ETA Restaurant + Bar
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.
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am – 11:30am
Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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.View Private Dining Details
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Daily 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Food was amazing, drinks were unique and tasty. I would definitely go here again.
Very good food. Seafood dish was absolutely perfect. Service was outstanding and friendly. Can't believe it was not crowded as it is really good. Would go again now that I know it is there. In Loews Hotel lobby. Glad to have found it due to a Travel Zoo voucher.
My group had a great time there. Wines were good, and above all, the service was excellent.
Fabulous food! Not an average hotel restaurant. The chef here is creative and has panache but doesn't ruin good food with too many crazy, trendy ingredients. We are huge fans of the roof top bar, so we decided to step out and try the food in the restaurant, we loved it. We went with tradition meals. I ordered the 18 oz. pork chop because I was really hungry. It was juicy and cooked to perfection. The chop was slashed through allowing the pork to cook in kebab size pieces still attached to the bone. This technique allowed the center of the meat to be cook to perfection without cooking the outside to a burnt crisp. The applesauce was a delicious surprise with a bright note of basil (?) hitting the palate. My husband had the prime New York strip steak which he was afraid might be a bit small until he realized all the fat had been completely trimmed away - and he is really fussy. With a side he felt it was the perfect size barely leaving room for dessert. We started with the avocado toast which was another culinary surprise. A thin layer of spicy pate was smeared on the toast under the avocado and greens dialing up the flavor significantly while still providing a light, relatively healthy first course. We will definitely return to check out the creative sounding cocktails as well.
This place is inside the Loews hotel and was worth checking out. The food was very good and service exceptional.
The kitchen was tremendously slow. Felt bad for the wait staff since they needed to keep assuring the tables that the food was coming. Once it was finally served the food was good. Not sure why it was so slow coming out. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at the time we were there.
Chef Matt is outstanding! The Flatbread was amazing and his fried chicken is the best in Chicago.
Enjoyed the meal and our waiter Ricardo was worth eating hear twice in a week. The service and food were fantastic.
Good food and service. Nice ambiance and a good neighborhood spot close to the river
The food was excellent. My date and I enjoyed ourselves!
The food was good. The initial bottle of wine we ordered wasn't available. Our second bottle was very good. The server was nice and helpful
Too noisy to have a conversation - sound dampening features are badly needed.
No coffee offered when I sat down. Had to wait for waiter to free up to order coffee - that's tough to wait first thing in the morning.
No coffee refills offered until I asked. Distracting to have to do so during business breakfast.
Not going back anytime soon.
The service was slow and not great. We sat for a long time before getting noticed at the table, and once we did it took a long time to get drinks. 1/3 of our dishes were good, but two of the dishes were terrible. Our pork chop entree was dry and did not come with the apple compote mentioned on the menu. When we asked the server about it, she came back with a side of something saying it was apples but clearly was not. The Brussel sprouts were soggy as well. Disappointed, as this was a celebration night for us, but we did hear that they were “slammed” in the kitchen by the hostess, though the restaurant was relatively empty. Not sure what happened!
The service was terrible. They were completely understaffed for the holiday. It took almost 45 mins to get our drinks. The only consolation was the food was good thanks to the chef.
ETA was much smaller and more casual than we expected for the only restaurant in a large hotel. The lobby bar area was 5 times the size. The service was friendly and helpful. The salad and short ribs were very good. But, the atmosphere was just not what we expected.
Nice spot in a Lowes Hotel. The food was good but nothing makes one say 'wow'.
A really nice place for easy conversation as the music and the crowd were low key.
Receptionist was very nice and helpful with accommodating our small business meeting. Service and food were both very acceptable and enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
They should have more than one soup.
Great bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and great fellowship.
Outstanding Service. They always make us feel so special with we visit the restaurant.
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.
Was looking for some place to take my wife. Cocktails were great, food was even better!
this restaurant is advertised as an industry discount of 50%
this was not available to us when we dined in
Best hotel breakfast I've had. Food was great! Staff was professional.
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
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.
This was a date night for my husband and I and we really enjoyed our meal. Great short rib and chicken dumplings.
OK for a hotel restaurant. Not much of a selection.
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.
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.
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.
We had a celebration breakfast. It was wondersul
Cheese plate was awesome and the mussels were plump and juicy. Worth a stop.