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
236 reviews since June 24, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (99)special occasion (83)great for lunch (68)romantic (67)neighborhood gem (63)great for brunch (62)notable wine list (30)great for outdoor dining (24)scenic view (20)good for groups (20)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
- great food, nice atmosphereOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined 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
- 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:
- 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:
- What a great dining experienceCindyJVIPDined on 8/30/2014Our server, Mary, was beyond amazing. The corn chowder was layered with flavors (I could just eat that over and over again). My husband's salmon was to die for. Perfectly cooked and flavored exceptionally well. My trout was underseasoned and the orzo was too salty. When eaten together, it was perfection. But if you eat them seperately, it was not enjoyable. We will definately come back here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Can't MissGreatVIPDined on 8/30/2014Novel atmosphere. Creative dishes. Great people watching. Can't missSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 8/28/2014Really liked the ahi tuna that was on the menu before
- Still a Favorite.....SimChicagoDined on 8/27/2014With so many new restaurants opening (and closing) this is one we always find ourselves going back to, knowing the food and ambiance are consistently outstanding. There was a period, though, where we weren't so sure we were their target market - when they changed their menu to small plates only. On our last visit, we were so glad to discover they are once again offering the option of a main course.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just okay this timegowhenicanDined on 8/27/2014I have had lunch here several times over the years but this time the entrees were not so great. The poutine appetizer was delicious,but the mussels were unusually tiny and the turkey burger was mostly filler, not much turkey flavor at all. It came with a tomato coulis that amounted to a few cherry tomato skins. We decided we will try it again, but stick to appetizers and dessert!
- Not badNBgeeDined on 8/27/2014Not a bad loop lunch spot. The food is a little better than average and the space is really nice.Special Features:
- Atwood, great place to go.Kdine1Dined on 8/26/2014Charming restaurant, located on busy State Street, in a historic building. The food has always been good, not typical selections, and the service has also always been very good.Special Features:
- Business LunchMyOpinionDined on 8/26/2014Met two business associates for lunch. Terrific waiter! Gave us sample of wine special - made great recommendations. Did not care for beet salad - no dresssing, raw beets. But loved soup. Exquisite building and ambiance!Special Features:
- Go-for-itTriedItDined on 8/22/2014The food was very good as well as the service. The monk fish I ordered was very good and my husband's pork chop was done quite well (not dry but not rare). The portions were big enough that you don't need to add sides. We didn't know that and ordered a side each and couldn't finish them. The mac and cheese side was too much cheese and not enough mac but it was tasty. The staff was attentive and it was a quiet sort of romantic room which made our date more enjoyable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a great findSharonDined on 8/22/2014Atwood was a last minute decision that we found on Open Table. Had never heard of it and decided to try. The waiter was outstanding, explained everything very well, offered suggestions, talked to us about the building and the history. He knew a lot about the wine list and helped me make a good choice with that as well. It was our first trip to Chicago, and this was a great find. The food was great, I had the vegetable gratin and my husband had fish. Delicious. We highly recommend Atwood!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Maybe an off night but .. Maybe notFreqTravelerVIPDined on 8/20/2014The good note of the evening was the charred octopus and house chorizo wow what flavor, though charred worried me. The main course sole cooked in paper was swimming and there was so,little fish that it was embarrassing for the price. Food cost here couldn't have been more than 3 %. They kindly offered and I accepted a substuite the trout again farm raised makes me wonder about the quality of everything coming from the kitchen. First bad meal in Chicago and I come here lots
- leah6VIPDined on 8/20/2014Enjoyed the new vegi burger on the menu. My friend ordered the chicken salad sandwich and said I will never eat all this. it was too good and was totally gone by the end of lunch.Special Features: