Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar
Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    Water Tower Place 835 N Michigan Ave
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mitynicechicago.com/
  • Phone: 3123354745x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun 11am - 8:30pm
    Mon-Th 11am - 9:30pm
    Fri & Sat 11am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: John Chiakulas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Inquire with our Catering & Party Manager Adriana Gonzalez (312)335-3663 x. 354
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private seating for up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Ana Gonzalez 3123353663x354

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearson
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Chicago Avenue Stop, CTA Bus
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Water Tower Mall has underground parking lot. Reduced ($11) rate when validated & parked after 5:00pm.
A word from Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar
Mity Nice Bar & Grill is modern comfort food; food you like to eat, familiar favorites with a twist.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (62)neighborhood gem (57)kid-friendly (47)good for groups (30)fit for foodies (20)great for brunch (15)special occasion (14)hot spot (5)romantic (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great glute-free menu
    eatarved79
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The restaurant had its own gluten-free menu, which offered numerous options. I had a sandwich and vegetables and it was very good. I appreciated that I had a choice among meals, as I find not too many restaurants promise gluten-free fare and actually deliver.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for Families
    Lolacat
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had supper here with another family. Kids were 2, 6, 7 and 10. Lots of kid friendly choices on the menu. Perfect environment for a family supper!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mity Nice is only Some what Nice
    SapphireSky11
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    At 1st our waiter seemed helpful and friendly however, he disappeared for 75% of the meal, never asked us "How our dinner was & didn't inquire about the 2 year Anniversary." Pretty disappointing for our 1st time experience at Mity Nice. The food was average, nothing special. We ordered burgers which came nicely charred on the outside, cooked medium but, no juiciness to the meat. The mac 'n cheese, could have been thicker and cheesier. The potato crisps, borderline burnt. However, the seasonal Brie Cheese & Apple flat bread was tasty. I hope "G" our waiter split our tip 50/50 with the servers and bus boy, cause they are really the ones who did most of the work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Smaller portions each time
    FussyDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The Acapulco salad, my favorite dish, is getting smaller each time I go to Mity Nice. Partner ordered meatloaf which was so salty, his thrust resulted in drinking water all day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tommydz71
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time found it very enjoyable, could use more vegatarian entrees , found veggie burger very enjoyable. Server was very good but hard to understand.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and True
    SueChiTownVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Consistently good food. The best flatbread in town. Tonight's was made with white cheddar, tomato, avocado and arugula on an ultra-thin crisp crust. Also ordered was chicken paillard, which also received a good report. Good restaurant for comfort food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great Service!
    picpacVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Menu changes seasonally and is consistently good comfort food. Hamburgers and veggie burgers solid. Great fries. Salads and apps are also solid. Had seasonal heirloom tomato sale that was simple and great. Mac and cheese app for my entree. It was creamy which a nice sharpness that made it for grown ups too. Staff is always helpful, friendly, and courteous. The back wall proclaims: mean people are ugly -- a motto and decor. It seems to be an unconscious call for everyone to behave -- and they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Darnella
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was pretty good, but the cheese bread were not warm, and a few were stale. I was really dissappointed becasue I bragged to a relative of mine that I brought there that the bread was delicious. Also, the alcupoco salad did not have enough meat on it, and I had to order some. The hostess charged me $2 bucks instead of the $3 that is usually ordered. I was dissapoointed. Darnella Vaughn--reservation 5:30 9/11/2014
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy2comment
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    When I told the host that I was meeting a friend I had not seen in 45 years, he seated me in a booth facing the entry so I could see everyone coming and spot her! When she came, we were so busy talking that the waiter came back 3 times before we paused long enough to look at our menus, though he did offer us a 2nd round of those delicious cheese puffs to go with the prosecco. The food, as always, was delicious: the kale and quinoa salad was spectacular and my husband was very grateful for the leftover barbecue chicken flatbread I brought him-but on this visit it was the service that really stood out. We talked and talked for 2 hours during a busy lunch service (and tipped accordingly) and the waiter even took photos for us on our way out!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK.
