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The Newest Restaurants in Lakeshore East: Miru and Tre Dita

Downtown Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood recently welcomed two exciting newcomers to its culinary landscape: Tre Dita, a fresh take on Italian cuisine, and Miru, an upscale Japanese culinary haven nestled within the St. Regis hotel on Wacker Drive. Both restaurants are operated by Lettuce Entertain You, a major hospitality group in Chicago.

Tre Dita

Tre Dita, which translates to “three fingers” in Italian, draws inspiration from Italy’s rich culinary tapestry, Tre Dita offers a contemporary spin on beloved Italian classics, spotlighting seasonal ingredients and artisanal craftsmanship.

At the heart of Tre Dita’s culinary ethos lies a dedication to quality and authenticity. Chef Evan Funke’s passion for pasta takes center stage, with each handmade creation reflecting the time-honored techniques and flavors of Italy. From velvety tagliatelle to delicate agnolotti bursting with savory fillings, every pasta dish at Tre Dita is a labor of love that pays homage to the soulful essence of Italian cooking.

Beyond pasta, Tre Dita’s menu showcases an array of meticulously prepared antipasti, seafood delights, and tantalizing meat dishes, each crafted with attention to detail and respect for tradition. Highlights include the Crispy Calamari Fritti, served with a tangy arrabbiata sauce, and the Grilled Branzino, a succulent Mediterranean delight accompanied by seasonal vegetables and herb-infused olive oil.

To complement the culinary offerings, Tre Dita boasts an impressive wine selection curated to enhance the dining experience. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or an adventurous novice, the restaurant’s knowledgeable sommeliers are on hand to guide you through the perfect pairing for your meal.

If you’re looking for great date night spots or places to host your next group outing in Lakeshore East, be sure to check out Tre Dita.

Miru at the St. Regis

Sushi in Lakeshore East near Millennium Park

Perched atop the iconic St. Regis hotel on Wacker Drive, Miru beckons diners on a captivating culinary journey infused with the essence of Japanese tradition and contemporary flair. The Lakeshore East location offers a prime vantage point for getting the best views of downtown Chicago. Upon entering Miru, guests are greeted by an atmosphere of refined elegance, with sleek furnishings and breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you’re indulging in the main dining room or savoring cocktails on the rooftop terrace, Miru offers an ambiance that elevates every moment.

At the heart of Miru’s menu lies a celebration of Japan’s culinary diversity, with a focus on pristine seafood, premium meats, and seasonal produce. Signature offerings at Miru include the Hamachi Crudo, featuring delicate slices of yellowtail accented with yuzu kosho and crispy shallots, and the Wagyu Beef Tataki, a harmonious blend of Japanese Wagyu and citrusy ponzu sauce. For sushi enthusiasts, Miru presents an array of meticulously crafted rolls and nigiri, each showcasing the freshest ingredients sourced from local and international markets.

In addition to its exceptional cuisine, Miru boasts an impressive beverage program featuring an array of sake, Japanese whisky, and handcrafted cocktails inspired by seasonal ingredients and traditional flavors. Whether you’re sipping a classic Old Fashioned or exploring rare sake varietals, Miru’s libations complement the dining experience with finesse.

From handmade pastas to pristine sushi, these new Lakeshore East restaurants offer a feast for the senses that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of downtown Chicago.

Cascade Apartments – 45,000 Sq Ft of Amenities!

Cascade apartments in Lakeshore East will offer over 45,000 square feet of amenity space!

In the warmer months, enjoy Cascade’s outdoor splash pad and hydrotherapy pool. In the other seasons, you can still enjoy swimming at the 25 yard indoor lap pool. Cascade also offers incredible fitness amenities, from the fitness center which offers sweeping lakefront views and the strength studio for HIIT workouts, to the motion studio for yoga and spin classes.

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Indoor year round conservatory. Images courtesy of Magellan and Cascade Apartments

Whether you’re looking to relax alone or entertain company, Cascade has amenities for you! Unwind in one of the steam rooms then reserve the massage treatment room or salon to receive services through third party vendors. Curl up with a book in the year round indoor conservatory which is lush with greenery 365 days a year or watch a movie in the screening room. You can also switch up your typical dinner party with a trip to the game room for a round of billiards or shuffleboard, to the golf and sports simulator room, or to the jam room which is completely outfitted for live music sessions! If you’re feeling “crafty” the Maker space offers room for your crafting activities as well as a shop table. Cascade also offers a kids club for indoor play space!

