City Mouse

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$31 to $50
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American
City Mouse is a neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago's West Loop serving a menu inspired by the seasonal bounty, nuanced flavors and evolutions of the mighty Midwest. We're open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offer a fine selection of wines, handcrafted cocktails and craft beer.

Our partners are hometown favorites Chef Jason Vincent, Chef Ben Lustbader and Josh Perlman — the team behind the critically acclaimed Logan Square restaurant, Giant. Our kitchen is helmed by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Matt Danko and Pastry Chef Felicia Mayden.

Indoor and outdoor seating is available, plus a low-key lounge for working or playing. Dogs and kids and everyone welcome. Valet parking too. See you soon.
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Gather around the table for a special holiday duck dinner cooked up by Chef Matt and the City Mouse culinary family.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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Ring in the new year with a festive feast and live brass band performance at City Mouse.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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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 220 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The brussel sprouts and kale salad was outstanding. Sounds like just another salad, but they shaved it and mixed it together very well. The sherry viniagrette was very good. Also, a generous portion of chicken was included. The breakfast sandwich was large, but nothing special. The prices were high -- almost $30 each with no dessert or appetizers.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

server was passionate about her/his job and definitely was judging my cuisine knowledge

TV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

THe experience was much better than I expected. Food was interesting yet tasted good and our waiter Brian was exceptional in terms of friendliness, sophistication and knowledge of culinary topics. A very pleasant evening!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with such a cool vibe.

g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was Thanksgiving so there was a special Thanksgiving menu. I would have liked more choices and think it was a bit expensive for the meal. The ambiance and service was wonderful. I would surely go back for a regular dining experience.

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to make last minute plans for Thanksgiving, this place came through nicely! Great atmosphere, and the food was really good! Happy I was able to get my Thanksgiving Turkey dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great take on traditional Thanksgiving fare with nice variety. Portions were ample. Loved the smoked green beans and buttermilk, stuffing and turkey. Apple crisp was a light alternative to pie. The service was outstanding and friendly. A new favorite restaurant for us when we visit family in the neighborhood.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Loved the food. Room was a little loud.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to have a nice night out with our toddler which can be hit or miss but this was delightful. It was slightly upscale but loud enough so we didn’t feel like a distraction. The booths are super convenient and they had a kids menu and crayons. Food was great and moreover the service was spectacular. Waiter made a perfect drink suggestion and helped us navigate the menu really well. The busser even washed our kid’s from-home baby fork after the meal which was really considerate.

RC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good but not great. The food was on point, the service was decent and the decor was nice but it was dead and it is so big that it felt empty. I would go back, but it didn't blow my socks off.

TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The room was a bit too "energetic" (I would say "loud") even at 5:45 on a Wednesday. I can't imagine trying to have a conversation at 7 pm on a Friday or Saturday.

CS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Wait person inattentive, didn't know the menu (a surprise knowing we've seen the same person before, therefore not new), smelled of smoke. Drinks were delicious and manager did apologize for mistakes and food order delay. New menu eh.

JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Joy -- the waitress was great. Her knowledge of the food and great enthusiam was contagious. Food was very good too.

LP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening for a girls night out. Our waiter could not have been more fantastic. He knew the cocktail menu and dinner menu backwards and forwards. He described each drink and dish perfectly the only problem was trying to decide which delicious items to order.
As it turned out the food was as good as the description!!!!
Will surely return!!!!

RR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprised at the menu change - expected the old menu from our many visits in the past. Change OK - miss the menu items we loved.

MO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

City Mouse has great ambience. The server we had was really terrific - quirky sense of humor and stuck around to listen to my friend talk (on and on and on ; ). The food was delicious, I just don't happen to like the "order lots of small portions" style of dining. Their amuse bouche was $5 and it was a single piece of cheese. : 0 Love the location across the street from Google, but there's a lot of construction right now so finding parking can be a pain.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance/ space. Airy and open.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible and our server was also amazing. Will definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! We had a bigger party and so we were in a back private room which was so cool, we got to play our own music, and got such great service! Our server Brian was very informative and knew the menu very well, making great recommendations! Can’t wait to come here again!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and received great food and amazing service. If you're a good local, there may be a little treat for you, too.

J
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a group of 5 so we got to share several items on the menu. The chef's innovative twists on simple dishes like burrata or carrots were fabulous! And the sorrel sauce with the salmon was outstanding!

DF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was awesome! Nice atmosphere and its located in a great hotel

D
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was slow. Food not so great. Cinnamon roll was hard and dry; I requested toasted bagel it came burnt waitress came back to ask if we wanted another round of drinks. I said yes. My friend said no BUT SHE BROUGHT TWO DRINKS AND LEFT SO QUICKLY THAT WE FIGURED FINE.

AN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was fine. Nothing spectacular or must have. Service was pretty bad. Waited a long time for some pretty simple dishes. A table of two who arrived later than our table of 4 got their food before us and paid their check before we even got our food. It was very interesting. The server was friendly and personable but seemed as though she had a million other things more important than us.

LT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delish, especially the delicata squash salad. Service and atmosphere were great. Would recommend.

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated at a small table that was wedged between other tables. We waited very long for service and finally got up to leave.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Was so loud it was hard to talk although there were that many people there. The music was just way too loud.

w
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is the first time we visited this venue. It’s an upscale place in a busy neighborhood. The wine menu is limited as is the dinner menu. We ordered the salmon which was undercooked and the kale-Brussels sprouts were interesting but just ok. We might try this place again but doubtful. They do have a rooftop bar which is cool.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was so disappointing :(

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service wasn’t great- had to ask 4 times for my drink.

CD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, great drinks, great people watching, and to top it all off, GREAT FOOD.
- This place continues to outdo it self with creative and delicious recopies.
The Bar staff know how to mix great imaginative drinks.
the waiters and waitresses are very knowledgeable about the LOCALLY sourced food.
They may not have a million things on their menu, but what they do have, they do extremely well.
- and they are so dog friendly, they have a dogie menu...
shh - don't tell anyone, this one is a gem....

RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal. Kid friendly.

C
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

JP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

AT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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