Atwood

4.3
4493 reviews
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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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DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Bring back the old Atwood. The menu is limited, but we both chose a chicken dish with Salsa Verdi. It was too spicy and the hash underneath had a very weird texture. They took back both dishes and we changed to steak. It was good. Service was sketchy- no water refills and we were given the wrong bill. I honestly don't think I would go back because of the noise and limited menu. Again, we have been to the new Atwood a few times, but when compared to the old menu, quieter ambiance and service, the old Atwood was a place I loved to go to- not this one. There are better choices in that neighborhood.

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DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food, nice service, even a pleasant trio on a Saturday nite. all is all a nice surprise. would recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with AMAZING food! Priced right for the neighborhood!

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MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! We are there before a show and they were so respectful of our timing. Not to mention the food was delicious

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear MaryW, We are so glad to hear that Atwood turned out a successful experience for you all. Thank you for sharing and come back soon! Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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SR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was inattentive, had to keep finding server by asking bus folks to send him to us for every step. BUT the chopped salad was super! and LARGE...split it!

Historic setting in The exquisite Reliance Building.

Atwood
Responded 2 days ago

Dear SuzyR, Thank you for having lunch with us, and for informing us that the server was not as attentive. It is a always good to learn about both the downside of the experience and the upside. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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P
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Courteous, professional ,efficient service along with well-prepared food makes this a good choice for breakfast

Atwood
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Phil, We appreciate the positive review and more importantly that you enjoyed breakfast with us in Atwood in the Chicago Loop. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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T
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atwood serves delicious upscale, casual food. The restaurant is very stylish and the service is excellent. It is a favorite when we're in the neighborhood! Highly recommended!

Atwood
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Thomas, Thank you for popping into Atwood in the Chicago loop. We appreciate the kind words. Much appreciated, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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OT
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Portions were a bit small for the vegan dish.

Atwood
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Anonymous: Which dish was it, Thanks for letting us know so we can improve. We appreciate you dining with us. Regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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G
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four had a lovely late (1 pm to 2:30 pm) lunch experience at Atwood on Saturday. A wonderful booth surrounded by glass made it great for conversation. Our server was terrific - friendly and very attentive, with a good sense of humor. The salads and omelet were terrific - as were the Bloody Mary's. Exceeded expectation, especially the stellar service.

Atwood
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Globetrotter14, We are thrilled to hear your lunch visit was to your liking. We couldnt have done it without you! Please come back soon. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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LB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location, fantastic food, and excellent service. Such an easy place to eat before seeing a show!

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RA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the flat bread with pineapple, goat cheese, & chicken. The flat bread was a bit burnt. But it was yummy.
I had the Atwood buger. It was very good. The seasoned fries were outstanding. Our waitress was excellent. My friend had the chopped salad, and she enjoyed it.Had the dark chocolate gelato. YUM! The restaurant is inside a hotel and it's very beautiful. We didnt drink that night so I cant comment on that. The menu could be expanded a bit.

Atwood
Responded on July 15, 2019

Dear ReneeA: Thank you for choosing Atwood. We hope you can return soon, perhaps try a drink from the beverage menu. To learn about our drink specials please follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Cheers! Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We got there at 1pm on a Saturday and they were serving brunch only, with 2-3 actual lunch options. It was disappointing to not have lunch options.

Atwood
Responded on July 12, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for stopping in for brunch. We truly appreciate your notation about the limited amount of entree offerings at brunch. We are willing to accommodate special requests and often can offer dinner items earlier. This instance is a teaching moment for us. Again with gratitude, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Would have liked a table by the window and a more knowledgeable waiter. Why the pineapple theme??

Atwood
Responded on July 6, 2019

Dear Dinealot: Thank you kindly for the note. To answer you question; the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality, and we embrace is it so much as to name our hotels Staypineapple. We love to show off the symbolic fruit throughout the property. Also, I am very much interested to know what you were asking the waiter? We are always improving our servers knowledge as our menus are seasonal and any input is valuable to us. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal! The service was perfect and everything was wonderful! Thank you Atwood for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

Atwood
Responded on July 3, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Happy Anniversary and much Joy! We are delighted you celebrated your special occasion with us. It is so nice of you all to say so, thank you! Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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B
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great environment, good food. Perfect for a coffee chat with your boss.

