The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant
The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant

The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terracerooftop.com/
  • Phone: (312) 377-0979
  • Hours of Operation:
    The Terrace Restaurant
    Daily: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm

    The Terrace Rooftop
    Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

    The Terrace Bar
    Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Darnell Reed
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Grand Ave. & Illinois St.
  • Public Transit: CTA: Red Line Train ("Grand" Stop)
    Bus - 147, 148, 151, 145, 146, 3, 157
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We do not validate parking.
A word from The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant
Dine at The Terrace Restaurant to enjoy a contemporary, American-inspired menu created by executive Chef Darnell Reed. The Terrace culinary team offers guests organic and locally sourced ingredients that are fresh and seasonal.

Sitting on the fifth floor of the Conrad Chicago's lobby, the indoor Terrace Bar offers a sleek interior and a variety of domestic and imported beers, wine, ports, dessert wines, scotch, liqueurs and martinis paired with a light snack menu. Enjoy a signature "On The Terrace" or a tasty Mojito at The Terrace Bar.
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The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)neighborhood gem (3)notable wine list (3)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • miami'ish outdoor terrace
    eatpraylove
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    was a great spot to take out of town guests. a bit pricey for the portions, but we were full in the end, so can't complain. clean and friendly.. will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    Ohio
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great view, great wine, quiet, and romantic. We will return
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop a Biz Lunch
    PrettyGirlEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We dined here for a business lunch. Service was ok, the food was good but very slow considering it wasn't busy. Server never brought bread although asked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in the city
    Hopper
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is a great rooftop restaurant that is still relatively undiscovered. As such, it's great for the urban view and lovely outside dining in the summer. I had the southwest chicken salad, which was a huge portion and so very tasty. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the The Terrace Rooftop | Bar | Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I can't believe this place isn't booked every night! The view is incredible at night. I was unsure how the food would be, but I was pleasantly surprised- it was amazing! The lobster roll and the duck dumplings are a must have. Both are very bold and flavorful. The service was excellent, the ambiance is great, and the food is great. Definitely a place to go for a great rooftop Chicago experience, definitely a hidden gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great business lunch on the patio. I would recommend for lunch and it's not noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks with a view
    datenightdiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went here for late night drinks with 3 girlfriends. We were seated outside, which is a lovely area with a nice skyline view. Unfortunately, it began to rain so we moved indoors, but it was equally as nice. Drinks were pricey, but yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the location
    LOVELY
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love the location the atmosphere and I usually try and hang out with my girlfriends because we love a nice vibrant location. Nice clean quite and comfortable. Unfortunately, I don't work in the down town area so It's usually my ideal to come and visit at least twice a year in the summer. Love it and have recommended to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chicago Out Door Dining
    DocsmealVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was in Chicago from June 27 through June 30 and I chose to eat here both evenings of my trip. I was a guest at The Conrad Hilton. I did not want to go far and this place turned out to be great. The cocktails were very good and so was the food. And there was a wonderful waiter Tom who really added to the experience. He recommended food that he would eat and was on point with every suggestion he made. I would not only return to the Conrad but would go back to this restaurant. And of course, I must have Tom wait on me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice space and that's all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Terrible service, worse food, luckily it was expensive. I would only go back for drinks and probably not that either.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little secret rooftop bar
    nieljean
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were celebrating 2 birthdays and reunion of old friends. Two people are photographers so I requested a table with an unobstructed view and a perfect table was waiting for us. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. I think the kitchen must be on a different floor since the service was very slow but the wait staff was attentive. We had a lot of catching up to do so the longer wait time was not a problem for us but not a place to go for a quick meal. The tables are spaced far enough apart that you get a sense of privacy. Our our of town guests loved it too. We will be going back. The prices are reasonable for a rooftop setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Movie Night
    FredAstaire
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    It happened to be movie night at dusk and they played Ferris Bueller while we ate. I liked that it wasn't too packed and that people were actually watching the movie instead of being loud. It was a unique experience. The staff is very friendly and the view is great. The rooftop is on the 5th floor, so you are surrounded by buildings. The price is very reasonable and the food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for drinks
    diningreviewsVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great spot with a view for drinks and appetizers. Would recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrace
    funtimes
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had so much fun on our 39th Anniversary, and our waiter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This restaurant was just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This restaurant was just ok. I had made reservations .... no need as we were the ONLY couple in the entire restaurant. Made me wonder why. The waiter was nice .... but took him quite a while to come back to our table time and time again. The food portions were ok ... but on the small side. Menu was VERY small. Would probably not eat there again just because of the limited menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • QUIET
    ERIC
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Couldn't get into a restaurant due to Chicago Restaurant week so deceided to try this one. Service and the food was excellent will be going back again soon. Tom, our waiter was a delight.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring hotel restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The name of the restaurant is deceiving. Maybe in the summer you'd see more of a terrace or a rooftop. The food is typical overpriced hotel restaurant food. We were the only people in the restaurant (should have been a sign) and were rarely recognized by our server.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High Quality!
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Was there on a cold Chicago night, imagine that, and they serve out into the lobby of the hotel, whereby I got a spot right next to their very cool fireplace. Excellent burger and perfect wine. Tom helped to guide me and did a terrific job. As it's in the Conrad Hotel, I went there for breakfast the next morning, using a voucher that came with my room rate. The hearty American breakfast lives up to its billing, Meredith did a terrific job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The restaurant was mostly deserted, but the staff was friendly and the food was good. There is a terrace, but it is only open during warm weather, during the winter you can't see the scenary.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicate dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Good quality of meal, great presentation, warm service but disapointing environement (no rooftop in the dinning table).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good... not great
