Pump Room-Public Hotel
Go for the ambienceDefinitely go to the Pump Room for the ambience (and to visit the bar the is directly across the hotel lobby from the restaurant). Stay for the food. The food is good, but certainly not the best part of the experience. A fun place to go with friends.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat anniversary dinnerIf you don't mind spending the money, The Pump Room is a great destination for a special evening. The food was great and the service even better.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far, the best dining experienceBy far, the best dining experience we had in Chicago....would definitely return and recommend to friends.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my mom there for Mother'sI took my mom there for Mother's Day. We loved it. Had the cinnamon roll which was to die for! We also ordered the polenta which had a bit too much cheese on top and my mom had the spaghetti which was very good. I ordered the mushroom flatbread. This was actually a thick pizza and was just really not good. I have eaten here once before and found everything to be delicious. I just would not order the flatbread (which it wasn't) again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints - beautiful,Never disappoints - beautiful, delicious, delightful - we always leave smiling5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousHad an absolutely terrific time!! Food, libations . and service outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere in a lounge like setting. Would recommend for a variety of. occasions, from celebrations to a. night out with s girlfriend!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love itThe renovation of the Pump Room is a resounding success. I love going there....to me breakfast is best.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHistory meets Up to DateThe Pump Room has a storied history but these days has a vibrant, modern look with a menu that is geared to the tastes of today's dining public. From the specialty cocktails to the Simply Prepared selections to the Entrees you can't make a bad choice. The only place that could use some improvement would be the rather limited beer selection. Chicago offers some great local craft beers that would go well with with menu items but unfortunately they are not available. Despite that, this modern day version of the historic Pump Room is a must try!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals ever!!!My husband and I visit many "highly rated" restaurants and The Pump Room is definately one of the best we have experienced. It will certainly be a regular on our list when we visit Chicago.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFun food and environs...Cocktails were awesome. Fried chicken was incredible. Great chablis on the wine list. The room is beautifully decorated and energentic.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a Sunday night andIt was a Sunday night and they didn't have any Chardonnay. Odd! They had depleted their supply the night before.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceWe had fabulous service- our server has been with the Pump Room since they opened and he was great!!! We went for dinner on 5/4/13 Everything was delicious!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding RebootThe Pump Room, although nothing like the old standard of Chicago, is a fabulous experience for everything someone is looking for in a sophisticated and satisfing night out.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper Customer ServiceI love the Pump-Room. The customer service is absolutely amazing. Christopher, the manager, is absolutely fantastic along with all the staff. The food is amazing and the environment super classy. I truly value a chic, classic, and happy environment like the Pump-Room.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but yummy. The tomatoPricey, but yummy. The tomato sauce that comes with the calamari is fantastic. Just the right amount of heat and flavor. I loved it. We had a huge group and tried pretty much everything on the menu. Everyone enjoyed just about everything. I wish that they would have had some more craft spirits, especially bourbons, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPosh spot for a great price!We have been to the Pump Room for dinner before and have always thought is was a value but super crowded. We went last Friday and were pleasantly surprised that it was busy but not jammed. Sat in the library for a drink and then moved into the Pump Room bar before dinner. Fun and fashionable crowd. All age groups. Food was very good. Service was attentive and the price for food and drinks was pretty reasonable for the quality. Just a really fun and beautiful restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Ambience & Good ServiceSaw the Pump Room on one of those top ten hottest restaurant lists. Went for dinner on a Sunday with my family. The dinning room is beautifully decorated and the glowing orbs hanging from the ceiling gave it a nice feel. The server was very friendly and helpful. We ordered mostly according to his recommendations. I took halibut and my son had the pork chop. The fish was a bit on the bland side and the sauce for the pork chop was too strong. Overall it was a good experience and we enjoyed it.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy boyfriend and I had schMy boyfriend and I had sch a lovely dinner at the pump room over the weekend! The decor is beautiful, the service was fantastic-we had the best waitress!My boyfriend had the suckling pig and I had the salmon-both of which were amazing! I would definitely recommend it and we'll be back for another meal!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI would return in a heartbeatDining at the Pump Room was an exceptional culinary experience. They have succeeded in perfecting all elements that contribute to making it the most memorable meal I have had in Chicago.
The dining room itself manages to be sleek, modern and magical at the same time. The well trained staff not only exhibited unusual care and concern for our well being, but also delivered each course with pride and precision.
The food itself was quite remarkable, but that is something you will have to discover for yourself!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pump Room was such a treatThe Pump Room was such a treat and a great blend of excellent service a delicious food. The mood of the restaurant was gracious and warm. My server, Brett, is an exceptional server; he knows food and wine and is a remarkably engaged person. He strikes a great balance of hospitality and service excellence.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Pump Room cocktail!The ambiance at the Pump Room is very memorable. The pasta ravioli dish was melt in your mouth. Highly recommend it. My client loved the filet. I had the veal milanese. I liked it but there were probably better things on the menu. The Pump Room cocktail was delicious and the wine list was very good. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. Very nice meal and dining experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMthe interior is maybe ourthe interior is maybe our favorite spot in chicago. the food doesn't disappoint. it is overall a lovely experience that we look forward to each time we go.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWould give this a 10 in everyWould give this a 10 in every way. Probably the best meal we had in our whole 4 day trip.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWell deserved 5 stars! DinedWell deserved 5 stars! Dined with my sister on a Monday night. Appetizer (shared) : Ramp Toast w/goat cheese; Fresh pea soup & kale salad were up next ; Entrees: Salmon for my sister and I had the absolutely best halibut dish (and perhaps entree!) that I have ever had.
