About Piazza - The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
Overlooking a lake and beautifully manicured grounds on the McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Piazza is a true gem located inside the Hyatt Lodge. Highly regarded in the area as a social event venue, the Hyatt Lodge showcases their service and culinary skills in an intimate restaurant setting with Piazza. Rennovated in 2004, Piazza is surrounded by both artwork cases showcasing some of McDonald's corporate art collection, as well as a wine display featuring some of the bottles from the restaurant's Italian wine list.
Featuring Mediterranean ingredients, the menu features interesting twists on mainly Southern Italian standards. Locally grown products enhance the flavors of the menu that changes with the season.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
**Note- Piazza lunch will remain closed through the month of January reopening Tuesday February 4th 2014**
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Full range of Catering options through the Hyatt Lodge's Catering Department.
The Hyatt Lodge offers complimentary parking in the hotel parking lot adjacent to the hotel, or Valet Parking at the hotel entrance.
Private Party Facilities:
Piazza has a 20 seat Private Dining Room adjacent to the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Ryan Cronholm: 6305816658x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Service excellent and so was food !! Ove ...
Service excellent and so was food !! Overall experience delightful.
I found this place to be tucked away for all the Oak Brook Mall traffic with valet parking, great wine list, and tremendous service.
The duck confit carbonara was out of this world. It was so smoky and creamy amazing, the lobster ravioli was disappointing at "good." I wish we had both ordered the carbonara...for dessert too (although the tiramisu was delicious).
Excellent service; great food!
Our waitress, Kristen, anticipated our every need, provided valuable menu suggestions and made our dine memorable and enjoyable.
Quiet Intimate Dining
We've been to Piazza three times and it is never crowded, always quiet and the service has been attentive. Our server, Zuza was a charming young lady who went out of her way to give us personal, unhurried service. The food was excellent, as has always been the case and we will be back soon.
We've been visiting this restaurant that's hidden away in McDonald's Corporation's Hyatt-run hotel, located in a wooded campus on a small lake--tranquil and beautiful. No one, and I mean no one knows about this place, as there is no signage to indicate that this place exists. The midcentury modern facility is warm and inviting with a comfy seating area; oh, and yeah, the food is excellent with a solid bar. Service is really a strong point--very elegant and attentive. Love coming here, especially since we're only one of three tables that had guests! It's like having your own private restaurant. If you like the boisterous, hyperactive--ahem--ambiance that nearly all restaurants force upon patrons today, you won't enjoy this special place.
Very fine food
My wife and I went here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The food was just wonderful.
THINGS HAVE CHANGED.
IT HAS BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE WE LAST DINED AT PIAZZA. UNFORTUNATELY, WE FOUD THE QUALITY OF FOOD AS WELL AS THE PORTIONS TO HAVE DIMINISHED SINCE OUR LAST VISIT. TH CHICKEN VESUVIO LOOKED MORE LIKE A CORNISH HEN, THRE DUCK BREAST VERY SMALL AND NOT TENDER. OUR WAITER WAS WELL INFORMED AND HAD AN OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY. HOWEVER, NOT A VENUE WE ARE LIKELY TO CHOOSE AGAIN.
Great option if you're at the hotel
The Mrs. and I were staying at the Lodge for a one night stay-cation and gave the restaurant a try instead of going out. The food was good with the exception of dessert, service was decent but a little under staffed at points. If you're staying at hotel it's a great option since you can just walk back to your room. Nice ambiance and the potential for some great views (everything was snowed in when we were there.)
It has been a long time since
It has been a long time since we have gone to Piazza. The food was excellant. We could not give the same recommendation for the service. Our waitress may have been somewhat new and seemed to be much more busy than the other servers. The restaurant was busy but not overwhelmed. She was pleasant but just seemed like she was always behind. Again the food was great and we will return.
It's risky, sometimes, to eat at a hotel restaurant--seldom does the food exceed expectations. Piazza is far better than many. The food and service are very good. We had a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day, and the food was very good, with modest, but satisfactory portion sizes. Each course was presented beautifully and prepared well (the fish was just a touch dry--our only criticism). Wine prices were reasonable, too. There's a lounge/bar adjacent to the restaurant area, and there was a group that was loudly enjoying the Olympics, but even that wasn't enough to disturb us during our meal. Service was prompt and attentive, but not obsequious or intrusive.
