The New East Side was developed to represent the pinnacle of contemporary downtown Chicago living.
If you're a Chicago native and you've never heard of Lakeshore East, you aren't alone. The neighborhood's also known as the New East Side, and is about 40 percent green, with an abundance of open space, including a 6-acre botanical recreational park. Lakeshore East is built around a 28-acre community of surrounding luxury apartment rentals, downtown condominiums, and townhomes. Because the area is tucked into an enclave adjacent to Michigan Avenue and west of Lakeshore Drive, apartments for rent in Lakeshore East offer unbeatable convenience.
Try III Forks for a classy, rooftop lounge steak dinner overlooking the downtown Skyline, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River.
Because of its convenient location, there is no need for a car or taxi in Lakeshore East Chicago. With 29 miles of lakefront paths, Chicago is considered one of the world’s most walkable cities. Walk, run, bike or picnic along Lake Michigan in one of the many beautiful lakeside parks or beaches off the path.
Recreation / Entertainment
Choose from apartments for rent in Lakeshore East to put yourself steps away from top entertainment and recreation options, including the Theatre District, Museum Campus, Michigan Avenue's “Magnificent Mile” shopping and endless lake and river front attractions. Lakeshore East is also in the heart of the world-class Millennium Park.
Lakeshore East is located in the heart of Millennium Park, which was originally intended to celebrate the millennium.
Bordering Lakeshore East, the Chicago River is a system of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 miles.
Lakeshore East Park
This 4-acre urban botanic garden features a playground, splash pad, dog park and lighted fountains.
102 restaurantsbars & coffee shops
From local pizzerias, European-style coffee shops and breakfast cafes to award-winning steakhouses and fine dining, residents of Lakeshore East can walk to many of the best Chicago restaurants in the loop. There is never a lack of delicious choices available, no matter what you’re craving.
This quick service spot crafts classic and original sandwiches made using organic ingredients and pretzel bread.
Enjoy all-day breakfast, lunch, family-style dinner and baked goods made from seasonal, local ingredients.
This European-style cafe offers breakfast items, sandwiches, and paninis in a high-end and bright space.
Take your pick of breakfast or lunch in a cozy atmosphere featuring local farm-fresh ingredients and freshly baked breads.
Tavern At The Park
Bi-level, contemporary pub featuring upscale American comfort food, cocktails, and an outdoor patio.
Venue serving upgraded takes on pub food & a long beer list in a TV-lined room with communal seats.
Relaxed yet sleek chain restaurant with an expansive menu including pub fare, steaks & pasta.
Yum Cha Dim Sum Parlor
Creative dim sum & tea cocktails are served at this contemporary Cantonese spot with a street view.
Seafood, steaks & classic American fare are served at this contemporary restaurant with rooftop bar.
Stetson’s Chop House
Upscale, imaginative New American dining amid elegant surrounds in the Palmer House Lobby.
Storied and sleek chain, serving high-end steakhouse fare, seafood, and diverse wines in clubby surrounds.
This splashy L-shaped space in the Fairmont Hotel serves mouth-watering sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine.
Nightlife / Bars
In addition to restaurants and bars that double as hot nighttime hangouts, Lakeshore East has plenty of trendy clubs and swanky lounges that attract both residents and tourists for an exciting evening out on the town. Expect clubs that are just as lavish as the neighborhood that surrounds it.
Tavern At The Park
This bi-level, contemporary pub features upscale American comfort food, cocktails, and an outdoor patio.
Visit this venue to find upgraded takes on pub food and a long beer list in a TV-lined room with communal seats.
This casual sports bar is located in the train station, serving pub-style food as well as a fine selection of wines and beers.
Seven Bar & Restaurant
This informal cafe/bar sits on the seventh floor of a condo building offering American eats and drinks, plus TVs and DJ nights.
Lakeshore East is steps from the city’s main shopping district, the Magnificent Mile, an eight-block stretch of Michigan Avenue with over 400 stores that range from major international brands to local favorites. Lakeshore East provides residents with a wide range of shopping options.