Due to the Heat Index this Thursday (07/18) & Friday (07/19), we will be closed for LUNCH.
We will open at 5:00 pm on both days for DINNER service and live music performances.
A casual lakeside dining & performance venue
serving all ages, sizes, colors, genders, beliefs, religions, orientations & cultures. May all who enter as guests leave as friends!
Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday | 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday | 11:30 am t0 11:00 pm
We are a completely open-aired environment, please call ahead if inclement weather 773.761-3294
Located just minutes from downtown, The Waterfront Café Is located in Berger Park Cultural Center and is housed in a historic landmark coach house attached to one of the few remaining mansions that once lined Chicago’s Lakefront. Our outdoor patio often features live entertainment and always breathtaking lake views.
Sorry, we do not take reservations or host events
Our patio tables can seat up to 4 people and our picnic tables can seat 6 people. Larger groups might have to be separated and assigned different servers depending on seating availability
Woof! We are a DOG FRIENDLY establishment :)
The Waterfront Café presents Chicago artists on our lakefront stage who create an environment fun and inviting for our dining guests while not too distracting from conversation and other activities taking place, and well as respecting the open-aired environment of the park and our neighbors.
PLEASE NOTE: During live music performances a $2.00 surcharge will be added to each check. Please notify your server if you would like to opt out of this artist contribution fee when requesting your tab.