20 East

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
At 20 East, creative menus featuring quality-driven and modern takes on American fare are served with playful, inventive presentation and flavor.
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JG
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a really nice place in Chicago that’s open late enough for after theater dinner? 20 East is!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The waitress forgot 2/4 of our food order but what came out was amazing !

J
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here. The service and ambiance were great. The music played was perfect. The food was delicious. The cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, wine selection and pumpkin cake were outstanding! We will be back!

b
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun little lobby restaurant and bar..good food great service Gisel!!

SA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It’s a hotel restaurant so there are a lot of people constantly walking around. The food is great, but it’s just super busy.

J
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. 20 East is a restaurant for grownups.

D
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Normally I give 5 stars to this restaurant every time I've been there but this time was different. I ate inside with a friend and we enjoyed great food and service until a table of two entered with two dogs. The dogs were running around and playing on the cloth furniture. Although I am a total dog lover I find that this is inconsiderate dog owner behavior. I don't want to be the next customer sitting on that furniture and getting dog hair on my clothes. I also don't want to sit having an adult conversation next to group of wild dogs. The restaurant should be dog friendly with rules. It's not a dog park. The dogs should be on the floor, under the table and unobtrusive.

b
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We just had appetizers - sliders, ahi tuna and mini lobster rolls - all delicious. Cocktails were good as well. We typically don’t like hotel restaurants but, this one is the exception. A bit loud and a small error on our bill but, otherwise great and will return.

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant restaurant and bar at the southern edge of Chicago's Gold Coast, 20 East serves reliably excellent food in a calm, comfortable environment well suited to quiet conversation. Menu musts include brick chicken and roast salmon. If the dish you order doesn't come with the sublime charred asparagus, order some on the side. Your table mates will thank you.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never even dined here. Waited for someone to seat us for 15 and finally decided to say something to one of the servers. After telling her we had a reservation for 20 minutes prior, she said she’d be back in a minute to seat us. Made us wait another 10 minutes and came back saying the only table she had was a shared space. Horrible service and very disappointing.

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious breakfast! We had two of the soft scrambled eggs, one avocado toast and the berries bowl. 20 East is also very comfortable with a nice ambience and friendly staff. Do yourself a favour and eat at least one breakfast if you’re staying at The Talbott - or even if you’re not for that matter!

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, an excellent dinner at 20 East. Elegant room, comfortable seating, a noise level suitable for adult conversation, and of course consistently delicious food. Why go anywhere else on the Gold Coast?

CD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lobster rolls. I didn't try anything else, but the lobster rolls are worth going.

EG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and Giselle is my favorite waitress. We sat at a nice table outside

JE
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

20 East is one of our neighborhood favorites. Staff are always friendly and efficient. Selections are varied and fresh and we can walk over too! Outside seating is one of the best, off a major street, shaded, and comfortable. Try it out. Jake and Elwood Chicago.

CJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visit was pleasant, service was excellent and the server friendly and efficient.

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast on my day off along with two Mimosas and such friendly and efficient service were wonderful. I love going to 20E because I am always treated so well. Thank you, all.

S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors. Saw a lot of tourists having a good time. Nice part of Chicago to enjoy the comfortable city vibe on while having Saturday brunch.

CS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love 20e, especially when we can sit outside. We live next door and feel so fortunate to have it right out our door.

BS
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and the atmosphere, especially outdoors, is really wonderful. What is not wonderful is when management gives you attitude when there is a problem they’ve caused. Too bad, a little neighborhood gem ruined by a angry manager.

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect dinner at my favorite restaurant. I keep coming back, and the food, service and setting never fail to please.

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Outdoors is great!

CW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem - does not disappoint! Will continue to frequent this establishment.

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another divine dinner at 20 East. This time I had the good fortune to be there on the first night outdoor seating was available. This block of Delaware Place is pretty and quiet, so dining alfresco was a pleasure. As usual, the service was good and the food delicious and well priced.

AK
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to Chicago to celebrate our wedding anniversary. 20 East was beautifully romantic, and I had some of the best brick chicken I’ve ever tasted. Our server recommended an excellent wine, and my husband polished off his plate of rigatoni with relish. We would definitely visit again!

JT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall the service and food was good. Nice to come back to the hotel and have a nice meal. The selection was good and food good too. However, the food was way way too salty. Great food doesn't go heavy on the salt.

EG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and so was the service. I will definitely be returning soon. BTW the Lobster Roll and Brick Chicken are terrific.

DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

4th time here. Cozy and comfortable. Noisy after work crowd, but quiets down after 7:00. Super pleasant staff. Food good, not amazing. Will return again.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitress was very friendly and sweet. We were there for a mother’s day brunch and she offered my mother a complimentary mimosa. I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend. Also, the bacon was to die for.

MI
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and clean atmosphere, food nice and hot and there wasn’t a long wait

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious dinner at 20 East. Why go anywhere else on Chicago’ Gold Coast? Simple but excellent food, a sophisticated setting with comfortable seating and a noise level that allows conversation. It’s everything I want in a restaurant.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was good. Just wish they didn’t sell out of lobster roll.

AM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Great place cozy and funky! Good location.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times and will continue to return. Great food , service and atmosphere

JG
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to 20 East regularly when I'm in Chicago and always look forward to it. Recently a very minor mistake with an order (the burger came with cheese rather than without) resulted in a profusion of graciousness and generosity from the apologetic manager. I love the quiet comfortable grownup atmosphere, and I always feel like a valued customer here.

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and for the location quite affordable

JS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little place. Happy hour where drinks are reasonable. Food was well priced and delicious. I am back home tonight and can't stop thinking about the delicious lobster rolls. Pricey but wonderful.

I
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Drafty and cold. Slow service. We ordered their feature, "monkey bread". It was hard and not fresh. They serve it with a small container of caramel sauce. The sauce was cold and so hard that it could not be poured out of the container. Sweet potato hash was tasty.

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. A bit louder than I would have liked but a good option if you are in the area.