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Pump Room-Public Hotel
Pump Room-Public Hotel
  • Address:
    1301 N State Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Pump Room-Public Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pumproom.com
  • Phone: (312) 601-2970
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Saturday and Sunday 9am - 3pm

    Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm

    Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Moosah Reaume
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: At night, The Pump Room Bar transforms into a supper club recapturing the glamour of the 30’s and 40’s with a modern twist. Offerings include late night signature small plates; local and international draught and bottled beer; exotic, specialty cocktails crafted by Jean-Georges, and great music.
    For reservations call Caroline Mogavero at 312.229.6771 or email Caroline at cmogavero@publichotels.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Parkway and Goethe
  • Public Transit: Clark/Division (CTA Red Line).
    Bus 22,36,151
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self pay parking lots are available within walking distance.
A word from Pump Room-Public Hotel
The Pump Room restaurant offers reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment. The new food concept was created by Three Star Michelin rated and 2011 James Beard award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Original Pump Room menu classics were reinvented and recreated by Jean-Georges providing his special touch and amazing style. He will support local purveyors and regional flavors.Offerings in the bar include small plates as well as local and international draught and bottled beer;and specialty cocktails crafted by Jean-Georges, and great music.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The space is remarkable. My friends and I had an outstanding time. Every staff member we interacted with were professional, friendly, and accommodating. All the dishes were incredible."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The experience was a huge let down after eating there several times in the past. It was cold and noisy. No table cloths, just paper mats. The waiter served a bottle of beer without a glass. The water was warm and when I asked for ice water, the waiter brought us a glass filled with ice. The food was good however I ordered red snapper but the bill said "bass". It was good but I don't know whether it was red snapper or sea bass. The sundae had nuts and popcorn in it. Popcorn???"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Overall I was pleased with Pump Room. It's a true Chicago gem with a cool ambience that's been around since the dark ages. Our waiter unfortunately gave us poor service but other waiters picked up his slack so we were fine. One thing to note, chances are your table won't be ready. Not because your table isn't ready, but because they want you to spend 40$ at the bar on cocktails before hand."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "In town for a meeting and a local colleague tried to dissuade me from going to the Pump Room for dinner. I am so very happy that I did not take his advice! The tasting menu was delicious and very reasonably priced. As was the wine pairing (the pours themselves were generous too.) The dining room and adjacent bar were vibrant. The Pump Room is awesome. If locals snub it, then fine - - that just leaves more room for us visitors to enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I came with my wife to Chicago as part of out honeymoon. No place or restaurant blew us away like the Pump Room did. The staff was amazing. So helpful, knowledgable, fun, and engaging. The drinks were made to perfection and not overpriced. The food was unbelievable!! Presentation, taste, freshness all were impeccable. You can tell it is a frequently changing menu for drinks and food. The bartender cut up the garnishes for the drinks in front of us. For the entire honeymoon which included San Diego, no place can top the Pump Room."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This hotel is for a young crowd. The signature tasting for $65 was a good choice. Tables are too close, when you try to back up to get out you bump into the person behind you. Just not comfort oriented."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A comfortable menu that doesn't take risks, beautiful decor marred by a very loud playlist of rock music, this place is not as sophisticated as it could be and muggy disappoint people looking for something above average."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This place just keeps getting better. The food is incredible, the service is great, the room is beautiful, and management attentive to detail. The tasting option with wine paring is a great way to sample the menu and they have a nice list of simply prepared fare as well. Save room for desert, especially the carmel corn sunday! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Too much noise---hard to talk. Tables for 2 too close together. Wait staff just average. Would not go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I took my mother and family friend for dinner. The ambience and decor is fun and elegant. Food is delicious. I had a rack of lamb that was accompanied with a barbecue sauce that was an unexpected party in the mouth. My friends had salmon and halibut- both fish where terrific We all started with a divine Gazpacho and finished with a rhubarb cobbler with ice cream and a cucumber cake with cream cheese icing. The staff was entirely on point in everything they did. The evening was a success!