Cascade apartments also features pet amenities including an onsite private dog run and pet spa!

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25 yard indoor lap pool

There’s truly something for everyone at Cascade apartments!


Looking for luxury apartments for rent near downtown Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood or more information on Cascade apartments? Contact us today! One of our neighborhood experts will be happy to answer your questions and guide you in your search! we are now offering in person, self guided, and virtual apartment tours! Be sure to ask about move in and lease up specials including free rent concessions!

Cascade Apartments: Residences

Cascade apartments, located at 455 E Waterside Drive, are now pre-leasing in downtown Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood! Luxury rentals at Cascade include studio, convertible, 1 bed, 2 bed, and 3 bedroom pet friendly apartments. Cascade is being developed by Magellan and Lendlease and designed by bKL Architecture. It will also include 45,000 square feet of amenity space as well as 32,000 square feet of outdoor green space!

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Courtesy of Cascade and Magellan

Both the layouts and finishes at the apartments at Cascade in Lakeshore East make this building one of a kind. For instance, most of the 1 bedroom layouts are over 700 square feet, making them significantly larger than most 1 bed inventory in this price range. Wide plank hard-surface flooring, in unit laundry, modern subway tile kitchen backsplashes, Nest thermostats, quartz countertops, Snaidero cabinetry, walk in custom closet systems, and integrated Bosch appliances are featured in each apartment. Apartments also feature dimmable linear lighting over kitchen islands, USB outlets, and keyless entry accessible via smart phone.

Soaring 9 foot ceilings coupled with floor to ceiling windows create an open, airy feeling and offer stunning lake and river views. Bathrooms feature Daltile baths, Hansgrohe fixtures, chrome Kohler accessories, and frameless glass showers. Select units feature expansive private balconies as well.

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Cascade first broke ground in 2019. First move ins at Cascade apartments will be August 1st.


Looking for luxury apartments for rent near downtown Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood or more information on Cascade apartments? Contact us today! One of our neighborhood experts will be happy to answer your questions and guide you in your search! we are now offering in person, self guided, and virtual apartment tours! Be sure to ask about move in and lease up specials including free rent concessions!

Cascade Lakeshore East

Cascade is one of Magellan Development‘s newest high rises. In addition to many popular communities throughout Chicago, like the Gallery on Wells and Exhibit on Superior, Magellan is known for being the developer behind the Lakeshore East community. Over the past several decades, they’ve developed many high rises, commercial space, public enhancements, and Lakeshore East park, turning the former golf course into a full-blown neighborhood. Cascade is one of three buildings within the parcels IJKL in Lakeshore East, one of the last remaining areas to be developed in the neighborhood. The edgy interior design, thoughtful layouts, striking architectural details, and useful amenities make Cascade a standout building.

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These new luxury apartments will offer stunning views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

The positioning of this high rise offers optimal natural light for all units as well as stunning lake and river views, just one of the ways bKL’s thoughtful architecture is woven through each detail of the building. The glass facade, accented with copper expression panels,  will reflect the surroundings, including Lake Michigan and nearby park, making Cascade an homage to what’s already beautiful in Lakeshore East. Upon completion, Cascade will be 37 stories with 503 rental units. Amenities will include a pool deck, an outdoor kitchen and grilling stations, a media room, multiple communal lounges, work space, fire pits, and more.

Cascade will also be close to plenty of green space. Adjacent to the tower will be Cascade Park, a new three acre landscaped park designed by internationally acclaimed Claude Cormier and Associates.

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Cascade Park adjacent to Cascade and Cirrus towers

Additionally, the beloved six acre Lakeshore East park is also neighboring the high rise. Lakeshore East park is currently Chicago’s only free wireless park and also has a sectioned off dog park.

Cascade is located at 445 E Waterside Drive and is slated for completion in quarter three of 2021.

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Columbus Plaza at Lakeshore East

If your top priorities in an apartment are square footage, storage and closet space, and central location, then keep reading. Columbus Plaza Lakeshore East apartments could be the place for you!