Atwood
Responded on June 30, 2019

Dear Brandon: Thank you for choosing Atwood for your important chat with your boss. We are so pleased to hear we were suitable for such an important meeting. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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n
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance. It is very light and bright. The service was great and the food was delicious. I thought there menu was very limiting.

Atwood
Responded on June 28, 2019

Dear Nicko4: We appreciate your feedback, thank you kindly. Please visit us again, as the menu evolves with seasonal ingredients and specials. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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LS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a fine hotel restaurant but there are many better options near by.

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J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

First bad review on OT. Bad service, bland & cold food. Avoid this place

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day event and going to the theater.

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PJ
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese board, beet salad, and goat cheese flatbread were all exquisitely good. Such fine service, nice people, and great food. Thank you to the chef and staff.

Atwood
Responded on June 23, 2019

Dear PJM: We appreciate your favorable comments. Thank you form all us! Debra Torres Atwood GM

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RW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a very nice dinner with a friend

Atwood
Responded on June 28, 2019

Dear Anonymous: Thank you for choosing Atwood for a lovely dinner. We appreciate the kind review. Regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Lovely waitress, lovely atmosphere. However food was bland, under-salted and disappointing in comparison to other times dining there.

Atwood
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear AndreaK, Glad you mostly enjoyed your visit with us. I am truly sorry to hear the under seasoning. I will let Chef know. Thank you for aiding us in that. Debra Torres Atwood General manager

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KH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for brunch on Father’s Day. Had a nice time. Attentive server but did not rush us. Menu items were diverse and tasty.

Atwood
Responded on June 21, 2019

Dear KevinH: Happy belated Fathers day sir! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. thank you for the kind review. Debra Torres Atwood GM

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Don't offer peaches in a salad unless they're really ripe. The hard chunks I had spoiled an otherwise fine salad.

Atwood
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear Cellist: Thank you for letting us know the degree of ripeness of the peaches. We appreciate your feedback. Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible. Can’t wait to go back.

Atwood
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear White: Thank you for the compliment on the food. We recently released 6 new signature drinks, we hope you tried one. Stay tuned for the new Brunch menu in July. Hope to see you soon. Thank you!

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PL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had Theater tickets to a matinee so we wanted an early lunch. I was disappointed when we got there to find we only had a choice of a few items on a late morning breakfast. Wish I'd known that from your web site

Atwood
Responded on June 14, 2019

Dear PatriciaL, The hours of operation are all listed but its a long list to read as we serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. We would be happy to get you started on a beverage while the kitchen is setting up from breakfast to lunch. Please do return and enjoy lunch with us at 11:30am next time. Kind regards, Debra Torres Atwood General Manager

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Three of the five cocktails on the menu were unavailable, and many items on the (already limited) food menu were not available. Had it not been a busy Saturday night, we’d have walked out.

A very disappointing experience, indeed. We won’t be back.

Atwood
Responded on June 17, 2019

Dear Anonymous: We appreciate your time and review. As it happens, we change our menus seasonally and knowing that the signature drinks were coming off the menu, they were bigger hits than expected. We have a whole new list that you may like. Please reach out to me directly if you change your mind. I would be happy to make a booking for you and meet you personally. Kind Regards, Debra Torres, Atwood General Manager

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The waitress was very unprofessional and unhelpful, and the restaurant itself felt like a cheap operation in a nice designed space.

Atwood
Responded on June 12, 2019

Dear Becca; Thank you for your comments for us to improve. Sometimes, servers are running at high speeds during a dinner rush and loose sight of the graceful aspect of serving. Your review is very helpful and we are thankful you pointed that out to us.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was not special. Service was poor. Very cute place and nice ambience.

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F
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive server and bus staff. Server was knowledgeable about thw menu and offered suggestions after getting an idea of our taste preferences. Great personality and was present to our needs but not intrusive or obnoxious. Both the crab sandwich and burrata salad were excellent. Apple cinnamon tart was delightful. Coffee was delicious and made fresh for us.

