Atwood

4.1
4457 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Just steps from the bustle of The Loop, you’ll find a stylish respite: Atwood proudly offers all-day American cuisine, alluring libations, and a wildly guest-pleasing menu courtesy of Executive Chef David Fingerman.

Here, old meets new. The building is a 19th Century gem, but our soaring dining room is strikingly modern with white marble surfaces, glossy subway-tiled walls, and massive windows ideal for watching the State Street shoppers stroll by.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took my grandson their before Frozen. Food was good and service was adequate.

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vipMP7699
Chicago
135 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent mid-day meal on a Friday. We are so glad that Atwood is open and popular again, post-pandemic.

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vipDiningDiva
Chicago
165 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atwood is a great place to dine while shopping or right before the theater. They were very accomodating with our special requests. The food was good. It is a light lunch/dinner menu. Our table of four had cream of tomato soup with a garnish of balsamic vinegar glaze, grilled bread, a short rib sandwich with Au jus accompanied with french fries, or a side salad. It was savory and delicious. The turkey club was beautifully plates and quite generous. The dinner salad was also very generous. Our server was very attentive and considerate.

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CarolynB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Atwood pre-Theater in the past because we couldn’t I get in to our favorite places.
I like the new menu a lot and all the food was delicious. I had the chicken street tacos and they were tasty!
I will now return by choice.

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bean
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

menu items are ok, but, nothing out of the ordinary.

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CassieS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nothing was bad just an overpriced menu

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Kate
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The server was great. The kitchen undercooked the shrimp for the salad. The salads were small and under whelming.

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ShawnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A random Wednesday night before a show, the staff was great. The sign said beware of delays but I had no issues. Prob because I was the only one. Amazing location at the heart of the city

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vipJacqueLeop
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Shrimp cocktail was never cooked.

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none
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though they have a smaller selection of items, everything is still delicious and service is perfect.

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Bradley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ran out of pineapple juice, which is a staple for many of their drinks. Other than a pretty limited number of menu items, pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bob the bartender was EXCELLENT!! The host was attentive with a great personality. Angel the waitress was BEST.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad you reopened! This has always been one of our favorite restaurant “go to’s” before the opera. Last Saturday, looking more for a dinner entree, we ordered the two choices on the menu du jour — the pappardelle and the hanger steak with chimichurri sauce and roasted fingerling potatoes. Delish! However, must say that everything we saw coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic. Plus, lots of nice wine choices and a generous pour as well. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly service. It wasn’t very crowded since things are just ramping up again, but suspect that will change quickly.

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vipAneighbor
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Night out for an event

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super sweet and the food was delicious!

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vipJohnW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They were obviously short staffed but there was a sign at the entrance explaining the situation. This is totally understandable considering the pandemic. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Menu is pretty limited especially for dinner as there are no entrees, just salads and sandwiches. Nice wine by the glass selection. I'm grateful Atwood is open as there are few pre-theater dinner options in the loop right now.

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Dory
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was nice and the drinks were good, but that was the saving grace. The menu was very limited, the food was subpar for the pricing, and the drinks were overpriced. It was disappointing.

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Fujiiko
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The place looks great in the picture. Too small. The food was okay. We order a salad that has a protein selection. One of them is a prawn, but it was not a prawn. It was small shrimp. We order a bottle of Rose’, it took them 15 minutes to serve at our table. It was sitting at the service for 15 minutes. Then we order a side of French fries. The fries were the fast order we ever had but when we start eating them it was cold—very disappointing brunch for us.

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vipGregC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Atwood was a nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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SumMersault
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Solid presentation with good portions and prices. It's a great spot to satisfy the need to eat, and the staff is friendly!

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Tsarabe1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service. Print and attentive. Nice vintage cocktails.

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vipsaraa
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipLisC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

Atwood
Responded on March 13, 2020

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

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gourmetman
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!!

Atwood
Responded on March 13, 2020

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

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EileenM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

Atwood
Responded on March 13, 2020

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

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Mike
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

Disappointing.

Atwood
Responded on March 13, 2020

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

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Susan
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre meal. Excellent food and great value. Service was great. We’ve already reserved for our show inApril

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Kiwi24
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atwood is the best brunch downtown and a must go! Best Eggs Benedict and crafted Mimosas.

Atwood
Responded on March 13, 2020

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

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AnneP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

Atwood
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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vipJamesD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have eaten often at The Attwood and am never disappointed.

Atwood
Responded on March 2, 2020

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

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

Atwood
Responded on February 26, 2020

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

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vipBird1218
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

Atwood
Responded on February 26, 2020

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

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vipJudyR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

Atwood
Responded on February 26, 2020

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

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Bill
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Ended up spending the rest of Date Night in restroom/ill.

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MatthewR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the steak, Brussels sprouts and service. Very close to local theatres/shows.

Atwood
Responded on February 19, 2020

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

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BarbaraC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner after a BIC show for Valentines Day weekend.

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vipmerled
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

Atwood
Responded on February 19, 2020

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

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Karley
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

Atwood
Responded on February 18, 2020

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

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TommyGunn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and even better bar. Classic drinks are making a comeback here. Staff knows what they are doing and do it well.

Atwood
Responded on February 14, 2020

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

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vipLeeLee
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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.

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Atwood is rated 4.1 stars by 4457 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.