Each layout offers an incredible value on square footage. Pushing 600 square feet, the studio and convertible layouts are larger than most 1 beds in the downtown area. 1 bed layouts are even larger, ranging from 792 to over 1000 square feet and 2 beds come in at 1352 square feet, rare finds for downtown Chicago! Most layouts also include at least one walk in closet.

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Entertain company on the expansive outdoor terrace, complete with a fire pit, grills, plenty of seating, and a relaxing fountain. If your guests are in from out of town, reserve the on site hospitality suite. Unwind in the resort style sun room with a retractable skylight and energize in the state of the art fitness center. Work from home from the 24/7 business center.

Columbus Plaza is located on E Upper Wacker just east of Michigan Avenue. With the Chicago Riverwalk just across the street, the Lakefront trail, Navy Pier, and Magnificent mile just blocks away, direct access to the Pedway, and close proximity to the Loop, Gold Coast, and Streeterville, it’s no mystery why Columbus Plaza has a WalkScore of 95 for it’s convenient location. Although situated near all the hustle and bustle of downtown, if you walk just a few minutes southeast, you can enjoy Lakeshore East’s quiet residential park, walkways, and a flagship Mariano’s supermarket.

For a limited time, Columbus Plaza is currently offering a $2000 concession on studio, convertible, and 1 bedroom apartments and a $3500 concession on 2 bedroom apartments!

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Coast at Lakeshore East Apartments

Coast at Lakeshore East apartments offers an incredible value on luxury rentals. These pet friendly apartments are beloved by residents for their sleek interiors, top of the line appliances, outstanding amenities, panoramic views, and little extra building conveniences.

Now leasing studio, convertible, 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bedroom apartments

If you’re looking for great natural light and sweeping city views, look no further! With glass paneled balconies, open floor plans, and floor to ceiling windows, these stunning apartments take in optimal natural light with great views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, Lakeshore East Park, and the Chicago skyline. Kitchens come equipped with GE Clean Steel Energy Star appliance packages including a refrigerator with an ice maker, gas range and oven, full sized microwave, dishwasher, and full sized washer and dryer. Whether you’re looking for light and bright white quartz or dark and homey espresso cabinetry with nickel hardware, Coast has something for you with a choice between two finish packages. Bathrooms all have sleek finishes with oversized marble vanities, ceramic tile, and mosaic accents throughout. The apartments at Coast also have excellent storage space between the generous amount of cabinetry and spacious closets. All units also have individually controlled heat and air conditioning, high speed internet, window treatments, and plank flooring.

Coast is a full amenity building. Residents have access to plenty of co-working space including private meeting rooms, a tech center with PC and MAC stations, and shared areas. All the amenity spaces are outfitted with complimentary WiFi, so you can feel free to take your Zoom meetings from the outdoor landscaped garden and deck or the adjacent indoor lounge. Year round enjoy the indoor spa lounge with a hot tub, sauna, and steam room, the state of the art fitness center with Cybex equipment, and the private dining lounge.

Warm up at the heated outdoor lap pool or around the fire pit with lounge seating. Coast also offers a multitude of on site resident conveniences like a private dog run and washing station, stainless steel barbecue grills, on site parking, bicycle and resident storage, an eco-friendly neighborhood courtesy shuttle, Zip Cars, electric car charging stations, 24 hour door staff and maintenance, package receiving, valet dry-cleaning, and of course, Pedway access.

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North Harbor Tower at Lakeshore East

If you’re looking for a spacious floor plan in a convenient location at a great price, North Harbor Tower at Lakeshore East could be the place for you!

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All layouts are particularly spacious, even the studios!

North Harbor Tower is known for its spacious floor plans, great storage and closet space, and wraparound windows for panoramic views. Many units have been recently renovated with premium kitchen finishes, offering a choice between dark and light interiors. Select units offer in-unit laundry and high ceilings. With apartments starting around just $1445 per month, these luxury apartments are an incredible value.

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Classic dark kitchen finishes

Lakeshore East Dog Friendly Apartments for rent in Chicago

Renovated light kitchen finishes

North Harbor Tower recently underwent a full amenity renovation, which you can enjoy year round. Rain or shine, you can access the indoor pool (which converts into a semi-outdoor space during the summer months), party suite, 24 hour fitness center, yoga studio with complimentary classes, 24-hour library, and business center with co-working space.

