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About Cindy's - Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Cindy’s is light, airy, and reminiscent of a Great Lakes beach house, with decor that changes along with the outside environment. Seasonality will be reflected not only in the food and drink menus, but also through the sky, park, and Chicago cityscape that is naturally absorbed into the rooftop ambiance. Our menu is light, fresh and served in larger, shareable formats to correspond with the communal picnic tables, bar counters and lounge seating, as our Culinary team garners inspiration from the local farms and flavors of the Midwest and Great Lakes. Classic cocktails with creative large format options highlight the seasonal menus.

Please note reservations are for dining only. Those looking for cocktails and appetizers can walk in at any time. Outside food and beverage are not allowed.

12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: Dinner 3pm-2am
Saturday: Brunch 10am-3pm, Limited menu 3pm-4pm, Dinner 4pm-3am
Sunday: Brunch 10am-3pm, Limited menu 3pm-4pm, Dinner 4pm-midnight

Please note we will be closed January 3rd at 4pm to January 9th at 4pm for some touch-ups to make Cindy's even more magnificent! Brunch will still be served on the 3rd and we will open up for dinner service on the 9th! Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(312) 792-3502

Website:
http://cindysrooftop.com/

Entertainment:
The Library, our private dinning room that will house small dinners, events, mixology and chef tastings/classes for guests.

Parking Details:
Valet is located on our Madison Street entrance in between Wabash and Michigan.

Executive Chef:
Chef Christian Ragano

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cindy's - Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (495)
Hot Spot (336)
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Special Occasion (276)
Vibrant Bar Scene (242)
Fit for Foodies (235)
Great for Brunch (207)
Great for Outdoor Dining (171)
Great for Lunch (167)
Romantic (108)
Neighborhood Gem (98)
Good for a Date (92)
Handcrafted Cocktails (76)
Late-night Find (69)
Fun (66)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Happy Hour (55)
Bar Seating (54)
People Watching (51)
Casual (49)
Waterfront (47)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Sunday Lunch (42)
Notable Wine List (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Business Meals (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Kid-friendly (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Cozy (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tapas (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Outstanding Value (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (3)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 19, 2017

ED was fabulous! Best greeter in the city. We had such a fun night thanks to him.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent food and great ambiance. Went there on Mother's Day and it was the perfect place. There is an amazing view of the city and the restaurant was perfect for a family with kids during the brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We had a bachelorette party brunch. The food and atmosphere were amazing. We sat inside, but went outside for pictures with Millennium Park and the Bean in the background. The service was subpar, having to ask two or three times for a refill of iced tea. Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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food5
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service2
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 28, 2017

It was a perfect location for a get together with friends. The food was delicious and the cocktails were great twists on favorites.

I expected a more quiet environment but it seems they allow anyone who wants to grab drinks up to the restaurant, which was a bit disappointing. I was expecting something a little more exclusive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

the place, food & service was great !! the only thing is they took our 2pm reservation & did not tell us that the kitchen closes at 2:10 pm !! did not give us time to settle and we had to rush and order. the good was not enough but we can no longer add. left still hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Cozy
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We visited several restaurants while in Chicago for a bachlorette weekend, Cindy's was by far my favorite! I could have stayed all day to take in the scenery.
My sister, who is a Chicago resident, recommended Cindy's, as well as, all of the other hot and on-trend places we patronized. I doubt I would have found this gem without her guidance. Cindy's was a fresh and vibrant brunch spot. We ordered 7 dishes on the menu (large group) and shared everything. Each dish was amazing!! The entire presentation was on point... from the food and drinks to the gorgeous view! I highly recommend Cindy's. It will be on my list every time I visit Chicago!

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Cindy's has great food and an excellent
atmosphere for convivial dining!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great, except hostess was extremely rude and unprofessional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Un lunch rapido para antes de visitar el museo de arte, la vista espectacular y la comida buenisima!

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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Food was great! And it was a perfect place for our large group. However, our waiter could have done a better job of recommending when to order up based on the size of the dishes. So if you are there with a large group. Ask specific questions about size of dishes if you want everyone to be able to try everything.

Tags: Scenic View
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food4
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The host did a poor job in his job as a customer service agent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Best view in the city and delicious food!

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Go! And see the hotel part! Super cool history if you can find a phamplet to read up on the building. Food. Well, interesting. Not what we expected for breakfast as we are more a traditional eggs and toast. Drinks looked interesting and $$, but the coffee was very good. Deck looking out to the park was nice, but we didn't experience it do to temps. Fire pit was rolling though. Will have to skip it next time. We like our eggs and toast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food2
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value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Danny was fantastic! We went on the Saturday afternoon of the St. Patrick's Day parade and it was an interesting mix in the restaurant. Our server, Danny, made our experience very special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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food3
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

One of my favorite places to go to when I come back home. Amazing views. Fabulous drinks. Cool vibe. Always worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Overall had a good experience while I was there - but the weeks/days leading up to the event Cindy's had the worst customer service. Left several voice messages regarding my reservation and no one returned my phone call. Something that they need to work on.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Great service and an amazing roof-top. This is worth your drive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Scenic View
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food4
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service4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

AWESOME VIEWS AND EVEN BETTER FOOD! I will definitely be back!