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've been a couple times. This was just ok, I usually get the chopped salad but opted for the southwest(can't remember the exact name) but I felt that it tasted exactly like the chopped, no difference just maybe w back beans and tortillas chips. It really didn't have that much flavor. So, I would maybe think twice to go back there again,Or maybe try a different salad with a different lettuce, because all the salads have iceberg lettuce(chopped) taste the same, just a different components it their.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable and consistent
    ieabarry
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    That's right - same food (crusted whitefish, pot roast, decent burger, etc.) along with a couple forays into seasonal fresh or Mexican fare as has been offered forever. Well located in the Water Tower complex, just venture behind the food court (don't forget your "pass" to return without a receipt) - seems that menus are seasonally changing, thus not all menu items available on a Saturday night. Never could get a house red wine - some bar trouble. Worth the easy going atmosphere - a reasonably priced meal in the middle of everything before a Lookingglass production. Mity Nice is a partner of the theater, but offers no "perk". Won't go wrong for a "no brainer" - decent familiar choices well executed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great service & amazing food
    FestOfLites
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Set in the back of the food court, but the best service. The meat is always cooked perfectly. Generous portions. Home cooking. Fresh food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently very good
    iFoundwords2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mity Nice does comfort food extremely well. The wait staff is consistently attentive, service is prompt, and it's in a quiet and cozy spot at the back of Foodlife. Have taken many out of town guests here through the years and all have been pleased, wanted to return on their next Chicago visit. Reliably tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mity Nice - Was Not!
    TrixieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Stopped in here for lunch - I had some work I needed to finish while eating - I knew exactly what I wanted, so I did not need a menu. Waitress interpreted this as my being cold, etc. True, I had no interest in chatting with her- I had limited time. She also found it insulting that I did not want my water glass refilled - even though I was leaving - I asked for what I had not finished "to go" - I had not touched the soup, etc. This also became an issue with her - sending the bag over with the manager - who gave me the most sarcastic "Have a nice day" that I have ever heard. I also used a double or triple point card sent out by LEYE for frequent eating points-did not scratch it off in front of me, so I have to take her word for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good place for a family outing
    WaterMe
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Mity Nice many times on different days and dining times. Each time that I have gone, I have been satisfied. This past Sunday after a recital we went as a family to eat. Double treat for me as the Pot Roast was on the menu. I have raved so much about it that my sister had to try it. We truly enjoyed it and both of us are not really meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELISH
    Drhugs
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is always great, but service can be iffy. We had the most fabulous server, Arturo. His shift ended, so we got Eric. He was nice enough but forgot the birthday celebration which was listed on our reservation. That was most disappointing. Whitefish was fabulous, and the gluten free menu is appreciated. I love all the lettuce restaurants. They are a cut above...now, please open a wildfire in summerlin, Las Vegas !!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Quiet Retreat
    AngelaDVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    You can escape the hustle and bustle of the 'food court' FoodLife and Water Tower Place inside Mity Nice. Such a yummy spot!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it!
    srawade
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Eat here every time I'm at Water Tower. Fabulous menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    CityGirl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Four of us went here for a friend's birthday lunch. We really enjoyed the food and our server was excellent. We were so glad we went there to celebrate the birthday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Good Service
    PhillipMichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Mity Nice serves good food and gives good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    barif0815
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Until I did a search for gluten-free friendly restaurants at Water Tower Place, I had no idea this restaurant existed. It's tucked behind the food court area but separated so it doesn't feel like a mall food court. Drinks and lunch were very good & service was attentive. Probably a bit pricy for lunch but it is downtown Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly waiter but had a bad night
    justsomeguyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were a party of four adults and a toddler (couple and their child visiting from out-of-town, staying downtown) on a weekday evening for dinner. We around for a recommendation downtown for dining with toddler. This place was highly reviewed as being accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed our meal and the staff was very nice and helpful, but the server was not having a good night - maybe they were down a person and the staff there was stretched thin. He messed up our drink order and overall was just not on top of things. But he was nice about it and very apologetic we were patient and understanding, so everything worked out fine. We'll probably return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++ Service
    Food2diefor
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our server was so helpful in guiding us around the menu. She made our experience over the top. The food was incredible! It was served fast but delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent Experience
    HowardVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My family and I are regulars at Mity Nice - - it's one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Special kudos to the greeter, Antoine, who warmly welcomes us each time we visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Spc1VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our party enjoyed all of the food. We tried a grilled chicken salad, special flatbread pizza with brussel sprouts and bacon and tuna salad sandwich. The pizza was unusual and delicious. It made me a fan of brussel sprouts. Nice popovers to start the meal. Service was quick and portions were a good size.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Renewed my Love for a good burger!
