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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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (41)
Good for a Date (35)
Great for Lunch (30)
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Special Occasion (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Casual (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Romantic (10)
Scenic View (10)
Cozy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·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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·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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 (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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·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Cozy,yet modern.The food is wonderful!It is close to theatres and shopping.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Menu doesn't say how anything is prepared, just a list of ingredients (chicken, artichokes, olives...) It is way over priced for what you get at lunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I wish it was brunch. Even though it wasn’t a weekend it was New Year’s Day so I was hoping for brunch.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just as beautiful & delicious as ever! Thoughtful offerings, terrific bar in a gorgeous historically preserved building. Yum!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was beautiful, rich, and delicious. The squash soup was almost a meal in itself.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Ths risotto was undercooked and starchy, the cook clearly did not know how to cook risotto. We visited for Christmas dinner, it was cold and sterile, the staff was not warm nor festive. I will not visit again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and special attention paid at all times. Great bar and cocktails

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great restaurant but the menu is VERY small. If you are a picky eater or like variety, this is not the place for you. Service was great and it’s very close to all the Chicago theaters making it perfect if you are headed to a show.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I often stop at the Atwood when we're spending the day in the city. We can slow down; enjoy a drink and a meal; and have some quiet conversation before bustling off again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Broadway Show

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Staff were all very personable and engaging. Food was fab. We had a great time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great view of State St./lights during the holidays. Nice menu and friendly service.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My steak arrived rare. We had to practically knock a server down to get service- sat for about 30 minutes before anyone helped us. Very disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very good food and service. However, very noisy. Great location

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Extremely disappointed in the food for a brunch. Would not recommend the Atwood to anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Brunch menu is amazing! So delicious! Perfect location for shopping or theater days!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Exceptional!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We've dined at the Atwood several times in the past, and we always enjoy the food and the ambience. Our server did a fantastic job of knowing and describing the various cheeses on the cheese board.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Have enjoyed Atwood several times. Most recent charcuterie was a two star. Menu needs a few more group apps.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Atwood is a good place for lunch or dinner with friends for conversation and excellent service. The food is always excellent and encourages your group to not rush to leave.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very convenient location for mid-morning breakfast so I would try it again. The Canadian bacon was dry and very thin; scrambled eggs were fine after I sent them back once. Orange juice was $4.00 a glass! Beautiful restaurant with excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The pork chop was awesome. I was disappointed that they did not have a pre-fix menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The ambiance was beautiful. The historic building is always a treat to visit. Our service was friendly and attentive. The food was fine, but sub-par for the price you have to pay. My fish was overcooked and the spices were not complimentary. The short rib was fine but dry. The best part was the ice cream, which is not a good sign. It's decent food, but overpriced. I get that you have to pay the rent, but pay your service staff a little more and up the recipe quality. The ambiance makes up for it, but stick with a cocktail and dessert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Server was very attentive to my guest’s allergy.

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