Our waiter, Ian, was friendly, informed and efficient, making this without a doubt a 'must return to' restaurant. Outstanding in every way!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe revamped Pump Room hasThe revamped Pump Room has wonderful hospitality and is stylish without being stuffy. The Menu is eclectic and very very good; traditional favorites with a twist. Group friendly, but also romantic and cozy if that's what you're looking for.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoyed my brunchVery much enjoyed my brunch at the Pump Room. Prices were reasonable, great location and ambiance, and the food was great. The Peanut Butter/Jelly donut with a salted carmel topping is spectacular.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Small GroupsI'm always looking for places to take business clients, and this place was great. Ambiance was fun and classy-- perfect for out of town clients. I've been before with friends, and each time it is a great experience.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the simplyReally enjoyed the simply prepared chicken, and the carrot cake is wonderful!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here for my 21st birthdayI went here for my 21st birthday a few days ago with my family. I was fascinated by the vintage pictures of the restaurants history. We had a few cocktails and desert which were both amazing! The lavender daiquiri was by far my favorite drink.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pump room was amazing.The pump room was amazing. I would recommend it to everyone, and can't wait to go back. Our waiter was the fantastic and made our experience forgettable. We asked that be suprise us with our entree because we could not decide what to order. When they brought out the chili rubbed pork chop we were excited, but it exceeded every expectation we had. The best part of the whole night was the service. Our waiter was funny, charming and warm. The sommelier was also amazing. He typed his favorite wines into our iPhones so we could try them, and his suggestions were perfect. Overall one of the best dining experiences I have ever had!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch menu. Very diverseGreat brunch menu. Very diverse and with unusual items too. I had a difficult time making a decision and I am very particular. The selections were yummy but considerate of the health and weight conscious. If you want toast you have to order it separate. I had been there before for dinner but never for brunch. I will definitely return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM'Fabulous food at brunch on'Fabulous food at brunch on Easter Sunday, with table service and no bunny. It was just what we wanted and we'll be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for Easter brunch-Went here for Easter brunch- outstanding food and service. Love the look of the redesigned room and stay after for a drink at the bar... you won't be disappointed!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFor folks who haven't beenFor folks who haven't been to the Pump Room for awhile, I can assure you that the atmosphere and ambviance is as classy and well done as I've seen. A really great experience. I really appreciate what they've done with the place.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time from AWe had a great time from A to Z. Just keep going to good work and keep the customer happy and spoil them as you do.
My compliments to the whole team. Extremely friendly.
Hans3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and food!I took my parents to dinner here this past Friday night. The Pump Room has some sofa-type seating which I knew they would not be comfortable in, and it's also quite noisy (because it's popular and crowded), so I asked for a quieter table with regular chairs for my parents. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating, first finding us a table near the back that fit the bill, and then actually coming back to let us know a quieter booth in the very back had opened up and asking if we were interested in moving to that table. We were and the table we moved to turned out to be Frank Sinatra's old booth which was a kick for my parents. Our waitress and the other servers were also attentive and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was great,Overall experience was great, service attentive and efficiently pleasant. We had pre-advised that we were celebrating a birthday. Imagine our disappointment when we walked past a number of empty tables to be shown to a two-top right next to the service pantry and wait station, with a view of a wine bucket. Staff was gracious about showing us another table when asked, but one wonders why we had to.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner - great dateWonderful dinner - great date night spot ! Service and attention to detail outstanding !3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience was unbelievable.Ambience was unbelievable. Great service with very informative staff3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first of manyThis was my first of many trips to the Pump Room. The space is gorgeous! I also never order burgers at non-burger restaurants, let alone in such a fancy space, but I am so glad that I did. It was one of the best burgers I've ever eaten, and I've enjoyed quite a few in my time! The only thing that surprised me was that the Moscow Mule was served in a non-copper cup. Otherwise, everything was fabulous!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of the best experiencesThis is one of the best experiences in Chicago - not just dining, but a terrific bar and an incredible vibe to the room.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood,ambience,and serviceFood,ambience,and service were all impeccable. Had a truly wonderful time! Especially loved the chocolate cake for dessert,exquisite! My compliments to the pastry chef!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was outstandinThe food and service was outstanding. The Pump room is the perfect setting for a group of friends or a date night.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the decor and the barLove the decor and the bar is a great place to grab a drink after work.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first trip toThis was my first trip to the Pump Room since it's renovation - a totally different space that is very beautiful. Our waiter, John was the best! Food was great - had the Scallops and they were so good. Recommend this spot, a bit pricey but very good.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've only dined here onceWe've only dined here once and it was amazing! Jean-George has created a fantastic menu. We went for brunch and I had the fried chicken due to the server's recommendation. It was fabulous and was presenting over spinach surrounded by a spicy jalapeno/habanero sauce. The pastries were also wonderful.... the peanut butter and jelly donut was unlike any other I've had before. We look forward to going back for dinner... the server recommended the suckling pig...3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat. We were there for ourGreat. We were there for our anniversary and the staff signed a card congratulating us and had it sent to our table. A nice touch. Great food, great atmosphere. Hip.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClass with a Taste of EleganceSecond visit to Pump Room, love the age group of people. Classy, elegant, and will def be back. Moving to Miami but when visiting Chicago back will bring my Miami friends.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch easier access than dinnerI planned a small business lunch here, never having dined, although previously enjoyed drinks here on the weekend. The ambiance was bright and sunny, with the majority of seating on the higher bi-level near the windows. Service was prompt, professional, informative, friendly from entrance to exit. The menu offers several fresh, seasonal, options and the food was excellent! Definately hope to return for dinner, if a reservastion prior to 9p is possible!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Live The New Pump Room!Many thanks to the Pump Room for making our 20th anniversary genuinely special. The food and service, nothing short of outstanding and a good value as well. I'm sorry I forgot the young man's name who took care of us, but it was appreciated. Long Live The New Pump Room!12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM