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Atwood Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.atwoodrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 368-1900
  • 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, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • 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 sheena.manning@kimptonhotels.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 & Promotions: Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312 368 1900

Getting there

  • 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.

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Have been hearing how wonderful this place is for some time. Feel it is overrated. Best thng is its location, and the dining room is nice but cramped. Menu very limited, price of drinks way too high. Snooty waiter. Would not return, lots better places in downtown Chicago."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Beautiful room, and the food typically is excellent."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Tucked on one of the busiest corners of the city, this little restaurant takes you back in time. Lovely ambiance with a delicious variety of menu items make it perfect for after shopping, before theater or just a nice dinner."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Always love dining here before a night at the theatre, but disappointed by the new menu and step up in pricing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have always loved Atwood and each time we go there it is perfect - food, ambience and service. Consistently great and inventive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love the atwood for ambiance, service, and -- usually -- extraordinary food. This time was no exception, with one small exception. We ordered brunch, everything was stellar (don't miss the homemade donuts and jam!), but the hash brown potatoes were truly subpar. They had very little flavor and were little more than skillet-fried cubed potatoes with a bit of onion and red pepper. I would expect more from a place that puts such ingenious and delectable items on the menu as a Southwestern Benedict comprised of BBQ pulled pork over cornbread. Luckily that one, along with the other main dishes, were extraordinary with no exception."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful breakfast for our first time visit!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food in an elegant, historic location. Attentive wait people and friendly staff."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Still an elegant spot in the heart of the Loop, but the lustre of the menu has faded .... A colleague and I met for lunch ... she ordered a frisee salad with chicken that was absolutely paltry by any measure. My lobster pot pie was topped with a light flaky crust that promptly turns to mush in the rich but rather unremarkable lobster cream. Sandwiches and burgers appeared from a distance to be a far better bet there, but for the price you might as well go to the Michelin-rated NAHA. Not my first time dining there by a long stretch...maybe not my last, but not my first choice anymore..."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The menu had several food embellishment words that were unknown. Had to ask many questions of the waiter to know what a particular dish included."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Love the little snuggly chair. Love the rabbit sausage and the scallops. Cod balls were bland. Needed more cod fish taste. Wine good. Service very attentive."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Atwood has a great intimate atmosphere in an historic Chicago building in the Loop. Convenient for the theater crowd or just an intimate dinner. The wait staff are attentive and knowledgable. The cocktail and wine list have great choices. The menu is limited but whatever you select is good. I would be surprised to see it reviewed on "check please"."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The space is fabulous. The service was friendly and the food was OK. Worth going to for the renovated interior space, one of the first repurposed public buildings turned into a hotel and restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were expecting lunch at 12:30, not brunch, but no worries--the brunch was delicious! Gracious setting."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "the location is perfect for dinning after the theater. the menu seems sparse and difficult to understand. the food was good but not worth the price. portions small."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is superb - a clear level up from the past (although it was always good). Rabbit sausage and chicken liver mousse small plates were excellent, as was the grilled pork loin entree and Brussels sprouts/ bacon side. A solid wine list. The caramel cheese cake was also excellent. Excited to go back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was superb. Although we arrived 10 minutes late, we were able to make our theater reservations with time to spare. Service was great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a small dinner party at Atwood to celebrate my daughter's graduation from college. The service was attentive and the ambience of the restaurant was perfect. We had a wonderful evening with good food, good wine and wonderful service. The entire staff had signed a congratulations card for my daughter. It was very sweet. Our server was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really made a great choice with this restaurant. We were staying at a near by hotel, and did not feel that adventurous , so this was close by with good reviews, loved the decor; warm & comfortable with large windows & a corner location so lots of outside views. The quaint Burnham Hotel is in the building & together they cover the footprint in a very Historic local. We both had salads and different fish entry's . The food was perfectly cooked and very well presented. The service was friendly, and warm, and the staff all worked well together. This is a treat!."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Burnham is my usual stay in downtown Chicago, and I usually have at least one dinner at Atwood during each stay. The kitchen has enough talent, originality and attitude (without arrogance) to be taken seriously. Within the Burnham's compact lobby space, Atwood carves out a zone of casual intimacy. Service cheerful, capable and without undue self-conscious intrusion. This time, our server Mary hit just the right note of cordiality and expertise. Menu sufficiently expansive, but I wouldn't mind a couple of lighter options."