City Mouse

4.3
108 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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 bar are helmed by Executive Chef Pat Sheerin, Pastry Chef Angela Diaz and Beverage Director Caitlin Laman.

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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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 108 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
BM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Get the burger and fries, still feels like you are in hotel lobby

Report
Helpful
AA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience eating there with two of my kids and dog. Atmosphere was fab, the service was great and the food was good. We will go back, especially because of how kind they were with our kids and dog!

Report
Helpful
LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother surprised with this 65th birthday treat. Very hip place with limited menu. The menu choices were wonderful and diverse and delicious. The cocktails were very tasty. The waiter was personable and professional. Water glasses were always kept full. I would definitely come back.

Report
Helpful
TS
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with family- excellent food, nice atmosphere, and we were allowed to have our dog join us
At sitting in the hotel lobby.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the gas station sandwich if you are hungover

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for families and children! A little loud and the food is a tad salty, but still one of my all time favorite places in chicago!

Report
Helpful
YS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Split the Gnudi pasta with a friend, and we both said that it did not taste good at all. Can't pinpoint what it was about this pasta, but it was weird tasting and texture. I would not order this again.

Report
Helpful
N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was a pretty basic menu, however I felt as if a lot of the food was heavily buttered or oiled, which took away from the flavor you wanted to stick around. I wouldn't say it's the best spot in the West Loop, but better for a drink before a show or sporting event at the UC.

Additionally, we were sat at a cocktail table, which was lower to the bar... seemed more like we were in a lobby than at a bar. I was with my boyfriend, who is 6 foot 6, and had a very difficult time enjoying his meal, as he could barely sit at the table. It would have been nice to sit at an actual table to enjoy a meal.

Report
Helpful
n
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It wasn't a crowded night so the noise level was very low. A bit unexpected when you walk in - it's a very large venue.. bar is probably a great place to meet up. Across from Google offices. Food was great. Service was attentive but not conversation killing.

Report
Helpful
EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Service was very good too. It was very loud however if you are going to go and want to have a conversation it is a tough spot.

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun restaurant in the ACE hotel. Great coffee, also! If you valet park, make sure you get validated at the restaurant to get parking for $8- you are very unlikely to find parking in this neighborhood. Lunch was: corned beef (reuban) - generous in size and tasty. And - grain bowl with added shrimp - delicious - but 3 large shrimp added $8, so maybe skip or go with the chicken. I would definitely dine there if I were staying in the hotel.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Awesome ambiance for brunch, but certain items on the menu felt overpriced. The Avocado Toast could have been improved in value if it was two slices of toast instead of one for $10. Otherwise, everything was great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private room at no charge was great!

Report
Helpful
TR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best part is being able to bring our furry son with us. The food and drinks are great too!

Report
Helpful
JL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we could finally get in and now we see why it is so popular. Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Special kudos to our server, Lia? I believe. Very attentive and she seemed to be having at least as much fun as we were, which is contagious. Not rushed at all despite how busy they were. Definitely coming back.

Report
Helpful
B
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The manager Judy was very accommodating when the open table rewards certificate would not load. Will come back based on her assistance

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a recommendation from a friend and we thoroughly enjoyed it

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant week menu was not good. Wish we did the regular menu. However the staff was super nice!

Report
Helpful
AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I can't speak to the regular menu because we went for restaurant week, but the food was very yummy and the drinks are surprisingly cheap for the area. Will have to check out the 7th floor bar next time I'm there.

Report
Helpful
KK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow and got one of the main courses wrong. Totally understand that it happens, but they were not exactly apologetic and was slow to get to our table the whole night.

Report
Helpful
C
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to Restaurant Week at City Mouse. It was a great meal, but very very heavy. It may have been the specific selections I made, but everyone at our table had something different and we all felt the same.

Great meal, but I wasn't hungry again until dinner the next day!

Report
Helpful
a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic although we went during Restaurant Week and they only served a limited menu instead of the full menu - would have been nice to know that before making the reservation. They do allow dogs which is nice I suppose but we sat next to a table with two dogs who kept barking at each other so that was a bit disruptive. Overall would definitely go back to try more food!

Report
Helpful
HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read some reviews so was wary - but this was great. Their restaurant menu was amazing and our server Joy was always available and near by if we needed anything.

Report
Helpful
r
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good tasting menu for restaurant week with a chill atmosphere. We sat on low comfortable chairs. Food was tasty but cocktails were just ok.

Report
Helpful
CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

So, so loud. Mostly the fault of the neighboring table but the acoustics didn't help. Food was fine but nothing I'd go back for, or maybe the whole experience was just colored by literally shouting to hear each other the whole time.

