Pump Room-Public Hotel
Great restaurant to celebrateGreat restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Service was exceptional, the waitress walked up to the table and told my daughter congratulations, which made daughter feel special. Appetizers, the flatbread and tuna tartar were great. My fish was extremely tender and other guests enjoyed their entrees as well.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love this placeThe Pump Room is a favorite. Just this one rare occasion the service wasn't up to par. Everything else was great.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!We hosted a client dinner here and shared many of the plates. Everything, and I mean everything on the menu was fantastic! My favorite was the tuna tartare. So flavorful and melt in your mouth. I would most certainly go again!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChicago burns again.Hot,hot,hot. Great place to see and be seen. By the way, the food is great also. Fresh and well prepared.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was my birthday and theyIt was my birthday and they carded me for my drink and did not acknowledge it was my birthday. I did not like that!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent But LoudEverything about the place is A+ with exception of being so loud that it can become a challenge to hear. Especially with six people.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNick made the night!Great girls night out! The food was great! The salmon appetizer was to die for. Our server Nick was outstanding! Nick made great recommendations, was fun, and hands down the service that I have received at a restaurant in a long time. I will for sure be back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb experienceDid not disappoint - food was nearly sublime. Could not have been better, and the service was excellent, informed and spirited.
Very chic space, good people-watching, spacious, with good room between tables and various levels that create separate experiences within the same space.
Bar areas are very cool and full of beautiful people.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentI don't believe that I have ever rated a dining experience 10/10 but this is it! Daisy took us to our table and asked if it was our first visit (which it was) so she explained nicely the history of the Pump Room. Nick our server was great. The food was excellent - I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and well presented. The starters and desert were just as good. Overall awesome food, service, decor, ambience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner and AMAZING serviceIt was girls night out and we had an amazing time. Our server, Brandon made our experience even better. Would definitely go back again!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat business dinner spotUpscale, great service, and a great spot to take a client or prospect out to dinner6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Our server knew the menu inside and out. He helped us tremendously in our choices from start to finish. I got the suckling pig entree. It was excellent!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful experience - great foodThis was my first visit to the historic Pump Room-won't be my last. The ambience, food and service were superb. I wish they had a tasting menu so I could try many of the items on the menu at once. Still, if you are looking for a traditional appetizer, entree, dessert place this is a great one. I had the Peekytoe Crab toast with Lemon Aioli. Delicious! Plenty of crab meat, a nice dollop of aioli and great bread. I had to try the Wagyu hamburger and it was just amazing. Juicy, full of beef flavor and the thing jalapeño slices gave just a slight kick. I also tried a couple of the house cocktails -very well made. I am a classic gin martini guy, so modern sweet "martinis" are not for me. These were just slightly sweeter than I would have liked.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary SurpriseI surprised my parents for their 35th Anniversary and sent them to the Pump Room. My mom used to live in the neighborhood years ago and they always mentioned how much they liked it. They said the service was phenomenal and multiple managers greeted them at their table to congratulate them. They enjoyed the food very much and overall had a fantastic time. When I made the Opentable reservation, I listed in the comments section that it was their 35th. That was all I had to do and they had personalized desserts at their table with a nice card congratulating them as well. I also called ahead with my credit card number so my parents would not have to see the bill. Outstanding restaurant- I'm very happy with my choice!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious everythingMy experience at pump room was lovely. We brought a Gilt City coupon and the staff couldn't be more polite and courteous about serving my boyfriend and I. RC, our waitor, was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the menu. The GC options were AWESOME and the food and cocktails were all delicious. The Passion Chili was the best drink I've had in a while. Would definitely go back, heard the brunch has an awesome Mimosa bar & Bloody Mary bar!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable experienceWe went for our anniversary. The staff acknowledged that from the reservation and called us by our names throughout the night. Greg was our server and was very good. The food was really good. We shared a couple of items and then ordered entrees and sides. The whitefish was outstanding as were the crispy polenta bites. We shared the ice cream sundae for dessert and it was deli escorts. The room was lively on a Tuesday and there was a good vibe. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most beautiful diningThe most beautiful dining room in the city, super friendly bartender and waiters, attentive, but not overbearing service and delicious food which is easy to share in a spacious round booth for six5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendy, Hot SpotA great dining option in a trendy neighborgood. Fabulous decor and ambiance and exceptional service. The entrees are not al a cart so although them may seem pricey, they include side dishes which are not included in many fine dining restaurants. The server mentioned the dishes are on the smaller size but I found them to be an average size. Being from the Pacific Northwest I was hesitant to order the salmon but I was not dissappointed. It was a perfect cut that was perfectly cooked. My date had the suckling pig and it was the best dish we ordered.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Atmosphere mid range foodUnparalleled blend of classic architecture with a chic modern aesthetic. Service is extremely friendly but, slow and the food while good, seemed subpar and somewhat uninspired given the caliber of space and the hotel it’s a part of.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic eveningService was excellent, we were seated right away. Pump Room manages to be romantic and vibrant at the same time. Seats are not too close together, plenty of privacy. We decided to order just appetizers after the first two were so good and generously portioned. Crab toast was amazing! Molten chocolate dessert also phenominal, light and and delicate. Highly recommend.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSensationalI was in Chicago as a tourist and was treated like royalty, gorgeous room, best burger ever. It's a must if you are in Chicago.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGo 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 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 AMI remember the PR for manyI remember the PR for many years ago when it was filled with real life personalities whose pictures you have on the wall. The ambiance has changed but so have I. The atmosphere is more relaxed and friendly . I like the restaurant for lunch the noise is more controlled and conversation is much easier to enjoy4/16/2013 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 AM