ETA Restaurant + Bar

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$31 to $50
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American
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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Daily 5:30PM - 9:00PM

What 106 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Salmon had wonderful crispy skin and bucatini with short ribs was very tasty. Ambiance was nice for a romantic night/ or trendy get together. Would go for any special occasion!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the Rooftop Bar before but never ETA and we were not disappointed. I was looking for a restaurant near the hotel for in town coworkers and ETA was a great location. The food and service was amazing. It felt like a personalized experience as I was greeted by name when I arrived and left the restaurant.

MC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding experience. I won a “Dinner for 4” at an auction. From the moment we sat down, our waiter Wade, was excited to explain our food journey and said it would be a lot of food. I under estimated him. We had so much food for leftover too.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went there for our anniversary was a great experience however my girlfriends burger was under as she likes her burger well done it was medium well but they quickly fixed it without a problem the lamb chops I had was amazing!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Bar seating is too loud and the server did not come by often enough to ask if anything else was needed.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in on a Tuesday evening. Food was delicious and the service was friendly.

JK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was unbelievable delicious, I'm a super fan of smoked salmon benedict, try so many places but ETA’s benedict won't let you down, I can tell that's the best-smoked salmon benedict I have ever had, and the breakfast potato, OMG! I can eat it everyday.

JK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fried Calamari tastes not good, but the pork chop was surprisingly good, nice decorations and a good place to dine with friends. Our female server was nice and attentive, sorry we forgot to ask her name.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 3

The lunch menu here is not really very interesting. They should have a true brunch menu and keep it until 2pm or so.

RS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the tuna tartar (compliments of the chef) is a must! I hope they add it to their menu!

OT
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great brunch!

OT
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food

JR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The setting for the restaurant was great and right in a hotel lobby. It was dark and not overly noises. However, the prices were way too high for the food options. The menu was very small and needed some more selections.

j
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted a quiet place with great food for a quick business dinner and I found it at ETA. What great food, quiet and great ambiance. Enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed the braised beef. Looked as great as it tasted. Ate every bit of it and the bread was exceptional too. Afterward walked down to the Navy Pier which is quite close. Bonus. I shall return again when back in Chicago.

MO
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overall not the worst experience. The presentation of the food is the best this place has to offer.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good for the value

JC
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at reasonable prices.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can usually be skeptical of “hotel based” restaurants, but this place was outstanding. The service was spot on from minute one, highly attentive and amazingly professional. The drinks were superb. The food, wow. So well done. Our steaks were of a “fine steakhouse” comparison, and the sides were a delight. You MUST get the crispy brussels! I will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was very small, food was good. For a beautiful building the views and ambience are lacking. Restaurant is in the lobby.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Smoked lox Salmon was old from being out

LL
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were really friendly and professional. We especially loved all of the side vegetables. I would return for the carrots alone! A definite recommend.

LM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little loud for a party of 6 to all heat each other. Otherwise, excellent. Delicious food and healthy options. Great service.

LM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff went out of their way to make our business lunch successful. Great service but unobtrusive. Wonderful food. Potential to be loud but we had a nice table along the wall.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised at how well everything was prepared and how quickly we got our food. We will definitely be coming back.

BW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was extremely slow and forgot parts of our order. There was also very loud music coming from their event space nearby. Food and drink were heavily overpriced. The steaks were decent.

S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Smallest menu I've ever seen in a high end restaurant and very overpriced! Paid $75 for two burgers, (frozen patties) with fries and once cocktail, including tip.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Best meal I have had in a long time. You could tell the ingredients were fresh, every dish we had was delicious. Friendly staff and great service, overall an awesome dinner!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome Mac N Cheese

DA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast , nice options and friendly staff

L
Milwaukee
48 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good Brussel Sprout Caesar salad. Really different and very tasty. Added a piece of salmon on top and made for a great lunch. Very casual atmosphere so great for breakfast or lunch or a casual dinner.

J
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for breakfast. Was glad we had a reservation. Ours was the only empty table. Got eggs Benedict. Fantastic. Never ending coffee. Would go back.

SN
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and attentive service. Very accommodating to a family with a toddler and an Older child. Food was outstanding.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything I had was delicious. Wait staff courteous.

f
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening, first time here, place was very nice, server was great food was awesome, even though I felt the Brussel sprout Caesar was overly bitter, needed something to cut the bitterness but went well with my chicken, wife enjoyed herself as well. Will be back!!

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was exquisite, but the service was not up to par with the hype of the restaurant. I'd go back as it is a hot spot.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Over priced for what you receive

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I rarely if ever complain but this was an absolutely horrible experience. We sit down immediately which was great, but then we don’t get served for 25 minutes, two servers kept looking at us and walking right by, I had to go up and ask one if we had a server, he finally came (there were only 4 people there, one couple and an elderly friend couple). Then once he was there he got our order almost entirely wrong. My date asked for crispy Brussels sprouts, got a Brussels Caesar salad? I asked for the burger, that came out correctly and tasted good, but also asked for the truffle Mac, and he brought out mashed potatoes, it was just an all around bad experience. Hopefully it was just my experience and it’s not always this terrible.

SR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

All the meals were too sweet/sugary (except meat which was stringy and fatty).
No ambiance; no attempt to make it seem like New Years Eve; poor service clearing one persons plate while the other is still eating; would you consider 1 oyster to be counted as a course?

R
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Go for the breakfast.

ETA Restaurant + Bar
Responded on January 2, 2019

Robbie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent breakfast experience. We are thrilled to hear that it was a five star worthy meal. We appreciate your business, thanks for stopping in and dining with us at ETA Restaurant + Bar and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best, Christian Hansen Managing Director

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