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CB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

VERY limited dinner menu - disappointing! Mostly sandwiches and salads - only a few items that could be could be considered dinner entrees - seems like they're either catering to tourists as a lower-cost option or are struggling financially - not the Atwood of old!

Atwood
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear CubbieBlueJean, Thank you for dining with us. You are right in that we are catering to in house hotel guests, and tourists and our locals. We do serve sandwiches and also Entrees and Specials allday such as a New York Strip, Fresh Fish, House Made Pasta, Chicken and a big Chopped Salad at dinner time. Our menus change seasonally and we hope you can make it back to try the new menu with Lamb Chops, Swordfish, for example. Thank you

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OT
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Limited but powerful menu that punches well above the ‘weight’ of the menu. Chicken cassoulet was superb. Steak is often just steak but their steak with scrumptious chimmichurri roast potatoes was really yummy. Interesting wine list. Really excellent service that was attentive but not in your face or hovering

Atwood
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear Anonymous, If you liked our menu yesterday, I recommend you visit us again for the new one, its wonderful tribute is the seasonal bounty!

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SF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious meal (I had beet salad and mussels, my husband had a wedge salad and the Atwood burger) with excellent service. Will definitely come again.

Atwood
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear SueF, We are sure glad you enjoyed that delicious meal. Today, is our new menu, with a different ingredients in the beet salad, and a different preparation for the Mussels, the Burger is a mainstay. We hope to see you all soon!

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SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The location is great and the ambiance was nice, but the food was certainly not worth the price. The server made us feel rushed as well.

Atwood
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear SarahK, Thank you for joining us pre-theatre for your dinner. Please let us know if you are not on a time constraint, next time for the server can pace your visit with us more appropriately.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I was sorry to see the dumbing-down of what had been an elegant restaurant in the beautiful Reliance building. Wait staff in ugly T-shirts with pineapples, and a strange, small menu that mostly looked like pub food (fried chicken sandwich). We went the the Atwood for a special dinner before a theater performance, and although the food was fine, it is no longer a special restaurant. Too bad.

Atwood
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear SusanS. We have decided to approached the menu to include the weary traveler as well since we are in a hotel. You should see the new menu, which is live today, Burrata salad with heirloom tomatoes+ peaches, Grilled Swordfish with curry roasted cauliflower and mint yogurt, Lamb Chops with mint yogurt. We include the atwood burger, a huge"Chopped Salad" using Local and Seasonal foods. Should you return, may you find the food delicious and warm and friendly service.

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E
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent, beautiful space, delicious entree. we enjoyed our lunch

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HP
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service are really very good. Physically the space is uncomfortable, there didn't seem to be a table wasn't in the way of the staff. The sound level makes conversation a challenge. You may not want to hear the conversation at the next table but you will.

Atwood
Responded on June 2, 2019

Dear HarrisPatron, We appreciate your visit and agree its sound are quite busy during pre theatre in the dining room. Please consider dining on the patio as its a different sound but not as loud.

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ED
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was good limited menu though. Very small portions we sat outside which was nice.

Atwood
Responded on June 2, 2019

Dear EllenD, We are glad you enjoyed dining al fresco! Just a friendly reminder that we source local and make dishes from scratch for the best flavors, and portion accordingly to not out price ourselves in the neighborhood. Check us out again when you are dining in the loop....new and exciting summer foods coming next week.

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OT
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Atwood is consistently good! A great place for lunch, with some of the most personalble servers in the city. It has become my go-to place for business lunches.

Atwood
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for your continued support of atwood!

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g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Over many years, Atwood was a notable Loop spot for a power lunch or elegant dinner with an appealing menu and a bohemian vibe. Still a nice spot but more mainstream now.

Atwood
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dear Grejebian, We are exercising an all day menu in an effort to avoid closing between meals. We do offer lunch and dinner specials seasonally. Summer menu is rolling out next week with delicious dishes, please check us out again!

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