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Lettuce Entertain You restaurants at Water Tower Place:

  • Wow Bao
  • Mity Nice
  • M Burger
  • foodlife
  • Foodease

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American Girl Cafe, Level 2

Experience fun and fancy dining in our exquisite Cafe! You’ll be served at a table with pretty white linens, bright daisy centerpieces, and sparkling silverware. Together, you can get the conversation going with Table Talkers, then it’s time to choose from a selection of delicious gourmet dishes. There’s even a memento for your girl to take home as a reminder of her special day. Plus, we have Treat Seats, cups, and saucers just for dolls to use during your meal. And don’t worry if your girl forgot her doll—we always have extra dolls available to dine with you. For an extra-special experience, enjoy one of our celebrations for birthdays or any day!

  • Brunch is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Approximate seating time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is $22 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Approximate seating times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea is $18 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Approximate seating time: 4 p.m.
  • Dinner is $23 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Approximate seating times: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Level M (Mezzanine)

foodlife is expanding to make room for “foodease market”
A 4,500-square-foot market featuring restaurant-quality food prepared to-go is available on the mezzanine level at Water Tower Place.

Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Inc. (LEYE) has even more to celebrate during its 40th anniversary year. foodlife at Water Tower Place, an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens, features restaurant-quality food prepared to go, as well as dine-in seating for 50. foodease market is open every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

foodease market will caters to Michigan Avenue area residents, shoppers, workers and tourists. Guests can enjoy fresh food made from scratch daily and the largest selection of wines to-go on Michigan Ave.

New Features

Wine Bar - Grab friends and savor wines available by the glass or flight selected by LEYE Master Sommelier Alpana Singh. The bar also will feature wines on tap. Pair them with an array of spreads, cheeses, charcuterie and mini sandwiches from the bar’s own special menu.

Wine Shop - Featuring over 200 wines for sale. Guests can enjoy the wine and cheese tasting table to sample the Wine of the Month. Exclusive LEYE Wine Club wines also will be available.

Cold Salad Bar - Over 100 fresh ingredients featuring greens, seeds, fruits and grains locally sourced whenever possible. In addition, chef prepared salads will be featured, including the Mity Nice Chopped and foodease market signature Asian Noodle salads.

Hot Entrée Bar - Your favorite comfort foods, including mac & cheese, meatloaf, chicken meatballs, oven roasted turkey and salmon. Selections will change daily and will feature themed nightly specials, such as Taco Night.

Sandwich Counter - Featuring five chef created sandwiches or build-your-own.

Sushi Bar - Grab-N-Go case featuring a full menu of maki, nigiri, and hand rolls available for immediate purchase or custom-made to order.

Soup Bar - Five of your favorite foodlife soups will be featured daily. Fresh baked bread and crackers also will be available. The bar will feature oatmeal with toppings and cream of wheat for breakfast.

Gourmet Food Counter - With something for everyone from crab cakes, spinach and jack cheese quesadillas to stuffed peppers and double-baked potatoes.

Bakery Counter - Self-serve selections from Sacred Ground’s Bakery & Café include morning buns, muffins, scones, cookies and brownies. Selections will vary throughout the day.

Chocolate Room - Featuring a selection of foodease market favorite chocolates, including local, fair-trade and artisanal products. This intimate room promises to attract all chocolate lovers.

The Freezer - Stocked with prepared foods including pizza, TV dinners, cookie dough and ice cream. An assortment of gluten-free products also will be available.

Farm Stand - A variety of locally sourced, seasonal fruits and vegetables will be available daily.

Coffee Bar - Chicago’s favorite roasters Metropolis, Intelligentsia and La Colombe will be available for self-serve and freshly ground by the pound.

Kitchen Table - This multipurpose table will provide samples, chef demos and tastings scheduled weekly.

Retail Corner - Local, well known restaurant products and some of foodease market’s favorite culinary tools will be found here.

Coke Free Style - Create the ultimate beverage experience with over 100 drink choices.

Create Your Own Trail Mix Bar - Mix and match over 30 selections of nuts, dried fruit, seeds and grains.

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About foodease market

Just a few steps from Michigan Avenue, foodease market features “restaurant-quality food prepared to-go.” foodease market will have dine-in seating for 50 and will be open every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information, please call 312-335-3663 or visit foodease market on Facebook or Twitter (foodeasemarket).

foodease market is a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. (LEYE) restaurant. Based in Chicago, LEYE, celebrating 40 years, is one of the nation's leading independent restaurant groups, owning, managing or licensing more than 75 establishments in Illinois, Arizona, Minnesota, Maryland, Nevada, Georgia and Virginia. The establishments range from the casual style and cuisine of the original restaurant, R.J. Grunts, to the formal elegance of Everest and Tru.

