We deliver innovative, authentic, and exciting Beverage & Food experiences with local relevance. We create highly social environments that connect people. Our onsite restaurant, CURRENT, features a fresh, modern take on seasonal European cuisine. The Living Room Bar, is where music, fuel and impulse meet. Our guests mix and mingle while sipping on a signature cocktails all while our DJ sets the beat.

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Update Fuel your Gold Coast adventure at our restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, CURRENT at W Chicago - Lakeshore features a fresh, modern take on seasonal American cuisine showcasing simple & soulful ingredient driven dishes.

6:00 AM-11:00 AM
7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Living Room Bar

Living Room Bar


The undisputed social hub of our hotel, the Living Room, is a place to mingle and play after a day spent exploring Chicago or relaxing along the lake. Listen to DJs spin tunes as you enjoy a signature cocktail, check email and survey the scene.

4:00 PM-11:00 PM
4:00 PM-1:00 AM

We Dare to Be Different

Experience and quality over consistency. Surprise and excitement over tradition. W Talent delivers expert service that is informed and unmistakable.

Executive Chef Elizabeth Medina

As a Chicago native, Elizabeth has embraced everything the city has to offer. Working her way up in hotel kitchens, she has studied under multiple chefs obtaining a diverse knowledge of different cuisines and techniques. Her drive and love of food stems from her mother who always found a way for them to travel and experience different cultures. With colorful plates and bold flavors, Chef Liz puts her mark on traditional American cuisine bringing inspiration from the beautiful Lakefront at CURRENT Chicago.

Executive Chef Liz Medina

Calendar of Events

Experience the vibrant heartbeat of Chicago and immerse yourself in the city's iconic skyline, indulge in world-class dining, and discover unforgettable cultural experiences.


Private Dining

Keep it fun and live it up or get some work done. Either way, we're going to defy your expectations.

The Living Room Private Seating

Signature Cocktails

Of course we carry your favorite domestic beers but don't be afraid to ask for one of our Signature Cocktails.

The Living Room Bar
CURRENT Restaurant Patio
CURRENT Outdoor Dining
CURRENT Restaurant Patio
CURRENT Outdoor Dining


True to its name, CURRENT features a fresh, modern take on seasonal American cuisine showcasing simple & soulful ingredient driven dishes. Join us for creative cocktails, a glass of wine, or one of our many local beers. From May to September, step out into our Garden at CURRENT where to be wisked away to a coastal escape with a unique cocktail spritz menu and delicious share plates. With its bold flavors and stunning backdrop (Lake Michigan and Navy Pier are just steps away), it is no surprise that CURRENT is a go-to for both locals and travelers alike. From the patio you can enjoy the energy of Lake Shore Drive and Lake Michigan while indulging in seasonal bites and W Hotel’s cocktail culture.

Private Events

When you enter CURRENT’s lively and inviting space, you'll be captivated by the restaurant's design details, inspired by our prime location. With the use of cool tones and highly reflective polished chrome mixed with earthy stone and silver-washed wood, CURRENT invokes a modern and sophisticated vibe. Book your next special event for stunning views, delicious menus, and unparalleled service.



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