Went here with a small group for Valentine's dinner and the prix fixe meal was outstanding. From the table bread to the berries/fruit encased in a HUGE chocolate "paper bag"... superb! Worthy of the fine dining experience found in the Chicago downtown restaurants. Service could be better, a little slow, but I guess it was an unusually busy night for them. The management was exceptional in their service when we had a little trouble with the parking situation. Warning: the Piazza is not an enclosed area. The raucous merriment normally associated with a bar, which is separated from the Piazza only by columns, can be readily heard in the Piazza. We didn't mind, but it did take away some of the romantic ambience on a Valentine's evening.
Quiet intimate dinner
Easy in-out access, to quiet tucked away gem. Food & service excellent. Had Valentine's Day menu, very good and dessert was off the charts!! Going back soon to try regular menu. Adjoining Hearth Bar has vibrant feel, but also quiet spots around huge fire place.
I understand it was Valentine's
I understand it was Valentine's Day, yet this had a pre-fixed menu and it was not overly crowded. The food was cooked ahead of time and I think we were served and done with dinner in 45 minutes. The fish was supposed to be served with brussel sprout(s). Well, if there was 1/16 of one sprout, I'd be surprised. The dessert was a chocolate box with cream and fruit and it was nasty. I think they filled it the day before and it was not fresh and pretty.
We went to Piazza kind of on a whim, and loved it. We ordered the white pizza as an appetizer, and thought quite highly of it. Beef ravioli and fettuccini alfredo for dinners, both of which were excellent. The fettuccini is up there with one of the best I've had. The chicken that accompanied it was top notch, a perfect balance of texture and taste. The only bummer was that we went in the cold, snowy winter, and weren't able to enjoy the views of the beautiful campus. Chances are quite high that we will head back when the weather turns to sit outside and enjoy this wonderful place again. Our waitress was fantastic, although her name escapes me (started with a Z). She was quite helpful on suggestions and was enjoyable to work with.
Great dinner...hidden gem.
We met friends there that we had no seen in some time. When we arrived, we had made reservations, but there was no one at the restaurant. At the height of the night, there might have been 3 tables filled. Too bad! The food was very good, the ambiance is very nice and the service was incredible. Not that having a quiet restaurant is necessarily a bad thing, we were just surprised there was no one there. It was ideal for us since we were able to talk as long as we wanted with no pressure to move on. Lovely place! Definitely a romantic spot! It appears the view is really nice, but, it was dark when we got there. Pumpkin Gnocchi - excellent, fish lasagna - very good!
Very nice dining experience
I've been here several times and am never disappointed. Interesting menu, great food, and the waitstaff is very attentive and helpful with suggestions. A wall of windows lookout onto a small lake and beautiful greenery. Always proves to be a very relaxing and satisfying evening.
this was one of the best pre
this was one of the best pre race pasta party ever...food was absolutely delicious..perfect portions...I loved demi portions to give opportunity to try other pastas and not over eat...also great service...will definitely return if ever another pasta party & also to try menu items.
The waiter was awesome and
The waiter was awesome and the food was delicious!!!
The sea bass special was cooked
The sea bass special was cooked to perfection as was the shrimp risotto that went with it. The only complaint was the red sauce was a bit overpowering. Our waiter was charming, as usual.
service was slowwww. server apologized that there was a big party
I have attended conferences at the campus on a number of occasions, and had always intended to one day, try the restaurant. On the day of our 21st anniversary, we were treated to one of the best dining experiences, ever. i ordered the special, baked salmon, and it was terrific. We received extraordinary service, but the caveat here, is that, in spite of our Friday visit, this masterpiece of extraordinary lakeside architecture, was nearly empty. It is on McDonald's Ham. U. campus, which is, to some people, off the beaten path, not on some well traveled boulevard.
A McNugget of Gold
This is a true "hidden treasure" in the Oak Brook area where this no lack of fine dining and ambiance. I have been here for "date night" with my wife, used the private room/cellar for corporate events and it has always exceeded my expectations.
food not up to par
I used the living social or amazon food deal and the food was below mediocre at best. I would not recommend this deal as a food value. The service was good and the ambiance was fair.
