Named after the Palmer House Founder, Potter Palmer, our downtown hideaway offers the perfect spot to settle into one of our leather sofas and enjoy one of Chicago’s best burgers.

Take a journey across the city through the menu. From the gooey cheese-curd melted madness of our prime beef burger, the hearty veggie black bean burger, to a smoky burger offering combining aged cheddar with bourbon bacon and bbq aioli – you’ll be in Chicago burger heaven.

Each burger is accompanied with a towering pile of golden fries, fresh cut and fried to perfection, with your choice of house-made sauce.


Opened Daily

Gather with friends to enjoy delicious burgers and seasonal cocktails in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Open for service (Thursday through Saturday):

Cocktails:  3 pm – 11 pm         Dining: 4 pm – 10 pm

The Magic Parlour

Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery unlike anything else in Chicago. The Magic Parlour is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate venue at The Palmer House Hilton.


Private Dining

Our Event Manager will work with you to select menus catering to the specific preferences of your group. Whether it be a wine tasting, workplace gathering, networking event, shower, wedding, or cocktail party we have the space for you. The bar’s semi-private space can accommodate any party size from an intimate gathering to 150 guests.  A fabulous cocktail party for up 75 guests would entail a buy-out of the entire space.

Contact Jay Abdulwahed, Senior Food & Beverage Manager, for information and availability. We look forward to hosting you at Potter’s.

Jay Abdulwahed, Senior Food & Beverage Manager
Telephone:  312-917-4937 | Jay.Abdulwahed@hilton.com


For private receptions and events, Potter’s Lounge can host up to 150 people in a private setting.


For small gatherings of up to 50 people, Potter’s VIP Lounge is the ideal space to entertain friends or colleagues for small bites & cocktails with a twist.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are available in $25, $50, $100, $200, & $500 denominations.

Purchase a Hilton gift card that can be used toward restaurant and guest room charges.

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, Lobby Level, 124 South Wabash Ave., 60603, Chicago, Illinois

Telephone: 312-917-4933

Located in the heart of Chicago’s legendary Loop, steps away from the Red Line (Monroe stop), Orange line, Brown line, Purple line, & Green line (Adams & Wabash stop) or Blue line (Monroe stop) on the El.

Three hour discounted parking is available at 55 East Monroe, Self Park garage for $10. Ask your server for validation.