Atwood

4.4
4445 reviews
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American
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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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good breakfast, excellent service.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was exceptional however, the service was horrendous. They didn’t give us our first course until our actual entrees came out. So we had double the food at one time, no room on the table and waited about 30 minutes for it all to come out. The waitress was awkward and came maybe twice to serve our table

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PH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great! We had a wonderful time.

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PJ
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and such great food. We’ll definitely be back. Big fan of the ginger soup and beet salad.

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JA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Understated elegance. A beautiful restaurant with high ceilings and lots of natural light. One of my favorite places for pre-theater (or post-theater) downtown. The service is friendly, not stuffy, the food is always excellent. Nice selection of cocktails. Great for brunch!

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MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don’t get down to the city often, but always enjoy Atwood. Meeting up with all our grown kids for a meal before West Side Story at the Lyric, we wanted to introduce them to our favorite spot. Everyone enjoyed the fresh atmosphere, great location, and wonderful service. And as always, a menu I describe as “delightfully quirky,” was a hit. Another great day at Atwood!

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Generally a positive—our server was excellent and the food was fine, but the music was too loud.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent. Food and drinks were good but nothing special, and laughably overpriced (even as someone who lives in the city). If there was any other option for a quiet pre-theatre meal on a Sunday evening, I’d have chosen otherwise.

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LC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atwood was a great spot for brunch. I live locally and I was looking for something besides the regular breakfast spots in the area. The space is really nice. A lot of natural light and windows. The service was great. Friendly host staff and server. The menu offered something for everyone. I had the egg white omelette that I can’t wait to go back and have again very soon. The prices were a few dollars more than other spots in the area, but I find that’s typical when dining/drinking at any of the hotels. Overall a great experience. This will definitely become a regular go to for breakfast/brunch.

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TD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We just had drinks, appetizer and dessert. Everything was very good. The flatbread appetizer, however, had a bit too much mustard type sauce and was overwhelming. The apple tart dessert was to die for. I had the Warm Up after dinner drink which was quite good but a bit too much lemon for my liking. All in all though, we enjoyed the Atwood and would return.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The drinks were very tasty but the food was all over salted and unpleasant. The waiter never came back to check on us so we picked at the food and finally just decided to be done. Very disappointed. Would not return.

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LM
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food - we had breakfast. Eggs & bacon are good and Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit is very refreshing and filling.

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OT
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Loud with only ok food. The new concept for Atwood is not worth visiting unless you are staying in the hotel.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday Brunch with a fixed menu. Everything was perfect. The atmosphere is wonderful. Service was fantastic. The food was delicious. I highly recommend The Atwood.

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RS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The fixed menu for Easter Sunday did not give us choices like in the past.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall we loved the place. I think you should add more sweet options since you have a full page of savory options. We really enjoyed our food but didn’t have that many choices for veggie either for brunch.

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GK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Loved it. Definitely going back. Our server Andre was the best! 5 Stars

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E
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been to this restaurant since new owners took over. Very pleasantly surprised how friendly, fun and yummy was the experience. The grilled salmon was divine and the mashed sweet potato streusel decadently fabulous. All of the staff were super friendly and professional. Looking forward to next time.

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is amazing, the service, the entire atmosphere and of course the food were great

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D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly waitress; I believe Marilyn(?), great steak, good service, nice atmosphere

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out, excellent food, excellent service. Live music was a tad too loud, but all considered, I would definitely do it again!

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TP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service, nice open modern decor (though we did miss the Art Deco feel of years ago. Fabulous service, delicious cheese board and drinks. Our main dishes were very tasty, though more of a small plate. Great people watching from the front windows. We would definitely go back and it was the perfect date place before our show at the Chicago Theater.

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent. He made a real effort to allow us to be on time for Hamilton!

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MC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sending off party

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a
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the chicken cassoulet was excellent and the ambiance is always lovely

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b
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious and the service superb. It's a little pricy for a weekday dinner but quality of food and service are commensurate.
My only criticism is the noise level. With a full room, it is conversationally challenging. We were a group of 6 and it was very hard to hear each other. It got noticeably easier to hear one another once half of the restaurant emptied out.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really had a time of our life! Thank you, Atwood.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New server who was very good and didn’t pretend to know everything (went and asked); and the atmosphere was very nice. Love coming here. Food was good, but not necessarily special.

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ZA
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Our server was fantastic. The food and ambiance was very mediocre. The new menu is very limitimg. Much better before the big change-over. Would not not recommend. CRC

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j
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and a delicious brunch. They had a whole packet of fun for my 4-year-old and his French toast was as good as my salmon Benedict. Great spot for a fun morning with friends! Valet outside the hotel was slow - ask for your car when you ask for the bill.

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MN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The vegetarian dish was absolutely flavorless. The server did not indicate which dishes are meatless even though we clearly marked on our reservation that one person is vegetarian.

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RU
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The charred eggplant was to die for. If your still alive try their gelato ice cream.

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the menu is limited . The food we selected was very tasty. My French fries were hot and crisp and the burger was very flavorful. Our pumpkin bread dessert was large enough to share. Also, our waiter was wonderful- really charming even though we spent a good bit of time over coffee and dessert.
Very reasonable prices.

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SS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were regulars at the old Atwood Cafe, so I was positive about returning. I was interested in the new direction but my cocktail (Mai Tai) was just so so. My entree (charred eggplant) was so dry and flavorless that I sent it back after two mouthfuls. Many dishes were not available so I ordered the gnocchi. It too was dry and flavorless but I needed to eat something before a concert. My dessert (pot de creme) was pretty good, but really didn't compensate for the very disappointing and flavorless entrees. Sadly I won't return as it's a lovely space and well-located for pre-concert or theater meals.

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GE
Chicago
192 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely space!

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OT
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atwood is consistently good on food and service. The menu has a very nice selection, and I have to say I have never had a bad meal. The salmon is my favorite.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my waiter he was awesome!
The food was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

You can get a better salad at Wendy’s and better burger at a tiny family restaurant

They didn’t seem to mind the strong odor of their fish dishes... the pineapple theme is cheesy, they use to be more upscale... how do you run out of your only cider?

Overpriced and bland

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Everything we had was delicious and perfect before a performance downtown

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