1 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602Neighborhood:
Downtown / Loop
AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.atwoodrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 3123681900x
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:00am-10:30am
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner Nightly 5:00pm - 9:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Derek Simcik
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: We have an intimate private dining room which overlooks the Atwood. Perfect for a sit down dinner for 10 to 30 or a cocktail reception for 75. Please contact Sheena at email@example.com
- Entertainment: We have the winner of our monthly Open Table Diner Feedback contest!
The winner recieves a dinner for two with a speceial five course menu prepared by our one and only Chef Derek Simcik.
- Special Events: Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312 368 1900
- Cross Street: State and Washington Streets
- Public Transit: Red Line - Lake
Blue line - Washington
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: Valet with the Hotel Burnham on Washington Street. Three hours or less with restaurant validation is $19.50. Seeing a performance as well? Show your theater ticket stub and parking is $23.00 for 6 hours or less if you also dine in the restaurant.
A word from Atwood
Atwood is an intimate, romantic, must dine Chicago classic restaurant adjacent to the world famous Burnham Hotel. (An Al Capone hangout) This is one of Chicago's most historical buildings located in the heart of Chicago's Central Business District. Only blocks away from Architectural river boat tours and directly along the State Street retail shopping circuit and the many Art’s of the theater district. Enjoy fresh, locally farmed ingredients while dining in our vibrant, must see, dining room. Chef Derek Simcik and our attentive staff offer excellent service, “contemporary” American comfort food in a memorable setting. Atwood is a Chicago staple, casual restaurant in the heart of the Loop, featuring a creative twist on what, in one time, was referred to as American comfort food.Continued
Come and ENJOY an inexpensive lunch, business breakfast, great brunch or fabulous intimate "one of a kind" dinner. Very close to tourist attractions too. See you there!
Come and ENJOY an inexpensive lunch, business breakfast, great brunch or fabulous intimate "one of a kind" dinner. Very close to tourist attractions too. See you there!
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Atwood reviews from OpenTable diners
237 reviews since July 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (106)special occasion (85)great for lunch (72)romantic (67)neighborhood gem (65)great for brunch (64)notable wine list (31)great for outdoor dining (24)good for groups (20)scenic view (18)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
- Atwood always a good choiceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/28/2014New chef since I last dined here. Loved it, but always do!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely AfternoonJEM1Dined on 10/27/2014Great spot to meet friends in the Loop. The food is excellent...I had the fish and chips which were light and crispy. My friends both had the chicken salad sandwich and they raved about it. Our waiter was amusing and accommodating. A terrific place to meet and eat without being hurried unless you need to be.Special Features:
- Great service and great foodOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/26/2014I'm from out of town and I've eaten here on my three recent visits to Chicago The food is absolutely wonderful, but what makes the restaurant really special is the high quality of the service. Our server, Vic, was knowledgeable and cordial without overdoing it. He gave us great recommendations for food and wine, but only when we asked. He did not push anything. He was attentive without being intrusive and every one of his recommendations that we followed turned out to be delightful. The food is creative and down to earth both, beautiful in presentation and even more beautiful in taste. Every visit we've made has been a joy and the next time I'm in Chicago, I'll make it a point to go there again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect for our reuniondgGoes211Dined on 10/26/2014We hadn't seen our friend from Ohio for several years. We needed a place for brunch that was convenient for her to get to the Goodman for a matinee. Atwood is always high on my list for such occasions. We were treated so well by the staff! And the food, as always, was perfect. The returnees in our party were glad to come back, and the newbies were duly impressed. Good food, unusual presentations, great coffee, and tasty Bloody Marys: all at a fair price. I can hardly wait to return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- busyladyDined on 10/25/2014The staff were friendly and very accommodating. We had a very enjoyable lunch. Food great. Definitely will be back. BusyladySpecial Features:
- Charming Food and ArchitectureKathleenMDined on 10/24/2014I've eaten lunch here with friends and family on a few occasions and it never disappoints. The lunch menu is not extensive, but everything is prepared beautifully. The presentation is lovely and the food yummy. One out of town friend who I ate lunch with enjoyed it so much he took his wife there for dinner that same night! I'll be back.Special Features:
- Good experience for my guestsShermanDined on 10/23/2014Among us three, we had five appetizers and one entree. All were very good. As was the Malbec. Noise level barely tolerable, but, with advance reservations, we had a choice corner table.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tourist Friendly Lunch SpotCopernicusDined on 10/23/2014We were host to friends from Conn. and needed a lunch spot before going on the Architectural Boat Tour. My wife enjoys the Atwood when she shops downtown. Our food was served quickly and it was tasty. Our server learned of our plans for the boat tour and proceed to tell us about the history of the Burnham Hotel being Chicago First Tall Building. He even helped us with the correct bus stop for the short ride to the Tribune Tour and the boat tour.Special Features:
