Spill into a warm, yet stylish and modern, atmosphere from the big city night to eat well and drink better with everyone you love.
This celebrated Chicago eatery has three rooms to give the right amount of space to your darling wild favorites, whether it be a dozen or a hundred-plus. Bounce and barrel with the best folks you know somewhere that's equal parts elegance and comfort.
Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Street Parking Valet Parking Wifi Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: The Boarding House is set in a historical building constructed in 1872 in Chicago's River North. There are 5 floors of unique and stunning event spaces offering multiple options for your event. Design: We are famed for our dramatic chandeliers. In our chandelier bar there is a chandelier composed of 10,000 inverted wine glasses and in our Main Dining Room the stage is set my a dramatic chandelier composed of 6,000 Riesling bottles. Standout Venue Features: The Boarding House is owned by Alpana Singh, the youngest woman to ever become a Master Sommelier. As such we have over 8 sommeliers on staff so we are the ideal venue for both the casual wine lover or the connoisseur. We offer a variety of wine tastings to initiate the novice, and advanced education and team building classes for the experts. Awards & Notables
Our Chef, Tanya Baker was a finalist nominee for a Rising Star Award from the James Beard Foundation. Owner Alpana Singh has received the following accolades: 2006 Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year by Bon Appetit magazine Best Sommelier in America by Wine and Spirits magazine Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Food & Wine's 35 Under 35 Best Sommelier (2004) by Chicago magazine 30 Under 30 (2006) by Jane magazine The Boarding House has been used as a backdrop for a variety of television shows and movies
Celebration Locations The Wine Cellar: The Cellar is in our lower level sharing space with The Boarding House’s extensive wine collection. With a full service bar and ample reception and dining areas, it’s an incredibly versatile space. - View: No view - Max Capacity: 100 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing The Ward Room: The second floor Ward Room is a dedicated private dining room. Featuring a beautiful mix of patina, natural wood and exposed brick, patrons can access the second floor via a private entrance on Wells Street. - View: The view is of the River North neighborhood in Chicago - Max Capacity: 40 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing The Mezzanine: The Mezzanine overlooks the bustling dining room of the Boarding House - View: The view is an interior view of the restaurant - Max Capacity: 30 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing The Main Dining Room: The dramatic Dining Room is a bi-level space with 20 foot ceilings and a stunning chandelier composed of 6,000 bottles of Riesling - View: The view is of the River North neighborhood in Chicago - Max Capacity: 120 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!