Grand Lux Cafe

Chicago, Illinois


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I ended up eating here a couple of times when my family was in town. Grand Lux Cafe is owned by The Cheesecake Factory, so the food is similar in price/quality, although the ambience is MUCH nicer (particularly if you can get a table with a view of Michigan Avenue). Vegan options exist but are not particularly exciting. I ended up getting a tofu stir fry dish once and pasta with marinara sauce another time. Neither were particularly memorable, but my family seemed happy that I was willing to eat there with them.

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My experience here was really mixed. Yes, the interior is elegant and nice and the prices were affordable (not great, but not crazy). There are a few veg dishes, including a really tasty sesame tofu dish among some pastas which can be veganized.

The only thing that will prevent me from ever returning is the incredibly horrible service. I rarely comment about service, but this was bad enough to warrant comment. The host was rude, inattentive, and lost our seating request, so we waited watching other parties who had arrived well after us get seated. The server was not much better - incredibly inattentive, never around, and forgetful of requests.

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