- food good, came way too fastyumsterDined on 10/22/2014We enjoyed our food, but when the entre came half way through our starters, we were less than pleased. The entres sat while we finished, and while the server offered to remove them, I was too worried about my medium rare steak to agree, not knowing what would come back. The server was somewhat indifferent, but the manager came over and noted our concern He later gave us free dessert. Overall a nice evening, but nothing memorable.Special Features:
- Fine dining that's fastMcJenDined on 10/21/2014Had a great meal right at prime time. The waitstaff and the manager helped make sure we got to Will Call in time for our show. Friendly, polite, and attentive all around. Recommend it to anyone looking for a place by the Chicago Theater.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great food, nice atmospherekarynDined on 10/19/2014definitely would return. very convenient for hotel guests and State Street shoppers!Special Features:
- Excellent Hotel RestaurantLWRFoodieVIPDined on 10/18/2014If you love small intimate settings that small boutique hotels offer, you will love this Kimpton Hotel's restaurant, Atwood. We had a group of 24 so we overwhelmed the service staff and the kitchen, but the food was delicious and worth the wait.Special Features:
- New chefmeamoVIPDined on 10/18/2014New chef-pared down menu-great choices, well executed Would prefer some warm bread however. Overall, looking good
- Always a lovely spot for diningYUMMIKADODined on 10/18/2014Had a wonderful Saturday brunch, nice atmosphere, good food and bloody marys and attentive but not to attentive service. Bravo Atwood!Special Features:
- Great scene...Par FoodFoodophile85Dined on 10/17/2014Went here for my birthday. Started off with their coffee cocktail which was a great fall/winter drink. Was seated promptly and had a really attentive server. The only drawback was the food was painfully average. Not bad, but nothing memorable. Wish they had something really pop on the menu.Special Features:
- Excellent chickenTRmicroDined on 10/17/2014Interesting cut of chicken left one very small leg bone on large breast. Perfectly cooked.Special Features:
- Hotel restaurant40Couplew8yroldtwinsVIPDined on 10/17/2014Have been here several times for pre-theater on Sundays, about 4-5 years ago. Went Friday night before a 7:30 show. Thought was always solid before, convenient to theater. Appetizers were good, nothing special- Mussels, Meatballs and Tomato/Watermelon Salad. Good nibbles if in for a glass of wine. Entrees were disappointing. Rabbit was dry, confit was ice cold just out of the refrigerator. Eggplant Gratin was preassembled, reheated in small cast iron pan. Light on the cheese and the eggplant very oily. Overall, not what I remember food wise. Love the ambiance but will not be back. Turned very much into a restaurant in a hotel. Before always thought of it as a stand-alone place.
- disappointedDined on 10/17/2014We were very disappointed with the menu. Not a good selection, and very little fish, although we did order the salmon (just grilled ) which was very good, except my carrots were raw rather than cooked. My guest hadn't been to the restaurant before and it has been a while since I was there. As a theater restaurant I would have thought the Menu would have been a bit more extensive and exciting. We walked away a bit hungry!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/15/2014This is a wonderful restaurant in an historic building. The service is impeccable impeccable and always an interesting menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, but not overwhelmingMarleenDined on 10/14/2014Good food and we were definitely not hungry when leaving. Presentation of the food could have been better. very friendly waitress who took the time to explain the menu and recommend some wines. Would I go back? Don't think so. It was definitely not bad, and we were far from disappointed, but Chicago has more to offer.Special Features:
- Atwood -- perfect pre-show dinnerRalphDined on 10/14/2014We had tickets to a concert at the Chicago Theater and dined at Atwood before the show. From start to finish, we had a wonderful experience. Highlights -- pork belly appetizer, one of the best salmon entrees I've ever tasted and the salted caramel cheesecake. Service was great. We didn't need to worry about the timing -- our waiter asked us what time we wanted to be done and he watched the clock for us! Delightful eveningSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Feel like a grown-up!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/11/2014This is a place to go to feel like an adult! Great food in a lovely historic building. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt. We weren't hurried even tho we had to make it to the theater. Nice selection of breakfast & lunch items on the same menu--brunch! My friend and I enjoyed our meal very much.Special Features:
- Deliously historicOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/10/2014Planned a get away for a quite anniversary. watched "check please" and saw the Atwood reviewed. Loved the historic building. We had a wonderful meal, beautiful setting, great service. Menu is not vast, but tasty and well thought out.Special Features:
- Good, but not fantasticrabbitkindDined on 10/8/2014I value high end restaurants, but was a little disappointed with the Atwood. It was quite good, but I think the entrees were priced about $10 too high for the amount and quality served. An appetizer, entree, and dessert should leave you full to the brim, not merely "not hungry". The quality was fine, but not what I was hoping for. Apparently, there is a new chef since the rave reviews I was given by friends. Would go back, but only if prices drop significantly. Lovely atmosphere, and a full bar helped. Service was excellent, and dishes appropriately timed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good & ReliableMadreCadreDined on 10/8/2014Their menu remains the same, with the exception of some seasonal additions, throughout the year. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Their food is consistently well-prepared and delicious. At our most recent visit, we had the peach cobbler with basil-infused ice cream. It was very good - and so interesting that peaches and basil are such a nice pairing of tastes! Atwood is a good and reliable café with attentive staff and a pleasant ambience.
