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About Atwood

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.

1 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Monday – Friday: 7:00am -10:30am

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm

Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner
Sunday thru Thursday 4:45pm to 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 4:45 to 10:00pm

Bar
Sunday and Monday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm (late night food till 10:00pm)

Cross Street:
State and Washington Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 368-1900

Website:
http://www.atwoodrestaurant.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
Red Line - Lake
Blue line - Washington

Executive Chef:
David Fingerman

Additional:
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.

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Details
Sun - Mon 7:00PM - 8:45PM

Tue - Sat 7:00PM - 7:15PM 7:30PM - 8:45PM

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (46)
Good for a Date (40)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Casual (24)
Business Meals (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Romantic (12)
Scenic View (11)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful meal in historic and beautiful Chicago landmark. Met out of town family for dinner after the theater and enjoyed it very much. I was thankful for the delicious vegan option.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I love this beautiful space and the food is very good. Lots of light makes it a great spot for lunch. During the summer you can sit outside. The waitstaff is nice, though our waiter seemed a bit patronizing. Also, he messed up one order (asked for salad, but got fries). Not a big deal and not something that would deter me from recommending this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant. Perfect if you are headed to the theater.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is really pedestrian. Please do better. It doesn't make sense to make mac n cheese and tater tots as 2 main courses offered.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Atwood is a great location for business lunches. The only issue that we had was that there was someone with a gluten intolerance in our group and her options were extremely limited.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

While the food was excellent and a real value with their restaurant week special in effect, the service was not very good. We were served the wrong dessert (an apple dish instead of pumpkin) and we were not offered a chance to order coffee. We were there on a Sunday night after a snowy weekend and the restaurant was not very busy. Therefore, I did not appreciate that most diners were herded into a cluster of tables that were quite close together, leaving most of the restaurant deserted.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went to Atwood for a date night and were not disappointed. The food was very good. We attended while Restaurant Week was still in swing so we got a fixed price menu and was not disappointed. The accommodations are cozy but quiet enough to be able to have a normal conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

While the service and atmosphere were quite good, the food was not. Sauce on lamb shank was cold, no pumpkin in the pumpkin tart, bagged (or so it seemed) potato chips with the tartar (really? come on now!) Pot de creme was very good. Will ot be back for just that though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My friends and I ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu, the salmon and the mushroom risotto. The portions were nice but unfortunately, both dishes were bland. And we couldn't understand the apple pancake dessert with the lump a butter, too much butter. The pumpkin soup was interesting, to our surprise it wasn't sweet.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I would not recommend Atwood. It was restaurant week and the offerings were few and not appealing. We ordered off the regular menu and the food came lukewarm..not acceptable. The food is overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant week menu was somewhat limited. We were told that the lamb in mole was quite spicy, so we had the risotto and the salmon. The waitress told us we could not have the lamb without the spicy sauce, as everything was prepared earlier. The food was well prepared and tasty. However we got our entrees while we were still eating the appetizers. The restaurant had several empty tables, yet we could not get an earlier reservation. The desserts were good, but not extraordinary. The cocktails were a little pricey, and not very strong.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The service and ambiance are stellar but the food is overpriced for the quality. The Ribeye was a really poor, thin, fatty cut of meat that reminded me of something uncle Rico would eat from Napoleon Dynamite. It was served lukewarm at best. The crispy salmon was a little better but nothing to write home about.

