Foundation Room House of Blues Chicago

4.7
61 reviews
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Tucked away inside House of Blues, Foundation Room Chicago is a haven for the sexiest and most scandalous party fiends in town. Members indulge in upscale benefits and special privileges reserved just for them. At Foundation Room Chicago, we believe that being bad feels damn good...all night, every night. Decadent dining reservations on select nights may be available on a limited basis to non-members.

Become a member today and gain exclusive access to House of Blues and Live Nation tickets, elite dining and drinks, and high-class debauchery. The night waits for no one...carpe noctum.

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Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 7:30PM

What 61 People Are Saying
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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Large portions so be prepared. Cauliflower appetizer is excellent. Good cocktails... only problem was the gatekeepers had no idea where we were going. A concert was happening at 9 we had dinner reservations at 8 and they just put us in the concert venue.
A greater concern was that to leave the dining room you COULD NOT use the steps...walked down a level to exit and could not continue. A security person said you had to go to the 4th floor to access the elevator (up 2 more floors) to get to the ground... in case of fire what happens ? ridiculous... will not return until there is a devoted exit

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bao buns and cauliflower tempura are amazing! A must try. The foundation room is great with its swanky feel and great rock and roll playing in the background as you hang out and enjoy. Highly recommend trying!

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k
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated so politely by everyone we encountered throughout the evening. The concierge, Ken Burroughs was extremely hospitable and the bartender/server, Neil provided us with very attentive service.
This is type of experience is the standard for which other establishments should follow.

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pretty eclectic, pretty cool. Ordered the Thai curry and roasted chicken. Curry should of used the typical coconut milk, instead had a lot of clear broth. Had the Korean Bao buns and they were non-remarkable. Food only a C+ but the service, ambiance and restaurant easily grade A. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Wow płace with VIp treatment !

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible, it took forever to get anyone to greet us and then had to get up to get attention to get service. We were there for a laid back evening but made it clear that we intended to get to a show in an hour and a half but still hadn't had our order an hour and a half later. Loud, drunk obnoxious people all around us. Not a good impression.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! Food was fabulous, terrific portions, and superb service!

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Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was too upscale for me. I thought the reservation I made was for the live music side of the house, but I was up stairs for the more classy side.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp Thai Curry was out of this world and I enjoyed every bit of it!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We've not found the location of the house

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Un bon souper entre amis ou entre amoureux avec du Blues live! super...

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DD
Northern MI
81 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

New menu and a new server. Both of which should have never been allowed to meet a customer. Service was completely amateur and totally incompetent.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We attended a comedy show in the Foundation Room. The space is absolutely stunning and the decor is amazing. I originally set a table reservation so that we could see the show. Upon confirming, I found that the reservation was for the dining room instead. The concierge was very accommodating to change the reservation to the Foundation Room. The food was pretty good as well. There were small plates versus full dinners but still pretty good. The servers were also very attentive. The music was also awesome!!! Overall we had a great time and I would definitely return soon and recommend it.

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Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was impossibly slow. We had 6:00 reservations. Told the servers that we had tickets to the 7:30 show, but we missed at least 15 minutes of the show. They were so slow and disorganized.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't eat there but went only to enjoy the music. Great settin, beat decor and the talent that booked was amazing. Great time!

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DD
Northern MI
81 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, flawless, perfect!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love!! This is a hidden gem! Great drinks and vibes!

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DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for dinner, warming and cozy. Just perfection

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IV
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Foundation Room staff was superb. This is a rare decor where the food matches the setting. A very fun time.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We chose not to eat here. I made reservations as a part of the concert that we were going to see. I thought it was the restaurant at House of Blues. I felt like this might have been some sort of directed advertising gone wrong. We didn't realize there was another restaurant at the House of Blues. When we looked at the menu while ing the Foundation room, we were very disappointed. We are vegetarian. We asked the waitress and were told two choices we had available were $26 cauliflower dish or a side dish of macaroni and cheese. If a restaurant is trying to set it self apart, be worldly and cater to an elite crowd then consideration for a larger range of meal options would be my number one suggestion.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the total dining experience. We made alterations to the menu item we ordered and were accommodated graciously. the ambience was awesome. the food was superb. the service was top-notch. A lovely experience. Can't wait to return to Chicago again and visit you all.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was completely empty on a Saturday night and the bread was stale. The meals however, were incredibly delicious and well cooked, even though the portions were tiny and very expensive. The lounge upstairs was a lot more fun: more people, great show, amazing, unique ambience, reasonably priced drinks.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I took a special guest there for birthday based on a superb dinner experience I had there 10 years ago....nothing like it was. Food was mediocre. Service mediocre. Booth was dirty with lots of crumbs. Big disappointment.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, Samantha was our waitress and she was very attentive and sweet

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The reservation was for 1/29 at 5:30. Got there they didn't open till 7 and were only serving free wings to parents of concert goers. Totally messed up reservation.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I came for a concert, the concert was amazing. There was a mixup with my meal/drink purchase. But once I brought it to management attention they were quick to accommodate and fix the problem. I would definitely go back. Though the foundation room is quite pricey and very beautiful, HOB does have a regular restaurant with more reasonable prices.

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Columbus
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Niki was very good and extremely friendly. Nice quiet dining experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Very few items on menu, small servings waaay too overpriced!! Wanted to reserve a table in House of Blues and because of private event we were put in this nothing but the trap for fools... Avoid it!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Have to visit again...... staff was great, music, wow!!!!

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding consistent customer service.
It was my boyfriend's birthday and we were going to see a show that night as well. The staff succeeded in making us feel very welcome and special.

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JB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner and drinks at the foundation room at the House of Blues. Great service and food, although my pork chop was a little over cooked. We were sat in a beautiful private room and dining table.

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Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with tons of excellent food.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

House of Blues was closed for a private event the evening of the reservation. There was no type of notice on the website and no one could be reached by phone. Guests did not find out until they arrived at the restaurant and were turned away. This is a problem that needs to be corrected so that it doesnt happen to other guests.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic experience when coming to Chicago. A "must"!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time

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DF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Foundation Room is an underrated, lovely restaurant. From the moment you exit the elevator and are greeted by name by the hostess, to the attentive service, to the delicious food, it is consistently good.

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T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat in the Foundation Room we have a great meal and atmosphere.

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k
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Geri (waitress sp? ) was extremely pleasant and went out of her way to make our party comfortable and private. Venue was perfect for friends to catchup on old times. . Appetizers OK, entrees (pork chop, steaks) excellent! Creme Brule total disappointment... Stale like it was 3 days old. Wine list decent but pricey.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience with the whole staff. The food was awesome and the flexibility on the menus was great

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N
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Foundation Dining Room is definitely worth a repeat visit. The service, cocktails and food were good. Since I don't believe a major concert was going on during that time the dining room was sparse. If you have time after dinner the lounge may be an option to chill and have more cocktails

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