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The library space

In the warmer months, soak up the sun in the outdoor BBQ and picnic area, one of multiple outdoor lounge spaces, and sun deck. North Harbor Tower also offers a host of conveniences including door staff in the elegant lobby, bike storage, parking, high speed internet, on-site management and maintenance, package receiving, and even pet amenities.

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One of multiple outdoor amenity spaces

These luxury rentals are located in a prime location for dog owners. Lakeshore East’s 4.6 acre park is just two blocks away with quiet walking paths and a shaded dog friendly area for off leash play. North Harbor Tower also offers an on-site dog run and dog walking services for days you can’t make it to the park with your four-legged friend. Select floors at North Harbor Tower are pet friendly.

Whether or not you’re a pet owner, everyone can appreciate the convenient location of these luxury apartments, with Mariano’s grocery store just two blocks away, broad selection of restaurants, easy access to Lakeshore Drive and public transit, and short walking distance to the Gold Coast, Streeterville, and the Loop.

Looking for luxury apartments for rent near Lakeshore East? Contact us today! One of our neighborhood experts would be happy to answer all your questions and fill you in on current rent specials. We are now offering virtual tours with in-person showings at select buildings!

Lakeshore East Restaurants

Although Lakeshore East is a small neighborhood and one of Chicago’s best hidden gems, it is still home to lots of restaurants. Here are some of our favorite Lakeshore East restaurants offering take out and delivery.


Mezcalina offers upscale Mexican cuisine with lunch, dinner, and brunch menus. Their menus are full of seafood, vegetarian, and meat based options. Mezcalina is currently offering take out and delivery.


MingHin serves Cantonese favorites like hot pots, seafood, and dim sum as well as signature cocktails. Their menu is centered around sharable, small dishes, making MingHin a great place to try with friends. MingHin is currently offering take out and delivery. Check out their menu and order online here.

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Courtesy of MingHin

Eggy’s Diner

Eggy’s is the neighborhood go-to spot for all day breakfast and baked goods but they also make great lunch and dinner dishes. Their rotating menu uses seasonal and local ingredients. A little known fact is that Eggy’s is actually named after the David Carlins’ (president of Magellan Development) childhood friend, Robert Mallin, who was nicknamed “Eggy”. Magellan Development is largely responsible for the development of the Lakeshore East neighborhood, so it seems fitting! Eggy’s is currently offering take out only. Check out their menu here.

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Courtesy of Eggy’s Diner

III Forks

III Forks serves seafood, steaks, and classic American fare with all the favorite steakhouse sides. Grab a wedge salad, shrimp cocktail, creamed corn, lobster mac and cheese, or roasted seasonal vegetables with any one of their .005% quality hand picked steaks. III Forks is currently offering take out only. See their complete dinner menu here.

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Aqua Building at Lakeshore East

Magellan Development’s Aqua building was designed by prolific Chicago architect, Jeanne Gang and delivered in 2009. The 82 story mixed use tower consists of residential rental units, condo units, commercial space, and hotel space with amenities that were ahead of its time.

The eighth story amenity deck spans over 82,000 square feet and includes a running track, fire pits, a club quality fitness center, co-working space, a media room, basketball court, a steam room and sauna, a billiards and game room, hot tubs, both indoor and outdoor pools, indoor entertainment suites with private dining areas, a terrace with small gardens and seating areas. Radisson, who operates the hotel portion of the Aqua building, also operates Filini, the on site restaurant.

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The Aqua building also connects to the Pedway, which allows for convenient downtown access rain or shine as well as direct access to a plethora of shops and services without going outside. The stunning views from the balconies of the luxury residential units are also another major draw.

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The Aqua building has received notoriety from its cinematic appearances, social references, and many accolades including the Emporis Skyscraper of the Year award, selection by the American Institute of Architects as one of Illinois’ greatest places, recognition by USA Today Travel magazine as one of Illinois’ 25 must see places, and its title as the tallest woman-designed building in the world, (a title which will belong to Vista Tower, also designed by Gang, upon its completion).

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All photos courtesy of Magellan Development

Lakeshore East has become an increasingly sought after neighborhood. Its proximity to downtown, quiet neighborhood vibe, and easy access to conveniences make it an attractive location. A 6 acre park sits in the center of Lakeshore East with designated trails, a dog park, a kids play area, outdoor wifi, and shady trees, fountains, and curated landscape design that give it a peaceful ambiance. South Water Street, which surrounds the park, is lined with shops, salons, excellent restaurants, Mariano’s grocery store, and GEMS World Academy, a highly ranked preschool-grade 12 private school. Lakeshore East also has convenient access to the riverwalk and lakefront trails.

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GEMS World Academy Phase II in Lakeshore East

It’s no surprise that Lakeshore East, also known as the New East Side, has grown increasingly popular in recent years.

Although this downtown neighborhood is steps from Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and the Loop, Lakeshore East is a tree-lined, tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life and steps to the lake front.

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GEMS World Academy

GEMS World Academy already has a popular private school in the neighborhood which services grades K-9 and is now developing a school for grades 8-12.

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The 13-story building is expected to accommodate 1,440 students.

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Initial renderings from architecture firm bKL are quite impressive and show student amenities including a landscaped rooftop overlooking the Chicago River, a media workshop and digital theatre, a 500-seat auditorium, an indoor gymnasium, and a two-story library.

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GEMS students will have access to fresh air on the rooftop terrace

Lakeshore East rentals near downtown Chicago

GEMS is on track to open in 2019 at 355 E Upper Wacker Drive, between Coast Apartments and the Wanda Vista Tower development.

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Lakeshore East Neighborhood

The 6-acre park in the center of the neighborhood has gorgeous landscaping, fountains, and free wifi. Village Market houses Mariano’s grocery store, Filini contemporary Italian dining, III Forks Steakhouse, MingHin Chinese restaurant, as well as other shops, coffee shops, and a nail salon. Lakeshore East is also one of Chicago’s most dog friendly neighborhoods.

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Lakeshore East is blocks from CTA train stations serviced by brown, orange, green, red, blue, and pink line trains, which access to Midway and O’Hare International airports. Millennium Station provides access to the northern, southern, and western suburbs via the Metra trains. Many buildings in Lakeshore East connect to the Pedway, and underground system of walkways frequently used by locals in the wintertime. The Pedway is lined with plenty of restaurants, stores, salons, and after work hangouts. The entrances to Lakeshore Drive and Lower Wacker Drive are both in close proximity as well.


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Downtown Chicago Apartments for All Weather Living

Bask in the sun poolside in the summer then bundle up at the abundance of indoor amenities these downtown Chicago apartments have to offer.

These terrific luxury apartments all offer direct access to the Pedway, a system of underground walkways connecting buildings all over the Chicago Loop. The Pedway houses a plethora of shops, restaurants, and services, like dry cleaners and salons. Moreover, the Pedway affords direct access to the Metra trains and “L” subway, which goes to the airport, making the Pedway an efficient way to access anything you might need in the winter time, all without going outside.

Marquee at Block 37

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, Marquee at Block 37 is the prime spot for summertime luxury living. Warm weather amenities include the outdoor pool and sundeck with cabanas, a rooftop hot tub, multiple terraces with fire pits and grilling stations, as well as a dog run.

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In the wintertime warm up in the resident lounge, steam room and sauna, or penthouse level fitness center, which offers a complementary selection of fitness classes. Relax in the cinema screening lounge, game room, or one of several coffee bars. In addition to direct access to the Pedway and both red and blue line “L” stops, Marquee offers access to the on-site Shops at Block 37, including Magnolia Bakery, Sephora, AMC, as well as a preponderance of additional stores and restaurants.

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Lakeshore East‘s Aqua building is the perfect place to soak in the Chicago summer or brave the Chicago winter.

Enjoy the sunshine from your own downtown Chicago apartment at the outdoor resident area. Spend the day at the outdoor pool area, complete with a hot tub and personal cabanas. As the night cools down, head over to the sky garden rooftop resident area where you can cozy up by one of Aqua’s many fire pits.