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "While the food was good though a bit pricey, there was no music on the weekends, service perfunctory and no vibe. Valet parking is as pricey as the food."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great place to go for brunch or dinner. Restaurant is bright and airy, and has a clean and comfortable feel. Service was great - our server was knowledgeable about the menu but not pushy when it came to helping us choose our entrees. Burrata appetizer was on the smaller end, but very tasty. We had the short ribs, scallops and pork chop. All delicious. My only complaint was that they had some greens on top of the scallops which were confusing and hard to eat. Loved the bacon with the scallops though. Dessert was a deconstructed sundae with popcorn and salted caramel ice cream - so tasty!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Although a beautiful place the appetizer portions are so skimpy and the entree portions are appetizer like in appearance. The short ribs were incredibly small and quite expensive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went here based on article in the FT, so a little wary, but what a place, possibly the best meal I have had this year anywhere in the world. Just brilliant. Wish I lived in Chicago ....."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Having not been to the new Pump Room since its transformation, my daughter and I made reservations for her birthday not sure what to expect. I will get to the punch line and describe our evening in a word: splendid. The room is gorgeous. The tasting menu, just $95 with wine pairings was a six course work of art. The service was professional and attentive. The shortcomings of our primary waiter who seemed more concerned with his own affectations than our experience were more than backstopped by his runners and bus crew who were truly outstanding. This is a NYC caliber dining experience that just seems to work in Chicago. Well done. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here on 6/28/14. I called ahead and asked if a message could be put at the top of a menu and they said they could make that happen, when we checked in we we're welcomed with a "happy anniversary" from the host and hostess, when our waiter came by he gave us a "happy anniversary," the menu's contained the message as requested, and at dessert we were brought a dessert with "happy anniversary" written in dark chocolate syrup around the rim. So needless to say the level of service, the staff making the night special, and the attention to detail from the first phone conversation through the entire dinner was outstanding. The food was very good as you would expect, and the atmosphere was relaxing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waitress was outstanding - very friendly and attentive! And the ambience of restaurant was great. I wish the food was as good. My wife's salmon was undercooked and "mushy" in a couple spots. My sea bass was pretty dry and lacked flavor. I will say our prosciutto flatbread appetizer was spectacular! Next time we might just stick w entrees."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food .. Service is good but just slow for food to come .. That is mean the kitchen problem not the waiter and waitress problem .."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Obviously NOT a place for lunch! Don't get me wrong, the food was fabulous! Although a lot of people walking thru hard to get a refill on iced tea. Only five tables were occupied , a chicken sandwich took 45 minutes after ordering. Main room closed but you could get a glimpse of the glamorous decor. Have been there for drinks when the room was bustling."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was horrible. Had a reservation and it took an hour after reservation time to be seated. Hostess was rude."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food was so good too! A wonderful experience. Great ambiance for people watching. Soo chic and fabulous without being gaudy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Would be a great spot for drinks -- food was good, not outstanding for the price. Smaller portions almost require an appetizer + entree."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "What an amazing venue, if you have not yet been to Pump Room then make sure you do on your next visit, the food is simply fantastic & service amazing !!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I went on a Gilt deal and was really unimpressed. It's the Pump Room...and I was down right disappointed. Everything was okay, but nothing to write home about. Our waiter then disappeared on a us at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I love this place, will be back again soon. Brunch is really good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I thought this would be a good option for a weekend with family (historic and cuisine that's not too crazy for parents) but did not have huge expectations beyond that due to speckled yelp reviews. It turned out to be perfect. The food was outstanding, the service was extremely attentive and helpful, and the ambiance can't be beat (classy but still lively). They also have a lot of round tables (even for 8 people) which is perfect for catching up with friends and family."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Best dinner in several years, unlike any other offering n the city. Only challenge is the noise which makes normal conversation impossible."