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Private Parties

At Lettuce Entertain You, the health and safety of our guests and employees have always been at the core of everything we do. Since our beginning in 1971, Rich Melman understood the importance of a safe and welcoming environment and the role, it plays in the success of a restaurant.

As Joe’s begins the process to reopen slowly and safely for limited dine-in services, we are taking precautions to ensure you remain confident in dining with us and feel safe in how we operate our restaurant. The health and safety of our guests and employees always comes first. We have always been here, ready to provide our guests with a dining experience they can trust, and our employees with a workplace they can be proud of. We are ready to welcome our guests with the same level of service, food quality, and atmosphere that they have always enjoyed.

Dine-in services will be at 25% capacity. Masks are worn by all employees at all times, and we will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing. 

As we put into place our new health and safety guidelines, we realize that we are living in a time of great change. Our ability to accept change will move us forward. We will continue to make changes as necessary or appropriate to our procedures and protocols.

As we look ahead, we are excited about moving forward, together.

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Located in downtown Chicago, Joe’s provides the ideal setting for intimate gatherings or large parties with accommodations for up to 180 guests. Private dining menus feature fresh seafood and prime steaks with our signature sides and freshly baked pies. Tuxedo-clad restaurant style service allows guests to select their entree at the time of the event. Our dedicated event planners will ensure your event is both exceptional and effortless.


Contact our Special Events Managers Matt Albinak and James Grino at 312-494-0600 or, or submit the below form to inquire about hosting your private event at Joe’s.

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AV Equipment | Flat Screen TV | Laptop Connections | High-speed Wireless Internet | Wireless Microphone

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Meet Our Team

Matt Albinak

Joe's has been Matt's home since the day the restaurant opened in 2000. Originally a server in the main dining room, he transitioned to private events where he worked as a banquet captain for years. His many years of experience helping guests with their needs on the night of their special event, has given him invaluable insight into what it takes to plan a special event. From social gatherings to corporate functions, Matt values every opportunity to show off the skills, execution and passion that Joe's Private Events team brings to the table. Having grown up in Chicago, Matt has spent many summers at the lakefront and many winters exploring the city's exciting culinary landscape. When not at the restaurant, he happily divides his time between his family, his friends, and his loyal dog Gus.

James Grino

James has been a part of the Lettuce Entertain You family since 2007, beginning as a server and banquet captain at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Las Vegas. A highlight of his time working in Vegas was helping guests have the meal of a lifetime, and creating unique experience they could look back on for years to come. Growing up in Kentucky, where hospitality and personability are paramount, James found that his attention to detail and close connections with customers helped fuel his love of service. Now, as the Special Events & Private Dining Manager for Joe’s Chicago, James looks forward to enfusing your private party or event with the best of what you’ve come to know and love about Joe’s. Whether you’re hosting an important client or celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary, James and his seasoned service team are dedicated to crafting a dining experience to meet all of your individual needs and exceed your expectations. The heart of Joe’s is celebrating a timeless family tradition. James truly looks forward to helping you create a tradition of your own.