I|O Godfrey

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$31 to $50
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From the 4th floor at the epicenter of River North you find I|O Godfrey. Basking in the sunlight throughout the day and as late afternoon yields to evening, uninterrupted views of the southern Chicago skyline radiate to life setting a brilliant backdrop. Among the panoramic skyline views include a fire pit, shimmering water elements, a video wall, retractable roof and more. I|O Godfrey has more space and unique amenities to offer than any venue in the city. Get started at the indoor bar with plush banquettes and a VIP area. Breeze through the sliding glass wall and you’ll find yourself sipping drinks at the outdoor bar during the day, after work, at night or on weekends in front of the commanding views of Chicago. Experience I|O Godfrey, where you can enjoy the day and dress the night.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V good... i had the eggs Benedict with the crab cake it was fiyaaaaa

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Turquoise
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and great food. Definitely would go again

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McKenzyP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was a perfect romantic restaurant for me and my boyfriend as a young couple on Valentine’s Day. It was fun and upbeat yet very intimate on the lounge couches looking at the city lights through the clear rooftop. I would go back alone for the cool ambiance and scenery let alone the delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Rewarding experience- very pleased with vibrant atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and rolls were very good!

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Stephanie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't been to the Godfrey, go. The food and environment are amazing, it's a great place to go in the summer and winter. 10/10 would recommend!

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ArielWard
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had an good time the drinks was good and the food .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and i were vacationing in Chicago for my birthday weekend and decided to visit IO Godfrey. I’m glad we did! My waitress was amazing! The surroundings were absolutely stunning and the food was TOP NOTCH! I loved everything about IO Godfrey! Will definitely be back next time I’m in Chicago.

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klmucha
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Such a great place to have a thanksgiving dinner. My husband and I loved the lively atmosphere, and this is a great option if you have children because they had a Cotton Candy machine and a playroom for the kids. The indoor/outdoor element was very modern and made the room feel less compact even thought it was packed with people. Food was excellent and there was great variety, and the wines were delicious.

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RMP12
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food for Thanksgiving was absolutely delicous. We really appreciated the variety in selection. The meats were perfectly cooked. The tomato basil soup was stellar. The cotton candy for dessert was fabulous and fun. However, we would have appreciated clearer signs indicating what was in each dish. One of our party was a vegetarian and chose brussel sprouts as the sign just said "Brussel Sprouts." However, there was bacon in the dish. Another of our party was gluten free and would have appreciated signs indicating which dishes were gluten free. Overall, a lovely holiday meal in a festive atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving buffet was amazing! Service and overall experience wonderful. A really good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was lackluster.

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luv2dine
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great rooftop space with good views - fantastic Thanksgiving buffet

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MichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner buffet was really good. Service above average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving buffet and it did not disappoint. The rooftop room was so nice with natural light and not loud at all. The food was fabulous and the service was friendly and efficient.

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JoeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the versatility of ambiance and mood that embraces each of the seasons at I/O Godfrey. The Thanksgiving buffet offers outstanding choices for everyone ranging from traditional fare of with plenty of vegetables to house made pasta. Those looking for the freshest seasonal ingredients creatively combined and presented will be pleasantly surprised. My family raved over the pumpkin pie on the dessert bar. The service is excellent. They aim to please.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Couldn’t even get service after scheduling a reservation and being seated. We’re ignored for 20 min and then we just left.

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ChannelYourInnerZen
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance for the value. Went for Sunday brunch and had the crab cake eggs benedict. (highly recommend) Views were fantastic. This is a very under-rated place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, great service and ambience was perfect for our occasion. Music was good too

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CraigH
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and nice selection of food and drinks

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SurrinaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were more than accommodating with the seating, the servers and hostesses were on point, and even though the weather wasn't ideal, the staff made it a wonderful experience!!!!

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PaulaPelt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to celebrate my sisters 50th birthday and despite the rain - the Godfrey rooftop was a great choice!

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I loved the view and the food. We had some great drinks and ultimately had a great time. The only downside was our waitress seemed annoyed the whole time which was in turn annoying to us. But other than that it was great.

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craigs
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quick to be seated. Food and drinks were beyond delicious. Loved this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The staff was very rude when we entered the restaurant. The wife and I ended up leaving the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food sucked but great ambiance

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Lgreen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was attentive and friendly. The food and drinks were great.

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SaraS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the staff was very friendly and Food is amazing!

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vipbveen
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the rooftop atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Super cute! Happy hour is awesome!

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cali
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Service was so slow. Literally took 30 minutes to get my margarita even though there were only a few tables. Cool venue, but there’s probably better substitutes out there

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, service, vibe & music! We all had a really great time!!

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vipWendiH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool place to go for drinks and appetizers. Definitely enjoyed the scenery and music. Will definitely go back next time we are in the city.

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vipRhebe
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue ended up being very different than we were expecting. It was an amazing outdoor experience. The chef made cocktails were terrific. The staff was very attentive. Definitely a must when visiting Chicago.

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vipGinaN
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time at your rooftop and it didn’t disappoint! Beautiful surroundings. Beautiful rooftop seating and view! Food was fabulous and pours of wine are not too bad either! Wink wink!! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, super nice place with a beautiful view. Although the place was pretty, it seemed more of a place to get drinks than eat brunch. Personally, I don’t like to eat off a couch and coffee table style seating. My only complaint is that it took around 40 minutes to order and have to food come out to us.

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EatwithRups
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

They stopped serving brunch at 2:30 pm on a Saturday . Common it’s a Saturday . We had a reservation at 2:30. We reached there at 2:40 pm . And they didn’t serve us brunch . Very disappointing.

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vipGA0619
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for drinks after work and had a great time.

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DancingD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was slow and the young 20 somethings were pretentious. The food was good. It's the kind of place summer college interns go to brag about and can no way afford unless using their parents money.

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Kris
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I|O Godfrey was, unfortunately, a huge disappointment. The ambiance is really pretty, I have no objections for that. The view from the rooftop is beautiful! However, the service was terrible. We were seated outside and got a waitress that was showing up every 30 min to get our orders, ie we waited terribly long to get the food at almost 100 degrees outside. After we finished our lunch, she simply never came back. We could've just gone without paying the bill and no one would've noticed! I had to go inside to look for her but she just disappeared never to show up again. The bartender, who was really polite and apologized to us a couple of times, brought our check (first, the wrong check, but I don't blame him, why would he have to know what we had?). As a matter of fact, he is the reason why I gave 2 stars for the service, otherwise, I would've given 0. The food was mediocre. I ordered eggs benedict w/ steak. Eggs were good but the steak was overcooked and completely dry. My friend ordered scrambled eggs w/ steak. His steak was the same. The only good thing about this restaurant is the view and cocktails. Cocktails were great! I recommend this restaurant exclusively for drinks with the view. Make yourself a favor, eat somewhere else and go here for the refreshment - the service is terrible and food is overpriced.

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