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our 27th wedding anniversary. We had a great waiter named Eric. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and food. He took care to ask about food allergies and made great recommendations. Everything was great and Eric noted the anniversary and made the evening special. He did a great job and represented the establishment well. We wanted to see the place where many entertainers, celebrities and athletes had eaten in the past. It is a good spot. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went for lunch. The ginger margarita is life changing! We were told by the server that they has the best burger in Chicago - they do not. I enjoyed my side of broccoli better. Wasn't bad but was expecting fireworks after the "sell". 3/4 of us got the burger and all felt the same... great drinks, pretty good food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had a Gilt City deal, so maybe that was the issue, but the service was pretty terrible. I would hope our server did not discriminate because we had purchased a deal, but then again, i would hope that wasnt normal service because it was unacceptable. My boyfriend said it was one of the worst dining experiences he's ever had, and save for the food I'd agree. Our server was so inattentive, and we probably spent 2 hours waiting and 40 minutes actually eating. The food was great, but i was using the Gilt to check it out, and the bad service overrides the good food."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great menu choices, attentive waiter who was charming but not intrusive. Food was delicious and portions were just right. Would highly recommend this for a special night out. In the beautiful Gold Coast neighbourhood - perfect for a late night walk after your meal to take in the old Victorians and tree-lined streets."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This restaurant is absolutely beautiful, but the food and service are inconsistent. We had eight people. In order to provide good service, we had several servers, but they didn't coordinate with each other so ongoing orders like more drinks or additional sauce weren't communicated to the primary server and went undelivered or took too long. One of our entrees was delivered cold and was sent back to be heated. Our primary server wasn't told and we didn't get the heated entree back until everyone else had finished their entrees. The entree was not "comped" and no attempt was made to make amends. The beef, lamb and chicken entrees were delicious, the desserts were terrible. I had the same mediocre experience with 10 guests before."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I ordered the French toast and frittata. Both were delicious! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Refreshing menu, excellent service, good vibe without the pretentious attitude that you see in so many hot spots. Love the decor, and the food is consistently excellent."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dined at the Pump Room while visiting Chicago. The ambiance was fantastic, and the service was perfect. The truffle flatbread was a bit salty and lackluster (for a truffle flatbread), but the lentil soup was fantastic. Craft drinks are noteable. Nice vibe, vibrant nightlife scene. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went to Pump Room for a 9pm dinner last Fri, but they clearly didn't have a table to match our res. We were told to wait in the lounge and get a drink, but no one was able to take our order for 20mins. Finally had to get our own drinks at the bar -- asked for their sour cherry old-fashioned, but the bartender had no clue what we were talking about and made us "regular" old-fashioneds with soda water. By 9:30pm, we had already asked the hostess TWICE about our table. Decided to order a flatbread while we waited, but 10 mins later, it arrived at the table next to us! We were seated at 10pm after speaking with the manager. We received no apology from the manager; our waiter, Eric, was wonderful but not a reflection on the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great place, solid food, drinks are average, service good. Ordered steak tartar, short rib, and scallops- all so tasty! The luxurious set up and elegant touches makes for a romantic place for two or a hip trendy place for a group!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Pump Room at the Public Hotel is a fantastic restaurant. The service is done by the whole team, so you have all the attention you could want. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable - the decor makes it look as though the place could be snobby but the servers make sure it isn't. The beet and arugula salad was divine, until about the last ten bites - too much yogurt and balsamic on a salad that was so refreshing on its own. The tuna tartare was amazing and putting it on avocado made it creamy and wonderful, but I didn't understand the strong vinegar soup that surrounded it and made the dish get soggy. Why overpower such a great dish as tuna tartare? Overall, the food is fantastic - they just need to do a little less to it."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding!! The food, the service, the ambiance, nothing short of a perfect evening..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The Pump House was my dinner choice for my birthday weekend. Great choice. We all had the sample menu with the wine recommendations. Everything was fabulous. The food and pairings were great and generous. The waiter was friendly and informative, the environment was modern but comfortable. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014