I highly recommend for a intimate date night for drinks but there’s a lot better food nearby at The Dearborn or a couple blocks north at Prime and Provisions for similar prices.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Stopped in for Restaurant Week menu and had a great experience. Service was very good (greatly appreciate when a server actually provide recommendations - and good ones!) and very good meal. The pumpkin soup was creamy with just the right amount of spice and steak tartar was one of the best ever had. Lamb shank was tender (fell off the bone) and the portion was so big we both enjoyed it. Salmon was good but nothing like the lamb. Will definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We hadn't been to Atwood in quite some time. The food on the Restaurant Week menu was really outstanding—salmon and lamb shank, in particular. The service was also fine, though they need another bartender to get drinks to the table more rapidly. I did miss the old, curved booths that they once had. Now, neighbouring tables are a bit too much on top of one another, which, along with the louder-than-necessary music, makes it hard to hear at times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Terrific food and the service was impeccable! Went for Chicago Restaurant Week, and will be back for more.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

food was very good- the lamb shank was memorable. I'm usually a tough critic so the food would have been about a 3.75 however the service? That made up for the 1.25 and another 50. My waitress was so sweet and fun, helpful, cheerful. The hostess chatted for a bit as it was an off-time of day. The gorgeous bartender made some killer cocktails. Even the bus staff were overly helpful and kind. Can't wait to eat and DRINK there again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The interior is beautiful but the quality of the food here has really declined. Business meal - 3 colleagues, 3 different dishes - all very mediocre. Meh. Pretty interior, but not enough when the food doesn't taste good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Quaint bistro style hotel restaurant on the ground floor. The food was subtle with classic choice of sauces and well done meat. The service is great and seating is limited which makes it a great date night spot.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was good, attentive and polite. However, dining there was a disappointing experience. The food was bland, presentation was lacking, and the desserts were terrible. The crostata dessert was soggy and there was no color on the shell, it looked as if it was warmed up on the microwave. Tried one bite, and ended up leaving both desserts there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Average food, my husband and I were not impressed by the food at all.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great as always! Love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great menu offerings and fantastic service! We went before a show, ordered and received our meal in plenty of time to enjoy it and make it to the theater with enough time to grab a drink and our seats. It's a lovely spot and in a great location. I highly recommend it and for any food interest.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We visited Atwood on a whim after our anniversaty date at the Chicago Sympony Orchestra. It's easily within walking distance and we avoided the post-show gridlock in the parking garage. The ambiance was perfect for discussion and the staff was friendly and attentive - the perfect environment for creating a special memory!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Attentive service. Great cheese board. Interesting panna cotta.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed our pre-concert meal at Atwood. While the food was good but not extraordinary, the service was friendly and attentive which means a lot. Relaxed and spacious dinning room and it was not too loud.Food is on the rustic side, well prepared and nicely presented just not mind-blowing. If you are in that neighborhood, it's a good go!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A friend recommend Atwood as a good place to dine. We had a 5:45 reservation, (but would have preferred 6:30) and upon arriving at 5:40, the restaurant was only about 20% occupied. It didn't start filling up until after 7.
The service was excellent except the server checked on us a little too often in my opinion, disrupting our conversation. (But that's better than not checking enough.)
The pork chop my date ordered was tough, but they did take it off our check. The salmon I had was very good and so were our salads. The wine pour I thought was small for $15 a glass. Also the Coke came in a very small bottle (maybe 6 or 8 oz) and we were charged separatly for each bottle. The chocolate cake dessert they serve is delicious but enough for 6 people.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We had lunch there prior to a matinee. Our server, Jeff, was excellent. Excellent location for lunch prior to any matinee in the theatre district.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding value on their pre prix offering. More than enough food and everyone really enjoyed their choices. Loved the staff. Our waiter was very personable and had a great sense of humor as well as the hostess . Always love going to new places when you leave knowing that you'll definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and cocktails. And he cake is CRAZY !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Maybe is what we ordered but the food isn’t that good. Maybe it’s what we order, don’t order the salmon or the mushroom dish.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Never knew of The Atwood before but will visit again and recommend to others. Service was above and beyond. It is a wonderful location for any activity in the Loop including theaters. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Took an aunt out for her birthday lunch. Service was attentive and our server was fun.
The menu was small, but the chopped salad was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

we went for Brunch before the theater. Great food and belinis in a comfy atmosphere.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great business lunch place. Easy menu for all and super friendly service! Will return.

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