Report
Helpful
R
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited City Mouse for Restaurant Week and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is minimalist yet somehow cozy, with options that could work for groups or more intimate occasions. The beet salad was generous and tasty, with a nice acidity from the dressing. The star may have been the take-home cookies for dessert which lasted for two days!

Report
Helpful
L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went to City Mouse to celebrate her 26th Birthday last Sunday. We were lucky to hit Chicago Restaurant Week, enjoying a prix fixe menu of 4 courses for $48. We ordered different dishes for each course and shared everything. It was all wonderful! We enjoyed the cauliflower soup, octopus "bolognese," sweet potatoes, roasted swordfish and braised short rib. For desert we shared a mango pavlova and a coffee creme brulee. All devine!

Report
Helpful
MC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week menu was $48 for 4 courses. One of the courses I got was just baked sweet potato with some goat cheese. Total rip off. The risotto was hardly seasoned at all. 👎

Report
Helpful
AP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hello
I went to City Mouse for the 1st time with a couple of my friends. The hosts were very friendly and they checked us in. Our server was not friendly and seemed like we were a nuisance for her. The food was delicious, I am vegan and they did a great job with the food especially the dessert. The noise here was quite loud as well. I like going to busy restaurants and bars, but this was not comfortable when we had to yell across the table to chat with each other. Lastly when our meal was complete, we were not given the option to get a cocktail, we were given the check and that was all. I would consider going to City Mouse but if we were to get the same server again, we would ask for someone else.

Report
Helpful
OT
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! Will come back.for sure and bring friends!

Report
Helpful
t
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was just average, a bit of a disappointment. The service was more disappointing. I don't htink our waitress smiled once during our encounters and she ignored us for most of our dinner. The other staff members were attentive and friendly.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Bar and kitchen were way behind on a Saturday night. Took far too long to get our food and drinks. They were out of dishes and wine even after we ordered. The food is good, but restaurant is very disorganized.

Report
Helpful
RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

A group of 6 friends went for restaurant week. While the ambiance was great and the food was spectacular, our waitress didn't come around very often and it felt like an hour in between each course. The restaurant only offered the special menu which were also smaller portions so it didn't seem like it should take very long since they were making limited items. We sat down at 745pm on a Saturday and did not sign the bill until 1045pm. The longer meal had us ordering too much wine with little food in our stomachs. The waitress was very apologetic and did give us a 10% discount from our bill for taking so long. So overall it was very nice, I am hoping the wait time was just a fluke from Restaurant week craziness.

Report
Helpful
n
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pasta was very good. Staff is very helpful and will go above and beyond to make your dining experience the best it can be

Report
Helpful
L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First night of restaurant week, had 8:30 reservations. Ran out of some options, took 25 minutes to seat us. Understaffed. Very loud, food was delicious as always though! Comped our drinks and discounted because of service. Three hour dinner, because it took so long to bring our food.

Report
Helpful
MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We dined here for Chicago Restaurant Week. Overall, the experience was not great due to the extremely slow service. Our entire service took 3 hours. I think we waited about an hour between course 2 and 3. I believe this was their first time participating in CRW, so perhaps they were not prepared. My friend also ended up sending her drink and one of her dishes back, which is not a great sign. I wasn't pleased with my selections and thought the dishes had an extreme amount of salt. However, I don't believe the CRW dishes are on their regular menu so I'm hoping that menu is better. I do want to come back and try their regular menu and bring my pup - They are dog friendly! Hopefully they make improvements by ironing out the service issues.

Report
Helpful
BS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Our server completely ignored our table. We actually had to get up and follow her to the kitchen several times because she wouldn’t stop at our table. We tried to speak to a manager and the server came up behind us and stood there, making it very uncomfortable for us to be respectfully candid about our experience.

Report
Helpful
LC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

This place was beautiful and the food was great, I had high hopes as soon as we walked in. But the restaurant did not honor our reservation, we showed up right on time and were told that all reservations were pushed back because people were running late so they could not seat us. We should not have been penalized for the people before us missing their times, their reservations should have been pushed not ours. That set the tone, so we sat at the bar to get dinner instead. Our food took forever, our reservation was at 7:45 and we didn’t get our main course until 9:30 or so. The place was packed for restaurant week so I get it, but still i was already annoyed that they didn’t honor our reservation. And the food was good, but it was so overpriced even for restaurant week and the portions were very small. Overall, I’m not sure I would recommend this place to a friend. The service and value for what you’re paying just wasn’t there.

Report
Helpful
CT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived early and they were able to seat us so that was nice. Our server was lovely and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The food was ok, the winners on the restaurant week menu were the desserts.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3