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Atwood is a must dine classic restaurant in the The Alise 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.
Chicago, IL 60602
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:00am -10:30am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday thru Thursday 4:45pm to 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 4:45 to 10:00pm
Sunday and Monday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm (late night food till 10:00pm)
State and Washington Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a lovely, intimate private dining room which overlooks Washington and our Atwood dining room. It's perfect for a sit down dinner for 10 to 30 people or a cocktail reception for 50. Please contact Michelle Smith at Michelles@staypineapple.com for information. Thank you.
Valet is available to guests dining with us. It is located at the front entrance of The Alise Chicago on Washington Street. Three hours or less with restaurant validation is $16. Seeing a performance as well? Show your theater ticket stub and parking is $25.00 for 5 hours or less if you also dine in the restaurant.
Red Line - Lake
Blue line - Washington
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Host your own special event with us. For personalized reservations please call 312 368 1900.
Amid Chicago's hustle & bustle lies a delightful retreat inside the historic Reliance Building. At 450 sq ft, the Reliance Room is a comfortably elegant space for groups of up to 32 seated or 50 people reception style. A buyout of Atwood can accommodate up to 60 guests seated or 120 reception style.
Atwood Ratings and Reviews
Our meal started with some Beet Toast and pumpkin soup. For dinner we had Amish Chicken and Brussels Sprouts!
Beet Toast with pistachios/goat cheese had nice flavor profiles with 2 kinds of beets. Pumpkin Soup was savory and had pumpkin seeds in the soup! FANTASTIC!
Amish Chicken was extremely moist/flavorful along with the puree of potatoes matched perfectly with the Brussels Sprouts which were sweet and crisp at the same time.
Every item was unique and memorable with along with lighting up the taste buds.
A small group of 4 of us went to Atwood prior to seeing a show. The waitstaff was very helpful in gently encouraging us to place our orders so that we would not miss the show. Only real negative was the description on a few of the small plates from the waitress. Portions were much different than what was explained/expected.
Long standing restaurant that has gone through a refreshing facelift. Great corner location for views of passersby. Food was beautifully presented and staff was very attentive. We had early reservations on a Wednesday evening, so the bar and restaurant were slow upon our arrival. Filled up nicely and was lively. We walked from CIBC Theatre easily. Will go again.
The food menu is small, but the selection is such that most diners will find something they like. We picked from the fixed price menu—$32 for your choice from 3 appetizers, 3 entrees, and 3 desserts. All sounded delicious. One of us chose the salad for the first course, while I picked the pumpkin soup. We were both happy with our selections, but I would have to say that the pumpkin soup was the best I have ever had—served very hot, perfectly seasoned, and very creamy. Next, my wife ordered the salmon and I had the pork chop, which was served on a layer of cheesy grits and ribbons of squash. Again, we were both well pleased. Rather than rush through dessert (we had tickets to see Hamilton), we ordered our desserts to go, and dropped them off in our room in the hotel to eat later. Mine was an Italian custard (delicious and rich) and my wife's was chocolate layer cake. It was the largest piece of cake either one of us had ever seen—one quarter of a large 3 layer chocolate cake with rich icing—it must have weighed 3 pounds. I helped her with it, but the two of us couldn't finish it. Seems like a waste, but the cake was excellent. The drinks beforehand were excellent, too. My wife had a champagne cocktail of some sort and I had their signature Manhattan cocktail, which is made with rye and served up in a classy stemmed glass.
This is a first rate restaurant located in a first rate hotel. Beautiful sophisticated, authentic but modern atmosphere. Clearly the chef, and the staff have high standards for food and service. Went here the morning after seeing Hamilton with my wife and daughters. It was the absolute perfect place to discuss the show and enjoy amazing and delicious food. I would not hesitate to return for lunch or dinner the next time I am in Chicago for a play.
Delicious food (we had one vegetarian and one gluten-intolerant in our group and they had delicious options, as well) and wonderful service. We had time constraints after the theater to catch a train and they were happy to accommodate us. Max and the other servers were terrific and fun. All six of us will recommend Atwood.
Amazing remodel of the space giving it a very European feel. The menu is small, but still offers something for everyone and the service was impeccable. They could dim the lighting just a bit at night to give it a little more "warmth", but overall, I highly recommend it.
We had dinner at the Atwood on December 23rd. We arrived before our reservation and were able to grab a cocktail at the bar before being seated. The host was very accommodating and told us to go ahead to the bar and just come back when we were ready to eat.
I booked a month in advance for afternoon Christmas Tea. When we were seated we were told we couldn’t have Tea because we booked through Open Table and didn’t phone in. We couldn’t believe it. There was no attempt to accommodate us. (Really? Not one extra tea sandwich in the kitchen? Not a cookie to be had?) We were forced to order off the limited and inappropriate brunch menu (at 2pm). A really terrible, disappointing experience, especially given how much we were looking forward to a special occasion.
I've been to Atwood several times, and was always pleased with the food & the service. Sunday night, however, was somewhat disappointing. While the flatbread was excellent, my guests and I thought the risotto and salmon dishes were just average.
I really enjoyed the burger & more from the old Atwood, when it was part of the Lipton with all its red interior & decor. I feel with the new look you are focused on the ambiance & slacking on the cuisine. Guests care a lot about the quality of the food for the prices of your plates! The cheese board & mussels were fantastic , but it all fell short on the entrées. I ordered mahi mahi yet what I received looked more like a freshwater filet of walleye. Also it was over cooked :( My friends both ordered ribeye and one was also in edible as it was so rare it could have been tartar. ..Black & blue Rare, but also very fatty. It was a huge disappointment . When the server took our plates away & re fired all four entrees the steak was served under done again!! They server comped 1 steak but if things went better we might have stayed for desert or even another cocktail. Atwood is not like how I remember it 5-10 years ago
Two diners, two entres. After the usual wait, we were informed that, due to a mixup, one was dish was not available. Waited again and the substitute was much less satisfying than anticipated. The other dish, chicken, was very dry, presumable due to continued heating during the wait.
We have always enjoyed this restaurant. It was an especially busy evening. Also the hotel, and possibly the restaurant, was under new ownership. May give it one more chance in the future, as the manager was very solicitous.
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