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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Great food and good service. Print and attentive. Nice vintage cocktails.
We were celebrating a last min city hall marriage and have them 15 min notice and when we arrived it felt very special-the entire staff went out of their way to help us celebrate and add to the memory of the special day. Plus, the food was great!
Atwood is my favorite place to go for lunch lately. I love the bright, airy room and the food is quite good. Service can be slow, but is always pleasant.
Dear Lis C, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so glad to hear you have found Atwood as a nice respite with a good meal. do, lets the server know if you have any time restraints so we can provide better timing for you. All my best, Debra Torres
Dinner before the opera. I had the burger because the server indicated it was rated in the top 10 or 20 in the city. It was outstanding!!
Dear Gourmetman, Thank you for sharing your review on the Atwood Burger! Please come back anytime as its on the menu form 11:30am- to closing everyday. cheers, Debra Torres General Manager
The menu was a nice surprise--- great options, and good prices. The service was excellent. Server very thoughtfulIy asked if we were attending theater ( many nearby the restaurant) and when was the show time. We will definitely go back again .
Dear Eileen M, Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience in Atwood. We have a patio for the summer and lots of shows should be back by then. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager
I haven’t been to Atwood in probably 6-7 years. I remember an excellent experience on my last visit.
This trip was decidedly different.
The restaurant is in desperate need of a refresh, especially the padded benches, which were severely worn and torn.
Food was average at best. There are many better choices in the area at the same price point.
Overall, it gives the impression of a restaurant that’s given up and is just counting on weekday lunches and pre-theater dining. I felt the need to apologize to my customer at the end of the evening.
With its location, Atwood should aspire to be so much more.
Dear Mike, Thank you for your continued support of the Atwood restaurant. We are in the midst of updating the hotel from top to bottom as an expression. The banquettes have not gone unnoticed and are on the mend. We do change up the menu seasonally and our hope is to welcome you back when you are ready for another try. Respectfully, Debra Torres General Manager
Pre theatre meal. Excellent food and great value. Service was great. We’ve already reserved for our show inApril
Atwood is the best brunch downtown and a must go! Best Eggs Benedict and crafted Mimosas.
Dear Kiwi24, Thank you. We like to change the menus seasonally but always keep the Eggs Benedict! Come back soon. All my best, Debra Torres General Manager
I will love this place forever. I made a reservation for Saturday brunch before a matinee performance in the Loop, with a request for a corner table near the windows to accommodate the sensitivities of my companion with autism.
It was crowded when we arrived, but we were shown to a table in the corner by the windows with a "reserved" tent card prominently displayed. Our server, Jackie, was exceptional. He was busy but very patient and accommodating, and seemed genuinely interested in communicating appropriately with an autistic person. He took every suggestion about what might appeal to my guest seriously. I was so relieved and appreciative that I would have eaten anything they put before me, so it was a delight that my smoked salmon Benedict was perfect, and the breakfast potatoes with it were sublime.
I'm also grateful that I learned from the experience - my companion ordered a salad with grilled chicken, and what came out was lovely, but gigantic - arugula piled in a mound on the plate. She ate her chicken but was overwhelmed by the size of the salad. This was not Atwood's fault - I now know to ask about the portion sizes. I finished the salad and it was excellent.
This is the first restaurant I have dined at where they seemed to genuinely considered a special request for accommodation for an autistic person. Thank you, Atwood, and server Jackie - you will be our go-to spot for every ladies' downtown excursion from now on.
Dear Anne P. It gives us great pleasure to hear about the kind service and attention you both received. Thank you for sharing this with all to know. We will give Jackie a reward in doing a great job. Please come back anytime when you are in the Chicago loop, we look forward to taking care of you all. All our Bests, Debra Torres General Manager
I have eaten often at The Attwood and am never disappointed.
Dear James D. Thank you! For sharing and taking the time to note your support and enjoyment of Atwood in the Staypineapple Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Debra Torres
The food was great, the decor was pretty and the service was EXTRAORDINARY! To say the wait staff was attentive would be an understatement! They were absolutely the best we've ever encountered.
Dear Kelly W, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the wonderful experience you had in Atwood. Please come back again. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager
We used to love the Atwood, and had many happy memories of meals enjoyed there. No longer. When it was redesigned, it became sterile, institutional. When we sat down, I noticed that the leather on the cushion was worn out; it was shabby. When I asked my server, Robert, to please (I am very polite to servers) make my fries crisp, he replied, "I don't cook them!" I know it was meant to be funny but it came off snarky. Service was slow to poor, overall. Our memories will have to remain memories - we won't be making new ones.
