ETA Restaurant + Bar

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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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us on February 14 & 15, 2020 as we celebrate the day of love with a special three-course menu. $56 per person includes a glass of prosecco per guest (tax & gratuity not included). Enjoy Winter Squash Risotto, a Filet & Colossal Shrimp duo plate and a decadent Rose Rouge chocolate dessert.

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What 117 People Are Saying
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IF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing foor, best service

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful knowledgeable servers. Food was flovorful and presented beautifully.

Z
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was incredible. It may have been the best calimari I have ever had so I highly recommend that. It was a business dinner but the service was incredibly slow to take our order.

J
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the eggs Benedict

A
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Tasteless food, OK service, way overpriced. All in all a meh experience.

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful service l, great food, it was a great restaurant to celebrated my mom’s birthday.

v
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our waiter Jon did a great job taking care of us. We had the calamari which was beyond our expectations, short rib and ribeye both of which were also delicious!

v
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast menu, food was fantastic, and waitress Amanda was so kind and attentive! Will definitely come again

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was not as good as we expected - and the scallops were a bit undercooked and cold when they came out. But we thought the cocktails were all very good (although one of the ones I had was more of a shooter than an actual cocktail) and the service was nice. A bit overpriced, but I would definitely recommend for drinks - or if you’re staying in the hotel.

TT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We will be back. Calamari sauce, whatever it is, was absolute crizzity!! So good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JK
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

MO
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Fair would be the best word to describe it. Food was cold. Server was not knowledgeable.

OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a meal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
189 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch!

OT
New York Area
189 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food

JR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

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
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
46 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall good for the value

JC
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at reasonable prices.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Smoked lox Salmon was old from being out

LL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food4service2ambience2

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
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Mac N Cheese