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The Lunchroom at SPACE 519 - SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom, Chicago, IL

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

4.7
4.7
474 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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, 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.

Now introducing The Lunchbox, the all-day-café, which offers a new grab and go menu featuring sandwiches, baked goods, quiches and tarts, featured entrées daily, along with a coffee bar, cold drinks, and curated wine bottles.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 751-1519

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Catering

    The Lunchroom offers a full catering menu - from a small ladies lunch or dinner, to larger office or home events. Email elise@space519.com or visit our website for our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Located just off of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Gold Coast, The Lunchroom can produce a wide variety of events ranging from an intimate luncheon or shower, to a private buyout. The Lunchroom features vegetable-forward, California style, cuisine and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elise Maltby: (312) 571-1519

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Cross street

    Between N Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 474 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Great for Lunch

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  1. JD

    JohnD

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy!!
  2. A

    Annie

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and diverse menu. Definitely a good find and wonderful to eat outdoors
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good! Will definitely go back!
  4. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent salads, staff helpful and ambiance.
  5. G

    Grenouille

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful lunch with a friend. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient but not overbearing. Avocado toast club was terrific, and the restaurant cleverly serves this with a big steak knife so you don’t have to eat it with your hands. Highly recommend! I can’t wait to return .
  6. H

    Henry

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Space 519 many times. Sunday was our first brunch experience. As usual, the staff was warm and welcoming. The brunch items we tasted were delicious. The avocado toast with poached eggs was a table favorite…an enormous portion easily shared by 4. Sparkling rosé and mimosas were delightful and beautifully presented. The stemware was spotless and we saw the server making sure each glass was perfect before pouring. We ordered the pastry basket and we’re asked if we’d like the items warmed. It’s these small touches and excellent food that make Space 519 our go to spot.
  7. s

    sandy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have the burrata every time I'm there. Instead of serving with tomatoes, they serve it with various fruits (blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries, a delicious balsamic dressing and freshly baked bread. The food, in general, is plated well which makes it all the more appealing.
  8. NM

    NivM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Generally good but we were 3 big guys seated right up against a column - so it was a bit cozy for a business lunch.
  9. M

    Mitch

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service worthy of a 3 star Michelin rating
  10. h

    hardtoimpress

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Totally on point. Lots of extra attentive staff and flawless food.
  11. D

    Diana

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come here all the time. Food is wonderful and service is usually very attentive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for lunch. Food is always, fresh, creative and tasty. The help is delightful!! Wonderful shopping opportunity, too!!
  13. DC

    DrewChicago

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place for a neighborhood lunch. Everything is fresh Service is attentive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Made reservations, unfortunately missed the breakfast window by minutes, so had to readjust what we really wanted for something else. Brunch was still delicious. We each had our lattes and they were phenomenal. Service was good, food was good, I will happily return each time I visit the city!
  15. s

    sandy

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live for the burrata (and the great fresh bread that accompanies it) and that one can eat it outside, is what puts dining at Space519 over the top of my restaurant list.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server, outstanding food.
  17. TM

    TheresaM

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite neighborhood place, with great salads and really nice wine offerings by the glass.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Nice quiet place for a great dining experience.
  19. m

    mjmurer

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places in the city. The food is always outstanding and it has such a unique vibe. We would eat there every day if we could.
  20. S

    Swettle

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The seating hostess/manager was amazing!! After that, things went downhill. The service was slow and inconsistent and the food lacked any seasoning, One exception was the flatbreads were delicious.

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on June 1, 2022I am so sorry this was your experience. We had several employees out with Covid - we require they quarantine for 5 days for our guest safety. This did slow us down this weekend. As for your comment about the food I wish you had alerted us when you were here so we could have worked with you to comp you items or get you something you liked better. When you use this forum we have no way of knowing what you ate or who helped you. So we can only wish you the very best.

