City Mouse

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$31 to $50
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American
City Mouse is an all-day neighborhood restaurant helmed by hometown favorites Chef Jason Vincent, Chef Ben Lustbader and Josh Perlman — the team behind the critically acclaimed Logan Square restaurant, Giant. The kitchen and is helmed by Executive Chef Matt Danko.

Located in the West Loop at Ace Hotel Chicago, we offer a seasonal menu inspired by the traditions and evolutions of the mighty Midwest, like our signature burger and gas station breakfast sandwich. Open daily, with indoor and outdoor seating, plus a low-key lounge for working or playing. Brunch seven days a week. Dogs and kids and everyone welcome. Valet parking too. See you soon.
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Sun 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM

What 189 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor brunch! The cinnamon roll is one of the best ever

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal. Kid friendly.

C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

7 of us went for brunch and they gave us a great table on the patio. Everyone liked their food. I got the avocado toast with poached eggs which was delicious. Another person raves about her burger. The gas station sandwich got a firm thumbs up.

The only thing I didn’t like was my Bloody Mary. It was too spicy, peppery and too strong in general. I couldn’t finish it.

The service was outstanding.

I would go back.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great; it’s expensive but delicious.

JP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had been to City Mouse a few months ago for brunch with a group and really loved the food and ambiance. I had a girl friend in town and made reservations last minute for a Friday early dinner. City Mouse was very accommodating with my indecisiveness of time slots, so I was grateful. The service was great, and food was awesome. My friend kept commenting on how yummy the food and service was. After she left, I went inside to the bar and had a drink. Loved the bar atmosphere; it was lively and had picked up so much since our arrival at 5:30.

KE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. I WILL BE GOING BACK!!!!!

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a great breakfast meeting and the service was OUTSTANDING! The location was spacious for us to speak comfortably and was exactly what we were looking for. I however, would not rate the food very highly for the dollars spent, but the amazing service will definitely keep us coming back!

E
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

it was a quiet night and a rooftop movie awaited, so the otherwise bustling hotel restaurant at the ACE was pleasantly quiet and allowed for a lot of attention from our waitress who was very helpful. The food choices are few, but what they had was very good. Décor leaves something to be desired, but the food is worth the trip.

OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Limited menu. Great outside area. Good food. Nice place to chill.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kind of a bummer the patio was closed for renovation!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The waitress greeted us when we sat and we didn’t know what we wanted to drink so she was going to come back. It took her another 10 minutes to come back while she was milling around a bit aimlessly during that time. It reminded me of someone new to the service industry and was inconvenient.

Food was decent, but wish the menu had some more unique options. With how many options there are in the west loop, would have expected a better effort.

JB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and decor was great, and I will definitely be back...however, we were seated so close to the table next to us that we couldn't help but hear their conversation (they were incredibly loud talkers-almost yelling), and their topic of conversation was negative, miserable, morbid and depressing. Hopefully, I won't encounter that at my next visit.

JR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food! It is a fun spot and has a great menu and cocktails

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice open atmosphere
Service unenthusiastic and slow
Good spot to take a client

DD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Original and fun cocktail/beer/wine menu and food menu. Kitchen was flexible to make minor
adjustments to food orders to accommodate food sensitivities.
Waiter was helpful, friendly and professional and went above and beyond to make sure our dinner was excellent.

MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went on Saturday at noon and sat at the Bar. the gentleman serving the bar was outstanding not only did we eat quiet a few different items as well as cocktails he did a great job taking care of us.

AM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service has been great here the couple times I have dined, but the food leaves much more to be desired. For a hotel restaurant though, it’s decent.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Saison, the asparagus, and half orders of pasta (bolognese and tagliatelle), which we’re all so amazing that I’m returning, this time with the family for a pre-Hamilton dinner!

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience at City Mouse for Sunday Brunch. We sat outside. It was lovely...not crowded, nice noise level, and fabulous food/drink. The wait staff was super friendly and accommodating. Love that it’s also dog friendly. Can’t wait to come back with my girl J!!

e
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. I had a pasta dish and the steak both of which were excellent. My only concern was they don't automatically serve bread. You can get an order of toast which I did though I didn't see it on the bill. It was sourdough toast and was really good. My friend and I both really liked the restaurant.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Liked the outdoor area and food was good, but didn’t care for the music.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was very bad. The waiter was not attentive. After 15 minutes we finally got his attention to order drinks at which point we told him we had an hour. He said there wouldn’t be a problem. Drinks and appetizers came out but 10 minutes before we had to leave we still hadn’t gotten our main course. We got his attention. He sent the manager over who apologized and said 5 more minutes. After 5 minutes the manager came back and told us our meal was cancelled because we were in a hurry. We never got our dinner!

VF
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friend’s birthday. Nice ambiance. Decent food. Little over priced.

CF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Took 20 min for anyone to come to our table (and the place was empty). I had to go up to the hostess to ask for help and she ended up taking our order herself. Poor service aside, the meal was DELICIOUS. If they can just get their staff in order this would have been an excellent experience.

EF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu was good, but not too inventive and without much variety. Most importantly, the menu did not indicate which items were gluten-free or could be made gluten-free.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Would definitely come back.

DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I am conflicted, because I have been to City Mouse for drinks and have had a great experience. Unfortunately, my dining experience was awful. We had three different servers, had to chase them down to be able to refresh our drinks and had to go up to the hostess and ask if we could order a burger. Despite the poor service, I gave a 20% tip. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt that this was an off night.

RO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch. The healthy food options are plentiful and delicious. This visit was so loud that it made it hard to talk. Keep that in mind when looking for a place that’s conducive for conversation with soft spoken people.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place Love the service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and experience. A little loud given it’s a big room

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was great! The ambiance is nice, the patio is fantastic, the food is good and service-wise, we were well taken care of. The avocado toast was delish and the roasted cauliflower was quite tasty. I would have liked more yummy sauce with the cauliflower and the carrot appetizer but I always want more sauce. I was delighted with the veggie, vegan options.

I thought the rigatoni bolognese was a bit rich, but my fiancé loved it!

The flourless chocolate cake was fantastic.

City Mouse is located in the Ace Hotel, which is apparently dog-friendly. It was so adorable seeing the dogs, but no worries if you're not a dog fan, there is a separate entrance to the restaurant.

Have already recommended City Mouse to friends.

LT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

g
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A beautiful room, the food started off outstanding, but soon because bland. Everything was prepared perfectly, just not a lot of flavor in some really simple dishes. Disappointing given the pedigree of the chef. And the wines were all served at too warm a temperature.
Having said that, the burrata was outstanding, the burger and fries excellent, cocktails were lovely, and the coffee creme brûlée fabulous.
Perhaps we will give it another shot.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, great interaction with our server!!

VB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I felt mixed about my visit to City Mouse. The location is fun and the patio was great. Service was very good. I felt the menu lacked. We were there during happy hour but did not get any information about it or get to see what the specials were. The server just said oh, btw, we have a happy hour special drink if you're interested. They also did not seem to want to divert of the drink menu for cocktails. I was not impressed with City Mouse.

S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Love this place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing!

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter disappeared without notice.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast with friends. Second time here for breakfast. Limited menu but nice choices. Great bacon and sourdough bread.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fast service...lovely patio seating

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