    Desmt
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Seafood done well, attentive service, and high- energy ambience, but nothing we experienced separates it from the many fine fish houses in Chicago's near North neighborhood - though it will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience for group dining
    4foodies
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The Terrace has a beautiful view that accompanies the great food. I had the lobster rolls and they were fabulous. My group of 12 loved the drinks and the great view of Trump Tower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great open terrace, warm,
    LostSoul
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Great open terrace, warm, clear night makes a perfect evening. Friendly wait staff. I liked that it wasn't a mob scene, low key, casual, and relaxing. You don't have to fight for a spot like at the "Witt" or "Trump" rooftops. Some hits and misses on the food, barbecue shrimp and grits, a "10" Crab cakes and chicken and waffles, not so much. Crab soup also noteworhty. All in all with a great view and pretty good food, it's definitley worth the trip
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrace at Conrad Great
    TerraceConradRocks
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Outstanding service, tasty food, and gorgeous view of downtown Chicago. I enjoyed my experience and would definitely recommend The Terrace at Conrad to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Assessment
    Scroll
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Everything was nice and the group of individuals that were with me would agree also. The only negative to the experience was price for the meals and the amount served. One would have thought that there would be more food on the plates and the same would apply for the drinks as well. But overall the experience was good and I plan to visit again in the future.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave the menu on the table
    YesPleaseVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    This outdoor patio space is truly exceptional, but the food is highly overpriced and lacking in flavor. The fried catfish tacos were decent, but everything else was sub-par (and the maccaroon dessert was stale). I am guessing this would be a fantastic place for a happy hour or late night cocktails, but don't bother with the menu...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrace Rooftop
    KirkVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This is a little known gem. It an open-air, tucked away place for those who love eating or drinking outdoors. It's a calm oasis just off of bustling Michigan Avenue. The menu as of August is unusual (mainly Southern items) but quite good. Diners also can order typical food off the room service menu. The location is great. The views are pleasant - not spectacular. For my most recent visit, our waitress was cordial, helpful and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Menu
    Tapas
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The menu appears to have a Cajun theme, but features many fatty options. Amongst our large group, not a single option on the menu was viewed favorably. Particularly disappointing were the absence of outdoor dining friendly appetizer options. With that being said, the execution of the menu was fine. The killer was the 30-45 minute lag time to have our drinks delivered - multiple times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great summer evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Great place for drinks or a meal. Outstanding service from Abel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Herron03
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The occasion was my husbands birthday, and for a group of seven that arrived late, we were seated immediately. At first our server seemed a little overwhelmed but then apologized for the 15 minute wait for our cocktails. Although he did explain they were understaffed that evening. After ordering dinner, the server was very attentive and pleasant. The food was great and we really enjoyed the rooftop on such a beautiful night. I would definitely recommend the Terrace Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrace
    Cjhawk46
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    It was great to sit in a quiet place and enjoy the breezy, cool Chicago night.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere but way overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great atmosphere and our server was very good. The only negative I have for the place (and it's a big one which is why I only gave it 3 stars) is that nothing on the menu is worth the price...you're really paying more for the view. My vodka martinis (up) were very watered down...even when I said something to our server after the first and he assured me the bartender would make it properly for the second it was still pretty watered down. Watering down the drinks is clearly just what they do. I expect more from a $14 martini. I would recommend this place for drinks and a few apps...and when I say 'drinks' I mean beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop bliss
    casterlined1
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    The terrace was such a nice and reasonable rooftop dining experience. The reservation was free and had a very laid back atmosphere. The food was amazing even though the menu was limited. Great bar to boot and the view, while limited to the upper halves of the surrounding buildings, was great and left you feeling as if you were up much higher than you actually were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Jess
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    I wasnt too happy when we walked in bc the place looked so plain. LAter in the night, they finally put some lights on and lit some candles, which gave this place some beauty. The food was amazing! The gilt coupon I bought included up to a $50 wine and I was disappointed when the waiter brought us "cupcake" wine that is sold for $12 at Target. He rarely came to check on us and got our order wrong and also threw away the food we had meant to take home. Other than these mistakes, the food was AMAZING and I had a great time with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I really liked the atmosphere for hanging with a large group of friends. Not too loud where you can talk to people without having to yell. But yet there was great background music. The service was a bit slow for drinks, so many people in my group when to the bar instead. But overall, I enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for outta town-ers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Let alone that its a hotel, it's a generally good outdoor space. Not much of a view (it's no trump) but you still have a great space outside. Not too crowded with tables, you can really enjoy your parties company. The food is good (southern comfort) and the drinks are special. Great little spot to take your guests for a night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food. Best shimp and
    Victoria
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Amazing food. Best shimp and grits I've had ever. Waiter was also very attentive. Views from the rooftop get better at night as the city lights come up. Not to crowded. Good for a girls night pre-drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice with a flaw
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Really enjoyed taking my family to this hidden spot. Great, low country cuisine--shrimp with grits, etc. But avoid the Low Country Boil entree--it's barely big enough to qualify as an appetizer. Strange because the portion size is fine with the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service and food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The food was definitely worth what they charged for it. I didn't really enjoy the salad, and most of the folks who dined with me had the same response regarding their meals.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rooftop outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    If you are looking for a place to just relax outside and have drinks this is a nice spot to begin.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.