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IPO
IPO
  • Address:
    W Chicago City Center
    172 W Adams Street
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

IPO Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.iporestaurant.com
  • Email: Jayne.Davis@whotels.com
  • Phone: (312) 917-5608
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast 6:30am – 11am: Monday – Friday

    Brunch 7am – 1:00pm: Saturday & Sunday

    Lunch 11:30am – 2pm: Monday – Friday

    Dinner 5:00pm – 10pm: Monday – Saturday

    Saturday: Closed for Lunch

    Sundays: Closed for Lunch and Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Trevor Hoyte
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: No private dining area available, however, entire dining room or partial dining room can be booked. A pre-fix menu is required and selections are updated seasonally.

    Menus can be customized via discretion of the Executive Chef.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Defraties (888) 430-5922

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle/Adams
  • Public Transit: Blue/Red Line "Jackson", Brown/Orange Line "Quincy" or "Monroe"
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet for 3 hours is $12.00. Pre-Theater is 5 hours with pre-theater validation.
A word from IPO
IPO showcases New Urban Cuisine with a take on Contemporary American flavors. Chef offers signature “shared dishes” in a sophisticated stylish setting. Housed in the W Chicago City Center, IPO captures the elegant energy of the hotel’s 1928 beaux-arts architecture along with the bustle of the financial district, millennium park and the theatre district; giving the restaurant a downtown decadence. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "While the food at IPO wasn't bad, it wasn't very distinctive. If it was ever part of the food scene, the scene has moved on. The restaurant was deserted when we got there. Only one other table of guests. A few others had wandered in by the time we left. Our waiter was smart and courteous, but the rest of the staff was sloppy. Honestly, I can't remember a detail about the food other than it came promptly. Don't waste your time. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "IPO is a Must Vist Restaurant. Went there before CSO on a Friday night. Was greeted by Jessica, who is charming and very knowledgeable about IPO's cusine. Her recommendation of the melted Mushroom, Goat cheese and Pesto appetizer was spot on. Scrumptious!!! Our Server, Kyle, was attentive without hovering, and anticipated our needs throughout the evening. Our entrees of Sea Bass and Salmon were cooked to perfection, and the glazed brussel sprouts were roasted to perfection. For Dessert, unadvertised Grand Marnier Push ups were beyond words.... Try ask about them! IPO features a Broadway In Chicago Pre-Dinner Special, 5 Courses for Under $35 !!!!! Go to IPO - You will be glad you did !"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "IPO has a varied lunch menu. My friend and I shared the Quinoa Salad and added Salmon and a Short Rib Sandwich. Both were very well prepared . When I return it will be after 12:45. Gets noisy with lunch crowd and every table was taken. Look forward to trying dinner as well as returning for lunch. I should add we came in to the city specifically for lunch and IPO did not disappoint."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food and service. The restaurant (like most in Chicago) was a bit noisy. I would go early or later for lunch. Again, like most restaurants in Chicago, the tables were small and too close together, but otherwise a great place for dining. The mushroom risotto was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food is good and reasonably priced. Cozy place for lunch with a nice atmosphere. Waited over 5 minutes by the entrance to greet me so that's not really acceptable service, but the server was fine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love this staff. I do breakfast here once a week with clients"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I had been to this restaurant once before on a weekday and had a better experience then last night. This time around my biggest complaint was that the service was extremely slow. They said it was due to there being 2 large parties, however, the "large parties" were not more then 10 people, and the restaurant was not full. On a Friday night you should be prepared to accommodate more then 20 diners. We had been seated for over an hour by the time our entrees finally came. We also waited at least 40 min for the appetizer, which was flatbread and dips (should've taken five min). The waitstaff was apologetic and comped the appetizer. The food was decent, but no food is worth a 1hr+ wait when you are hungry. Overall, it was entirely too slow."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The restaurant is small, tucked into The W Hotel. It has a trendy romantic atmosphere. We went for dinner.The staff was nice and attentive. The food was inventive and tasty. Also, the prices aren't as high as similar type places. Its worth going, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for valentines day and everything was perfect"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner here this week! The beet and apple salad was wonderful, so fresh and light! I had the salmon entree and it was cooked perfectly. For dessert I ordered the banana and nutella option... I could have easily eaten several of these it was so good! My friend had the bourbon dessert and we didn't love the panna cotta but the beignet was amazing! I would certainly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I was at IPO for Restaurant Week. Each course was a delight for the eye as well as the palate. The mussels were scrumptious; the 48 hour beef rib wth butternut squash was delicious. Dessert was bourbon panna cotta with beignets, and it was was tasty as well as imaginative and playful. My glass of red wine was good, and I enjoyed talking to my waiter about the menu. The evening was a happy experience."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I ordered the mussels - the broth was delicious but the mussels were very small and the chicharon and/or chorizo mix was extremely salty. It's presentation could be better, with the ciabatta bread served on the side instead of being dumped on top of the mussels (what happened to "bread plate"?). I had the 48hr short ribs, as recommended by the waiter - I agree with him making this worthy of being his favorite. It was delicious. My friend had the salmon. We each switched a piece of our meals. The salmon was well seasoned but it was overcooked. Salmon should have a pink center - IPOs was too well done. The desserts were delicious, especially the flavors of coffee! It was hard to pick what to eat from the plate - it was such a huge dessert!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week, each course was pretty flavorful but just a little bit too salty (and each course had an extra ingredient that wasn't needed but added that saltiness, such as chicharron in the mussels and the walnut & black garlic crumb for the ribs). Not quite enough to fill us up, we also got the flat bread (= Naan bread), which was great but also had salty sauces with it. Great environment, nice and quiet, definitely felt urban and hip, but not too over the top on either account. I recommend sitting on the booth side of the tables rather than the stand-alone chairs, those felt like snake skin. Price was a bit too expensive I thought, cost about as much as RPM but got less food and not quite as good food at that."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Went for a business meeting. Much too loud for it. And the food was disappointing. I will not return."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Loved it! Lick your plate good. Mussels were outstanding. Portion sizes were perfect. All courses were plated beautifully!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I've been here for lunch a few times and know to expect slow service. The last time was unreal. The food has always kept us coming back since it's delicious and it's close to the office, this time sealed the deal. We waited 15 minutes for water, another 15 for our order to be taken. All in all lunch was over an hour and a half. When I asked the waiter how much longer it would be for the food, I was told that it "would be done when it was done." Unacceptable, do not plan to go back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "My daughter and I were going to the Phantom of the Opera at the Cadillac theater. Upon our entry the host was pleasant and accommodating. We were early for our reservation and set in the lounge area until our table was ready. Through out the dinner we had excellent service and was provided with the Broadway 3 course meal special! What a great and cozy place! It made my special night with my teen daughter a night to remember!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "What a great find at the W hotel. After a long trip in I was very pleased with the short ribs and butter lettuce salad. Gastro infusion excellence. Service was very friendly. Excellent Martinis in great old school glassware. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "First time dining at IPO and went with a group for lunch. I thought the place would be packed but it was only 2/3 full which was a surprise. The food was excellent, especially the shortrib sandwich. Definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Great location, pleasant ambiance, attentive staff, great burgers. A fine addition to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I met a friend for lunch between our offices. She recommended the garlic Gorgonzola bread, which was really good. From there, things went downhill. Our server disappeared in a sparsely filled lunch crowd and didn't return to take our order until the appetizer was mostly gone. In the middle of the loop at lunch hour, you would think they would realize that people have to get back to work. I had the cubano sandwich and it was mediocre. My friends burger looked good, but I didn't bother to ask because I don't plan to return. To sum up, I wouldn't bother going for anything but the garlic cheese bread."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We come here when we need to have a quiet lunch meeting. The food is good enough, but not memorable. It is a hotel restaurant so prices are a little high."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "We had reservations at 6:45 on a Saturday night on a recent visit to Chicago. T=Found this place through OpenTable and was very pleased with its high rating. Reservations were pretty early in the night so the restaurant was dead except for one other couple. Figuring the early reservations must have been why since the food was incredible and our server was fantastic! The menu was accommodating to all types, my girlfriend is a vegetarian, and had many options for starters, entrees, and desserts. Portion sizes where just a tad on the small side but made up for it with flavor. Would definitely dine here again and recommend to others visiting Chicago."