Commons Club

4.5
31 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
This is where work and play intermingle. Where DJ sets, live entertainment, fashion soirees, and entrepreneurial talks are abound. Where cocktails embolden a palate-pleasing culinary menu. Where guests and locals meet. Unbound inspiration from around the world placed on every plate, in every cocktail and with each encounter.

Membership experiences without dues…that’s the feeling you get at the Commons Club.

Through the lens of globally-inspired chef Moosah Reaume, Commons Club offers an eclectic menu with reinvented takes on contemporary American dishes. Bringing culinary delight to the downtown Chicago restaurant landscape by combining unexpected ingredients with bold flavors, Commons Club infuses a relaxed, yet elegant experience. So prepare to go on a journey.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Sun - Wed
10:30am - 11pm
(kitchen closes at 10pm)

Thurs - Sat
10:30am - 12am
(kitchen closes at 10pm)

Upside Down Tea
Sat 1pm - 4pm

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Phone number
(312) 940-4747
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Moosah Reaume
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Catering
Little secret to planning a tasteful event: focus on the food. We did, with a menu of fully customizable options. Email The Woman in Red, womaninred@virginhotels.com and she’ll help you plan an tailor-made event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake St
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for $19.
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Public transit
CTA 'L' State & Lake - Red, Purple, Brown, Orange, Pink
CTA 'L' Blue - Clark & Lake
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Entertainment
Live music, DJs, art installations, popup shops and liquor tastings.


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Special events & promotions
Rather than having a more traditional afternoon tea, we opted for a more boozy, er, unconventional way to share a spot of tea. Unless you’re a lady of leisure or an Anglomaniac, you haven’t enjoyed a proper pot since your days serving that teddy bear an imaginary cup of Earl Grey. Well, that is until now!

Upside Down Tea Party, Commons Club
Saturday, 1 – 4pm

Enjoy traditional tea favorites from Jenwey Tea, gin infused delights and a smattering of both sweet and elegant bites. We’ve got to say, this soirée is totally our cuppa tea! For more information visit commonsclub.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 31 People Are Saying
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Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Portion to price ratio was too small. Steak was great and donuts were amazing! Everything tasted great, just wanted more for how much I was charged. Service was 5 stars!

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C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was plentiful and delicious. We had the fixed price pre theater dinner. Appetizers were exceptional. Entrees really tasty and dessert outstanding (chocolate bomb). We had sufficient time to enjoy our meal and make it to the theater with time to spare.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the service attentive.

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DD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is our third trip to Commons Club. As always, the food was on-point. Tasty, innovative, well-presented. I usually don't eat wings, but friends were with us and they ordered them - WOW. I will definitely order them next time. Crispy and juicy...just right.

Now - there was one problem. Maybe it's a new bartender or a bad night. I don't know. But Half of the drinks we ordered were SERIOUS under pours. One we sent back, and it was only remedied slightly. Extremely disappointing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud but very cool

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ET
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit in Chicago. Food that will set you back on your heels, but won't empty your wallet.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

The menu was appalling. We left and went somewhere else.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The DJ was a little too loud. And we were sitting at the furthest point from the DJ, so it was just a little too high of volume...even though it wasn't crowded in there.

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wild mushrooms were amazing! Already craving them!!!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So quaint and beautiful! Great place for drinks and small bites!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great time!
The music, food, game(s)playing ... the drinks!
We laughed and smile through out the night!
Your staff was top notch!

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GC
Manitoba
377 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We were looking forward to a good meal at The Commons Club. While the waitress was very friendly and helpful, the restaurant was so noisy due to some shouting women at a table next to ours and the ridiculously loud, blaring, hip hop music being played by a DJ, that we could not hear each other. The louder the music got, the louder the women got!

We asked the waitress to try to turn the music down a bit which she did but it eventually got even louder. A DJ playing loud hip hop music in a restaurant seems a bit ridiculous.

The food was OK but nothing special.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious, innovative food. Creative unique drinks.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Go for drinks, dont make the mistake of going to this hotel bar for a nice dinner. Portions were very small and poorly executed

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E
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Innovated cuisine. Many dishes are very spicy, so inquire prior to ordering if you can't have heat.

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M
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning to Commons Club after a an amazing NewYears Eve dinner. Again, loved it. Food was exquisitely prepared, fresh ingredients, exposing with flavor. A visit to our table by sous-chef Justin Gomes was a nice final touch to a wonderful dining experience....

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PR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Uneven food: great olives and breads, excellent salmon, but fat and burnt braised beef; pineapple cake for dessert was bland and well below expectations.

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu was quite diverse and the food was excellent. The atmosphere is unique in a positive way. Love the fact they brought the check in a book as opposed to your typical check holder.

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K
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and boozy drinks.
The food was delicious and the ambiance enjoyable as well.

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f
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Courteous and professional staff. Good recommendations great food.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Told the restaurant it was a special occasion via open table 3 different times when they sent emails asking. The restaurant didn't acknowledge the event. The food appetizers were okay the main courses where phenomenal. Unfortunately, the service ruined a special night in the city.

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was so pleasantly surprised at the menu choices. And they were presented so well. Connor, was truly remarkable with his knowledge of the meal along with great wine pairing. I would highly recommend if you like to have food that is prepared in a 5 star restaurant. Have already recommended to friends in the area along with people staying at the hotel. Very, very good. I had the pork belly with a side of fennel salad. Something I would never had ordered on my own. Connor chose for me!!!

Thank you Connor, Kimberley Anderson

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun place to hit before a show at Chicago Theater. A little Loud for conversation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and we liked the atmosphere. I asked them to surprise my husband w/a favorite dessert and the chef created something delicious. We will definitely return the next time we have theater tickets.

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D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not expecting much by way of dining as we considered this to be more of a cocktail lounge. However, we were very pleased with our meal. The mushroom starter was exceptional, but the crab toasts need more zing. We odered the short ribs and the filet, both had flavorful sauces and veges. We also ordered the fried cauliflower and brussel sprouts. It was a quiet early Sunday evening so don't know how the place is on Saturday or week nights. We will definitely be back.

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FD
Chicago
137 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food spicy which I like but my husband less. Interesting menu. Attentive service. Food comes out of the kitchen very fast. We asked to order to get the menus out and food rapidly followed. Vibrant and a bit noisy but nice atmosphere.

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LD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night place. One of the best burgers I have eaten. Tasty cocktails.

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place! Great atmosphere, high energy. Food was so good, started with the best burrata I've ever had, covered with blueberries, who knew? My wife and I split the lamb chops and the scallops, not sure which was better. Portions were a little small for the price, but the flavors, wow.

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d
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A new kitchen, one month, performed well. Most people go there for hamburgers or small plates, but the more elaborate dishes shine. Unusual atmosphere. Bar, millennial , and meeting place plus restaurant

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LB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Connor, was knowledgeable and fun. He made great recommendations. The food was delicious. Will definitely go back the next time I am in Chicago!

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ZA
Belgium
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a surprise! Someone mentioned we should check it out...what a great recommendation. Awesome food and cocktails and ambiance to boot. Service was friendly and natural. Would highly recommend and will most definitely be back.

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