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theWit Hotel’s State and Lake


State and Lake, the first floor tavern restaurant in theWit Hotel that serves American cuisine with 16 micro-brews on tap have impressive breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus. They feature a creative twist on traditional American dishes while emphasizing locally and regionally sourced foods. The food and drinks are delightful, the service stellar and the atmosphere warm and friendly.

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Get a fresh start to the day with breakfast favorites such as the Breakfast 201 North with two eggs your way, tavern potato, choice of breakfast meat and toast. The Egg White Omelet is made with buttercup squash, dino kale, farro, goat cheese, tavern potato and served with your choice of toast. The Egg, Speck Americano and Fontina Sandwich has dried tomato, citrus aioli, ciabatta and tavern potato, plus don’t forget about the pancakes. Their famous Malted Pancakes is created with candied apple, cinnamon praline, cranberry yogurt and maple syrup. If you’re a vegetarian, there are plenty of options here; the Veggie Benedict has veggie sausage, spinach with a smoked tomato hollandaise served on a whole grain English muffin. If you want some healthy options, State and Lake offers the delicious Michigan Farm Apple Smoothie with apple, kale, almond milk and honey wheat germ, Berry Parfait with cinnamon vanilla yogurt, muddle fruit and seasonal granola and also Old Country Oatmeal with your choice of banana, Graham cracker, Nutella or honey poached pear and raspberry.

Some of the menu favorites for lunch include Sweet Potato Poutine with cedar grove curds, king oyster mushroom, smoked hock gravy, Citrus Brined Amish Chicken Panini with spinach, fontina, icebox pickles, citrus aioli on ciabatta bread. There’s also something for the vegetarian as well with the Veggie Hipster with caramelized cauliflower, Swiss chard, pickled red onion carrot raisin cream cheese on prairie wheat bread.

Some of the brunch favorites include “Bread Pudding” French Toast with Meyer lemon mascarpone and dried blueberry. There’s also the Housemade Bratwurst & Eggs with organic buttermilk grits and Wisconsin curds.

Some of the dinner favorites include Wood Grilled Black Earth Farms “Hanger” Steak with roasted roots, celery root puree, hen of the woods mushrooms and cider demi. The Curd’s Burglar’s Burger with seared cheese curd, smoked hock, sweet potato fries and topped with 201 black currant steak sauce.

The housemade desserts are divine with opulent selections such as the Apple Elephant Ear with smoked butterscotch swirl ice cream and warm rosemary apples, Ice Cream Sandwiches made with molasses cookie and white chocolate coffee ice cream plus Hot Pours such as Intelligentsia Coffee, Valrohna Hot Chocolate and more.

State and Lake is located in theWit Hotel at 201 N. State Street in Chicago. For more information, please visit or call (312) 239-9400.