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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The food and table service were amazing as was the view of course!
I do want to mention that the hostess was so beyond rude, it honestly took my breath away. My friend and I arrived really really happy to be together and were being really friendly and chatting with the hosts. I gave the hostess my name and immediately told me, with no smile on her face that I was wrong and that our reservations were for an hour later. I said that no, in fact we were right on time and I could look at Open Table. She said frowning, "it doesn't matter, we don't use Open Table anymore. But we can seat you." She talked to us like we did something wrong and it was really upsetting because I made this huge point of being on time and organized, got a sitter for the specific time...I was taking my friend out for her birthday and was made to feel like I screwed up. I looked up our timing when we were leaving and as it turned out, I was right all along and tried to show her this in kind of a lighthearted, ha ha, look at this, kind of way but I didn't like being walked all over either. She stared at me with the meanest tone said, "it doesn't matter. We don't use open table." I did say that she was really mean and I just wanted to show her that I wasn't disorganized and was there when we were supposed to be. I called a manager about this but no one ever called me back. I'm a really friendly person and have honestly never in my life been treated like this by a hostess, waiter, anyone working in a restaurant. It was really sad.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great view - fun spot with really good food. The burrata starter is yummy. Last time I went we shared the scallops and duck. Both were amazing.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 28, 2017

We had a group of 8 professionals. The drinks were very creative and tasty. It was a bit loud for conversation. We were there on a stormy night and the lightning across the lake was fantastic to view from the enclosed rooftop.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Menu is very limited, and almost everything is spicy.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The view from 12 S. Michigan is great. Nearly the entire restaurant is glass overlooking Millennium Park and the Art Institute. It's bright and cheery. The decor is really fresh. The menu for lunch is not huge but everyone in our party of 6 found something they liked. The presentation and food were good. The service, not so much. It really lagged... like 15 minutes after we got our drinks we finally were asked for our orders. We weren't checked on with regularity. The food came pretty quickly, but once our check was dropped off it took a very long time for her to come back to get the credit card. I ended up docking the tip because it took so darn long and the waitress was not very attentive. She was nice but didn't provide the level of service I would expect at a place like this. Kind of a shame because it really hurt what would have been a very positive overall impression of the restaurant.

I will go back for drinks or dinner mainly because of the atmosphere and the view. I hope that they get their service issues worked out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service2
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

I love this venue. We have been here before for cocktails so I thought we would try it for brunch. It was a beautiful day so it really added to the view and ambiance. However, the service was not good at all. The food was good, but I will not return here for brunch...not worth the $$ to get poor service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This was my fourth visit, first time dining (brunch). This is always on the list when I have guests coming for their first visit to Chicago. The view speaks for itself/ ambiance never disappoints. The meal was overall, excellent, we had a lovely view from our table, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Minor snaffu... checks took a long time, one credit card ended up being charged $183, rather than $43, and the hostesses are typically unwavering in their cold/unfriendly demeanor.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Fantastic cocktails, great charcuterie and meals. Group favorites were the grey garden and a version of a peach mule. The scallops were fantastic and I enjoyed picking at a friend's fish and chips. Service started out strong and attentive but it seemed that we were forgotten after we ordered our entrees. Which reminds me.... I didn't get to order dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Cindy's is very loud. We were not there at a busy time frame (1pm) and it was very loud. The outdoor area is very nice with a rock fire pit and great view of Millennium Park. Pricey, limited lunch menu choices. You MUST make a reservation if you need a specific time frame but you can walk in. Special occasion or watch fireworks at Navy Pier but definitely reserve a table for the evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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food3
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Beautiful views and even better food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Cindy's came trough like always. Their skilled staff, awesome ambiance and delicious food our special occasion even more special.

Truly awesome.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This was my second time here. We were taking out of town guests and the building itself and the view are both spectacular and so worth it. The first time I went I felt the food was worth it too. The menu has changed totally since I was there before. Unfortunately I did not feel that the food was worth it this time. There were 6 of us so we ordered the full order of scallops for $60 as one of our 3 entrees. The gal said there were six of them and they were huge. The scallops were good and nicely displayed but they were regular size to small. The full portion steak entrée for $140 was very good too but not a lot to eat for six people either. We had a third entrée and a number of sides and dessert. Everyone enjoyed their evening and meal but I worried that our guests were still hungry when they left.
I would go back again but maybe next time just for drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Fantastic view, lively crowd, innovative menu, friendly service. Enjoyed Sunday Brunch Birthday Celebration with friends. Will be back to try dinner menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Best brunch in Chicago amazing room, view, music and the food served family style is fantastic. Cocktails are handcrafted creative and special. So much fun and drinks in the evening with the view and people is a must do. I go back every time I'm in town you should too.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 17, 2017

When people with reservations are provided lesser service than drop-ins who are there to drink and gawk at the view, you do start to wonder whether it was simply oversight or due to other reasons. Will not be returning to this establishment, nor recommending this place to our colleagues and clients.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 16, 2017

My husband and I went out to Chicago for a show and I surprised him with a happy hour at Cindy's. We had the East to West oysters and the beef tartare appetizers, both were outstanding. I had two mocktails (the kombucha rocked) and he had on specialty cocktail and one scotch and soda. The staff was great, super willing to take our picture out on the amazing balcony. It was just wonderful. A truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 15, 2017

My Birthday

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food! Would love to go back.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We had the best table and best server! Food was perfect. The view.. outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We came in for a weekend in Chicago and this was our first spot straight from the airport. On the 13th floor rooftop of CAA, the view is superb overlooking the Lake, you can see from the Museum Campus out to the end of Navy Pier and up to the Hancock Building. Hard to say what was better, the food, the view or the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We booked this through Chicago Restaurant week. Loved the environment. Had a bloody mary at the bar on arrival - super group of servers. Fun!
The fixed lunch menu was excellent and value was definitely there.
Would come back.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Waterfront
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Beautiful space, open ceiling, nice break in the winter!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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