Atwood

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Atwood is a must dine classic restaurant in the Staypineapple Chicago hotel in the heart of the Loop. Executive Chef David Fingerman and the attentive staff offer contemporary cuisine and excellent service in a lovely and memorable setting. Atwood is located in the Reliance Building, one of Chicago's most historic buildings. Its ideal location in the center of the Theater District, directly along the State Street retail shopping circuit, just blocks away from the Chicago Architecture Foundation make it a perfect place to stop by for a classic cocktail, a delicious meal and great people watching.
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K
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Didn’t even get to eat. The waiter never came back around to ask us what we wanted. We waited 25 minutes before we got up and went somewhere else to eat. Wasn’t a big selection, wouldn’t recommend.

TG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and even better bar. Classic drinks are making a comeback here. Staff knows what they are doing and do it well.

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Tommy Gunn, Thank you for taking the time and share your experience with us in Atwood. We appreciate the sentiment. Kind regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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LL
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Atwood is our pre-concert go to before a show at Chicago Theatre. Although promptly seated for our 6:15 reservation, yet our server didn’t come by to greet us or ask for our drink order until we flagged the host who was walking by, for help 10 minutes into our visit. The restaurant was busy but it wasn’t full. It was a frustrating start that also saw food delays for a simple burger and a spinach salad.

Our entrees were tasty when they finally did arrive yet we were unable to place a drink order for a bit because our server seemed to ignore us and/or disappear again. We finally ordered another round which arrived quickly this time. Our server’s service was definitely “off”, he never apologized and addressed any of the challenges. This was disappointing and it isn’t likely we’ll be back. Too bad for sure.

K
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for before theater dinner. We had the squash and apple soup, shared a HUGE salad and focaccia bread. All were delicious. The service was prompt and attentive.

HK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atwood is a relatively unpretentious place for finer dining in State St with sophisticated decor and a great menu.

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear HannahK, Thank you. We appreciate your time in sharing this nice point of view and are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the experience with us. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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LZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, lively atmosphere. Very nice waiter- tho he didn’t show up right away to inquire or offer beverages. Valet parking was very expensive.

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Lynn Z. Thank you for writing up a review. Say if you plan to return to the loop, you will find that parking with our valet is one of the best prices around. Plus waiting in our lounge is a nice bonus. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Cindy, Thank you kindly for the praise on our staff. We appreciate the time you took to share this review. We cant wait to serve you again! Cheers, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We originally had issues with our server but the manager stopped by and rectified the issue and removed one of the items that we had problems with from the bill. That’s good customer service!

Atwood
Responded on January 30, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking to time to write to us. It was a pleasure to serve you. Please come again. Bests, Debra Torres General Manager

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FD
Chicago
167 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Put us at high top table in bar. When I made reservation there was no indication it would be a high top table. I would have chosen another restaurant if I had known. It was very uncomfortable loud and busy with people going by. Also we were overly bothered by people repeatedly asking if they could clear our plates before we were ready. Food and service was great but we will not return unless we have at least 6 people to avoid the situation. I did ask to change but they then only had a table behind the bar by the cash station which was not very nice..

Atwood
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear Frequent Diner, We absolutely will always try to accommodate your preference for a low table. I have noted that in your profile for future visits. Thank you for letting us know and for taking the time to write to us. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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e
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great strategic location in downtown Chicago. Very nice dining room/atmosphere. The food and the service are always very good. Highly recommended.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was lovely. Very friendly environment and cute spot I never anticipated to have such great food!

Atwood
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear Anonymous, It is nice to hear you enjoyed dining with us in Atwood. Please come back soon, and by summer, as we will have a new menu for more goodies to enjoy! Regards, Debra Torres

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f
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just OK. Restaurant week menu was fair. Soup was very good. Veggie burger was fair and cookies were good. Waitress was pleasant and efficient and brought birthday treats for dessert.

Atwood
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear FoodLover, Happy Belated Birthday, Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good for pre theater

JH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient service, beautiful location, surprisingly not very loud. Enjoyed my crispy-skinned salmon and my companion loved the burger. The bar even crafted a custom mocktail at his request. Definitely try the spinach dip; it’s heavenly.

Atwood
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear James H. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for dining with us, and for taking the time to share it online. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Menu not very extensive and food is not very good.

R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall, it was a nice pre-theater dinner!
I would do it again!

P
Chicago
110 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. Good for a business lunch with quick service and a varied menu.

Atwood
Responded on January 30, 2020

Dear Prof, Thank you. We appreciate your positive review and continued support. We look forward to serving you again. Respectfully, Debra Torres General Manager

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PJ
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lots of options, and such a bright sunny place to eat. Thank you for a nice experience.

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear PJM2, Thank you so much for choosing us. There are so many chooses in the loop and we are glad you enjoyed Atwood. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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J
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic old hotel lounge venue with great food, drink and mixologists.

Atwood
Responded on January 30, 2020

Dear Josea, We appreciate your support and are so glad you continue to enjoy your experiences with us in Atwood. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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P
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined on a Monday evening. First stop at the bar with a wonderful bartender who was nice to swap out a wine that I did not like for another and help my husband discover a new cocktail. We love the small and cozy space with nice seating with views of State and Washington streets from large windows. Great Chicago location. I have to eat strictly gluten free and have always had a lovely meal with Atwood. The spinach artichoke dip came with cucumber slices for me and grilled sourdough for my husband and was awesome. I am a burrata cheese fan, but did not enjoy the mortadello(sp?) that came with it (balony!). The salmon and steak were perfect and the creme brulee was great. The service by Eric was stellar. We will, of course, be back.