  21. DA

    DANIELS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Saturday brunch crowded and kitchen gets backed up, wait time over half hour to get food after order. We’ll come back on a weekday, like this restaurant a lot.
  22. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  23. M

    Mish

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location Fresh & upbeat Good coffee, good service Beautiful shop inside
  24. VV

    VVR23

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional breakfasts, brunch and lunch.
  25. IL

    IrisL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation for earlier 10Am. We were Very disappointed! Coffee and food arrived after we complained it took 35 minutes!!! Coffee was cold ! Food was just average nothing more. We paid almost $100 for nothing… Service was so bad!

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on May 23, 2022I am so sorry this was your experience. This is not what we strive for. Nor is this typical (see our overall ratings). We had a number of employees out with Covid this weekend and so our kitchen was behind. I wish you had alerted a member of our management team that day so we could have worked to make things right and comp unsatisfactory items. However I hear your comments and they will be shared internally. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!
  27. J

    Jilliemae

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Waitstaff always seems like they are a little annoyed that you’re there.
  28. a

    amys

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great spot to shop and grab some really good menu choices for lunch.
  29. F

    Foodfan

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    We normally love this place - hopefully yesterday was just a fluke - it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other, the food took forever to be delivered and it was way over spiced to be good. A real disappointment.

    SPACE 519 | The LunchroomResponded on May 19, 2022I am so sorry you felt let down. As I explained at the table we made an honest mix up and ran your entrees to the wrong table. Again we apologize. The current batch of Hatch Green Chiles is running hot - which is why we serve it on the side. However we should have pointed this out. Our dining room is small and buzzy - however please make a note in your next reservation and we will seat you at the large tables at the edge of the room. We sol appreciate you' taking the time to give us feedback.

  30. LN

    LaurenN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an unexpected gem. It’s an airy but cozy spot with excellent drinks and even better food. I had the avocado club and I would 100% recommend it. Lots of avocado, think cut bacon but didn’t feel overly indulgent. Also the service here was great and super friendly.
  31. E

    Eddie

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  32. k

    keithm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Unusual environment combining a small high-design store with brunch-lunch restaurant. Short, snappy menu with several shareable plates; excellent service, special consideration of handicapped patrons. Tends to be noisy when busy.
  33. BW

    BarbaraW

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful as always! Very helpful to one of my “special needs” guests.
  34. JF

    JohnF

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A marvelous space surrounded by commercial clothing, household items and art, serving a lovely breakfast/brunch/lunch that is tasty, not overly expensive and full of engaged folk in serious conversations. Terrific.
  35. BK

    BetsyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is great, the service is outstanding. Lance, the co-owner, is constantly checking on the well-being of the guests. It is our new go-to place! Oh, and the Black and White Cupcake and Cowboy Cookie were truly outstanding!!!
  36. ED

    ElizabethD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is great and love the atmosphere. Love being attached to the boutique for a little ambiance and activity!
  37. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, trendy environment. Delicious lunch menu. Very friendly staff! 💙
  38. M

    Mombest

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best salads and entrees for lunch. Service was excellent and the atmosphere superb!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing neighborhood gem!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always incredible. The food is amazing, the bakery is my favorite in the city - and the atmosphere is cozy and beautiful. You’re surrounded by a gorgeous setting of plants or branches w buds/leaves and the eye catching home collection close by. Highly recommended! The owners are usually there an incredibly nice!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom using the Order Online button. SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 751-1519.

SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom is rated 4.7 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for SPACE 519 | The Lunchroom

200 E Chestnut Chicago, IL 60611

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between N Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Gold Coast / Streeterville

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 751-1519

  • Catering

    The Lunchroom offers a full catering menu - from a small ladies lunch or dinner, to larger office or home events. Email elise@space519.com or visit our website for our catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Located just off of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago's Gold Coast, The Lunchroom can produce a wide variety of events ranging from an intimate luncheon or shower, to a private buyout. The Lunchroom features vegetable-forward, California style, cuisine and focuses on locally-sourced ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elise Maltby: (312) 571-1519

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