The Terrace at Trump
The Terrace at Trump

The Terrace at Trump

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/chicago/rooftop-restaurants-chicago.php
  • Phone: 3125888600
  • Hours of Operation:
    The Terrace at Trump is open 7 days a week from 2:00pm to 12:00am. Our reservations line is open from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated Valet Parking $25
A word from The Terrace at Trump
THE TERRACE AT TRUMP. A sophisticated outdoor oasis showcasing superb al fresco dining amidst the iconic views of Chicago's dramatic landscape is The Terrace at Trump. In emphasizing the superior service and sophisticated summer fare for which Trump Chicago has been lauded, the Terrace offers a specially crafted menu served alongside a variety of boutique wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Sit and enjoy a cocktail while watching the fireworks from The Terrace at Trump on Wednesdays and Saturdays after Memorial Day.

We now offer limited reservations for our premium tables, which offer the most exclusive city views from The Terrace. There is a table fee of $100 per person, not inclusive of any food or beverage. All reservations require a credit card and are weather permitting. In the case that you need to cancel your reservation, we ask for 2 hours prior notification to avoid a penalty of $100 per reserved guest. Please call the reservation line for more information.
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The Terrace at Trump reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food2
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Mailing it in
    ChicagoT
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Visited on a spectacular Sunday afternoon in August. The view and surroundings were fabulous. The staff is very under inspired when it comes to service. Had an enjoyable bottle of wine and some finger food. Prices are justified for the venue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good View Once
    4777aggi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Save a dime and have an after dinner drink at the terrace. The food is very, very average. The waiters work their tail off, but they are under staffed for the crowd size and distance the food and beverage has to travel to customers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The terrace at trump is by far the best view in the city. You're definitely paying for the view though. The menu could have been better. If the terrace was a pool deck, the menu would've been a better fit. There wasn't one steak on the menu so we didn't end up eating. Overall, it was a great experience except for the 15 people who took pictures right in front of our table because we had the best view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view. Not much else
    Review4u
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is cool to try once. The location and view is great, but one would expect a better selection and top shelf food in a venue like this. I spent $250 in food alone during my dining here and it was substandard to say the least. They make an attempt to dress up the food with gourmet names, but it is like a home economics cooking experiment gone bad. Also, if you try to eat clean and healthy, there is absolutely nothing on this menu that you can eat. It's all high fat, high calorie. My group did not finish the meals that I bought them because of the quality. This place should stick to being a venue bar and do away with the food service if that is the best quality it can come up with. Your waitstaff is a little hit or miss.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was unacceptable
    habitualdiner
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    To begin, the hostess did not smile upon greeting anyone in front of us or anyone in our group. In fact, I shouldn't even call it a "greeting". We had a party of 7 with a reservation. When we were taken to the table, we were given one drink menu & one food menu...really? Once a waitress finally came around, we asked for more menus and she brought us 2 more drink menus...really? For such a prestigious location and the high prices, I have a certain expectation. Our waitress forgot a drink on our order, she had to ask who had which drink, and questioned an incorrect glass of wine brought to the table. She insisted on looking at the menu with my sister for proof of her mistake! I was embarrassed! Service was slow and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 17, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food1.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service2.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the The Terrace at Trump reviews archive.
  • You're paying for the view
    MikeDVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    The dining on the terrace provides for a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline, but the food is very average and the menu not that exciting. It's not that the food is below average, but maybe the best way to characterize it is that it doesn't live up to the view. The building is very elegant, the wait staff very beautiful, the view is incredible, and then the food doesn't deliver. The wine and drink menu was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great view, bad food
    iflyadesk
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    The staff is amazing and the view is stunning. It's too bad that the lobster sandwich tasted about as bad as Applebee's at 5x the price. The donuts were good though...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    To say that service is terrible is an understatement. The minute we sat down we waited 10 minutes for a server to come to our table. The first words out of her mouth were not hello or welcome - but rather "so are you ready to order." I have seen lemonade stands better run by a bunch of 8 year olds than the manner in which this establishment is run. It is almost laughable. As for the food, I have head better at dive bars. With all of this said the view is what makes the experience. Unbeatable ambience. It is just too bad all of the scenic beauty is ruined by an untrained service staff and an equally incompetent and uncaring management. If you are looking for outdoor 5 star dining skip this spot and head to Shangai Terrace at the Peninsula.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just drop in and have a drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The preferred tables are awesome, as long as no one stands in your view. I would have been more tolerant of the $100, per person, fee if the tables around me had paid it also. Groups, next to us, came and went all night for free. Not fair. The menu is awful and 4 Spiders landed on us because we sat too close to the plants, said the bus boy. Take you chances and just drop in, do not make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chump
    Satisfied
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    It's all about the view. Who would pay $200 just for the privilege to sit at a reserved table? Well I did. And I knew I was a chump when the party in front of me was told w/o a reservation that it was a 20 min wait for the same type of table. So I paid $200 to save 20 min. What a goof. The food? It was insulting bad. Ordered: "In the Front Door" at $100 the cheapest entree for 2. (I'm just good enough to get in the door. Trump isn't subtle but he knows how to get your money.) for that you get 6 jumbo shrimp and one tiny cup of cocktail sauce, enough for 3 shrimp (We asked for another cup which was then delivered to the table next to us). 6 oysters. Crab legs and lobster taste like rubber hose. No sides available. Eat first before coming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    ZLarson71
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    I took a date here for no special occasion and it couldn't have been better. The entire experience was unbelievable. The food was great, our waitress was outstanding, and the views cannot be beat. I'll definitely be visiting this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth once
    BigMakVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Restaurant charges $100 pp just for reservation and everything is expensive. However Scene from the 16th floor open air restaurant is unbeatable. You can see lake, skyline and above all fireworks (if you happen to be there on Saturday in Summer around 10 PM). Food was pretty decent but $25 for a sandwich and a cocktail is high in my books. Service was nice. Over all I dont have any regret for spending quite a bit for this one time experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate