Meet The Laurel Room

The Laurel Room is the second restaurant from the team behind Pacific Standard Time, the award-winning, California-inspired restaurant that opened in Chicago’s River North neighborhood last year. Located eight floors up from Pacific Standard Time, The Laurel Room is a seasonal rooftop spot inspired by coastal California cuisine. The seafood-centric menu will offer up ceviches, tacos and oysters. For dessert, a handful of playful frozen treats, including rainbow sherbet and nostalgic ice cream cones. The beverage program will focus on house-made spritzes, grown-up slushies and agave-based cocktails (alongside, of course, a lengthy rosé menu).

The Laurel Room will be open for the season until mid-October, or as long as Chicago’s weather permits. In the meantime, it has a covered roof and will be open rain or shine.

About Underscore Hospitality

Underscore Hospitality was born from the idea that the hospitality industry can be a place of professional stability; a home for career-minded individuals. Our founding partners, Joshua Tilden and Erling Wu-Bower, firmly believe that the key to a restaurant’s success is the care and support offered between our managers, partners and team members

Both Pacific Standard Time and The Laurel Room were created in partnership with One Off Hospitality’s Paul Kahan, Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco and Terry Alexander. One Off and Underscore act as operational partners, with One Off serving as an incubator to both restaurants, providing access to vital infrastructure, expertise and mentorship, while allowing Underscore to develop and execute a collaborative, creative vision for the restaurant. The collaboration has brought extensive industry accolades including a 2019 James Beard Award for Pacific Standard Time in the Best Restaurant Design - 76 seats and over category.



640 N LaSalle Drive, 8th floor
Chicago, IL 60654

The entrance to The Laurel Room is at 640 N LaSalle Dr. Guests will enter through the lobby, where they will be guided to an elevator to the 8th floor.


Monday - Thursday: 3 pm - 10 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 11 pm
Saturday: 3 pm - 11 pm
Sunday: 3 pm - 10 pm


General inquiries:

Private & semi-private events