The Chicago Teachers' Lounge & Eatery

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Special Alert:

Home made crabmeat ravioli in roasted pepper sauce w/ crab meat & sweet corn, topped w/ yucca chips.

Don't miss this.


Special Alert: Homemade tagliatelle w/ asparagus, hearts of palm, chocolate stripe grape tomatoes & gulf shrimp. Come & try this tonight.


First course choice...caprese timbale w/ balsamic reduction foam. Come celebrate James Beard Eats Week with us. Menu & reservations on our website.


Congrats to Chicago's James Beard Award Nominees! We are happy to again be partnering w/ Choose Chicago & The Illinois Restaurant Association in celebration of Chicago's vibrant food scene during James Beard Eats Week. Chef Raul will be offering a 3 course prix-fixe menu during this exciting week...

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It's 4/20, come pay homage by enjoying a @sweetwaterbrew 420 Strain G13 IPA @thechicagoteacherslounge
This aromatic super-hybrid sticky IPA is first and foremost a phenomenally delicious and drinkable beer, with the added bonus of an olfactory experience that mimics that of the legendary G13 can...

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What you doing for dinner? It's Prix - fixe Thursday. Why not let this Bordeaux Brine Braised Short Rib w/ Spring Vegetable Risotto & Red Wine Reduction be your second course? Reservations & Menu on our website.


Special Alert: Handmade 4 Cheese Ravioli topped w/ a trio of cremini, porcini & shitake mushrooms. Come & try it tonight.



4 months ago
Bringing some of the best elevated food to West Town / Near Humboldt, I cannot recommend this place more. Chef Raul has some of the most wonderful hearty dishes ranging from all over the world. All ingredients are locally sourced and he uses the same distributors as all the top five star restaurants (not sure if I can say this, but I hear he used to work at Alinea). My suggestion is to eat off the specials menu. Each item is hand-crafted based off the best available daily ingredients and are sure to please. If you have a chance, talk to Raul, and I guarantee you will see his passion for food.
- Jason H
9 months ago
I absolutely LOVE this little gem!! I've had brunch, lunch, and dinner and each time I've been there it is simply amazing! It is definitely worth the drive out to the city. I am a teacher and really appreciate the unique decor that blends our modern times with the nostalgia of days gone by. The service is top-notch as they are always there to tend to any request or need you may have. I even got to meet and talk with Chef Raul.....such a wonderful human being! I have gone with family for brunch and even gone with teacher friends (and non-teacher friends, too.....don't let the name fool you) so I really am perplexed by the comments made by someone who said that the prices were super expensive and not teacher friendly?!?!?! I found the prices to be extremely reasonable, especially considering the quality of the food and the time that goes in to make each plate perfect. I love the fact that there are surprise specials, too. I wish it was closer to where I live so that I can go more f...
- Zorana M
a month ago
Wonderful food and great service. I cant wait to go back
- Michelle H

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  • (773) 366-8700


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2525 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
United States

Business Hours

Tue:4:00 – 9:00 PM
Wed:4:00 – 9:00 PM
Thu:4:00 – 9:00 PM
Fri:4:00 – 11:00 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM