City Mouse

4.5
334 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are open for Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to 9pm.

Open for Patio dining, see you soon. Reservations recommended.

City Mouse is an all-day eatery helmed by Chef Matt Danko along with Pastry Chef Felicia Mayden. The inventive, ingredient-driven, seasonal menu showcases their midwestern roots. City Mouse is located in the West Loop, and offers ample space for private events, fireside dining on an expansive patio and a low-key lounge where guests can kick back - perfect for work or play.
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SelenaR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very delicious and overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The Manager Jorge was actually our server because they were short stuffed this evening. He suggested the best food and wines. Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time. Our server was Joy and she was amazing! The outdoor space was nice. Spread out. Fire pits. Good vibes.

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vipKellyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we got there our table wasn't ready we had to wait about 20 min on the sidewalk but the staff was so sweet. They gave us prosecco and as soon as we sat down they brought us a complimentary appetizer that was amazing and then surprised us with a complimentary Key lime tart that was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
198 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bummer it closed. Small but varied menu well-executed.

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Made a reservation for 4 for outdoor seating. When we all arrived, we were told they had nothing available outside (even though we had our OpenTable reservation). We were told we could sit inside, but refused. We agreed to wait for a table to open up and were luckily seated 15 min later. Once we were seated the food and service were fine, but it was really disappointing to reserve an outdoor table and arrive to be asked to sit inside during a pandemic. This was a first time attempting to dine "out" with friends and I hesitate to reserve here again.

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LuLu4u
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I ordered the burger, it wasn't seasoned and the fries were hard!! I did not want to bother with sending food back as there was a time limit on the table. But the ambiance was nice and service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We’ve always liked City Mouse, but this time the waiter asked my date to put her mask back on while he took the order. She’s Chinese. This is ok. What is NOT ok is that he did not ask me to do it. Nor did he ask others around us (mostly caucasians). I am Asian also but “brown”. This was very insensitive, and why enforce the rules on one and not others around you.

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vipJP1001
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

While I loved their outdoor dining space, I was disappointed by both the service level and the food. Food was somewhat mediocre, thus, price felt overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a nice place to have a brunch w friends

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vipErik
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food lacked depth of flavor - especially with ingredients that typically has depth. Server seems impatient.

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vipTerriS
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’m in my 60’s and this seemed like a restaurant for people younger than me. Didn’t like wine selection but the rigatoni was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had reservations and they seated us 20 minutes after our reservation time. Service was awful but the ambiance and vibes were good. Drinks were yummy but wouldn’t recommend if you’re on a tight time schedule.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks were great, along with excellent service. Also they have a great outdoor seating area with an awesome fire pit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Their food quality is decent! Service 0! Once we got there we were told that we would have to leave within 60 to 90 minutes! This should have been disclosed upon my confirmation. I even had called them to confirm my reservation and they said nothing About that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Our server was inattentive and absent. I understand that it’s COVID but I think it’s still appropriate to check in on how your guests are doing, especially refilling their water. Wings and burger was good but the seared chicken was honestly awful; it had the texture of fish which is extremely unsettling. Was the chicken sous vided for too long? I did not spend $24 for an entree I could’ve made better at home. Drinks were good tho

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vipJohnP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Below average — wanted to try something new in Fulton Market. Feels like a WeWork food court. There are many better options.

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EileenP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fire pits will help as it starts to get colder and people want to eat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great patio area. Prices are about right for the area. Smaller menu but the dishes they cook are done well.

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vipAYJ35
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Perfect place to have brunch if you want to be away and not be around too many people.

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ReemB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The menu is very small due to Covid. The ambiance is overhyped on IG

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Came here for the first time for brunch. Has an awesome ambiance, quiet but still lively. Staff was all great and friendly. Drinks were yummy. Food was a bit disappointing, was definitely good but nothing outstanding. Would come back for an easy brunch but not for special occasions

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very Covid conscious procedures and table distances

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Food was fine, but the service was subpar.

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vipncpowe2
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was great too! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The tequila drink with hibiscus and chicken wings were standouts. They were very conscious of covid requirements - tables very spaced out, staff wearing masks and waiting for us to put on our masks before they approached the table. Thank you for providing an environment where we could feel safe and comfortable to dine during covid!

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vipchicagolucy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always love to come to this neighborhood gem!!! :)

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vipJen247
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed City Mouse in the past so we delighted when we could get an outdoor table for dinner AND the weather held! The host and service team worked hard to make the evening pleasant in spite of the COVID constraints. The cocktails were delicious and the food amazing. I highly recommend the Sangria and Salmon. We will definitely be back.

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vipjknott
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service

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vipMagen31
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for birthday brunch for our 8 year old; they were so sweet to bring out a mocktail for her and her sister as soon as we sat down. Normally, I don't have high hopes for hotel restaurants but my husband and I both loved what we ordered; prices were also much lower than expected. Loved the outdoor seating and they made us feel safe and comfortable. The server and staff were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Way too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the food, to the service.

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JaimeF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, equally matched service. They did a great job with social distancing-our server out on a new pair of gloves every time he approached a table. The food was quick, fresh and delicious. As soon as we arrived (with our dog), they brought out water glasses and a bottle for us and a bowl of water for our dog. City Mouse is one of our favorite places in the city, whether for drinks or a full on meal, it hasn’t disappointed us yet and it’s still going strong!

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MoeH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and patio was nice and spacious. Enjoyed my dinner

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vipRebecca
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch outdoors! In the shade too across the entire patio which is awesome!

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vipTarinE
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and drinks were very good, but we were not given a ton of information about when the kitchen was closing. Luckily our waiter was able to add our dinner order at the last minute.

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vipMSG1988
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice patio, with a good vegetarian and vegan option

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JILLIENNEH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We arrived at 8pm on a Friday. Last call for food was 8:30. Then when we tried to order drinks after 8:30 we were told last call was at 8:30. Lame! Food was good but I don't really need to go back.

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Joey1618
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lemon chicken wings were very good - nice spot for apps and some drinks

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Surprisednthecityoosmh
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a nice day to eat outside. The food was good the pancakes were great and the hash browns and burgers

FAQs

City Mouse does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. City Mouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 764-1908.

City Mouse is rated 4.5 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.