20 East

4.5
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Quick Bite
  • Good for Anniversaries
At 20 East, creative menus featuring quality-driven and modern takes on American fare are served with playful, inventive presentation and flavor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 7:00am-10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 7:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 397-3633
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Delaware & State
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Parking details
Valet parking is provided through The Talbott Hotel
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Public transit
We are located just 3 blocks north of the Chicago Red Line stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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What 31 People Are Saying
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TR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service needs to be improved...the last 2 visits have not been at the level it was when they first opened
The food quantity has also changed...
The happy hour choices are gone except for some drunks
Great place to sit and enjoy quiet conversation

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good service. The food and drinks were tasty. Menu is somewhat limited.

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SW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch. The monkey bread was amazing. Everything we ordered was great.

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J
Columbus
87 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for breakfast. Food was too heavy. Server seemed disinterested. Maybe lunch and dinner are better.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We all enjoyed our menu choices and the outdoor dining. We'll be back!

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really wonderful food. Just what we needed after a whirlwind weekend.

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H
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, nice spot in river north!

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

Service and food was excellent.... just really have a problem when a restaurant charges for bread!!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contemporary atmosphere without the noise 😍. My friend and I are “of a certain age” and while some of the newer restaurants are nice and have great food, you can’t hear yourself talk!

20 East has lovely decor, a variety of comfortable seating both at tables and the bar, good food and great service! Our waitress, Sandy, was pleasantly accommodating when we asked if the music could be turned down a tad, and also understanding of our slow paced dining. And then the manager Brian stopped by for what turned into a lengthy chat.

The food was yummy, and the tab didn’t break the bank. All in all, hard to beat.

We also leaned from Brian about the monthly “Tastes of the World” series (see website for details), along with room across the hall for larger groups.

We will definitely be back...many times!

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JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. It's an elegant casual restaurant for grownups: stylish setting, comfortable seating, low noise level, attentive but unobtrusive service, and great food at a reasonable price.

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TR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place.. fantastic.. Great value for happy hour. The humus and salmon boards are my favorite.. the Cobb salad is outstanding..
You can actually have a conversation here. Service is wonderful.

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TR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd time here... dined with colleagues who were there for the 1st time.. all of us loved our food, service and ambiance... happy to recommend..

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F
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and ambiance are very good however the service leaves a great deal to be desired. It took forever for the server to take our order and then she brought the appetizer with the entrees - we sent the entrees back as this was clearly not how we wanted to have our meal. We ordered an appetizer for a reason! One person ordered a glass of wine midway in the meal and the server had to be reminded twice about the order. When it was time for desert, we were given one menu and the server said well you can share. We asked for individual menus.
Not real impressed with the service to say the least!

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B
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cute decor, more of a lounge than restaurant though. Server had attitude; he ordered wrong pasta for my friend, then when brought right one, it was undercooked. My chicken was fine. This Hotel's restaurants seem to be jinxed. I've been to 3 different ones there.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Lovely place. Kitchen needs to work on getting courses out in timely fashion. Kitchen needs to make sure food is hot when served. Servers tried their best, don't think it's on them.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious Hamburgers
Nice outside tables
Service should be better and beer colder
But burgers are worth it

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JW
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Their outdoor, sidewalk cafe is delightful. It is relaxing and beautiful. Previously I was there for lunch and had a delicious, Cobb salad that I would order again. I returned for brunch and was disappointed in their menu and food. I would only return because it is lovely

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Worst service ever

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JK
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I tried it, despite other negative service comments, because it's in a great neighborhood spot for outdoor dining. Alas, once again the 6th or is it 7th restaurant in a few years wastes this great spot.

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K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Initially thought would be meeting all parties - instead had to leave quick. Server understood took care of us promptly once informed. More than adequate scotch selection.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was poor.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

We sat outside and were confronted by a man who was threatening and belligerent and was passing by on the sidewalk The management was aware but did not intervene. They apologized afterward. I will not go back even though it is in my neighborhood.

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H
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

As we waited for our table to be set, another employee seated a woman who walked up after us at the table we were waiting for. When we were finally seated at another table, it took the waitress almost 10 minutes to greet us and provide menus. The service was so horrendous the entire evening that it was like a bad reality show. The waitperson kept apologizing for her delays and then continued them. Dishes were brought with no serving utensils. They were asked for and never brought. A bottle of wine was ordered and we were one glass short which took another five minutes. It was ridiculous.

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KZ
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised. It's good to find somewhere nice for lunch where you have the option to sit outside.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible and the food was very bland. Nothing special.

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CD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Looks like they are working through some staffing kinks. We had a good meal but the service was really slow. Manager ended up comping the whole meal, which was certainly unnecessary and very appreciated.

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BS
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Like the restaurant but as a neighborhood place for me I want to LOVE the restaurant. It's not there yet. Went with a friend on a vey hot, humid, rainy night. The restaurant was so hot because they refused to keep the service door for the outside space closed. I asked if they could turn up the AC, which they did, but the hot, humid air from outside was just too much. It greatly affected out enjoyment of the experience.

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Y
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony as fabulous! Knows the menu like the back of his hand. Everything he suggested we loved. Can't wait to return.
Sarah the manager was so nice and personable, Jesse at the bar was wonder and Jess is always great.
We love you in our neighborhood.

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EB
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cozy atmosphere, located in the talbot hotel, energetic but not loud and great for people watching.
Food is so incredibly fresh. Drinks are creative and brilliant. Love the smoked salmon board, which we were informed is flown in fresh from the oldest smokehouse in London! Definitely worth ordering! The hummus is a must try, so fresh and full of flavor but not overly garlic. Cobb salad is excellent as well as the melt in your mouth burrata flown in from Italy within 24 hours from being made!!
Can't wait to head back soon for their new brunch menu!

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J
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service still spotty, but great patio. Food menu is limited, but we enjoyed our food. Good start.

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MD
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came for lunch with a business colleague. The food was excellent and the portions substantial. I liked the truffle patty melt. Fries are very good too, although they are extra and run seven bucks. Very quiet, civilized space befitting the Talbott Hotel -- in other words, good for grown-ups. Can't wait to go back after work and try their cocktail menu.

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