Dining & Entertainment

Dining

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

Chicago's ultimate sports entertainment and dining destination.

Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and the Chicago Sports Museum anchor the 7th floor of Water Tower Place. They combine to create a high-energy, 23,000 square foot complex offering dining, entertainment, private event venues and retail.

Sports fans and foodies alike will appreciate this new addition to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The walls are covered with photographs from Harry Caray’s private collection as well as authentic sports memorabilia. HDTVs throughout the dining room and bar are tuned in to all major sporting events. Newly installed floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with stunning city views.

Corporate Executive Chef Joe Rosetti has put his own spin on classic American comfort food. Inventive burgers, farm fresh salads, oven-fired pizzas and hand-dipped milkshakes dominate. The menu appeals kids and adults alike with items like Mac ‘n Cheese Muffins, Bacon & Egg BLT and hand-cut fries with a selection of toppings and dips. The menu is complemented by a wide selection of local craft beers, including Harry’s own 7th Inning Ale, brewed by local brewery Ale Syndicate. Innovative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list round out the drink list. Entrées start at $11. Brunch, complete with a Bloody Mary Bar is served every Sunday from 10:30a-3:00p.

Guests of 7th Inning Stretch receive complimentary admission to the adjacent Chicago Sports Museum--Chicago's playground for sports fans.

CLICK HERE for more information and to view the menus.

Dining Valet parking available from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, valet parking entrance on Pearson Street:
- $16 for 3 hours or less with restaurant validation
- $30 for 3 hours or more until close with restaurant validation

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

Inside American Girl Place Chicago you’ll find shops featuring all of our characters—from historical favorites, to My American Girl® dolls, to our current Girl of the Year—plus Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll's world complete. Then browse our bookstore, where you’ll find titles that open up girls' imaginations. And don't miss Avenue AG, featuring specialty shops like Creativi-Tees for designing matching doll and girl T-shirts, plus more fun stops filled with adorable accessories, inspirational posters, treats to eat, and other surprises.

DINING
From scrumptious starters to delectable desserts, our American Girl menus feature girls’ favorites—and dolls are welcome to join the fun, too! Make reservations at the Cafe and enjoy service throughout the day, from brunch through dinner.

PARTIES & SPECIAL PACKAGES
Won’t your girl be surprised when she finds out her next party is at American Girl? Thrill her and her friends with a gourmet meal, our signature desserts, goody bags, doll tiaras, games, crafts, and so much more. Choose the perfect way to celebrate—whether it’s her birthday or any day!

SPECIAL EVENTS
She can take a cooking class. Have a book signed by a favorite author. Spend time learning about one of the characters she loves. These are just a few of the unique events and workshops your girl can enjoy.

DOLL HAIR SALON
Let one of our stylists treat your girl’s doll to a new ’do, ear piercing, and pampering, too! Visit the Doll Hair Salon, and watch our specialists work their magic.

PHOTO
Make your favorite girl’s wish come true—let her be a cover girl on American Girl® magazine. Or she can pose with her doll for a special portrait to highlight their day together. We even offer framed group photos to commemorate Deluxe Birthday Celebrations.

SHOPPING
Girls can’t wait to visit the worlds of their favorite American Girl®s dolls. From the historical characters, to My American Girl™ dolls, to Bitty Baby and more, all of the American Girl favorites are here to explore.

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!

Chicago's playground for sports fans.

The 8,000 square foot Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience where you can explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports.

Located at Water Tower Place on Level 7, 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. Come challenge your friends, or just yourself!

The exhibits are organized around five major zones:
Measure Up
Visitors start their tour with a series of one-of-a-kind interactive experiences where they can compare their abilities to the extraordinary strength, size and agility of many of Chicago’s finest athletes.
Forensic Sports
This area of the Museum demonstrates how CSI-type techniques can be used to unravel sports mysteries and separate fact from fiction. Over the years, 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 their best Harry impersonation. Fans will also put their Chicago sports knowledge to the test with a giant interactive trivia game.
Curses & 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.
Hall of Legends
This gallery highlights offers an array of “play with the legends” baseball, basketball, football and hockey interactive 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 Bears
- Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent
- Defending the Goal as Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane takes slap shots
- Shooting Hoops as Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen
- Chicago Wolves Shooting Challenge with hockey legend Wendell Young

ADMISSION:
- $6 General Admission
- $3 Seniors
- Free for Children under 3
Guests of Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch receive complimentary admission. Minimum purchase applies.

Be among the first to host an event at this exciting new venue.
Combining hi-energy entertainment, state-of-the-art AV and upscale design, the Museum is the ideal venue for for events ranging from corporate meetings to Bar/Bat Mitvahs to rehearsal dinners and weddings. The entire Museum can be rented for receptions of up to 700 guests or for seated events of up to 230 guests. Smaller spaces within the Museum are also available for private events.

The adjacent Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch provides the catering for all events within the Museum. A wide range of menus are available and can be customized to match the budget and theme of your event. With over 25 years of catering and event planning experience, Harry’s will perfectly orchestrate every event from start to finish.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Chicago Sports Museum and planning an event.

For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. 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 had entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. In 1997, this dream was realized when The Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. For the first time, collectors were able to see and acquire lithographs, serigraphs, and sculptures reproduced from Geisel’s original drawings and paintings. This historic project has opened the world’s eyes to the unique artistic talent of Dr. Seuss and, as such, galleries, museums, and collectors have helped make Audrey S. Geisel’s promise, and Dr. Seuss’s dream, a reality.

CLICK HERE to view the collection.

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