    sssmith
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I am not one who loves burgers...probably because I have never had one like this before. Cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend just for the burger. My wife also had the chicken tacos and they were also AMAZING. Would highly recommend to any one visiting Chicago!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not kid friendly
    GreatPlaceBadNewMenuVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food came out in pieces, did not bring a birthday treat at the end, needed to ask for it to go. kids seemed to be a bother to the surrounding tables.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lily
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was great and the waiter is very knowledge and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort Food in a Polished Setting
    rayearthpoison
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First timer here! I took my friend who loves Americana food here for dinner and everything was choice! The menu offers a variety of things in big proportions. It's a little pricey (around 10 for dessert!) but the quality is there. The wai
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food and service
    bobc
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Ok, had a gift certificate and didn't know what to expect with it being in the food court. Went for lunch on the weekend, knew we wanted to have a glass of wine or two. After looking at the wine list online I decided to bring a bottle from home. Reasonable corkage, no problem at all. They also a short list of well chosen Chicago craft beers on tap. The food was very good, reasonably priced. Service was very good as well. Ambiance is ok, after all, it is in a food court. We were taking our time and our server was attentive but never rushed. All in all recommended.(we even got a few extra yummy cheesy rolls)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • simpson
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our food selections were excellent and our waitress was friendly and attentive. The décor was boring and the noise level too high.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • :)
    ABdiningoutVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Love the fresh squeezed juices, kale salad & guacamole!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge menu, great food
    Erasmus69VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Something for everybody here. Burgers, salads, etc. Service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd menu
    jtheis
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I read good reviews so was surprised by the menu items. Didn't seem to be a specific theme but more of a bunch of unrelated items that shouldn't be together on the same menu. The two items we ordered weren't very good but the service was good.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 92 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 859 reviews are from the Mity Nice Restaurant & Bar reviews archive.
  • Jess
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I frequent Mity Nice on the regular basis because of its close proximity to my work. Also, I enjoy several items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent!
    MissPeach
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We typically eat at Mity Nice when we are at Water Tower. Great selection of menu items, service is always good, staff are friendly. Highly recommend, however, it is best to make a reservation for lunch due to large crowds at Water Tower. Wait can be very long.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As usual, a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a great pre Theater meal here. This is just basic good food - nothing fancy. The service was very good and our bill was a pleasant surprise with 3 drinks, 1 appetizer and 2 meals at $66.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    dentist
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I usually choose this restaurant as a prelude to my attendance at a play at Lookingglass Theater. The food is good, service is quick and you can't beat the location in Water Tower Mall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'Food sensitivities'
    Urbanchimama
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Every single person in my family has a 'food sensitivity'. MNG is always accommodating so that we can actually have a nice meal out! #momkitchencooknightoff :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    MaryElleninChicago
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My sister and I brought our 81 year old mother here for lunch. We were seated right away, our waiter greeted us immediately, was friendly and gave us really good service. We enjoyed our food and Mom's remembrance of her favorite meatloaf dish did not disappoint. I had the tuna burger with sweet potato fries which was excellent. My sister loved her chicken sandwich, which she said was cooked well and juicy. We like the modern look of the restaurant and appreciate that it's located separately from the very busy food court. Nice location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.