Dear Bird1218, Thank you kindly for taking the time to alert us about the service. This is something which will be addressed. Yes, shabby chic is not what were were going for and that is on the to do list in this old house. I wish you would give us another try. I would love to personally over see your visit. Please let me know if you would. High regards, Debra Torres General Manager
The Atwood as well as the hotel has been taken over by a hotel chain, Staypinapple. I don’t know when they took over but the Atwood is no longer the Atwood. From the menu, to the quality of the waitstaff, to all the placement of the obnoxious yellow which is a trademark of this change open parenthesesthis includes the menu in the wine list). The interior is otherwise the same, beautiful. It is in the historic Reliant building. The waitstaff now wears nametags little pineapples on them. We got a particularly poorly trained waiter who couldn’t describe the dishes or the wines. this poor guy sadly had four parties in a row seated at his station. The price is no longer match the quality of the food and the menu changes are atrocious. If you wish to be an upscale Bennigan’s in a hotel, so be it but everything else has to match. A chop salad, a Barada salad, a chicken salad sandwich, a burger, a crab cake sandwich, a hot chicken sandwich, Bennigan’s among many restaurants who’s menu this would fit on. Of the higher end stuff, I had the shrimp and grits. The portion was plentiful but other than the heat, possibly chili oil, the grits were flavorless and tasted like they were made with cream which made them overly heavy. At a table near us, someone had the carbonara. It looks like Alfredo. Having made carbonara before, I was think that the egg and especially the pancetta would have some visibility. Oh and all, pineapple in the Atwood need to figure out what they want to be. I’m thinking it placed in this opulent and beautiful building, they don’t want to be lowbrow but everything else says they are. Having been to the Atwood many times before, I will miss it in the classy hotel it was ensconced in.
Dear Judy R. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that your server was overwhelmed. That is not our usual way to serve our guests. The brand Staypineapple is fairly new to the Midwest and hopeful in making a good impression with hotel guests and locals. Nonetheless, we hope you will give us another try. I would very much like to get in touch with you. Kindly, Debra Torres General Manager
Ended up spending the rest of Date Night in restroom/ill.
Enjoyed the steak, Brussels sprouts and service. Very close to local theatres/shows.
Dear Matthew R, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience in Atwood. We look forward to your return. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager
Dinner after a BIC show for Valentines Day weekend.
I am not a fan of brunch, but overall the food was very good. The menu at brunch is limited. I did enjoy the chicken and waffles I had. It was both sweet and spicy. My friend had the omelette. I was surprised that it was stuffed with potatoes then served with more of them on the side. They happily switched this to fruit. Lively atmosphere. Great place for before or after theater.
Dear Merled, Thank you for joining us for Brunch! We appreciate your time to share your enjoyment of the food. We hope to serve you again sometime when you are in the Chicago Loop! Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager
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.
Dear Karley, We are so sorry to hear about this experience. It is most certainly not our custom to offer sub par service. We appreciate you took the time to inform us to make remedy of such incidents. It is much appreciated. Sincerely, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager
Wonderful food and even better bar. Classic drinks are making a comeback here. Staff knows what they are doing and do it well.
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
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.
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.
Dear Keela, Thank you for dining with us in Atwood. We appreciate your stopping by and enjoying freshly made focaccia with the house made soup. Please come by anytime for more good food. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager
Atwood is a relatively unpretentious place for finer dining in State St with sophisticated decor and a great menu.
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
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.
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
The service was outstanding
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
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!
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
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..
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
Great strategic location in downtown Chicago. Very nice dining room/atmosphere. The food and the service are always very good. Highly recommended.
Food was delicious and service was lovely. Very friendly environment and cute spot I never anticipated to have such great food!
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
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.
Dear FoodLover, Happy Belated Birthday, Thank you for sharing your visit with us. Kindly, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager
Good for pre theater
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.
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
Menu not very extensive and food is not very good.
Overall, it was a nice pre-theater dinner!
I would do it again!
Always great service and food. Good for a business lunch with quick service and a varied menu.
Dear Prof, Thank you. We appreciate your positive review and continued support. We look forward to serving you again. Respectfully, Debra Torres General Manager
Delicious food, lots of options, and such a bright sunny place to eat. Thank you for a nice experience.
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
Classic old hotel lounge venue with great food, drink and mixologists.
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
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.
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
Lighting like the doctors office in there. Ambiance zero.
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
Food is always delicious - Nice size portions and Service is always very accommodating... It is my go-to favorite in the loop.
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
Birthday lunch for my wife at one of her favorite places
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
Atwood is rated 4.4 stars by 4643 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.