Level M (Mezzanine)

Welcome to foodlife, an urban dining venue with 14 distinctive kitchens that serve real food made from scratch daily.

Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sit down or take it all to go. At foodlife, you’ll find fresh, fast choices in one convenient place.

Just outside foodlife, our Market offers grab-and-go lunches, dinners and unique, affordable wines. Sacred Grounds Bakery and Cafe serves Intelligentsia coffee and homemade pastries.

For more information call foodlife at (312) 335-3663 or visit www.foodlifechicago.com.

freshii-Tenant
Ground

Freshii is your destination for healthy fast food. You can order from their menu or delivery of fresh salads, wraps, brown rice bowls, and soups, or create your own version of any of these. Each month, Freshii gives three customers the chance to showcase their own creations in a special monthly menu. The customers compete to see whose item sells the best. Stop in to Freshii and sample this month’s specials, or create your own. Maybe your item will be in the spotlight next month! (located on the Ground Level, Rear Lobby)

Freshii delivers from 11:00am - 8:30pm Monday-Saturday and Sundays from 12:00pm-7:30pm. Customers can order directly through the Freshii website at www.freshii.com or by calling (312) 202-9009.

The Feshii delivery zone is from North Ave. down to Roosevelt and from the Lake west to Larrabee (600W). Minimum order is $10 and Delivery fee is $3

Located in historic Water Tower Place, the Chicago Sports Museum offers one of Chicago’s most exciting new event venues. The highly interactive 8,000 square foot Museum explores the legends and lore of Chicago sports, and can be rented as an exclusive playground for receptions of up to 700 guests or for seated events of up to 260 guests. Smaller spaces within the Museum are also available for private events.

The Museum combines hi-tech interactive experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia, and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. Massive windows with breathtaking lake views flood the space with natural light. Two jumbo screens roll down from the ceiling for exceptional video viewing. A broadcast booth exhibit can serve as a DJ booth and the photo booth can be customized to match the theme of the event.

The adjacent Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch provides the catering for all events within the Museum. A wide range of menus are available for events ranging from corporate meetings to Bar/Bat Mitvahs to rehearsal dinners and weddings. With over 25 years of catering and event planning experience, Harry’s will perfectly orchestrate every event from start to finish.

Event Space Capacity
Entire Museum: 700 reception, 260 seated
Hall of Legends (North, South, Combined): North or South 200 reception, 100 seated; Combined 500 reception, 260 seated
Clubhouse at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch: 50 seated

About the Chicago Sports Museum
The Museum is organized around five major zones:

  • Measure Up
    Visitors will start their tour with a series of interactive experiences where they can compare their abilities to the extraordinary strength, size and agility of Chicago legends such as Michael Jordan and William “The Fridge” Perry.
  • Forensic Sports
    This area of the Museum will demonstrate how CSI-type techniques can be used to unravel sports mysteries and separate fact from fiction. Visitors will see how Harry Caray’s has worked with the FBI, radiologists, chemists and other specialists to show that in the world of sports, things are not always as they appear.
  • Fan Zone
    The center of the Museum celebrates Chicago sports fans. Harry Caray himself was known as the greatest Chicago baseball fan of all time. A replica of the Wrigley Field broadcast booth will allow visitors to call a game like Harry, sing ”Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, or do your best Harry impersonation. Fans will also put their Chicago sports knowledge to the test with a giant interactive trivia game.
  • Curses and Superstitions
    As guests enter this stone-clad room, they will be immersed in the phenomenon of popular and lesser known sports “curses” as well as player superstitions and rituals. Visitors will learn about curses that have plagued Chicago sports teams as well as those around the world, and can then test their new knowledge with the Curses! game. They will also hear directly from well-known Chicago athletes about their personal superstitions and rituals.
  • Hall of Legends
    This gallery highlights Chicago’s Hall of Fame athletes and offers an array of “play with the legends” interactive baseball, basketball, football and hockey competitions. Guests will be captivated by playing one-of-a-kind games, including •
    • All-Star Home Run Contest as Hall of Fame White Sox slugger Frank Thomas
    • Quarterback Challenge where players must avoid getting sacked by Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent
    • Defending the goal as Blackhawk’s Superstar Patrick Kane takes slap shots •
    • Shooting Hoops as Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, named one of the NBA’s top 50 players of all time.
    CLICK HERE to view the Press Release.
    VIDEO RENDERING Click to view the video of the renderings of the museum.

Mezzanine Level

M Burger Water Tower Place features seating for 50 people in a freshly designed, contemporary space befitting the North Michigan Avenue retail district that is a stylistic departure from our locations in Streeterville, River North and Thompson Center.

Offering the same juicy burgers, golden fries and creamy shakes as our other locations, Water Tower Place has an expanded ice cream selection including chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cones; dipped cones with toppings of hot fudge, crunchy peanut butter, butterscotch or toasted almond with coconut; and hot fudge, strawberry, hot caramel and espresso sundaes.