Atwood
Responded on January 27, 2020

Dear Pamela, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your overall experience in Atwood. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us and mentioning the serer, Eric as well. we cant wait to reward him for making a good impression. We hope to serve you again. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Lighting like the doctors office in there. Ambiance zero.

Atwood
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear Katie, Thank you for dining with us in Atwood. We appreciate your visit and hope to serve you again. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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a
Chicago
189 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious - Nice size portions and Service is always very accommodating... It is my go-to favorite in the loop.

Atwood
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear Angel, Thank you for dining with us in Atwood in the Chicago Loop area. And for your kind support, Please come back soon. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch for my wife at one of her favorite places

Atwood
Responded on January 20, 2020

Dear Anonymous Thank you for nice 4 star posting and sharing that your wife likes Atwood enough to make it one of her favorites! Belated birthday wishes to her and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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D
Chicago
152 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have chosen Atwood as our destination pre-theater restaurant. The lunch menu suits all in our party. Rocky, our host, immediately greeted us with a bright smile and noted that we were seeing Mean Girls from the reservation. He was exceedingly gracious to move us to another table that we felt was more comfortable. The BLT sandwich with the batter fried tomato received rave reviews. I had the mussels with a creamy broth that was so savory. We shared a delightful spinach and pear salad. Juan, our server accommodated our request to split an entree order and made sure to brew us a fresh pot of hot coffee at the end of our meal. Atwood has a premier location and great food. I highly recommend it.

Atwood
Responded on January 20, 2020

Dear Dining Diva, Thank you! We are happy to hear that your experience with us in Atwood with to your delight. We will be sure to mention your review to Juan (server) and Rocky (host) as we all appreciate it very much. Thank you for taking the time to write about it and we hope to serve you again. Warm regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was beautifully prepared but all of it was very sweet. Perhaps it was the combination we chose.
Will def go to Atwood again. Wait staff was spectacular. Thank you

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building Friendly staff. Delicious pork schnitzel and apple crumble

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The modern architecture was pleasing to the eye. Service was great and I would definitely come back!

Atwood
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us in Atwood in the Chicago Loop area. We surely appreciate the sentiment and hope to see you soon. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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KE
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant is clean, sleek, and comfortable. The server was very friendly and attentive. The dishes were well prepared and delicious. Windows are large and great for watching the City. I would definitely go back.

GG
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parisian style diner, great interior design, the food and service excellent. Great location for people watching. Will definitely go there again both for breakfast and lunch.

Atwood
Responded on January 14, 2020

Dear GioGio2, Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us in Atwood. We look forward to serving you again. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience with good food and good service.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Atwood. Happy New Year, and we hope to see you again. Regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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BB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience and wonderful food. A very special place indeed.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear BradB, Thank you for the kind remarks. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Atwood Restaurant. Many happy returns, until next you visit us again! Debra Torres General Manager

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RC
Berlin
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to dinner after seeing a movie at the Siskel and really enjoyed our meal at Atwood. The restaurant is casually cool with floor to ceiling windows for good people watching. Our waiter was excellent-very personable and helpful but not around too much. The chicken salad quesadilla were light and tasty plus the fried chicken sandwich was delicious—perfect for after the movie—a fun evening!

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear RonC, Happy New Year. Thank you for joining us for a meal and part of your evening over the holiday season. We hope you will return again when you are in the Chicago Loop. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had never been there before. Brought my 19 year old granddaughter.
We loved the atmosphere... the fact that you could people watch out the large windows.Very nice.
Waiter was good no complaints. Only downside was the chopped salad I ordered was huge and way too much green stuff and not enough variety in the ingredients... it was good... just way to large..I am a foodie and a great cook... my advice ... make the salad smaller ...less green and more color in the ingredients.
Anyhow the granddaughter loved the place... and I loved the iron fretwork I could see near the elevators.
I was born and grew up in the city and rarely get to Chicago...so was fun to go to a new place. Cute spot.

No real complaints. Enjoyed our visit.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for choosing to visit the Hotel and dine in Atwood. We are quite historic and even on the architecture walking tour. It is always nice to hear when someone was pleased by the experience. Warmly, Debra Torres General Manager

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L
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Atwood was just ok. Nothing special, but it was easy to get to the theater on time from there.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Lorik, Thank you. We are glad to hear you made it to the show on time. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast place!

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good and nice Christmas Day meal.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Monica S. Thank you for joining us for your holiday meal. Its a special time of year and glad you enjoyed your meal in Atwood. Warmly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lost our Open Table reservation, but still seated us after we showed them the email verification.

R
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great location for before and after shows. Live music was a plus. Food and service was mediocre.

Atwood
Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Rebelmom, Thank you for stopping by before a show. We hope you will try us again on another occasion as we can surely do a better experience with you. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was completely unmemorable, but ambience was beautiful and classy!

Atwood
Responded on December 26, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for joining us. You may like to try something else next time, as we hope you will find something pleasing on the menu. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Christmas gift theater and dinner

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear Donnam, Thank you! We wish you a Happy new Year, and hope you visit us when you are in the Chicago Loop again. Warmly, Debra Torres General Manager

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