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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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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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.

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
187 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 2 days ago

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
149 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 2 days ago

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
1 review
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
11 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
6 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
9 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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ER
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great space to meet with friends or clients. Very friendly and attentive staff.

Atwood
Responded on January 1, 2020

Dear EllenR Thank you! We wish you all the best in the New Year and hope to you visit Atwood soon. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful modern restaurant in an old hotel lobby. Great brunch eggs Benedict. Very flavorful. Great spicy Bloody Mary. Staff was kind and accommodating. Omelet was terribly bland and lacking key ingredients so perhaps there was a mix up or a moment of forgetfulness. I would go again however.

Atwood
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for dining with us. Please do try us again. We look forward to serving you. Warm Regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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LV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was very good. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. A member of our party had special dietary needs and these were accommadated. My only negative, it was very noisy.

Atwood
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear Linda V. Thank you kindly for the commentary on your recent visit. We hope to serve you all again soon. Debra Torres General Manager

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DV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hands down the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever eaten, but the chop salad just OK. Our train was delayed and we were 15 minutes late for our reservation..
No problem, they were very understanding. Lovely table next to the window, friendly staff, but long wait for dessert. Expensive, but worth it at Christmas time for the ambience and location

Atwood
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear Dorothy V. Thank you for choosing us for your special time of the year dining downtown. We appreciate you and hope to see you again for the next holiday! Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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DJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, but I just could not rate it above a two-star, after they asked me to leave because they needed the table. Appalling!

Atwood
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear DJMc, We are sorry to hear this happened. If you wouldn't mind emailing me directly, we would certainty like to hear more about this negative experience to find resolve. Sincerely, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Atwood. Fantastic atmosphere, food, and location. Thank you to our wonderful waiters who helped make my mother’s birthday celebration wonderful. We’ll be back!

JL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I’ve been at Atwood for lunch and had a good experience, but this last visit was for dinner and it was not great. Our server was nice and attentive. Drinks were decent but the glasses were tiny and not worth the price. Our appetizer was good but our meals for dinner were awful. I ordered the steak, the priciest thing on the menu and it was terrible. For almost $40 I would assume I’d get a decent cut of meat and boy was I wrong. I will not be coming back here, not with the other great choices in the area.

Atwood
Responded on December 17, 2019

Dear Jill L, We are sorry to hear about your displeasure of the meal. If you would like to give us another try, please contact me directly to oversee your dinner. Sincerly, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinner prior to attending the theater. Service was great: attentive and friendly. Drinks great. Food was very good but for the entrees (salmon) being over-done. Not bad enough to send back, but not as on-target as one would expect from an otherwise very nice restaurant.

S
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good place for a business meal. Not too loud. Nice environment. Good staff. Food was just ok. My salad was a huge mound of shaved lettuce on a flat plate and got all over the table. It also had very few toppings. For ~$20 I would have expected a little more going on.

KC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We’ve been to the Atwood many times before, dating pre-renovation. The diner decor/feel doesn’t fit the feel of the hotel and other surroundings. The food was just ok. I had the BLT which was good. The shrimp and grits my wife got were flavorless even with the spice gravy. The high prices don’t match the decor and marginal food, unfortunately. Which is sad, as it used to be one of our go-to spots when things were better.

KM
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant used to be so pretty - now it looks like a cafeteria. I had very expensive meat loaf and mashed potatoes and wish I had sent them back. They were dry and less than average. My husband had an amazing BLT sandwich. The wine and server were fine. Some good, some bad. This restaurant should do better.

PE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit during the holidays often! It’s a charming restaurant and everyone is so happy and courteous!

R
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at this restaurant. The food was fresh and wonderful. Our server, Andre, was very attentive to our requests and the wait staffs were very professional. Definitely return to this establishment.

OC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Server and food runners were very timely. Server described the dishes well. Had the schnitzel and it was very delicious. My guest he the chicken sandwich and fries and loved it.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Salad was $14 and just a bowl of lettuce with a few pieces of dry over cooked chicken. Limited menu only 5 options were available

RS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Service was especially good. Food and drinks were delicious.

Atwood
Responded on December 2, 2019

Robert S. Thank you, we cant wait to serve you again. Cheers! Debra Torres General Manager

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WB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Customer service level terrible need to work on many factors. Manager needs to work on her management skills as well as customer service.

Atwood
Responded on December 2, 2019

Dear Wesley B, I am sorry to hear that you were not met with better guest service. Please feel free to contact me directly, if you would like to offer more details about what was displeasing. Kind Regards, Debra Torres General Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Space was pretty but food was blah and cold even fries weren’t very good

Atwood
Responded on December 2, 2019

Dear Anonymous, We are sorry to hear your food was not up to our better. Please try us again. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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l
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lunch after viewing the Christmas windows at Macys on State Street. Our server, Melissa, knew when to come by and when to “leave us alone”. She made the already good meal great.

Atwood
Responded on November 27, 2019

Dear Larry G. Thank you for sharing the experience. We appreciate hearing that Melissa provided service to your liking. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager

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