Draft selections of Miller Lite and Goose Island Green Line are also available (this location only)

Macy’s Taste Bar is a quick-service gourmet food and coffee bar where customers can pick up a quick bite before, during or after shopping. At the entrance of the store, the Taste Bar is always busy, has fresh salads, soups, sandwiches, beverages (everything from soda, water and Macy’s signature drinks), gelato, crunchy snacks and healthy options.

The Taste Bar is a place for customers to sit and chat, relax or grab a quick bite before heading to the next sale.

Mezzanine (M)

Mity Nice is modern comfort food; food you like to eat, familiar favorites with a twist. In September of 2010 Mity Nice was refreshed. The new look and new menu showcase simply prepared foods that provide a sense of home. Signature dishes include 8 ounce prime beef burgers, green chili chicken nachos, six hour braised pot roast and the lemon angel food cake.

After 17 years, Mity Nice remains a neighborhood favorite, serving guests who appreciate the value and taste of fresh, locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our chicken, beef and pork are hormone and antibiotic free, while raised on family farms. Our beer and wine listfeature the best the Midwest has to offer.

Mity Nice is a sit-down restaurant carefully hidden behind Foodlife in Water Tower Place.

For truly great coffee and pastries experience the Sacred Grounds Cafe. Wonderful coffees and specialties plus tastebud tantilizing bakery treats!

Making a bow to big flavors, Wow Bao, specializes in savory steamed buns, nourishing broths, crunchy salads and specialty Asian influenced sodas, frappes and teas.

Wow Bao offers Chicago area residents and visitors quick, flavorful, unique and casually priced take away options for dining at home, office, car, a nearby park or beach, or even while just strolling down city streets.

Wow Bao is now steaming dumplings!
Enjoy free range chicken, or all vegetable, dumplings with soy ginger sauce or in a noodle soup. Stay up to date with all things Wow on Facebook/WowBao.

Entertainment

Introducing the new BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut).

With an exciting modern look, the 550-seat Broadway Playhouse is the newest addition to the Broadway in Chicago family of theatres. Visit this intimate and unique venue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile and see a show today!

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE AT WATER TOWER PLACE
The Art of Dr. Seuss’s Bronze Collection Debuts at Iconic Mag Mile Shopping Destination

“Dr. Seuss is one of the most cherished children’s authors of all time,” said Katie Lindsay, marketing manager for Water Tower Place. “All generations who grew up reading his stories will be able to appreciate and enjoy this experience. In the Dr. Seuss Bronze Collection, you can see how his creativity expands beyond his books and whimsical rhymes into life.”

About The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery
The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery opened in November 2013. It is exclusively dedicated to The Art of Dr. Seuss, his artistic legacy, and the artworks that he created over a 70 year period. Over time the gallery will be presenting special exhibitions featuring different aspects of Dr. Seuss’s multifaceted career, including his Secret Art, early advertising work, World War II cartoons, and other artworks never before seen by the public. This gallery is the first fully dedicated “Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery” in the country. Visit drseussgallery.com for more information. For up-to-date information on the event and the gallery please follow us on Facebook at Dr. Seuss Gallery and on Instagram at @drseussgallerychicago.

Additional information about Water Tower Place and its events, promotions and retailers is available at Water Tower Place as well as on Facebook at Shop Water Tower and Twitter @WaterTowerPlace.

The Art of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss’s illustrations in his children’s books brought visual realization to his improbable imaginary world. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page to his collection of Secret Art. Dr. Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. In 1997, this dream came to fruition when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time, collectors were able to see and acquire limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and cast sculptures adapted and reproduced from his original drawings, paintings and sculptures. This historic project has opened the world’s eyes to the unique artistic talent of Dr. Seuss as galleries, museums and collectors have helped make Audrey Geisel’s promise – and Dr. Seuss’s dream – a reality.

Since 1997, this historic collection has traveled world-wide to prominent museums and galleries with works from The Art of Dr. Seuss now hanging alongside the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Warhol and other 20th century masters.

About Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss)
Theodor Seuss Geisel, the man known to the world as Dr. Seuss, single-handedly changed the way generations of children learned to read via his 44 books, written between 1937 and 1990. While his most well-known legacy is in children’s literacy, his artistic legacy continues to cross over generations and genres, impacting the worlds of art, literature, pop and high culture. Many of today’s top talents pay tribute to Dr. Seuss as a key influence in their own artistic development.

Ted Geisel often said, “I don’t write for children, I write for people.” Respect for his audience prevailed throughout his career and was instrumental in inspiring us to think imaginatively, to see the world differently, and discover our own ingenious answers to life’s thorny questions.

Dr. Seuss said: “I like nonsense—it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

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