Relaxing and tasty dining
Off the beaten path find on the McDonald's hamburger U. campus in Chicago's Western Suburbs. Well appointed white table cloth room. The antipasti plate was more than ample for two or three. House cabernet was to my taste. My wife had a stuffed chicken breast with artichoke and orzo. I had the meant lasagna. Both were well prepared. Wonderful quiet meal in the dining room overlooking the lake. We will bring family back for a special occasion.
I would highly recommend.
I would highly recommend. The food and service were great
I had purchased a living social
I had purchased a living social coupon and they had a special menu-I could have done better going several blocks away to Maggianos for better
The staff was outstanding.
The staff was outstanding. I had made a special request in the reservation and they went above and beyond. We will definitely be back.
So much potential...
2 star food and service amidst a 5 star atmosphere. Fantastic space in an architecturally significant structure. The views looked great from our table.... when we turned our heads around and away from the hectic kitchen scene. The table we got was awfully positioned and the manager apologized for seating us here. The food was ok, at best. My wife and I joked that the bread they served must have been brought over from Hamburger University. Shockingly poor quality. From a food and service perspective, about what you'd expect if you walked into any Hyatt hotel restaurant. Screaming for un upgrade in quality. We likely will not go back until there is a significant change.
Needs a new chef and wait staff....
They put us next to the kitchen, which made for an incredibly distracting experience. Food was average, at best. The bread served tasted like McDonald's hamburger buns. The wine we picked was excellent and the saving grace of the evening. This place has so much potential as the space architecturally is terrific and the views are very romantic. If only the food and service matched....
Loved this place
We went on a living social deal and were delighted with the food, the service and the atmosphere. Great place to take my 86 year old parents because it was quiet, calm and elegant - like the country club they used to enjoy. Able to talk easily without noise. We lingered 2 hours over our meal. The staff was friendly and accomodating, took our coats when we walked in, checked on us regularly to make sure we were happy and brought a birthday dessert.
Took me 3 1/2 hours to get
Took me 3 1/2 hours to get thru dinner. Felt like I was was not as important because I was alone. Couples & larger parties were in & out before I left.
Good, but check your receipt
Used a coupon for our dinner - 1 app, 2 glasses of wine and 2 entrees. Great deal and food was good. We each ordered an extra glass of wine. When our receipt came, the glasses were priced at $10.50 each. Decided to go into the bar area for another glass of wine. Noticed the same glasses of wine were $7.50 each! Spoke to someone I think was a manager - she said something about a mistake being made on our receipt; so she gave us our two glasses of wine at no charge. But how many people are getting charged incorrectly for their extra glasses of wine by not knowing the price?
very happy with dinner and
very happy with dinner and sever was great---leaving trying to get past convention people was not fun standing in the way of doors
Enjoyed appetizer, wine, and
Enjoyed appetizer, wine, and two dinner promotion. Food was excellent--veal and seafood pasta. Service very attentive. Not crowded--more people should go there. Only downside was $8 valet parking fee--no signs visible. Long walk from free parking lot.
This is a very romantic atmosphere
This is a very romantic atmosphere overlooking the ponds at the McDonald's campus. The food is great and the waitstaff is very attentive. The beautiful background music, the glass artwork in glass cases surrounding the restaurant, and the window walls overlooking the ponds create an idyllic mood. There is also a beautiful fireplace in the adjoining bar.
Very nice place with views
Very nice place with views right over the man-made lake by McDonald's. Our server was very attentive and we have been checked on every now and then. Food was excellent and I have no complaint at all.
Perfect for a Romantic Evening
My husband and I had a memorable Valentine's Dinner at the Piazza. After a long day, the warm welcome by Zuza, our hostess, helped us to relax, and she gave us the window table I requested in our reservation. Our food was delicious, our server was attentive and helpful, and he even recommended a wine, Saracco, that I now consider a new favorite. We enjoyed every aspect of our experience, and we plan to return again soon. Thank you, Piazza Staff and Chef, for a wonderful evening!
The food was very good considering
The food was very good considering we had to choose from an abbreviated menu specially made for Living Social customers. The hotel and restaurant are lovely and warm feeling.
I love the relaxed feel of
I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
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