ETA Restaurant + Bar

4.3
35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
ETA Restaurant + Bar: A tavern for today’s travelers, welcoming guests with rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth.

Paying homage to Chicago’s rich history of hosting travelers from across the globe, ETA Restaurant + Bar welcomes visitors and locals alike as they dine in a warm, wood-ensconced dining room that captures the essence of Chicago’s first and finest inns and taverns.

Restaurant Chef Matt Lange has developed a menu that serves up locally sourced, seasonally-inspired dishes that pull inspiration from rustic meals of the past with an elevated spin of today.

ETA’s cocktails are not only delicious, but also pay tribute to the bustling railway transportation era of yesteryear. With flavors reminiscent of the cocktail culture of the early 1900s, refined for today’s palette, the beverage program offers beautifully crafted concoctions sure to bring the golden era of travel to life.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bistro
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am – 11:30am

LUNCH
Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

DINNER
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 840-6605
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Lange
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Public transit
Four blocks from the Red Line Grand Station
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Special events & promotions
Please call us at 312-840-6621 for more information on hosting your private catering event at ETA Restaurant + Bar.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

ETA + Restaurant and Bar has two private dining rooms that offer unique settings for private breakfasts, lunches, receptions and dinners. The Pullman Room and the Dining Car can each accommodate up to 50 guests in a warm, welcoming environment.

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Daily 5:30PM - 9:00PM

What 35 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Receptionist was very nice and helpful with accommodating our small business meeting. Service and food were both very acceptable and enjoyable.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I have had many good experiences at ETA. However this time the soup (which I’ve had before) was watery and nothing like the first time I’d had it. The mushroom pasta had too much garlic and the noodles were well passed al dente. And for the first time we were surprised by the bill ($10 for kids Mac and cheese, $3 milk). This meal was definitely an anomaly, though, all the other dozen times I’ve eaten there is been really happy with the food and the value in relation to the price.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Thanks for everything, it was fantastic!! Food was very tasty, and the dessert is to die for. Highly recommend the brownie (best of my life!!!) or the cheesecake pana cotta.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great find for our pre-theater dinner. An eclectic menu, which made decision making difficult. We opted to split the wedge salad and had the short ribs and “burger of the month” as our entrees. Excellent preparation and presentation! We’ll allow more time when we return, since their desserts sound great, too.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This place got great reviews on Yelp so we thought what the heck lets give a shot. It was a GREAT choice. The service was excellent. Attentive, focused, friendly and knowledgeable. What else could one want? The quality of the food was also superb. Cooked to perfection (I had the chicken and my wife had soup and we shared the flatbread) and presented with aplomb and grace. Yes it is located inside the Loews hotel and so some folks will look askance at the location but the service and food make this place well worth the trip!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Had breakfast here for the second time in 2 years. Food was excellent as always, and service impeccable. Creative ingredients make breakfast choices interesting. Quiet enough for a business breakfast.

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1.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Not a great menu, food was alright. I ordered the chicken and that's what i got, no side just chicken for $24. Came to $300 for 6, not crazy but not worth it for just entrees, service was just okay. There is a reason this place is easy to get into with little notice.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was well prepared. I recommend trying this place but asking the service about the menu items. There is more there than meets the eye with the menu. The fried mushrooms and pretzels were tasty starters. I enjoyed the broccoli cheese soup and the chicken and dumplings was a large portion of chicken. Cozy and off the regular path but very delicious

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

They should have more than one soup.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and great fellowship.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding Service. They always make us feel so special with we visit the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food and service great. The only comment I have is that the bill came and a gratuity was included and it was marked "other" and in between the tax and total. The server should make it a point to tell you that gratuity or service is included when it is not marked. Luckily we noticed and asked otherwise we would have been tipping twice. But food was great and nice atmosphere. The avocado eggs benedict was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Was looking for some place to take my wife. Cocktails were great, food was even better!

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

this restaurant is advertised as an industry discount of 50%
this was not available to us when we dined in

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Best hotel breakfast I've had. Food was great! Staff was professional.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Nice restaurant in the Loew's hotel. Friendly and attentive service. Hostess was not at checkin but came fairly quickly when we checked in the restaurant. Food was very good and good value for Chicago. Wine list is limited and pricey. Overall we enjoyed our meal and would return

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our experience here was great! Our server was so incredibly nice! Not only was it a birthday meal, it was a friends get together after not seeing each other for months, and ETA was the best place to meet up at. The atmosphere was relatively quite, so it was nice that I could actually hear my friends at dinner. The server was also very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to help us with finding the best meal and drink.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a date night for my husband and I and we really enjoyed our meal. Great short rib and chicken dumplings.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

OK for a hotel restaurant. Not much of a selection.

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Interesting options. The salad was delicious. The chicken and dumplings were just ok— not to my taste. I found the herbs used to be bitter and the dumpling consistency to be gummy.
Apple pie dessert was generous and good but next time I’ll ask for the apples to be warmed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was delicious here. My friends and I ate here while attending an conference. Easy to make reservations and loved the atmosphere of the location.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Customer experience was horrible. Arrived on time. No sign of hostess for over 15 min. Eventually tracked her down on my own. Says she was waiting for a table to clear. Did not get seated until 45 min past reservation and there was never one apology or recognization of an issue. Never once did I see the hostess at the hostess stand during my time there. What’s the point of a reservation is I have to wait 45 min to be seated. Never going back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a celebration breakfast. It was wondersul

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Cheese plate was awesome and the mussels were plump and juicy. Worth a stop.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had higher expectations, because the hotel is great. The food was mediocre for the price point. There are far better options in the area. I doubt that I will return.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

AMAZING place to dine...excellent service with delicious food! Green line margarita is a must try!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Waiters were amazing. The fish and chip and Mushroom pasta were fantastic.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I loved the atmosphere. The hotel is very on trend and I liked the energy/vibe as soon as I walked in.

I thought restaurant atmosphere was healthy and I like the organic feel to it. I thought the service was just average. I liked the concept of the butcher block plates, but I thought the ones used for our meal were very tired looking. We had a group of 7 and most of them were warped and overused. Maybe others would like that, but it was a turn off to me.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Over a weekend stay, we ate breakfast at ETA twice and had dinner once. Breakfast potatoes are crazy delicious (even if fried). Cauliflower hash was great vegetarian fare and not the same old, same old. Good coffee (intelligensia). Dinner menu has limited vegetarian options but didn't go hungry. Crispy brussels sprouts were outstanding menu choice. Service varied by meal and server. Separate space from bar is quiet. Bar selection and wine selection outstanding. Pricing as expected. Would go back for sure!

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding service!! Limited menu

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall I was very satisfied with ETA Bar & Restaurant. Would definitely go there again if given the chance.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

I selected this restaurant for a dual special occasion and meticulously apprised the restaurant of the celebration (using the Open Table app.) I requested any acknowledgement they may offer — a simple “Happy Birthday” greeting would have been satisfactory. Unfortunately, there was never any mention of our special occasion. I do not believe that anyone even accessed the request I sent. The venue was univitung and the ambiance unwelcoming. The food was the saving grace on this occasion — quite good, with servers who were doing their best.
It’s a shame that this restaurant defeats itself by ignoring such vital details. I couldn’t recommend it to anyone based on this experience.

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3.0Dined on August 18, 2017

We had appetizers most very pretty good one was not.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

We went on 8-4-17 for our anniversary and it was the best dinner we have ever had from our waiter to the chef we were so impressed and grateful for amazing service on our special day! Would highly recommend for any occasion!!! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Beautiful meal!!

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