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Epic Restaurant

1176 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Epic Restaurant is a modern eatery with an unforgettable atmosphere. With a 23-foot-high ceiling, exposed brick walls and Edison-style lighting, it's a place where you can come with friends and stay awhile. Stop in for lunch or dinner and choose from pan-seared sea bass, fresh ricotta and mint ravioli, house-smoked salmon and much more. Special lounge and dessert menus are perfect if you're looking for a smaller portion or a sweet treat.

When the weather is nice, the roof is open to patrons of Epic Restaurant. It's the ideal place to try a drink from the cocktail menu. Choose from signature and classic cocktails. With 14,000 square feet, Epic Restaurant is also suitable for private parties.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Lounge: Monday - Wednesday 2pm - midnight, Thursday & Friday 2 pm-2 am and Saturday 4 pm-3am, EPIC SKY: Open Seasonally, Monday through Saturday 4 - 12 am, weather permitting. EPIC is closed on Sundays.
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Phone number
(312) 222-4940
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Be it a small cocktail party on our rooftop, EPIC SKY, a networking event in our Lounge, EPIC LOUNGE or a sophisticated business dinner on our 2nd floor mezzanine, EPIC RESTAURANT, EPIC offers diverse environments for all of your event needs.
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Private party contact
Tenae Graybosch: (877) 704-1682
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Cross street
Clark & LaSalle
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Public transit
We are located steps from the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop and Grand Red line stop.
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DJ's on the first floor lounge Thursday-Saturday 10:00pm until Close
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Special events & promotions
Epic offers 14,000 square feet of event space for both private and semi private events, with food and beverage package options. The grandeur of the 1st floor lounge offers guests a voluminous space with a 40-foot bar. The inviting lounge is an ideal spot to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, with a separate menu. The 1st floor mezzanine overlooking the 1st floor lounge area is ideal for semi-private functions. Epic's main dining room, located on the 2nd floor, is a dramatic space with 23-foot tall floor-to-ceiling windows giving the space an energetic yet intimate city vibe. The 2nd floor mezzanine overlooking the main dining room is ideal for private event functions. The roof deck lounge provides an additional 4,000 square feet of breathtaking views of Chicago's downtown skyline. It's modern design makes it a perfect space for a cocktail reception. For information contact Tenae at
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1176 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBruleLaker (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

Everything was excellent. Food was prepared well with unique style. Service diligent but unrushed.

vipKJ23 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

Great service! Delicious cheese plate and entrees! Highly recommend.

vipGREAT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2015

the food was epic and drinks too! Would come back for sure!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2015

Great, attentive service. The server was also very conscientious of my nut allergy that I mentioned in my open table reservation.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

The service was was excellent. ..

vipNaptownFoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

Really impressed. Second visit to Epic. Wait staff was very attentive without being annoying. Ordered appetizers and entrees and they were brought to the table perfectly timed when one course was finish, the second was soon behind it. Will definitely be back again soon!

tklos1974 (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on November 14, 2015

Visited Epic with some friends on Nov 14, 2015. I've been a there a number of times in the past (but its been over a year) and it was always vibrant and busy. I was shocked to see no one in the downstairs bar while we were waiting for the others to arrive. The upstairs dining was busier, but far from crowded. Staff was great and the service was attentive. When asked for a wine to pair with my dish, the server nailed it. Hope that they can survive the winter as Epic has one of the nicer rooftop patios.

Samantha (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I chose to try Epic for our anniversary, and it ended up being a perfect spot. The food was really great and the drinks were on point (they have some really fresh cocktails to choose from). We received special anniversary menus signed by the chef, and complimentary champagne, as well. This helped start our night off in a romantic and special way. Thanks to the staff who paid attention to detail in both their presentation and our special day. Loved it!

vipEatingIsGr8 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

Great food and service! Definitely will come back. The pancenella salad was awesome

brandim619 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2015

I met a few friends for a drink and really like the restaurant. The drinks were good and it wasn't too busy while we were there, but seemed to be picking up as we were leaving.

Chicagoman1979 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

We secured a reservation on fairly short notice at Epic. We ordered the duo of tartare, which was excellent, as an appetizer. I ordered scallops, which were cooked very well, and my wife ordered a piece of very "meaty" fish that she enjoyed a lot. My drink, an Old Fashioned, was a bit stiff, but who is complaining. Service was a bit slow, but our waitress was very nice. All in all, we had a very good experience at Epic.

vipChicagoOriginal (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

We have been there four times to eat in the last month. The food is great at lunch and the prices are reasonable. The food is good at dinner but it is a bit pricey.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Wow another mind-blowing meal with exceptional service! Epic will never let you down when it comes to creating an experience for all the senses the food was amazing I will definitely be back. They went above and beyond to make my brother's birthday memorable, a big Thank You to the whole Epic team.

vipLuckyatlove (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2015

The risotto had just the right creaminess and the goat cheese cubes added at the end made the taste not disappear into the dish. I had the diver scallops and my husband the wild boar papparadelle. Both are outstanding. The wild boar dish required a robust red to stand up to the dish.

Abmab (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

We had a delicious and lovely Friday night dinner here in mid-October. We started with cocktails--they have some delicious offerings on their menu. Standard manhattan and a specialty drink with whiskey and ginger were both delicious. Nice selection of appetizers and a good variety of entrees to chose from. What I really appreciated was that we were in no hurry, and they didn't rush us through dinner. We had ample time to enjoy our appetizer and drinks before our meal.

The wall of windows and high ceilings give the room a dramatic feel, but it's still eminently comfy and cozy for a romantic dinner.

vipChicagoOriginal (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

An excellent variety on the menu. The steak and the raviolis were incredible. The sea bass and duck were also very good. The only down side was the service. Our waiter seemed like he didn't like his job. When asked about a few dishes his basic answer was "I don't eat that but customers seem to like it.".

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

Love the space, very open. Our server told us the menu was just adjusted for the fall. The pumpkin mousse was very good. We enjoyed everything the cold seafood platter and our entres.

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
1.0  Dined on September 30, 2015

We arrived and requested to eat at the bar. The bartender was horrible. We had to wait 10 minutes to be acknowledged. He was clearly not the "regular" bartender and appeared to be overwhelmed with a poor attitude as well. The place was not busy, however, what we assume to be one of the managing staff, had to assist to get the drinks out. In all fairness to the restaurant, we did not eat so we cannot comment on the food I had (I had to select something on food to submit my review.) The bar service was so poor we decided not to take a chance on dinner and left after one drink.

vipMarciaMarcia (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2015

Chef had trouble cooking rare & medium rare burgers. Both came out medium well. Very surprising, as food is usually quite good.

vipRestaurant (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2015

I chose to write this review after a month to test my memory. I remember being so unimpressed with this place, and yet, they did absolutely nothing wrong. I can't remember what I had, what my wife had, the ambiance, nothing. The owners should change the name from Epic to Restaurant. A real snoozer, you have been warned.