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Cherry Circle Room

4.7
4.7
1281 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Creative development studio Land and Sea Dept. (Longman & Eagle, Lost Lake, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Lonesome Rose) is pleased to present the Cherry Circle Room, at the Chicago Athletic Association, located on Michigan Avenue, in the very heart of the Loop.

Chef Pete Coenen’s offerings are both refined and rustic, and reference the
restaurant’s original opening menus of the late 1890’s. His dishes are creative,
sublime takes on familiar regional classics, utilizing the best, most flavorful and
freshest ingredients each season has to offer.

We also encourage guests to visit our adjoining spaces, with include fully restored drawing (lobby) and game rooms (with billiards, bocce, shuffleboard and more), as well as our 8 seat rare and vintage spirits tasting room, the Milk Room, all offering distinctive drink and food options specific to each room.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Daily 7:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (312) 792-3515

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Pete Coenen

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available with the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. <br /><br />0 to 4 Hours---$18.00 (with validation from outlets)<br /> <br />0 to 4 Hours -----$28.00 (without restaurant validation)<br />4 to 8 Hours------$38.00<br />8 to 24Hours------$68.00<br /><br />There is also underground parking available through the Millennium Park Garage. (Rates from $25-$39 hourly)

  • Public transit

    Use the Brown Line Stop at Madison & Wabash for Brown, Green, Pink, Orange, and Purples Line transit. Walk East to Michigan Ave and turn South until you reach 12 S. Michigan Ave. Use the Monroe stop for the Blue and Red Lines. Walk East to Michigan Ave and then turn North.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 16, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Had a closing/celebration dinner w/ investment partners at Cherry Circle Room last week. We had an excellent meal from start to finish. Cocktails were great. The sommelier recommended great wine to go w/ all courses. The oysters were excellent. And, the entrees were perfect all the way around - the OG ribeye and the duck were amongst the favorites. Top it all of w/ a unique, stand out environment and service, plus a night cap at Cindy's Rooftop. Great night all the way around!
  2. j

    jessiejaimzgunn

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on June 8, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Lovely and relaxed while showcasing a great menu. This is a little black dress house with a sense of relaxed grace. Loved our experience here.
  3. y

    yumm

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on October 26, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    Our party of four had a terrible experience at he Cherry Circle Room. It is expensive and the service and food are both underwhelming and not worth the experience. Our waiter was very curt and was reluctant to explain any of the dishes. He never came back around to ask how everything was and if we needed anything else. We had to stop random servers to ask for another Manhattan and to get some bread (which came after our first course and after we asked for it multiple times) and which no one told us it was the Parker Rolls (and that it was being baked) and came with a $12 charge. The French onion soups were excellent, but my foie gras pate had no flavor. My husband ordered the Halibut and said he didn't want the asparagus and could another vegetable be substituted. He was told that no substitutions were allowed and he could order a side dish for another upcharge. The brussel sprouts he ordered were full of mayonnaise and not very good and the Halibut was a small piece and underwhelming. My duck breast was delicious, but the dark meat of the duck was turned into a hard ball that was inedible. The OG steak was good, but the chicken breast was unremarkable. I tried ordering a decaf cappuccino and was told they didn't serve decaf expresso, my friend tried ordering a tea but was told they only had mint and chamomile. The carrot cake was inedible and probably the worst dessert I've ever had. White globs of ganache, tasteless pieces of cake and bland, tiny squares of ice cream (which they did in fact comp after we complained). To top off the bad food, bad service and high prices, the host came over to us after we had been there for two hours and asked us to leave by suggesting he get us a table on the floor outside the restaurant so we could continue our conversation! We were so shocked and embarrassed.
  4. KA

    KARLAC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing so romantic
  5. CF

    ColoradoFun

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cherry Circle Room was highly recommended looking at the ratings and we were not disappointed at all. The service was great, food was amazing, and only added to how great our night was. Thank you!
  6. B

    Boots

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt is THE BEST! When we arrived my billfold had just been pickpocketed elsewhere — so he started us off with an immediate and complimentary prosecco. Really turned a positive note on what was looking like it was going to be a sad b-day. Thank you, Matt et al at Cherry Circle!
  7. MI

    MICHAELA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No wait, service was impeccable and quality of food and drinks spot-on! Will definitely return.
  8. AN

    ANanda

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husbands birthday and were very happy. It was our first time at the Cherry Circle Room and can’t wait to go back. Very romantic and staff very attentive to every detail. Wonderful experience and fabulous food!!
  9. AB

    AnaisB

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Met up with a few family and friends for my sister’s birthday. We were a table of women and it seemed like the waiter was not happy about that. He made it very clear he was annoyed with us! He couldn’t ruin our night since we still had fun being all together! Food was ok. Music selection was good.
  10. RG

    RobertG

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fine meal at Cherry Circle.
  11. JJ

    JenniferJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a romantic fine dining experience, exceptional service, exquisite food, comfortable classy environment. They make a birthday booking really special! Highly recommended. We'll be back!
  12. NB

    NikiB

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. And the menu never disappoints. Everything is cooked just right. Service is attentive without being too intrusive.
  13. s

    sharonm

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here was outstanding, as well as the service. We had beef tartare and oysters for appetizers; some of our party had duck, others had pork, others had the chateaubriand and all were excellent. Special mention to the dark chocolate crème brulee dessert !!!!
  14. AG

    AdamG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 2 year anniversary and had the best experience at cherry circle room. They gave us champagne and a custom printed menu celebrating our anniversary as well as perfect food and service. Incredible.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Food was amazing! Unique place that is great for date and drinks
  16. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Overpriced pretentious fare, service was slow salad was not enjoyable. Hamburger was greasy, chicken portion was very small The Olives were nice
  17. J

    Jorge

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch at the bar - food was great and the service was up to par. Irina was attentive to me and the other bar guests.
  18. S

    Scott

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The room was gorgeous and the food was amazing. We were celebrating our anniversary and recent engagement. They helped make the occasion even more special.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Not a whole bunch of variety for breakfast but what they did have was very good
  20. JL

    JoeL

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were good, but overpriced... not sure if I would go back.
  21. ER

    EdRR

    Phoenix

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful place. The location, the food, the service, and the amazing wine list...everything about this place was exceptional. Definitely a must on my list to visit again.
  22. SF

    StanleyF

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cocktails and outstanding leg of lamb. Superb service. Nice ambience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks and food were all above and beyond! Will definitely be back!
  24. MP

    MarkP

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The cocktails were incredible. The service was Flawless from beginning to end. Our waiter, Nicholas, was full of knowledge about the food, the wine pairing everything. We are definitely coming back.
  25. f

    foodytraveler

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cherry Circle Room is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is fantastic. The mussels are amazing! Get them. We love the risotto. Also, if there is honey-fennel ice-cream the day you're there - GET IT!
  26. f

    foodiedudie

    Philadelphia

    292 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    292 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Cherry Circle Room! As a frequent traveler to Chicago, I love the history of the place and the building, but what keeps me coming back is the food, service and ambiance; consistently exceptional. The beef tartare made table side is wonderful. The pork entree and duck were wonderfully prepared and creative and not too much food ( for this meat and potatoes town). Interesting but expensive wine list and good cocktails. The cozy dark booths are a step back in time, in a good way. Hard to find these days.
  27. CW

    CassW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4th time back and food, service, and atmosphere were great. Always try to stop here when I’m in Chicago.
  28. m

    mrstein2

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Perfect for exploring all courses with exquisite cocktail and wine pairings.
  29. F

    Foodie4

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special dining experience in this gorgeous, cozy, feels like you are away from it all Restaurant. It isn’t about volume here, it’s about dining with delicious food and beverage. Love it!
  30. DR

    DanR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiet, cozy and atmospheric. This was my second visit - had to make a 5 pm reservation just to get in. We had the grilled watermelon, pork featherloin, shrimp cocktails, and halibut. All cooked to perfection, nicely presented and in good proportion.
  31. RR

    RichardR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service excellent. Room too dark,had to use light to read menu
  32. g

    garyc

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made a reservation for 5 people at 12 noon Sunday Brunch and arrived on time. The welcome from the female host was rather chilly and she didn't appear ready for our arrival, we were sat at the first table near the entrance, 3 deuces pulled together with 6 place settings - 3 and 3 facing each other, a bit awkward for conversation. So one of my guests pulled her chair to head of the table asking me if it was ok, I said of course. This way she wouldn't have to look down the length of the table to have conversation... the host seemed put off by this move but the dropped the menus and left. After the meal was served neither the host or the waiter checked on us for additional brunch cocktails. When we left we passed directly by the host, we never heard a good bye greeting, "thank you", "have a great day"...nothing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. I will be going there again. Cocktails were top notch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoughtful and impressive service! Magnificent food!
  35. LC

    LanceC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and presentation.
  36. AH

    AnnH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best lamb, that I have had anywhere and I have been many places around the US and abroad.
  37. a

    awchi

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The highlight was the dark chocolate creek brûlée.
  38. M

    Mom24kids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! We went on the recommendation of a friend that had visited the bar/game room side a few days earlier. We were visiting Chicago with my four children, husband and MIL. We went for dinner our first night in town and as a special 70th birthday dinner for my mother in law. They had a special menu waiting for her. The service was excellent. The ambiance is well deserving of the James Beard award! The menu is not big by any means, but plenty of options to satisfy everyone. We left more then full. We were very happy with the evening and will be back for sure. I would not say this would normally be a kid friendly place, but they did not blink their eye at our two 16 year olds, 12 year old and 9 year. They are all we’ll traveled and excellent diners however. Loved the evening here.
  39. SW

    SWAMAN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique historic Chicago venue, exceptional service and fantastic food. All 7 of our party were very impressed (5 in from NYC).
  40. PG

    PatrickG

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a class act. Whether at the bar or in one of their expansive booths, dinner at the CCR is always memorable. The food it outstanding and the drinks are just as good. Never trendy, always classic/classy. A Chicago gem.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Daily 7:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available with the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. <br /><br />0 to 4 Hours---$18.00 (with validation from outlets)<br /> <br />0 to 4 Hours -----$28.00 (without restaurant validation)<br />4 to 8 Hours------$38.00<br />8 to 24Hours------$68.00<br /><br />There is also underground parking available through the Millennium Park Garage. (Rates from $25-$39 hourly)

  • Public transit

    Use the Brown Line Stop at Madison & Wabash for Brown, Green, Pink, Orange, and Purples Line transit. Walk East to Michigan Ave and turn South until you reach 12 S. Michigan Ave. Use the Monroe stop for the Blue and Red Lines. Walk East to Michigan Ave and then turn North.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Pete Coenen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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