- Lovely lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/3/2014We had a great lunch at Atwood. Despite being busy, our server was attentive and courteous! He offered suggestions on the menu and recommendations and the food was fantastic. I had the fall harvest salad and it was delicious!
- Delicious food and friendly serviceMorMorDined on 9/28/2014The visit was greatly enjoyed by myself and my friends. Good Food and great service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- LovelyMrsDVIPDined on 9/27/2014Came here for brunch with my husband and daughter and we had a lovely time. Beautiful decor, great service and fabulous food - excellent experience.
- wonderful eveningKBCCDined on 9/26/2014The dining experience was wonderful, from the food the service ( beth) and the dinner was fantastic. The room itself is gorgeousSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AverageOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/23/2014Very Average if there such a thing, limited menu offering.Special Features:
- delightful!bonbon24VIPDined on 9/21/2014I brought a group of 5 friends from out of town for Sunday brunch, and it was wonderful! Each and every one of the ladies loved what they had, and were very impressed by the space itself. Our server was charming, and handled all of the special requests perfectly. I love bringing people to the Atwood because it presents such a wonderful example of Chicago's architecture, its history, and how special one can be treated in the greatest city in the world.Special Features:
- Disappointing!UESFredVIPDined on 9/19/2014As visitors to Chicago we booked this restaurant based on Open Table ratings and the notations that this was a romantic spot. We simply didn't see the attraction. Located in a hotel lobby, with little privacy, poor service, and only average food, this was not what we expected. On a special night it was very much a let-down.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/17/2014I have stayed at the Burnham and eaten at the Atwood several times and it just gets better with time. There are two things which bother me: (1) The coffee needs a little help, talk to the Signature Room as their coffee is the best that I have ever had, (2) I love restaurants with white linen table clothes, why do you cover them up with paper? I hope it is not to cut back in order to enhance your bottom line? Sitting the coffee and the paper aside, I will continue to support your endeavors, you folks are the best! Luman M. BaileySpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Art DecoPalatineprimcessDined on 9/17/2014Always Chicago friendly. Beautiful deco and waiting lounge. Sophisticated menu. Any excuse I can find to eat at the Atwood, I am there.Special Features:
- Great place, rejuvenatedBMcCDined on 9/13/2014Had many a great meal here under previous chef, including some big groups. Food still yummy under new one. Maybe a bit lighter.Special Features:
- Great pre-theater spotChicagoNewgirlVIPDined on 9/11/2014Cozy place for a bite before the theater! I love the seasonal menu items and the service is always great.Special Features:
- Atwood Cafe is a favoriteAtwoodDined on 9/9/2014The Atwood Cafe is superb--excellent cuisine, convenient Loop location, quiet and relaxing. The decor, ambiance, and menu promote great conversation.Special Features:
- Fabulous food but odd experienceChefCJDined on 9/6/2014This was our second visit to the Atwood Cafe, the first with their new chef. The food was perfect: a delightful watermelon/tomato salad, shrimp fettuccine, and espresso-rubbed rib eye. The odd part--at 8 on a Saturday, the place was empty (last time it was packed). The kitchen was closing early to handle routine maintenance. Strange timing. Our server must not have had enough to do, because she wanted to chat each time she passed the table. Then she started interrupting us mid-sentence. I finally asked her to leave us alone to talk. The manager immediately brought our check, although we were still eating, and tried to take our plates, as did as did the bus staff, repeatedly. Food was great, but service was a bit bizarre.Special Features:
- Atwood Cafe for dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 8/31/2014I've been going here for years and was eager to take my out-of-town friends there. It was very good, as usual, except for the service. Our waiters changed mid-meal, with the explanation that our first waiter had to leave. He, however, remained there waiting on the table next to ours the entire evening. It was odd. Also, it felt as if they were eager for us to leave . . . that was subtle, but the feeling was there, nevertheless.Special Features:
- Good but don't be in a hurryHugoDined on 8/31/2014Brunch options are pretty varied and quite tasty but you should not be in a hurry. Although the restaurant wasn't very crowded, it took quite a while to get answers from the waitress. If you're not in a hurry, quite nice since it leaves you plenty of time to chat with friends.Special Features: