Michigan Ave.
Taxi / Ride Share

Seats Available: 16 of 16 SOLD OUT