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had an excellent experience at IPO. The food was delicious and very interesting, the wine selection good and the service great."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "From the moment I entered and was greeted by the friendly, top-shelf hostess to my noted departure, I was impressed with IPO. Service was attentive without being intrusive, the lunch menu was well-presented, the food as chockful of delicate and balanced flavor and nearly every request was accommodated. In my reservation, I asked for a private space, which was granted. However, as it was a Friday noon slot and the holidays are upon us, the space was a little louder than I would have liked. This was my first visit and I will keep this in mind. Otherwise, just a lovely experience and I do plan to both return and recommend. Thank you IPO and Trevor, keep up the great work!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "I was able to take a few clients to IPO earlier this week. The staff was incredibly friendly and on top of all the little things that are often overlooked. Our waiter did a great job of explaining menu and making recommendations. The food was outstanding!! I would encourage anyone to try the lobster mac and cheese or the crab cake sandwich. The setting modern, cozy and elegant at the W Hotel. I am lookin forward to returning very soon."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "It's open late which was a godsend after a long business meeting on LaSalle st. Service was great, best Caesar salad I have ever had. Banana Nutella dessert was too much goin on on one plate but was tasty. Some kind of powder in a little pile next t o the banana. Would come back And rrecommend!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "There was only one other table that people eating dinner at on a Thursday night, which I found to be quite odd. The octopus and mussels apptitizer were good. The short rib (singular) was very good but you may need a snack later. You better order a side or two to go with it."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The food was decent, but seemed as if more focus was made on making it "fancy" instead of flavorful. The mussels appetizer was very nice but served with 4 very large pieces of bread and too many ingredients. The service was subpar. There seemed to be lack of coordination, leading to confusion between the waitstaff. We ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir, but a white wine showed up. Once that issue was fixed, the waiter poured our glassed without offering a taste. Overall, the staff seemed inexperienced and not prepared for their roles. The food was better, but too focused on the presentation that it missed the mark. I would not recommend going there, given all of the better options in Chicago."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My husband and I went to IPO for our anniversary. The food was excellent. Some unique selections and presentation was beautiful. The ambience was good but not really a romantic restaurant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had dinner for two here before catching a show Saturday night, so say down at 6:00. The place was nearly empty except for a large daily with many kids. The restaurant felt like a hotel restaurant where someone was trying hard on the decor. Food was good. Short ribs were very good. Bass was ok. Service was good, but not great. There are many great choices in Chicago. No real reason to choose IPO."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "After many years of staying at the W Hotel, I finally ate at IPO. I'm glad I did. It was delicious. The menu is small and not your standard hotel fare. Many unique dishes. I strongly recommend the hibachi appetizer, the rib eye (especially for its potato and mushroom accompaniments), and the nutella banana dessert. Service was efficient and respectful. Give IPO a try."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Great spot for a business/professional lunch. Prices are not unreasonable for what you're getting and, most importantly, where you're getting it (located inside the W Hotel in the Loop). Truffle fries were great and the Cuban sandwich was excellent as well."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "I dine out frequently and can honestly say that Saturday's dinner was one of the best I have had in a while. The short ribs were excellent. My friend had the salmon which was also cooked to perfection. Executive Chef Trevor Hoyte made it a point to stop at our table to ask about our meal which also added that special touch to the meal. I will be returning soon for another dinner."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We had a great evening here. The menu is fairly short and the plates small, but everything was excellent. From the roasted cauliflower starter to the rib eye steak and the nutella and banana desert. Delicious!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Sophisticated decor with good food. A nice place to meet a friend for lunch."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The food was fresh and well prepared. The menu was not extensive, but had some good choices."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Had the crabcakes. They were fabulous and service excellent. Pretty space as well. Need to try for dinner."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Very good food. Small eclectic menu creatively produced. Hamachi appetizer was outstanding. Salmon was deliciously prepared. The flatbread appetizer is definitely for 2. The banana nutella dessert was large enough to share. Not a strong nutella flavor but very good."
    Dined on 7/27/2013