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You’ll never have to feel cooped up in the winter time at Aqua. The on-site Filini restaurant and bar and CVS keeps going out to dinner and shopping for essentials convenient. Find entertainment without leaving your apartment at the indoor sky garden lounge. The lounge features a fireplace and is just steps from the media room and movie theatre. Entertain guests in the game room, basketball court, or indoor pool, or work up a sweat in the fitness center, sauna and steam rooms. Furthermore, if you’re looking for something you can’t find inside the building, Aqua offers direct access to the Pedway system.

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Columbus Plaza

Located along the Chicago River in one of the city’s most lively areas, Columbus Plaza is a comfortable and convenient place to call home.

The year round sun room’s retractable sky light makes it conducive to rain-or-shine relaxation.

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Warm weather entertainment is a breeze at the outdoor bar-be-cue grilling stations and resident rooftop area.

Get fit and stay fit during the holiday season without leaving home at the 48th floor fitness center, where you can admire the Chicago skyline. Find just about anything your heart desires just steps from the Columbus Plaza Pedway entrance.


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Downtown Chicago Apartments Where its a Vacation Everyday

We love the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago, but sometimes its nice to take a moment to unwind. These luxury apartments are the pinnacle of relaxation and highrise living.


Coast apartments in Lakeshore East offer a relaxing beach vacation vibe with a convenient downtown Chicago location, just steps from Grant and Millennium Parks. The apartments’ continuous and inset balconies offer views of Lake Michigan. Furthermore, other exterior walls are composed of glass and aluminum to add to the light, modern feeling. Coast was designed to create a beachside resort atmosphere. Residents have a choice between “Cool” and “Calm” finish packages.

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The sophisticated amenities were designed with comfort in mind. They include a fitness center with Cybex cardio and weight equipment, a technology center with both PC and MAC stations, and indoor spa lounge and hot tub with sliding doors to the outdoor terrace, a Skygarden lounge with a catering kitchen, a heated outdoor lap pool, and sauna and steam rooms.

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Additionally, Coast offers fire pits, stainless steel barbeque grills, a garden, outdoor day beds with views of downtown Chicago, a private dog run and wash stations, an electric car charging station, and a business center.

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73 East Lake

The resident amenities at 73 East Lake are nothing short of resort quality. The 42nd floor lounge offers private dining, the Sky Lounge with flat screen televisions and the terrace. The terrace features a fire pit, cabanas to lounge in, and views of downtown Chicago.

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Explore the ninth floor amenities, which include a Cook’s Kitchen, an indoor pool and whirlpool, and a sauna with steam room.

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In addition to an extensive equipment selection, the state-of-the-art Fitness Gym offers customizable on-demand workout classes by Wellbeats Fitness.73 East Lake also features tech niches in each apartment. Additionally, the private conference rooms and business center are conducive to working from home and focusing at any time of day.

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When you’re done working, step over to the private screening room, a movie theatre complete with lounge chairs that’s perfect for entertaining your guests.

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Dog Friendly Neighborhoods: 3 Must See Dog Parks

Walkability is just one reason to fall in love with Downtown Chicago. But what fun is a walk without your best friend? Check out these downtown dog parks in some of Chicago’s most dog friendly neighborhoods!

Lakeshore East Park

Lakeshore East Park’s southern most area is fenced in for dogs to roam free, off the leash. The area is complete with a dog drinking fountain and artificial turf grass for easy clean-up. Additionally, Lakeshore East Park offers free Wi-Fi. The park is full of serene paths and trails and steps from the lakefront. The neighborhood is home to Millennium Park and many excellent restaurants. So there is always plenty to do after visiting the park with your dog!

450 E. Benton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-7648

Skinner Bark Park

The West Loop park features a combination of artificial turf, gravel, and cement to give the park textural dimension. Moreover, unique features include umbrella-shaded seating and a three-tiered drinking fountain, which offers access to dogs of all sizes.

17 S. Loomis St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 746-5560

Grant Park (Dog Friendly Area)

This park is perfect for active dogs who love to run around! The park has a sprawling off-leash area and a dog water fountain. Grant Park is only steps from many of Chicago’s attractions, steps from Soldier Field, beaches, Buckingham Fountain, and Michigan Avenue. Stop by the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, or the Museum of Science and Industry.

