The time has come to say so long. We will be closing our doors at The Chicago Teachers' Lounge & Eatery. We appreciate & are grateful for the support we've received from so many of you. We're going to take some time for a much needed break, debrief & to brainstorm our next project. Stay tuned for future plans

We will be business as usual in the upcoming week.

Our last day of service will be Sunday, September 29th.

Please stop in & say hello & farewell.



Located in West Town, CTL is a unique neighborhood bistro where Chef Raul Ramos brings over 20 years of culinary experience.

Chef Raul Ramos brings over 20 years of culinary experience to this welcoming neighborhood bistro. His house menu offerings are simple & delicious.  The real magic lies in his seasonally inspired specials which change frequently & never disappoint. 

CTL is an American Bistro proudly serving fresh ingredients, locally sourced, natural meats & organically grown produce to bring you a truly enjoyable dining experience. The salsas, dressings, sauces, desserts & even the pickles are Chef created in house. Our full service bar offers a unique selection of wine & bubbly, specialty cocktails, locally crafted brews & spirits.

Don't let the name fool you, this space is not only for teachers. We originally created CTL as a tribute to the profession, & conceived of a place where educators would be welcomed, honored & celebrated for the hard work they do. When we also received a warm welcome from our neighbors in Humboldt Park, Ukranian Village, Wicker Park, Logan Square, West Loop & beyond, we knew we'd found our home here on Division St. So whether you're a teacher, a neighbor or a traveler looking for delicious food & great service, we look forward to seeing you at CTL to experience us for yourself. 





2525 West Division St

Chicago, IL 60622


ctl bar


2525 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622


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