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is one of the few restaurants in the Loop that has good food, friendly service, isn't trendy and doesn't pack the tables so that you are forced to hear the conversations at the neighboring tables. If we happen to be in the Loop and want a bite to eat, even without a reservation, we will try to see if there is a table. We always suggest the Atwood if someone asks us a for a restaurant downtown."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Great spot for dinner before going to the theater. Interesting menu. Fabulous desserts. Attentive service. Comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Atwood's service was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. A great choice prior to attending the theatre!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were going to the theater, the Atwood is conveniently located, has a parking option. The portions were small and the food was acceptable, but the service was outstanding. The Atwood is a good choice when attending the loop theater options."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Even after the restaurant filled up, we were able to converse without any noise interference. The service started out quite attentive and, of course, slid downhill as the restaurant filled up. We actually had some time to kill and for that reason my friend ordered dessert as we didn't want to take up the table without eating or drinking. When the bread pudding was presented it was not even warm (the waiter had assured us it would be). When we sent it back, we waited over 20 minutes for it to reappear (having to remind waiter twice), and by the time it did reappear, we now did NOT have any more time!! The very kind manager(?) gave us her card and told us the next time we are there dessert is on the house."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We loved the ambience, the Bloody Maria , and the service. The breakfast burrito was great but the biscuits and gravy could have used more gravy. Definitely will try again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Bland food, mediocre service. Many better choices in the Loop."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a day before father's day brunch there and it was excellent. Loved the hot donuts with raspberry jam to dip them into. Fresh squeezed oj was another plus. Love the iced tea with fruit puree. My only complaint is the melon on the fruit plate was not ripe. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Atwood is a perfectly fine restaurant, but I have definitely had better food elsewhere. The prices were high for what I ended up getting, and I just was not impressed. Overall, just so-so. Will not be returning here unless I'm dragged along."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Intimate, friendly, and good food. Great for people watching. Conveniently located in the loop."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Another wonderful lunch at the Atwood. The food is always good and the service was great!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I raved before but I hold back now. The food is good and innovative, but the pork tenderloin was disappointing ... Dry. Bland. Too lean; lacked the fat that makes it rich and sweet. Foie gras terrific. Service was slow ... had to mention we were headed to the theater more than once and had to ask about my drink more than once ... the restaurant was not so full as to justify the slow service (unless they were just understaffed). Perhaps tables ordering bottles of wine (read: larger tab, larger tip) get better service. Bad decision. I tip according to the service more than the size of the bill. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for dinner after we got married - it was the perfect choice!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I found this on a whim 2 weeks ago when I wanted to meet an old friend for lunch. He said "How about the Atwood?" which I knew nothing about. We arrived without a reservation (probably a good idea to make one), and had a delightful lunch at the bar - great bar tender! and great food - especially soups - I had just had gum surgery and everyone was most accommodating. Tried it again yesterday with a friend from New Jersey who has a small condo here (she can't give up her roots), and she loved it (as did I). Great waiter and great experience"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The decor is lovely and the service was good but there were crumbs on the seats, the table cloths were dirty and the food tasted like it had been made hours before and set under a heat lamp. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend to Atwood for his birthday, not knowing too much about the restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised with great service and atmosphere. The restaurant team had prepared a nice table for us and a birthday card signed by all of the staff members, which was such a kind gesture. The food was good and the wine pairing suggested by the waitress was excellent. We will be coming back soon and will definitely recommend this place to our friends and family."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The restaurant has changed the menu and gone to small plates which are not executed very well at all. Even a few items that are from the old menu such as the fritto misto are poorly executed. Ours was extremely greasy and limp rather than crisp and tasty as it has been in the past. What was really upsetting is that I was extremely displeased with the preparation of my entree and let the server know it. I didn't even receive an apology. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "great food and great atmosphere. service was outstanding please check on the points i received for this visit. I see that i got 100 points, but this was a 1000 point night. Thanks"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our party of four booked a reservation at the Atwood because we were in town to see Motown: The Musical! Well.........our experience was awesome because of our server, Sang, who answered each of our menu questions to perfection and offered the most cordial service we could have envisioned. I highly recommend the Atwood to those who are visiting Chicago and want to experience the city at its best. Old world charm in the heart of the city!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent choice for breakfast or lunch. Great service. Erin (hostess) is fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014