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951 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3918

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Great Restaurants in Downtown Chicago: Lakeshore East Edition

Check out these great Lakeshore East spots!

Lakeshore East Apartments are just steps from world-class cuisine, top-ranked chefs, and beautiful spaces!

Lakeshore East offers tons of amazing options when it comes to great food and a luxurious dining experience. Here are the best restaurants to check out when you’re in the Lakeshore East neighborhood.

#1 III Forks

Only the finest Prime steak makes the cut at this mouthwatering steak house. Paired with ocean-fresh seafood like Wild Yellow Tail Hamachi and Seared Scallops, you’re in for a feast! Additionally, there’s an awesome rooftop patio for those who’d love to enjoy great food and great views of Chicago.

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#2 Filini

Another gem of Lakeshore East is located in the luxe Aqua building. Filini is an upscale Italian restaurant and bar featuring renowned chef, Rick Starr. Braised Veal Cheeks, Tortellini, Avocado Fries, Coconut Chocolate Mousse — these are just a few of the delicious items that await you at Filini.

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Courtesy of Filini Restaurant and Bar


#3 MingHin Cuisine

Featured on WTTW’s “Check, Please!” Series, MingHin Cuisine is famous for its authentic Cantonese dishes. This stylish, contemporary restaurant has all of the dumplings, egg rolls, and stir-fry dishes that you can imagine!

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Courtesy of MingHin Cuisine

#4 Mezcalina

This upscale Mexican restaurant is known for its authentic flavors and mosaic of ingredients. With dishes like Chile-Marinated Pork, Lamb in Adobo Sauce, and Carnitas Tacos on the menu, there are tons of mouthwatering options to choose from. Furthermore, to top it all off, savor the Tres Leches dessert — a special vanilla cake infused with three delicious milks.

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The possibilities are endless! Ready to live in the Lakeshore East neighborhood? Then call us or stop by our office at 180 N. Wacker to get started. We’d be happy to keep you in the loop!

Lakeshore East Neighborhood: Then and Now

Welcome to Lakeshore East edition of Chicago Then and Now. Lakeshore East is one of the most exciting and innovative communities that Chicago has to offer! Lakeshore East is the new kid on the block that’s paving the way for the future of luxury living in downtown Chicago. Located in Chicago’s New East Side (just east of The Loop), Lakeshore East successfully blends buildings of the past like The Buckingham with groundbreaking luxury apartments of the future like Aqua.


Originally, the Lakeshore East area was used for the Illinois Central Railroad yards. Pete Dye developed it into Metro Golf, a 9-hole golf course, in 1994. During this time before the 21st century the newest developments were The Buckingham, The Parkshore, Three Illinois Center, North Harbor Tower and The Shoreham.


Gorgeous, contemporary, “a Walker’s Paradise” — these are just a few words that describe Lakeshore East. The community is truly in the lap of luxury. Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, the Theatre District, the Magnificent Mile — the possibilities are endless. It even has a beautiful 6-acre park that is the first and only free wireless park in downtown Chicago!

This neighborhood is one of Chicago’s lesser-known treasures. It boasts stunning views of the skyline, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. In fact, it’s located in the northeastern part of the Loop, where the lake meets the river. It’s also near the city’s central business district as well as shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue are nearby, too.

The area is ideal for many types of residents, especially dog owners. In fact, Lakeshore East is a dog-friendly neighborhood that features an off-leash dog park on the south edge of the Lakeshore East Park. The park even contains a water feature and a double-gated enclosure. Additionally, the neighborhood is public-transit friendly: A convenient way to get around is via the Pedway, a tunnel system with access points all over the downtown area. You can also travel via the green, red and blue CTA lines.

The Lakeshore East neighborhood is at the cutting edge for real estate and architecture. Furthermore, it houses 340 on the Park, which is the Midwest’s first Silver LEED certified building. The Aqua building is the 1st skyscraper in Chicago to combine luxury rentals, a hotel and retail all into one 87-story building! You’ll also find luxury apartments at Cascade, North Harbor Tower, Coast and The Tides at Lakeshore East. However, this is just the beginning. With many new Lakeshore East buildings coming on the horizon, this community’s development is definitely one that you do not want to miss!

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